Izzy was in school for half days this week while she settled into Reception class. The highlight of her days has been lunchtime, unsurprisingly! All she wanted to tell me about was what she had had to eat. Twice she got a sticker for eating all her dinner. She has made some new friends and in the space of 5 days received 4 invitations to birthday parties! On Friday she brought back some homework – some colouring and reading, plus some words to a song that they are learning for the harvest festival. She has settled in amazingly, although the real test will be how she manages with full days as she has been exhausted this week! The weekend was mainly spent at the soft play, as Izzy had a birthday party on each day. We are starting to think about what we are going to do for her birthday – we considered hiring out a hall and an entertainer, but I think that’s going to be too expensive. We also considered just having a small party at home but Izzy really wants to invite her school friends. So it looks like a soft play party for the third year running! All I know for sure is that she wants a Ninjago cake…

2015-09-18 13.42.28Izzy and Clara have both had huge growth spurts lately, meaning that their clothes are all on the small side. Plus the weather is getting decidedly more nippy so its time to sort out the kid’s winter wardrobes. We headed to George at Asda and they have got loads of lovely clothes in. I love that its such good value for money, but then we always end up spending a fortune as there are so many nice things. They also had a sale on so we bought some summer clothes in bigger sizes for next year. These were my favourite outfits that we came home with. I gave Izzy the option of having the same as Clara (tartan skirt with tights from £7, long sleeve t-shirt from £2.50, and purple cardigan £5) but she picked this dress instead (from £8), which matches Clara’s skirt.

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This week on the blog…  

  • We have had a few great opportunities come our way this week, so Izzy, Clara and I are looking forward to trying out and reviewing some awesome-looking products over the next couple of weeks.
  • I was also invited to my first ever brand event, but unfortunately I can’t make it. Hopefully there will be more opportunities coming up!
  • I’ve joined up to Amazon Affiliates to hopefully start making some money from my blog, to cover hosting fees etc. Has anyone got any experience using Amazon Affiliates and any tips/advice for me? I don’t want to compromise the integrity of my blog by filling it with adverts, so I’ve been careful to only advertise products that I really recommend, or that are on my wish list, and also to make it very clear when an affiliate link is being used.
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