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Something for the weekend : Pumpkin Decorating

| October 17, 2014 | 15 Comments
Something for the weekend : Pumpkin Decorating

With Halloween just around the corner, we did a really easy craft after school, pumpkin decorating.  Using some vinyl pumpkin face decals that I cut out using my Cricut Explore, Miss A and I set to work.  This is so simple to do, and looks really effective, I think you’ll agree?  You can make the faces, as large or small as you need depending on how big or small the pumpkins are. Continue Reading

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La Pitchoune : Pretty in Purple

| October 13, 2014 | 6 Comments
La Pitchoune : Pretty in Purple

I’ve a really lovely company to tell you about, and hopefully brightened up your Monday morning.

La Pitchoune sells the most beautiful little girls dresses.   The designers Loulou Bontemps and Gemma Smith have created a collection of luxurious made in Britain adorable dresses.  La Pitchoune is definitely couture, with unique designs and patterns all made by Gemma and Loulou in their London-based studio with fabrics that look and feel amazing. Continue Reading

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Getting the most out of a Soda Stream

| September 23, 2014 | 6 Comments
Getting the most out of a Soda Stream

Oh how we love our Soda Stream! We are all lovers of soda or pop, as we like to call it, at The Ana Mum Diary house.  Gone are the days when the pop man (do you remember him?) in an open backed truck would collect all of the empty bottles and deliver more pop for the week. I love that idea even now, having drinks available for when you need them.

We have been testing out the Soda Stream Play (£69.99) for the past couple of weeks, together with the new collection of Del Monte flavourings for drinks. Three new flavours of syrup each one £3.99 – Orange, Caribbean and Tropical, all really delicious. Continue Reading

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Fast Moving Travelator #PowerOfSoft

| September 12, 2014 | 3 Comments
Fast Moving Travelator #PowerOfSoft

I’ve written quite a lot recently, about how my family is growing up, and life is changing. We seem to be on a fast paced travelator, that as I get older, speeds faster and faster.  I remember my own parents saying how ‘Children grow up so fast, they are adults in a blink of an eye’ never thinking that it could be true.

This is a really lovely video from Fairy showing just that, with a girl and her Mum through the passage of time. Continue Reading

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