Bringing communities together with The #BigCoopClean 

Today I want to talk about a fantastic initiative that the lovely people at Coop came up with for the co-operatives fortnight event being the Big Coop Clean.

It Ran from the 18th June to 2nd July and was a great way to remind people about how to work together #Co-operate. Co-op’s up and down the country took part and the ethos was for people to come together to achieve more and make a difference in communities.

Personally, I think this is a fantastic way of bringing people together whilst doing something positive for their community. 

There are lots of fun pictures of people enjoying the fun of this event on twitter why not take a look using #BigCoopClean. There you may get some inspiration on how you too can get your gloves on and get doing your bit.

Even the kids want to be involved. Here’s my boys wanting to get to work.

This camapign has given me inspiration to help with the clean up of a beautiful space in my area. Here are some picture of our beautiful open space; the local playing field where my children love to play.

Although, we love this space some people don’t respect the space and have dumped rubbish and littered the area. So we as a family are getting ready to do our bit by having a little clean up. We just waiting for a dry weekend to get started. The kids can’t wait as they love to be little helpers. 

So a Big Coop Clean thank you to the Co-op for inspiring us to do our bit for the community.

Take a look at The Co-op (@TheCooperative): https://twitter.com/TheCooperative?s=09
Thanks for reading.

Cathy x

0Bringing communities together with The #BigCoopClean 

Today I want to talk about a fantastic initiative that the lovely people at Coop came up with for the co-operatives fortnight event being the Big Coop Clean.

It Ran from the 18th June to 2nd July and was a great way to remind people about how to work together #Co-operate. Co-op’s up and down the country took part and the ethos was for people to come together to achieve more and make a difference in communities.

Personally, I think this is a fantastic way of bringing people together whilst doing something positive for their community. 

There are lots of fun pictures of people enjoying the fun of this event on twitter why not take a look using #BigCoopClean. There you may get some inspiration on how you too can get your gloves on and get doing your bit.

Even the kids want to be involved. Here’s my boys wanting to get to work.

This camapign has given me inspiration to help with the clean up of a beautiful space in my area. Here are some picture of our beautiful open space the local playing field where my children love to play.

Although, we love this space some people don’t respect the space and have dumped rubbish and littered the space. So we as a family are getting ready to do our bit by having a clean up. We just waiting for a dry weekend to get started. The kids can’t wait as they love to be little helpers. 

So a Big Coop Clean thank you to the Co-op for inspiring us to do our bit for the community.

Take a look at The Co-op (@TheCooperative): https://twitter.com/TheCooperative?s=09
Thanks for reading.

Cathy x

Superb clean with the new Oral-B Smart Series 4000 3D White

Nowadays everyone seems to want a whiter brighter smile and there seems to be a stream of advertisements for tooth whitening and whitening toothpastes which claim to give these results on T.V, online and in magazines.

The real importance when it comes to Oral hygiene is looking after our teeth as our adult teeth need to last us our lifetime. Also its really important to have a good dental regime as bad dental hygiene and gum disease can impact on our general health and have been linked to increased risk of heart disease and strokes which is scary.

Anyhow, on a lighter note I wanna tell you about an amazing new toothbrush from the Oral-b’s new Smart Series range.

I was lucky enough to recieve a new Oral-B Smart Series 3D White Electric toothbrush as part of a savvy circle trial.(Want to know more about savvy circle check out my product reviews page and the link is on there).

THE Oral-B Smart Series 3D White Electric Rechargeable toothbrush

R.R.P £119.99.

So what’s so great about this brush? Well, this is by far the best electric toothbrush I have ever had and the results are great. 

FEATURES

  • Bluetooth connectivity- connect to the Oral-B app to monitor cleaning
  • 3 cleaning modes. Daily clean, sensitive and Whitening
  • Dentist inspired round brush head.
  • Pressure sensor-which illuminates red when brushing too hard
  • Rechargeable 

This toothbrush is a clever little device with the Bluetooth connectivity and Oral-B app you can easily monitor your dental regime. The app is so easy to use and gives you hand hints and tips. It has a timer so you can see when your 2 minutes brush time is done.

It also saves your activity as you can see in the picture

Using the app is reallt fun and easy to use but if you find its not for you then you don’t need to use this feature as the brush vibrates at 30 second intervals with a final longer vibration to let you know when your brush time is complete. The red sensor will illuminate when your brushing too hard to let you know, this has been a standard feature on most oral-B brushes for a few years.

My favourite thing about this brush is how clean my teeth feel after using and I can definately notice a difference in the whiteness since using. It comes with 2 brush heads and my favourite is the dentist inspired round head as it seems to Polish teeth well especially when using the whitening mode. 

I’m really impressed with this brush and the results and for me there is no going back to a manual brush.

If your thinking about purchasing an electric toothbrush then this may be for you. I hope my review helps. Any questions drop me a message?

The Oral-B smart Series 4000 3D is available to buy now and is half price on Amazon at present at £59.99 (price correct today 05.07.16)

Here is the link take a look

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oral-B-Electric-Rechargeable-Toothbrush-Powered/dp/B01DY36JMM

Thanks for reading 

Cathy x

Super Snacks for Little Super Heroes from Kiddylicious!

Hello Everyone,

Today’s post is about treats for the little people in our lives. I personally find it can be really hard to beat temptation sometimes, especially when shopping with the kids as supermarkets cleverly market sweet treats and chocolate on the end aisles to attract our children and draw them in.

I must admit I do allow my children small amounts of these types of treats but do try to avoid giving then too much chocolate and sweets. I don’t know about you but I find my l self constantly looking for healthier alternatives that they will enjoy and find these are not as well advertised. However, at times it can be difficult and sometimes for a quiet life I give in to avoid the temper tantrums with sugary snacks as I’m sure other parents do.

So when Kiddylicious Sent me some snacks to try from their new Super Snack range I couldn’t wait to get the kids to try them.


Super Snacks for Little Super Heroes
 

Super Snacks by Kiddylicious are a new ‘super’ snack that is aimed at toddlers and young children. They are a savoury crisps type treat for kids that are made of pulses and grains and are a nutritious snack packed with good stuff.  

Super Snacks Quinoa Crisps are made with the super grain Quinoa and the Super Snacks Lentil Crisps variety are made with the super food lentils. Both are a great source of protein and are great at releasing energy slowly to keep them fuller for longer and keeping them active with energy so win, win! Finally,a product that is nutritious and not packed with sugar.
Super Snacks sour cream & chive Lentil Crisps

These went down a real hit with 2 of my children amelie 17 months and jacob 7. My other son Toby won’t eat any crisps at all so wouldn’t even try them which is a shame. These were jacobs favourite he loves the sour cream & chive flavour, it isn’t overpowering and is a real tasty snack. In Jacob’s words “these are lovely and crunchy mummy can we buy some more” Amelie also enjoyed these too here are some pictures of them munching on their yummy super snacks.

As you can see the packaging is great too appealing to the kids with the superhero characters displayed on the packet. The bag size is a generous snack sized portion with plenty to go around, so us adults can try a few (remember its good to share).

Super Snacks Quinoa Crisps

Surprisingly Amelie my youngest preferred these. The are quite plain in flavour and are similar to a well know square crisp on the market but they have all the goodness of Quinoa. I’m really happy to have introduced such a super grain to my kids in a convenient nutritious snack. 

Overall I am really pleased that Kiddylicious have introduced this range as they are perfect for little ones. I look forward to seeing if they expand the range with further flavours and more choice but for now I’m more than happy. So look out for Super Snacks in the supermarket why not give them a try I’m sure you will love them too.

Remember they are For 12 months +

Available at Asda, Ocado, Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Savers and Boots RRP £0.70

See the full range at http://www.kiddylicious.co.uk  

Thanks for reading and let me know if your a Super Snack Hero
Cathy x

For hair that turns heads… it’s got to be Milk_shake

I was lucky enough at the end of last year to win a competition where I won £100 worth of hair products from Milk_shake on their website. It is a brand I hadn’t used before but had seen in salons so couldn’t wait to recieve my hamper and try their range.

When I recieved my prize I was excited at the various products. So now I’m ready to share with everyone my 3 favourites from my hamper.

The best for around care I have found is:

milk_shake incredible milk 50ml

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I am starting with my favourite as I feel this is a must have. It retails at £6.99 on their website and is great value for money as you only need to use a small amount on each application. It comes in a hand spray pump and I tend to use 2-3 pumps on my hair which is short/medium length. It smells delicious too like vanilla ice cream as all the products do. The best thing about this is it leaves my hair feeling healthy, shiny and frizz free. It’s suitable for all hair types and doesn’t leave any heavy reside on your hair after use. Since using this my hair has been in much better condition and I don’t find I get any split ends. I totally love it.

Next the milk_shake integrity shampoo and conditioner range.

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The shampoo and conditioner in this range are more expensive than your everyday products on the market but as the saying goes you get what you pay for. I found that after washing hair felt squeaky clean and after conditioning my hair felt soft and nourished. I like the fact that my hair didn’t feel greasy after conditioning too as some conditioners make my hair sticky but not the case with this one. They leave hair looking radiant with shine and smelling fantastic.

And finally my second favourite product is the milk_shake conditioning whipped cream 200ml

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A fantastic leave in conditioner. This does smell amazing, it is a mouse formula which is really creamy. You only need a small amount  (golf ball sized) to use on hair. It doesn’t leave my hair feeling heavy or greasy and my hair is always smooth and sleek after blowdrying. I also love to use this on lazy days when I can’t be bothered to blow dry my hair, it stops my hair from frizzing too which is great. If you want something to give your hair shine and radiance without the fuss is this product for you?

I’m really glad to share these products with you and hope you enjoyed reading. I was really happy with my competition win and still have several other products from the range to use. Please note The products I received were won as a prize. You too can enter their current competition on their website at:
http://www.milkshakehaircare.co.uk
You may be lucky like me.

Cathy x

The mother of all Tea Parties with Co-operative Food

Good afternoon everyone,

Mother’s day is fast approaching and it’s one of my most favourite days of the year as I get to have family time with my children and they make me feel special as thier mummy.

Well today I recieved a lovely little surprise from co-operative food. A mother of all Tea parties goodie box.

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The co-operative Food have some great treats for us mums to enjoy as part of our special mothers day.

I’m sure there will be lots of mother of all tea parties taking place across the country giving inspiration for the most amazing mothers day. I myself will be enjoying a day with my mini me’s and indulging in a few treats as it would be rude not to.

If your looking for some inspiration with gifts this mother’s day it is worth checking out what is on offer at Co-operative Food as they have some fantastic deals.

I particularly love the rich sticky red velvet cake. It’s a perfect sweet indulgent treat and great value.

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Or why not treat mum to a bottle of their  Prosecco as its on offer currently at
£6.99.

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I hope all mummy’s have a wonderful mother’s day this sunday. What celebrations do to you have planned? If you fancy taking part in the co-op mother of all tea parties twitter party then join in the fun on Wednesday 2nd March at 11.30am- 1pm and share your inspiration and ideas.
#TwitterTeaParty

Thanks for reading

Cathy x