Monday 23 September 2013

Hallmarks Until We Hug Again Bear #review

The Cuddly Companion That Keeps You Connected
Hallmark Adds Until We Hug Againä Bears To Its Interactive Gift Range
Let your little ones know just how much you love them, even when you can’t be there, with Hallmark’s brand new Until We Hug Againä Bears.

This cute and cuddly companion allows you to capture your messages and thoughts through innovative Voice Save Technology™, hidden deep within the toy. From that point on, whenever the bear is hugged your personalised message will be released - reminding that special someone of the unique bond you share.
With its super soft fur, pastel patchwork and the ability to capture the voice of a loved one, this character-filled keepsake is sure to bring comfort and reassurance to children aged 3-7 years. Whether you’re helping your son through his first day at school or keeping in contact with your granddaughter across counties or countries, the Until We Hug Againä Bear is the perfect present.
.Until We Hug Againä Bears are the latest addition to Hallmark’s interactive toy range Make Together Time Magical. Other products in the range include Interactive Story Buddies (a collection of cuddly creatures that speak when read to) and Recordable Story Books (which capture a family member’s voice in the pages of well-loved books).
Michaela aged 7 was sent one of Hallmarks
Until we hug again bears to review, she has now had him for a few weeks and he has not left her side since she sleeps with him, watches television he also sits at the dinner table with her.
Before I gave Michaela her bear I had a quick read of the instructions on the packaging to find out how to record my very own message to her. It was really quick and simple and you can delete it an redo another one anytime you like.
Having recorded my message I gave Michaela her bear but I didn't tell her it had a secret message from mommy so when she gave it a big hug it told her "Mommy loves you princess" she had the biggest smile on her face she really was amazed. Until we hug again really is soft and cuddly and plays the message every time you hug him which Michaela does quite often.
My youngest daughter Davina has also become quite fond of the bear she giggles every time she hugs him so I have now added one to her Christmas list as Michaela doesn't like to let go of hers as she loves him to much.

Available now, from over 250 Hallmark stores across the country and , Until We Hug Againä Bears cost just £14.99 each. Suitable for ages 3+ but may require adult supervision. 
Michaela gives Hallmarks Until we hug again bear 5/5 hes soft, cuddly and excellent quality.

Get creative with Sainsburys

Get Creative & keep your kids entertained this summer with Sainsbury's !
Sainsbury's exclusive own brand range of craft and colouring activity sets are a great value for your money starting from as little as £1.49   Sainsbury's offers children inspirational activities from decorating their own personal journal to making friendship bracelets. 
We was sent a few of Sainsbury's craft activity sets in the six weeks holiday which kept my three children busy having moved to a new house and everything we owned was boxed up so we decided to get creative.

Here are a few sets we was sent to try
Michaela aged 7 years enjoyed painting her very own piggy bank she had so much fun and put a lot of effort into it she didn't look to impressed when I tried to get a snap shot of her concentrating on it though.

Callum aged 10 got creative building his own spider made from pieces of wood to get started Callum had to press each piece out and lay flat on the table as shown on the instructions to enable him to know which pieces went together as some pieces looked the same, he was able to build his spider by him self at first by following the instructions and a little guidance from me when he got stuck. The instructions could have been a little more clear but apart from that we got there in the end.

Davina aged 3 years enjoyed making a dinosaur with foam pieces which was really easy to make as each piece was already
 sticky on one side so there was no glue needed making it more enjoyable as glue can be very messy and sticky.

 Callum, Michaela and Davina enjoyed sitting down as a family and
had so much fun making things and being creative they now want to have a get creative day once a week.

 I wonder what they will make this time ?

We give all three products 4/5 excellent quality and a good value for money.

Disclosure: We was sent these products free from Sainsbury's to review and gift our 100% honest opinion. 

Thursday 19 September 2013

Back to school with Home Bargins


Home Bargains, the top brand, bottom price retailer, has a fantastic range of back to school products to kit your kids out for the year ahead. From cute pencils to cool lunch bags, Home Bargains has got it all!

This ‘Tweet-Print’ stationary is perfect for Twitter-fiends! The set contains all the essentials – a pencil case, rubber, sharpener, ruler, pen and pencil are included for just £1.99
This 12-piece ‘Bunny Luv’ stationary set is great value, and is the ideal design for girly girls! You’d be hopping mad not to buy it for just £1.49.
Your little’uns will be able to create pretty pictures with these ‘Butterfly Meadow’ colouring pencils. Complete with a matching tin, the set is priced at £1.09.

Send your kids to school with this ‘Garden Creatures’ stationary set, containing everything your busy bees will need from a pencil case to a rubber! Priced at just £1.29.

Your little monster will love this ‘Team Monster’ stationary set – a bargain at just 69p!

This Monsters University lunch set will fit in everything your child needs for their afternoon meal. Containing a sturdy sandwich box, leak-proof flask and spacious lunch bag, the set is priced at £4.99.
Little princesses will love carrying this Disney Minnie Mouse lunch bag to and from school. The bag is available for just £2.99.

Here at Mums diary we was sent a few of Home bargain's back to school products to review, we was sent a                              
  •  Hello Kitty folder
  •                                          Hello Kitty pencil case with three pockets 
  •                                   A pack of coloured card and felt pens
  •                    A girl and boy stationary set

Michaela aged 7 is a huge fan of Hello Kitty so it was a lovely surprise when we received the Hello Kitty pencil case and folder to review, The pencil case has a very pretty Hello Kitty design on both sides of it and not one pocket but three pockets which was great as Michaela could now separate her pens pencils an rubbers which makes it so much easier to find what you are looking for with out having to empty out your entire pencil case. 
Callums aged 10 reviewed the boys stationary set which had a cassette tape design all over it which he thought was very cool those are his own word (Cool). This set contained a pad, two pencils, rubber and a sharpener. Callum is at the age where he likes to draw little pictures or notes so this set was just the right size for him to carry around with him.
Davina aged 3 had so much fun doodling with the tweet felt pens and coloured card which kept her quite for hours and unlike many felts they haven't ran out so they have a big thumbs up from us.
Thanks to home bargains we had fun testing their products which were all excellent quality and a good value for money and we would recommend their products.  
We give a big 5/5

Disclosure: We was sent these products from Home bargains free in return for a Honest review which we have given our 100% Honest opinion.

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