Monday, 20 October 2014

What Max Wore

With the cold air coming in it's the perfect time to layer up and Max is loving the opportunity to pick his own outfits to wear on our days out. 

Hat: New Look (stolen from Mummy!)
Jacket: H&M with patches from Ebay
Top: Asda
Jeans: Next - Ripped from falling over but further ripped by Mummy!
Shoes: Asda

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Our Favourite Picture Books : September Edition


I've not done this for a while but thought with a new house and a new school year it was only fitting to restart our favourite book collection in a monthly series. Picture books are amazing things. Not only are they full of gorgeous illustrations, the stories are normally rich in morals and meanings. 

A Possum's Tail - This tale is great! A walk around London in a book. Follow a boy and his dog along some memorable sights to the zoo and find some unexpected friends follow on the way home! Fairly long in the sense of a picture book but one that kids will love due to the interesting pictures.

Mine!- A stylish and bold story about sharing with two loveable characters. It's a great story for teaching children about the concept of sharing and also showing them that there might be something better around the corner.

Blown Away - A wonderful sing song rhyme tale about a penguin, a kite and their intrepid adventure. The illustrations are lovely and it's great to know that the author test drives the books on his kids first. One that will definitely stay on the bookshelf for years to come.

Specs for Rex - I love this book. I love Rex's specs. But Rex doesn't like them. This is the story of how Rex tries to hide his glasses but eventually must learn to love them. It's a great book for introducing glasses to kids at a time where the idea can be a bit overwhelming.

What books are your kid's loving at the moment?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Gluten Free Pizza Delight


Having been a bit of a gluten free foodie, I love it when I come across a product that really gets me excited. Luckily for me I found a great gluten free alternative so I can enjoy pizza nights with the boys!

In rolls Udi's Gluten Free, they have an amazing range of gluten free alternatives to suit everyones needs. We've already devoured their box cake mixes and their version of pop tarts. So when I saw that there was a pizza base box mix I jumped at the chance to buy it. 

It's just as easy to make as any other pizza base mix. It took me moments to whip together and I part baked all the bases so that it was easier for Max to decorate. We fired them up with chunks of ham, strips of mozzarella and a massive dollop of tomato puree. After about 8 minutes in the oven it was all done.

Let me tell you that I'm never suffering by eating a normal pizza again now I've found this gorgeous gluten free alternative. A thin and crispy base with a good amount of chew still was the perfect blend! Onwards and upwards and hurrah for gorgeous gluten free treats!

Note: I was not paid for this post, I merely love the products!