How amazing does this sweet tree from Prezzybox look? It looks too nice to eat! They have such a great range of sweet trees to pick from. You can have just one chocolate or sweet or you can get one with a mixture like I did.

You can pick from:

Haribo

Maltesers

Liquorice Allsorts

Smarties

Chocolate Buttons

Ferrero

Lindor

Mini Eggs

Once you have picked your two choices you can also have a personalised messaged on the vase. I went for Ferrero and Lindor but I think any variation would look great. They start at £24.99 depending on what option you go for. They are all handmade and are really great quality.

This would make a great present for someone. I thought maybe with Mother’s Day coming up it would be a good time to share this as a gift idea. You could get the vase personalised for the occasion too.

What I thought was such a personal touch too is that they also supply you with a tealight so once you have finished munching your way through the tree you can clean out the vase and use it as a tealight holder. I think this is such a lovely idea and so thoughtful that a little tea light is provided. The vase if filled with chocolate covered raisins and they are so tasty too.

I love both of the chocolates chosen, well, of course I do or I wouldn’t have picked them! I think a completely haribo tree would have been so good too!

I am quite surprised that they last up to 6 months, not that anyone would keep one for that long haha. Mine was gone in a few days! But it is great that they can last if needed.

It only took a couple of days to arrive once ordered and came packaged really well to protect it in transit.

Have you ever had one or seen one before?

Sarah x

If you read my blog regularly you will know I am a big fan of Femmeluxe clothing. They are really affordable but great quality items.

I have mentioned before how well I have gotten on with their products and how the sizing is spot on. I usually always go for S/M or a 10. I went for the jacket in a M as I like to have larger jackets and room to layer underneath.

Animal snake print one shoulder bodycon dress – Rosa

Size 10

£5.99

The design is a beautiful snake print and it is very soft and stretchy. The length is good and it is very comfortable. I really want to get this in a plain colour like black too if they do it.

I was unsure how it would look once on and I worried my underwear would show but I just put on plain knickers and a strapless bra and you couldn’t even see underwear lines or anything through the dress, really impressed! So impressed considering the price! I find their dresses are always soft and comfortable.

 

Animal snake print biker jacket – Pearl

Size M

£21.99

I am really loving animal print at the moment so this jacket is great. It would look really good with any outfit, especially over a plain black dress or something with black leggings. I went for a M so it was slightly over sized and I think it looks great. It would look good left open too.

 

Black off shoulder loungewear set – Blake

Size S/M

£15.99

All of their lounge wear sets are super comfy. The material is quite thick for a lounge wear set and I love anything black. The trousers fit perfectly and I love having a cropped top to go with it. Ideal for wearing around the house or to wear when working out. This is a off the shoulder set but I prefer to wear it on both shoulders so just have it as more of a wide neck but it is nice to have the option.

I think to get two items of clothing for this price is so good. You can either wear them together or wear them with anything else really. The trousers would look good with any hoodie/jumper or top really, they don’t necessarily have to be worn as the set. The set is ideal if you want to wear sportswear but look a bit nicer if you know what I mean.

 

Fuchsia knitted oversize polo neck jumper – Polly

S/M

£18.99

You can’t go wrong with a jumper, especially from this website. All of their jumpers are well made and are comfortable and this one fits really well and I like the style of the neck. It is good quality and perfect for this time of year as it is quite thick but not too thick that you would get crazy hot in it. It is ideal for this time of year when you want to be warm but don’t want too many layers on as you get too hot! It would look great with jeans or leggings. I think the colour is super bright and I love it!

As I previously mentioned, the prices are so reasonable too and considering how cheap they are, they are really great quality.

The thing I like most about this website is that they have so many choices and something for everyone. I’m not a massive fan of tight revealing dresses and prefer to be covered up a bit but everyone has their own taste and they have such a wide variety of styles.

The delivery is always super quick too which is great, as I hate having to wait ages for online orders to turn up!

Sarah x

This wooden photo holder from Harty’s is so cute and would make a great gift, especially with Mother’s Day coming up. They have a great range of wooden gifts, suitable for everyone and for any occasion.

The photo holder I have is the Solid Mercanti Wood one. It is great for only £12 or you can choose to have it personlised for a couple of extra £s. The one I have is the “Happy Times” engraved one.

The quality is fab and the engraving is so neat. It is finished nicely and is smooth to hold so you don’t have to worry about it scratching the surface of wherever you put it.

I am impressed on the size of it as it will hold multiple photos. I am using it to hold photos I have taken on my Polaroid camera at Christmas. If you gave it someone as a gift you could also give them some photos to use with it 🙂

Sarah x

“Chilled Maté – (pronounced mah-tay) is a refreshing drink based on an extraction from the Yerba Mate plant – (pronounced yer-bah mah-tay). The plant grows naturally in many regions of South America including in the Amazonian rainforest. The drink was originally steeped, similar to a tea and consumed by various native tribes within the Amazonian basin.  To them the drink gave them both physical and mental alertness as well as being a great provider of vitamins and minerals. ” – chilledmate.com

I have been trying out their two different flavours – natural and sicilian lemon & brazilian lime.

Both flavours are:

  • natural source of energy
  • less than 10 calories per 100ml
  • healthy and authentic yerba mate
  • ethically sourced

I didn’t really know what to expect when I first tried the drinks. I wanted something healthier than a fizzy drink as if I don’t want water and want a can of fizz I usually go for coca cola and that really isn’t good for you.

These drinks are such a better option for you and are a pleasant change from water or squash if you fancy a treat.

Both flavours are vegan friendly.

The natural one tastes like a fizzy fruity tea almost, the taste is very unique and I can’t really compare it to anything I have tried before but it is very refreshing and a real pleasant change from a can of cola or lemonade.

The lemon and lime one has that same taste I described above but with a hint of lemon and lime, like a flavoured sparkling water. It was quite refreshing and would be great as a treat in the summer if you want a cool fizzy drink but want something healthy.

Have you ever heard of this brand?

Sarah x

If you’re thinking of getting a dog for you and the family then congratulations. However, before you join the club, there are some things you need to carefully consider. Owning a dog is a wonderful and adventurous journey, but it’s also a responsibility. Much like bringing up a child, it can be a demanding and costly experience. But it’s worth it for the joy of having a furry addition to the family. Still, you need to make sure you’re ready. Here’s a guide for anyone thinking of becoming a dog owner.

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Choose the right dog for your family household.

So many new dog owners fail to appreciate that different dogs are right for different households. Any dog can be trained and tamed, of course, but that doesn’t negate the fact that certain breeds are better suited to certain living situations. For example, a larger dog won’t feel comfortable in a tiny flat. The mental wellbeing of your pet is important. If they feel stifled and unable to stretch their legs then this will affect their levels of happiness. In turn, this will make them unhealthy. And that won’t be very pleasant for you as their owner.

You also need to choose the right dog in terms of your family. For example, an energetic dog might not be right for a family with little kids. That large and excitable dog might be full of love, but this could be overwhelming for a growing child. You might want to check out Vizslas because these Hungarian hunters are well-suited to family households. They’re loyal and loving. You need to put a lot of thought into choosing the right dog for your family household. It’s not enough to pick a cute breed; you need to pick a suitable breed.

Get the right tools and toys.

Your household needs to be well-stocked and well-prepared before you invite a new dog into it. Much like bringing a new baby home, you need to instantly make your puppy feel welcome and happy in their living space. You need a leash, a collar, a dog bed, toys, and so on. These accessories should be bought in advance. The goal is to make your dog feel as happy and comfortable as possible. Those first few weeks of a puppy’s life are essential to its mental development. The more relaxed they are in their surroundings, the more relaxed they’ll be with your family as a whole. Again, it’s the same as bringing up a child.

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Train them straight away.

As mentioned in the previous point, the first few weeks of a dog’s life are hugely important. You need to give them all the love, attention, and resources possible to ensure they’re happy in their new home. Most importantly, of course, you need to train them. This is the most essential part of integrating a dog into your family life. Many dog owners make the mistake of assuming a dog is already trained or that they’ll have time to train them later on, but it’s something you need to do immediately.

Sarah x