I’m tired of tidying up her room!

My 4 year old daughter is really into dressing up at the moment.

So, I bought her a basket to store all her costumes in.

However, every time she wanted something this is what happened.

So in the end, I had one of these made.  What do you think?

I originally came across it on Ana White’s Homemaker blog via Pinterest, with all of the instructions and dimensions.  So, if you or someone you know is handy with tools you could knock one up easily with a bit of MDF.  However, I am not, so I had a local carpenter make it for me.  It was very reasonable, I had it in a day and he gave me a discount as I offered to paint it myself.  He is interested in doing more.

Ours is a bit girlie, but you could have an under the sea theme, pirates or whatever strikes your fancy.

We gave it a coat of MDF primer and then two coats of satin.  I found the letters (£1.50 each) and mirrors (.99p) at Hobbycraft.  I hung the mirrors with those No Nails strips.  Fingers crossed they don’t fall off.

If you’re local to St Albans and would like one, drop him an email at christophe.laget@hotmail.fr. Do tell him I sent you!

Fancy Dress Costumes in time for Halloween!

With Halloween around the corner I thought this may be of interest to you (there’s a discount code at the bottom of this post).  I was sent a selection of Fancy Dress outfits for my 4-year-old from Angel Fancy Dress to review.  However, they also do costumes for adults if you have any parties coming up or if you’re into that sort of thing? ;-)

Madame is at that cute stage of dressing up and we do have quite a selection of outfits, everything from Princesses to Pirates, but it’s nice to have a few new ones in the dressing up box.  We received Jasmine, Two Goldilocks outfits and a Mermaid outfit.  Personally, I think the Jasmine and the Mermaid are a bit racy but that’s probably me just being an old woman!

However, Madame’s favourite is the Goldilocks outfit.  She goes everywhere in it including Sainsbury’s, Nursery and even the pub.  Sadly, though we don’t have 3 bears so she’s been dressing up as Goldilocks and the three squirrels!  Bless!

The customer service has been excellent and the delivery was very quick so you still have time for Halloween.

Angel are offering my readers 15% off their website up until the 31st Oct at Midnight, they also have a special offer on shipping at the moment so you get the discount and also standard shipping for only £2.50.

Just enter MEDIOCRE15  at the checkout!

Happy Halloween!