Win two Halloween Outfits from the Nutmeg Collection and a £10 Voucher

Here Comes Halloween!

Like most other kids, my 6 year old has always loved getting dressed up.  She will wear fancy dress to parties that aren’t even fancy dress.  I distinctly remember last year her turning up to a party in fancy dress, on more than one occasion, and the other parents couldn’t help but laugh and knew exactly who it was right away.  I do love the confidence and not in a rush for her to grow out of it.

Last Christmas she asked for a Donkey Fancy dress outfit and I obliged, this is after I worked her down from getting a real donkey.  For Halloween last year she went as a rather scary werewolf and managed to frighten the life out of a friend of mine and two dogs went for her until she took the mask off!  Last week when I went to the shops her dad and her got into the Halloween costumes in the loft, hence the Cruella De Vil outfit.

Fancy Dress for Kids

I’m not sure what she wants to go as for Halloween but I did hear the Grim Reaper muted.  Not sure how appropriate that is and whether they have one in a 6.  At least, she isn’t into going as a Disney Princess as Halloween, to me, is about all thinks spooky!

Win an adorable Halloween Outfit from the Nutmeg Collection

To celebrate Halloween Morrison’s is offering my readers a chance to win two items of their choice from their Nutmeg Halloween collection along with a £10 Voucher.  Here are a few examples of the range. Aren’t the clothes adorable?

Halloween Outfits from Morrisons

Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  The full Terms and Conditions are at the bottom of the form but in short it’s open to UK residents 18 years of age and older and closes on the 24th Oct 2013.

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Good luck and Happy Halloween

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What to do with all your digital photos

Buried under a mountain of Digital Photos like me?

I really must sort out the photos on my iPhone.  I have nearly 2000 when I accessed the photos by my PC today I saw this…..

Too many photos on iphone

Most of my digital photos can probably be deleted and the rest filed but it’s such a mammoth task that I can’t face.  I really need to set aside some time to slowly, in bursts, go through them and file them.  I’m not worried about losing them as they are backed up but I feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of photographs that I’m amassing and with very little organisation this is only going to get worse.

As a blogger and due to copyright issues I tend to keep a lot of my photos, thinking, I may one day need them for a blog post.  You never know when you’re going to need some random photo of a courgette!

It’s such a shame that they just sit on my phone and I do very little with them.  I do create the odd Facebook album and share via Instagram.

So today,  I’ve spent some time trolling the net for inspiration beyond the typical printing on canvases, coffee mugs or an iPhone cases and thought I’d share some of the ideas with you.

8 Different Things to do with your Digital Photos

Screen Saver

You can also do this on your PC or desktop.  However, we have an AppleTV, which is not actually a TV but a device that allows me to access my iTunes content via the TV.  I have set the screen saver on the Apple TV so that it scrolls through my camera roll which is great as we can enjoy some of the photos.

Personalised Photo Books

Personalised Photos Books By Huggler.comI keep meaning to do this but again due to time I haven’t.  There are so many companies out their such as Blurb, Snapfish, Photobox and Huggler to name a few that allow you to upload your photos and create your own photobooks.  These would make great gifts or coffee table books that you could flick through on a rainy day.

Printed Scarves

Personalised Photo Scarves by Bags of LoveI absolutely love this idea and had no idea that it could be done. Have one of your favourite photos printed onto a scarf.  I have a thing for scarves and can see myself getting one soon.

Create a Movie

You could use things like Movie Maker (free on PCs) or iMovie to create your own movie using the images.  They are fairly straightforward to use and you can add your own narration, music, etc.  Then publish to YouTube so you can share it.

Create a ScrapBook

I’m definitely not a scrapbooker, as I don’t have the patience for it,  but my sister has made them for me in the past and I really cherish the ones I have.  Simply print a few off and get started.  This may be a good project for the little ones


Personalised Photo Coasters by HandpickedCreate your own personalised coasters, saves the red wine rings on surfaces, by simply inserting your own photos.  I recently saw some on Handpicked, I’ve made a mental note for Christmas presents for Granny.



Musical Video

It’s amazing the difference it makes by simply adding music to your photos.  A while back I used Memory Blender, which is incredibly easy, simply email your photos to them.  Then they select a theme, put it to music and send you the finished movie so you can publish and share it.


Storage Tin

Personalised Photo Tins by Bags of LoveYou can never have enough storage tins.  But instead of labelling them you could have relevant photos printed on the top of the tin (e.g Biscuit Tin, Pencils, Keep Sakes, Nuts and Bolts).  Again another fab idea for gifts.

Photo Credits Bags of Love and Handpicked

Win a Personalised Hardcover Photo Book from Huggler

In addition to all this talk about what to do with all your digital photos, the lovely folks at have offered my readers a chance to win a voucher for one of their Personalised Hardcover Photo Book .

To enter simply use the form below.  Full terms and conditions are at the bottom but in short.  It’s open to UK Residents, aged 18+ and closes on the 9th October 2013.

Good luck.

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Win a Wall Mural worth up to £500 from Photowall

Decorating Children’s Rooms and Nurseries using Murals

Like most first time mums, prior to my daughter being born nearly six years ago I set about decorating her room nursery.  I opted for a fairly simple colour scheme, with a neutral caramel colour on the walls, white units and cream carpets as I thought it would grow with her.  I didn’t want to do anything too babyish as she would grow out of it quickly.

However, it now looks rather tired and if I’m honest it’s a tad boring and doesn’t reflect her personality.  In addition, her room is tiny, so we’re currently planning on redecorating it.  To increase the floor space in the room we are opting for a high single bed and will paint the walls white to give the optical illusion that it’s bigger.

She also has a cast iron fire surround in her room.  I would really like to make that a feature wall.  While I was putting this competition together I fell in love with these three Children’s Patterned Murals from Photowall (Candy Fish, Lucky Ladybug and Secret Garden).  They’re not too girlie-pink, more sophisticated for a young lady and would be fun to accessorize.

Wall murals for kid's bedrooms

For a chance to win a wall mural from Photowall worth up to £500, simply use the rafflecopter form below.  Full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of the form.  But in short it’s open to UK residents aged 18+.

Good luck!

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