Hello Tuesday! Good to see you!! Also good to see that Tuesday Tutorials was crazy busy last week, I was on pinning duty on Tuesday so was totally knackered, but if you’re going to wear yourself out then Pinterest isn’t that awful a way to do it!

This week I’m sharing my favourite handmade gift ideas that were linked up from last week.

how to paint pot plantsThese painted flower or plant pots from Peakle Pie are gorgeous and I think they would make a lovely gift for friends or Grandparents. View Post

Happy International Women’s Day, to celebrate I’m sharing a digital postcard as part of the #lastingchange campaign that’s being run by the marvelous Team Honk and Sport Relief

#lastingchange#IWD2014Team Honk is about bloggers raising money and awareness for Comic Relief. To celebrate International Women’s Day #iwd2014, Tanya, Annie and Penny are in Tanzania finding out how donations to Sport Relief last year have created female entrepreneurs and #lastingchange for women, their families and communities and beyond – rippling out #lastingchange in Africa. View Post

Rachel Goswell I am so excited to be sharing this interview with Rachel Goswell today to celebrate International Women’s Day. Team Honk are running a blog prompt about inspiring women, Annie from Mammasaurus interviewed me (I’m still kind of in shock about that one to be honest) and I really wanted to take part too, I thought hard about women I know that inspire me and Rachel was my number one choice to interview. I was actually really nervous about asking her so I’m super pleased that she said yes!

For those who don’t know her, Rachel blogs over at An Exeter Mum, which is one of my favourite blogs. Her son has CHARGE Syndrome and Rachel has campaigned for the rights of deaf people and their families, she’s also a great gardener and keeps chickens. Rachel is also in Slowdive, a band that have recently reformed, very strange to read The Guardian late at night and see someone you know in there! This summer Slowdive will be playing at Festivals from Lattitude in the UK to ones in Barcelona, Paris, Norway and Chicago. She really is a rock and roll mama and I hope you enjoy learning more about her! View Post

I thought it would be a nice idea to write a post to celebrate World Book Day. At first I thought maybe I’d write something about my life as an independent bookseller, or why I really don’t mind Amazon. Then I thought maybe I should write about good, virtuous books to read with your kids. And then I thought no, everyone will be doing that, and besides, why not just be honest? We have a stupidly large amount of books for The Toddler but his favorites all make me cringe a tiny bit. So these are his favourite books right now. These are my Totally Inappropriate Books To Read With A Toddler, but hopefully by the end we’ll all agree it’s ok really? Hopefully?!?

 books for a toddlerInappropriate books for toddlers

 Power Rangers Story Collection

We were given this book as a gift for The Toddler when his sister was born. He loves it. I love it. Really. I’ve learnt to embrace a love for the cheese of the Rangers, you kind of have to when you read it every night. Only one issue, this: View Post

Whoop, it’s Tuesday! I’m super relieved to have made it here having spent far too long this last week curled up with flu, LOTS of fun with two kids! Anyway, all is good now, its Tuesday, it’s time to share some Pinterest loving and I’m writing this listening to Fleetwood Mac. Win.

This week I’m sharing some fabulous rainbow craft ideas that some lovely bloggers shared last week. All of these would be great to try out to celebrate St Patricks Day or just to put a smile on your face, everyone loves a rainbow, right?!

rainbow ribbon ringsThese dancing ribbon rings from Buggy and Buddy are brilliant; an easy craft, fun to play with and cheap? Win. View Post