19 February 2021

Review: Love Corn Crunchy & Delicious Snacks


I've been a bit of a snack monster recently, in fact the whole family have, but I'm struggling to keep the snacks interesting and tasty at the same time. We just seem to grab similar foods (which can be unhealthy) and get fed up with them quite quickly. Fortunately for us Love Corn have sent us a beautiful package full of their delicious crunchy corns snacks to try out. We couldn't wait to get stuck in!

So who and what is Love Corn? Well they're a fab company selling packages of little crunchy corn kernels full of flavour and made with love. They come in a variety of flavours, such as smoked bbq & sea salt, and are plant based, vegan, gluten free, verified Kosher and Non GMO. As well as perfectly pairing with beer and wine they also make great kids lunch box snacks or even in between meal or after sports snacks. Whole Foods Magazine calls them the “Crunchiest Snack Ever!” and I've been told they even delight the fussiest of eaters.

Love Corn's ingredients are as simple as they get, just corn that’s been roasted then seasoned. How great is that! There are four pack-a-punch flavours in the range; Sea Salt, Salt & Vinegar; Smoked BBQ; Habanero Chilli. All available in a variety of bag sizes: 20g snack pack, 45g portion size and 115g for sharing. They're the perfect snack swap for crisps, pretzels & crackers and make excellent on the go family snacks or even as a topper (on salads, soup or cheese boards)!

So what did we think? Well the whole family love them! They're so crunchy and delicious and the flavours are really full on mouth watering. My personal favourite is the salt & vinegar, they are so tasty I just couldn't put them down. I'm happy to report the kids loved them too and since Harlow gets to go back to school next week she's going to be taking the snack sized pack in her lunch box as a healthy snack option. She's been desperate to find a healthy snack she actually likes so we've struck gold here. 

If you would really like to try these Love Corn snacks for yourself then you can enjoy a 20% off discount with my code - "CRUNCH20". Be sure to check out the Love Corn website and enter the code at the check out. Wait there's more... if you can't decide on which flavours you'd like then why not order the Love Corn FREE sample pack? It's a great way to try before you buy. Win win for everyone here.

I really do highly recommend these little bags of snack goodness and will definitely be purchasing them in future since the kids love them so much. Thanks Love Corn for introducing us to an amazing snack sensation!

We have been gifted a selection of Love Corn goodies in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

7 February 2021

Valentine's Day Gifts with a Difference

It's almost Valentine's Day and with lockdown still in full swing it's nice to be prepared and buy a gift or two that brings a smile to your loved ones lips. I'm normally not that big on Valentine's Day but anything goes now and I plan to celebrate all the little occasions where I can. Any excuse for a cheer up is fine by me, so please read on to see some adorable Valentine's gifts with a difference.

a whale of a time - I Heart Chocolate Box
If you're looking for a thoughtful gift from Scotland then a whale of a time is perfect for you. They're passionate about the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and create carefully curated gift boxes to showcase the very best this magical region has to offer. Their latest offering for Valentine's Day happens to be this beautiful I Heart Chocolate Box complete with Lucy Wagtail DIY Harris Tweed lavender heart kit and three bars of choccie from Chocolates of Glenshiel; Dark Chocolate & Skye Sea Salt, White Chocolate & Scottish Raspberry and Salted Caramel & Hazelnut. All 70g each. I love that this gift box has a little craft activity in it and at £25 it's a fair priced box of goodies. Highly recommend for all lovers of Scotland. 

Manly Man Co
This is something completely different for all the meat lovers out there - bouquets of beef jerky shaped like flowers! The idea came to founder Greg Murray after a simple conversation with his wife Jacquie, for whom he had recently bought a bouquet of flowers: "Why isn’t there a gift for men that’s equivalent to flowers? Yes, you can buy men flowers, but the practice isn't what you might call commonplace. The couple speculated that a bouquet of beef jerky might be the perfect stand-in. Soon after his wife surprised Greg with the very first iteration of what is now called “Man Bouquets”— sticks and sheets of jerky carved into the shape of flowers and roses that are presented inside a pint glass or beer mug “vase”." I think the idea is utterly brilliant and something I would totally buy for my husband. He's a big fan of beef jerky and biltong type meats so this would be right up his street. Prices vary from as little as $22 and there's a large selection to choose from. Get in quick before they sell out - The Manly Man Company!

ROX Jewellery
A traditional Valentine's gift usually comes in the form of a ring or some nice jewellery and ROX happen to have a massive range to choose from including watches if that's your thing. I have myself purchased quite a few pieces from ROX and their customer service is always first class. ROX is an award-winning British luxury jeweller producing some of the UK's most inspiring jewellery and retailing the world's finest luxury watches. They have a lovely Valentine's range at the moment with this beautiful diamond heart shaped necklace just waiting to be snapped up. ROX are fun, hip and definitely on trend. I'd highly recommend them for all your jewellery and watch needs for Valentine's and the future. 

Tactic Games
If you're like me and have children then why not treat this Valentine's Day as a family friendly day and purchase a new board game for everyone to get involved with? Tactic Games have a huge choice and have been in the business of making board games for over 50 years so you really can't go wrong with them. We really like the look of Ninja Rush and I Know Junior to add to our collection and we're really looking forward to our family games night with them. Tactic Games also do adult board games which look just as fun. Head over to their website to check them out for yourselves, they'd make excellent gifts too. 

Life Q30 Headphones
Headphones are all the rage these days and have become quite a popular present for children and adults alike. I know in our house we all have a set of headphones and probably some extra (as the kids are hash bash) so they'll always be a gift winner in my book. Life Q30 Headphones look brilliant but also promise comfort with their soft ear cups and sleek design. You get 40 hours of listening from a fast 5 minute charge which is excellent when you're in a hurry. With everyone working from home and being on zoom calls these days the Life Q30 Headphones would be the perfect gift with it's tailored noise cancelling modes for indoors, outdoors or transport. A great present to give or receive this Valentine's Day. 

This is a collaborative post. All opinions are my own. 

4 February 2021

Review: Express Yourself & Get Creative with Sneak Artz Sneakers


If you're like me and have been looking for ways to entertain the kids during this latest wave of lockdown then look no further. Sneak Artz are new to the craft scene and are a great way for kids (and adults) to get creative and express themselves in a unique way - by colouring cute funky mini sneakers! My children have been sent the Sneak Artz Bumper Fun Set Assortment and a couple of the Shoe Box Assortment to try out. 

Let's start with the Sneak Artz Bumper Fun Set Assortment. Each of these easy craft kits comes with everything you need to create fun works of sneaker art. Inside this box includes; 2 sneakers, 5 charms, 2 stickers sheet, 2 keychains, 5 washable pen, 1 glitter pen, 1 four dots pen, 1 exclusive spray can & 4 stencils. There are 24 different sneakers to collect and personalise so it's a fun surprise to see which you get in each box. 

The pens themselves are washable so if you want to change your sneaker or if you make a mistake and want to correct it it's easily sorted. Just wash your sneaker under the tap and you're good to go all over again. There's 20 different pens and 100 stickers to collect so there's always something new to look forward to when opening Sneak Artz boxes. 

So what did we think? Well my kids loved them and it especially kept my daughter busy for ages. She's right into her craft type activities and was thrilled to get stuck into creating her own sneaker masterpiece. The cool mini spray can was easy to assemble and was definitely a big hit. You basically slot in one of the pens and it's like air blowing by using the little pump. Fantastic idea and a great novelty that keeps my daughter going back for more. 

The stickers and glitter pen were a massive hit too and she was so excited that the sneakers could be made into a keyring for putting on her school bag (when we go back to school) so she can show her friends. We looked at all the cool different sneakers you could collect and she picked out her favourites that she hoped to receive in the Shoe Box Assortment. We really did have a fun afternoon designing our sneakers. 

The Sneak Artz Bumper Fun Set Assortment is priced at £19.99 which is fair since you get so many bits and pieces with it including 2 sneakers to customise. It's a great kit and would make an excellent gift for little ones or even for the crafty adult in your life. It's a really fun activity to do. I particularly like the smaller Sneak Artz Shoe Box Assortment which comes with 1 Sneaker, 3 charms, 1 stickers sheet, 1 keychain and 3 washable pens. These are an ideal size (shaped like a tiny shoe box) for taking on trips abroad, camping, glamping, caravans etc as they weigh nothing and would easily fit in a rucksack or suitcase. They're also only £9.99 which is great if it gives you a few hours of peace.

Both of these Sneak Artz kits are available to purchase from a wide range of retailers including Smyths Toys Superstores. To find out more about the range (and to enter a fab competition) head over to www.sneakartzhub.co.uk where you can design your own Sneak Artz Sneaker to be in with a chance to win 1 of 3 £50 Smyths Toys Superstores vouchers.

I was sent the Sneak Artz craft kits in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 


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