Thankful for being a Mother

Last weekend was Mothering Sunday

A day where children shower there Mummy’s with Love, presents, cards and time

A day where Mums from all over get to have a day off and spend it with their Children.

A day when children tell their Mums how much they love them and how much they are thankful for them being their mummy

I didn’t receive a shop bought card, or any flowers or a gift for that matter. But what I did get was far more rewarding and priceless. A day with my boys.

I don’t need a card to tell me how much they love me

I don’t need flowers or gifts to know that they love me

I receive kisses and cuddles every day from them, so this day was no exception

Instead we walked along hand in hand on a beach.

We talked and laughed at each others jokes

We ate chips on the sea front whilst the sun shone down on us

We watched the waves hit the shore

We enjoyed each others company

I sat and watched my boys play together, kick a football around and play fight with each other

I should be thanking them for making me the person I am today

I wouldn’t be a Mum without them. Without them I wouldn’t be me!

I am thankful on Mothers Day, as of the rest of the days of the year in being their Mum

My day couldn’t have been any better. I wasn’t upset that I didn’t receive gifts, as I’ve got my boys instead. They showered me with cuddles and kisses. They gave me laughter and fun and most of all they gave me memories of a lovely day together.

I celebrate every day the love I have for them and I know that they love me just as much as I do them.

I only have to hold them to feel their loving touch. Look into their eyes to see the love.

I am thankful for being their Mum every day that I breathe and nothing can take that away from me

 

 

 

 

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Mothers Day Crafts with Yellow Moon

Mother’s Day is nearly on top of us and if you are thinking about what crafts the children can do at home, take a look at the following 5 products that Yellow Moon have to offer.

There is nothing better than receiving a home-made gift from my boys on Mothers Day. Mostly they are cards that they have made at school or something that they have put together in the corner of their bedroom on the said day.

Yellow Moon is an online arts and crafts store that supplies children’s craft sets and party bag fillers. They have a wide range of arts and crafts for every occasion all you have to do is add a little imagination to create a master piece.

Mothers Day Sand and Glitter Art Picture Sheets £2.40 Pack of 6

yellow glitter The pack comes with 6 assorted designs, each sheet measures 19 x 12cm. Everything is a sticker, peel away what you would like to add some glitter or colourful sand to and design away. Why not mix it up a bit by adding in some more colour with some felt tip pens, colour in what you haven’t added some glitter to. These cute little cards will add sparkle to any Mummy’s morning.

Mother’s Day Rosette Badge £3.49 Pack of 6

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Show your Mum that she is a star and your number 1 by presenting her with a badge that she could proudly wear all day, knowing that her precious little ones had made it with love for her. There are 3 assorted designs in the kit, each kit contains a rosette template, sequins, self adhesive foam pieces and a badge pin. The instruction sheet, as always, is easy to follow with pictures showing each step which makes it clear for young children to do. My boys really enjoyed this activity and have stored away their creations ready to give to me on Mother’s day morning.

Wooden Jewellery Hands £2.40 Pack of 2

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Decorate these wooden hand shapes with Deco pens, glitter and sequins and use to display your jewellery on. Each kit comes with the wooden hand shape and a wooden base that just slots into each other, no glue is needed. My son chose to paint the hand  red with acrylic paint, then once dried he decorated it with buttons and glitter glue. It looks good on my bedside cabinet and I would be very happy to receive this as a gift. My rings are very small so they don’t fit all the way down, but they still fit on. You can hang your necklaces and bracelets on it too. These are ideal gifts for any female out there not just your Mum.

Butterfly Cushion Sewing Kits  £4.50 pack of 2

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The kit comes in 2 assorted butterfly designs, cushion size 20cm wide. Each kit contains pre punched felt templates, self adhesive felt shapes, yarn, plastic needle, stuffing and stuffing. I absolutely adore these sewing kits for children, it is such a fun way to introduce sewing to them. They are perfect for their fine motor skills and also their concentration. My boys struggled a little as the yarn was very long and they kept getting all caught up in it and tangling it all up. Mummy did have to help them out a little. I love the final product and the butterflies are now sitting proudly on the boys bed ready for them to cuddle into at night-time.

Flower Craft Box £2.99 pack of 4

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These little craft boxes are a favourite of my own. I had the chance to get out my decopatch paper and  glue and decorate away. Each flower box measures 7cm diameter, so ideal for those little trinkets, pins, pennies or craft materials. I could just see it being a fabulous way to present a little gift in. They can be decorated with pens, paints and sequins.  I found this paper in a craft shop recently and have been waiting for something to decorate with it. I adore my little box and I am going to store my safety pins in at work.

If you like the loom of someof these crafts why not head on over to the website to see what else they have to offer. Fabulous prices and some great crafts sets.

I was supplied with these products for the purpose of this review. Mumofthreemusketeers are a part of yellowmoon bloggers.

 

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DIY Mothers Day Gift

I love to make my own gifts for my mum and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to do so!

Ever since I was a little girl I can always remember making my own cards and gifts which was probably made out of scrap pieces of paper but whatever they were my mummy loved them! She always found a special place to exhibit my creations, on the fire surround or on the kitchen side where everyone would see them.

My mum loves to receive home made cards or gifts as she says they have that special touch and are more thoughtful!

I think Jak takes after me as he is always making me things, last year I received a purse made out of paper and a card in the shape of a mug with a T-Bag in it. This year he tells me that he is going to make me a cake and I can’t wait as he is turning out to be quite a little sous chef and I am sure it will be very tasty.

I posted out earlier in the week an DIY hanging wooden heart decoration that I have made for my mum, well today I added to her gifts and made another hanging creation.

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I bought the wooden weaved heart from Morrisons for £2 and the yellow foam flowers are from Hobbycraft (can’t remember how much, probably £3).
The flowers come with wire attached to them so it easy to twine them around things to attach them.

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A really simple DIY gift, cheap but I think really effective.

I just hope mummy likes it 🙂

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Celebrate With Bakerdays Personalised Cakes

Have you ever been stuck for a gift idea to buy for that someone special?

Have you every thought of buying a personalised cake to be delivered to their door?

With mothers day fast approaching I was given the opportunity to spoil a certain special lady in my life with a cake that was to be delivered to her door, through her letterbox to be precise!

Bakerdays is an online cake shop where you can choose from a wide range of personailsed cakes for all occasions, from large party cakes which will give you up to 60 portions to a letterbox cake which you will get about 4 portions from. There are over 500 designs to choose from many categories which all can be personalised with a photo, words and even your own drawing.

The website is easy to use and takes no time at all in choosing the right cake…

  • Choose a category
  • Select a cake, choosing the size and quantity. You also have the option to choose the recipe of the cake that you would prefer Sponge, Carrot, Fruit, Double chocolate chip and Gluten and Wheat Free. (There are extra charges on all except from the sponge cake ranging from £1.20 – £2.00)
  • Personalise your cake by uploading an image and adding a personalised message to it
  • Enter your delivery details (you will have to register as a new customer by leaving your email address and a password) Here you will enter the billing address and delivery address. Choose a sending method and a send date (Free delivery for 5-7 working days delivery, charges on others)
  • Checkout

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I chose the Pink Happy Mothers Day Cake with the option to personalise with photograph and a message. The cake was delivered next day in a gorgeous keepsake yellow tin with the words ‘Just for you’ written on it, along with a complimentary gift card and a small packet of love heart retro sweets.

My mum was over the moon with her cake and wouldn’t cut into it at first as she said it looked very pretty and too good to cut and ruin once I persuaded her to give it a try she told me that the cake was lovely and soft and tasted yummy! She really liked the taste of the cake and the whole idea of receiving a cake in the post and thought that the sweets and card was a lovely touch too! Even though the cake has now long gone (in her tummy) she likes that she gets a lovely tin to keep and use again.

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The photo that I uploaded was one taken from my iphone and I think the overall quality of it was brilliant. Letterbox cakes a lovely idea and can’t wait to order more for other occasions.

Letterbox cakes are the perfect postable personalised gifts and are priced at a starting price of £14.99

We was sent a letterbox cake for the purpose of this review, no payment has been received! Opinions are of my own!

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