Izebellas new Cloudbabies

Published July 1, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Izebella never seems short of friends these days, both the real type and the sort you can cuddle and play with. Her most recent little pals are her New Cloudbabies.

 

Cloudbabies toys are based on the characters from the CBeebies series with the same name. I do recall watching it a few times and Izebella knows what it is (obviously). She did also receive a toy from the Cloudbabies range a few months back and this was a slightly larger version of the new recent ones.

She has both Baba Blue and Baba pink blankie. Baba Blue is the smaller one which seems to resemble a baby boy, he has a soft body and hard head.Pink Blankie is a little bigger at 8 inches and being pink is obviously a little more girly (no doubt I’ll get some backlash for saying that) and she’s in a dress. She is soft bodied and a soft head and comes with a little pink blanket attached.  

  

They are rather strange looking things in my opinion. Rather like a cross between a cabbage patch doll and some sort of Christmas elf teddy but still cute and cuddly in their own strange way. They both bear mystical symbols too such as stars, moon and rainbows. 

Apart from being good friends to cuddle, they don’t do much else, but being from a popular TV series certainly makes them appealing to young toddlers such as Izebella. 

Yes she loves them but unfortunately Baba Pinks blankie did not stay attached for long. Izebella pulled it off within seconds. I’m not too sure if that’s the idea or if it’s meant to stay on the doll but it comes off so easily. 

There isn’t a whole lot else to say about these so to some them up they are strange little loveable popular cuddlys, yet more friends to add to Izebellas ever growing collection of bedtime friends.

Baba Blue also comes as Baba pink, green and yellow and costs £6.99. Baba Blankie comes in blue too and costs £9.99. Buy directly from the CloudBabies store.  

Monchhichi

Published July 1, 2015 by Bizzimummy

With a name like Monchhichi you would be correct to assume it can only originate from one place and of course that’s Japan. The original character was born back in 1974 and is now available in 40 countries including the UK.

Monchhichi is a human like monkey doll with a rather strange appearance but quite cute and friendly all the same. They come dressed as both boys and girls in various outfits and also cone in many size options too. They start at 10cm keyring doll size and go right the way up to the huge 80cm size which really is on the big size and also comes at £200.

Anyway we received one keyring doll and 2 of the 20cm monkey dolls.  

 
The keyrings are pretty inexpensive costing approximately £8.50 and the 20cm dolls starting from £18, the price depends on the outfit they wear or lack of one.
The dolls make collectable cutsies but that’s all they really are. No batteries, no yapping or crying or freaky movements, just a cute strange looking friend to dress and cuddle.

Izebella was home first when the Monchhichis arrived and fell in love with the pink one. It’s been a good little friend to her these passed few weeks, sharing her bed and even her potty as you can see in the pictures.

  
   
 
Izebella also enjoys removing the dolls clothes, same with all her dolls at the moment and I have already had to wash the clothes as she took the doll outside in the rain with her. 

I am sure there will be many more Monchhichi adventures this Summer.

Bandai was appointed the UK Monchhichi distributor and launched its new collection in April this year.

Make a Bar review & Competition

Published June 30, 2015 by Bizzimummy

This year creative kids can unleash their artistic sides with the all new Make-a-Bar Chocolate Factory kits. Each kit contains delicious 100% Belgian Chocolate that is preservative and additive free and everything they need to design and make their own chocolate bar in minutes.

  
The kits come from Re Creation Ltd and are available in single, double and multipacks of 4.  

When thinking of chocolate bar kids and general chocolate making, it does seem quite complex but these kits are designed with kids in mind and even the youngest children are able to make chocolate creations with help.

Inside the kits are 3 small bags of chocolate which needs melting, a plastic mould and various paper templates of varying difficulty levels. 

  

The templates can be cut out or just folded and placed under the plastic mould tray, of course you can use your own templates too. The bags of chocolate need melting in a bowl of warm water, adult supervision is of course needed here. 

The foil bags work like icing bags when the chocolate is melted. Just snip a corned and squeeze and follow the pictures. 

Then place is the fridge or freezer until hardened and pop out and eat. We made 4 in total from 4 kits but the little devils took the finished creations out of the fridge and ate them all before I could get a chance to take another photograph, oops! Oh well at least it means they enjoyed them.

The kits come with an rrp of £3.99 and more information can be found on the Website.
COMPETITION

The prize on offer is of course the Make a Bar kit. The competition is open to residents of the UK and will end July 14th.

ENTER HERE!
<a href=”http://www.theprizefinder.com&#8221; target=”_blank”>UK competitions at ThePrizeFinder</a> – See more at: http://www.theprizefinder.com/content/chocolate-making-kit#sthash.4ZEuoeae.dpuf

Stuck on You: Personalised gifts

Published June 29, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Stuck on You are probably more well known for their name labels which is how the company started over 17 years ago. The name labels still continue to be their best selling products and are not limited to just  clothing labels either. The labels can be purchased for other items too. As well as name labels, Stuck on you also offers a fabulous selection of personalised gifts for children. It’s quite a vast selection too. Items of clothing, photo gifts, food and drink items am can also be personalised with names.

For Izebella I went for a personalised nightie from the Clothing selection and also a Personalised drink bottle

This gorgeous little nightie is just what Izebella needed. I chose the next size up and its fits her pretty well. She was delighted to see her name on it too. 

   

This nightie is currently on a very special offer of just £7.99, from previous price of £19.99.

The drink bottles come in many designs and colours and are perfect for toddlers and travelling with the non spill spout and lid.  

Izebella has a well suited pink fairy design and again very proud to see her name on her own new bottle.  

  

The bottles cost £15.99 each and make great gifts and come in useful for children at nursery as the child’s name is already on. 

To view more personalise gifts visit Stuck on You.  

Competition: Wow toys Giveaway

Published June 29, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Last week I reviewed Wow toys, a countdown calendar and the Casey camper van. This week Wow Toys have asked me t host a giveaway to my readers and the prize on offer is the Casey Camper Van and a choice of one of 4 Countdown calendars.  

  

 There are 4 calendars to choose from and Wow toys have the following videos to help the winner decide.   

Special day

Pre school

Holiday

Birthday

Wow toys are sold in all good independent toy stores and also on AMAZON.

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, simply click the link below.

ENTER HERE!

Ends July 13th, Open Worldwide
More competitions at <a href=”http://www.theprizefinder.com&#8221; target=”_blank”>www.theprizefinder.com</a>
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An extra special Book of Nursery Rhymes

Published June 25, 2015 by Bizzimummy

As a small child I loved my nursery rhyme books. I do remember having a few of them and would love for one of my parents to read them to me. 

Ryan and Jordanna have also had their fair share of books filled with various nursery rhymes and a few weeks ago, Izebella also got her own nursery rhyme book. However this was no every day normal nursery rhyme book, this book is extra special. Can you spot why?  

Yes it’s personalised with Izebellas full name on the front cover. Not only that, but turn the pages of this very special book to reveal some very well known classic rhymes and spot her name on many of the pages, carefully hidden amongst the many images.  

The nursery rhymes are mostly ones I am familiar with from my own childhood nursery rhyme books such as Humpty Dumpty, Incy wincy spider, Twinkle little star and Rock a bye baby to name a few. It does make me wonder if any new nursery rhymes have ever been introduced to the world since I was born. 

The book is hardback and the challenge for the child in the book is to spot their own name on the pages. Izebella is a little young yet but still manages to point it out now and again.  

This beautiful book was kindly personalised and sent to Izebella by Personalised Gift Solutions who sell all sorts of other quirky personalised gifts for both adults and children and for the home. They have a fair choice of other personalised kids books too like this one but with various stories and characters. This particular book costs £19.95 and is sure to make a lovely keepsake gift for many years to come. It comes with a choice of cover too and if you want to buy this book then head over to this page.

WOW! Toys & Games

Published June 25, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Last month Izebella recieved some lovely toys from Wow Toys.

The first is one of Wows latest additions and is a “Countdown calander”. These are a little like advent calendars but the difference being there are only 10 doors to open and they come with other themes including birthday, holiday, pre school or any other special day.  

Izebellas birthday is not until October, so I with with the starting pre school one instead. She has been at nursery since January but had a long 2 week May break so this was a good idea to start the countdown to get her in the mood for returning.  

 

Just like an advent calendar there are several doors to open and the idea is to open one a day; but the calendar counts down from the number 10 rather than up and finishes at one with an extra “on the day” slide door.

  
Behind every door is of course a little surprise and with these calendars the surprises are all toys and pretty good quality toys too rather than rubbish. Behind the doors we found lots of figures and a mini playground with a slide, table and bikes etc. I think the idea is that you keep all the toys together until the end of the calendar as they all fit and correspond together as a little theme. In Izebellas Pre-School calendar the toys all form a mini pre school. 

      

So now Izebella has her own little pre school set and she loved counting down the days to nursery. My little munchkin however has a memory like an elephant and actually thought Father Christmas would be visiting by the end of the calander. More information on the calendar can be found Here.

Izebellas next toy from Wow is this cute Casey camper van

Izebella was over the moon to see this when she came home from nursery. It’s bright bold colours seem very appealing to curious toddlers. 

This camper van comes with a few accessories and figures including Pete & Lily characters and their pet dog, a dog basket, bowl, luggage and picnic table. 

The camper van has many ways of opening up including the driver hatch, back, the roof and the side hatch which reveals a playground.  

 

It does not need batteries but yet has a motorised wheel action when pushed or pulled, meaning it moves by itself with a bit of friction.  

I think you only have to look at her little face to see how much she likes this. 

All the figures and parts can of course be taken out when the van stops to have a much needed picnic. 

And we even managed to make a mini video too of Casey camper van in action. 

  

And a great thing is that the figures and toys from Izebellas calendar can be used in Casey camper van too making it all the more exciting for her.

Both of these toys are suitable for toddlers and young children ages 1-5 years approximately. Check Wow toys for more details.

Impifry Photobook

Published June 23, 2015 by Bizzimummy

mprify Photobooks is an application for iOS and Android that 

lets you create photo albums right from your phone in less than 5 

minutes. The user can customize the pictures with comments and 

dedications, share the photo book for free on the Internet, and, if they

 wish, buy it or send it as a gift in any part of the world and receive 

it in just three days.

 

Like many mobile phone users I have well over a thousand photographs just sat there on my iPhone. Yes they are all backed up on many other upload apps and of course iCloud, but if technology was to somehow crash (unlikely) then everything would be gone. Also as they are on my devices it does mean not everyone can see them unless I choose to let them and I do think it’s nice to have some photographs displayed around the home.

Impifry got in touch and asked if I would like one of their photo books. I was given a full discount code and all I needed to do was download the app which in my case is from the Apple App Store.

I have made several photobooks previously and have to say that this is one of the easiest ones so far. I was given a choice to upload photos from various sources, including camera roll, Facebook, Instagram and Dropbox. 

A standard photo book costing approximately £19.90 holds 22 photographs with one per page and extra photographs can be added for a small charge.

The upload of photographs was a very easy and quick process. It’s very much a case of selecting the knew you want and hitting the button and they were uploaded within a minute.

The book arrived really quickly, within 2 days. It came gift boxed but was a little smaller than I was expecting. 

The front cover can be changed and a title can also be added. 

The photographs turned out quite clear and bright and look really good in the book. 

Lovely gifts!!

Visit Impifry for more information.

  

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