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A much wanted piece of art; finally on my wall. Photowall! 

Published May 23, 2017 by Bizzimummy

When it comes to prints are art pictures there are only a few things I would really choose to buy. These include most things that fall within the fantasy category and no I don’t mean anything sexual. Think fairies, trolls, unicorns etc. Yes I’m a little weird and perhaps live in a dream world sometimes but some of those fantasy images are truly awesome.

I remember being a teenager and a certain shop in the Manchester Arndale which only sold posters. The posters were displayed in rows of huge boards to look at, with the actual poster being all rolled up, ready to take. I can’t quite remember the name of the shop but it was here where I first spotted some fantasy type posters that I really liked.

So many years later along comes Photowall UK who make wall murals and canvas prints. Yes canvas prints can be bought in lots of places but the ones from photowall can be made very large indeed. And they have a category just for Fantasy along with many other category choices. 

There are so many images to choose from, I could even upload my own if I really wanted to but I have lots of family photographs already on my walls and I’d already spotted this one.


This being the Castle garden unicorn canvas (it also comes as a wall mural). Now my bedroom wall was looking a little plain and bare and I wanted a big canvas to fill the space. These can be made up to 150cm in length which is really big for a standard wall. I ordered mine as 120cms and I’m glad I did not go bigger because it would have been too big. 

Because the canvas prints go really large it does mean they would be difficult to ship without the risk of damage. Also the size of them would greatly increase the shipping costs. Therefore the canvases are sent as DIY packages. Yes I felt quite nervous about the prospect of making a canvas myself. 

The packages is a very tall slim box. The canvas comes in a roll and 4 planks of wood, metal joiners, bolts and wall hanger. No instructions come with the box but there are instructions on the photo wall website along with a video which makes it look extremely easy. It’s not the easiest thing but not too difficult.I think smaller size canvases would be easier. The wood planks have peel off sticky sides which all stick to the edge of the canvas. I found lining them all up correctly very tricky with them being so long. Attaching the fastener and bolts was straightforward and hanging was so-so. Again due to the size it took a while to balance it straightish. 

Anyway here it is, in pride of place on my bedroom wall.


It looks fantastic and is placed on the main wall opposite my bed, so each morning when I wake up, this is what I will see. 

All of these images are taken from my actual canvas and not from photowall.


The detail in this print is just amazing, it’s absolutely beautiful and just the sort of image I’ve been wanting for years. I am very happy with it and even fairly happy that I managed to put the canvas together without help.

The canvases start at £38. The bigger you go, the more it costs. Options include choice of edging and cropping to get the big of the image you want. The canvas can be purchased alone without the frame too. And they have hundreds of images to choose from. I was spoilt for choice and it won’t be long until I buy myself another one.

A whole lotta “Really Good” stuff here

Published May 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Really good stuff, yes it certainly is good stuff from Really Good UK. It’s just my kind of website with a very large spoilt for choice funky selection of bits and bobs, kids stuff, home stuff, fun stuff and gifting type stuff. All good. 


There’s all sorts of things in this one picture; but before I start on what they are, you all really really need to see this first, and especially so if you have young children. 


Yes I was pleasantly surprised/shocked when I first spotted this actual  naughty seat. No longer will I have to designate the bottom step or one of my own chairs as the naughty spot for Izebella. She now has her very own designated naughty stool for when she decides to throw her tantrums and scream and whatever else she feels like doing. 


Oh yes, this has been used a fair few times already for my little madam. This is no quirky fancy feature in our living room it is a working product and yes it works a treat. 

I think she saw it as a novelty thing at first until she realised that’s where she sits for x amount of minutes if she does something wrong. 
Well worth the £25.00 cost in my opinion. Small enough to store in a corner or under the table when she’s being good too.

This item also works well with the naughty chair. 

A behaviour book. Forget charts that get pulled down. This book is much better. Each page is a full week with plenty of space for notes and lots of sticker sheets too. 


Izebella isn’t that naughty to be honest. She is generally well behaved, she just has her tantrum moments. 

When Izebella stays with her dad, she likes to take a few toys and teddies, so a bag just like this comes in really useful. 

It has lots of space inside for toys and sweets and other bits of really good stuff and a friendly bear on the front. Perfect for a 4 year old sleeping out. 

And a smaller overnight type bag is this one. 

It’s a tired bunny pyjama bag. It looks like a swim/p.e bag with draw string fastening and is big enough for pyjamas, toothbrush and maybe a small teddy too. Or just put pyjamas inside so you know where they are. 

Also on the above photograph is a pencil case, a wooden door sign, which Ryan has on his door right now and a toy searchlight which is really unusual.

It looks like a small plastic wallet with a teddy bear picture on, but a press of a hidden button turns on a very bright torch light. Good for finding toys at night, maybe reading and seeing in the dark. It is really really bright, it’s probably not a good idea to shine it in the eyes. It only costs a fiver too, pocket money toys. 

And here’s something else that lights up! Four of them! 


These are showtime light up cards. Each one has our initials on and they even come in ages too. I’m glad we got the initial ones, I don’t want to show my age. Each one costs £5.00. They light up with a button press and turn off after about a few seconds  For a card they are very bright. The insides are blank to write own greeting and envelopes come included. They can also be put on a bedroom wall or by the side of the bed as a little light as well as given as cards.


Yes it’s a height chart. I don’t think it’s big enough to measure my height but it does go up to 4ft 9 so not too far off. These always look good on plain walls.

Finally a selection of funky tins.

A money tin and not the sort you have to destroy to get the coins out. A girly tin with a unicorn to keep girly type treasures away from nosey brothers and then the one that I would have loved when younger – The secret stuff tin, to hide from parents which comes complete with lock and key. I dread to think what sort of junk Ryan may keep in his over the next few years. 

Yes all these things and much more  can be purchased at the same Really good website place. Some very funny funky things to be found and I don’t think anything can beat the naughty seat. This face says it all! 

Unicorn cushions + giveaway 

Published May 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

If you or your little ones love unicorns just as much as we do, then take a look at this lovely little cushion. 


It comes in both pink and blue from The fox in the attic. As well as cushions just like this one, they also sell many stationery items, cards, toys and lots of other unique gifts. 


This is how our cushion arrived. Lovely packaging with string and labels. And this is the back of the cushion, which Izebella says looks like a shoe when placed top way up. 


A perfect pink accessory to my girls pink bedroom. Izebella likes to have it on her bed just like a pillow. 

This pillow costs £22.99 and here are a few other items from The fox in the attic. 


COMPETITION TIME!

If you liked the unicorn cushion as above, then you could be lucky enough to win one in either blue or pink. 

All you have to do is click the button below to be taken to the entry page. 

ENTER HERE!
This giveaway is for one unicorn cushion. It will close on June 1st 2017. Entrants must be UK residents and have valid email, Facebook and twitter accounts to take part. 

Pairfum diffuser bell

Published May 2, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Continuing with my home accessories today, I have a lovely item that most ladies would love in their home. 


It is a large reed diffuser in the shape of a bell. It comes from Pairfum London

PAIRFUM London is for Lovers of Perfume! They offer naturally luxurious couture perfume that won’t be found in high street stores plus Organic skin care products and natural home fragrance. 

Pairfum is ideal for health conscious consumers, as it is created for the health & wellness of the senses.

This large reed diffusers has a long list of fragrance oils to choose from to make the home smell deliciously fragrant 24 hours a day. It is certainly much larger than any diffusers I have had before and can last up to 9 months complete with 250ml of oil and 10 large reed sticks. I turn the sticks twice a day, once in the morning and then before I go to bed, meaning I can smell the fresh fragrance when I get up. 

My fragrance is one of my favourite and is called innocent vanilla. It’s a lovely sweet scent. The PAIRFUM Reed Diffuser uses a highly fragrant and natural non-VOC oil serum. This is both non flammable and non toxic and contains more pure couture perfume than typical diffuser oils. 

A large diffuser bell costs £37.50 and saves the need for buying regular cans of freshener. It also looks really ornate on top of shelves and makes a lovely gift too. 

Making a house more of a home with The Windsor Browne/Melody Mason collection 

Published May 2, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Windsor Browne is a brand created by Melody Maison to showcase items with a more quirky, industrial, earthy or gentleman’s club style. 
There are all sorts of more vintage style items including furniture and accessories for the home. I have three items from this collection! 

The first is a Floral French metal jug.


This may just look like an everyday type plant watering jug from the outset, and yes it can be used for plant watering but it also makes a rather pretty centre piece decoration. Either stand alone or as a flower vase like I’ve done here.



As it’s made of metal, there is little chance of it breaking or cracking and I think it looks so much prettier than the usual glass vases. It costs just under £10 and makes a perfect accessory in my newly decorated hallway. 

Next is one product that I always need, but can never find. It’s a bottle opener, but one that is very unlikely to become lost. 

This bottle opener is wall mounted and has a retro pub theme to it. I don’t drink beer at all but I do enjoy the odd treat of Coca Cola in glass bottles so this will come in handy. It also looks quite quirky next to my fridge too. 

I did have a few problems getting this on the wall. There are two screw slots at the back but it does not come with any screws or bolts and everything I tried was either too big or too small or just did not work. In the end I had to drill a small hole through the top of it and hang it that way, but it’s up now and it’s not a huge problem.

Yes it does work, just attach a bottle lid to the metal hole and open as you would any other bottle. The metal tray thing at the bottom even catches the drips. I best make sure I remember to give it a wipe! 


I’ll never be searching for a bottle opener again now this is on my kitchen wall. This one is just £10.95 but it does not come with appropriate wall fixings. 

Finally a small heart wall mirror.


I have put this in my bedroom as I was lacking a wall mirror. It is fairly small at 25cms but still has quite an effect on the room. It’s frame is plastic but to look at it from a distance it looks more metallic. 

I did struggle a bit to get this mirror hung too. There are 2 small hooks on the back but these seem quite flimsy and move around a lot when trying to get them onto a wall hook. I was worried about applying pressure whilst hanging it as it is quite a dainty thing which could easily be cracked if I pressed too hard. But… I now have a nice wall mirror at least.

At just £5.95 it’s not a bad price at all. 

Melody mason have some many unique and very pretty items. It’s the sort of place that makes me want to buy everything. The prices are very reasonable and their items really help to turn a house into a home. 

A chair for a little princess from – Your Surprise! 

Published May 1, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Just look at this adorable chair, fit for a princess! 

And yes it even has her name on it too! 

This chair comes from a company named Your Surprise. I chose this chair because a small kids chair is something I had been on the lookout for, for a fair few months. I did not want a cheap inflatable one which would be popped within a day and many other comfy kids chairs work out very expensive or are just too small. 

I did indeed get a lovely surprise when this chair arrived. I’m not too sure what I was expecting as I had only really viewed a photo of it on the Your Surprise website. The chair is excellent quality. It’s made with 100% cotton over some sort of durable foam rubber material. Nothing that can be popped, no hard materials and no metal springs. Just a lovely comfortable soft seat with my daughters name on. 

It arrived whilst Izebella wasn’t home, giving me a chance to simply position it in the living room for her. Her little face lit up when she saw it and as her face shows in this picture, she was one very happy little girl. 

The seat comes in 3 other colours as well as red, including pink. Izebella has way too much pink stuff already and I thought it was time for a sight change to red. To add to the overall comfort of the chair, an extra seat cushion is also included. 

Now Izebella can sit and watch her movies in comfort and style and also play on mummy’s iPad in her new chair. It’s almost like her own little throne.

Here are the chair measurements – Size: 52 x 35 x 46 cm , Seat height: 18 cm, Seat width: 28 cm. Your Surprise website recommend the chair for young children ages 1-5 years but I definitely think Izebella will still beable to sit in it past her 5th birthday as the seat area is fairly large. I can even sit inside it myself with ease, it’s just too small in height to be comfortable for bigger people. Jordanna being 9 and slim can also fit on the seat. 

We are all very happy with the new chair and of course Izebella the most. 

These personalised chairs cost £38.95 plus £8.95 shipping costs. I believe this price is more than reasonable for this product as it will last a long time. The covers are fully removeable for washing and small stains can be simply wiped clean.

Your Surprise sells many more unique personalised gifts for both children, babies and adults. 

Ride and Roll all the way there with the Fascol ride on case! 

Published April 28, 2017 by Bizzimummy

This is Izebellas new travel case. Not only can she put her clothes and bits inside but can also pull and ride on it just like a toy. The case comes from Fascol who also sell toddler scooters amongst other items for the little ones. Izebellas case of course comes in her favourite colour of a bright deep pink (rose) but it also comes in blue too.


It’s size is 48x36x22 cms yet it’s small measurements can be deceiving. The case fully opens up to reveal plenty of space for a small child’s clothes and belongings. 

It is designed more as a weekend trip type piece of luggage or even carry on luggage on a plane and therefore meant for short trips but I did find I could get more than a weekends worth of a 4 years clothes inside easily.

The material used to make the case is polypropylene which is something I have never heard of but it seems to be a very tough and robust product. Izebella has not stopped sitting on it and riding along on it since it arrived about 2/3 weeks ago. 

She tells me the seat is comfy enough for her little bum and that she cannot wait to use it when we go away. 

It opens up a little differently to regular cases and bags. The yellow nose type parts on the front and back twist to open the case up and then twist the other way to lock. I think this is a good idea and saves the panic of zips being pulled off or trapped halfway and although Izebella sort of knows how it opens, a much younger child probably would not beable to do it.

Being in the design of an animal it even has pull out feet too. And a large carry/pull strap plus two handles. The large strap can even double up as a seatbelt to go over the child when they are riding on it. 


I think it’s fair to say that we are certainly going to have lots of fun with this case and Izebella when we go on our weekend get aways.

As Fascol is a European company, the prices are in Euros. The price of this case is currently on a great offer with the price dropping to €29.98 from the previous price of €72.00. The cases are suitable for small riders ages 3 and above. 

Desenio artwork

Published April 26, 2017 by Bizzimummy

My walls have many family photographs and memories but were certainly lacking in a bit of Wall art until that is; Desenio came along. 

Desenio sell poster artwork and prints. There are hundreds of posters to choose from in many categories including a few for children. Each one of the posters comes with various size options from small to very large. They all come on quality thick paper and frames are available to purchase separately.

I was provided with a voucher and chose a wide selection of posters in different sizes. They arrived in a large tube all folded inside each other. I have far too many of the posters to show them all but here is a small few which are not yet up on the walls. 


Both the pink robot and the dancer under water will be going in my girls room and the broken doll picture probably in my room or my hallway. The robot one is one of the smaller pictures measuring 21x30cms and the other 2 being medium sizes at 30x40cms.

I have managed to hang a few up such as this “Breathe” picture. 

The black mount is also from Desenio. This picture shows a foggy mountain scene and has txt and really stood out for me. I have placed it on my kitchen door as a reminder that all is okay even if it feels like I haven’t done that much.

This next one is more of a fun family type print and has already attracted much attention from visiting friends. These words say it all for our house. 

Finally my overall favourite from my whole collection takes its pride of place in my living room. 

It’s “The girl with balloon” Banksy art. This is one of those images that I have been after for a while. I have seen it before and when I spotted it on Desenio I just had to have it on my wall too. I’m not even sure why I like it so much but I really do. I got this in a large size of 50x70cms so it’s pretty big. The frame I got seperate off eBay for a good price. As you can imagine, frames this big aren’t easy to find and don’t come cheap. Desenio does sell picture frames in all sizes for its posters and also cardboard mounts.

I have a few more posters yet to sort out and decide where they are going and buy frames if need be. I think the hardest part is gettting them onto a wall as some of them do cost a lot and the last thing I wanted to do was ruin them with tape or pins. 

As the posters are all different sizes and images, they do vary in price but I think there is certainly something for everyone at Desenio art the home of Scandinavian posters.

Spring cleaning with humble stuff

Published April 18, 2017 by Bizzimummy


This is humble stuff, cleaning products from a small Scottish based company without the harsh chemicals. They sell a small selection of products but are multi surface meaning they can be used in any room and most surfaces and general uses around the home. I am always confused as to why supermarkets stock multiple cleaners for bathroom, kitchen, glass, wood etc but then next to all those are also bottles of multisurface products containing exactly the same stuff. 

Humble stuff products differ slightly from the usual supermarket shelf brands because they don’t contain the usual chemicals or bleaches. They contain, instead blends of bicarbonate of soda, and natural oils and fragrances yet still clean just as good. 

The multi-surface spray is great for worktop sides after food preparation and also the side where the kettle is which often ends up with tea bag drips on it. I also used it in my living room to give the units a quick clean and dining room table. 

The soft cleaning paste is a white paste which resembles a soft putty. This can be used where a more intensive clean is required. Think cookers, white furniture stains etc. It’s pretty good too considering it’s made mainly with bicarbonate of soda and no bleaching agents. I’ve found it works wonders on getting cups and mugs clean of those nasty tea and coffee stains. I just add a little all around the cup, leave for 20 minutes, scrub and thoroughly wash and have managed to get the majority of my cups looking white inside again. It can be used to clean cooker tops and I’ve read inside the oven too. I haven’t tried this as my oven was not long cleaned with oven cleaner (very harsh nasty stuff) but I will give it a go soon. It’s pretty useful in bathrooms as well and even in the toilet bowl. Again wipe on, leave and flush away. 

The biggest surprise I had using this paste tho is possibly one that this paste may not really be meant got at all. Therefore I would advise you to do this at your own risk. My daughter Jordanna had a new pink top. She managed to get several stains all down it. I think it was a mixture of chocolate, ice cream and possibly sauce (she’s very messy!) I washed it and the stains were still very much there, even after wash number 2.  It was looking like the pink favourite top was destined for the bin, and then I had a bright idea. I scooped a small handful of cleaning paste and applied it to the stains on the top, scrubbed a little and then put it in the machine on a 60 degree wash cycle. (I wish I had taken before and after pictures but just didn’t think) And low and behold it came out stain free and looking very clean indeed. This was a last resort before binning the top so again use this way with caution. 

Humble stuff also sell a toilet freshener too and all their products cost just £5.00 each or buy all 3 for just £12.00. 

One “cheeky” little gnome 

Published April 13, 2017 by Bizzimummy

As many of you probably already know by now, I absolutely love unusual and novelty items. I love quirky things for both my house and my garden. As it’s now starting to get slightly warmer I have been getting a few ornaments and plants for my garden and here is one of the latest things.


This is one cheeky gnome and comes from Nuku which is home to a big assortment of unusual gifts

The cheeky mooning gnome also doubles up as a solar light when it’s dark, meaning that the light literally does shine right out of his backside. 

All I had to do when I got him was switch him on and position the little fella in a sun spot in the garden and let him absorb a few rays via his special panel. 


My kids thought he was a very funny gnome indeed with Izebella shouting that he’s sticking his bum out. 

Well we waited a few hours once receiving him and look what happened when it got dark!


His little backside lights up for all to see. It’s quite a bright light too considering the size of the gnome. It’s enough to light up a small flower bed and give a bit of a glow to a garden. 

This picture was taken at night but with the flash on so it does not show the solar light lit up but more the glow it gives off around it. 

Mooning gnome costs £18.99 and he’s perfect for any garden in need of a bit of mooning and fun. He’s bound to get many people interested and asking where they can get one.

I think gnome will be fine throughout the Spring and Summer months outside, but as with most solar lights and features; the colder weather can cause damage so he may just have to go into hibernation in the colder months. 

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