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My early Mother’s Day gift! Jewellery box UK

Published March 22, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I have an early Mother’s Day gift which has been beautifully personalized and sent to me from Jewellery box U.K..

I love new jewellery and especially so charm bracelets, they are just so pretty.

And here is my new one which has arrived just in time for Mother’s Day.


It is a sterling silver bracelet with the 925 stamp near the fastener. Designed for women although quite small at just 7 inch. Luckily I have very small thin wrists so it fits me. 

The heart is the only charm but it’s a fairly large heart for the bracelet size. I was able to get the four names of my children on just one side of the heart. 

Personalisation can be either side and up to 30 letters. This gives it that overall personal touch which shows a lot of effort has been made with this gift. 

As the bracelet is on the small side, fastening it myself is quite tricky so I have to get one of my older two to help me with it. Obviously for people with bigger wrists this will be too tight. 

The bracelet without personalisation is £30.00 and with personalisation is £8.50 per side. Delivery is free on any order over £10.00 in the U.K and orders also get despatched the same day if ordered by 2pm. I can vouch for the fast delivery too. My bracelet arrived the very next morning after ordering it, so still time to order for Mother’s Day. This bracelet and all details can be found on this page.


And it also comes gift boxed too. 

#WeAreAllMums – Raising awareness! 

Published March 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Mother’s Day is just over a week away, whilst this brings joy and presents to many mums across the country; I and many others share mixed emotions about the day. 

Research estimates that one in six pregnancies will end in miscarriage. This alone is a very high number when you consider how many pregnancies there are. To add further sadness – approximately eleven babies are stillborn every day in the UK and there are also 60,000 premature births in the UK each year.

Tommy’s is a charity that finds research into baby loss and pregnancy problems. They are running a campaign to raise awareness that even if a baby is born sleeping or miscarried or born to soon, you are still a mum.


Many people who have been reading my blog for a while will be aware of my story, but for those who don’t here it is – 



  My Story

(Warning – contains images that may be upsetting) 

I already had two healthy children but after meeting my (now ex) partner in 2009, I became pregnant late 2010. The pregnancy was not planned but we were both happy. I found out fairly early on, around 5/6 weeks.   

A few weeks after finding out I noticed some blood in my pants, of course I panicked and straight to the hospital. Like many women so early on, I got told to go home and take it easy as there is nothing a hospital can do so early on. Luckily the blood stopped within a day or two and panic over; or so I thought. 

My 12 week scan went okay, however days later I got a call to come in. My first thoughts were Down’s syndrome but no, I was very low risk. The risk was something else. They mentioned spina bifida and mentioned the baby having heart in the wrong place but another urgent scan ruled everything out so they put it down to a false reading.

At about 14 weeks the bleeding returned and much heavier than last time but no pain. I was sure I had lost the baby but a hospital scan showed a baby alive and kicking. The doctors mentioned possible early twin loss but seemed baffled.

I had on/off spotting for the next 6 weeks and then came my 20 week scan. Again the scan was fine and I was told my baby was a girl. They did not know why I kept bleeding. I had the scan on a Monday.

Four days later on the Friday I was sat watching television and just over 21 weeks. I felt a sharp pain in my stomach and what felt like a gush of blood. I ran to the toilet but no blood, it was clear. Yes this was amniotic fluid at 21 weeks. In other words my waters had broke.

I was in tears on the way to the hospital and a scan showed very little amniotic fluid around the baby. The nurses apologised sympathetically and a doctor told me I could “abort my feutus” which I thought was an extremely awful comment. This was not a fetus, she was my baby and no way was I voluntarily killing her. I was sent home to rest with antibiotics and constant monitoring. 

The next 2 weeks consisted of bed rest and lots of bleeding and mild labour oain. It was awful not knowing and searching the internet for help or a Miracle prem baby story and praying mine would be too. Sadly this was not to be. 

On the 4th April 2011 the bleeding and pain got incredibly worse. Hospital rushed me to a labour ward with a huge team of medical people on stand by. My 2 children had been C sections but there was no time and with her being so small it was easier to push. 

Keira arrived at 3.30am weighing just 1lb 2oz she was tiny with reddish skin and a wisp of blonde hair. Her eyes were still fused shut as she was too young to open them but apart from that she was perfect in every way.

The lack of amniotic fluid along with her prematurity meant her tiny lungs were too underdeveloped. At one point it looked like she was improving but ten hours later she suffered a bleed and passed in my arms. It is the worst thing any parent should have to go through. I cannot explain the devastation it leaves when you lose a child. 

Of course I held her, washed her, cuddled her in the hours after she passed. If I’m being honest a lot of it is a blur as my head was all over the place. Walking out of that hospital without her was something that words can describe – heartbreaking, brutal, empty, I felt totally lost. I cried for weeks, often alone as I thought everyone else had moved on and somehow forgot. I wasn’t just upset, I was angry that I couldn’t save her somehow and angry that the world and people kept going yet my world had stopped. I think it’s all part of the normal grieving process. 

Despite tests I never got a reason why Keira came early. No abnormalities, no chromosome faults.

There’s not a day goes by where she isn’t in my thoughts. This April Keira would be six and instead of a kids party, I visit the cemetery which no parent should ever have to do. I still cry, I still get upset and even blame myself but I can now (sometimes) talk about her to other people and tell them that I don’t just have three children – I actually had five. 

And yes that’s correct I have five. After Keira died I became pregnant again very very quick. Unfortunately at the 20 week scan, no heartbeat was detected. I had to yet again go through another labour this time knowing the baby would not be alive. I was told my baby was about 17 weeks when he/she died. They told me they could not tell if the baby was male or female but I always thought I was carrying a boy. My poor baby had a condition called a cystic hygroma and this was totally unrelated to Keira’s death just 6 months previous. The consultant called it “unfortunate bad luck” and told me there was no reason not to try again . No bad chromosomes from any of us etc. 

In March 2012 after a missed period, yes the test said pregnant again. I panicked so much all the way through. I stood in the hospital literally screaming at the staff to give me extra scans and extra checks which they eventually agreed to. Apparently you have to lose 3 in a row before they normally do this which is a joke. 

On October 5th 2012, 2 weeks early my little girl Izebella was born and she’s now four. It’s a shame she will neve meet the other babies but she does know about them. Many people refer to babies born after loss as “rainbow babies” and Izebella certainly is my bright shining rainbow.

I feel blessed to have three children alive and well but I am still a mum to the two that didn’t make it too. 

Everyone who has been pregnant is still a mum, whether you have had a normal pregnancy, a perm birh. a rainbow baby, or an angel baby in heaven.


#WeareAllMums

https://www.tommys.org/

My daughter in NICU


Mother’s Day with gel-a-peel

Published March 15, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Gel-a-peel is still a fairly new type of craft material. It is a gel which comes in squeezy pens and can be used to make various things. The gel sticks once dry and it comes in lots of colours with many design ideas. We have had quite a few packs and our latest one is this one. 

Our pearly pastel gel-a-peel set contains 3 gel tubes all in shiny pearly type colours. Along with templates and a few other bits. 

This set was sent to my children so that they can create cards for Mother’s Day and that is exactly what Jordanna has been doing. The gel is quite easy to use and patternsare simple once we got used to it. The letters can be a bit more tricky. Sometimes we do need to squeeze the tubes quite hard to get a bit out. Anyway here is an early Mother’s Day card made with gel-a-peel.

I really like the shininess of these pearly colours as they seem to catch the light and look really effective. I think Jordanna has done a fairly good job here as it can be hard to write with gel-a-peel.

Jordanna also made this little bracelet too. 

The bracelets and other types of jewellery can be made using the included templates, left to dry and then worn. Gel-a-peel has endless uses and is not too messy providing it’s done on a mat or in one area. 

Packs vary in price and are sold at most toy shops. 

 Gel-a-Peel is recommended for children aged 8 +

Special photo gifts this Mother’s Day from Supersnaps

Published March 9, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Mother’s Day is now just weeks away and it’s time to consider gifts for that special lady in all our lives, be it mum, or gran or the one who is always there for us, just like a mum.

Flowers and chocolates are always good but gifts like that just don’t last. Photo gifts are perfect for a lasting, more personal touch.

Supersnaps have many types of photo gifts for all the mums out there. You can make a mini scrap book online using all your favourite prints, meaning lots of memories to keep and treasure. There are also mini magnets which are great for sticking on the fridge meaning mum will see them each time she needs something and packs of retro prints which can even be personalised with messages such as “Happy Mother’s Day” .

So this Mother’s Day it’s time to make it more personal with a gift from Supersnaps.

Perfect pamper gifts

Published February 21, 2017 by Bizzimummy

With Valentine’s Day over for another year, it’s perhaps time to think about Mother’s Day once again which is on its way in just a few weeks. 

Us Mothers need a bit of pampering every now and then and the majority of us ladies just love to receive pamper/bathing type gifts for any occasion. 

Now most ladies get fed up of the same bog standard supermarket gift sets that can be purchased anywhere and we like things a little different and special. This is where Perfect pamper gifts comes in very handy.

Perfect Pamper gifts create unique gift sets and pamper hampers containing luxury fragrant products. 

My own hamper arrived in a lovely little bow tied Jute bag, like this.

And yes you can even choose the bag colour. 

Before opening the bag, I knew it was going to be good inside because I could smell the lovely fragrant aromas inside. And inside – all these lovely pamper Goodies. 


The aromas are delicious and smelt so good, they made me hungry. 

I absolutely love all of the products inside. Just take a look at this Pomegranate & Vitamin E face mask!

It looks and feels like a fruity whipped cream and feels lovely on my face. 

The Whole lot of love bath bomb is huge and I can’t wait to drop into my bath. The centre rose part is made of soap petals which get pulled off and scattered in the bath before fizzing the bath bomb.

Then Sweet cherry body wash – the scent reminds me of my favourite yoghurt flavour and that’s black cherry. It contains cherry kernel oils and smells very sweet. 

Seville orange lip balm really helps my dry lips which I seem to get whenever I have a cold (which I do now!) 

And finally, for an added bit of bathing luxury – Wild rose scented candle. 

There are many pamper hampers to choose from, be it for mum, sister, daughter, friend etc. You can also Build your own hamper by choosing specific products and Perfect Pamper gifts even offer a Monthly subscription pamper box which I am considering signing up to. Monthly pamper treats sound amazing. 

The pamper hampers make wonderful gifts for us ladies and are a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift. The gifts hamper bundles such as the one I have start at £14.99 and include choice of bag, gift tag and personalised message. Each bag contains at least 4 pamper items depending on which one is chosen.

There are many to choose from at Perfect pamper gifts.

Mothers Day Gifts from Asda

Published March 14, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Tomorrow is Mothers Day. A day to say thank you and show your mum just how much she means to you. It’s not a huge deal in our house. I’m a single mum and my kids are still very young. Nothing means more than a handmade card from my children and I often give Ryan a few pound as he likes to buy me something small from the shops from them all.

I always buy for my mum too. I can’t always afford much but a card and small gift always make her smile.

It’s not too late for those who have not yet bought their mum a small gift. It doesn’t need to be anything expensive and it just so happens that Asda have a lovely selection of Mother’s Day gifts available. I have been sent over a few little things which arrived yesterday. I was really glad to get these right before Mother’s Day too because even tho they aren’t from my children as such, they are still “Mum” gifts and are for me so they have cheered me up a lot.

This is a lovely little memory box. It has a place to put a photograph, which I have not yet had time to do (that’s not my picture on there ha). I think a mother and daughter photo would really sit well on this for a Mother’s Day gift.

It’s a lovely little box, made from tough strong board with space inside for more photographs or trinkets.

Inside a further surprise – it’s full of delicious Milk chocolate prailines. These are delicious and I can’t stop eating them. They remind me a little of maltesers but much bigger versions, being crunchy and crispy but with a smooth filling.

On checking “current” online prices at Asda. This lovely little chocolate filled box is only £3.00 – what a bargain.

This is a bit of a novelty/fun thing. It’s the Mums breakfast in bed kit.

Mother’s Day is the one morning when mum deserves a lie in and breakfast in bed.

This little kit contains a novelty toast press which when pressed into toast will make the toast say a lovely little message first thing in the morning. There’s also some heart shaped paper napkins, drink stirrers and confetti.

All in pink too – my favourite colour.

 

This little key ring is really sweet. Keyrings make lovely little gifts from little ones

They are very inexpensive and always look much better than just a bunch of boring metal keys together.

 

 

Finally a radiance boosting mask from the NSPA beauty collection. There are many products in this range and the majority costing less than a fiver.

Don’t forget – Mummy’s love to be pampered!

This is infused with rich Goji Berries and gives an extra boost to calm and protect skin. It also contains anti ageing properties. Just what I need at my age.

All of the above gifts for Mother’s Day cost less than a fiver each. A very small price to pay for a loving hard working mother. Most Asda stores have a special aisle reserved for Mother’s Day gifts and cards and as it’s only a day away, there are bound to be many reductions.

http://www.asda.com

 

Mothers Day Treats from The Body Shop

Published March 13, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Mothers day is just 2 days away. I imagine many people across the country have still not been out to buy their mum a present, men especially who usually leave everything until the last minute. The town centre stores will no doubt be very busy tomorrow and there is still plenty of time to buy those last minute gifts for Mum.

Every good mother deserves a treat from The Body Shop who sell a great selection of beauty treats a a gifts with the hard working mum in mind. Today I have 2 lovely treats to show you all.

First for the Mum who is skin concious and likes to take care of her skin is this Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet costing £12.00. 

It contains The Body Shops’ Aqua Sphere technology – microscopic moisture spheres that act like tiny reservoirs and hold hundreds of times their weight in pure water. In fact, each pot contains over two million Aqua Spheres, which will deliver a 24-hour feed of moisturisation to the skin.

This differs from the majority of other creams and potions out there, firstly it’s pink, perfect colour for me, as opposed to white. Secondly  it’s lightweight and refreshing, as opposed to being rich and nourishing.



On application this sorbet gives a very cool refreshing nice sensation. The first time I applied the product, it gave me a little shiver all over, unsure why but I do like the cool feeling it gives. 

The ingredients inside include  wheatgerm oil, shea butter and soya oil. And it contains mineral particles to help absorb oil and mattify, so that the skin stays shine free and fresh all day.

Perfect for the busy mums.


Secondly is the new Red Musk fragrance

I was one of those teenage girls who could not walk past a bodyshop store without going in to try on the “White musk” testers. I loved white musk and still do to this day, but was rather curious to see what the red version was all about.

The bottle looks really vintage and maybe more like something from a pharmacy rather than perfume bottle. This sort of adds to the overall mystery of it. I was half expecting a dropper to apply it with, but no it’s a spray bottle luckily. 



Red Musk is different to the regular well know female fragrances out there. It does not contain flowers at all but rather a blend of spices, being spiced musk, cinammon and tobacco?, Yes that’s right intense tobacco. That one ingredient alone may put females off buying it. The thought of smelling like a cigar is not really appealing is it. But……. Trust me! This does not smell of cigarettes or cigars or any other tobacco product. I don’t smoke and hate the smell of tobacco. This has a lovely spicy aroma to it, it’s also very long lasting and I can smell it an hour later still strong. It is strong so only a spray or two is required at a time. It’s a spicy sweet fragrance and I love it. A 30ml bottle costs £14.99.

Put a smile on your Mums face this Mother’s Day with a gift from The Body Shop.

Mothers Day Competition from Raisthorpe Manor

Published March 7, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Raisthorpe Manor  are offering an amazing prize for my readers. 

Mothers Day is just over a week away and this would be a perfect gift for any lady young or old.


The prize on offer is..

A bottle of 9ct Toffee shimmering Vodka  and some Choc shot cups. 




As this competiton involves alcohol, entrants do need to be at least 18 years old to enter and also live in the UK. The competition will end on Saturday March 14th and therefore the prize will arrive after Mothers Day and not before.


ENTER HERE


Raisthorpe  Manor Fine Foods began as an accompaniment to Raisthorpe Flyers, providing homemade raspberry gin for guests at elevenses. The popularity of the drink grew and in 2008 the company was set up, creating homemade gins and liqueurs out of the farmhouse kitchen. The business continued to grow and with thanks to funding from RDPE via Yorkshire Forward now operates from a brand new factory facility in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds.

See more at: http://www.theprizefinder.com/content/shimmering-toffee-vodka-chocolates-raisthorpe-manor#sthash.LS54Qr9A.dpuf

The Value of Mum

Published March 25, 2014 by Bizzimummy

With Mother’s Day just a few days away. Do you ever wonder just how much your mum is worth or you as a mother are worth. All the jobs you do without a thank you or a payment.
Prezzybox have a great and interesting article about just how much a mothers job is worth. If someone was to employ a mum, how much would she be paid? After all a mum does much more than just one job,
A mothers work never ends. A mothers many roles include but not limited to,
*Childcare
*Cooking
*Cleaning
*Laundry
*Shopping
*Chauffering
*Nursing

How much would all these jobs be worth?
Prezzy box has come up with some fun graphs to break down the hours and costs of what a normal mum does everyday. Weekends,Bank hols and Christmas Day included. Mum does not get a day off.

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So this Mother’s Day. Think about everything your mum has done for you and everything she still does even as an adult. Buy her something very special and show her just how much she means to you. One day your wonderful mum won’t be there.

For a great selection of gifts, take a look at the Prezzybox website.>