Friday, 12 February 2016

A Netflix Night In For All The Family

It's Valentine's weekend and, as I've previously mentioned, the theme is less about romance around these parts and more about sharing love of all kinds. There's been a lot of love in the air this week in general. From a meal out with a bestie I hadn't seen in too long, to glitter covered cards from my girls to a surprise package in the post from Netflix which contained the softest, snugliest blanket everrrrr.
Then, today there was a Valentine's cake-sale in school. The kids were stuffed full of chocolatey, sugar-loveheart festooned sweets and treats. It alone would have kicked the weekend off in marvellous style. But, after school, as we gathered as usual in my grandmother's house we celebrated a birthday too - which meant there was more cake and more treats and a lovely gang of some of my favourite people to hang out with.

I grabbed the opportunity to force them all to snuggle together under the magical #NetflixNightIn blanket for some family-bonding time!
A great-grandmother, two grandmothers, parents and lots of lovely cousins from teens to tots - four generations in fact! - all squeezed in to show some Netflix love. (You can see the empty spot that was left for me beside Sábha... if only I'd remembered to bring a selfie-stick we'd have had TWELVE people under that blanket!)

One of the best things about Netflix is that it caters to such a wide range of tastes. You'll find things to suit the whole family - no matter what their age. And, as there are always new additions to the listings - you'll never get bored. 

Here are some new additions that I'd happily cosy up and watch with any or, ideally, all of the people above:

The Little Prince:
One of my favourite books in the world come to life?! I didn't even know this existed in a screen format, so I am really excited to see it.
Muppets Most Wanted 
The first record I ever owned (yes, vinyl record... I am that old...) was the Muppet Show album and ever since, I have been a lifelong fan. Cannot. Wait. To. See. This.
The AristoCats:
Classic Disney? Cats? Is there anything not to love?
Enchanted 
I caught the beginning of this movie on TV over Christmas and was so annoyed that we were going out and I had to miss the rest of it as the girls and I were really enjoying it. I actually looked it up on Netflix the next day and was disappointed to find it wasn't there. I'm delighted it's being added soon so I can see what 'happy ever after' there was!

Whatever you're doing this Valentine's weekend, I hope you're as surrounded by love as I am lucky enough to be.

Oh, and don't forget to enter my latest LOVE-ly giveaway HERE!



Disclosure: As a member of the Netflix Stream Team I received a Netflix subscription and an Apple TV box in return for posting Netflix updates and reviews. All opinions are my own 
and I am not being paid to give them. I already had a personal subscription before joining the Stream Team. This post and the family photo is part of a competition entry. Big thanks to my family for humouring me and letting me snap them, I promise if I win the 'swag' I'll share it with all of them!

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Love is A to Z [Giveaway]

February is here and, as the weather is still hideous (although a tad brighter - yay!), we still need nice things to look forward to and Valentine's Day fits the bill perfectly. Everybody knows Valentines is the day to celebrate love, romance and coupledom in all its glory. Which is all well and good, but it's kind of cheesy and also not the only kind of love that exists in the world.

Zazzle contacted me a while ago about their thoughts on Valentines day. They believe that it’s not just romance that should be celebrated and that #loveisAtoZ. Aunties who babysit regularly, best friends who make you feel 10 feet tall, your mum’s cousin-who’s-like-a-second-mum to you, loyal blog readers (wink wink)… the list goes on, all deserve to be shown love. Don't you agree?

Zazzle want to help you find the perfect token of appreciation for that special someone, to surprise them with on the day of love-of-all-kinds. They challenged me to find a few things to show my own A-Z Style Love this Valentine's Day! There is no end of options with Zazzle from personalised products, to gorgeous prints and I spent aaaages browsing all of the lovely things before remembering that...

I'm being abandoned on February 14th by Devo, in favour of a 'gig with the lads'! 

So, I first decided to show MYSELF some love with this challenge. It's no secret that I'm a fan of unicorns so when I spotted this vest I thought it was the perfect way to show my husband what I really think of being left all alone on romance night... (not really, I just really wanted the vest!) It's the perfect mixture of naughty and nice and I love it!
I am no model.
I also chose a Valentine's card each for the little loves in my life. A cute vintage Valentine kitty for Lile because... well, cats. And a pun-tastic vintage Valentine for Sábha who is really into humour like this at the moment. Her favourite joke to tell 57672782 times a day is "Why was the brush late for school? Because he over-SWEPT", so I think she'll get a kick out of this card. 
Next I chose a poster for one of my besties who I have known since our early teens. She's an absolute treasure and my guru for all things twin-related. Her twin girls are double my girls' age and she's seen it all before so I'm constantly asking her for her advice/opinions on things. She deserves a little treat for putting up with me! 

I chose this for her because as unicorns are to me and cats are to Lile - Octopuses (Octopi?) are her thing:

Finally, I thought I couldn't let this Valentine's day go past without showing some love to my amazing readers - without whom I wouldn't even get to try out some of these cool products - so I've chosen two of these prints to giveaway: 
For a chance to win, just use the gadget below. I'll draw two winners on Valentine's Day... because I'll obviously have time on my hands to do that... seeing as I'll be alone...

I hope the prints will bring a lot of love into the winner's home this Valentine's Day. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Click on the titles below to see more of our reviews for Zazzle products:

Zazzle Lunchboxes are Cool for School
'Pick' the Perfect Present from Zazzle
Zazzle Love


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Disclosure: Zazzle provided me with the products mentioned above for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own and I was not paid to give them. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Where Wishes Come From.

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