Monday, 27 April 2015

What I Learnt At Blog Camp. 5 Blogging Myths BUSTED!

This weeks 5 Ideas For is a little different well as you may know, this weekend was Tots100 Blog Camp. I go to go out (minus the monsters!) for a whole blumming day and meet with friends and fellow bloggers for a day of bloggy learning! With lot of incredible sessions and, been a newbie blogger, lots to learn I thought I'd do a bit of a round up for fellow bloggers, about the stuff you thought you knew..

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Ordinary Moments #1 Walking In the Woods

We have started making quite a habit of heading out in the car up to a little country park, with woods and valleys to explore, walk and well just be happy! Snipe Dales, near Hagwortingham in Lincolnshire is actually only a 15 minute drive from our house and I cant believe we didn't think about taking the monsters their sooner...

The reserve is one of the few remaining examples showing the Lincolnshire Wolds as they were, and just one of a few valley systems still surviving in Lincolnshire. There are  two halves one with mixed woodland in the Country Park and the other consists of wet valleys, grassland and scrub in the nature reserve. 

With lots of hills to run up and down...

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Perfect Picnics with Drinkstuff

We love picnics, but more often than not we end up having to buy extra food because someone has spilled their drink over the picnic blanket and we end up with wet sarnies, soggy sausages and saturated Swiss rolls!  But I need not worry no more as the lovelies at Drink Stuff have send us the best picnic accessory ever...

Cardboard Box Playhouse.

Did you see my 5 Ideas For Homemade Toys? Last Sunday night I took a large box we had (that had been taking up space since Christmas!) and turned it into this ace playhouse for the kids...I know that it is still taking up space but at least it is getting used! 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Its a well known fact that since Instagram came onto the scene EVERYONE has to take a photo of their food before they eat it. Its also a well known fact that little people, well they hate waiting for you to take photos of said food...

They wanna eat and they wanna eat now...

Come on...can I eat it yet?

Tough. I'm not waiting any longer....yummmmmm!

Let's see how much I can get in my mouth in one go!!!


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Recipe. Homemade Pop Tarts.

If there is one thing the kids love as a breakfast treat it's a PopTart! But at almost £3 a box for 8, its an expensive breakfast (a box will only last us 2 breakfast times) for a family on a budget so I have been hunting around for a home made pop tart for a while now so after getting the gist of the ingredients I need I came up with this yummy Rhubarb and Custard inspired recipe.

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday Week 26

There is only one way I can kick of this weeks linkup by saying a huge CONGRATULATIONS to a couple of our linker-upperers (it is a word by the way!) Clare, from over at Clares Little Tots, gave birth to a little boy, Jack,  on Wednesday and Laura from over at Life With Baby Kicks who gave birth to a little boy on Thursday! Congrats to you both love from all of us over at 3 Princesses and 1 Dude!

As I did last week I have let Evie and Jenson choose their faves again this week! Evie chose Gym Bunny Mummy's Homemade Jammie Dodgers. They look super scrummy and I cant wait to make them later this week!

Jenson chose My Bored Toddlers Wheelbarrow Herb Garden this is definitly a weekend jobbie...

gardening with kids wheelbarrow herb garden

Now on with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!


1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk) and also share relevant links on our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Pinterest board.  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase!

The Badge: 


This week I am linking up with 5 Ideas For...Cereal Box Crafts.

And Leandra is linking up with this awesome Loo Roll Castle...

Now it's your turn so remember to grab your badge (up there ^^^) and link up below, remembering at some point to come back and take a look at the link ups and commenting on a few pretty please!

    An InLinkz Link-up

Monday, 20 April 2015

5 Ideas For...Homemade Toys ANYONE Can Make!

You know some days, OK, OK every day, I look through Pinterest and wonderful array of homemade toys that look fab. Hand sewn soft toys, sock monkeys (which we have attempted..and failed!) toys made from babies first clothes, play kitchens made from an old TV unit...the possibility's are endless, well that is are if you a) have the time b) are able to sew and c) you are a creative genius! 

But what if you arent a creative genius? You don't have a sewing machine? and actually in the real world the only time you have spare is a couple of hours after the kids have gone bed before your snoring on the sofa in front of *insert favourite programme here* well here are 5 homemade toys you can make quick(ish), once the kids are in bed and they can wake up to a brand spanking new toy by morning!

Saturday, 18 April 2015

You'll Always Be My Baby....

As you are all probably more than aware if you have a 3 or 4 year old or know someone who has a 3 or 4 year old, for us Mummy's and Daddy's of said 3 and 4 year old's (sorry that's the last time I will say that!)  the wait was over, the results in...would we get 1st choice of school? Or would our hearts sink at 2nd or maybe we would sob over 3rd choice. I've written this with Jenson in mind...

1st Photo..May 2011 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Mini Beast Sensory Bin.

One of our 'things to do' on our Spring Bucket List is a mini beast hunt, this weekend we will be getting our wellies on and grabbing some magnifying glasses and binoculars (what is it with kids and those 2 items!) and going on  a muddy bug hunt...BUT what if you aren't too keen on bugs and beasts? Well I have come up with a great idea...well I thought it was a great idea anyway...

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