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Cookie Cups Review SJEliteInteriors

I love a brew! and when i say i love one, i really do mean i love one!!!!!

My biggest problem is, i can’t have a brew on its own, its not normal to just have a lovely warm drink just sitting there cooling away all on its lonesome, its like there’s always something missing, that component that makes the whole brew situation work.

My brew has to have the added bonus of a biscuit to go with it, i say biscuit i actually mean biscuits, as in plural, as in at least 3, or maybe 4, OK its 5 i have to have 5 biscuits at a time.  Anyway when i have my little hug in a cup and i leave my biscuits on the side waiting to be dunked, you can bet your life on the fact one or two will be missing before i go back to have a slurp, the kids or the hubby will have ran off with them, i can guarantee it every single time!!!

So for me i needed a sure fire way of keeping those little fingers away from my biccies and that came in the shape of a fabulous idea sent to me in my blogger mail this week.  I was sent a Cookie Cup from a lovely home ware shop called SJEliteInteriors. The mother and Daughter store is full of quirky, beautiful, original pieces and all priced so reasonably you would really struggle hard to find an excuse not to buy something from them.

So my Cookie Cup came in the shape of a lovely little pink haired unicorn, even better, although im 35 years of age, any excuse to have something with a unicorn on is a welcome gift.  Now much like any other mug the drink is poured into the top of the cup, and below is a little compartment (that doubles as the unicorns mouth) to store your biscuits!!! brilliant! where my brew goes so do my biscuits.  The compartment is big enough to hold roughly 3 chocolate Digestives, not 5 but it will save my waistline in the long run.

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I fell in love on the spot!!!  Now although i do love my brews, tea or coffee im not picky, i very rarely finish one, purely because i have a tendency to buy HUGE mugs that hold practically a gallon at a time, mostly because i love the pattern on them; but this mug holds far less liquid due to the compartment at the bottom for the biscuits.  So i can actually finish a brew!!!!

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Another problem i have as an avid biscuit dunker is sometimes certain cups aren’t big enough around the top to fit the biscuit in, so i try to break the biccie, it breaks in about 7 pieces and the rest just crumbles EVERYWHERE!!!!,

20170821_171045.jpgmakes a mess, its just not what i need when im parched and craving a digestive.  This cup on the other hand has already started to warm your biscuit up and because of the angular shape at the top, the biscuit actually fits!!!!

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Aside from my biscuit and brew obsession, i have to say this novelty cup is a lovely item to have, family and friends that have visited have all commented on how lovely it is and such a brilliant idea.  Obviously if biscuits arent your thing, you could fit something else in there; chocolate or sweets, if warm drinks and sweets float your boat, then each to their own give it a whirl!!!

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I also cant recommend SJEliteInteriors enough also, they are efficient at replying to messages, they are friendly and helpful and they genuinely have such nice stock you will be spoilt for choice as to what to buy from them.  I have included their Instagram link below as well as my own, so make sure to add them on your social media to keep an eye out for what new lovelies they have in stock.

Huge thank you once again i will be most definitely be back in touch soon xxxxx

 

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SJEliteInteriors:

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https://www.facebook.com/SJEliteinteriors/

 

 

 

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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I am very proud to announce that I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  This was very unexpected as im a relative newbie, but I’ve certainly enjoyed writing my post and reading posts that other nominees have posted.

Firstly a huge shout out to Teeshares for my nomination, it was and is greatly appreciated, for anyone who hasn’t already checked out their blog on the link above, you won’t be disappointed i promise.

Secondly, as part of the nomination i have to answer 11 questions set for me, so here goes:

1.What made you start your blog

I have 6 children and i have quite a busy life, we have a happy home and share quite a lot of funny times and i always felt like i should be sharing those moments, even if it was just for myself to read back on as the kids got older.  I also loved the freedom of being able to write about literally anything i wanted, i had complete freedom and i loved it.

2.What’s your most favourite post you’ve written?

I thin my favourite post I’ve written has to be my Saturday Morning Chaos blog post. Its a recurring situation i find myself in a lot of the time, it literally is chaotic, i wrote the blog when i had not long had my most recent baby and was settling into mummy hood as a mummy of 6, which at first i did struggle with a tiny bit, the remainder of the day i’m writing about was in fact a good day, the chaos i wrote about disappeared as the day went on, and for me it sums our family up and gives me a warm little feeling in my tummy as how lucky i am to have this experience.

3.What are your top 3 hobbies?

First and foremost, writing, closely followed by drawing and lastly reading.  All of which i need to be left alone for so i do have to set out a time each day to be able to do this and keep my sanity ha ha.

4.If you were to name one person as your favourite person, who would they be AND WHY?

My favourite person is my husband Anthony.  I couldn’t say why but since the day we met I’ve never tired of his company.  He’s my go to person for literally EVERYTHING!!!!! We spent a period of time as friends and i think that built the foundation to our relationship, we do everything together.  From changing my dressing after our babies births to checking my piles (no i’m not joking) he does anything i ask him to.

Although the days of him writing me love notes and poetry just because he felt like it are no more, he can be incredibly romantic and thoughtful.  He knows me better than anybody and has seen every side to me possible, good and bad, and he’s never got up and ran away.

He took on my eldest 3 children as his own (i was married previously) and he’s never treated any of them differently to his own biological children and i will always be grateful for that.

There are many sides to Anthony and i’m lucky to say i’m the person who can say they’ve seen them all. He’s my best friend and we are both very passionate about each other, within minutes of our first ever conversation we both agreed we felt like we had known each other forever and hopefully we are one of the lucky ones and our “old school” relationship will forever remain like that.

5.What’s your favourite colour?

I have a few but i’d probably say clothing wise, black, black and more black with a splash of red for good measure.  For my home i would say grey, cream and any other pastel colours that take my fancy at the time.

6.If you were to eat one food item for the rest of your life, what would that be?

Buttered Toast, Thick white bread, would never tire of it.

7.Who did you look up to growing up, and why?

Marilyn Monroe (apart from the being dead bit), i thought she was beautiful, the mystery surrounding her death mesmerised me and still does to this day.  She lived in an era i would kill to go back in time to, she was so glamorous and literally lit up a room.  I just thought she was timeless and i loved that about her, my obsession grew and grew and even at 35 years old i’m still transfixed on her life story and the red lipstick!!!!.

8.What’s your biggest wish in life?

To have a long, happy, healthy life and watch my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up into beautiful people with wonderful lives.

9. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes totally. I fell in love with my husband before i’d even met him (we spoke on the phone for 3 weeks before eventually meeting up) and i told him on our first date that i loved him and was going to marry him.  I wasn’t wrong!!!!!!

10. What are you most proud of in your life?

My children and the life I’ve built for them.

11.What’s been your favourite holiday destination so far?

Id say Florida, in my late teens my mum and dad took me there twice and the second time i was about to turn 18 and it was the last family holiday we had where it was just the three of us (i’m an only child).

So there are may questions answered, all that’s left to do now is nominate 11 fabulous blogs, which you will find below, click the links and have a good mooch, lets show them as much support as we can:

  1. tring tot spot
  2. Muma on the Edge
  3. Confessions of a working Mum
  4. Too much (mothering) Information
  5. Mother of all Lists
  6. Mama, Eden & Me 
  7. just saying mum
  8. bigbawdyburlybeauty
  9. Be healthy Live Happy
  10. yummy lummy
  11. Cate in the Kitchen 

For all you fabulous bloggers that i’ve nominated, here are my 11 questions to you:

  1. Other than blogging, what do you spend your day doing?
  2. What is your favourite blogger?
  3. Who inspires you in life?
  4. 3 desert Island foods?
  5. What is your best trait?
  6. What is your worst?
  7. What perks you up on a bad day?
  8. What item could you not live without in life?
  9. Who puts the biggest smile on your face?
  10. Whats your signature dish if you are cooking for friends and family?
  11. Whats your biggest dream for the future?

Now for the 4 very simple rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you (that would be me).
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

That’s it, simple as!!!! hope you all enjoy taking part, i’m really looking forward to all the replies.  Please feel free to comment, all comments are welcome (apart from nasty ones but i’m sure we won’t have any of those!!!!)

Enjoy Purdey Makes 6 xxxxxx

 

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Saturday morning chaos

Lying in bed in a very rare deep sleep I’m woken by the sound of my number three quietly coming into my bedroom. “Muuuum the babies are in the spare room throwing dads tools around” Great!!!!!!! 5am even better!!!!!!

The hubby gets up, crisis averted. Everything easily tidied up, the last time the gruesome twosome got up to their dastardly deed they painted my bathroom floor as well as the boys newly built castle/fort bunk beds.

Husband and kids all settled back to bed the house fell quiet for all of 20 seconds, the baby was obviously lulling me into a false sense of security and started to wiggle and squirm,

OK let’s get her fed then I might catch an extra hour or so, where’s her bottle. There was a pre made bottle by my bed. Had I fed her and completely erased it from my memory, had I been in that deep a sleep the husband woken and fed her (very unlikely it’s like waking the dead waking that bugger up). Then there it lay, the evidence, on my bedroom floor a tiny pink bottle lid off completely empty. One of my little tinkers had snuck in like a silent assassin and drank the evidence, quietly polishing the milk off and sneaking back out quiet as a mouse without waking a single person in the house.

Luckily the baby settled with her dummy, even she couldn’t muster the energy to actually wake herself up, at twelve weeks old even she knew it was going to be one of those days.

I was woken approximately an hour later “muuuuum the babies have painted the bathroom” with what?!?!?!? Where do they find these things?!?!?!? We checked on them they were asleep, when did they wake up?!?!?! How did they get past us all?!?!?!?! My questions went unanswered when I saw my pristinely white bathroom suit with grey paint splodges all over it. Luckily a packet of baby wipes and some elbow grease later it was back to normal although the same can’t be said of my shower curtain.

The whole house was now awake. The husband had to go out to buy more baby milk so I was left with “muuuum he’s just done this” “mum can I have some wewtabix” “mum she’s just called me Olga” “muuuuum” “mum” “mummy” “mamma” “LA LA LA” “mum can I have a drink” “ding ding ding mummy I jumping” (yes on my newly changed bed I’d literally just made) “mamma pooooood” “mum I’ve got bad blood” “mum can I hit Oliver” oh my Christ deep breaths I’m going to EXPLOOOOOOOODE.

“WHATS GOING ON” OH thank you dear lord, the hubby is back. Everything stops. Everyone literally freezes, daddy is here!!!!!

Daddy can stop the kids in their tracks within a split second, they stand up take notice (highly likely because they all know he’s their main dealer, their Sweetie dealer, late night stay up dealer, the one who will barter with them to meet in the middle who sneaks them biscuits if they play by the rules) quite clearly I don’t have the same authority.

Peace is restored, I’m casually lying in bed feeding the baby, the kids are all getting dressed (in a fashion) and the hubby is boiling the kettle. I love days like these, when the chaos of first thing disappear and calm and peaceful is the atmosphere for the rest of the morning. I’m not mentioning what the afternoon may bring because that could be a very different story, but for the time being I relax into a tranquility that may not last very long but it’s here for the moment at least.

Purdey makes 6 Xx