Tigerlilly Quinn

Monday, 24 October 2016

Afternoon snacks and a morning with Yazoo (plus win a months supply!)

yahoo sugar free drink

Last weekend me and my little buddy had our first ever morning together without the baby since she arrived almost a year ago now. I asked Wilf if he was excited to spend some 'mummy/Wilfie' only time and he sad he was sad that Mabli wouldn't be with us (which just about melted my heart into a puddle) although once we were on the train and he got to play with his toys undisturbed he did mention it was nice she wasn't stealing his stuff ;)

The reason we were on the train was because we were heading to a beautiful location in Bradford on Avon to meet up with the folks at Yazoo and hear a bit more about their new children's milkshake that not only doesn't contain any sugar or artificial sweeteners, (as well as all the other usual suspects when it comes to nasties like e numbers etc) it actually is full of protein and calcium making it a healthy option for your kiddos.

yahoo sugar free drink
yahoo sugar free drink

We had such a fun morning at the beautiful Timbrells Yard (which I've already bookmarked to come back to with the rest of the family). Wilf crafted up a storm and we came home with so many creations made from the bottles including a bunch of superhero's and some binoculars. We also got a load of drinks in all different flavours to try out over the week and report back on how we got on and I've also got a great competition for you guys to win a months worth of Yazoo's for your kiddos.

I'm usually pretty wary of things that claim 'no added sugar' as they often contain sweeteners which are just as bad (aspartame in particular gives me an instant headache so I really don't want to be giving stuff like that to the kids if I can help it.

I made a little vlog about the day if you fancy a watch here and make sure to scroll to the end to find out how to win a month's supply!

I'm offering three readers the chance to win :

24 Yazoo No Added Sugar drinks (8 of each of the three yummy flavours, Strawberry, Banana & Toffee)
- A craft kit which will contain items such as the ones used on the day to make fun projects with your kids from the used bottles.

All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter widget below and tell me 'what time do your kids get hungry for snacks?'

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition will run for one week and three winners will be drawn at random using the Rafflecopter widget. Good Luck!

18+ only. This Promotion is open to residents in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Entries from the Channel Islands will not be valid. 

To Enter: 
- Tweet about the giveaway/Promotion using the #YazooNoAddedSugar. 
Entries on Twitter made without the #YazooNoAddedSugar hashtag will not be valid. 

Entry Dates: 
The Promotion post will go live 21/10/2016. In order to be within a chance of winning all entries must be received by 27/10/2016 by 23:59. After this time no other entries will be valid. 

Prize: 3 people will each win 
- 24 x Yazoo No Added Sugar 200ml (8 of each of the 3 flavours, Strawberry, Banana & Toffee) 
- 1x Yazoo craft kit 

Promoter: YAZOO, FrieslandCampina, Denne House, Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1JF.

In association with Yazoo.

For full T&C's see below

Saturday, 22 October 2016

What Mama Wore - Joy the Store

I've been meaning to get this post live for a while but with this and that it's sat sitting in my drafts waiting for words. Today I managed to sneak out the house (Tom's with the kids of course!) and go nurse a coffee whilst tap tapping away at my laptop. Sitting in a cafe blogging never fails to make me feel cosmopolitan, like I'm a little bit Carrie Bradshaw. Once when Tom and I were travelling together and I opened my laptop whilst the kids were sleeping to answer some emails he said 'you look just like women, tapping away at your keyboard'. I was all like 'oh I know! You mean Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City?' his reply? 'NO! I meant the other lady, y'know Angela Lansbury! From Murder She wrote!'...not quite what I was going for.. ;)

We snapped these pics a few weekends ago on a trip to our favourite blue and yellow building (otherwise known as IKEA). I've worn this top with so many outfits since and is the perfect fit, especially for someone like me with a longer tummy. If you fancy a bargain then it's only £7 at the moment, I bought it in a 12 and I'd say I'm sort of a 10/12 currently.

The skirt is an Aztec skirt from Valley of the Dolls and it's such a lovely fit as well as print. I hadn't bought anything from Joy for a good few years funny enough and I'm really impressed with the quality. I used to buy their dresses pre-motherhood but as I have a longer torso and am fairly tall they always used to come up quite small on me, since buying this skirt though I have a bunch more items in my virtual shopping basket. This season is my favourite and I love the idea of high necks, midi skirts tights and chunky knit jumpers!

My shoes are from Boden which are another item I am literally wearing to death! SO good for the dreaded school run!

Right my coffee is cold, better get back to the kiddos! I hope to have a few more outfit posts up soon so do let me know if you like this kind of thing! x

Thursday, 20 October 2016

123 Friday and getting some space..

Waaaay back when Mabli was just weeks old we teamed up with a 'yet to launch' app to create a little video together. When the folks from 123 Friday got in touch about their idea for the app it was something that I could immediately see us using. As a blogger I use my phone a lot (more than I'd like to admit if I'm honest!) I'm also the worst at filling it up and having to delete about ten pics before I can take any each time!

I do already use a storage account but I quickly ran out of space on their free account and the only other option seemed to go to a business account which had a ridiculous amount of space but for quite a high yearly fee (I think it was around £75). I did actually pay this as I wasn't aware of any similar types of business around, until I was made aware of 123Friday. What the app does essentially is provide a back up for everything that is on your phone such as photos, videos, contacts etc which makes it doubly useful if you end up losing or breaking your phone as you can just transfer it all back using the app without losing anything.

There are three price points depending on how much storage you think you need with the smallest option being a reasonable £10 a year building up to £30 a year for the largest plan which holds 128GB.

Whats kinda cool about the idea behind 123Friday though is that once you've signed up you can refer friends using your own code and then earn a referral fee if they want to download it themselves. It explains it a little more in the video we made with them but then if your pal refers it to their friends you also get a cut of that (as well as them) just getting that extra affiliate earning from the extra share (if that makes sense!) you can also find out here.

So if you want to download the app yourself then you can download it here and if you wanted to use the code FRITHA54 then it would be super appreciated!

Watching the video is making me laugh as it reminds me of me saying to Wilf 'lets go to the cafe!' when we were walking along that path and he was like 'yer!' and then we did it three times for the take and he was so confused like 'you literally just said that mum!' haha, poor bloggers child. I actually filmed a behind the scenes that day if you fancy a watch here (oh my heart Mabli was so tiny!!).

There's also a bit in the video where my phone says it's out of space & that totally wasn't added in after, it really is my life day to day. I'm almost always like 'hey can I take a picture? Oh wait let me delete a bunch of things..'

I'm going to embed another video here too just to explain a little more, (also pretty impressed with coin catching skills there, I'm imagining doing this and them hitting me in the head). So essentially you can download this app if you need help with storage and just leave it as that,  a useful app and be on your merry way or if you are a blogger or 'influencer' then you also have the opportunity to earn a referral as you would with lots of affiliate type programmes if you fancy it.  Simples

As usual I always disclose when I'm working with a company and this post is in association with the app but all words and thoughts are my own 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Eight Coats you Need! (yes you need 8 coats..)

I this thing for coats.. Tom will tell you that the obsession is pretty bad now.. I think I might have about eight? I'm not sure if that's a shocking amount or not..but they are piling up a little bit in our hallway.. the thing is it gets to coat season again and then I just fall in love with another, how can you ever be done with coats?

So my new obsession is finding the perfect coats for you guys, so I don't buy them..ok well maybe that blue one..just the one new coat?

1, pink wool coat , completely obsessed with this 2, yellow cotton wool-blend coat (so much so I'm pretty convinced I need it in yellow AND 3, blue).
colourful coats you need
Or what about this Faux fur? or this vintage style one from ASOS? I love this brown faux fur from New Look too! I feel like if I wore that brown one I'd be channelling my inner Margo Tenenbaum, love it!
faux fur coats you need autumn

I have a big thing for duffle coats and Wilf has a little yellow one so I couldn't help but pick up this yellow Boden one so we could be twinning. What about this amazing reversible leather jacket from Zara though?!
autumn coats you need yellow duffle
What do you think? Which is your favourite?

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