Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Joules...A family favourite

I have been buying Joules products for a few years now.  I remember visiting the original Joules shop in Market Harborough, where it all began!  I have always loved the style and quality, they wash amazingly well time and time again.

I also like the fact this brand was the brain child of a father, who loved the country style but was fed up of the greens and browns and fuddy-duddy image countrywear had.  He managed to keep the country look alive but add pops of colour and funky prints to create a really unique lively brand whilst still being practical and outdoorsy.

I was recently approached by Joules to review their new Pink Pony Lunchbag and seeing as Belle now has pack lunches I knew she would be thrilled with this horse print one.

The outside speaks for itself I think!

The inside of this lunchbag is the best bit though (in my opinion).  It is spacious, has a wipe clean insulated lining, a detachable Velcro compartment and also comes with a plastic container. Even the inside of the flap has a pocket for tissues, cutlery or whatever you chose.

Off to the stables with her pony lunchbag!

As is usually the case with Joules products I think this will last for a while.  At a price point of £14.95 it is superb value for money.  I would have one of these for myself, maybe the Praline Garden version, it's super sweet.  Belle has been using this for a few weeks now and she loves it and I am able to fit so much in for her, including a drink bottle.  

The only slight thing I would change if I could would be to have a plastic/oilcloth coating over the outside/external material.  Saying that, I have managed to wipe it down when it got a few marks on it and we have taken it out on a wet muddy day. 

Whilst we are on the subject of Joules....

I have done a mini haul for you of some of our current purchases

Happy Post!

For Boo

For Belle

For Mummy

Repping Stamford with Burghley!

 Mr Y also has a couple of tops but they were in the wash so I couldn't take any pictures for you. 

Do you like Joules clothing? I love that they are branching out into homewares too.
It has grown in popularity at an alarming rate and I hope it continues to do so whilst keeping the quality.

Belle last year with her little Joules boots and top

I received the above lunchbag from Joules to review but as always all opinions are my own :-)

Monday, 20 January 2014

A Vintage Christmas

2014 is upon us and the Christmas festivities of 2013 are but a distant memory.

With a house move and lots of new things going on I have not blogged a lot, but I do keep my instagram up to date so please do pop along and follow me there, my username is MummysShoes.  It was a reader over there that made me want to post, she said she missed my blog posts.  It made me rather happy, I don't get many comments anymore (just tweets!!) but it would seem that is not a reflection on my readership. So thank you Kirsty for your comment :-)

So much has been going on but for now I will just share some pictures of the end of 2013 with you.  Our Christmas.  I hope you all had a lovely one and please do comment if you have time, even if it's just something you would like to see/hear about in future or simply introduce yourself.  It makes me smile :-)

Picking the tree!

A Vintage Shabby Chic Christmas Theme 
Or as Mr Y put it..."Why are there fairy wings and roses on the tree?"

Our little angel in her school nativity

The advent pixies!

Belle attended her first ever school disco and danced the night away!

Snowman and Snowdog Christmas Cake

'Twas the night before Christmas...

Opening their Christmas PJs on Christmas Eve

I received some rather gorgeous Emma Bridgewater!

 We spent a lovely Christmas Day at my parents house

To end the year we invited all of Belle's class over for a New Years Eve party! 
I needed a sit down afterwards!

A wonderful end to a wonderful year!