Thursday, 30 August 2012

Reclaim Your Home!

The kids are starting school soon and we all know what that mean don't we?
Yes, we can reclaim the house! A big declutter in on the cards for many households, summer toys are being put away, rooms are being tidied and a thorough "Autumn-clean" is about to commence.
When you have a houseful of children over the summer, especially if you've had one that has been so hit, miss and maybe as we've had this year, keeping them occupied can be a full time job and as such can mean for six weeks, your house no longer feels like your own.

The good news is, now you can start thinking of your house as more of a home than a play centre and enjoy tarting it up again. Giving a room a bit of a boost doesn't need to involve costly and time-consuming redecorating thankfully as just a few additions here and there can add decoration, style and give a whole new feel to a room.

These fabulous key and towel holders are a brilliant way to reorganise your home after the chaos of the summer holiday. Available with either pegs or hooks, these great looking additions are just £9.95 each.

These lovingly stitched handmade spotty hearts are just beautiful. To be completely honest the photos just don't do them justice.
At only £2.95 each you can a touch of spotty magic to your home.

These Home Sweet Home plaques are just lovely! Great for entrances, hallways or in any reception room at £7.95 you can't go wrong with this welcoming hand painted plaque.

These insanely cute hanging house are £6.95 and brighten up any room with a splash of colour.

All of these and more can be found in our "For The Home" section on the website which is well worth a browse for adding some new and lovely touches to your post-summer holiday home.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Double the Delight With Twins!

A new arrival is always a blessing and two at once, well that is a double blessing (if you ignore the tandem nappy changing).
We have had a deluge recently of enquiries and orders concerning twins, and even a few sets of triplets which we always love to receive. The enquiries come from friends and family of the new arrival, asking for gift  recommendations that suit twins,which are  not always the easiest gifts to find.

Our answer is to look at our hanging hearts.

As these are handmade and personalised they are perfect for adapting for multiples! Many choose to put the name of one twin at the top and the other at the bottom with their date of birth in the middle. For mixed genders the yellow hearts look better than the blue or pink and all fits fantastically into any nursery.

Working alongside the same lines are these gorgeous stars, again available in different colours and personalised to fit the unique new family. At just £7.95 for each of these fabulous hanging gifts you can be sure to be able to find something special at an affordable price.

Often when buying for new arrivals other siblings are included, particularly if they are younger. These Sister plaques make any little girl feel proud to be a big sister and our gingham plaques in blue make fabulous new brother gifts. 

Whether there is one new arrival, two new arrivals or even more, you can be sure to find an affordable, personalised and lovely looking gift for the new additions and their siblings at Precious Parcels.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Gallery - Sky

Today's theme is "Sky". I can't wait to see the other posts in today's Gallery as there's rarely anything more stunning than the sky yet we often forget its up there and only photograph life on the ground. I love this sky, pictured on an early morning dog walk. This view set my mood for the rest of the day.

 Enjoy your Wednesday all!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Telling the Time

August is racing by and the new school year is approaching. My own big boy starts school (how will I cope?!) in September and I can't wait to hear about the things he will be learning.

Telling the time is an important skill and one that is taught fairly early in school I'm told. George already knows the "hours" and before I know it I'll no longer be able to fib to him about what time it is to get him to bed / out of the door!

Learning to tell the time is an adventure which gives a young person more control over the day, and what better way to practice this at home than with your own special clock. I'm not a teacher but I am a Mum, and I know George is going to learn something easier if he is interested in it and finds it fun. He loves his "George" clock and pointing out the numbers.

We have a whole range of personalised clocks in a number of colours so there is something to capture everyone's imagination. For more information on our much loved clocks which retail at just £12.95 and have a variety of shapes from trains to butterflies, visit the website.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Awesome August

What a treat August has been! Obviously the Olympics have been a main focus for many of us, which is unsurprising considering how fantastic the whole affair was. The opening ceremony was fabulous and the skill and determination from the athletes was awe-inspiring. I wasn't really "getting" the George Michael thing for the closing ceremony but all in all it has been a jolly good show!

Between being glued to the Olympic coverage (often with a paintbrush in hand) and enjoying a fantastic Peak District break with G, August has been so busy (which explains my lack of posts this month - oops!). Rather than having time to feel the post-sport and holiday slump, we've hit the ground running with new products hitting the shelves shortly and more news and offers on the cards.

The Heights of Abraham - awesome views from up here!

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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Olympic Fever

Just a quick post to share our Olympic excitement! I was fully prepared and ready with sarcastic comments about the opening ceremony but once it had started I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. Amazing doesn't come close! (I may have even shed a tear or two).
Whether you are a sports fan or not you really can't help but feel proud of the UK when you see something like that and realise that regardless of the problems we've had as a country over the past few years we are still a force to be reckoned with and we definitely know how to put on a blooming good show!

I am a sports fan and am suffering terribly at the moment as we only have one TV downstairs which is ridiculous as we clearly need at least twenty so we don't miss anything! My excitement about the Olympics is shadowed however by George's who is a keen Usain Bolts fan (number one fan or so he says)  who is enjoying recreating all of the events he watches using household items for props and my sofa as a launching pad. The house may look a sports related tip but we are both having enormous fun!

So all that remains is to ask... what has been your favourite event so far and what are you looking forward to?