Thursday, May 26, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Jasper has been counting down the days til his birthday for weeks and today he turned 9.
He was bursting with excitement from the time he opened his eyes this morning until he closed them tonight. He really had the best day!
He woke up this morning to the usual birthday balloons and he wandered out of his room and found a large Scalextric race car track set up and waiting for him in the living room. It was exactly what he wanted! He had 2 very eager participants in his brothers to race against!
He also received books, a boardgame and a huge bubble wand that he immediately put to use.
We had a party for his friends in the afternoon at our local Flip Out (trampoline place) so I had a cake to make for 15. My instructions were for a vanilla cake with vanilla icing and sour worms, sour patch kids and sour straps on top. Not to everyone's taste but all the kids loved it! ;)
Everyone had the best time and Jasper said he didn't want the day to end.
Definitely the sign of a good birthday!
Just before bed I realised I hadn't take a photo with the birthday boy so we quickly took one using his favourite Snapchat filter. So cute x
Happy 9th birthday to our beautiful Jasper, we love you.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Anybody that knows me knows that I am very particular about how my house looks, and I'm especially fussy about my floors! After redoing our floors last year due to our dishwasher flooding our floorboards (!!!) our white concrete floor is now a standout feature in our home and keeping it looking fresh and white is really important to us.
With our 3 boys and a dog that has the run of the house, I vacuum every day. So I wanted a vacuum cleaner that was easy to manoeuvre, has strong suction and could transition from hard floor to carpets and rugs easily because the faster I can do the job the better!
When I got the chance to trial the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Vacuum Cleaner I jumped at the chance as I am a huge fan of our Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner that we use for quick cleanups (toast crumbs after breakfast!) but I wanted something more powerful to do the whole house.
Features I loved......
* The vacuum self rights itself if it topples over. This is great if you bang the vacuum into benches, stools etc when racing to get the job done.
* The carbon fibre turbine head means that I can move from hard floors to carpet and rugs without having to change vacuum heads.
* It's hygienic and easy to empty out the dust and debris. The bin emptying mechanism means you can tip all the dirt directly into the bin with just a push of a button. Also I love that there are no filters to clean and no vacuum bags needed.
* No loss of suction. Due to the oscillating power of the 36 Dyson Cinetic tips, they prevent dust from building up and blocking the airflow as the dust separation is so efficient.
*The vacuum is quite compact in size so is easy to store in our laundry cupboard.
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball also comes with other attachments if you want to change the vacuum head for a specific job. They all slide on easily with a click of a button.
The Animal Pro collects pet hair or (fluffy cushion fur!) so easily.
The Magic Wand attachment helps you dust high shelves or awkward crevices. I found it great for my window sills and in between the timber shutters.
I would definitely recommend this vacuum if you're in the market for a new one or you need to upgrade your old one. I'm all for appliances that make cleaning your home easier!
You can read more and see some videos of the Dyson in action here
Do you have a Dyson? Who does the vacuuming in your house?
I was gifted this vacuum to review. All opinions are my own.
I only share products I truly believe in and use myself.