Beat Those January Blues With Blossoming Gifts + Giveaway

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year.

But if you are looking for a little pick me up then how about bringing some colour in to your home with Blossoming Gits blue range of flowers...

                                                      About Us

At Blossoming Gifts we understand the importance of customer satisfaction. When giving a gift for that special occasion can be so meaningful, we make it our priority to ensure you have an enjoyable shopping experience. Our dedicated team of customer service professionals are always at hand should you require any assistance during the order process. 


We have a small team of experienced florists who design and create each of our bouquets especially for you. We use the freshest flowers, to guarantee the bouquet will stay fresh for up to 7 days. You can also add your very own personalised gift message to all of our bouquets free of charge. We do not believe in machine made, all of our bouquets are hand-tied at our UK floristry centre with love and care by our team of experienced florists to make the perfect gift you could give.


All of our hamper suppliers are UK based, and 90% of their products are sourced from within the UK. Our hampers are carefully assembled by hand to ensure that they both look attractive, and can be transported safely. This is how we ensure a quality gift is received. Please note that hampers containing fresh food can only be delivered Tuesday-Saturday. This is to ensure they are kept cool and fresh during transit, and ensure that produce arrives at it’s best quality.


Our spectacular range of gift wines are supplied by Laithwaites, who have been in the business for over 40 years. They have direct contact with their 450 wine producers from 25 countries and visit them regularly. We favour the wines made by families, which you will not find elsewhere, and that’s what makes these gifts so special. Laithwaites wines won over 750 awards in 2013, so we’re proud to be bringing you the best of their range.

Personalised Gifts

Our range of personalised gifts are made right here in the UK, at three locations. We care about the environment, and that’s why we make sure that all of the paper that is used in our personalised gifts also comes from the UK, and abides by EU timber legislation.

Our Environmental Impact

We are mindful of our environmental impact and strive to be as respectful to our natural environment as possible, after all, our flowers deserve it. When possible we source our flowers from British growers and have designed our packaging to produce as little waste as possible. We do not believe in machine made, all of our bouquets are hand-tied at our UK floristry centre with love and care by our team of experienced florists. A huge 95% of all waste generated by our wine operation is recycled, and we do our part in protecting the rainforest by only using paper from the UK to make our personalised gifts.



A heavenly delight of lilac memory lane roses, scented white oriental lilies and azure blue veronica. This bouquet will fill any room with joy. Handmade with love just for you.

Please note the bouquet pictured is the standard size and the vase pictured is not included.

Blossoming gifts offers beautiful flowers at excellent prices without compromising on service so you will not be disappointed.

Flower findings

Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness

Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.

Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

For my readers a discount code that entitles you to 33% off a bouquet which is: BGIFTS33
The only bouquets exempt from the discount is the 'Flowers By Post' range.

Many thanks to Blossoming gifts for giving our blog the chance to review and report back our findings. PR Sample*

Yes that's right you could win this stunning bouquet of flowers worth £26.99 thanks to Blossoming Gifts for collaborating with our blog to bring you this wonderful chance to win.

All you need to do is fill in all the information and tasks asked of you on the Gleams Competition app that is below this post.

All compers and bloggers very welcome to enter.


Win A Bouquet Of Flowers (worth £26.99)

Savvy Circle - Ambi Pur 3volution plug in

Supersavvyme is an online community that helps you get more out of every aspect of life. We love sharing hints and tips abou...t the home, garden, health, style, family, food and more. But what we love even more is when those tips come from you. You'll also find offers, product reviews, great competitions and a lot more - all to help make your life that little bit easier.

In with the Supersavvyme site is the Savvy Circle which members are the first to try the latest P&G products, share them with their friends and feedback to their favourite brands.

One which we have been involved with the Ambi Pur 3volution plug in....

Ambi Pur 3volution cycles through three gorgeous scents every 45 minutes so our homes are constantly feeling fresh. On top of that, it also contains a touch of Febreze to attack unwanted odours

When our kit came you got....

To try out ourselves:
1x Ambi Pur 3volution Starter Kit containing a plug in and a Vanilla Latte refill
A savvy circler’s Insider Info guide

To pass on to friends, family, colleagues and neighbours:
15x £2.00 off Ambi Pur 3volution Starter Kit coupons
10x £1.00 off Ambi Pur 3volution refills
‘Ask your friends’ sheets to collect their opinions!

All ready for our party at home!

We had our family over before Christmas to get together and to how Ambi Pur plug in are used.

We are testing the Ambi Pur 3volution starter kit in Vanilla Latte RRP of £9.00 but can be found right this minute just for £5.00,and with the vouchers my friends & family got from us they got the kit for a whopping amazing low price of £3.00 :)   

1. Remove caps from refill. Do not remove bottles from holder.
2. Unplug before inserting refill. Click refill into place.
3. Plug into socket with bottles at bottom. Leave 50cm clear above.
4. Every 45 min a different light shows which fragrance is diffused.

Having two kids can bring its own challengers one been smells! "oh yes" we all know if your child had been out and about in the garden or doing sports it can get a little of some odd smells.

With this Ambi Pur 3volution kit you can get long lasting freshness without spraying all them different lotion and potions about your home. 


Create a welcoming atmosphere with this creamy vanilla scent. Inspired by the atmosphere of your favourite coffee shops, this fragrance captures the true aroma of frothy milk and rich Vanilla. Create the ambiance you desire in your home with Ambi Pur Single Chamber plug in air freshener diffuser; it eliminates odour and freshens the air. Ambi Pur Single Chamber plug in refills are available in a bountiful range of high quality fragrances that eliminate odours and freshen, letting you and your home enjoy a true scent and freshness experience. On top of this, you can adjust the diffuser depending on the intensity of scent you desire and each refill lasts up to 90 days if used 12 hours a day on setting 2.

All in all we have all love how the Ambi Pur 3volution starter kit preforms and our feedback forms have been very positive. You can find this started kit in most Supermarkets.

Free Stuff & Competitions

Free Little Dish Meal 

FREE herbal tea samples from Northern Delights

Free Schar Biscuits

Free Sample of Egoiste Instant Coffee

Win your kids dream Bedroom by HelloHome!

From Star Wars and Frozen to Peppa Pig and Thomas, allow HelloHome to create bedrooms your Kids will love. Enter our competition today!

Social Media Pressure At Christmas Time

Its that time again when all you see on your Facebook news feeds & Twitter just how many presents other kids are going to get, or more like let the competitions begin!

We all love Christmas and spending money on our children but how many is enough.

Looking back at Christmas history -

Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ observed most commonly on December 25th as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nationsis celebrated culturally by a large number of non-Christian people,and is an integral part of the holiday season.

One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas, is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men: Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh.
The Wisemen visiting Jesus

  • Frankincense was a perfume used in Jewish worship and, as a gift, it showed that people would worship Jesus.
  • Gold was associated with Kings and Christians believe that Jesus is the King of Kings.
  • Myrrh was a perfume that was put on dead bodies to make them smell nice and, as a gift, it showed that Jesus would suffer and die.

But nowadays it seems to be a growing trend of how many presents can I fit under my tree or how tall can I get the pile!
As a mum of two children at the ages of 3 & 5 plus been in the social media lime light been a blogger you do get to see lots of pictures from other families.

I'm not rich at all but I do love to treat me kids in the festive season and why not, but its not a popularity contest to see if you can beat each other on how many presents your kids can get.

Yes, I have to admit in the past I have done so but I am wiser now and just so thankful that I have two amazing children in my live.

In the photo above, it shows a mountain of presents, she may have a few nieces and nephews or perhaps all the whole family arriving on Christmas day. The fact is, we don't know. I suppose, if you are going to post a picture on social media you must be prepaid for someone to disagree with you, we are all entitled to have an opinion after all.

Now, I remember when I was a girl, I pretty much got what I wanted. I think its safe to say my parents spoiled me during Christmas as they could afford it. Now, if you ask my Husband about his experiences of Christmas as a child, he didn't always get what he wanted as his parents were on a tight budget. None the less, he has fond memories of Christmas time regardless on what was under the tree. I think what I'm trying to say, is we all want to give our Children what we didn't have, but remember to give then what we did receive. A loving safe home surrounded my family.

How many gifts do your children get each at Christmas time?

I hop you all have a happy and healthy Christmas, don't let others get you down and respect each others views even though you might not agrees with them and move on as life to way too short.

All the best Precious Little Worlds.

Picture credit to Emma Tapping

12 BRAIDS OF CHRISTMAS - From Hair By Lori

Fantastic festive hair styles for all ages and hair lengths.

I have been looking all over for some inspiration for my daughters hair at Christmas time and came across an outstanding site of utter amazing styles.

For the full tutorial please visit .....

Full credit and link back to hair by Lori

Brewers fayre Aire And Calder - New Look Project Makeover Of The Interior (part two)

Aire & Calder

The Aire & Calder is named after the landmark local Rivers Aire & Calder. Located just off the M62, close to The Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Howden Minster & Xscape At Castleford, we're the ideal location to meet up with family & friends for a tasty meal. Our freshly cooked pub food is great value & served up in generous portions by our friendly team!

If you are a regular reader to our blog you will have seen we have been doing a project for Brewers Fayre which we are very excited to tell and show you around the new extension makeover.

But first we have a picture on of the old part of the Aire & Calder we wanted to show you how times are changing around the way we dine.

~From old to new~

Eating means more to people now as its part of our culture and how we socialise in everyday life, we have the right to cherish food and enjoy our soundings.brewers fayre, food, new , interior, aire & calder,
Its very important to move with the times such as new trends that's what gets us all talking and wanting to come back.

With the new interior new look you can enjoy a family meal around the large booth seating area with round booths been so popular at it creates an exclusive zone in the restaurant.

You also get a fresh clean buzz about Aire & Calder that can deliver quality food plus service.

Perfect for families and group meetings. 

If you are looking for a cosy night out with your other half and want affordable food then Brewers Fayre is sure the idea place, and remember they now offer beer & ale of the month.

.Accessible Disabled Parking
.Free Parking
.Premier Inn

We have noticed a big improvement on our visit and have very high praise on the outstanding new age rejuvenation interior makeover with its uplifting welcoming feel has sure caught our attention.

Why not take a visit and let us know your thoughts, you could even take advantage of the bookings for Christmas and ring on -  01405 722 660 or visit


Discount - Harry & Jack's Adventure Packs 35% Off Get It For £20 On Amazon

Not only has the amazing Harry & Jack's Adventure Packs given our blog the chance to giveaway an adventure pack over at Precious Little Worlds

 And as a thank you to the people who have entered they are offering you the reader a whopping 35% off the RRP £29.99 for ONLY £20 

Key Features:

Water bottle holder.

Top grab handle.

Each back pack comes with its own space adventure wrist strap to enhance the jetpack experience.

Jet tanks unzip to add additional storage for toys and treasure.

Zipped entry to main compartment.

Additional side storage compartment.

Reflective elements for enhanced safety.

You can order yours on Amazon for only £20 on the link below if you put in the code PLWB2015 that's 35% of the Rrp.

Perfect Gifts For Children This Christmas with  Harry & Jack's Adventure Packs