Sunday, 26 June 2016

Interactive colouring in! {Crayola review}

This blog post is brought to you by Nuffnang & Crayola.
Hello friends!
The weather lately has been so cold & dreary where we live - just grey & drizzly wintery days and poor LuLu has had her first serious winter sickness & I have also been unwell (we cannot catch a break) - so we have been stuck inside and a little bored & miserable.
But we discovered a fun activity to do which allows us to stay inside, rest, be creative and use a little technology. 
Crayola Color Alive is a fun new product, it takes colouring into interactive play. 
With these unique colouring in books you get the FREE app to download, 7 crayons (but you can also use any crayons you have on hand) and 1 of the included crayons is a special unique colour that unlocks amazing animated effects. 
You can bring your child's colouring-ins to life, in 4D with the Color Alive app. You can activate special virtual effects where you use the magic crayon, take pictures with them, interact with them and play. You can even save them to bring to life & use in pictures later on! This is the future of colouring in. 

Now LuLu who has just gone 2 1/2 is still a bit too young to play with this on her own. I coloured this image in to show you all, but she helped with colour selection and helped in some parts. She also could not operate the app by herself, but this colouring in book & app is marketed more towards children 4+. I think children around that age group would love this, LuLu loved seeing the little fairy in pictures with her and thought it was very magical. She is also very interested in drawing at the moment so she enjoys colouring a lot. 

I really think it is wonderful Crayola has combined a classic favourite child's past time with technology. Technology is the future and children these days are so tech savvy from such a young age - this really is the perfect combination of creativity & technology. It makes colouring-in interactive play! 
If you would like to check out the Crayola Color Alive colouring books they are available at major leading retailers for $7.99 each. (App is available on iPad, iPhone & Android) 
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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Our plans for Christmas 2016.

Hello friends!
I know my blog has been very unusually quiet over the past month & a bit. 
But I promise you it has been for a very genuine and important reason.
Besides the reasons listed here I have also been doing something very important... 
This Christmas we will be adding a little more love to our family.
I am 14 weeks pregnant today! 
The 3 of us are all very excited & overfilled with joy and so thankful to God for this wonderful blessing! 

If you have been following my blog/videos for a few years you will know I did regular pregnancy videos with LuLu (Rexy), I am not sure if I can commit to regular videos again this time around - but would you be interested in fortnightly or monthly pregnancy updates, perhaps a few videos if I can? Please let me know what you would like to see!

Regular posts will start back up again next week, I truly thank you for your patience and understanding during my absence. 
It has been a very exciting, busy, exhausting & lovely time recently for our little family. 
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Have a lovely day,

Friday, 3 June 2016

Update {June 2016}

Hello friends!
If you follow me on Instagram you will know that in May I needed to take a short break from my blog and also posting heavily on social media.
It was for a few reasons, firstly I just feel social media and the online world can be so time consuming & distracting and I wanted to be more focused on the now. I wanted to be more present with my life and I think a break was needed. I think it's healthy to take a step back from distracting things sometimes. 
A few other contributing reasons were that Trent was starting a new & longer day/night shifts at work (the original shift he use to do back a few years ago) so we had to adjust to that because now we have a toddler. My sister had her precious baby boy & I wanted to be there in case she needed me at all and now at the end of all this I've become sick! Silly winter! 
But I am starting to feel better each day and we are all getting the hang of this new routine. So YAY!
I think it is so incredibly important to take time in life to refocus and zone in on what is truly important. 
I'm not saying this blog isn't important - it is. But family to me always comes first.
And in life we hit so many different seasons and in each season sometimes we have to reevaluate our priorities and make some hard choices. We can't always do everything and it is ok to sacrifice certain obligations to put my love, energy and time into what truly matters in life. To me family will always be number 1 - always. 
So I apologise for being a bit absent on here over the past few weeks, but I also trust that you respect why I was missing!
Now to get back into the swing of things I would love some blog post requests! Is there anything you would love me to write about, any questions you want answered or any topics you would like be to discuss?
Make sure to follow me on my social media as I try to post there daily!

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