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For the love of sweets with Swizzels!

I love sweets, do you? What’s not to love, sweet, sour, sticky, chewy, suckable and oh so tasty! It’s not just me who loves sweets in our house it’s all of us. Well more me and the kids as the Hubby doesn’t get a look in, you have to have fast fingers when it comes to sweets round here..

Valentines day is coming up and Swizzels have sent me some of their most loved sweets including, wait for it…… a personalised tube of love hearts!!! My valentines is made!

We don’t really do much for valentines, it’s normally a card and a meal cooked by me! haha! Although he always says no gifts he does normally give me roses. Although it could be wishful thinking this year. As we now live miles from a supermarket so he cannot just pop in on the way home from work.

love heart sweets with personalised tube

Just look at my very own personalised love heart tube, it’s so cute and I think i’m going to keep my pens and pencils in it after.

The personalised love heart tube is packed full with 25 mini rolls. It costs just £9.99, which makes the perfect little gift for valentines day, especially if you are just buying a token gift. I really think this is great value for money, if you have a sweet lover in your house, you are on to a winner.

swizzels personalised love hearts

The love of sweets with Swizzels

swizzels gift hamper

Anyway, clearly the Swizzels team love me by sending over a box packed full of sweets and I love them too! I love that you can now buy personalised love hearts, these would make the perfect addition to a wedding, in your sweet table or as table favours.

swizzels sweets

Did you know that Swizzels has been making sweets for over 90 years and they are a British family owned brand. Swizzels pride themselves on how each product is made so you know you will be getting a high quality item.

swizzels sweet hamper

For 2020 Swizzels have released limited edition pink valentines Love Heart rolls. These are super cute in bright pink, what’s not to love! They come in a hand tied bag complete with pink ribbon, just £9.99 for 30 rolls.

limited edition pink love heart sweets

Swizzles have a large selection of gifts you can order online, from various different sized hampers to packs of sweets. I even have a little 15% off discount code you can use until the 14th of February, just add in V15 at at the check out for your discount.

I think I’m going to order my sister one of the larger personalised hampers for her birthday, if you think I’m partial to a sweet you haven’t met my sister!

 

*Thank you Swizzels for gifting my these fabulous sweets.*

Heading into Autumn with Lighthouse Clothing

I love the Autumn, it’s my favourite time of the year. The slightly colder days, the changes in the trees, conker picking with the children, hot chocolate, the log burner, Sunday afternoon snuggling on the sofa watching a film not forgetting long walks in the woods with the dogs.

Heading out for family walks is something we all love, even though we don’t get out together as often as we should do. My Hubby is the main dog walkers he heads out for miles over the fields and I take them for a quick walk around the village between working and collecting the children from school.

Autumn at the moment is all about the rain! I mean it’s rained everyday for the last couple of weeks. It’s been awful, you look out of the window to find bright skies then 5 minutes later the heavens have opened and we have black skies and heavy rain.

Lighthouse Clothing Review

Luckily the lovely Lighthouse Clothing offered to send me out a coat, scarf and hat to help me through the rainy Autumn into the Winter. I looked that their large collection of lovely coats and quickly found the gorgeous Alanna coat in the Night Sky shade, which is a lovely rich navy colour.

My gorgeous coat

navy alanna coat from lighthouse clothing

I just loved the Alanna because of it’s length. I like a longer coat, I don’t like waste length because I’m quite curvy and heavy on the hips so I like longer coats to cover my bum. The other thing that really appealed to me is the hidden pull cord to help create a waist line within the coat. So it sits just how I like it.

Of course its fully waterproof Teflon, which is just perfect for the weather that we are currently having. It has a super soft lining, hidden pockets and pockets on the outside perfect for dog treats and poo bags. I took my coat on a weekend away in Hull, good job I had it with me as it rained just about the whole time we were there.

The hood on my Alanna coat is also detachable, which is a great addition, but I don’t think I will remove it. I quite like the added hood.

I have warn this coat lots over the last couple of weeks it’s honestly been perfect for all of the rain we have been having. It has kept me dry on the dog walks and also on the school run. I’ve also had to wash it as the muddy dogs jumped up, but it wasn’t a problem because it washed beautifully and dried quickly.

All of the pockets have proven very useful and it look fabulous on. I’ve had a few nice comments on the school run.

Hat and Scarfs

lighthouse clothing hat and scarf

Not only is the coat gorgeous but the hat and scarf I also got to go with it are just lovely. I chose the Hannah Bobble Hat in stone and the Merino Scarf in Lilac Dusk Blue Stripe. Choosing the scarf took me longer than choosing the coat. As yet I haven’t really needed to wear the hat and scarf as the weather hasn’t been quite cold enough yet. But I cannot wait for the temperature to drop a bit more so I can get lots of wear out of them.

lighthouse clothing scarf label

I’m so pleased with the coat from Lighthouse Clothing that I have been looking the different styles for the children. I will be using Lighthouse Clothing again, the quality of the coat is fabulous and I really feel that their items are good value for money. It really pays to spend a little more on coats so they last you.

Thank you Lighthouse clothing for sending me my lovely new coat, hat and scarf to help keep me warm and dry over through the Autumn and into the winter.

 

Sustainable designer jewellery by Sacet

As you all know I love gorgeous things and at the top of that list is jewellery. I just love it. Although I love costume jewellery, the items that can be be bought cheaply and only worn once or twice. However what I really love is high quality designer items.

Buying jewellery online can be difficult, I like to see and feel what I can getting. It’s always a worry when you spend a lot of money on something that you haven’t seen before. Then you have the worry about sending it back via the post and having the extra costs of postage.

Sustainable designer jewellery

sacet earings and necklace

Sacet are designer online jewellery boutique, that have some of the most beautiful items I have seen in while. Not only that but they are a sustainable brand, because each items is made to order, within their artisan workshop by some amazingly talented craftspeople.

Sacet do any much as possible to ensure they remain sustainable by by using recycled silver. They source this as often the larger silver mines do not have the best working environments, which Sacet pride their selfs on.

Gemstones and diamonds are used in almost all of their items, and Sacet ensure they choose suppliers that adhere to good working conditions and offer their worker fair pay.

Ordering from Sacet

sacet necklace

One thing I love about Sacet is you are able to order samples of the items you would like. You get to choose 3 sample items with get sent our to you with free returns. You are able to trial them for 5 days. Once you have chosen your items then it will be made bespoke just for you. If however you do not return them then you will get charged £25 per sample item. The samples although look like the real deal, they are not.

Such a wonderful idea, I love that you can try before you buy. Sacet items are investment pieces and you need to be sure

My Sacet items

earings by sacet

I was kindly sent out the Classic Pave Diamond round earrings and necklace. They are beautiful, very simple and elegant they also look beautiful on. I love that they are very understated so can be worn all of the time, both with jeans and a t-shirt and a dress out for dinner. It’s wonderful to have something so pretty that I can always wear, without going for one of my large statement items, that I love but it isn’t always suitable to wear them all of the time.

Thank you Sacet for sending me these gorgeous items. I love them.