Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Tried and tested #AceForSchool Challenge

When Britmums said they would be doing a challenge with Ace, I jumped at the chance to try these stain removing products, with a pre-teen and a pre-schooler there’s always some stubborn stains that I struggle to remove.  As part of the challenge we were given 1 bottle of Ace for Colours and 1 bottle of Ace Stain Remover.

My littlest one loves to get up to all sorts, we paint, stick and bake
together, but I’m pretty good at making sure she’s covered up with an
apron!  However when it comes to meal times it’s another story.
Georgia loves baked we know...don’t love beans!
So on this occasion I had some baked bean soaked sleeves to put to
the test!

My eldest one is 12 now, she doesn’t get into as much mess as she
used to in school.  However that doesn’t mean she’s completely
stain free. There’s the white grubby shirt collars to tackle and pen
marks along with a splodge of tippex here and there!  

First of all I soaked the stain by spraying it with the Ace Stain
Remover. It has a powerful spray that covers well.  On contact
with the stain it immediately starts bubbling, this would be due
to the active oxygen getting to work on that bean sauce, grubby
collar and pen marks!

The second step in the stain removal process was to add a
capful of Ace for colours directly into the drum of my washing
machine along with my normal detergent.  For difficult or
persistant odors you can also use this as a pre-treatment.
You can also soak garments by hand and use it in household
cleaning! Handy eh!

Here are the results after using the prouducts.  As you can see
the bean stain has gone completely, the grubby collar mark is
better but not gone completely, the pen has vanished but the
tipex mark remains.

I think these are pretty good results, If I had treated her shirts
from the beginning with the stain remover and added the Ace
for colours into my regular washes I’m sure her shirts wouldn’t
have the ground in dirt that’s there now.

The product definitely works best on stains that haven’t been
washed or baked in. I tried it on some other garments that had
stubborn pen marks I’d failed to remove before but it didn’t
work.  It faded them slightly but didn’t remove them altogether.
However the product doesn’t claim to do this anyway, I just
thought I’d give it an extra test!

Here are those results:

Thank you for taking the time to read this post, I hope it’s
been helpful

This post is an entry for the Britmums #AceForSchool
challenge, sponsored by Get help for all kinds of stains with
the ACE Stain Helper. or to
buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Great Oreo Cookie Quest

Come and celebrate our joyful wonder-filled moments with us,
while we celebrate Oreo’s Great Cookie Quest.

We’ve had some rubbish weather lately so I decided, being the cool
Mum that I am...
we should celebrate our families love for Oreo’s with a couple of fun
indoor challenges!

Gathering my eldest daughter and 3 step daughters together I gave
them the challenges!

Challenge 1:  The Forehead Game

For this challenge each of my daughters had to try and wiggle an
Oreo from their foreheads, down their face and into their mouths,
by just using their facial muscles.

Oh the hilarity at watching them try to do this.  
Here I’ve captured some right corkers for your viewing pleasure!!

Cue extreme close ups:

Jess looks like she’s squeezing her eyes tight praying for that
cookie to fall into her mouth.

 Marianne's trying the old stretch your cheek trick

Verity’s ready to catch it with her tongue

Millie's just hoping with her mouth open wide enough it will
simply have nowhere else to go, but in there!

From these last two shots can you guess who the winner was?  

Think you know? Then why not check out our video to see if you were right.

Well, were you right?  Do you think you’ll give this challenge a go?

Challenge 2:  Dance till you drop..your Oreo

This was just simply to dance whilst balancing an Oreo on your head,
winner is the last girl balancing!

How about this challenge?  Care to take a guess as to who won this one?

Did you get it right this time?

Well that’s it from us for now and our Oreo Cookie Quest, I hope you enjoyed it!

Oreo is celebrating The Great Oreo Cookie Quest promotion on packs now.  
Why not go grab a promotional pack for your chance to take part and
win some great prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to California and the Goggleplex.

Oreo’s can be enjoyed as a fun and tasty occasional treat for the whole family -
with a perfect serving size of 2 Oreos per person.

“This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest, sponsored by Oreo”

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Barbecued Pineapple Fingers

with a Coconut oil, brown sugar and cinnamon glaze

This recipe is my entry for the Foodies100/Vita Coco #ReachfortheBeach competition

Quite often when we think of a BBQ, we think burgers, steaks, kebabs - but what about the dessert?  With that in mind, this is wear my recipe creation came from. 


1 Fresh Pineapple
1 Tb sp of Vita Coco Coconut Oil
1 Tb sp of Brown Sugar
1 Tsp of Cinnamon
1 Tub of Natural Greek Yoghurt
1 Tb sp of Desiccated Coconut


Chop up the Pineapple into  fingers
Mix the Brown sugar and cinnamon together

Pat the pineapple dry with some kitchen towel, rub some of the Vita Coco Coconut oil onto each side of the pineapple and then sprinkle generously with the brown sugar and cinnamon mix

Griddle over a hot BBQ until the sugar has turned a nice golden caramel colour

Add your desiccated coconut to the yoghurt and then serve!

Enjoy as an easy BBQ pudding