Hello!

My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 7 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Collecting Bills for St Patrick!

Speacial Bill for St Patrick's Day

Hey Swagbucks folks! And if you're not one of the Swagbucks folk ... why ever not?! I've written about the benefits of their totally free membership a number of times now, and that is because it really works. Anyone that knows me, knows full well that I barely have enough hours in the day to get the essentials done, so the little, precious spare time I do get would most certainly not be wasted on something that wasn't worth it! In other words, Swagbucks really works.


 In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Swagbucks has a one-day-only Collector's Bill worth 17 SB. You can get it randomly from Search, and if you get it, you'll also get an additional 20 SB bonus! It'll be available all day today (Friday).If you're not a member of Swagbucks yet, you can create your account now and earn points called SB for doing things like searching the web, shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos! You can then take those points and turn them into gift cards from Amazon, Debenhams, Starbucks, New Look, PayPal, or hundreds of other retailers.


rekindled my Swagbucks account in October, 2016, and have never looked back. Earning myself a nice 3 figure sum by Christmas (in just 2 months) was a wonderful feeling, and it just keeps on going. These events like the Collectors Bills, Swago, Team Challenges and Swagcode Days are just some of the awesome ways Swagbucks make the whole earning experience fun.

So sign up today and remember to perform all of your usual web searches via the Swagbucks Search, and that special collectors bill could be yours, as well as the bonus SB that come with it!

This limited edition collectors bill will be available to win between 7am Friday 17th and 7am Saturday 18th GMT!

I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Spring Reading with Swagbucks

A Team Challenge for the Springtime

I've written before about the various different ways in which Swagbucks likes to make earning fun, and here they are, doing it again with another Team Challenge.


This fun team challenge will help you earn SB from Swagbucks! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes, as your activities are all planned for you. You just need to decide how many SB you want to earn and which activity you'd like to complete to get it!

Their latest, the Spring Reading Team Challenge, begins Monday, 20 March. Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:  

1. Click to join the challenge and be assigned to a team. Pre-registration will open really soon and you will be able to access the registration page via the home page! If you don't already have an account, you can sign up on this page as well.

2. Starting 20 March at 4pm GMT, in addition to earning SB you'll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.

3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.   

All members who participate and contribute at least 400 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card! Not only that, but if you earn 300 SB before 1 April, you'll get a 300 SB bonus (as long as you've signed up under me)!  Members of the 1st place team will receive a 40 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 20 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, 24 March and will expire on Sunday, 9 April at 7:59am GMT or 11:59pm PT

So, sign up before Monday 20th and join the fun in the Spring Reading Challenge and support your team!


I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Swagging into the Springtime


As I have mentioned before, Christmas was made much, much easier for me and my family thanks to Swagbucks. I became an active member in October 2016, and by December 2016, I had earned enough in vouchers to guarantee that we could look forward to possibly the happiest Christmas we have had in years.


Now that the holidays are over, Spring is well and truly on its way and a lot of us have gone into savings mode again as we rebuild our bank accounts from all that gift buying! Some are busy booking up the 2017 holidays! If you're looking to extend your budget or just say within it, Swagbucks is a great resource for that. You've probably seen me write about Swagbucks already on here. It's a site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like New Look, Debenhams, Starbucks, Amazon, and Paypal cash.

If you sign up with me in March, you could earn yourself quite a hefty bonus which will give your SB total a great boost!




Here's how you get your bonus: 

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 1st April, and you'll get a 300 SB bonus for it! 

3. When you spend at least £25 through Swagbucks Shop* you'll get another 200 SB bonus on top of the cash back you'll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn't cost you anything extra, but you'll get SB points for every pound you spend (on top of the bonus)! And with stores such as Asda, Argos and Boots on the list, you could do your weekly shop or buy your usual bits and bobs, but just through Swagbucks. The difference is, you'll be rewarded for it!


Here's the best part - if you refer someone yourself and they do steps 2 & 3, you'll earn the same bonuses they do, so it really adds up! That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over 80,000SB since October which amounts to over £500 in vouchers to spend as I wish!

So take a look for yourself. It's free to explore, free to join and free to use! What have you got to lose?!

I think the more appropriate question to ask yourself here is, how much could you gain?!

*You must receive your shopping SB before 1 April


I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Pancake Day is sweeter with Num Noms!

Getting creative with a little scented inspiration!

What's Your Flavour?

It's no secret ... my girls adore Num Noms. They are both steadily acquiring a healthy collection each, which become the focus of their make believe games on a very regular basis! On Boxing Day, 2016, they were delighted to share in the excitement of the launch of the latest Series 3 and had lots of fun exploring the new scents.


I'm sure most of you have heard about Num Noms by now, but for those of you that haven't, they are a very sought after collectable in this house. They're sweet, stackable and scented! With each one having its own scent, they can be stacked together to create inventive new scents, and with hundreds to collect, the possibilities of imagination are endless. I am invited to their restaurant regularly and treated to plated of banana fries and strawberry soup!


So, when we were asked to allow Num Noms to inspire and influence our Pancake Day this year for their 'What's your Flavour?' campaign, the girls were extremely excited and full of ideas whilst I was preparing myself to say goodbye to our usual lemon and syrup toppings and a little apprehensive about what would be suggested by the girls!

This is the second Series 3 Lunchbox that we have had from Num Noms now, and the girls absolutely love them! You get 3 different food categories, with 3 Num Noms in each. In this one, we had fruit/veg, hard candies and donuts! As well as these 9 Nums, there is also a blind pot and 2 eraser Noms. So once Munch and Beastie had explored the box and matched each one up to the list to identify their names, they set to work on deciding which would make good pancake topping combinations, whilst grabbing the rest of their collections too.


Munch decided on a pancake topped with peaches, maple syrup and bananas, so Nana Hearts, Maple Sugars and Peachy Stamp-It made up her creation.


Beastie clearly liked the sound of Munch's idea, so she stacked the same scents, but added Brooklyn Blue (whilst insisting she was a blueberry Num ... she's actually blue raspberry, but these are just mere details!)

One thing I have found as a mum of girls who have Num Noms from all series 1-3 is, the scents seems to be becoming more realistically accurate. Beastie actually cannot stop smelling Maple Sugars saying she smells exactly like maple syrup (she's not wrong either!) And I did have to liberate her from Beastie's coat pocket on the way to school the other day. Apparently, all her friends needed to sniff her!

So, fast forward a few days, and here we are.

It's Pancake Day!!!

So, what are your favourite toppings? We had our pancakes a little early so we could share what we created. I asked the girls to put their shopping lists together with their Num Noms inspired ingredients, and I went out and bought exactly what they asked for!


There was maple syrup too!

We had so much fun creating these Num Nom inspired pancakes, and the girls were really excited to be the brains behind the ingredients! The most fun part of all though was the building of their own pancakes and the eating!


Do let us know what you'll be having on your pancakes today, and will your toppings be creatively inspired like ours were?

Num Noms really got the girls thinking and had them thinking up all sorts of crazy concoctions! I did find myself saying "Hmmm, I'm not sure about hot dogs with marshmallows on a pancake," and, "maybe cotton candy and tomatoes wouldn'[t be such a great idea ...", but I think they got the idea in the end!


We were sent a set of Series 3 Num Noms and a contribution towards ingredients for the purpose of this post. No other payment was received and all thoughts are 100% our own.

When an event needs a venue ...

... Theres always a venue that needs an event!

Whatever the time of year may be, there are always important events going on. Living so close to London, we are often lucky to receive invitations to some wonderful blogging events in our wonderful Capital, London. Many of these events are held in some truly beautiful venues, and blogging has helped me to see London through much more favourable eyes, as I have had the opportunity to visit some wonderful places that I never knew existed.

These events may be blogging conferences, product launches or celebrations of brand successes, all of which have been held in some of the most attractive locations which always leave me in awe of the amazing city that is right on our doorstep.

However, I do fail to appreciate sometimes, the hard work that often goes into finding and securing these venues. There are many of them in London - some that are well known and quite well known, whilst others are like hidden treasures that are almost unheard of. How on earth would one even go about locating a place like that when advertising is strongly dominated by the more well known places and they are far from the obvious choice?

Now, thanks to Venue Seeker, these little diamonds that are so well hidden in the rough are easier to locate and no event should ever be without a venue again!

Image courtesy of Venue Seeker

Whatever your even requirements may be, Venue Seeker are able to help. Looking to spread the word about your great new product ...? Hold a social occasion for employees and/or clients ...? Maybe an award ceremony to celebrate successes within your field ...? An indoor venue with atmospheric decor ...? Or possibly somewhere spacious which spills to a picturesque outdoor area as more of a Summer party venue ...? Venue Seeker can help throughout. They know how important location is when planning your event and are aware how stressful it can be when you are trying to ensure that everything goes down without a hitch! They want to take some stress out of the planning, leaving you to concentrate on the more important details of your event, like how many bottles of champagne you need to order!

With a book containing over 100 event spaces in and around London, Venue Seeker are sure to have a location to suit every occasion. From ancient venues with a historical tale to tell to more contemporary conference centres, London has it all!

Image courtesy of Venue Seeker

Furthermore, Venue Seeker is free to use and extremely simple. Use the website to enter your requirements regarding event type and number of guests and browse through the suggestions offered, give the office a call and have some hand-picked suggestions given, or list your requirements in an email and see what is available to you.

Thanks to this company, finding and securing a venue for your event should be so much easier, and with the Summer fast approaching, you may want to start thinking about Summer gatherings, or getting yourself extra organised and begin planning your private Christmas event for this year. One thing is for sure, you won't be short of suggestions, and choosing London as your setting, you can plan an occasion that will have people talking into 2018!

Venue Seeker can also be found on social media. Why not give them a shout on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and see if they can help you.






This is a collaborative post. All words are my own.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Happy Birthday, Swagbucks!

It's a Birthday Extravaganza!


Everyone loves a good birthday celebration, and Swagbucks is no exception! They are going all out starting this Monday (27th February,2017) to mark the special occasion that is their 9th birthday!

9 years! 9 years of rewarding their members ... 9 years of always finding new and fun ways to entertain their community ... 9 years of growing success!


As Swagbucks is celebrating their birthday on Monday, they're keeping the party alive all day on February 27th, but they want to give YOU presents. You can play Birthday Swago (their version of bingo) all day long, filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. I have played a number of rounds of Swago now, and they are fun! Search the web, complete surveys, refer friends, explore your favourite stores ... what will this next Swago board have in store?

If you have played Swago before, you will already have an idea of how it works. But ... This is no ordinary Swago! This is Birthday Swago, and Swagbucks have lovingly added a twist of the best kind!


 For each square you fill in, you get a spin on their big birthday prize wheel, where you can earn up to 2500 points (SB) with each spin! The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash! 

So, a Swago board with a top reward of 300 SB (for completing the whole board), and lots of opportunities to try your luck on the Big Birthday Wheel!

Fill up your board and then submit your patterns to get even more spins and more chances to win big points! Click here to sign up and get started! If you're not yet a member, you can sign up through my link, and when you earn a minimum of 300 SB before March 1st, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

So, if there was ever a perfect time to sign up for free to Swagbucks, with all these rewards on offer, now is it! 



I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Choc-Dipped Swagbucks!

Another fun Team Challenge!

They just keep on coming! Not only is Swagbucks a brilliant way to earn vouchers for your favourite online and high street stores, but they are always making it fun. It is very rare lately that there isn't an event of some sort going on!



Here's another fun team challenge to help you earn SB from Swagbucks! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! They have one themed around Valentine's day - the Chocolate Dipped Team Challenge begins Monday, 13 February. 

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site: 

1. Click here to join the challenge (sign up and then you'll see the challenge banner on the home page) and be assigned to a team. Pre-registration is going on right now! If you don't already have an account, you can sign up on this page as well.

2. Starting 13 February at 4pm GMT, in addition to earning SB you'll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.

3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far. All members who participate and contribute at least 400 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card! Not only that, but if you earn 300 SB before 1 March, you'll get a 300 SB bonus (as long as you've signed up under me)! 

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 40 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 20 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, February 17th and will expire on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:59am GMT.


The Team Challenges are always a lot of fun with a great, friendly competitive atmosphere, and you can keep up with your own progress and that of all the teams on the Team Challenge page.

What team will you be on ...?





I am working alongside Swagbucks as an Influencer to spread the word about the benefits. I am very much an active member and all opinions are 100% my own!