Thursday, 25 April 2013

Clever Designs Review and Giveaway

Clever Designs create words of Art which are handmade works of art through the use of words.
Words for any occasion,in a shape and style of their own.

Currently they have amoung their word art images a lovely fathers day albulm why not check them all out.
Here are a few examples of their fantastic Words of art:

I have very kindly been sent a Framed work of art to review,here are my thoughts:

Before being sent i got to choose my words,my keywords i wanted added was our family names and a few others ike precious/blessings and joy, i went for a family tree to represent us, i also decided on a black frame as thats the colour theme we have going on in our front room where the picture would be placed.

Upon arrival the one thing i noticed was how well it was packaged,tons of bubblewrap...much to my kids(ahem and my delight!!)...... we had a good 10 mins forever popping bubbles!! hehe.

As soon as i saw my framed work of word art i was bowled was outstanding,such thought put into every detail,the colours used was fantastic and really set the tree from the background. The frame itself was lovely,it had arrived in perfect condition and was made of a very good solid wood.

We have placed our framed word of art work on our window sill in our frontroom where it can be viewed and appreciated daily by ourselfs and not to be missed by any visiting and admiring guests. 

Dont you just love them!!

Wouldn't you like to own one? Yes? Well here is your chance
Clever Designs has very kindly offered one of my followers the chance to win a   8 x 10 framed print in choice of shape,words and colours- you will also get to chosse from either a black,white or oak frame.

In order of standing a chance of winning just fill out the rafflecopter form below.


Disclosure: i was not paid to do this review only to keep the product as a thank you for the time put into my review,all thoughts and opinions are my own.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

World Autism Awareness Day 2013

World Autism Awareness Day,the 6th annual awareness day to date... April 2nd 2013.

Well its that time of year again to all come together in support of spreading awareness for autism,Known as World Autism Awareness Day.
Now those that know me well know that this is very close to my heart as my son Ethan who be 6 come july is autistic.Also my youngest son Aaron has just had a MDA meeting due to him showing alot of tell tale signs such as limited speech,developmental delays...he will be 2 next month but still cant sit unaided foe extended lengths of time,he also does alot of rocking and biting.Also just found out he has lax ligaments like his brother.

So what is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disabilty that effect how a person communicates with,and relates to other people.It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition which basically means that while all people with autism share certain difficulties,their condition will affect them all in differant ways.some people with autism are able to live relatively independant lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of support.

Some signs of Autism(though not all autistic child experiance all of these and there are lots of signs these are just a few):

No or limited eye contact
Dont smile when smiled at
Dont respond to own name being called
Dont point,wave goodbye or use other gestures to communicate.
Dont initiate or respond to cuddling
Dont reach out to be picked up
No real signs of empathy(or very sensitive to others)
Dont tend to ask for help.
Appears disinterested
Dont play pretend games
Prefers not to be touched,held or cuddled.
Dont share interests or achievements with others(Ethan will with me but only with prompting)
Parrot talks
Takes things too literally
Speaks with a abnormal tone of voice
Repeats words over and over
Responds to a question by repeating it rather than answering it.

Children with autism are often restricted,inflexible,and even bsessive in their behaviours,activities and interests.


Head banging
Staring at lights
Moving fingers in front of eyes
Lining up toys
Wheel spinning

And many others.

As you can see this is a very complex disabilty and has only in the last few years started becoming recognised so plz share my post in order to help spread awareness not just for my little boys but for all children with Autism around the world,lets work together to light it up blue!

Here is my blog post going into a little more detail about my son Ethan please feel free to take a read....i wil leave you will a few of my favorite pictures of my 2 gorgeous boys starting with 


And now Aaron

my mini Superhero's

my mini Superhero's