Monday, 28 July 2014

Nintendo Family Bloggers: Mario Kart 8 Challenge #4



As promised, here is our 4th and final challenge from Nintendo as they celebrate the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U.

In this challenge, the girls worked together to design a new weapon to knock opponents out of the way during a Mario Kart race.

And in true girly style they designed the Necklace of Fury!



The pretty jewels look innocent but they hide a powerful secret. These sparkly accessories double up as fearsome weapons of destruction!

Throw them backwards or forwards to knock your opponent out of the way or get them off your heels!

The three princess each have their own stunning beaded jewellery whereas Mario, Donkey Kong and the gang each have a super cool medallion displaying their initials.

How cool are they?

Well done girls :)

Win a Higgidy summer picnic!



I have another lovely giveaway for you gorgeous lot and this time it's courtesy of our friends at Higgidy!

I have to say, I am a HUGE Higgidy fan and have been for a long time - I even have their cookbook (which is fab by the way!) So, I'm just a tad excited about hosting this giveaway for you all.


WIN! WIN! WIN!

What could be better than a picnic in the park on a summer’s day? To celebrate picnic season Higgidy are giving White Lily Green readers a chance to win a special Higgidy picnic bag filled with coupons that can be redeemed against picnic essentials including yummy quiches and sausage rolls! To be in with a chance, just complete the Rafflecopter widget below.

Higgidy, maker of award-winning pies and quiches, have launched a range of three mouth-watering sausage roll recipes just in time for picnic season. Packaged in picnic basket open-style box, Higgidy’s new sausage rolls come in three flavours: Herby Pork & Pancetta, Roasted Tomato & Pork, and Feta & Red Pepper. They can be enjoyed hot or cold and make perfect picnic food.

If you aren’t successful this time, there is still a chance to win instantly by playing ‘Catch a Quiche’ at catchaquiche.higgidy.co.uk Prizes include quiches, salad, yoghurt, crisps, fruit snacks and ginger beer and high scorers can also win a Higgidy Picnic Pack.
The 'Catch a Quiche' game is quite addictive, and a lot of fun! 

GOOD LUCK!


Terms and conditions
  • This competition is open to UK readers only.
  • The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter which uses random.org.
  • There is 1 prize consisting of a Higgidy summer picnic pack. The prize will be sent to the winner directly by the sponsor.
  • The winners are final and no correspondence will be looked into.
  • All accepted tasks must be completed correctly, or the entry will not be counted. I do check before finalising a winner.
  • A cookie may be placed on your computer when commenting & using Rafflecopter.
  • This competition will run until 12.00am on 11th August 2014. The closing date is displayed on the widget for your information.
  • If the winner does not respond within 7 days, the winner may be redrawn. 
  • Your name and email may be used for mailing list purposes by the sponsor.
  • I  retain the right to alter the giveaway if required. This may mean the prize offered or the closing date.

Win a TEFAL Infiny Press Juicer!


I have a fabulous giveaway for you today! YOU could win your very own TEFAL Infiny Press Juicer courtesy of the lovely people at TEFAL!

You might be thinking... Juicing? Really? Everyone seems to be jumping on that particular bandwagon at the moment, but it really is a great way to ensure that your family are having their 5 a day.

Research conducted by TEFAL shows that the more fruits there are in juice, the more appealing it is to drink, and what better way to pack as much fruit flavour as possible into your juice than to get squeezing at home.

The higher number of fruits, the higher number of vitamins and the best way to get the maximum benefits out of your juice is to drink it within the first 15 minutes after juicing so making it at home to drink straight away is the healthiest option.

This is where TEFAL's Infiny Press Juicer can help you out.

Compared to a standard juicer the Infiny Press gives you 30% more juice, 35% more vitamin C for fighting those pesky colds and 75% more antioxidants.
"The Infiny Press Revolution™ with the latest juicing technology has a unique way of preparing your glass any way you want it. Whether it’s a refreshing breakfast juice, a mid morning fresh fruit drink or adding the finishing touches to that scrumptious dessert, it’s truly revolutionary."
  Sounds good! But HOW does it work?
  TEFAL explains:
"The slowly rotating screw mechanism presses fruits, vegetables and even herbs very delicately to get the very best out of them. This gentle pressing process preserves as much flavour and vitamin goodness as possible by making full use of all the resources the fruit or vegetable has to offer. This helps you to produce thirst quenching, fresh juice that is full of nutrients and tastes delicious.
Have your drink, your way with two stainless steel filters giving you an infinite number of textures and tastes:

The orange filter is for juices and smoothies. Use it to instantly transform any fruit or vegetable, hard or soft, into juice. Even delicious delicate red fruits are pressed gently, retaining all the flavour. Try out the latest trend Herb juices. Add in fruits with the orange filter to eliminate any bitterness.

The pink filter will make outstanding coulis and sauces by allowing slightly more of the fruits pulp through the filter to give a thicker result."
Watch the video to find out more:


Key features to love:
  • Kitchen cupboard friendly - the Infiny Press is simple to store with its compact size and shape.
  • Headache free, its quiet design (just 70.2 dB with the orange filter, for example) makes juicing a less distracting process. Clearing up is a breeze as whilst pressing the fruit,the juicer dries out and ejects any waste, meaning limited washing up.
  • Easy to clean - all the removable parts (the filters, the screw etc) are dishwasher-safe, so no need to worry, just relax and enjoy your tall glass of fruity goodness.
WIN! WIN! WIN! 

For your chance to win your very own TEFAL Infiny Press Juicer, simply complete the widget below.
Please note: White Lily Green are hosts of this giveaway. TEFAL are responsible for all entries, winners and delivery of the prize.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Nintendo Family Bloggers: Mario Kart 8 Challenge #3


We've completed all 4 Mario Kart 8 challenges set by Nintendo to celebrate the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U (#4 will be on the blog tomorrow). We feel a little sad because it's been so much fun designing our own karts and using our imaginations to think up clever twists and fun-packed turns on our pretend Mario Kart track.

Today's post is finding out which Mario Character we are by taking a fun quiz!

Can you guess who I am? 

I am fierce and powerful (apparently). My favourite accessory of choice would be spiky wrists and armbands and I like to live in a fiery castle surrounded by lava.

Yep, I am BOWSER


The kids each took the quiz and here are their results.

 GROWN BOY 

He's brave and helpful, he has a thick mustache and he rather likes The Mushroom Kingdom.

Grown Boy is MARIO!


MIDDLE MISS

She's pretty in pink, classy and adventurous with golden hair.

Middle Miss is PRINCESS PEACH!


LITTLE ONE

She looks beautiful in her blue dress. She's a wise, thoughtful and kind friend of Mario & Luigi.

Little One is ROSALINA!


This was so much fun! The children have put a Mario based activity in our summer holiday activity jar where they will be designing their character a new costume!

Watch this space!                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Hey kids, have you seen the Cat Mario Show?




  
I have some exciting news for those of you who own a Nintendo console!
The first episode in a new series of kid-friendly video content called The Cat Mario Show is now freely available to watch on Nintendo eShop on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and 2DS!
 
 
The bite-sized presentation delivers a puppet show hosted by Cat Mario and Cat Peach and is peppered with fun facts, tips and quizzes for Nintendo’s youngest fans. In the first video, the two hand-puppet hosts reveal insider secrets on becoming a Mario Expert and challenge kids to spot the hidden Luigi  in SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, while the show also delivers some top tips on becoming super powerful in the Kirby Fighters battle mode of Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
 With new episodes to be released over time, kids can now get their paws on the first episode by visiting Nintendo eShop on their Nintendo console* and loading up The Cat Mario Show – a purr-fect slice of Nintendo-style fun for kids and parents alike.
 *Broadband Internet connection required.
 
 My children are so excited about this! Have you watched yet? 
 
Images © Nintendo.

A Tiger Feet Doc McStuffins party!


When I wrote my review on the fantastic Tiger Feet Party ware we'd received, I promised that I'd update you with photos of the products in use once the parties were over. Well, we had Baby Girl's Doc McStuffins party and it was AMAZING!

Amazing because she is.

Amazing because my family are.

But also amazing because of the fantastic Doc McStuffins party ware that Tiger Feet had kindly sent to us. They helped make it a little more special; a little more magical.


Baby Girl's face was a picture when she saw the party table, decorations and of course, her Doc McStuffins birthday cake. The day was full of fun, laughter and lots of love as my beautiful little girl celebrated turning two; Doc style.

Here is a list of all the items: 
  • Doc McStuffins Bonus Party Pack for 8-10 guests - £9.99 (8 Doc McStuffins plastic cups, 8 Doc McStuffins 9" paper plates, Doc McStuffins plastic tablecover, 20 Doc McStuffins napkins and 10 Turquoise 12" latex balloons worth £3.50 which are included free of charge.)  
  • 18pk of assorted cutlery (£1.65) which helped with the washing up - they were used for cake, jelly, ice cream.... you name it!
    'The Doc is in' Doc McStuffins Card Door Signs - 6pk (£3.29) I had one of these on the party room door and they were a huge hit with the little ones. A lovely idea for party bags as they can be put on playhouses or bedroom doors too - instant toy clinics!
  • Doc McStuffins Stick The Plaster party game (£2.49) was a little difficult for toddlers, but the older kids enjoyed (hilariously) trying to stick the plaster on Stuffy. We loved the Lambie 'blindfold' mask and with a little adjustment to make eye holes, it was kept for dress-up time the next day using a sheep dressing up outfit that had been a little redundant since the Christmas plays.
  • Doc McStuffins Cake Stand (£4.29) 
  • Doc McStuffins Table Decoration (£3.29) - these were both the stars of the show! They looked fantastic with the cake. I was worried that the cake stand would be flimsy and not able hold the weight of a cake, but I was wrong! It was absolutely perfect! The table decoration drove me to distraction as I am not great with building anything made of card, but once it was finally put together, I was very happy with how it looked.
  • Doc McStuffins Plastic Headbands (£3.29 for 4) - a big hit with the girls which was no surprise. Baby Girl was delighted to wear hers with the Doc McStuffins dressing-up outfit! They are great for party bags or for dressing-up play!
  • The Inflate-A-Balloons were brilliant! They were easily inflated in seconds and they made lovely gifts for the children to take home.
 I couldn't have asked for better decorations or party ware - they were fabulous in every way from the designs to the quality. 

If you are planning a party, do check out Tiger Feet - you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

"A must-see family adventure" - The House of Magic + FREE colouring pages



If your bank balance can stretch to taking the kids to the cinema this summer, then why not give The House of magic a go?

The House of Magic is a must-see family movie brought to life in eye-popping 3D from the creators of A Turtles Tale: Sammy’s Adventures and Sammy’s Great Escape, is released in cinemas nationwide from tomorrow (25th July 2014). 

Synopsis

Seeking shelter from a storm, abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka “The Illustrious Lorenzo”.

Lawrence shares his fairy-tale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling out a spectacular song-and-dance routine.

He soon makes Thunder feel welcome, but Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse start plotting to get him kicked out. When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home. They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon...

Prepare to be enchanted by The House of Magic!

Have a peek at the trailer..



Certification: U

Run time: 85 minutes

Formats: 2D & 3D

Have more fun with Thunder and his friends with these fantastic colouring pages below. FREE for you to download :)

 ENJOY!!!

Click HERE to download

Click HERE to download


NB - I have not received anything for writing this post - I'm just sharing with my readers :)
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