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Our Top 6 Halloween Posts


Over the years we have written many Halloween posts from crafts to party games so we thought we would share are 6 most popular posts.

Witches Finger Biscuits

Get baking this Halloween and make these scary witches finger biscuits.

Witches Fingers Biscuits

Free Halloween Masks

Free Halloween Mask

No need for expensive costumes this year, we have a round up of free Halloween masks for you.

 Free Autumn Printables 

Free AutumnPrintables

In this post you will find a mixture of Halloween and Autumn printables including colouring sheets and activities.

6 Spooky Halloween Games 

6 Spooky Halloween Games

If you are looking for Halloween games to play at your spooky party then look no further, we have 6 great games for you to try.

Halloween Crafts and Recipes 

Halloween

Keep the children entertained with these spooky crafts and recipes.

Free Printable Halloween & Autumn Colouring Sheets 

Free Printable Halloween & Autumn Colouring Sheets

These are perfect for rainy days, keep the children busy with these colouring sheets.

Follow Wendy’s board Halloween on Pinterest.

Mumpreneur 100 Winner!!


We are over the moon to announce that Kids One Stop Shop founder Wendy Lavender is a  Mumpreneur 100 winner for 2015.

Wendy is over the moon to have been chosen by Mumpreneur UK as one of their 100 business women.

Winners will be presented with a certificate at this years Mumpreneur Conference that takes place on Saturday 14th November.

Congratulations Wendy!!

mum100_winner

Support Wendy and the Lullaby Trust


The Lullaby Trust (formerly FSID)

Wendy who owns and runs Kid One Stop Shop along side her friends Rachel and Emma are walking 26.2 miles around the Cheltenham Circular Footpath and this is why:

One year ago, on Saturday 2nd February 2013, Matilda Mae Henley went to sleep and did not wake up. She was just 9 months old. Her life was cut tragically short by SIDS and devastated everyone who knew and loved her, not least her Mummy Jennie.

She is a Mother who has walked the last 12 months without her beautiful Daughter. She is a Mother who is struggling to find reasons to smile each day, and yet she is selflessly supporting The Lullaby Trust in their tireless efforts to support other families and to fund research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

With your help we too can support The Lullaby Trust in their efforts to discover why babies like Matilda die. This vital research may also help to save over 300 babies a year in the UK who still die of SIDS. We may not be able to bring Matilda back, no matter how much we would dearly like to, but we can ensure her legacy thrives day by day, and that Jennie knows she is not alone.

On Saturday 2nd August 2014, in Memory of Matilda Mae and in support of a dear friend Jennie and The Lullaby Trust, Rachel, Emma and Wendy will walk ‘Full Circle’ 26.2 miles around the Cheltenham Circular Footpath. Our ‘Full Circle for Matilda Mae’ challenge pays tribute to Jennie and her family, who have so painstakingly and bravely walked the last 12 months without their darling Matilda.

Please please help us to make a difference to families devastated by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Thank you.

You can sponsor Wendy, Rachel and Emma here.

Blogger Spotlight: Emily from Our IVF Journey: All The Fun of Living Life with Twins


Koss Blogger Spotlight

Today we are starting a new feature and showcasing some of the great bloggers that are part of our Kids One Stop Shop Blogger Network.

We are over the moon to introduce are first blogger….

Our IVF Journey: All the fun of living life with twins

Name

Emily Higgins

Blog Name 

Our IVF Journey: All the fun of living life with twins

Describe Your Blog

Our blog is our little place to document our journey through life. Originally we blogged about our IVF Journey and we now blog about our parenting journey. We have two year old twin girls. Although our IVF Journey is over now, we still share other peoples IVF journeys with the aim of helping others going through IVF. We also share crafty posts and recipes.

Why did you start blogging?

To share our IVF Journey with others thinking about having IVF and so that we could document our experiences

What do you love about blogging?

The ability to share your thoughts with the world and being able to interact with other bloggers. For me blogging is a bit like therapy! I always feel better once I’ve got what’s going in my head out in the open through my writing!

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

To blog freely! Don’t worry about what other people say or think. It’s your little piece of the internet

What blogs should we be reading?

The Crazy Kitchen

Oh so Amelia

Edspire

You can find Emily on Twitter , Facebook, G+, Pinterest and Instagram.

Bloggers Network

Win £20, £10, £5 voucher and a signed copy of The Black and White Club book by Alice Hemming!


Win £20, £10, £5 voucher and a signed copy of The Black and White Club book by Alice Hemming! 

By entering our Children’s DESIGN A CHARACTER COMPETITION!

We’d like your budding artists age 4-10 years old to design a new black & white animal character for The Black and White Club book! 

The lovely children’s author Alice Hemming will be judging all of the entries… Alice’s favourite picture will win a signed copy of her brand new book and a £20 voucher to spend at kidsonestopshop.co.uk! We are also going to award £10 for second place & £5 voucher for third place! 

Click on the image and link below to be taken to the competition page on the website for all the details on how to enter! 

Upload your little ones masterpiece to our Facebook page – we can’t wait to see the pictures! If you tweet us using #blackandwhiteanimalcomp you’ll receive another entry too!

Enter now!

Alice Hemming and B&W club


We’ve extended the competition – please share and GOOD LUCK!

Winner’s of The Design a Christmas Card Winner


Though there wasn’t many entries they were all really good.

Here they are:

 

leila

 

Zara

 

playroomblog

 

Mum2arockstar

 

Lucy

 

Lucy

Our three runner ups are:

Joe aged 3 , Lucy aged 8 and @mummytoarockstar 16 month old son

Runners Up

Our overall winner is Zara aged 5

Winner

 

Well done all of you we will be contact very soon.

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers


Personally stocking fillers are my favourite part of the presents. I love opening them and I love buying them, getting that perfect little gift to start the day off right.

Here are some of my picks for stocking fillers:

Christmas Gift Guide Stocking Fillers

Top

Slumbertoes Baby Shoes Dinosaur £12.99

Little Grippers Stay On Baby Socks £3.50

Knock Down Soldiers Skittles Game £5

Middle

Create your own Owl Family Puppets £7.75

Twist and Lock Blocks £1

Roll-Up Draw Mat £6.99

Bottom

French Knitting Starter Kit Doll £6.29

Dress Up Billy £10

Wooden Jewellery Making Craft Kit £5.99