Well Done Asda!

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, home, review

Supermarkets are one of my favourite shops, seriously, it isn’t like years ago where it was a chore to do the food shop (although I like to food shop) it is now a total shopping experience, with everything from clothes, beauty products, electricals and even homewares, I am sure you could buy everything you needed in a supermarket now if you wanted.

What is excellent is they are not scrimping on style and quality, I have mentioned many a fashion item I have bought from a Supermarket, 2 of my favourite pair of trousers these past months are supermarket purchases, my bright patterned bargain trousers I wore to Britmums were only £10 from Asda, how can you complain.

So imagine my excitement when Asda asked me to come and choose some Home-wares from their George site, my 1st problem was what to choose, I mean they have so so much that I wanted, my list was endless and the prices amazing.

I decided to go with new Kitchen bits and Dinnerware as we had very little (I am always breaking bits) and were having a week of dinner parties and BBQ’s so I knew they would be put to good use.

George at Asda

I like mix and match china, so I decided on 2 Dinnerware sets, the most expensive one I picked was £18 for a 12 piece set, the other was only £10, what seriously low prices. I know you could be worried about the quality for that price but don’t be, I was surprised at how thick and lovely the Dinnerware was, as good as some pieces I have that cost more than double.

George At Asda Homewares

I loved that they offered great oven to table ware in several colours, I like to cook and go straight to table but pieces like this can usually be pricey, I received 3 pieces, including an awesome casserole dish for under £15 for all 3.

George At Asda Review

All items on the table other than tall hi ball are from George at Asda

The have been used time after time and washed in the dishwasher for the past 5 weeks and they are as perfect as the day they arrived.

What is great is as well as offering simple, classic pieces, George has also produced some funky on trend items, still for great prices, I also received these cute little tumblers, 4 in each set for £2.50 with Flamingo’s and Pineapples, they have been really loved by guests, as they add a real fun element to the table. They are not painfully thin either like some glassware, I am not frightened to hold them tight for fear of cracking and like the Dinnerwares, they have gone through the dishwasher daily and came out perfect.

George at Asda Review

I can honestly say there is nothing I have not been HUGELY impressed with, I actually bought another heart chopping board as I loved it so much.I have picked out a few of my favourite homewares bits on the site at the moment, that may sneak into my trolley whilst I stock up on Nappies and food.

George At Asda Wishlist

So if you are wanting some new homeware bargains and need some milk n bread then head off to Asda and watch your trolley fill up. I don’t think you will be disappointed, but be warned if you have kids their clothes selections at the moment are too good to pass up.

Disclosure – We were sent these items FOC from Asda for purpose of review, all opinions are our own.

Win Time – A Picnic with Higgidy worth £50

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, Current Giveaways

I love Summer for one main reason, PICNICS.


They are something that all my little family can enjoy, we have them several times a week during the Summer months and even inside ones in the Winter.

Sometimes they are planned and I make lavish homemade salads, sandwiches and treats, but other times they are stop by the Supermarket on the way to the park, beach or gardens.

So imagine my excitement when the lovely people at Higgidy contacted me and asked if I could give one of you my lovely readers a Higgidy Picnic bag filled with £50 worth of vouchers to spend on their picnic products. I am so jealous!

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. 

Oh I do love a Sausage Roll and these flavours sound scrummy, the hubby likes the sound of the Feta & Pepper were as I am excited to try the Pork and Pancetta.

Higgidy picnic pack

So who fancies a free picnic then ? it is simple to enter just use the Gleam box below, there are 2 mandatory entries, one leave a comment telling me your favourite food to have at a picnic (I am always looking for inspiration) and two follow Higgidy’s Facebook page.

If you want to double your chances to win Higgidy products then go and check out “Catch a Quiche” game including many different products to win.

Higgidy Picnic Prize

UK Residents Only, over the age of 18. – Do read the T&C’s.


Fashion Friday Plus Sized – What’s It About???

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in #fashionfridayplussized, 2014, fashion

Are you Plus Sized and love fashion, then this is so for you!

You don’t even have to be a blogger (but that is nice), you just have to love to share your outfits across social media and be PLUS SIZED.

Have you ever heard of What You Wear Wednesday, I link to it most weeks on my fashion posts, its run by the very lovely Ryan of Transatlantic Blonde, it is such a simple concept.

Share an outfit you have worn over the last week.

Seriously that simple, let’s be honest we all get inspired by what we see other people wear, how many times online have you said “Oh where are those trousers from ?” Or “you look fab, I need that Tee” – well I do every day and linking up and reading some of the other WIWW posts made me want so many other items, but my problem was most of them were not available in Plus Sizes.


So after embracing the Plus Size blogging community more these past months I decided it was time for us to have a dedicated fashion linkup, so that when I looked at an outfit and thought Oh I want that, I would actually be able to buy it.

Now for the details…

It is super simple, each Friday I will post a fashion What I Wore this week outfit post, at the bottom there will be a little widget called Inlinkz were you can add a link to either your outfit blog post/Instagram shot or tweet with pic.

If you could add the hashtag we can all keep up to date and check each others outfits #fashionfridayplussized and if really kind the badge linking back to my blog, so we can spread the word.

The first weeks post (starting Friday 1st August 2014) shall also be hosting a giveaway, everyone that links up shall be entered.

So get ready, don’t forget it can be any picture or post from within the week, so you don’t have to worry about posting Friday, lets bring the Plus Size blogging community together.


Did You Know ?

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, Home & Interiors

B & Q sell everything to makeover your house, well near enough.

I was kindly invited to their Christmas in July Press Day, I was excited to go and see the new Autumn/Winter lines as well as see the new Christmas Decs expected this year. As many of you will know I love anything to do with making my home look pretty, decorating for me is fun! So I was looking forward to seeing what wallpapers would be trending and paint colours.

What I wasn’t expecting was how much B & Q actually sell, I mean they are not just a nuts and bolts DIY store anymore and after seeing so many gorgeous home furnishings I had to spread the word.

I can bet you any money you are overlooking B & Q when you are thinking of new cushions, or a funky on trend light fitting, even a lovely Christmas throw to wrap in and wait for Santa to arrive.

Here are some of my top finds from the day, but do head to B&Q’s website to check out all the current stock.

Christmas in July

Nearly all in this photo is available from B & Q – I loved the Xmas throw in the bottom left – max of £25

B&Q Christmas in July

These were one of my favourite items to come this Autumn, these lights are a soft rubbery plastic and can be manipulated into may shapes (as seen above) they are completely child friendly and I shall be buying one for each of the kids by their beds, there is so much colour choice, expected to retail at under £25 they are a real steal.


B & Q offer a wide range of Artwork, I loved these glitter detail canvases – the Think Happy piece would be awesome in our home surrounded by family photo’s – I love the colours pastel/neon on trend.

Christmas Tree

There were more Christmas Trees than I can even talk about, for every style and budget, I actually fell in love this one for all year round, this would be a perfect addition for Grayson’s room as the lights are subtle and similar to that in a sensory room, this tree is also an indoor/outdoor tree, I was surprised how many were – I would love this outside in the garden. It comes in 2 sizes too.

Outdoor Christmas Lights

There were lights for outside for every style, the Father Christmas is an exclusive design to B&Q – I loved the old-fashioned lanterns – they would be fab by our front door for Santa to find us

Christmas In July

My inner chair lover went mad for these, actually this style is right up my street even all the dishes, I felt at home here

B&Q Lighting

Copper lighting is HUGE AW14 and I loved B&Q’s contribution, it has sparked a whole new want for my home (watch this space) – the shadow detailing of this lamp is awesome

Cushions with quotes

One of the most surprising finds from B&Q were their soft furnishings, I loved all the cushions with quotes and different textures, especially the pompoms round the edge


I loved the simplicity of this Christmas centrepiece, I think I shall be making something similar – nice to see such an array of coloured decs available this Winter at B&Q

So does anything above surprise you, or take your fancy ?

Disclosure – I received a goody bag for attending the event but was not asked to post, it was my choice.

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