Favourite Five Through the Door Lately


I haven’t gotten around to writing about our favourite five through the door for a while. In fact not since my last Through The Door ┬ápost at the end of May. This one is therefore a bit of a catch up of my favourite five through the door in the last few months.


Garnier Ambre Solaire


Although the weather has been hit and miss over the last few weeks, there has definitely been some sunshine in amongst it. Enough so that I managed to get sunburnt a few weeks ago. I’m not taking any chances now with myself or the boys, as the weather keeps changing so quickly.


Luckily the lovely people at Garnier Ambre Solaire have sent me a bit of a summer care package. Firstly I have to say I seriously love this Joules bag, it’s the perfect size for taking with us for a day on the beach or a picnic.


Along with the fun bits in the photo, we were also sent a tube of their new wet skin factor 50 sun lotion and anti sand spray. The sun lotion is brilliant, as you can apply it to wet skin.


This makes it so easy to top up their sun protection when they’ve been in the paddling pool or the sea for ages, without annoying them by having to dry them off. Plus it doesn’t make your skin feel sticky at all, just soft and smooth.


Keeping to the non-sticky theme, the sand spray is brilliant. It is basically a factor 50 sun lotion spray and has been specifically designed to be non sticky to prevent that horrible feeling when sand sticks to your skin because of your sun cream. The bonus of it being in a spray, is that it makes sly application of sun protection easier on wiggly children.


You can buy both at Boots in store and online!


Garnier Ambre Solaire sun cream with a bag and treats


Red George cushions


I love it when I get paid for blog work with vouchers, it means I actually have to shop. When this happened recently, I treated myself to a few things for around the home. This included some bright red big comfy cushions for in the lounge. They add a pop of colour to the room and I am so glad I bought them.


I would show you a photograph, but the one I took made them look pink… and really photos of big red cushions aren’t really that exciting ;) They are pretty much the same colour as the next item on my list though.


Red telephone


I have already mentioned this phone in my Liked and Loved this Month post, but I can’t not mention it again. I am a little bit in love with the retro look of it. The colour matches my new cushions and when it rings it has an old style ring as well. This has caused me to jump a few times, but finally a phone I can actually hear when I’m in a different room and to me it is just gorgeous.


Red Telephone


Contact Lenses


I’m not wearing them all the time, but I love that I now have the choice to wear contact lenses when I want to. In particular it is so nice on a wet rainy day, to not have to wear glasses that get covered in water or steamed up.


My youngest son


This one may sound a bit random ha! Last month my baby boy… he’s ten but he’ll always be my baby… went on school camp for five days.


The longest I have ever been away from either of my boys. He was definitely my favourite thing to come in to our home in the last couple of months. I really missed him, but he had a brilliant time on camp despite missing us too.


What have you bought or been given recently that you loved? Or who has made you smile by walking through your door?


Stevie x


This post is linked up with Suburban Mum at her Our Favourite Five linky.

I was sent the beach bag and sun lotions for the purpose of this post, but as always any opinions or thoughts are my own and honest


  1. 7 August 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I love that bag in the first photo, and the retro phone is awesome! It must be great to get your son back after a few days away too, I don’t look forward to getting to the point where my girls leave me, even for a few days!

  2. 7 August 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I’ll say it again, that phone is fab!! The weather has been pretty awful really hasn’t it? We should have more sun than this!

  3. 7 August 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I love the telephone! My parents had one like that when I was a girl – although it was white, I remember trying to talk on it at the bottom of the stairs hoping my parents wouldn’t hear. Very cool and retro :)

  4. 12 August 2016 / 7:18 am

    I love wearing contact lenses too. SO much more convenient than glasses! #PicknMix

  5. 12 August 2016 / 7:22 am

    I am in love with that phone!!I need one in my life. Aww so sweet your son was your favourite present through your door, glad he bad fun at camp xx #picknmix

    • 12 August 2016 / 9:01 am

      The only thing is it doesn’t have an answer phone, but since no one other than sales people call the house phone, it didn’t really matter to us ;) Still waiting for the call to rescue Gotham City though…

      Stevie xx

  6. Mud Cakes and Wine
    12 August 2016 / 7:27 am

    What a fantastic few things through your door, much better than my dart charge letter Love the sun cream it’s the worst applying to whining wet children at the best of time and that bag is just wonderful #picknmix

    • 12 August 2016 / 8:58 am

      Thanks lovely and I hated trying to get sun cream on to my two when they were small… you would think I was torturing them not protecting them!

      Stevie x

  7. 12 August 2016 / 7:33 am

    I love your Bat Phone – my hubs was very jealous! Glad your boy had a great time at camp and well done you for letting him go! #picknmix

    • 12 August 2016 / 8:57 am

      I have yet to save the city…. I have mostly used it to be rude to spam callers so far ha!

      Stevie x

  8. 12 August 2016 / 7:52 am

    I love he telephone- so retro! #picknmix

  9. 12 August 2016 / 8:09 am

    Ooh I feel old now knowing the phone we had growing up is officially retro! :)
    They are very cool though I have to agree!
    Enjoy the rest of the holiday with the kids (my two are away with grandparents at the moment but only for 2days which is quite nice!) #Picknmix

  10. 12 August 2016 / 9:11 am

    Oh that bag is lovely, you can never ha move enough bags for the beach. And I love you last one about your son, my two stayed with their Aunt in Cornwall this week and the house was so quiet, I don’t know how I’m going to be when they are gone for a whole week!! #PicknMix

  11. 12 August 2016 / 9:22 am

    I love the phone, it reminds of my childhood having secret phone calls hoping my parents wouldn’t hear me. Or being told not to call until after 6pm when it was cheaper!! x

    • 12 August 2016 / 9:28 am

      Ha ha yep me too, I remember we had a really long phone extension but it still only went to the stairs where I’d sit and whisper as everyone tried to listen in or blow kissy noises down the phone if it was a boy ha!

      Stevie x

  12. 12 August 2016 / 11:03 am

    Aww I love that your son was number five. I know that feeling, my eldest spends alternate weeks with his Dad over the summer holidays so I was literally waiting at the door for him to come home this week, it’s hard when they are away! Love your red phone, very jealous! #picknmix

  13. 12 August 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Ooh I love that telephone! SO much better than the usual modern ones #picknmix

  14. 12 August 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Phone is gorgeous

  15. 12 August 2016 / 10:09 pm

    My son is impossible to get suncream onto, he writhes about and screams blue murder, but the Ambre Solaire spray is the best things we have found for getting it over with quickly!
    Loved the last one, my son had a two day sleepover with the grandparents recently and I really missed him.

  16. 12 August 2016 / 11:28 pm

    Yes the phone also reminds me of my childhood, sat in the hall waiting for the clock to go past 6pm. Funny how they are all retro now. Aw you must have really missed him as 5 days is quite a long time to be away with school. The longest my kids have been away with school is 2 days, but I bet he had an amazing time x

  17. 13 August 2016 / 11:30 am

    Absolutely love that phone! #picknmix

  18. 13 August 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Love the bag in your first photo. Also love the phone, looks great. Glad your son had a great time at camp. I’m dreading that day a little bit, though i know it’s a great things for them to do! #picknmix

  19. 18 August 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I love getting paid in vouchers too – I recently did some work with George at Asda and chose a garden bench for our allotment in payment! #picknmix

  20. 18 August 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I love the look of the beach bag. I have just recently moved over to daily lenses and it has changed my life! No more faffing around with contact lens solution! #PicknMix

  21. 25 August 2016 / 8:59 pm

    What a great list, have to say the last one is my favourite ;) I love the phone, it’s so retro! x

  22. 6 September 2016 / 11:00 pm

    Just popping back for #OurFaveFive – hope you can join me again for August! xx

  23. 22 September 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I adore that phone! My mum had one like that when I was a child, but I black one and I loved it. Love this one in red though :)

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