Saturday, 30 May 2015

Featured Author - Paige Toon

Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors - Her books are all chick soon as she releases a new book, i have to buy it and read it in one day. They suck me right in and I cant think of anything else apart from the book!

I first stumbled across her by accident a few years ago. She had just released her first book Lucy In The Sky and the front cover of it caught my eye whilst i wandered round Tesco's bored. I decided to take a gamble and im so glad i did! I sat down to read Lucy In The Sky and a few hours later i had finished - I couldn't put it down!!! Ive since bought every book she has released and i was lucky enough to get her latest book signed by her.
The thing i love about her books is that spread over all the books alot of the characters are linked - sometimes in a big way and sometimes it can be a subtle link that could easily be missed. I love spotting these links as it lets you have a little background knowledge on the characters in the stories.

Paige has gone on to release 12 books - 2 of them were short e-books (One Perfect Christmas and Johnny's Girl) and one of them a young adults book (The Accidental Life Of Jessie Jefferson) The follow on from Jessie Jefferson will be the next book to be released in July - I cant wait!
Her latest two books

One of Paiges books - One Perfect Summer - is even set in Dorset where I live! It was lovely seeing all the places I have visited, mentioned in the book.

Paige Toon grew up in Australia, UK and America following her dad round the world who was a racing driver. Paige worked on many magazines before ending up at Heat magazine as the reviews editor. She now lives in Cambridge with her husband and 2 young children.
Paige Toon - and my collection (some books are missing from my collection as my sister has them!)
You can find all of paiges books on amazon here
You can also follow her on twitter @paigetoonauthor and on facebook here.

                                                Sincerely, Paula

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Book reviews

I'll admit it - i'm a complete book worm! I own loads of them - I used to work in a book shop so i took full advantage of that staff discount! I like a variety of books - anything from chick lit, horror, biographies and even kids books! But my guilty pleasure is ghost books - love creeping myself out by reading about paranormal experiences! (I'm a wimp, so it doesn't take much to scare me!)

I've decided to review some of the books I've read and to do features on my favourite authors. 
Just a few of my books...
If you've got any books you would like me to review or any you can recommend then please get in touch! 

Friday, 29 May 2015

UV Buddy bracelets and accessories

I recently discovered a company called UV-Buddy who have created a selection of jewellery and accessories that change colour to let us know when we are being exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light - genius idea!

I received one of their bracelets to review - a gorgeous blue bracelet called Blueberry Pie!
The bracelet is made up of small plastic beads which are very strong and the bracelets are elasticated for comfort. They range in different sizes - xs to xl. I had a large bracelet to accommodate my weird shape wrists (lol!) and it fits perfectly. They are also available in a variety of colours. The uv beads on the bracelet are the white colour ones - they will change colour when exposed to uv light. With this particular one,the beads turn a darker shade of blue. I have to admit that i spent ages walking in and out of my house to see the beads changing colour!

This is such a simple idea that can get kids understanding the importance of sun care which is always a good thing! 
But its not just bracelets they make.They also do phone and bag charms, mens accessories and even do personalised products which makes these perfect for gifts.

All the items are very affordable too which could appeal to children with pocket money. The blueberry pie bracelet I received is only £4.99 but there are items such as the phone charms which are only £3.75 and then gifts priced up to £18 but still very much affordable. 

I highly recommend purchasing an item!

So please go and check out UV-Buddy!

Twitter: @RubyUVbuddy
Facebook: uvbuddydotcom

Sincerely, Paula

Saturday, 16 May 2015

The bargain toy box!

Recently I have been looking for a toy box to keep in my flat for when my nephew comes round to visit. Ive looked in loads of places and seen nice ones but they were so expensive - but then i discovered the perfect toy box in Home Bargains. The toy box is big enough to hold loads of toys and books and doubles up as a seat.
There is 3 choices of designs to pick from - Safari Bus, Train and cake shop. My nephew is obsessed with animals so the safari one was an obvious choice really! 
These toy boxes seem very popular- i've been in a few times since and there's only been a couple left each time!

Theres a good reason for this.....they are only £4.99!!! A complete bargain that anyone would be silly to turn down!

The toy boxes are not available online at the moment but they are available to reserve to pick up in store which you can do here.

I cant wait till my nephew comes round and sees it!

*I wasn't asked to write this - just wanted to show everyone a bargain!*

Friday, 15 May 2015


One of my favourite films is the Goonies (hey you guuuuuyyyyyyysssss!!!!) so when i discovered the website TruffleShuffle many years ago, I was over the moon! And yes the website is named after Chunk from The Goonies famous dance! (You can see that here)

TruffleShuffle is a website which sell loads of clothes, bags, homeware and accessories all linked to the films and music we loved growing up. Many celebrities are often seen wearing their products. I own quite a few of their products including 2 Round The Twist tops, 3 Labyrinth tops and a Goonies top and totebag. Whenever I wear them, Im always asked where I get them from.
Just a small selection of my collection!
If you're after a unique gift for someone then I highly recommend looking on their website as its an Aladdins cave for gift ideas! Ive been eyeing up the mugs on their site for a while now - maybe now is the time to treat myself!

Out of the tops shown in the photo above the only one still available is the pink Goonies one but there is a similar Labyrinth one for sale on there which is just as nice! Same with the Goonies bag - mine is years old now but there is a similar Goonies one available!

Click here to purchase this top
Click here to purchase this top
Click here to buy this bag

So make sure you relive your childhood by visiting TruffleShuffle!

Oh and did i mention when you order, you get some free sweets in with your package?!

*I wasn't asked to write this review - I just wanted to introduce this amazing website to everyone!*
Sincerely, Paula

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Sticky 9 photo magnets

Lately Ive seen a company being advertised on Facebook,called Sticky9 - I was intrigued what it was so clicked on it and discovered it was a company who make personalized products such as magnets, phone cases and calendars using your own photos. As im moving into my new flat soon, i decided i wanted some personal touches scattered around the house so i purchased some of their magnets. I created 9 magnets for £9.99 with free postage and wow what a quick and speedy service! I ordered them late monday night and they arrived thursday morning! The magnets arrived as one sheet so you can just break them off into individual ones.

For £9.99 i wasn't sure how good the quality would be but all the reviews were really good so thought i would risk it but the quality is actually really good! The photos are lovely and clear and capture some of my fondest memories! I cant wait to decorate my fridge with them and make my flat nice and homely!

I highly recommend Sticky9 - i will most certainly be using them again!

The finished magnets!
You can order your Sticky9 products by clicking here. 
You can also follow them on facebook and twitter

*I wasnt asked to review this product - i just wanted to share how cool they were!*

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Show Reviews

If you would like me to review any shows/concerts etc then please feel free to contact me!

email me at or tweet me @Happy_Products


Food & Drink Reviews

If you would like me to review any food or drink products then please feel free to contact me!

You can email me at or tweet me @Happy_Products


Cat Treats Review

This is a bit of a cheat review as I was asked to review some cat treats for my Happy Days Out blog. I thought rather than rewrite the review i could just link up to it - gives me time to focus on the rest of this blog then!

Please find the review for here!

I promise all the rest of the reviews will be proper ones posted on here!

All About Me

Hello i'm Laura!

Thought i would let you know a little about me - its the polite thing to do!

Where shall I begin....Well i'm 27 and live in Poole, Dorset. I've just bought my first flat so starting a whole new adventure - apparently I have to pay bills now?! Who knew!

I work full time as a support worker for a disability charity. I support 2 adults in their own home and have been with them for 5 years now so they are pretty much my second family!
I have a blog - Happy Days Out - set up at the moment, reviewing wheelchair friendly days out and places to eat as unfortunately we've been to some places labelled as accessible when sadly they are not. You can find it here.
I love all the usual things such as music, tv/films, food etc but i also love doing extreme things - in the last 3 years i have done a 10,000ft skydive and a 110ft abseil, all to raise money for charity. I managed to raise quite a bit whilst doing my skydive as I teamed up with Dougie Poynter from Mcfly/Mcbusted who donated a signed top from his clothing line Saint Kidd for me to auction off! I would love to do more but think ive squeezed enough sponsors out of my family and friends already!

I also love trying out new things and new products so thought this blog would be the perfect place to let you all know about these!

Please dont hesitate to get in touch with me!
Twitter: @Happy_Products
Facebook: HappyLittleProducts

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Happy Days Out

As many of you know, I have a second blog set up reviewing wheelchair friendly days out which is linked to my job as a support worker.

To view my blog - Happy Days Out - please click here.