Thought I would give you all a quick update on my hair!
Basically if you have been following me for a while you will know that I dyed my hair black to blonde. Then purple and eventually grey.
I tried everything to keep my hair grey but even the hairdressers couldn’t get it to last longer than a week.
My hair was left in really bad condition, and along with my hair falling out due to stress my dermatitis on my scalp was pretty bad.
So I decided to dye it back to black. Although this slightly helped with the condition. I felt my hair still looked and felt dreadful.
As most of you know my little boy is autistic. So I decided to cut my hair off and raise money for the National Autistic Society. They have been such a great source of information since the diagnoses process started and I wanted to be able to give something back.
So I went from this :
To this :
The hairdresser did get a bit scissor happy. And it was slightly shorter than I wanted which makes it difficult to style the original way I wanted too. However I really love it, I actually prefer wearing it in the pixie style.
Now when my hair grows back eventually it will be in great condition!
I managed to raise over £450 thanks to my very generous and wonderful friends.
So just another shoutout to those of you who did donate. Thankyou so much for making this transition so much easier by donating what you could. It is massively appreciated and I love you all.
Thanks for reading!
So this week instead of reviewing a sensory toy/product. I decided to share with you the wonderful and cheap world of DIY Sensory bottles!
We’ve been collecting the cheap miniature pop bottles from the Asda own kids range. Which are a perfect size for this!
You can fill them with absolutely anything. The water ones are great as they make the objects float.
You can also make noise ones without water! This is one of the water ones I made for Penelope. Its just water filled to the top and then we put some of the craft Pom Poms in. She played with it for ages!
I can’t take credit for this idea, it came from the fantastic world of Pinterest. Here’s a few we are going to make over the coming months.
If you wanted some better bottles/containers I’m sure anything will do that is light and has a screw cap. I seen these ones on Pinterest and think they are fab but have yet to find containers like these.
Here’s a quick list of things we have used, feel free to pop your own ideas in the comments! You can pretty much use anything.
- Pipe cleaners
- Pom Poms
- Googly eyes
- Food colouring
- Foam shapes
- Foam letters
- Foam numbers
- Glitter glue
- Glow in the dark paint/glitter/shapes
- Water beads
- Fake flowers
Hope you have enjoyed this blog. These are so easy and cheap to make. My kids both love them (Aged 4 and 2). Harri has sensory processing disorder alongside His diagnoses of Autism. So he absolutely loves anything like this.
They are also great for baby sensory play!
Thanks for reading!
Wooden Sensory Blocks
I’m a little bit obsessed with looking for really funky sensory toys for the kids. Amongst making some of our own and buying things other people have recommended, I search the net trying to find the next best thing.
What is slightly irritating is the price ranges. Sensory toys are most certainly not cheap, but sometimes you can find some really great things that are totally worth the money.
Harri attends a nursery specifically for children with Autism. So as you can imagine they have some of the most amazing sensory toys/areas and so we often find ourselves purchasing bits and bobs we have seen him interested in within school. He’s not into toys really so when we don’t find something he seems to enjoy we generally buy them.
On a parents morning we noticed these on one of the tables and I thought they looked great. Not just for Harri but Penelope too.
They were £40.80 inclusive of VAT, plus postage. And I know that might seem a tad expensive but the kids really do love them.
You get 16 natural hardwood blocks with liquid, beads, glitter and sand centres all with different colours. They are great for sensory stimulus. You can shake, stack, build and hold them up to the light. And are ideal for shape recognition and simple block building tasks.
Harri does play with them when he’s not fixated on his cars/books etc. But Penelope absolutely loves them and can play with them for a good hour before moving onto something else.
They are available from the following website
Thanks so much for reading, I will be trying to make Sensory Sunday blogs every week, hopefully adding some DIY bits along the way.