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Father's Day with Snapfish

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No matter what the occasion, buying for men can be exceptionally hard. Despite just how much you begrudgingly ask them for ideas it usually results in them not giving you a single clue as to what to buy. With Father's Day around the corner I've teamed up with SnapFish to share a couple ideas to make your Dad smile this Father's Day. If you haven't heard of SnapFish, they're an online company who specialise in personalised cards, photo prints and gifts. The amount of items on offer are increasing all the time. Don't be put off if you're not in the UK, they have international sites also, the US has an even larger selection of items. I personally can't wait until phone cases arrive, I'll definitely be whipping up a few for myself and the family.
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Whilst browsing on SnapFish I was amazed at just how many gift ideas they have on offer, though it was the personalised photo mugs that I finally settled on. I decided to make two, one for my Dad and another for my Grandad. The mugs hold 11oz and are microwave + dishwasher safe. There are so many design templates, themes and embellishments to make your item unique and special. For my Dad's mug I decided to feature three photos, featuring my parents favourite photo together - ft. Harry and one each of Harry & Mollie. I added stickers, text and embellishments. If you're wondering about the whole 'number one serenader', my Dad always sings his own little songs to the dogs in the evening. Don't ask. They love it.

Now for the second mug, I decided to make it a little extra special for my Grandad. Some of you may know that we lost my Grandma towards the end of last year, my Grandad is my only remaining Grandparent. Father's Day this year will be around the same time as she was rushed into emergency surgery which gave her a few extra months with us. I decided to use three photo's of her, which I'm really impressed with how they printed considering they're pretty old. I used lyrics from one of the funeral songs - morbid? We all think it's sweet. They both loved the song. I then added a few embellishments. What do you guys think?
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I then decided to create two cards for my Dad, one from myself and the other from Harry & Mollie. With so many pre-made designs, templates and blank cards to decided over, I settled on the design which features DIY Tools. My Dad is forever fixing things, especially when Harry moved in, not to mention now we have the two of them. Each Christmas we always pick him up a chocolate tool kit, to shove in his stocking. Seeing this design, I knew it would be perfect to put, from them. Inside I played around with layouts, settling on just the one photo and text. When it came to designing a card from myself I settled on a pre-made design again, though added no photo, just text - saving me from having to even write the card when it arrived. Each card arrived with it's own envelope, packaged in a extremely sturdy cardboard envelope/sleeve which was really well glued. Your cards will arrive safe and sound. Each card cost £1.99, plus delivery which included all four items at £5.97. Do check out the site, as there are SO many discounts flying around, especially in the Father's Day section.
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Having tried other online, custom card websites in the past I can honestly say SnapFish is my favourite. Their site is so easy to use and their customer service is second to none. They're all so happy to help and orders are printed and shipped incredibly quick - the mugs taking no longer than the cards. There are so many deals and discounts floating around, not to mention free prints just for signing up/in. What have you picked up for your Dad, Grandad or Father Figure this year? Lucy x
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Skechers Flex Appeal Review

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I wish I could be someone who absolutely adores working out or having any sort of fitness regime but I'm not. Sure I do a lot of walking, I walk my little Westie's several times a day & enjoy taking them to as many places as possible but any other fitness seems to come and go in phases. It's silly really, considering how I'm subscribed to Blogilates and Lucy Wyndham-Read, whose workouts are easily done at home, to achieve the slimmer and toned body I want.

Whilst not only needing some inspiration/push to up the exercise it's also crazy just how ridiculous I can start wearing shoes out, even my more expensive branded shoes take a battering from walking the dogs. With the warmer weather starting to appear I've obviously packed the Boots away, with sandals, flats and pump/converse starting to make their appearances. In-fact I found the most beautiful pair of white (not so white now) trainers in Next, which are a mix of converse/yeezy. Incredibly flexible, comfy and lightweight, though if I keep wearing them with everything and everywhere they'll be wrecked. SO with all this and needing a way to get myself more active (hopefully) I found Skechers Flex Appeal's on sale.
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If you're already familiar with Skechers Flex Appeal you'll know that they have such an array of colours and designs to pick over. I of course struggled to decided on just one pair, with two entering my virtual shopping basket - we can thank Demi Lovato for appearing on their ads, this definitely swayed me into purchasing. The Flex Appeal trainer is basically Skechers answer to Nike Free Runs, they're incredibly lightweight and stylish. If you're someone who struggles to find comfy footwear - especially when exercise is concerned, Flex Appeal feature Memory Foam to relieve pressure on sensitive feet and provide all day comfort. The shoes contour to most foot shapes, feature a flexible  & shock absorbing midsole/outsole, along with a breathable mesh upper. 

As I couldn't settle on just one design and opted to order two, a little risky when I'd never tried the shoes on, or even seen them in person at this point. Though, having grown up wearing Skechers I was thankfully not disappointed, they've remained true to size and fit my narrow, teeny UK3 feet perfectly. My foot feels so supported and the memory foam inside is to die for - I'll no longer suffer from impractical footwear on long dog walks & if I finally get the urge to start working out more I'll have the comfiest shoes around. From walking/running with Harry, they've been incredible so far, though one pair does feel slightly smaller than the other, though both still fit just fine. I also love how Skechers still provide you with spare laces, in an alternative colour. As a child you could always bet that I'd want the other lace colour on.
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If you're wondering which exact pairs I own, I own the Skechers Flex Appeal in Sweet Spot - charcoal and hot pink AND Skechers Flex Appeal in Island Style (black). Island Style, feature the floral pattern in black and white, with pink touches, with the options of black or white laces. Sweet Spot are grey, with white, yellow and bright coral detailing, with both yellow and grey laces to decide over. Island Style seems to be available on quite a few retailers online, though no longer on the Skechers site itself. Sweet Spot however is currently full price at Skechers, though I ordered both pairs from M&M Direct with around a third off (give or take).

Are you a fan of the 'new look' Skechers? Or do you think they should firmly stay in the memories of our childhood? I personally love them and since owning my two pairs I've noticed SO many others wearing various styles. Lucy xx
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