October/November #netflixstreamteam

SO, its been a busy few weeks. With Christmas on the horizon and Halloween just gone, it probably wasn’t the best time to rebrand everything.

Anyhow, October with Netflix was brilliant. All the Halloween classics for the kids and super scaries for us oldies. From Hocus Pocus, which is a firm favourite of mine, to amazing series like American horror story, which I am always cowering behind a cushion whilst watching. Especially when we were sat in the dark after all our sweets had gone on Halloween night!

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Netflix have some great conversation starters for those cold winter mornings in the playground:

1.    Heard of a Jian Bing? It’s half way between a crepe and burrito! The soya milk pancake can be sprinkled with sweet or savoury. Try these for your Netflix night in, inspired by Walter’s pancakes from Breaking Bad.

2.    Tried Bokwa? It’s a new dance class craze based on drawing the alphabet with your feet, whilst burning calories! If it’s been a long day you could put onFootloose and freestyle (or relax and watch on the sofa).

3.  Board games are back! A recent survey by Britain’s biggest toy retailer revealed despite kids loving digital gadgets, games such as Monopoly will be big this Christmas. Get the kids playing early to polish their game playing skills and come out on top before Christmas hits or if your board game is buried in the attic you could always watch Robin William’s fight to save a toy factory in Toys

Now its November, long nights and dark mornings, but the selection on Netflix just keeps getting better.

With the Christmas season approaching, we are trying to find more ways of saving money, so staying in is the only option, but with Netflix we have plenty of films for the kids, whether its good old monsters inc or a good Christmas film. They have got it sorted.

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So, get the duvets on the sofa and sign up to Netflix at only £5.99 a month, just in time for the festive season.

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#Netflixstreamteam September

So, summer is over and here comes the return to school, which means early morning and tired kids. So my personal evening escape is in the forms of films aplenty on Netflix. Personally I am one of those people who like to start watching Christmas films now, Netflix understands this and already has a few good classics to watch, although Snow was a new one to me, but I still loved every minute!

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Pops has taken to Netflix at the moment, especially when she wants some quiet time when she gets home. She can take the Ipad upstairs and watch a film without any interruption. Thanks to Netflix I have introduced her to the magic that is the magic roundabout. Not exactly the same, but she loves the CGI series!

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Below is a great idea for snacks, especially if you have picky eaters like myself!

Fruit Salad Fun

Ingredients needed
1 watermelon (you can use a pineapple, kiwi or any other fruit you like)
1 star shaped cutter

Step one:

Cut off the skin of the watermelon then divide it into slices

Step Two:

Select the cutter and cut out the star shape

 

#NetflixStreamTeam August!

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So, with the holiday season almost over, I think Netflix may have been our saving grace this summer.

I myself completed gossip girl, so I have started Greek, which is another firm favourite. Also on my travels myself and bestie Erika watched some scaries whilst we were away. Got to love an evening in bed being scared witless right?

The girls have been enjoying endless Dora the Explorer but Pops has been enjoying the wonderful musicals added, when she gets to watch without her sister!

A couple of her favs are All Stars and Standing ovation. She’s getting into the teen fun.

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You could even made your own show stopping stage curtain, then follow the instructions below and get singing!

No Sew Stage Curtain

Materials needed:
Tension rod to fit your doorway
Fabric to fit your doorway
Scissors
Different colors of felt
Ribbon
Liquid Stitch Glue
Measuring tape
Self-adhesive Velcro dots (optional)
Straight pins
Piece of paper
Pencil

Step 1:

Using your measuring tape to measure your doorway, determine how long and wide your fabric should be, leaving at least one additional inch on each side and bottom and four additional inches on the top. Use the straight pins to hold your hems in place. Once you have the hems exactly how you want them, drizzle Liquid Stitch Glue onto the fabric to hold the hems in place. Let dry. Tip: Glue the top of the curtain last so your tension rod can easily slide through the hole.

Step 2:

Draw a triangle shape onto a piece of paper and cut it out. This will by your triangle bunting template. Pin the template onto the felt and cut the triangle out. Repeat until you get the desired amount of triangles you will need.

Step 3:

Spread your curtain out on the floor. Place your felt triangles on it to determine where they look best. Once you’re happy with your placement, unravel your ribbon from the spool and lay over the tops of the triangles. This will help you determine how much ribbon you need for each strip of bunting. Cut the ribbon to your desired length. Then take the felt and ribbon off the curtain. Stretch your ribbon out and glue the tops of the triangle to the ribbon to create the bunting. Let dry.

Step 4:

Once dry, place the bunting back onto the curtain and glue into place. Let dry.

Step 5:

Fold the curtain in half lengthwise and create a crease in the fabric. With your scissors, carefully cut the fabric lengthwise, ¾ of the way up from the bottom.

Step 6:

Insert your curtain rod in the top pocket and hang on your door. Optional: Adhere (or sew) self-adhesive Velcro dots to the curtains opening to help the curtain flaps stay closed.

For more ideas from Craft and Prop Stylist, Kelly Ladd Sanchez, click here

 

Remember you can have some fabulous fun with Netflix in your own front room for just £5.99 a month!