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I’ve always thought that hate is such a strong word and I avoid using it as much as I can…

…except when it comes to ironing.

I HATE ironing!

Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate it!

The truth is I’m not really a fan of any domestic chores (I can’t help it…I’m a creative and I’d rather be, well, creating than cleaning). It’s not the actual activity of ironing I hate as much, more how long it takes.

I’m a busy #mumboss so always want to make sure my free-time is spent with my family and friends doing the things I love like baking and eating cake. Cake wins over ironing every day and to quote Steve Jobs, ‘Life is about creating and living experiences that are worth sharing’.

Not ironing…

This is where the Philips PerfectCare Elite iron comes in, though! Enter stage left you gorgeous iron, you!

My domestic saviour, it’s the world’s fastest, most powerful steam generator irons on the market* meaning less time is slaved over the ironing board and more time eating and dancing round the living room to Justin Bieber. What’s not to love?

This iron gives me the #GiftOfTime and for that, I’m incredibly grateful!

Philips PerfectCare Elite iron

Blogger Vicki Psarias reviews the Philips Perfect Care Iron

What’s more, the PerfectCare Elite absolutely lives up to its name, ensuring perfect results every time you iron- and even when it comes to your most precious of pieces.

I’ve been known to singe vintage items and delicate fabrics in the past and I still mourn for the midnight blue silk wrap dress I burnt a few years back (sob), but with Philip’s PerfectCare no-burn guarantee, even clumsy mamas like me can have peace of mind!

The world's fastest iron

This clever iron has a smart electronic chip instead of the traditional temperature dial ensuring that the soleplate stays at one low temperature at all times so your pieces won’t burn. Other key features include a large 1.8L easy fill detachable water tank and a quick 2 minute steam heat up time.

What an iron hey?!

World's most powereful Steam Iron

 

…And with the day’s heap of ironing over in a flash, the family and I have been able to have a heap more fun of our own lately

Just the other night the husband and I created a mini bonfire and little firework display for the kids in the back garden.

It was extra special as this is the first year Xander, just 4, didn’t feel scared watching the sparklers and fireworks with us. What a sweet milestone.

The wonder on both the boys’ faces as the fireworks whizzed past and popped is something I’ll always treasure.

Plus, sipping creamy hot chocolate outside whilst watching sparklers in a line might just my favourite memory of 2016 yet!

Look at those cheeky faces!

sparklers in the garden as kids watch in awe

And of course ,no Bonfire Night is complete without a little feast by the fire once back indoors in the warmth.

Keeping toasty, the kids melted chocolate spoons into warm milk before topping up their cups (second one for me) with whipped cream and mini marshmallows.

If you’re going to do it, you’ve got to do it right, am I right?!

family enjoy hot chocolate at home

kids make hot chocolate with marshmallows

kids making hot chocolate with chocolate spoons

Then, as you can see, it was ‘making silly faces for the camera and cuddling up to watch a movie’ time!

a mummy cuddles her sons

What a perfect evening.

We captured it in this super cute video too so check it out!

So, what would you do if you had more time on your hands thanks to the Philips PerfectCare Elite?

Well Philips would love to know and are running a #GiftOfTime competition to win £1000 of John Lewis vouchers. Simply head to their Philips Home Living Facebook page to enter.

Good Luck!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Philips. I received compensation in exchange for my post; however, all opinions stated are my own.

*Steam rate (norm IEC60311), vs. the 10 best selling steam generators; tested Dec. 2014.

 

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