Our Top Ten Travel Must Haves

February 26, 2017 16 Comments
Holiday Must Haves

This year, for their 4th  Blog ambassador programme, Mark Warner Holidays have asked us willing entrants what our top ten travel must haves are.  Like most mums, my absolute holiday essential is to make sure my kids are happy, so we thought we would hand the task over to them.

Our Top Ten Travel Must Haves

This year for the 4th Mark Warner Holidays blog ambassador programme, potential #MarkWarnerMums and dads, have been asked to get moody! That is, to create a mood board of their top ten holiday must haves.  So we decided to let the kids take control.  They decided on what were their holiday essentials, and then we set to work creating our mood board.

If you have read my blog before, you’ll know that we love a bit of crafting.  This was a perfect excuse to get out the craft boxes (think Mr Maker’s doodle drawers on a much smaller scale) and set to work. We have a metal board in our playroom, and I had some adhesive magnets, so we decided to stick magnets to our objects so the kids could easily arrange them.

Crafting Our Mood Board

We used several different methods in crafting our items. Pens and pencils were used for drawings; ink stamps for decorating; cardboard, pom poms and pipe cleaners were used for modelling and even items were scavenged from the kids bedrooms.  It was a real family affair, even Daddy got involved and made an awesome camera from cardboard and a bottle top.

Our Finished Mood Board

Since I started this blog just over a year ago, it has always been my intention to start including videos in my blog posts and to set up a YouTube channel, it just hadn’t happened.  We thought that this was a great opportunity to do our first video!  So without further a do, I give you our Top Ten Travel Must Haves mood board presented by Isla and Oliver, and our very first video!!



It was so much fun making our video, and I really hope you like it.

However, as you can imagine it didn’t all happen in one take.  The outtakes were just too good not to share.  So purely for your entertainment here are the bloopers!


I hope you like our top ten travel must haves mood board! We certainly had a lot of fun making it and filming our first video, hope you enjoyed it!

Kerry x


  • Baby Isabella February 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    We love how you’ve crafted your mood board! Popping over from #MarvMondays going to watch the video now x

    • Kerry February 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you! Let me know what you think of the video, it’s our first one!

  • Claire at Tin Box Traveller February 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I love all your essentials and what stars the kids are in your video 🙂 Good luck in the competition! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry February 28, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Thank you! Yes they were little superstars. I suspect we will be doing more videos in future x

  • Bread February 27, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Kids looked like they had fun. Mood boards are great for all sorts of things. #kcacols

    • Kerry February 28, 2017 at 9:32 am

      We all had a lot of fun to be honest! This is our first mood board and video, but i’m sure we will do more of both.

  • Maria March 2, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I love that you let the kids take charge and choose their essentials. Good luck!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday

    • Kerry March 3, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Maria! I’ll be back on Sunday, don’t worry x

  • Nadine March 3, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Oh my goodness!!! Your daughter is so cute! I loooove her accent. Great job on the video! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry March 3, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thank you so much! It was our first ever video, so I’m pleased with the outcome x

  • Zoe March 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. What a lovely way to get all of the family involved too.#KCACOLS

    • Kerry March 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      We did have a lot of fun making the mood board and the video especially! Thank you for your comment!

  • susan (you are my sunshine) March 4, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I love the essentials and that you thought it was best to ask the kids. It is a unique way to approach it! I am also loving your video x Best of luck, I hope that you win x

    • Kerry March 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much, that’s really sweet of you to say! X

  • My Petit Canard March 4, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I love your mood board, so creative! I’ve loved reading everyones entries for this years competition, there are some really great ones this year 🙂 How cute are the little ones in your bloopers video! Good luck lovely, great entry, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Kerry March 5, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Thank you! There are a lot of great entries this year, but we had so much fun doing it! x

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    Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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