{Lifestyle} A touch of George

A few days ago I was contacted by a lovely PR from Talented Talkers for an amazing opportunity to collaborate with a homeware brand, which turned out to be one of my favourite stores. So you can imagine how over the moon I was and happy to collaborate with them. The brand in question is George Home & Garden (part of Asda – known as Wal-Mart in states/Canada); I have been a lover of George since we moved to the UK in 2004. For the first six months of moving to the UK our routine was every weekend Mum would take us (my dad and siblings) to Peterborough where we would buy food from Asda then be given up to £50 each to spend wherever we wanted and since George was right next door to Asda we would head there first. Back in the day (10 years ago now) we would buy the £5 jeans – which my father may or may not still have his, my siblings and I loved buying the £5 trainers, beddings and I loved buying leg warmers since me and the cold do not get along.

DSCF2569My bed is currently rocking the Illustrative london duvet set which is super gorgeous and such lovely material.

DSCF2565My nephew loves mickey mouse so this junior duvet which is an affordable price is a welcome addition.

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For this collaboration, I was given a budget of £250 store credit to spend in the George Asda home range and well I was a bit stuck to be honest as at the moment I am sharing a house with random people so was not really up for decorating this house so I contacted my Mum, SIL and sister to help me out. One thing I did want was a full length mirror for my room since I need to have one! like seriously I dress blind (I do not have a full length mirror), I chose this Asda Cheval mirror which was £40. This mirror is handmade in the UK and comes fully assembled for a clasts like me who is definitely challenged when it comes to assembly any furniture is a bonus.

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Though the majority of the items we got were for decorating our bedrooms I decided to include two essential items for the kitchen: Abode G2SSM3001 – mixer Electric mixer and Breville VKJ142 Hot Cup – kettle – gloss black  Electric kettle. My mum has had her hand mixer for almost 10 years now and well we needed an upgrade. As much as I love the hand mixer it gets tiring when you have a lot of baking to do especially with my parents being so involved in the community as well as the Zambian Association where they are required to do quite a lot of baking plus now and again she bakes for church so she really needed an electric one.

DSCF2545A great asset to the kitchen, the Abode G2SSM3001 stand mixer is a cook’s best friend. This mixer consists of a rotating bowl, and the mixer is removable and can be used as a standalone unit.

DSCF2541The Breville Hot Cup is easy to use – simply lift the main unit off the base and fill up at a tap just like a normal kettle! The base also holds a removable drip tray, which is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. No hassle, no fuss! Perfect for those with a hectic lifestyle, the Breville Hot Cup will dispense boiling water in a matter of seconds – meaning you can grab a cup of tea or coffee on the go – no waiting around and no need to be late for work! Also ideal for small offices, the Breville Hot Cup provides a quick and simple solution to time wasted standing by while a kettle boils… pop your cup on the drip tray, press a button and go. It’s easy to fill, easy to use and easy to love. With its sleek and contemporary design the Breville Hot Cup is bound to become the focus and talking point of any kitchen.
Speedy, slick and simple – the exciting Breville Hot Cup is set to take the world by storm – in a tea cup!

The kettle I will be honest though it’s with my parents I feel like I got it for myself and siblings as we like techy gadgets. This kettle is not your ordinary kettle its a smart kettle as it only serves one cup at a time. So how is works is you fill it up, place the cup under the tap and press start. Once water is done it will automatically fill the cup and that’s it no more or less. Mind you, you have to test out different cups to check which size it fills to the top and use that size only which is both cool and its limitation.

What I love about Asda’s George:

  • Affordable and Diverse
  • Dependable and Quality products
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy and Honest
  • And great customer service.

If you like any of these products you should visit the George Home and Garden section, they have much to offer and of good quality too. For mama’s on the budget George has you covered as well, there items are affordable and do last long (just think of my father’s 10 year old jeans).


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Disclosure: I was gifted £250 store credit to help facilitate this review, no other forms of compensation were given. Regardless I only recommend products I myself am happy to use. I was not required to give a positive review but an honest one.

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77 Comments

  1. Alice
    February 5, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    That’s a really fab selection – I load George, always much prefer Asda as they seem like a more homely and affordable brand!

  2. January 31, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    That mixer is absolutely lovely! You’ll have to let us know how well it keeps that glossy white color!

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:05 am

      It definitely is and I certainly shall

  3. songbirdsandbuttons
    January 30, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Love what you selected! Sounds like a fun place to shop!

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:05 am

      It’s a fun place indeed

  4. January 30, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    I love all the things you picked, man I would of totally go to town buying stuff. My wishlist at these types of stores, I saw you said it was like a walmart. I have a wishlist for each store I think, how what I want in my new house.

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:05 am

      Yes its Asda in UK and Wal-Mart else were. I have been fortunate with this offer I enjoyed picking out the items we needed.

  5. January 29, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    That’s so awesome! 🙂 I would go to town. haha I don’t know if they have that specific store in the US and I haven’t really been nesting ever since we moved out west. I kind of do miss it though. Maybe once we settle down in one place, we can start buying home goods like this too! 🙂

    • January 30, 2015 / 12:01 pm

      I felt the same Esther and then I went to town on the budget, I only wish I had my very own place to decorate room by room. Hope you get settled soon and start homeware shopping

  6. January 29, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Sounds like a great store. I’ve never heard of it before. I like the stuff you got as well.

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:59 am

      Thanks Debi they are Wal-Mart in states but not sure if George brand is carried there too

  7. Chelley Martinka
    January 29, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    What a great review! I will be checking out more!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:59 am

      Thanks Chelley

  8. January 29, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Keep the reviews coming.. I am always on the lookout for fun things to add to my home! (& make life that much easier.) Thanks 🙂

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:59 am

      Thanks Charlotte

  9. Sara-Jayne Jones
    January 29, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    I LOVE George at ASDA – I would love to be working with them as I practically race to the George sections at our local hypermarket! I love the duvet set with Sleep Tight emblazoned on it!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:59 am

      Me too sara, George ASDA is the it dot com

  10. ahealthier fitterme
    January 29, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    I have never heard of George need to check it out

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:58 am

      They are UK brand but part of Asda (Wal-Mart)

  11. January 29, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    You got some great things!! I’m always after homeward things. i’d love to re-do our whole apartment!

    Katie <3

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:58 am

      I can not wait to get my own apartment and do the make over

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:57 am

      Thanks Ashley

  12. January 29, 2015 / 7:50 am

    I love all the items that you were sent! They are really stylish and really cute!!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:57 am

      Thanks Lauren, I love the picks I got too

  13. Apieceofrainbow Ananda
    January 29, 2015 / 6:48 am

    i love your Illustrative london duvet! now i want to find a world travel one for us! =)

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:57 am

      Thanks i love it too and hope you find the one you’re looking for

  14. Brenda
    January 29, 2015 / 6:13 am

    The sleep tight pillow shams are so cute!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:57 am

      Thanks Brenda, I thought so too

  15. January 29, 2015 / 5:24 am

    I just checked this site.. lots of neat products and stylish too..

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:57 am

      Thanks Vidya they are affordable and stylish

  16. Joyce Duboise
    January 29, 2015 / 4:43 am

    These products look lovely. The duvet sets are very nice! It’s very cool to see the difference between product in the UK vs. USA.

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:56 am

      Its an interesting difference

  17. Mandi Kane
    January 29, 2015 / 4:05 am

    I agree with everyone else, it’s interesting how different everything is!

  18. January 29, 2015 / 3:42 am

    Wow this all looks so different than here in Canada! Very cool!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:56 am

      That’s interesting to know

  19. Kendra Williams
    January 29, 2015 / 3:42 am

    I love the duvets and my son would love the Mickey one!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:56 am

      Thanks Kendra

  20. January 29, 2015 / 3:31 am

    So neat to see these things from the UK! I’m in Indonesia 😀 The coffee maker and mixer looks awesome.

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:55 am

      oh cool thanks Maureen

  21. January 29, 2015 / 2:53 am

    I seriously love seeing what stuff you guys have in the UK versus what we have in the States Such a great post. I love that cute Mickey Mouse bed spread

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:55 am

      Me too can not wait for my nephew to start using it

  22. January 29, 2015 / 1:13 am

    It’s neat to see how different your stuff looks there in the UK vs here in the US. Thanks for the post!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:55 am

      You welcome and yes its interesting

  23. January 29, 2015 / 12:59 am

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve never head of this store before, but that’s probably because they are in the UK.

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:54 am

      Wal-Mart as they are known

  24. michele d
    January 28, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    Too bad they are located only in the U.K. I wouldn’t checking them out in the U.S. My daughter would love that Mickey set.

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:54 am

      It’s Walmart but not sure about the George part might not be in the states

  25. January 28, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    That London bed spread is awesome! Is this brand only available in the UK? That Mickey Mouse bed spread is also adorable!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:53 am

      It’s called Walmart in the states and canada but not sure if you have George attached to it or not

  26. Leah from www.thatmamajama.com
    January 28, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    I love the London duvet! Super cute. I’ve never heard of this brand, but it sounds amazing!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:53 am

      Asda (Walmart) George is a great brand with affordable items, hope you check them out

  27. January 28, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    I am looking for a new duvet cover for our bed as well! Plus that stand mixer that can be a hand mixer?! Never thought that was possible!

    • January 30, 2015 / 11:52 am

      Neither did i until i saw it when it arrived its amazing

  28. January 28, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    I love duvet covers. I may be in the market for them soon. I have to get some new pillows.

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      I love purchasing duvet covers i think thats why we got so many here

  29. HomemakingExpert
    January 28, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    I love the duvet covers! But can we talk about that mixer for a minute? How cool that it can be a stand or a hand mixer. I don’t think I knew that such existed!

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      I didnt know it existed until i found it when i was actually searching for a coffee mixer or somthing similar

  30. January 28, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    I love your duvet and the stand mixer. I’ve had a stand mixer on my wish list for way too long. I’m going to have to break down and buy one soon.

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks I can not stop staring at my duvet cover every morning and night i take a moment to re-learn london

  31. January 28, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    yes im definitely loving the mixer , its something my new kitchen is in need of

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:06 pm

      It’s needed in every kitchen

  32. January 28, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    You got some great finds. My daughter loves mickey and minnie too! Looking for a nice set for her room.

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you Shaney, my nephew like your daughter is a mickey fan and has to watch it daily or there would be war lol

  33. nazma
    January 28, 2015 / 8:43 am

    oh wow i did’nt know about this brand.Nowadays its really difficult to find nice and affordable products.Usually good quality costs so much.I love the mixer too, i think i will buy this to make some yammi stuff.

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:05 pm

      It’s definite hard to find good affordable and quality products

  34. January 28, 2015 / 7:46 am

    Ooooh, that mixer is to die for! I’ve wanted one for ages because, I agree, the hand ones can get tiring. It is on my purchase list, for sure, but it’s one of those spoil-me items that I can never manage to get.

    Great post for Asda, you’ve done them an excellent service. Here in Canada, they’re known as Wal Mart 😛

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:04 pm

      I was not 100% sure if it was Asda that’s call Wal Mart or not but thanks for clearing that up for me. I love the hand mixer than i am so jealous of my mum’s new one

  35. January 28, 2015 / 6:29 am

    What great finds you got. I love the comforter and the Breville Hot Cup looks like the perfect solution to a quick cup of tea, soup or coffee. Just empty packet into cup and done.

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:23 am

      Thanks Margarita, I love the Hot Cup kettle it’s just the best

  36. January 28, 2015 / 5:31 am

    LOVE that Illustrative london duvet set! I’ve been wanting to get a legit mixer for so LONG! It would make baking so much easier <3

    • January 28, 2015 / 7:22 am

      Thanks hun, I know what you mean about a legit mixer. Though i bought my mum i find myself in need of one too

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