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Thursday, 22 July 2021

Preparing For A Long Distance Move

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Moving with a family is stressful at the best of times. When you add distance into the mix things get a whole lot harder. Suddenly, as well as having to worry about the mere practicalities of a move, you also have to deal with kids who can’t bear to part from their friends, packing, unpacking and getting to know a new area.

Luckily, even in the case of long-distance moves, these initial setbacks are easy enough to overcome, and when that happens the chances are that the entire family will fall in love with this new home. That said, making sure that this happens sooner rather than later does come down to a few key factors. Here's preparing for a long distance move.

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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

5 Places To Donate Old Toys

Lots of you are loving the recent toy posts, so I thought it was time to share another! So, far I've shared a summary of what to do with old toys, as well as where to sell them.

Next up is 5 Places To Donate Old Toys.

Selection of toys laid out including McQueen, Duplo and Woody

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Managing Natural Light In Your Home

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It's been a while since we've had a homey post, so I thought it was time to have one. 

This time we're going to talk about natural light. Good natural light is something lots of us search for in a home. A well lit home can feel airy, open, light and enjoyable, and homely. 

Where a home is positioned in relation to the sun can even add value. People will often say they'd like a south facing garden and the reason is it will be a sun trap most of the day. My mum even tried to talk me out of buying our current home because it wasn't south facing. Even the best home designer in the world can't move then sun!  

Close up of a window filled with sunlight with a plant pot placed on the window sill

Friday, 16 July 2021

Wellbeing Heroes Sockie Stars!

Wellbeing Heroes are a brand that promote positive messages, along with practical everyday things. Their range currently includes pajamas and socks, but not any pajamas and socks! There Magic Pajamas and Sockie Stars, the latter of which are socks with capes!!

Photo showing the socks giftset box

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

5 Places To Sell Old Toys

Many of you loved the last toy related post, 5 Things To Do With Old Toys, and after sharing on my socials I got a couple of DM's asking if I could share some ideas on where to sell them! So here goes! 

Here's 5 Places To Sell Old Toys!


Monday, 12 July 2021

UK Staycation & Day Out Locations For 2021!!

Can we go abroad? Can we not? Do we need a vaccine passport? Shall we just stay home??

Many of us are staying in the UK for summer 2021 and it's a great way to support not just the UK economy but also UK tourism. It also means a little less disappointment if the holiday gets cancelled or you have to return home because of restrictions. No panic flight booking or queuing in airports for us staycationers!!

Not sure of where to go? Looking for some recommendations?

I asked my fellow bloggers where they would recommend when staycationing for 2021. 

Imaging showing a little boy looking out into the peak district hills

Here's what they had to say!!

Friday, 25 June 2021

A Very Cool Giveaway With Cool Pots

It's time for another great giveaway!! 

Recently, I was lucky enough to be gifted a personalised plant pot from Cool Pots. You can read my full review here

A small grey plant pot personalised with a child's smiley face

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

5 Things To Do With Old Toys

Toys. Toys. Toys. And a few more toys. That's what piles into your home when you have a child. Soft toys. Wooden toys. Plastic Toys. Toys bigger than your baby. Toys that are noisy and need batteries. Toys that hurt when the little apple of your eye throws them at your head!!

These things start to pile up. Birthdays and Christmas come and bring more, as do grandparents and anyone else that likes to treat your little ones. 

But what can you do with them when it's time for a clear out? Time to put the baby toys away? Switching Duplo for Lego? Not sure what to do with the old toys?

Here's 5 things to do with old toys...........

Selection of toys laid out including cars, Paw Patrol figures and duplo


Thursday, 17 June 2021

A Cool Pot By Cool Pots

(Gifted)

I love cute homewares. I especially love it if you can add to the cuteness by personalising and making it cuter, especially if it's with my little boy's smiley face!!

Combing the two led me to collaborating with Cool Pots!!

A small grey plant pot with small pictures of a child's smiley face

Monday, 14 June 2021

What I'm Most Looking Forward To As We Follow The Lockdown Roadmap

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Lockdown is easing. 

We can hug again. Pubs and restuarants have reopened. Salons are back open and we can have our hair done and be waxed in random places. 

The road, aka the road map out of lockdown, is bringing us closer to freedom day! With this in mind Revolution Four have asked me to share what I'm most looking forward to as lockdown eases and we shimmy our way towards a life with less restrictions. So, here's 5 things I'm most looking forward to as the roadmap out of lockdown continues.

Face mask and bottle of hand sanitizer on a wooden table

Friday, 21 May 2021

4 Simple Ways To Update The Look Of Your Living Room

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The living room is one of the most important rooms in your house. In addition to welcoming and entertaining your guests, it shows your style and taste to anyone who visits your home. If you are planning to improve the look of your home, it would be a great idea to start with this room.

Kermit the frog toy sitting on a sofa with a book case to the right of it

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Snacking Health with Love Corn

(Gifted)

Raise your hand if you've gone a little snack crazy during lockdown?? Treats getting a little bit samey during these COVID times?

Well, there's something new to try!! Love Corn is a brand new snack on the scene and we've given it a review, plus there's a giveaway too!

Flat lay showing corn snacks laid out next to their packets


Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Self-Care Ideas For Busy Parents By Guest Blogger Merry Sari

It’s necessary for busy parents to take breaks from the hustle and bustle of life — to pause and recharge.

When I talk about self-care tips for busy parents, it can mean something different to each individual, but the whole family benefits when parents take care of themselves. Especially during the current situation. Consider making your mental, physical and emotional well-being a priority this year.


Mother in a field holding her two sons

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

  (Collaborative Post)

The conversation around energy is getting more and more popular by the day. With the world’s rising demand for energy, sustainability is at the top of the agenda. Energy companies look for ways to produce cleaner and more efficient energy, but for us it can be little changes to reduce our energy use and bills. Are you wanting to make your home more energy efficient? 

Here's how...............

Sunset with a woman holding up fairy lights in the foreground

Friday, 19 March 2021

Tidy Home - Keeping Your Water Clean & Healthy

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Running water is a day to day utility that we probably take a little for granted. For many of us we use it without a second thought, but we need to remember that its a luxury that not everyone happens to have. Whether a luxury or an essential, just like with other utilities there can be problems. Here are a few of the most common ones.

Black tap with water running it from it
 

Thursday, 18 March 2021

10 Creative Lockdown Activities

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This time last year the UK was entering it's first lockdown and now we sit in our third. It's been a hard slog for many of us. Many of us started with a huge amount of good intentions.  

Long walks. Healthy eating. Reading. A creative activity here and there. Then, well, we got bored. It got a bit repetitive. A bit samey. We started running out of ideas. 

As we continue into lockdown I've put together a list of 10 Creative Lockdown Activities for you to try. Some are for kids. Some are for grownups. There's a bit of something for everyone. 

A wooden rainbow display sitting on a shelf


Sunday, 21 February 2021

Getting Creative With Clay Creators

(Gifted)

Do your little ones love to get creative with clay? Do they love to keep their creations? Do you want to get creative with the kids but don't know what to buy and want the ease of ordering everything from one place online?

Then you need to take a look at the amazing Clay Creators!!

Flat lay picture showing a clay creators set

Friday, 19 February 2021

Tidy Home - Keeping Your Bathroom Smelling Fresh

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One of the biggest problems that most householders face is having a bathroom that smells bad somehow. The odours might be wastewater or mould related, or the problem could even be down to leaking taps and pipes rotting the floorboards.

Your bathroom is a small and enclosed space, and so it makes sense to keep on top of its maintenance to avoid any future problems. But, if you do have unwholesome odours coming from your bathroom, here’s how you can tackle the source of each problem.

Tidy Home - Keeping Your Bathroom Smelling Fresh

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Win A Copy Of Ejected

Released in October 2020, Ejected by Dawn Pape, is a book for teens and young adults that discusses the worlds environment problems. 

A picture of the book cover for Ejected, a man being shot into space from Earth

Sunday, 14 February 2021

5 Things To Do As A Family When Lockdown Is Over

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Lockdown. A word that this time last year we hadn't heard. We had just started hearing about a virus and were unaware as to how serious it would be. 

With the UK currently in lockdown for the third time in a year, thoughts of what we can do in the future are rife for many of us. As more time passes the chances of us doing much at all are becoming less and less likely. It's annoying, disheartening and massively frustrating, but that doesn't mean that we can't at least make plans. Plans to see people. Plans for holidays. For adventures and happy times. Even if they are incredibly loose, likely to be cancelled plans!

Here's 5 Things To Do As A Family When Lockdown Is Over.........

Overhead photo of a people eating burgers and fries at a round table

Saturday, 30 January 2021

How To Avoid Common Problems In Your Family Home

(Collaborative Post)

It’s important for us to feel safe and secure in our homes. Whether you own the property you live in or not though, things can go wrong. Sometimes they are small problems, other times they can cause major damage. Physically and mentally. So I thought I would share with you some of the most common causes of problems in the home and add a few tips on how to combat them.


Monday, 25 January 2021

Oh Hello 2021!!

We're over half way though January and I'm only just writing a New Years post! This basically sums up how I've been since around this time last year. Unmotivated and a bit behind with everything! A bit lost and not really knowing what I'm doing from one moment to the next.

I need to get back to being more organised, more motivated but with a world that's strange, surreal and not all that happy and friendly right now, it's a bit hard to do. But, I'm going to try my best to get back on track. 

With so many people feeling the same I thought I'd share how I'm going to try and stay on track in 2021 and I've picked the brains of other bloggers to see how they're doing the same.


Pale pink background with 2021 in the centre