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Showing posts with label HOME & LIFESTYLE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HOME & LIFESTYLE. Show all posts

Thursday, 2 September 2021

A Guide For Buying Gifts For Kids This Christmas!!

Keeping up with my organised Christmas posts, I shared a tip a week or two ago for when you're buying for your kids this Christmas and as promised here's another post to explore it a little more!

A festive flatlay with the text, A Guide For Buying Gifts For Kids This Christmas as the rhyme, something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Sunday, 22 August 2021

4 Things You Can Do To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

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Regular readers will know that over the last few years we've tried to live our lives a little more sustainably and recently my sustainable living and eco-friendly posts have had a lot interest. I think I know why.

A mix of house plants along the top of a cabinet


Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Something Is Coming..............................

Let's be honest. 2020 and part of 2021 or most of it has been a bit shit. One of the worse parts for most was the lack of birthdays, celebrations with family and friends, but especially Christmas.

No visits to Santa. Panto's cancelled. Shops opened and closed making gift buying super difficult. No family and friends to pull crackers with on Christmas Day. Christmas 2020 was a bit crap. 

But something is coming...........it's just over 20 weeks away. Yes, I know it's early BUT...........CHRISTMAS 2021 is coming!!

Blogger header with a festive scene and a text stating a very snowy christmas

Thursday, 29 July 2021

The Toy Companies Letting You Recycle Your Toys

Just a few years ago old toys were often destined for the landfill. Recycling was kept to household items and the life of toys didn't go much past passing them on as hand me downs or to charity shops. 

But now if your toys aren't quiet right to pass on, maybe a little rough round the edges or to tatty for the charity shop, you can pass them back to their creators.

Wondering who's part of the toy recycling movement? Here's the toy companies letting you recycle your old toys!

A transformer toy in a stance like he's dancing

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.

Welcome home

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

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!


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


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

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

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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
 

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

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

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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.