Stay Safe This Winter
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Stay safe this winter.   Winter has arrived in full force; dark mornings, darker nights, falling temperatures and a heavy dose of rain. There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a blanket and watching festive films with the family when the weather outside is miserable. Sometimes, for whatever reason, it’s required to leave the comfort of the …
Valentine Chocolate Hearts
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Even though me and my husband don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day (has he is at work) I am really starting to get in he Valentines mood. I have already started making treats for my kids starting with some yummy Marshmallow Valentine Pops. I couldn’t eat these as I am a vegetarian and marshmallows have gelatin in, so yesterday I made something …
Marshmallow Snowmen
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It’s freezing outside today and what better way to cheer myself by making some Marshmallow Snowmen. We have only had one day of snow so far this winter and it was only a little bit, not even for the kids to make a real snowman. So I thought I would make these cute marshmallow snowmen for them. I won’t be …
Marshmallow Valentine Pops
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      With Valentines day just 2 weeks away, I thought I would try to make some yummy Valentines treats for the kids. I have seen loads of cake pops on pinterest but I was recently sent some Mega Marshmallows and I thought these would be a great alternative. Me and my husband don’t really celebrate Valentines day, as …
LEGO Awesome Ideas Book Review
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I received this book a while again, but only just got round to reviewing it. But the wait has been worth it has it’s a really great book full of, well, really awesome ideas!     The items to build are sorted by topic. which include: Outer Space Modern Metropolis The Wild West Fantasy Land The Real World There are …
My new bedside lamps
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I really needed some bedside lamps in my bedroom. We just had the one on my husbands side of the bed, which was annoying as I like to read a bit before I go to sleep but my husband doesn’t like the light on. And not only that but the current lamp we had was really old fashioned. My mother-in-law …
Saving for our Holiday
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We are going on holiday at the end of August for a week. We are only going to Butlins at Skegness, but I am really looking forward to it. I used to go to Butlins twice a year when I was younger with my mum, dad and sister. We went one for one weekend in May and another weekend in …
Financial Advice my Parents Gave Me
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I grew up with my sister and mum always being at home with my dad out working, 6-7 days a week. He was self-employed and worked mainly has a dry stone waller but also did other jobs like garden, helping out on a few farms, which included sheep shearing and feeding the animals, along with other odd jobs. He always …
Splash – Making Smartphones Water Resistant
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Splash is the new product from Revive a Phone and also seen on Dragon’s Den. The spray makes your phone water resistant and it’s 1000 time thinner then a human hair.     It is really easy to apply just spray the back of your phone and around the sided covering all the holes. Leave to dry for 5 minutes …
How to keep Your Children Safe Online
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When it comes to keeping the kids safe online, many parents confess to feeling out of their depth. Simple censorship doesn’t always work because kids are often one step ahead, so what’s needed is a cooperative approach, starting at an early age, that helps both them and you be alert to dangers and take appropriate action. The risks of the …
24 Simple and Easy Valentines Ideas
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With Valentines only a few days away, I thought I would share with you some easy and simple Valentines ideas that are great to do last minute. Her are 24 great ideas that I have found  Parfaits for your Sweetie from Bee in our Bonnet  Heart Bookmark from Wake and Whimsy  Cherry Jam Heart Pie Pots from The Sweetest Occasion …
Valentines Gift Ideas
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What are you getting your loved one this Valentines day? Still stuck for ideas? Well, take a look at my gift guide, I’m sure there’s something there that takes your fancy Flowers | Chocolates | Yankee Candle | Lipsy Blush Gift Set | Cuddle Mugs | Personalized Sweetie Jar | Jewellery Box | Me to You Bear | Willow Tree Figure | Soap and Glory Set   Which …
Finding Ways to Store all of my Books
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I have loads of books. So many that they are taking over my bedroom. At the moment I have them stored in a big basket and also on a free standing mirror that has shelves on the back. I’m hoping to decorate my bedroom this year and thought it would be the perfect time to find something to store all …
Money Saving Tips to Avoid After Christmas Debt
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Christmas is over and the New year has begun and everyone is trying to get back to normal and back in their daily routines. But it can be hard after all the excitement of the holiday season when you have loads of bills to pay and have less money, especially if you took some time off work over Christmas. If …
Amazing! Magazine Review
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Amazing! magazine is aimed at children aged between 7-13 years old. The magazine is available to purchase from Tesco and WHSmith and priced at £3.50 each or you can buy a subscription from their website “We take aspects of the UK National Curriculum and identify ways that children can understand their relation to the world around them. We like to …
Personalized Wall Sticker
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We decorated our living room almost 2 years ago now yet still we have nothing on our main wall. We was going to put this canvas picture up but our wall is rock solid and too hard to knock a nail in. My husband doesn’t have a drill or anything like that as he is totally rubbish at DIY. So …
Primula Cheese & Ham Shooting Stars
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How cute are these little edible Cheese & Ham Shooting Stars? These are so easy to make and great for kids lunch boxes or after school snack. All you need to make these are some yummy Primula Kids squeezy cheese, some sliced ham, bread, grapes, star shaped cookie cutter and some cocktail sticks Spread some of the cheese on two …
Tips for Designing the Perfect Kid’s Playroom
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If you’ve never done it before, designing a kid’s playroom can seem like a daunting task. However, as long as you bear a few simple tips in mind, you should find that far from being a stressful chore, the process is simple and fun. Bold colours Unlike in the rest of your home, where you might have to exercise a …
7 Things to do Before you Publish a Blog Post
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I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years now, and I’m still learning new things about the blogging world. Today I’ll be sharing 7 things you should do before you publish a blog post. First off let me just say that some of these tips I’m sharing I have only just started doing recently and already I have noticed a increase …
25 Cute Penguin Things to Make and Do
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Did you know that it was National Penguin Awareness Day on 20th January? I love penguins, they are one of my favourite animals besides owls and to celebrate I’m sharing with you a round up of 25 Cute Penguin Things To Make & Do, which are perfect to make by yourself or with the kids.  Which ones will you be trying …
Saving for NEXT Years Christmas
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Ok, you may think I’m mad thinking about Christmas 2014 when the last Christmas was only 2 weeks ago. But I’ve not gone crackers. In fact now is the best time to be thinking about it. The first thing I do is pick my colour theme for next year then I hit the shops just after Christmas and buy all …
Twig Stars
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I’ve seen quite a few twig stars on Pinterest and thought I’d have a go at making some myself as they look really pretty in the garden. All you need to make these are 5 twigs approx the same size, or just cut some to size. Place them in a 5 point star shape and fasten the ends together with …
Handmade Twig Wreath
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I love to get all cosy in winter and just sit on my sofa with a hot chocolate under a blanket and having pretty things around my house to looks at. I like to bring nature inside the house so I decided to make a lovely wreath from things that I had found in my garden. Here’s a lovely mini …
My Weekly Planner + Free Printable
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Here’ my weekly planner that I made myself!! It’s on the side of my fridge and I use it to note down what I’m doing that week and also what me husband and kids are doing, places their going, money they need for school trips etc. There is also a a little to do list that I use for things …
14 Valentine’s Crafts
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Valentine’s heart to love wreath from Two Succulent Sisters Sweetheart Glitter Cottage from Sew Can Do Valentine Topiary from The NY Melrose Family Flower Heart Wreath from Bliss Bloom Blog Love Letters Art from One Tough Mom Paper Heart Valentines Wreath from Delicate Construction DIY Valentine Art from Sew Fantastic Valentine Heart Candle from Crafty Journal Valentine Washi tape Bottles from Vixen Made Valentine Mail Boxes from A Bowl Full …