How to Get Your House Ready for Summer
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How to Get your House Ready for Summer With the summer holidays just around the corner, you will need to prepare your house for having the kids full-time. Read this guide on how to get your house ready for summer in easy steps. 1. Tidy As your kids are going to be spending a long time in your house, it’s …
8 Perfect Maxi Dresses to Take you Through to Autumn
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  With August almost coming to an end and Autumn just a round the corner. It’s time to start sorting your wardrobe out and putting your summer clothes away and finding out all your warmer items. But even though the night’s are already getting darker earlier, the evening are still warm. And one item of summer clothing that you don’t …
My Perfect Beach Wear Outfit
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Finally!! The sun is out and shining! I thought summer was never going to arrive this year. But this whole week as been really hot. It reach a whopping 32 degrees on Tuesday. I just hope it stays warm for a while as we are planning on having a BBQ next weekend with the family. Summer is my favourite time …
Step by Step Guide on How to Create a Floral Crown
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  Did you know that floral crowns are making a comeback? Floral crowns tend to be associated with folk music and hippies from the 60’s, but they are so beautiful and easy to make that they have never really gone out of fashion. As you can imagine, flowers, bouquets and floral arrangements are essential for weddings and this is where …
Making Fairy Soup
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Looking for an easy kids activity that they can do outside. Then why not try making some fairy soup? all you need is : a bowl food colouring wooden spoons glitter sequins stones and pebbles optional Fill your bowl with water than add a few squirts of food colouring Give it a mix and add lots of glitter and sequins …
Change4Life and Disney 10 Minutes Shake Up Activity Pack
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This summer me and my kids are taking part in Change4Life’s 10 Minute Shake Up Challenge. This is to help kids get their 60 minutes recommended psychical activity a day. My youngest two are quite active anyway, but my eldest, Ryan, is getting less active the older he gets. He used to be always out playing football, but now he …
Summer Protection Kit
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I received a summer protection Kit the other day on behalf of Lights by Tena It contained :A pack of light liners from TenaA lovely parrot print saronga wooden fanSimple day creamvintage glasses case from CatseyeA beach canvas bag I love them all. My husband has nicked the fan has he can’t stand the heat and will try anything to …
Say No to Warm Beers with the Chillsner
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I received the Chillsner from corkcicle.co.uk to review.  It’s a metal rod that attaches to your beer bottle to keep your beer nice and cool It came in lovely packaging. A round tub that you can keep your Chillsner in when you are not using it. You get a two Chillners in a tub and all you do is place them in …
Rabbit Poncho from House of Fraser
Kids & Family
  How cute is this Rabbit poncho?? Caitlin couldn’t wait to try out her new poncho and when she went for a bath that night, it was the quickest bath she as ever had. Normally she likes to spend a while playing, pretending to be a mermaid. But not this time. She jumped straight out and asked me to put …
10 Pretty Planters That Won’t Break the Bank!
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With better weather finally upon us, we’re all looking out at our yards. If you’re like me you are itching to get your hands into the dirt and prettify your outdoors!  I spent some time surfing the net in search of great planters, and I’ve put together a list my 10 favourites. They are mostly really inexpensive, but sometimes you …
Child Drowning Dangers and How to Prevent Them {guest post}
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Having a swimming pool is fun for the entire family, but there are risks involved as well. Accidental drowning is one of the most common dangers associated with swimming pools. There are several precautions a homeowner can take to prevent children and even adults from being a victim. Adequate Lighting Inground pools should have adequate lighting both around the perimeter …
Fruity Summer Pasta
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This is a delicious meal to have just sitting outside in the garden on a nice hot day. This also makes great picnic food and best of all is so easy to make. all you need is pasta, peas, grapes and salad cream Simply cook your pasta, add some tinned peas (or add frozen peas to the pasta while it’s …
Summer Egg Salad
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When it’s hot out you don’t want to be cooking, so I often have salads. This is the yummy salad I had the other day to make it all you need is 2 hard boiled eggs red pepper orange pepper lettuce grapes pineapple Then I mix it with a bit of salad cream. And the salad cream has got to …
Kids Summer Outfits
Kids & Family
Now I’ve got my Summer wardrobe sorted now it the kids turn. Here are some of my favourite Summer Kids Clothes For Caitlin for Caitlin by serenityyou on Polyvore for Aaron for Aaron by serenityyou on Polyvore for Ryan for Ryan by serenityyou on Polyvore And here are my favourite Summer Swimwear for Kids This is a sponsored post. All …
My Summer wardrobe
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Summer is officially here and I love the summer it is my favourite season. I love going through my wardrobe and finding all my lovely summer clothes and best bit of all is going shopping to find some new bits and pieces. This year I have been looking at  Summer Maxi dresses, here are a few of my favourites You …
End of Summer Pasta
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This end of summer pasta is so simple to make, and is quite light, so it’s perfect for summer or on a nice warm fall day. you can make this ahead and store in the fridge, and it’s great to to grab it you need a quick snack. Ingredients: Pasta Tinned sweetcorn Tinned peas Salad Cream Boil some water in …
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
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To finish off our summer holidays me and my eldest Ryan, made a yummy scrummy Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Ingredients: Milk strawberries strawberry cheesecake ice cream To make simpley halve some strawberries and place in a blender with some milk then add some strawberry cheesecake ice cream. We used Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Add a little bit of sugar if …
Summer Bucket List
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Last year when we made our summer bucket list all we did was write everything down on a piece of paper and tick them off when we did them. But this year I thought we’d put a bit more effort in making our list. So we painted some clothes pegs in lovely summery colours. At first we just held the …
20 Summer Fun Ideas
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Great summer fun ideas Styrofoam Cup Sea Crabs from Crafts by Amanda Friendship Braclets from Honestly…WTF Felt Photo Frame Magnets from Lines Across Painted Rocks from In His Grace Fruit Kebabs from Quick Dish   Funfetti Cupcake Cones from Poofy Cheeks Frozen Fun from Counting Coconuts Fishing for Letters from Growing a Jeweled Rose Ice Cube Boats from Alphamom Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands from Pink and Green Mama Bubble Prints …
6 Smashing Smoothie Recipes for Kids
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Nutritious, delicious and packed full of colour and fun, smoothies are a great way for kids to get their daily five-a-day dose of fruit and vegetables. The beauty of smoothies is how easy they are – simply throw the ingredients into a blender and whizz together. The options are endless, with possible ingredients including fruit, vegetables, nuts, milk, cream, …
Family and Friendly Days Out in London {guest post}
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For anyone planning a ‘staycation’ this summer, a trip to our nations capital may not be top of your list of fun things to do with your children.  Expensive attractions, packed sweaty transport and dirty grime filled streets generally don’t equal a good time… However, you actually couldn’t be further from reality.  London is a fun, exciting and unique place …
How to Keep Yourself Refreshed This Summer (guest post)
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How To Keep Yourself Refreshed This Summer   Once the summer heat strikes, there’s no stopping the sweat from dropping. But in one way or another, there are so many things that you can do to keep you refreshed and replenished all through this hot, weary months. You really don’t have to spend a lot just to enjoy the season …
Great Summer Picnic Foods
Round Ups
Here’s are round up of some great summer picnic ideas from Taste from A Pinch of Joy from BBC Good Food from From the Hive from Mom on Timeout from A Pumpkin and a Princess from The Real Thing with the Coake Family from So Very Blessed from The Curvy Carrot from Gramma luvlee from Skinny Taste from Cooking with K Linking to some of these great parties