• Kitchen

    Simple Ways To Brighten Up Your Kitchen

    The kitchen is the very heart and soul of the house and it is where we go to create and enjoy stunning recipes for our family for a quiet night in or even a dinner party.  Your kitchen might be looking a little dull and boring after a year of being stuck in the same four walls – and this is why this year we want to share some of the simple ways you can brighten up and improve the space.  Here are some super simple and low cost ways to improve and vamp up your kitchen this year.  Add some decorative art  The first thing you might want to…

  • Mattress

    Signs You Should Replace Your Mattress

    A mattress can be an expensive purchase. However, there could be many cases where a new mattress is a worthy investment. Below are just a few signs that you should replace your mattress.  It’s keeping you awake at night The sole purpose of a mattress is to provide a comfortable night’s sleep. If you’re spending the whole night tossing and turning because you can’t get comfortable, then you need a better mattress. It’s possible that your mattress may be old, in which case it could be sagging or could have lumps from damage that are making it uncomfortable. A newer mattress could solve these problems. Alternatively, your mattress may simply…

  • Home

    Should You Replace Or Restore Old Damaged Features In Your Home?

    Preserving the history of an old home can be important for maintaining its value and its character. But what should you do if the original features in your home are damaged? Is it worth preserving an old timber window that is rotting or an old roof that is starting to leak? This guide provides a few points to consider that could help you to decide whether to replace or restore. Put safety and security first Old features in your home could be a safety risk. Peeling lead paint on an old door is a good example of this – dust from this lead paint could be toxifying the air in…

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    Family,  Home

    5 Practical Spring Fashion Trends for Busy Mums

    As a mum we usually come quite far down the list of priorities when it comes to the family. I know I’m always the one to eat last, would rather the girls have everything they need, and certainly don’t spend much money on myself! However, it doesn’t mean that we don’t want to or need to look good! Now that Lottie is older, I have started paying a bit more attention to how I look and what I wear. I have come up with some key Spring fashion trends to help mums, just like me! I enjoy clothes shopping (but only online!) and have bought a few new outfits in…

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    Be Ready to Transition to Spring with Simply Be

    Now I am no fashion expert and I have never claimed to be however that doesn’t mean that I haven’t got an interest in fashion or clothes. My style has always been practical and comfortable over what is the latest fashion but now that I’m a busy mum to 2 girls, that is even more the case! I have been told on many occasions that I dress about 10 years older than I am and I have never been one for the latest trends. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t like clothes and I don’t like to shop and now that Lottie is 1, I can start to focus on…

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    Gardening the Modern Way with the Grofresh Kitchen Garden

    I’m not naturally green-fingered, we do spend time looking after our garden and outdoor spaces but for me, there are always 101 other things I need to be doing so gardening gets pushed to the back of the queue! Add to that the fact we don’t actually have any real grass (we have artificial!) then there isn’t much chance of us growing anything! We have previously reviewed the Grocycle GroKids Gourmet Mushrooms Kit and today is the turn of a handy gadget perfect for growing plants indoors; the Grofresh Kitchen Garden. So let’s see how we can begin gardening the modern way! The Grofresh Kitchen Garden has been designed for…

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    Send a Little Wellbeing Wish with a Wellbox

    We all know it’s been a hard year for everyone, with a lot of uncertainty and a lot of extra pressure on work and personal life. There isn’t a lot we can do about that other than ride it out and hope it ends soon. But we can do something right now for someone else, to make them feel special and thought about no matter how bad things feel. Mental health has never been so important to take care of as it is now, but it can be hard to know how to approach other people about this cant it? The guys over at Wellbox have the perfect way to…

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    Seeing In Spring with Term Roll Top Wellies

    We all know how quickly and frustratingly children grow out of their footwear and even if they didn’t, it’s hard to find a pair of shoes or even wellies that can withstand the running, jumping and scuffing that all children’s footwear have to put up with! With this in mind, ‘Term Footwear’ have come up with a great range of shoes and roll top wellies designed to hold up against our ‘lovely’ British weather and the school day! Since 2016, the husband and wife team have been importing and selling a variety of children’s footwear brands in the UK. They have now got their own brand of footwear that not…

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    Family,  Family Friendly,  Mains,  Meal Planning,  Recipes

    Fun Easter Recipes with Tommee Tippee

    We were sent some toddler table wear from Tommee Tippee for Lottie to use when we began weaning her and a year on we are still using them! With Easter being just around the corner, Tommee Tippee have created some great Easter Recipes to get your little ones involved in the Easter fun! Easter Recipes Easter Bunny Food: For toddlers aged 6 months+, these carrots are perfect for your little bunnies and a great snack to take with you on the go! Easter Bunny Pancakes: Mia is obsessed with pancakes at the moment and loves them as a treat for breakfast so these are great for toddlers 9m+ to get involved…

  • Living room furniture

    Top Tips For A Room That Is Perfect For Adults

    We all hit that point, don’t we? We look around and it suddenly bashes us in the face that we are actual grown-ups, with careers, families, and homes. That tatty Trainspotting poster from your student days hanging up in your bedroom no longer quite fits in with your grown-up lifestyle and that patched up sofa that your friend gave you when you first moved in looks completely out of place. Thankfully, updating your home doesn’t have to be boring or expensive. Here, we look at some things that you can do to bring your home up to date with your grown-up life. Invest in some quality furniture This is likely…

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    Cleaning,  Home,  Organisation

    Year-Round Home Cleaning with Crombie: The Easy Life Book

    I have been really excited to share this with you all! The cleaning expert Lynsey Crombie has a book out called The Easy Life! Best known for her appearances on Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners and now the resident home cleaning guru on ITV’s This Morning, I was really looking forward to seeing her new book as I find a tidy house definitely lifts my mood! I have read many home organisation and cleaning books. Sometimes it can be quite overwhelming, getting cleaning advice from lots of different people and to be honest, it took me a long time to get into the swing of the routine we have now!…