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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Biocells

    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…

  • 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!…

  • Coffee Machine

    What Coffee Machine Should I buy?

    You might be wondering when this whole pandemic is going to end and you can go back to the office, alternatively, you might be embracing it and thinking about what coffee maker to buy next. In either case, a new family coffee maker is a great idea, especially with so much innovation going on in the world of coffee making.  Bonavita Connoisseur 8-Cup One-Touch Coffee Maker If you have a big family then you need a coffee machine that is going to cover them all. The trouble is that coffee machines this large tend to take up a lot of space into the kitchen. Not the Bonavita. The Bonavita is…

  • Home

    Preparing Your Garden For Springtime: 6 Things You Need To Do

    Spring is rapidly approaching, and with it, the promise of warmer months and easing of lockdown rules. There’s a lot to be done to prepare for life after lockdown. One of the most important is ensuring that our gardens are well-tended. This will allow us to meet with friends once the lockdown is over and give you a comfortable and relaxing environment for barbecues, dinner parties and more.  Here are a few things you need to do to get your garden prepped and ready for spring 2021.  Plan Your Summer Flower Beds Spring is the perfect time to plan out and plant your summer flowers. Flowers are an integral part…

  • Charging-Up

    Smart Charging Phone Cases by Phinexi

    I don’t know about you but I rely on having my phone with me A LOT! Not only do I use my phone to keep in touch with family and friends but my phone also means I can work wherever I need to and whenever I want to. I’m addicted to Apple products and have had an iPhone for a number of years now however I have always found that after about a year, the battery life on my phone begins to decrease and over the course of just a few hours (after being on charge all night long) I end up with no battery left. This causes a few…

  • Detached house

    5 Things to Ask Before Renting a Home

    So, you think you’ve found the perfect rental property and you’re already measuring the windows to make sure the curtains you’ve chosen will fit. Finding a new home can be extremely exciting, so it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. However, before you sign any documents and start organising the removals company, it’s important to make sure that the property is as good as it seems. To make sure the property is perfect for you, there are several questions you need to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Below is a list of some of the most important questions you need to ask your new landlord…