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    5 Tips to Make Household Budgeting Simpler When You Have No Time!

    Let’s face it, life is hard anyway without worrying about your household bills and how you’re going to budget for a child’s new pair of school shoes! I have been writing a monthly household budget for me and my family for the past few years and over that time, I have learnt a lot about household budgeting as a family as well as what we really spend our money on each month! Don’t get me wrong, these next few tips take a bit of time to set up but it’s absolutely worth it! It’s taken me a couple of years to get this organised properly so don’t worry if it…

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    Moving Home Can Be Stressful, but Here’s How You Can Make It Easier

    For many people, buying a home is perhaps one of the most stressful situations to be in. There’s a lot of money involved, there’s a lot of work that you have to deal with, and there are loads of potential roadblocks along the way as well. However, selling a home can often be even more stressful than buying one. This is because selling a home usually involves buying another home as well. It’s not really something that you can just get used to unless you’re a property developer, and buying a home isn’t a simple and straightforward process that can be repeated. So to help you manage a home move,…

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    Effective Email Marketing for Bloggers

    Today I wanted to talk about something a little bit different to my usual parenting or fitness posts. I have been writing my blog for around 4 years now and what I would call ‘properly’ for about 2 years.During that time, I have learnt such a lot about my readers; what they like, what they don’t like, who they are and what they want from me. I have spent a huge amount of time learning what works for me in terms of my social media accounts and I have built up a good number of followers over the last year or so. I take a lot of pointers from online…

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    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…

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    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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    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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    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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    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!…

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    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…