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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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    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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    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…

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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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    Easter Crafts Made Easy with Paint Sticks

    Do the words ‘craft’ and ‘paint’ fill you with as much dread as they do me? Does your kitchen table look more like a paint ball zone than a craft afternoon took place? Despair no longer as I have the answer to your prayers in the form of paint sticks! Yes, ok, it’s not quite as dramatic as that but since we had a minor paint explosion on our old houses beige kitchen carpet a few years ago, I have banned the use of paint, glue and play doh in the house! Now Mia has always loved crafting and I’m pretty sure she doesn’t get that from me (I hate…

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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…