21 November 2017

Giving Your Bedroom a Makeover the Easy Way

The time has come when you feel the need to change how your bedroom looks. You go to bed unhappy with how messy and unkempt it is and in the morning, you look around and know it needs a complete makeover. But where do you start?

Here are a few quick ideas to spruce up your bedroom without turning it into a major project that takes weeks to complete.

20 November 2017

What's In Your Ideal Bathroom?

For a lot of people, the ideal home is a home that has everything they need and even more. It’s a place of excesses and luxury. However, it’s important to understand that luxury is related to having more than you need. There’s no denying that luxury could also be part of your ideal home. But at the core of its definition, what is ideal is what fulfills its function perfectly, aka it’s a home that has everything you need in it. Luxury, if luxury there is, comes on top, as there’s no point having all the beautiful things that are not necessary to your wellbeing if you can’t perform basic functions. Who needs a pool full of gold when you’ve got no bathroom? Staying in the same room with this train of thoughts, here’s what you need to find in your ideal bathroom.

16 November 2017

Christmas Gift Guide for Children Under 10

I adore Christmas and have done since I was a child. It's such an important day for children as they are on their best behaviour, waiting for the big man to come a deliver their presents. Opening presents to see what they've got and then spending the rest of the day waiting for parents to build the damn things!

Today I wanted to show what is on offer this year and so this is my 2016 Christmas Gift Guide For children under 10...

Halfords Black Friday Competition - Win 2K Worth of Goodies!

Halloween might have passed, and Christmas might be soon, however, the retail sector has its sights set on one of the most modern of festivals: Black Friday. If you are trying to bag a bargain and have you eye on something, then Black Friday is the date to highlight in your diary ready to see what all the bargains will be before Christmas. 

With deals up to half the price, you'll be able to bag a right bargain so make sure you have the pages bookmarked ready to pounce. And to celebrate, Halfords are throwing one of the UK’s best Black Friday competitions.

To celebrate the launch of Black Friday at Halfords they are giving away some amazing prizes, including a holiday, and a whole host of goodies to go with it. Here is a run down of all the amazing prizes that are available:

15 November 2017

Win | A Braun Multi Grooming Kit

With my Christmas gift guide for men going live not long ago, I decided to run a giveaway in conjunction, so you can win one of the prizes from my list. And the lovely people at Braun have given me this Braun Multi Grooming Kit to give away to one lucky blog reader. 

The Braun Multi Grooming Kit is a 9-in-one trimmer for precision styling from head to toe. It is the ultimate all-in-one head-to-toe groomer. Thanks to its clever attachments, it performs 9 different jobs effortlessly.

Christmas Gift Guide for Men

I'm sure it's not just me who struggles when it comes to buying gifts for men. They're all so different and so when you could be buying smellies for one, the others might prefer quirky gifts. And there's so much on the market too that trying to work out what men like is so much hard work.

Today I am showcasing what is on offer for the men, and dads, in our lives this year and so, here is my 2017 Christmas Gift Guide For Men...

14 November 2017

Win | A Braun FaceSpa

Since my Christmas gift guide for women went live just now, I thought it would be a great time to run a giveaway for my lovely readers. And the great people from Braun have given me a fab Braun FaceSpa to give away to one blog reader. 

The Braun FaceSpa is a 3in1 Facial Epilation, Cleansing, and Skin Vitalizing System including a normal brush, skin vitalising pad, beauty pouch and mirror. It is the world‘s first facial epilator & cleansing brush system - treat your face to flawless radiance.

Christmas Gift Guide for Women

Every year, the last few weeks before Christmas are a bit fraught with suspense and anguish as we all run out to the shops to find the perfect gifts for the loved ones in our lives. Searching high and low for those gifts that they'll love and that suit their personalities.

Today I thought I'd show what's on offer for the mums in your life. So here is my 2017 gift guide for women...

13 November 2017

Kid Friendly Flooring: Which One Is Right For Us

Whether your little baby is just starting to crawl, your toddler is having far too much fun throwing their toys, or your little ones are running in and out with muddy shoes – your floors need to be ready to take on a lot of punishment!

Sound familiar? Or perhaps this is something you can see in your future – if that’s the case then investing in your floors now, can save you lots of scrubbing, fretting and shredded nerves in the future!

Christmas Advent Calendars For The Whole Family

That's it, less than one month and we'll all start being able to open our Advent calendars. You know what that means - Christmas is coming!

I adore Christmas and love to go all out for the big day, and the lead up to it. And so finding Advent calendars suitable for the whole family is paramount. Now, we all know that Advent calendars are usually chocolate based, but they don't have to be. 

So, I thought I'd show off my picks of the best Advent calendars for 2017, from alcoholic to chocolate to homely. 

12 November 2017

Floral Christmas Gifts From Amara

When it comes to receiving gifts for Christmas, or any other gift giving day, I always tell people that I don't care what they get me, but to make sure it's floral. I adore floral items as I love how they're always so brightly coloured, have bold patterns and stand out from the crowd.

So, when I had the chance to pick out some items from Amara, I knew that going for the floral look would be perfect. I mean, who doesn't love a bit of floral love in a gift. Over the past few years Amara have strived to bring you the very best in luxury home and fashion, now offering nearly 35,000 products on their website to ensure your interior style and fashion is always covered.

11 November 2017

6 Money Saving Tips for Bridesmaids

A wedding day is not only expensive for the bride and groom, as it can also cost the bridesmaids a pretty penny, too. If you have the honour of being a bridesmaid for a friend or family member, check out the following money-saving tips.

9 November 2017

Create Your Very Own Home Gym

As adults, we’re always busy. But when you throw kids into the mix, working, the pets, your partner and everything else, it can be difficult to find time for you. No matter what we do, it’s always important to keep our health high in our list of priorities and we can make simple changes to our diets that can help. But what about exercise?

It’s not always as simple as going to the gym. So, have you ever considered creating a space at home where you could exercise? Creating a home gym doesn’t always mean buying huge pieces of gym equipment and investing in a live-in personal trainer either! Here you’ll find a few tips and ideas to get started on your very own workout space.

8 November 2017

Creating a Snug in Your Home

We all need somewhere we can go to get away from everything and really relax. It is a good idea for each member of the family to have a spot where they can curl up and read, watch a movie or play a game. Fortunately, as you will see, it does not take as much effort as you may think and you do not necessarily need a lot of space to do it.

7 November 2017

Buying Swimwear When You're Not Body Confident

Finding the right clothing when you're not body confident is hard enough, trying to find the right swimwear is near on impossible. As someone who isn't body confident at all, I know just how hard it is to find swimwear that will be protective and still cover all those lumpy and bumpy parts that some of us don't want to show off.

I recently wrote about how I hate my post-baby body and how it's left me with scar and stretchmarks, not to mention that mum-tum that we all dread. Well, in a few months time we go on our first family holiday abroad and so I've been taking steps to make sure I can wear swimwear and still feel okay in my own skin at the same time.

6 November 2017

Creating A Blog Logo In One Simple Step

With blogging, it's done on a huge trial and error basis. Which platform do you use, what layout, colours, fonts. What will you talk about. It's all about finding your own style and sticking with it. But designing a blog can be hard work. For years, I would design my own header logo in Paint and then resize it to fit my blog. 

But when I decided that it needed to be more professional, I started looking around for prices, and it can get pretty expensive. To be honest, I got sick of the constant back and forth having to pick every aspect separately and then see the final item before sending it back for changes. Not only did it get expensive, but it's time consuming too. 

4 November 2017

Having A PJ Masks DVD Viewing Day

It's not often we have any free days lately, we always seem to be out somewhere or another. So when we do get the chance to be at home, it's great to sit back with a DVD and chill out with the kids.

Well this week we have been sent the fabulous new PJ Masks – Time to be a Hero DVD as well as a whole range of PJ Masks goodies so that we could have a TV day at home and cuddle up together in a blanket.

3 November 2017

My 3 Tips For When There's Not Enough Light In The Day

It's that time of year again, the clocks have gone back and we're in darkness for what feels like most of the day. I literally hate this time of year. Not only for the main reasons of outdoor safety, not being able to let the kids play out and not getting enough Vitamin D, but also because as a blogger, trying to take photos in dullness is nigh on impossible. 

I mean, when you're picking out some new clothing from LOTD but know that it going to be impossible find get the perfect Insta shot because the sun just wont allow it. Or when you have to edit your photos to full brightness just to be able to see the colours in your new cushions. How is a blogger to live?!

2 November 2017

Happy Home Office: Introducing My JYSK Hygge Happy Place

As you know I recently partnered JYSK, the international chain of stores that sells everything for your home.

Our partnership was part of JYSK’s celebrations around the opening of its 2,500th store globally and the results of the Feel the Happiness Survey you contributed to helped give us an insight into what makes you happiest at home – the Scandinavians call it Hygge!

As part of the campaign I was invited to select some Hygge inspired items from JYSK’s range of Scandinavian-style furniture and I couldn’t wait to get cracking on making my own little piece of Hygge heaven at home.

1 November 2017

Bobux Footwear For Autumn and Winter

I've wrote many times in the past about how I think having the correct footwear for children is so important. Footwear can't just be about style when it comes to children's foot development, substance has to come over style in this aspect.

I think it's so important to research the footwear you purchase, especially for younger children and that' why I love Bobux so much. Bobux are a company who are constantly striving to learn more about healthy foot development and leveraging this knowledge to design shoes that are actually good for kids.