30 March 2018

Creating A Boys Bedroom That Will Grow With The Ages


Trying to create a nice room for children can be so hard work. You want one that can grow through the years but still look like a child's room. Throw having 3 children, who all want to share, into the mix and I knew that we could be heading for disaster. 

As all the boys wanted to share, we have had to organise their rooms to fit. One room is now the toy room and has most of the drawers in there to store clothing and keep all their books housed. The other room is the bedroom and will be home to their beds as the main room for the boys.

27 March 2018

5 Amazing Tips For Re-purposing Old Furniture

We all have pieces of furniture in our home that are probably past their best, but that you simply cannot bear throwing away. This could be a table that is looking worn and tired, or perhaps tub chairs that have more than just a few bare patches and are perhaps not as comfortable as they used to be.

Rather than having to resign yourself to the fact that you are going to have to chuck that prized piece of furniture away, there are lots of ways that you can re-purpose, mend and recreate old furniture into something new.

26 March 2018

Great Ways to Host a Big Birthday Party

If you or a family member has a special birthday coming up, you should find this article especially helpful. Today, I have put together some details of easy ways you can cater for a lot of people. The aim is for you to be able to treat everyone to special food without having to spend the entire party in the kitchen, cooking.

Serve a hog roast A particularly good approach is to hire a Hog Master from Hog Roast Machines. They are professional spit-roasters that will enable you to roast an entire hog. A medium sized hog will easily feed 80 people. Pork is one of the lowest cost meats you can buy, which means that a hog roast is a really affordable way to feed a lot of people.

22 March 2018

Travel More for Less: How to Get those Great Deals

When you have a family, getting the best deals means that you can do more. It doesn’t matter what income you have; everyone should aim to save money when they can. When it comes to travel, this is particularly important. Knowing when the best time to book flights can save you so much money and can mean the difference between a weekend holiday to a lengthy vacation. Knowing the best days to fly isn’t enough, either. The optimal time to book longhaul flights is September research by Opodo reveals, meaning families should book their beach holiday at the start of the school year.

How Gender-Neutral Clothing Is Changing The Fashion Industry

The days of women only wearing skirts and men the ones who are allowed to wear trouser suits are long behind us. Many brands are removing gender labels from their clothing ranges and embracing gender fluidity, emphasising that people should be able to wear what they want! 

Even if the labels aren’t there, designers have been taking inspiration from the traditional styles of the opposite sex for many years - women can now purchase boyfriend-cut jeans and you can get men’s skirts. Together with Trilogy Stores, retailer of premium brand Rebecca Taylor, I have explored the topic further.

20 March 2018

Every Second Counts - Making The Most Of Your Weekends

During the working week, it's safe to say that most of that Monday to Friday day times are spent working and looking after all things to do with the kids. The weekends are another matter though, and having those 2 days to play with, it's important to make sure you try out new things in your new-found free time. 

The Waterfront Hotel, a wedding venue and spa in Bedfordshire, have listed some suggestions to show what you can do on those long weekends...

19 March 2018

Getting To Rediscover Reservoirs With Yorkshire Water


As someone who walks a lot with my children and extended family, I think it's so important to have places that are accessible to everyone. It's so hard going somewhere for a day out, to realise that the pram, not to mention a wheelchair bound person or someone with a walking stick, can't access the route because of issues with inaccessibility. 

Yorkshire Water, who are the second largest landowner in Yorkshire, are currently striving to enhance its access across some of the most scenic reservoirs in the UK to combat this by opening up accessible routes. Not only will this make their reservoirs easier to manage on a family walk, but will allow more wheelchair and mobility aid users to visit and experience these tranquil countryside spots that others have had the privilege to do over the years. 

18 March 2018

Ten Reasons Why Artificial Plants Are Cool!

All professional spaces need to present their business in the most effective manner as the adage ‘love at first sight’ is equally applicable in the business arena. Studies conducted also indicate that people become relaxed and productive if they are staying close to the nature. 

No matter, if you happen to be the owner of a prime commercial setting, or a person involved in construction of the same; you would naturally want to embellish the place with natural elements. Using live plants means you are opening the Pandora’s Box of problems and for this reason, using the fake landscaping elements have reached great popularity in modern landscaping themes.

12 March 2018

How to Avoid Wrinkles & Slow Down Skin Ageing

Few of us are happy to find another wrinkle staring back at us from the bathroom mirror. Indeed, millions of pounds are spent each year on pricey cosmetics and surgical procedures designed to keep our skin looking smooth, supple and youthful. But despite all this expense could we be missing out on a whole list of strategies?

As it turns out, the answer might just be “yes”.

8 March 2018

International Women's Day | The Power Of Self-Love

With International Women's Day falling today, I thought I'd write about the new trend emerging amongst women. It’s all about self-appreciation and self-loving. It is the rise of the self-love ring; some women are even taking it as far as marrying themselves and others are in a relationship referred to as ‘sologamy’. Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of engagement rings, I've take a closer look at the trend and how women are showing off their independence.

7 March 2018

5 Innovative Design Ideas for a Garden Haven

Do you want your garden to stand out in your neighbourhood? If so, you must aim to develop a unique exterior design that your neighbours couldn’t possibly compete with, even if they tried. Looking for some outdoor inspiration to get started? Here are five innovative design ideas for a garden haven.

Keeping Everyday Costs Down

Sometimes we think with our hearts and not with our heads. Making New Year’s resolutions can often be disastrous, with 80% of people failing by February and regretting it instantly. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to cut down on spending, and although this sounds achievable, if you don’t have a fully-pledged strategy in place, the likeliness of failure spirals out of control.

And I'm sure we all can understand that people can be victim to an unexpected expense — whether this is a home appliance breaking or making that third trip on a bus with only a return ticket. It all adds up in the end. Here are a couple of ways to save a little money in every costs. 

2 March 2018

My 2018 Mother's Day Gift List


With Mother's Day less than 2 weeks away, on Sunday 11th March, it's fallen early this year so we all need to be prepared. I thought I'd show off what is available at the moment for those mums out there - the perfect gifts for Mother's Day. Some items are perfect if you're on a budget or for if you want to splurge, but most of all, they're all with mum in mind. 

So here is my gift list for 2018...

5 Ways To Get Millennials Renting Your Properties

Millennials - everyone always assumes that they are part of the younger generation, but in actual fact, anyone born from the mid 80's to early 90's would be classed as a Millennial. That includes me. And no matter what you think of us millennials as a generation, one thing is certain: a big chunk of us will be renting for the foreseeable future.  

With so many millennials renting, here are what I think are the key features that today’s 20 and 30-somethings want to see when shopping around for their next place to live. 

1 March 2018

Suggestions To Help You Love Your Home More

Whilst you may love living with your family under one roof and making memories, that doesn’t necessarily mean you love your house itself. Over the years, you’ve probably seen furnishings slowly wearing away, paint on the walls beginning to fade, and appliances breaking down one by one. It’s easy to fall out of love with your house if you let it fall into disrepair, and we all lead such busy lives that it’s very easy to let that happen. However, a home should be a place of joy. You shouldn’t feel uncomfortable here. The following suggestions might help you love your home more.