Ways To Save For House Renovations

10 years ago we were lucky enough to get the chance to live in our current house which my parents were in the process of buying. During that time, some of the rooms have had extensive changes to them. Taking it a room at a time to finally sort out the whole house to how we like it. 

I documented how we created a silver and grey living room with not many changes to our actual furniture, and then after that, we focused upstairs and a modern and sleek look was on the agenda when we designed our rose gold master bedroom to give a relaxing place to sleep. 


Making The Spare Room Into A Games Room

An evening full of games is not meant just for the kids, with so many electronics on the market, there are plenty of activities to keep adults and children of all ages entertained. 

You may think your home has run out of space for a games room, but it’s possible that the spare bedroom, basement or attic is an untapped resource to make this room perfect for the whole family. Whether it’s already furnished, currently an office like our spare bedroom, or waiting to be sorted, you can certainly rework it into a great games room with a little know-how.


Top 5 Tips To Increase Your Property Value

For some of us, choosing a home means that you are picking a place that you are going to live in for the rest of your life. However, for others, a property is an investment. One that they want to sell on and reap the benefits from in the long term.

If you fit into the second group of people, then chances are that you are going to want to see as much as possible from your investment when the time does come to sell. This means that you will want to know more about ways that you can increase the value of property and attract the best price.


Numatic Henry Xtra Pet Vacuum Cleaner Review

Since we've lived in this house, we've had many vacuums and tried many brands, the one that has always come up best has been Henry vacuum. We've had him for about 12 years and he's still going strong now. He might have lost a little suction, but in over a decade, he's doing well. 

Well we've now had the chance to review a new Henry, the Numatic Henry Xtra Pet Vacuum Cleaner, and so I thought this would be a good time to take up the challenge and see if the new, pet vacuum, keeps up to my good old Henry. 


Top Holiday Destinations For New Parents

As a new parent, you can sometimes feel a little out of your depth. You may find that you don’t always have time to enjoy time together as a family as you would have expected and so, when the holiday season comes around, you should make the most of it together. But which places are best for babies and tots? 

With the help of Babythingz, a leading UK supplier of cute cosytoes for prams and buggies I've discovered these top child-friendly holiday destinations for you to choose from when holidaying with little ones. 


Glossybox Goes Under The Sea

Each month, I have started receiving a Glossybox to help fill up my make up collection. You'll have noticed that I have been sharing photos of my boxes over on Instagram. I enjoy the excitement each month of wondering what will be inside from one month to the next. It's given me a chance to try new make up techniques, new brands and Google what you have to do with some of the items - I'm a make up noob! 

This month, the guys over at Glossybox have sent me an extra box to give away to one of my lucky blog readers. The Under The Sea box is a special for this month and comes with a special design box.

The Results Of My Silk'n Lipo Trial

Over the past couple of month I have been trying to combat my body issues with Silk'n Lipo to see if I can gain body confidence in myself. I have always had issues with my body and these became more prevalent once I had children. 

It has left me feeling low at times. Sometimes not wanting to wear tight clothing, or clothing that will show off those parts pf my body. So when I had the chance to try out the Silk'n Lipo in a 10 week trial I thought it was great to see if I could finally gain some confidence in myself.

4 Ways To Keep Your Car Running And On The Road For Longer

Owning a car can have its positives and negatives - on one hand, it gives you freedom to go wherever you want to without waiting for public transport, but on the other hand, if you don't maintain it, fixing a car can become expensive. 

Maintaining a family car is important, as a neglected vehicle can cause serious issues and be dangerous. So, here are my 4 ways of maintaining a car to keep it safe and running for longer...


Our 10 Year Anniversary And We're Finally Having A Honeymoon

At the end of this month we will have been married for 10 long years. To be honest, it seems to have flown by in a shot. A click of the fingers and we have a house, 3 children and yearly holidays abroad. 

10 years ago though, things looked different for us. I was made redundant 2 month before our wedding and so it was spent with a lot of worry wondering how we would even afford the wedding, never mind a honeymoon. 

5 Ways You Can Replace A Broken Appliance

We all know how something breaks just as you've got the monthly bills sorted. You know what it's like, money sorted, spare to take the kids out and then the washer gives up, the laptop starts flickering or the dreaded car breaks down and you're left wondering where the money is coming from to replace or fix it.

I know this all too well. We seem to have no luck with appliances, and so as soon as we replace one, another starts to give up. Because these sorts of things are so temperamental, it's always a good idea to have a home warranty plan in place. These are fairly easy to find; if you're from California, for example, just search for "California home warranty" online to see what's available. This won't stop things from breaking, but it will protect you from the costly repairs. I thought I'd write about what you can do when a breakage happens. Here are my 5 ways...


Can You Feed A Family Of 5 For £50 A Week?

We all know nowadays just how much you need to budget to live a decent life. If we want our yearly holidays and nice days out, we need to budget accordingly and save money wherever we can and sorting out a meal plan can help so much with saving money.

Food waste is such a big problem in our country and one that costs us, and the environment, a fortune. Cooking well on a budget and with minimal waste is a skill but it's something that we're not taught to do. At school, we make fairy cakes but instead we should be taught how to make hearty meals that are cheap to make but nutritious.