Family traditions: How they build happier people (and how to create your own!)

When you think back to your childhood, can you recall any family traditions? For some people, the answer is solid and clear: every year, without fail, the family would pack up the car and trundle off to a certain caravan spot, or to a cottage, or to visit Grandma who lived further afield. For others, it might not be as clearly marked — they might have had a few quirky Easter traditions, or maybe Father’s Day was always spent at the riverside doing a spot of fishing.

Whatever traditions you had, no doubt they have created a fair few stories and memories to cherish and share. But did you know that family traditions can bring a whole host of psychological benefits, particularly for teenagers and young adults?


Does Natural Light Affect Our Health?

Us humans need sunlight in order to thrive and be happy in life. Natural light causes our bodies to absorb Vitamin D, which us in the UK can suffer from deficiency sometimes, due to our ever changing weather. But maximising our exposure to natural light both outdoors and whilst indoors too is one of the best things we can do for our mental health.

6 Tips For Planning Your Birthday Meal

My birthday is right around the corner and I'm wanting to go out and have a meal with some of my closest friends and family. It sounds like an amazing idea, but then the details come into play and it has been leaving me with more stress than excitement.

I can really see why people enjoy surprise parties more, as then the onus isn't on you to do the planning. But should you be planning your own birthday party? The answer is, I guess, sometimes. Gone are those years where mum and dad throw a tea party at home and you have soggy sandwiches and cake, and here come the grown up party where we drink gin and eat a 3 course meal.

4 Tips For Easy Boiler Maintenance

The boiler is the most important part of your heating system, and if it goes down, you can say goodbye to heating and hot water until it is fixed. As such, it is so important that you take good care of it in order to keep your home warm year in, year out.

Boiler maintenance starts with you, and even though a heating engineer will keep your boiler in good condition, there are also many things that you should do yourself to keep it running smoothly. So I thought I'd give 4 tips for easy boiler maintenance...

How to Dress a Newborn for Sleep in the Summer: 10 Steps

The last thing you want to see happen is that your newborn is too cold, however, at the same time, you also never want to make sure that your infant is overheated. Studies have shown that there is a link between infants being overheated and SIDS. With that said, as much as you don't want your baby to be cold, you want your baby to be cool temperature-wise. That is why you want to make sure that the infant boy, and baby girl clothes you have your baby wearing is appropriate for the current season. And, you want it to be especially lightweight for the summer.


Our Bandai STEM Ambassador Adventures and Win

Over the last few months we have been working with Bandai to review their range of National Geographic STEM kits for kids. You can look back to our Bandai STEM kits reviews if want to see our past posts about this range. 

We have been lucky enough to try out some fun and educational kits which have been a great way for my children to learn through fun and trying out new things to do. I think the boys will be sad not to receive our monthly bundle of STEM kits, as this is our final month as Bandai STEM Ambassadors.

We received 3 National Geographic STEM kits this month. Ultimate Play Sand, Shark Tooth Dig Kit and a Gemstone Dig Kit. The kids were really excited to get to work with the kits and get to try out the sand too as we've read that it's so much fun.


Reasons Why It's Important To Limit Your Children's Screen Time

How many hours a day do your children spend transfixed to a screen?

Whether they are watching YouTube videos on their tablets, playing video games on the TV, or browsing Facebook on their mobile phones, chances are, screen time is taking precedence in their lives.

Now, while there is no harm in a little screen time - we are all guilty of it - there are some definite reasons as to why you might want to place a few limits on your children (and even on yourself if you spend too much time in front of a screen).


My Top 2 Summer Fashion Choices

There are so many spring/summer 2019 trends, what's been featured on the catwalk, snapped in magazines, or hitting up our feeds on Instagram. And this isn't just a case of saying what you see, I'm talking about a proper look at those key pieces that you'll want to buy, the old ones you'll be digging out again, the new styling tricks that will turn everything around.


Not The Classic UGG Boots

To the uninitiated, UGGs are all the same. But the perfect style of UGG boot for one person might not feel right at all for another. That's why UGGs come in a range of different styles, even if you didn't realise they did. 

Now, I'm sure we all know UGGs by their Classic range of boots. You know, those tall, or short, fluffy boots which are ideal for Winter wear. But they do actually have a whole range of footwear just ready to be worn, all year round.

Outdoor Party Ideas For Kids

Children's parties has evolved over recent years. It's not a case of a few cold sausage rolls and a game of pass the parcel anymore. And sometimes peer pressure from other parents trying to out-do each other can come in to play too. So, I thought I'd write a post about how you can have an amazing and fun party outdoors. 

It's perfect for kids who love being outdoors. Your child and their friends can have loads of fun adventures outdoors. Here are some ideas and tips to help you plan the perfect party.


Top Tips For Packing Light This Summer

Ok so you've booked the trip of a lifetime, it's a dream come true and all you can think about is the count down between now and the big day. You’ve even saved money by using Net Voucher Codes. But there are some things you need to consider before you start daydreaming though. One of those things is packing! Quite often, we get carried away and end up paying extra for luggage when it's not necessary. So to avoid spending more than you need to, and going overboard what can you do to pack lighter and make sure you have everything you need?


Budget-friendly foods for departure-day energy

Spirits might be high on the day of a holiday departure, but energy can be a whole other issue. While you’re scrabbling for your passport, it can be easy to forget about packing some healthy snacks – but make the time and you’ll thank yourself later.

Package holiday experts, Holiday Hypermarket, understand the importance of eating for the day ahead. They have collaborated with nutritional therapist Adam Lloyd to suggest some energy-giving treats that won’t see you dipping into your spending money.


5 Bucket List Holidays Your Family Should Take

Whatever the age of your children, there is a world ready for the taking when it comes to booking your next holiday. Okay, you've looked at the travel agents brochure and the usually places are standing out to you, but there are so many beautiful places that you can take your family, that aren't advertised as much as those more commonly known jaunts.

I thought I'd put together a list of my top 5 bucket list holidays that I really want to take with my children. Those places that have so much to do and ways in which my children can see and experience other cultures, without it being commercialised for visitors.


4 Ways To Save Money Successfully

We all have to follow our own budget to be able to afford even just the basics nowadays. We might Google luxury holidays and dream about big houses, but we have to go with what our bank balance tells us and work with what we have to be able to live the life we have available to us. 

Sometimes, those extra bills can creep up on us though, or we may just want to treat the family and go away for a few days, or a few week, and need to budget to be able to afford to do the things we dream of doing. 

We budget. We budget a lot. As a couple, we don't drink or smoke, and we rarely go out, unless we can find a cheeky deal on a meal. So it makes sense to us to save all that money that we could be spending, and use it for a holiday so the whole family can benefit. 

These are just a couple of the ways that we save money as a family.

Living With Someone With Osteoporosis

There are a variety of conditions and illnesses which can prove very detrimental to our health and it is important to know how and when to spot certain conditions. Many have telltale signs that can be detected early to either stop the process before it damages our health, or a loved ones, too much or at the very least slow its effects.

Recently, we found out that a loved one has the condition osteoporosis and are currently working out how we can help them deal with this.


Creating A Wedding Gift Hamper For The Happy Couple

It's not often that weddings come round, and let's face it, we are only supposed to get married once in our lifetime. So I like to make sure that I really make an effort when it comes to finding the right gift for those whose wedding I am attending. 

At the end of this month, our 2 best friends marry each other. My husband is the best man, and I am the maid-of-honour, so we want to make sure we give the bride and groom and start into married life, with a present that will treat them now, and later too. As lets face it, nowadays newlyweds aren't really wanting toasters and new tea towels.


OSMO Hair Care Range

They say that the hair is an extension of your personality and I think this is so true. I mean, when I'm having a fun month, I'll tint my hair pink. But then in winter, I'll go a shade darker, and in the summer, I like to go light.

I have been blonde my whole life though. Starting out natural - I have a dull blonde natural colour - but then going lighter as I got older as my ashy locks left me feeling a little boring. At the moment, my hair is really light blonde in a balayage style and is hard to maintain. Going lighter blonde means trying to combat the yellowing that comes with it.

And with the fact that we recently went on holiday and I spent most of my time in the sun, sea and chlorine, it's safe to say that brassiness arrived at my doorstep and left my hair looking awful, and horribly dry too.


Family Holiday Time: What Format Suits You Best?

We’re right in the middle of summer and the school holidays – a perfect time to discuss family holidays! With so many options nowadays, it can be hard to make a decision on what suits your family. We have broken down a few different types of family holidays, discussing the pros and cons. Read on to find out the joys and challenges of camping, a holiday package and a holiday park as your family vacation.


How To Stay Well This Summer

*AD - this is a collaboration with NHS in Leeds

The current heatwave we're experiencing might give you that excuse to spend all day outdoors, but some forget about the increased health risks that arise during the summer months. From sunburn to hydration, NHS in Leeds are aiming to raise awareness on how to self-care with their ‘Know your #SummerSignsNHS’ campaign. 

This campaign is all about raising awareness of how you can care for yourself during the summer months. NHS in Leeds has released a guide on how to stay well this summer with information about sunburn, staying hydrated, hay fever and insect bites and stings. With help about what over the counter treatments are available and when you to see your pharmacist or GP for professional help.


Dressing Down The style With Femme Luxe

heart lip print tee

Some days you just want to wear clothes that are a little dressed down, but still stylish. I mean, I love a good pair of jeans if I can pair it with a nice tee, so I thought I'd talk about a couple of items that can be dressed down this week. 

Obviously, I had to go for a t-shirt first, and I picked out the Black Heart Lip Print Tee as I loved the patterned on it. This simple tee with a sassy heart lip graphic print is perfect for a simple day out, and can work with any outfit.


Nation Geographic Mini Dig Kits Review

We're into our penultimate month as Bandai STEM Ambassadors now and today it's time to show off our 5th package from them. You can look back to our Bandai STEM kits reviews if want to see our past posts about this range and everything we have done with them. 

This month Bandai have sent us some more of their STEM educational kits for review, this time being the Mini Dig Kits, which I must say, were a favourite for T to get stuck in to. I mean, anything that creates mess, dust and lets you dig, dig, dig, gets a thumbs up from him.

A Northerner’s Guide to Surviving London

Planning a holiday to the capital? London is a fantastic city for a vacation as there is an incredible amount to see and do and it is somewhere with a unique atmosphere not quite like anywhere else in the world. It can be a bit of a shock to the system for Northerners as it is quite different even to the major cities found in the north. Here is a guide to surfing London and making the most out of your trip.


Taxis: where’s cheap and where’s not

When it comes to getting places many of us drive wherever it is we need to be. However, for millions of people out there, this isn’t an option, mostly because they don’t have a license.

Because of this, most people opt for public transport, but sometimes this just isn’t an option, meaning the only way to commute is via a taxi.


Top Camping Spots In The UK

If camping is your thing …

It’s not for everyone, but camping is a great way to holiday on a budget. Did you know the UK plays host to more than 3,000 camp sites? That’s a lot to choose from! 

Take a look at the following choices from Flogas Gaslight, who stock gas cylinders for camping – to whittle down your options:


Tips For Packing Hand Luggage For An Adult Only Holiday

With three children continually vying for my attention, the idea of getting away from it all and going on a adult only holiday is very appealing. The idea of packing for this though can be overwhelming. There's a lot to consider, the weather, for starters. As a country can be so varying in weather, the weather may change during the trip, so you’ll need to take this into consideration.

Then there's the adult only hotels dress code as some have more rules with it being for adults only. Will you need to dress casual, smart casual and formal? I mean, at this point I'm thinking of dumping the entire contents of my wardrobe into a suitcase. But with the prices of adding some hold luggage to your holiday, I try to stick to using hand luggage only, which means having to be savvy with the packing.

I've come up with a few ways to pack light, whilst having enough options for the holiday ahead.


Tips on Saving for Your Dream Home

Do you want to buy your dream home? A big hurdle many people find challenging to overcome is saving up to either build or buy it. Often it feels impossible to cut back on your spending and save, especially when you’ve been trying for a long time. However, it’s surprisingly easy to save money quickly if you’re determined and have a goal in mind. Those who have a goal in mind are more likely to succeed quicker than those who don’t. Perhaps this is down to the individual, but it can also be due to a determination as the goal draws closer.


Home Adaptations For Older People

When the time comes that an elderly relative moves into your home, there are many changes to consider when you're updating a home to be elderly friendly. A home can be a dangerous place when it's not altered properly to suit, from dimly lit hallways causes hazards, to having bathroom fixtures so they can have their own bit of dignity.


Child-friendly walks in the UK

The summer is on its way and so too, hopefully, is the sunshine! When the temperatures rise and the weather warms, there is sometimes nothing better than to hit the open road and breath in the fresh air of the countryside. The UK is blessed with some beautiful walkways taking in stunning scenery as you amble towards serenity. However, sometimes, with the kids in tow, this can prove a little bit boring for your active little cherubs. That’s why, to mark national walking month in May, we have teamed up with Babythingz who sell Cosytoes, to present a host of the best child-friendly walks in the UK.


Building a Dream Home Starts with a Mortgage: How to Improve Your Borrowing Potential

There are many things you need to create the perfect home. One of the first and perhaps most important is the home itself. Without a property to call and then make your own, you won’t ever have your dream home. Of course, a house doesn’t automatically become a home but, as a foundation, bricks and mortar are required.


Bandai STEM Kits - National Geographic Build Your Own Volcano

A few month ago now, we were announced as Bandai STEM Ambassadors and have been working with them to show off their extensive range of STEM kits for children, and today is when I show off our forth kit. You can look back to our Bandai STEM kits reviews if want to see our past posts about this range. 

This month Bandai have sent us another of their STEM educational kits for review and this time, it has been one of T's most favourite reviews to date; the National Geographic Build Your Own Volcano Science Kit.


Win a £20 Amazon Voucher

As Summer is finally here and we've got some nice weather (BBQ time tomorrow!!!), I thought I'd celebrate by giving away a £20 Amazon voucher to one lucky winner. I prefer to give away Amazon vouchers as you can by literally most things there. From BBQ supplies to shampoo, or even some groceries too.


How to Unlock Your Handset for Free

If you received your smartphone as part of a bundled contract deal, it will likely be locked to your network (Three Mobile is the exception, for phones purchased since 2014). This means you can’t use SIMs from any other network, limiting what you can do with the device.

Unlocking your phone opens up more providers, cheaper tariffs and there are other benefits too. In this guide we’ll look at how you can unlock your handset for free, and why it’s worth the effort.

Femme Luxe Dresses Review

Button Down Denim Dress

Recently, I have started trying to focus on me more, as a woman. Being a parent means not always having time for oneself, but I've vowed to work on myself, and gain that confidence I need. So, I have been slowly doing more posts about myself, and fashion. Starting with the Femme Luxe Fashion Haul a few month back, and then a subsequent Femme Luxe review post last month. 

I am continuing to work with them again this month as I've enjoyed trying out some new styles, new clothing and the choice they have to offer. This time, focusing solely on dresses, I wanted to show some of the styles they have available, and the ones that I like.


Dressing Table Storage Ideas

As a busy parent, and someone who works from home, space can be a bit limited in our house. We have to make good use of all the areas in our home, sometimes having 2 uses per room. When I decided I needed and office for my work, it took a lot of manoeuvring around to actually find a corner of space - especially when I already had a dressing table too, I couldn't justify taking up more space.

So it got me to thinking about creating one desk for both. Somewhere I can work when I need to and use as a dressing table on a morning when I'm getting ready or drying my hair. I realised that I needed to change my room up a bit, to cater for everything I would use the space for, an office which doubles up as a dressing table for when I need it.


Bandai STEM Kits - Crystal Growing and Sea Monkeys

A few month ago, we were announced as Bandai STEM Ambassadors and have been working with them to show off their extensive range of STEM kits for children. In the first month, we reviewed the National Geographic STEM Dig Kits and got to uncover fossils and bugs, and in the second month came the National Geographic Break Open 2 Geodes Kit which was a bit trickier but great for educating children about how crystals can form inside rocks. 

This month Bandai have sent us two more of their STEM educational kits for review. The National Geographic Blue Crystal Growing Lab (age 8+) and the Sea Monkeys Ocean Zoo (age 6+) and we took no time at all in getting both of these set up as they would bot take a few days to really see results.


Saving Money As A Family

It's no secret that we all have to follow our own budget to be able to afford even just the basics nowadays. We might want luxury holidays and big houses, but we have to go with what our bank balance tells us and work with what we have. 

So here are my ways to save money as a family


Bridesmaid Duties: 5 Things You Must Not Let The Happy Couple Forget

Being a bridesmaid is the greatest honour of all, but it does come with a lot of responsibility. In truth, the bride and groom have probably got the majority of their issues under control. However, there are several items that may have slipped their minds. Your job is to remind them. 

Here are five of the most significant areas where your support can go a long way to ensuring that their day is as magical as it deserves to be.


Can you claim medical negligence compensation for someone else?

Where a person has received substandard care or injury as a result of some action or inaction by a medical professional, they may have a claim for medical negligence compensation.

Doctors and other medical professionals have a legal and moral duty to uphold the highest standards of patient care and usually medical treatment only results in positive outcomes. However, when medical professionals do fail to fulfil their duty of care, it can result in serious injury or even death.


A Weekend Escape On The East Coast

It's not often that we get to go away without the children. I mean, trying to find someone who we trust to look after all three of our brood can be hard work. But when we do eventually get a night or 2 to ourselves, I love to look at weekend country escapes.

It means that we can have a break in the countryside, sleep in till the actual morning and go on long walks without lugging 3 children in tow, who need to stop every 2 minutes, with us.

London Travel

As much as you love your kids, there comes a time when every couple needs a date night, a special evening that’s free from all the usual responsibilities of home life. London is the perfect city for a bit of old fashioned Romance, and with these Four ideas to pick from, you’ll be booking the babysitter months in advance.


3 Ways To Make Money From Home

As a person that works from home, I try my best to earn as much as possible so that my children can have all the best experiences in life. Sometimes it's hard though to find the work and I have to find ways to make money whilst at home. So I thought I'd list my 3 top ways to make money from home...

Start A Blog
Now, many people will start a blog online and think it's easy. Okay, you're reading this and it might all look fairly easy to do. You just open a blog and start writing, right? Wrong. Writing a blog takes time, finding work through your blog is even harder.


Tips for An Awesome Adventure Holiday With Your Family

Now, there’s nothing wrong with taking a holiday that involves little more than lying on the beach and living the good life. Nothing wrong with that whatsoever! However, if you’ve been taking that type of trip for more years than you can remember, perhaps it’s time to mix things up, and try something new. By taking an adventure holiday with your family, you’ll be getting active, seeing sights that are off the beaten path, and bonding in a way that’s different from what you get lying next to a pool. Below, we take a look at some useful tips that’ll make your adventure trip a getaway to remember for all the right reasons.


Smart Small Business Ideas That Are Easier Than Ever

Nowadays, anyone can set up their own business. You don’t need massive office blocks and vast reserves of money to launch a new business idea, and you might already have the skills and the passion that you need. That means that you could be making money before you know it. There are so many avenues for business ideas that it can be hard to narrow down your options. If you’ve been a stay-at-home mum or dad for the last few years but the kids have started school and you’re not sure what to do with yourself, here are some great business ideas to consider that could be the only career move you ever have to make.

Top 4 security tips to help you protect your home

Do you want to make your home more secure? This may be because you’ve recently been the victim of theft or you want to prevent anything like this from occurring in the future. To help you improve your home security, you should take a look at the following tips which will help you provide sufficient protection for your home and your family.

Take Care of Yourself this National Memory Day with Efamol Active Memory

Ever walked into a room and forgotten what you've actually gone in for? I have. In fact, I do it all the time. It's actually a really annoying trait I have. I'll be wandering upstairs, going for something or other, get to the top step, and whatever it is just goes straight out of my head.

Apparently, two thirds of Brits forget why they're walked into a room, that's according to new research by Efamol, which also reveals that Brits are forgetting everyday things on a regular basis. With nearly half of people saying they would go to the fridge and forget why they've gone there, around 1-3 times per week. I must admit that I am in this category too.


My Family Holiday Travel Items And Essentials

Last year I wrote about how we managed to spend 10 nights in Spain for less than a grand, and this year we'll be doing the same. Only this time, it wont just be our family of 5, but there will be 11 of us. Our family, my sister and kids, and my parents. A whole family affair, abroad. 

When it comes to going abroad, I think there are a few items that are essentials to make sure you have the best time possible, on and off the plane. So, here is my list of summer holiday essentials for adults, for children, and for travelling too.


Femme Luxe Clothing Haul Review

Pinafore dress

A few month ago I wrote my first post about my Femme Luxe clothing haul and how I had loved some of the pieces from them. It's not often I get to focus solely on myself when it comes to clothing, and so when I do, I like to pick out pieces that I wouldn't usually buy, to see how they fit, and how they look on me. 

I’m not usually one for dresses but nevertheless, I decided to order 3 dresses and a skirt that are not my usual style just to see if I could come out of my comfort zone a little bit more. And because I really do need to mix up my style a little.


Ways to Spend More Quality Time As A Couple

These days, it's easy to spend all day running around after the kids, and when you finally do get to sit down, quality time as a couple is at the end of the list. We pick a phone up and scroll through Facebook, usually liking the other half's status, without actually talking about the day they've had instead.

Whatever the reason that you don't get that quality time as a couple is, if you want to strengthen your bond and keep the love alive, it's important to spend some time together, without phones, or the kids, or the stresses of the rest of our lives. 

Here are a few ways that you can spend more time as a couple...

A Guide To Choosing The Right Stairlift

As I've written about many times before, my dad is disabled and struggles with some every day tasks. Because one of his disabilities is to do with one of his legs, just getting up the stairs can be a task and half, and with the fact that they live in a 2 storey house, this can cause problems with just the basics of getting up to bed or to the bathroom.

There are modifications that can be done to the house to make it really fit for him, but some can cost a fortune. Putting a bathroom and bedroom extension downstairs is out of the question, when they are both retirees.


A Guide to Recovering from a Back Injury

Back pain can be debilitating. In addition to causing excruciating pain, it can limit movement and, as a result, can prevent people from embarking on everyday tasks in the home or at work.

If you are struggling with back pain, you will more than likely want to do everything in your power to reduce the pain and get back up on your feet. For help doing just that, read the below guide to recovering from a back injury.


5 Ways To Make Your Home Elderly Friendly

There are many changes to consider when you're updating a home to be elderly friendly. From small things such as making sure the spaces are lit properly, to fitting new bathroom fixtures to make their stay a smooth transition. It's hard to step into the new world of having to care for an adult, when you're not used to it. Ideally, you'd have a single story abode, with easy to use fixtures and fitting. But we don't live in an ideal world, and sometimes this means, working some adaptations into your home.


Growing Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

Herbs can easily be grown indoors as long as you kick off on the right foot. The key to creating a successful indoor herb garden is understanding each of the plants requirements and what they need. 

The ideal setting for an indoor herb garden is the kitchen, where you can snip fresh herbs and use them in dishes with ease. That's why you can grow herbs indoors where ever you live - whether that's in a house or flat, as long as you have a sunny room, you can get growing.


Be The Mummy With The Money With These Flexible Work Ideas

Looking for a little extra money to help with the budget at home? Or perhaps you’re trying to get your career kicked off even while your kids are still young? Whatever the case, moms are back in the workforce, big time, thanks to flexible working arrangements. Here are a few ideas on how you, too, can get a slice of that pie.


National Geographic Break Open 2 Geodes Kit Review

My sons love STEM toys, especially T who is 9 and loves to explore the world around him. The new STEM educational kits from Bandai are a great way to teach children about fascinating subjects with exciting experiments from their The National Geographic range. There's so much out there for children to discover and learn about.

And that's why, I am happy to announce that we've been chosen as Bandai STEM Ambassadors and for the next few months to show off this amazing range. This, our second month, I'll be talking about the National Geographic Break Open 2 Geodes Kit.


The Different Ways You Can Use Coconut Plus Giveaway

When it comes to coconut, most people just think of that hard brown fuzzy fruit (or seed or nut) which is hard to get into, and when you do, you lose most of the liquid inside due to having to break it open. But coconut is much more than that.

Nowadays, we can use it for anything and everything. From health and beauty to food and drink. Every part of the coconut can be used for something or other. I've talked about the CM La Vie beauty balm from Coconut Merchant before, about how this cruelty-free, cold pressed pot of loveliness has extremely hydrating properties and can be used for the skin, hair, deodorant, and even as a make-up remover.


My Wedding Guest Outfit & Accessories

Burgundy dress with black and rose gold accessories

We all have to walk a fine line when it comes to deciding what to wear to a wedding. You want to look striking, but still appropriate. You want to be remembered for the right reasons, without trying to upstage the bride. There are some basic ground rules worth thinking about before rushing to the big day - a few dressing dos and don'ts so that you can be the best dressed guest, with zero wardrobe stresses.

So whether you have a city wedding to attend, a religious ceremony to consider carefully or you just don't want to have a miffed bride on your hands, it's best to follow a few steps, to make sure you've got the best outfit for the situational wedding you're attending.


How To Set Up Your Dining Room Like An Interior Designer

The interior design embodies the concept of enhancing the interiors of your living space to assimilate into it aesthetically pleasing and functional decor that best suits your personality. While most of us aren’t interior designers, who are specially trained for this, it is very possible for you to do this on your own if you keep a few key points in mind. This includes playing around with various combinations of lighting, colours and materials until one is satisfied with the feel of the room. This is even more applicable to the place where you and your family wines and dines. Dining rooms are responsible for contributing a whole lot to the look of a home, and if you would like to set it up like an interior designer would read these invaluable insights on how to decorate your dining room.

What are the latest and most fashionable doors?

Generally, there are two categories of doors. Internal and external. Internal doors refer to doors that are installed inside a house, like doors leading up to the bathroom, kitchen and patio. External doors are the main doors. Depending upon their function and utility, there are different materials and designs available on the market for both of them.

In case you’re doing a little spring cleaning, here are some of the fashionable doors that we are offering.


Need Some Change? Here's How to Get Through it

It can sometimes be difficult to know if this need for something new is just a passing feeling - or a sign that you really need a change in your life. We’re impulsive beings, after all, and will usually be advised to ‘sleep on it’ and not do anything rash so it makes sense to second-guess ourselves and wonder if a change really is for the best.


5 Tips for a Fun Break Away with Your Kids

A family break away will provide parents with an opportunity to develop a greater bond with their kids, which can help their son or daughter to experience many superb childhood memories.

What’s more, it will allow the whole clan to escape the monotony of everyday life and focus on having a bit of fun in a beautiful setting.

If you want to ensure your children have an unforgettable time on holiday at home or abroad, check out these five tips for a fun break away with your kids.


My Monthly Favourites - Beauty and Health

We're now well into April which has so far seen all the males in our household have a horrible stomach bug which has lasted throughout the whole school holiday. So, today I thought I'd talk about health. I'm here to share some of my favourites from the last month with you. This will be a new monthly segment of mine where I'll talk about products I've loved with a specific angle for each month.

This month I am focusing on beauty and health products. Those that are ideal for the family, the kids, and those beauty items that I am loving at the minute...


Garden Easter Egg Hunt Ideas For The Family

Easter is a fantastic time of year for a lot of reasons, but one of our favourites is the Easter egg hunts! It’s so much fun to get out into the garden, enjoy the spring weather (hopefully!) and spend some time on a treasure hunt. (Not to mention eating the reward!)

I’ve teamed up with Greensleeves, UK lawn care experts, to bring you loads of ideas for your Easter egg hunts! So you can entertain your children and celebrate Easter in your garden.

Hiding little chocolate eggs around the garden is a classic way to enjoy an Easter egg hunt, but if you’re looking for something a little different this year, check out our ideas below!

Save Money In The Bathroom! | Top Money Saving Tips

Every parent knows it’s important to save money where possible and the bathroom is a place we often forget about. I’ve teamed up with The English Shaving Company to bring you the best easy tips to save money in the bathroom.

For an added bonus, a lot of the ways you can save money will also help to improve your environmental footprint so you can be good to your purse and the planet!


Win A Blissful Spa Day For Two

We all love to be pampered but sometimes it's not affordable to do. Well, Red Letter Days have you covered with this as they have slashed the price of their Blissful Spa Day Choice for Two from £113, right down to £55. So you and a guest can enjoy a relaxing day at the spa, for a fraction of the cost. 

This perfect spa day is the opportunity for friends, or a couple, to get together for a date at one of over 80 great spa locations across the UK, including top brand names such as Bannatyne, Virgin Active, Hallmark, Mercure, Marriott or Village spa.