How To Protect Your Hair In Summer

Between the sun, sea and sand, our hair in the summer gets a pretty rough deal and can be left feeling dry, limp and really brittle. So before you think of trying to pop to the beach with loose beach waves, be sure to read my summer hair care tips to make sure you're protecting your hair from the elements.


Slow Cooker Beef Curry Recipe

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get a little bored of eating chicken all the time. Chicken curry, wraps, burgers, and I guess we all get stuck in the rut of thinking chicken is the best meat to cook with. But beef is also such a versatile meat, and my slow cooker beef curry is the perfect way to warm up on a cold evening. Or simple to do if you don't fancy cooking all too much. Just a quick browning, and bung it in the slow cooker for hours.


How To Look After Children's Teeth

The importance of children's teeth cannot be understated, and I think a lot of parents don't understand the importance until too late. Establishing a good oral health routine sooner rather than later is a great way to teach children good habits and is a huge benefit for their general health and well-being also.

There are many ways in which you can look after your children's teeth - it's easier than you might think too. It's just a case of starting early and persisting. Here are a couple of ways to help look after your children's teeth.


Finding A Good Quality Wine Is Easy With Independent Wines

You know what it's like, you pop to the supermarket to buy a bottle of wine, and then you get to the alcohol isle to be met with rows of generic branded wine, and don't have a clue which are meant to be any good, or which you should be getting to pair with your meal. 

Enter, Independent Wine which is an online store, who bring exceptional wine to the forefront for those of us who want that top notch wine but don't have the time to search for it. Their online range is made up of a hand-picked selection of some UK exclusive and award winning wines, all of outstanding quality.


A Guide To Cleaning For First Time Parents

You've got the plan. You're ploughing through pregnancy, and will soon be going through labour and then the delivery, and then be ready to go home and for family life to really begin. Once you're home though, you might feel like you have no idea what you're doing. 

Once you become a parent, the mess is never-ending, and that's why us parents need those tips from adults who have already done this parenting lark, to give us some cleaning tips for first time parents on how to keep the house going, when you've got a whole new person in your home, taking up every minute you have available.


4 home improvements you might overlook

As the sun blisters the pavement and temperatures soar to thermostat-busting heights, this might seem like the perfect opportunity to laze in the garden and work up a tan. But the sun won’t last for long and, when Britain’s usual weather resumes, you’ll be trapped in your piddling house before you know it.

That’s why this is the ideal time to pick up your tools and start some much-needed home beautification.

The rest of this blog will dedicate itself to pointing out a few nooks and crannies in your house that might need improving, those aspects of your home that seemed destined to go untouched by your DIY-eye.

How to find time to workout when you have a baby?

Having a baby is one of the most challenging and gruelling periods of your life. You are suddenly left in-charge of this tiny little human who you now must provide for, whilst feeling like you’ve just been hit by a bus. And, don’t even get me started on the hormones!

Exercise may be the last thing on your mind, but safely and carefully reintroducing a workout regime, once you feel ready to of-course, will not only help you to lose any baby weight you might have gained, but can also help with your mental health and wellbeing.

Struggling to understand how on earth you’re going to be able to workout at home with a baby? Read on for some of our top tips!


Rats! - are there more, or are we just noticing them because of lockdown

There have been a number of news paper claims that we are seeing a rat population explosion in the UK since lockdown. But is this true and should we be worried for our families, our pets and ourselves?

In the News 
We all know the newspapers love to make a small story into a big one and anything that isn’t directly about Covid-19 is always going to get some space at the moment but is there any truth behind it? The claims are fairly simple, they are suggesting the during lockdown rat and mice numbers are on the rise. This is because of a much higher number of sightings and pest control companies reporting a higher number of call outs.


Win a 4 Seater Rattan Effect Garden Furniture Set

I'm sure we all know just how hard it has been to be stuck at home at the moment. It's been over 12 week now, has lockdown, where we've needed to stay home as much as possible, and just go out to get the essentials, or for exercise. It's a total difference to last year where we were in Spain, enjoying the hot weather, and now we're spending long periods at home.

So how about I help to make staying at home, a little better? Well today I have an amazing giveaway launching with a whole host of other UK bloggers to give away an amazing prize. Yes, if you look at the entry method below, there are a lot of ways you can enter, 205 ways to be exact, but if you were one of those who manage to go through the whole list, that gives you a bigger chance of winning. 

Some UK bloggers have teamed up to offer you a fantastic giveaway for this summer, organised by Emma Drew. Keep reading to see who is involved and how to enter.


Gifts For Father's Day 2020

So, I'm sure we all know that Father's Day is coming up later this month, and I get that everything might be a little messed up at the moment with lockdown, but some things need to keep going, to help us have some normality in our lives. 

Father's Day is a day that is best spent with your daddy-dearest, but for some, at the moment, that isn't an option, so getting them a gift that is great for them, is a great way to tell him that you're thinking of him. So, here is my 2020 gift guide for Father's Day...


Choosing The Right Backdrop For Photos

When it comes to taking photographs, it isn't just all about the subject matter - the background is just an important and can make or break your photos. There are so many different types of backgrounds and then more and more choices once you start making decisions on type such as size, texture and colour, and it can be overwhelming, especially when you think about how you actually want your photo to look,and the aesthetics you are going for.

Take this bake, for example, I've used 3 different backgrounds throughout this post, and all give another dimension to the item being photographed. The grey gives a plain base and makes the subject stand out, the black marble gives moodiness to the design, and the red makes aspects of the photo pop with colour. 


Hairstyle Options For Men With Thinning Hair

For many men, losing their hair can be a traumatic time, and cause a lot of upset. But some 85% of men will experience major hair thinning by the time they're 50, and then there are men who have naturally fine hair and really struggle with styling. I know my husband really hated how his hair look when it first started thinning. 

Fortunately, there are plenty of men's hairstyles and Men Hair Loss Solutions for thin, and balding hair. It's simply a matter of getting the best haircut and then styling your hair to avoid bringing any attention to your hair loss.


Jazz Apple Cake Recipe


Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum has been lucky to have been featured in this new recipe book from Jazz Apples that has launched today. This recipe book features my recipe and those of 9 other bloggers all incorporating Jazz apples into their favourite bakes and makes. The recipe book is free to download here if you want to give some of the recipes a try as I'm sure I'll be giving some of the others a go too.


5 Great Ways To Unite And Stay Connected During The Coronavirus Lockdown

The outbreak of the coronavirus has taken the world by storm and changed daily life for almost everyone. The shakeup to our normal routines could never have been pre-empted and as a result many of us are striving to find things to do to occupy ourselves within our 4 walls. For some people however, the lack of entertainment isn’t the only downside of being stuck at home. During this period a lot of people will feel disconnected from their friends and family and this has a seriously damaging effect on their mental health. It’s extremely important to check in on friends and family to maintain a strong social bond so a great way to do this is by sending thoughtful gifts, so we have put together a list of 5 thoughtful gifts to get us through lockdown and back together.

Win a £20 Amazon Voucher

Every few months I like to give away an Amazon voucher and I find that it's a great way to thank you, my readers, for sticking by me for all these years, and it gives you guys a nice little treat for the one that wins. I also opt for an Amazon voucher as then the choices are endless when it comes to what to purchase with it.

You could go for a treat for your kids, saving for something bigger, or even just some chocolates in the Pantry area. I mean, I've been running these every few months for the past year and the winners have bought some lovely things. One emailed to say she had bought her little one some books, where another emailed with a gorgeous photo of a crib she had put it towards getting.


Lockdown Style Doesn't Need To Be Boring

I think we all felt the same at the beginning of lockdown. A chance to stay at home, as we'd been told to by the government, and sit in our pyjamas all day whilst snacking and trying our best to work from home. But as someone who worked from home before lockdown, I can tell you that this doesn't work for too long. 

Staying at home might sound like a blessing, but not making an effort for that long can cause us to be impaired mentally. Staying in your pyjamas gives you that excuse not to go out, not to need to do anything, and can mean you end up feeling rubbish.


Types of Business Fraud: is Coronavirus Causing a Change in Targeted Acts?

Fraud happens all the time, and there are many different types in business. To find out what these are, and how the Coronavirus is exacerbating it all, read on…

Fraudulent acts are not a new thing. Ranging from doorstep mischief, to phishing emails and text messages, all the way to money laundering, there are hundreds of ways fraud can emerge.


Natural vinyl flooring for your home

More and more people are renovating their homes to achieve natural or urban design. These people are making a very wise decision for so many reasons. Vinyl flooring has replaced the real thing because it can guarantee long lasting results with minimal maintenance. Here are some more of the benefits…


5 Benefits Of Solid Wood Flooring

I've wrote about our home many times, talking about how some of the rooms in our home haven't been changed much since we moved in 10 years ago, and home improvement ideas. Renovating a home takes time, and although some rooms, such as the kitchen and bathrooms, might take longer, there are rooms that can be changed up with just some little added touches.

One past of the room that stands out the most though, and does need quite a lot of thought about it, is the flooring. Flooring can make or break a room, from looking too much with overused patterns, to wearing easily and looking damaged. But there's no getting away from the fact that solid wood flooring looks great and can be used all round the home. It is currently one of the most sought after flooring options and I can see why.


Double Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Another day means we've tried another recipe, and today has been the chance to make these most scrumptious double chocolate muffins. The beauty of this muffin recipe is that the chocolate pieces are slightly hidden so each bite reveals a delightful surprise that tickles the taste buds. 

Now, this recipe is open to a bit of change up depending on what chocolate you prefer. I don't really like cooking chocolate so opt to use the regular stuff. In fact, I'm not even a dark chocolate lover, and neither are the kids, so I personally think a darker milk works quite well. In this recipe is use Galaxy Darker Milk, but you can use any you like - whether you prefer dark, milk or white, you can try any.


3 Essential Tasks to Undertake During Lockdown

As millions of people get used to living in lockdown, now is a great time to tackle tasks you’ve been putting off. While there is plenty of at-home entertainment to enjoy while restrictions remain in place, undertaking essential tasks can help to keep your mind active and give you a sense of satisfaction.

To ensure you’re using your time efficiently while you’re at home, tackle these three essential tasks today.


Bakewell Tart Recipe

If you haven't tried a proper Bakewell tart before, then you're in for a treat. This almond tart is a classic British dessert and a homemade one tastes totally different to a shop bought one. Made with a buttery pastry case, a thick layer of raspberry jam and then topped with a soft frangipane, before throwing over some sliced almonds to give a crunch at the top.

Bakewell tart is a moist textured dessert due to the frangipane filling which made with ground almonds. It can be quite hard to bake as, unlike regular cake filling, the frangipane filling will be soft and have a damp texture, more like set custard, so you can't do the skewer test to see if cooked.


4 Mood-Boosting Activities to do During Lockdown

Black 'Shoot Your Shot' Slogan Print Crew Neck T-Shirt

It's been a tremendously challenging time at the moment  as people struggle with the realities and fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. People are not just struggling to stay safe, it;s also been a struggle to stay sane whilst stuck at home in lockdown for the next however long. 

Thousands took to social media on chat about the ways they are staying sane during this pandemic and that does seem like a good way to get some ideas about what you can do to keep yourself busy during this time. 

Music, journaling, and spending time with your pets are all science-backed ways to boost mental health during stressful times. Expressing your artistic self has profound positive impacts on your mental health too, so it's always good to try and give yourself a varied amount of stuff to do.


4 Ways To Get Your Daily Exercise

At the moment, getting out to do any form of exercise has been near on impossible. I mean, it's not like we can just pop off to the gym for a cheeky leg-day, or meet up with a personal trainer to be put through our paces. 

Exercise isn't always a way to keep fit - t can be so good for mental wellbeing, as much as fitness. And especially in these times where we're limited to out home for 24 hours a day, getting that bit of exercise can just give your brain something to focus on.

This means I've been thinking of ways to exercise, without breaking any Government conditions. And actually, there are a few ways to exercise, whilst following guidelines, and getting some much needed time out of the house. I write about our adventures quite a lot, but lately it's hard to do this, when there's no new places to visit.


Gooey Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Another day of lockdown and another recipe up on my blog. Today I've gone for something chocolatey as to be honest, who doesn't need a bit of chocolate at the moment, and these brownies are a great way to keep yourself occupied whilst stuck at home, and a treat to eat afterwards.

I've been trying out a few new recipes at the moment and one of our favourites is my gooey chocolate brownies which are squidgy in the middle with just the right amount of crunch on the edges. A wide variety of discount baking bookings are available at The Works if you want a range of bakes to try out.

If you give it a try do let me know as I'd love to hear how yours came out, or if you added any extra bits in.


9 Ways To Look After Your Hair

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

If you’re looking for ways to look after your hair but you’re unsure where to begin then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re thinking of starting a new hair care routine or you have noticed your hair is becoming more and more damaged, it’s important you’re doing all that you can to keep your hair looking strong and healthy. Whilst it may be overwhelming at first, there are lots of tips and tricks you can pick up to ensure you’re doing exactly that. From minimising the amount of heat you’re using to ditching the parabens, the more you’re doing to look after your hair the better. With that in mind, here are 9 ways to look after your hair:


Easy Peasy Rock Cakes Recipe

With the current climate, the kids being at home and having to teach them more things myself, we seem to have found ourselves baking a lot more. Not only is baking a great way to give children a treat, but it shows them how to measure, prepare and bake everything themselves. Giving them that sense of achievement when they see their creations come out of the oven. 

If you're looking for something to make with your children at the moment, then these rock cakes are an ideal starting point. They are so easy to make that T does them all on his own (apart from putting them in and out of the oven) so they are a really bake for children to learn. And they're super tasty too...


Peel Procedures to Improve You Skin

You might think having an at-home skincare routine is the key to maintaining permanently healthy skin. However, that is not necessarily true. Caring for your skin on your own is always important no matter what, but sometimes you need a little extra help to get your healthy glow back. A clinical peel procedure could provide exactly the boost you need to improve your skin. However, there are lots of different peels to pick from. Before signing up for any of them, you need to understand the benefits peels provide and what to expect from them.


Using Animals In Education At Home

The early years learning stage is an important time in a child's development, and at the moment, most children are missing out on what they would usually learn at school and nursery as they're isolating at home. But this stage is a great time to introduce topics about animals, and use them as a way to educate children in a lot of aspects of education. 

Games for Educational Purposes
You could play the mini game 'Can you guess the pixelated animal? to help keep little entertained, and teach them about endangered animals. With many parents now trying to come up with ways to keep the kids entertained, this is a great way to keep children's brains active, their eyesight interacting with their brains, and keeping them learning whilst they're not at school with the facts they also give. 

Counting Animals
Maths in early years can be hard to get right, but using animals as a way to get children counting, and adding and subtracting, is an ideal way to utilise them. Counting how many of the same animal are on a sheet, adding them together, and taking them away. I think using a subject as numbers can make it more interactive and want children to join in more. 

The Correct Usage Of Colour
Twinkl have a whole range of animal early years resources and can really benefit children. Colouring sheets are a great way to get children to practise colouring in the lines, looking up animals and making sure they're using the right colours, and even going for and abstract and changing up the colours to create their own design. 

In Stories
Books are a great way to get children's imaginations going, and there are plenty out there that have animals as their main characters. Let your child look for a book that is about their favourite animal, and then they can practise reading it, sounding out the trickier words, and learning new words too. 

Drawing Animals
You can ask your children to look at their favourite animals and think about what shapes makes up their outline - triangles for cat ears, an oval for their face etc. And then get them drawing up their chosen animal using only shapes, to see how they can improvise with shapes to create their animal. 


Pecorino Chicken Goujons with Pasta

With everything that is happening at the moment, I seem to have found my love for cooking again. I've been trying new meals every day that we've been stuck at home, and my pecorino chicken goujons are a firm favourite with adults and children alike. 

I adore Italian food and so always opt for making recipes based around Italian flavours, and one of my absolute loves is pecorino cheese. This sharp and salty flavour is ideal for grating over pasta dishes, and can be combined into any recipe to give a salty edge.


Lockdown Giveaway - Win a £20 Amazon Voucher

Every few months I like to give away an Amazon voucher. It's a great way to thank you, my readers, for sticking by me for all these years, and it gives you guys a nice little treat for the one that wins. I also opt for an Amazon voucher as then the choices are endless when it comes to what to purchase with it.

You could go for a treat for your kids, saving for something bigger, or even just some chocolates in the Pantry area. I mean, I've been running these every few months for the past year and the winners have bought some lovely things. One emailed to say she had bought her little one some books, where another emailed with a gorgeous photo of a crib she had put it towards getting.


Finding The Right Childcare Is Easier Than Ever

Having children is hard work, and finding the right childcare for them can be even harder, especially when you don't know what to look out for. I mean, there are so many options, and ones that work for others might not work for you. 

I guess I am lucky in this instance as I currently work from home, although parenting and working at the same time is a task and half. But I've being looking at job prospects out of the home, and have recently been offered an office based role for an amazing company, and I've been weighing up the pros and cons of this, as well as working out how we'd manage childcare.


4 Ways To Monetise Your Blog

When you're just starting out with your blog, it can seem like one of the most hard and frustrating tasks, to try and work out how to monetise. With so much information to digest right at the start, I can understand why so many people give it up before they've even given it a chance. 

And I get it, people want their words to be seen and shared, and they want to be an 'influencer'. They want to gain the respect of the people and boost their authority in their niche. However, blogging really isn't quite as simple as it seems. Not only is it difficult to drive traffic to a blog, but it's also hard to monetise the traffic that you do receive. 

The problem I've found the most, when it comes to new and upcoming bloggers is that most people ignore the basics of online marketing and then find it excruciatingly difficult to earn anything. But if you go about it the right way, you'll certainly profit in the long run. 

So, here are my 4 ways to monetise your blog...


Have We Become An Impatient Nation?

You're in a hurry, aren't you? I'd actually better get this article started quickly as apparently, 18% of you never read to the end of articles, which coincidentally is usually the best part of mine as that's where I put my hints, tips, and any discount codes I have found. 

With what's happening in the World at the moment, it seems that being impatient has really come out at the forefront and is really starting to show how we are, as a nation. People getting up early to be the first in the supermarket and first to get their loo roll and other essentials, not bothered about other people who will go without.

CBD Beauty - The Next Wellness Frontier

You’ve probably heard of the phrase CBD by now, it’s fast becoming ubiquitous in society. 

As a whole, the CBD industry is growing at a rapid pace; from oils to edibles, the compound is everywhere you look lately.


How to Clean a Long Pile Carpet?

The long pile carpets in the interior look just fine. However, such products need proper carpet cleaning services and regular care. For example, you need to order a professional carpet cleaning at home 1-2 times a year, which will help you to get rid not only of spots, but also of dust mites, and mold fungi. If for some reason you cannot order a professional carpet steam cleaning service, then you will need tips on how to clean the carpet with a long pile, using simple, safe and proven methods.

Need Car Finance, But Have Bad Credit?

The age-old problem with money is having enough and having to borrow when things get tricky. If you are hoping to purchase a new car but will need finance to do so, and you know you have a bad credit rating you might feel stuck entirely, but there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of being accepted for a loan.


So You Want To Build Your Own Home?

Many of us dream of building our own home. I mean, can you imagine having a kitchen which is the right size for you, all good sized bedrooms, and storage a-plenty, which normal houses don't usually have. Whether you're planning a 'grand design' or simply want something unique to call your own, increasing numbers of people are turning to self-build to create their dream home.

Taking on a house building project is a big task that will take months, or possibly years, to complete and no matter how simple your plans, it can be an expensive and stressful undertaking, so it's not something that should ever be entered into lightly.

Here are a few tips for when it comes to building your own home.

Why Every Man Needs a Man Cave

Sorry ladies, but today's post is devoted just to men and a space for them. Whilst both sexes need a place to escape, the popular invention of the man cave has blown away its competition - Think the sewing room, home libraries and craft rooms that most women want in their homes, the man cave is the equivalent, well, for men. 

Men, if you are having trouble convincing your wife, or partner, that you should have a man cave, then read along, to see my reasons why every man should have their own space to call their own.

So You Want To Go To University? My Tips For A Stress Free Time

They say your uni years are the best years of your life, and they certainly can be. But I'd argue that being a poor, knackered, perpetually hungover student can come with its challenges though. Going to uni doesn't just mean signing up to somewhere and turning up on the first day of the year. There are a lot of other things to think about. 

Which university is best for you, facilities on site, residency, where you'll live if you're not near to home - all good things to think about before you actually apply. Most universities have a website, so it's best to start off there, like https://allsaintsuniversity.org where you could also get some great tips about student life and beyond. 

So, these are my top tips for surviving your time at university...


5 Magical Things to Do in Seville with Kids

Ingenuity arises because instead of telling them about oranges and how they are grown, you decide to go to the source and let them see for themselves, well that will take a few hours to arrive and only moments to see the orchards, Seville has a lot more to offer than an abundance of orange trees. So, book your tickets, throw away that guide book and get on the plane, make sure the kids get on too and then read these tips of 5 of the most magical things you can do with your kids in Seville.

How To Stay Safe When Dating Online

With a plethora of sites devoted to dating, the Internet is ripe for romance, but it's also prone to and rip-offs too. How do you avoid your heart and your wallet being scammed?  Start by taking these precautions.


Trying Some Trouser Styles from Femme Luxe


I've been shopping at Femme Luxe since last year and I've found their site ideal for going out clothing, as well as chill out bits too. They have a whole range of stylish fashionable pieces with a mix of day wear and casual looks to give a whole range of outfit options. 

Now that Spring is around the corner, I wanted to update my wardrobe with some new trousers that were not only ideal to wear in different styles, but were also thinner material than usual, so perfect for the dryer weather we should be getting anytime soon.


My Love Of Mix & Match Swimwear


Chances are, you have that one bikini top and a bikini bottom that you adore, and always want to wear when on your holidays. The top that provides the coverage with no nip slips but still gives a good cleavage and fit. And a bottom that sits in the right place, holds well and is the right cut for you. 

If you have been lucky enough to find these two pieces then you're probably also out of luck. That's because, if you're like most women, your favourite swimsuit separates probably don't match. And that's a problem... until now that is.


Flexible Working Can Be Beneficial For Business Success


With International Women's Day hitting tomorrow, I think it's important to start talking about topics that are issues for women, and flexible working seems to be a big topic at the moment. We've always grown up being told that women are the matriarch of the family. They cook, they clean, they look after the children and the house, and make sure their partner is sorted. But what happens when it comes to them working too whilst still having to deal with all of that.

Flexible working always seems like a topic that people don't want to talk about. And to be fair, it is key to tackling the gender pay gap, as it usually effects women, so I understand that some men don't think it's a problem. I mean, I get it, some men are effected by it too, but let's be real, it is mostly women.

You just have to mention flexible working and people have certain ideas. Conference calls in pyjamas, lunchtime sitting on the sofa, maybe a desk in the back garden - playing at work when really they're lounging at home. All ideal for some of us, but unfortunately, not what flexible working is about.


5 Reasons Why Benidorm Makes The Ideal Family Holiday


When you think of Benidorm you may picture fish and chip shops, noisy crowds and drunken Brits but the reality of this place really couldn’t be more different. I should know too as we've been going there the past few years, with our kids in tow. Benidorm has had some lousy press over the years but I think people are now starting to realise just how impressive this town actually is. 

Benidorm boasts hundreds of skyscrapers, luxury hotels, entertaining festivals and gorgeous golden beaches making it perfect for luxury holidays in the sun, but it also the ideal place to go if you're travelling abroad for the first time and don't quite have the budget to spend at other places.

Increasing Your Floor Space In Improve The Value Of Your Home


It would be nice to think that your home will always grow in value. Unfortunately, there are many reasons that your property may fall into negative equity and be worth less than you had paid for it. This can be a problem when it comes to selling your home and moving on when you want to use the value in your home as a way of buying a bigger or better-situated property. However, when your current home is not worth enough, this can cause big problems for your plans.

While there are factors in the value of your property that you cannot influence, such as its proximity to local amenities or main roads, it is, however, possible for you to change aspects of your home in order to increase the value.


A Guide to the Perfect Open-Plan Room for Your Family


Open-plan rooms are perfect for large families, especially if you are looking to create a large communal space for all of your family to enjoy at once. To ensure that there is something for everyone within your new room, this guide will explore some of the best possibilities to create the perfect space for your whole family.


Family friendly home improvement ideas


Whether you’re already one busy cell of a bustling family household, part of a growing family, or anticipating a few more little bodies arriving in the home over the next few years, home improvements pose a challenge. There’s the financial side of things, the longevity of such investments, and then the general wellbeing and safety of everyone involved.

And let’s face it, when we’re talking about kids, they’re not the best when it comes to taking care of themselves. At least not yet, anyway. But with a few, family-friendly home improvement ideas implemented here and there, you can safeguard against mishaps, and take good care of your home in the long run.


Creating A Boys Bedroom From Tween To Teen


Coming up with teenage boys bedroom ideas is no easy feat for a parent, especially if you're decorating when they're still a tween and want a room that can take them through the years. I mean, what one child might like when they are 11 might not be the same when they're 16.

There are no rules when it comes to decorating a teenage boys bedroom, but there are a few things that should be taken into consideration. The design, functionality and storage are a big part as this bedroom will become a private space, study area, where he can socialise with friends, so the décor needs to be flexible and multi-functional.

This means that you should try to find clever and space-saving storage solutions, carefully selected colours for the décor and you also take into consideration any personal preferences such as hobbies or likes and dislikes.


5 Ways to Have a Stress Free Holiday with Kids


Are you avoiding your summer holiday this year? Does the thought of a stress-free holiday seem like a dream? Holidays with the kids are meant to be the perfect time to get to know each other, unwind after a year of work and school, and spend some quality time together. However, more often than not, family holidays can turn into nightmares, from sunburn to screaming children (and parents).

To make your holiday as relaxing as possible, here are some holiday ideas that could rejuvenate your idea of the perfect family holiday.