27.3.20

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.

21.3.20

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...

20.3.20

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.

17.3.20

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.

15.3.20

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...

14.3.20

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.

11.3.20

Trying Some Trouser Styles from Femme Luxe

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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.

9.3.20

My Love Of Mix & Match Swimwear

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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.

7.3.20

Flexible Working Can Be Beneficial For Business Success

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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.

4.3.20

5 Reasons Why Benidorm Makes The Ideal Family Holiday

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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

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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.

3.3.20

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

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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.

2.3.20

Family friendly home improvement ideas

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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.

1.3.20

Creating A Boys Bedroom From Tween To Teen

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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.