Sunday, 18 October 2020

Creating A Family Garden You Can Use All Year Round

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During the summer many of us spend lots of time in our gardens, soaking up the sunshine, watching the kids play and enjoy delicious barbeques. However when the colder weather creeps in our garden seems to become a little abandoned and unused which I think is a huge shame. Our gardens are a large part of our homes and whilst the sun might not always be shining, that doesn't mean you can't make the most of your garden all year round! 

There are so many ways in which we can utilise our garden spaces, offering more usable space in your home as well as making your garden space accessible all year round. Below I am sharing with you a few ways in which you can transform your garden into a space you and your family can use all year round. 

Friday, 16 October 2020

Preparing Your Home for Christmas Celebrations

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With the colder weather sweeping in and Halloween just around the corner, my mind has been turning to the C word... Christmas! I absolutely love Christmas, it is probably one of my favourite times of year. I love that magic that seems to be in the air around Christmas and it is all about good quality family time. So when Christmas comes around I love to go all out, making the house feel like it's own mini winter wonderland full of decorations, lights and festive magic. 

But there is so much more than decorating and beautiful twinkling tree's when it comes to getting the home ready for Christmas time. So today I thought I would share with you how I like to get our home ready for Christmas. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

4 Berth Caravan Holidays with Bailey of Bristol

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Caravan holidays bring back such fond memories for me. I remember most of our holidays when I was younger being in 4 berth caravans across the UK. I remember them being the best holidays ever and that feeling has stuck with me way into my adult life. I was pretty lucky when I met my husband that he had a similar experience as a child, and so we were both so excited to be able to enjoy caravan holidays with our own kids as a family of our own. 

I don't know exactly what it is about caravans, but they just scream "family holiday" to me. That cosy comfort that only a caravan seems to offer and that real sense of "being on holiday". The kids love it too and we always giggle at trying to find our caravan and seeing who can guess which one we will be in first when we go to a holiday park. We even stayed in a caravan with a hot tub once which was pretty cool! 

Monday, 12 October 2020

Creating Your Perfect Bathroom

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We’d all like to have that perfect bathroom to relax in and get away from the day’s stresses.  But for most of us, taking on a renovation project is a bit daunting.  Where do you start?  What do you need to budget for? 

Creating a beautiful bathroom needn’t be a headache, as long as you consider your options fully. Of course a bathroom renovation may seem like one of the most daunting rooms to renovate but as long as you plan ahead, think about what you want and do your research it can be a stress free renovation. 

Monday, 5 October 2020

NEW Smashers Dino Ice Age Range from ZURU!

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You may have spotted on one of my previous posts (the Rainbocorns series 3 review) that we recently became part of the ZURU Instagram League which we are super excited about. It means we get to bring you guys lots of exciting reviews of new toys as well as plenty of chances for you guys to win some of those toys too! Our review today is of the new Smashers Dino Ice Age Range from ZURU, a surprise egg with a roarsome twist! 

 ZURU’s Smashers have landed in the Ice Age! In this new series smash and discover a whole range of new prehistoric surprises through the icy and slimy depths! You will need to dig through a range of slimes and smash through eggs to find lots of prehistoric surprises, but who will you find? 

Here are some of the products in the new range - 

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Wrap Up for Winter with the Protest Fall & Winter 20/21 Collection

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Did September creep up on anyone else? It seems like only yesterday we were enjoying trips to the seaside, splashing in the sea and long summer evenings. The little heatwave we had last week was a lovely way to end summer but when I looked at my window about 7.30pm last night and was faced with darkness it was a stark reminder that Autumn/Winter is well and truly on it's way.

So with that in mind last weekend I set myself the task of going through the kids wardrobes and having a good sort out. Getting rid of the things that no longer fit, packing away all the little summer dresses (feeling sad that lockdown meant lots of their holiday clothes barely got worn!) and working out exactly what they would need for the colder weather. 

Friday, 25 September 2020

A Beginners Guide to Setting Up and Caring for a Freshwater Aquarium

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There is something very relaxing about watching a fish tank right? I don't know if it's the water or the beautiful movements of the fish gracefully swimming around but I could sit and watch them for hours! I remember my parents having a fish tank when I was growing up and it was always so calming to watch, so I was super excited when we decided as a family to get one for our own home! 

Since we are complete novices when it comes to setting up and owning a freshwater aquarium we were super excited to be able to join up with API Fishcare to learn the in's and out's of keeping and caring for fish. We took part in an amazing virtual live event with fish expert Gary for Mars Fishcare and hopefully with all the information we learnt we can bring you this handy guide to help you do the same too.