Ways to Boost your family’s Immune System

Germs, they seem to be everywhere this winter. I know so many people (including myself) who have been wiped out by a nasty virus or the flu and I have been determined to make sure that I do all that I can to boost my families immune system.  I am not a medical professional, however, I thought it would be good to let you know what has helped as both of my boys have escaped the dreaded germs this season.

Ways to Boost your family's Immune System

9 Steps to a Green and Happy Home

870As a parent, I often find myself thinking about the future – for myself and the husbeast, and also for Mini and Maxi. There’s so much to be wary of, both in personal health and the environment. A home is all about being a safe haven, and it’s naïve to think that small changes are unable to make a difference. So, I’ve explored different ways I can make steps towards and greener, healthier and (hopefully) happier home.


Smart Ways to Save on Utilities without swapping suppliers

I love saving money, especially on day to day stuff as it gives me a little left over to spoil the family.  One of our biggest expenditures is our gas and electric and I love finding smart ways to save on our gas and electric without swapping suppliers.  So I am working with British Gas to share with you ways that we save on our gas and electric.  

Smart Ways to Save on Utilities without swapping suppliers

Valentine craft and activities for kids

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Looking for valentine craft and activities for kids?  Well look no further I  a complete resource of them all in one place for you here.  As I do more I will make sure that they are added, so make sure you pin or bookmark this page.  I love learning, creating, making and baking seasonally and you might not celebrate valentine’s day, but love is forever eternal.


Books on the Bedside – January 2018 2

I love seeing what people are reading and getting inspiration for my next read, so this year I have decided to share a picture of the books on my bedside once a month.  I would love for you to join in and share your images on social media or blog about them using the hashtag #BooksOnTheBedside.


5 Tips for Stopping Sickness from Spreading in Your Home 

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Everything from the flu to colds and from stomach viruses to strep throat has been making the rounds this winter season. With the flu being extremely dangerous this year, as it has been for many years, people’s thoughts are turning more and more to ways to keep any type of sickness from spreading when it is brought into their homes. While most of the time kids bounce back pretty easily from any type of bug, that doesn’t stop the entire house from getting it when the child is better. Read on below for a few tips on how to stop sickness from spreading in your home.


Five easy paper craft ideas you can do with the kids 2

Children enjoy being creative, and they are happy to spend time painting, sticking and cutting coloured paper making fun craft items at home. These ideas can be done with just a few stationery pieces that are inexpensive to buy. Try some of these simple ideas next time the weather keeps you indoors:


20 Fun and Creative Clothespin Crafts Ideas

There is no need to just keep your wooden clothespins just for hanging clothes. Oh no, there are so many more uses for them than just that.  Take a look at these inspiring creative clothespin crafts ideas. There really is a clothespin craft for all ages and abilities here.


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adorably simple fingerprint heart ornaments made using baking soda clay. They are really easy and inexpensive to make and make great keepsakes or gifts.  We are using our as part of our valentines cards. How to make your own fingerprint heart ornaments


20 Relaxing DIY Bath Soaks 2

There is nothing more relaxing for me than a bath.  It is the one place I can lock the door and have some peace and these relaxing DIY bath soaks are the perfect addition to bathtime. Even better you know exactly what is in them and they are inexpensive and make the perfect homemade gifts.


DIY Etched Wooden Heart Keyrings 5

As my boys’ get older encouraging them to be creative is becoming harder and hard but they both loved making these DIY etched wooden heart keyrings perhaps it had something to do with the fact that they were using a burning tool!  I am warning you this is so addictive we now want to etch everything that is wooden! So hold on to your hats folks as this is a great craft for older kids and adults alike.

DIY Etched Wooden Heart Keyrings

Terrific Fakeaways – Ditch the Takeaways with these amazing Fakeaways

Ditch the Takeaways this with these amazing Fakeaways.  Like the next person I love a good takeaway, but my wallet and waistline doesn’t always agree with me.  So I have scoured the internet to bring you some amazing fakeaways that are simple to make, delicious to eat and wallet-friendly.  Some of these are also slimming world friendly too – so do take a look at the recipes.


Free 2018 Mandela Calendar to Colour

Why Hello 2018 – I hope you are going to be a good one.  Well to help you start the year in a great way I have this fun fab and free 2018 Mandela Calendar for you to download and colour in. Perfect for keeping you on track and I love that it has somewhere for you to personalise and colour in.


20 Easy & Beautiful Cactus-Inspired Projects 3

Just look at these beautiful and easy cactus-inspired projects. Is the cactus (or cacti) trend over yet? Is it a 2017 thing?  I hope not as I am totally loving them at the moment and think that they are here to stay. Partly as they are the only plants that I do not kill and also as there are some fabulous crafts around.


Vorwerk Kobold VK200 Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review

Vorwerk Kobold VK200 Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a collaboration with Vorwerk.  As always you can be sure that my views are my own and if you read the post you will also see that I was devastated when it had to go back.


DIY Magic Reindeer Food

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Don’t you just love this time of year?  The buildup and anticipation to Christmas Day.  I love Christmas and all the traditions we have associated with it as a family and I especially adore Christmas Eve traditions and sprinkling DIY magic reindeer food for the reindeers and their long journey.


Christmas now versus Christmas 1976 3

Christmas now versus Christmas 1976 is a paid collaboration with Admiral in conjunction with their #CostofChristmas campaign.  I took a real trip down memory lane when Admiral asked me to get involved in this campaign to compare the cost of Christmas now with the cost of Christmas from when I was 3 years old back in 1976.


Family Getaways in Wales

Imagine the scenario; you’ve planned a trip to Wales, home of roaring fires in holiday cottages and acres of stunning scenery. Travelling with you are your partner, three children and the family dog, all of which are looking for a thrilling holiday with something for everyone to explore and a good place to recharge before the next day’s adventure. What do you do? What do you do? Luckily for you, deciding to visit Wales means that you have already won half the battle, because the region is home to some remarkable contrasts, ranging from its stunning mountain ranges to miles of unspoilt natural beaches. Factor in a plethora of varied and more »


DIY Festive Clay and Cork Trees 2

If you are a long-term reader then you will know that I have a real passion for clay crafts with kids.  These DIY festive clay and cork trees are a really simple make and you do not need any special tools to make these.  In fact, all you need is a rolling pin, knife and cardboard, which makes then perfect for making with kids or for your first clay project.

DIY Festive Clay and Cork Trees

Do you know what your kids get up to online?

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Do you know what your kids get up to online? is a paid collaboration with Tots100 and McAfee. It seems that I am not alone in being my children tech this Christmas. In fact,  45% of people are planning to buy the latest gadgets for Christmas this year, putting tech at the top of Brits’ Christmas shopping lists with 22% of people say they plan to buy connected toys this festive period, a 7% increase on last year.  However, less than a third of parents (31%)  are currently speaking to their kids about what they do online.  Do you know what your kids get up to online?