Yearly Archives: 2021


Winter Driving Tips and Myths

Winter Driving Tips and Myths is a paid collaborative post with ATS Euromaster as part of their Winter Driving Myths Challenge but all thoughts and findings are my own.  Now is the perfect time to get your vehicle ready for the cold weather. If you don’t know we live in a pretty rural area and the husbeast travels a lot so we have learned the hard way the importance of making sure our cars are safe and reading before the temperature drops and road conditions become more dangerous.  Winter Driving Myths Before we get to the winter driving tips, it was time to do some myth busting. I admit that I have fallen more »

Getting prepared for Winter Driving - Winter Car Checklist

Family Handprint Christmas Tree Canvas 12

This beautiful keepsake Family Handprint Christmas Tree is a wonderful piece of seasonal artwork that brings so much joy each year. There is something magical about a collaborative handprint art canvas that fills me with such happiness. Better still I bring it our each holiday season and it reminds me of happy times and when my kids were young. Plus it is great having artwork using their little hands. I mean who doesn’t love Christmas Traditions?


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There is nothing nicer than receiving a handmade Christmas card, and even more so in today’s electronic age. They are a great way to get crafting with your children and fingerprint Christmas cards are a brilliant holiday craft perfect for doing with kids of all ages, plus the recipient will love to keep the holiday card as a keepsake. Happy Crafting!


7 Powerful Tips for Starting a Fitness Blog

During the past few years, many fitness clubs and gyms have been closed because of the pandemic. And even now, when we are returning to our regular lives, not all people rush to fitness centers that are filled with potential viruses. Instead, they choose at-home exercises with online trainers. It is estimated that the virtual fitness market is going to hit $56 billion by 2027, so if you are into sports and want to share the knowledge, the time has come! In this article, we discuss how to start a fitness blog and make it a real success.


Perfect Gifts for Crafters 2

But what do you buy for a crafter? What could they possibly want? You don’t want to replicate what they already have. So I am going to share with you my tips and tricks on how to choose the perfect gifts for crafters for 2021. These gifts for crafty people are perfect for inspiring your maker friends—or grabbing for yourself! I adore crafting and I am not alone, so many more people realise that hobbies and crafts are key to a happy healthy lifestyle.


Christmas Gift Guide Roundup 2022

I love giving a good gift. I am not one for quantity over quality and would prefer to give a gift that the recipient would really want. This year I have produced a number of Christmas gift guides, so I thought it would make sense to round them up in one place and update it for 2022.


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Perfect Gifts for Grandparents and In-Laws has been updated for 2021. I always want to get the perfect gifts for the boys’ grandparents. One of the hardest people to buy for is the in-laws who are now the boys’ Grandparents, well they are in my opinion and even though I have been married over 25 years I still have difficulties in choosing what to gift them. I want it to be meaningful and tailored towards their likes.


Make your Own Homemade Christmas Crackers

I am a big fan of Christmas Crackers, I love the excitement and anticipation of pulling a cracker at Christmas. So why not make Christmas Day go with a bang by making your own Homemade Christmas crackers. They are a super simple craft, easy to make and you can add your own unique gifts, jokes and party hats in order to personalise your Christmas Day. I know it is super easy it is to pick up a ready-made box from any supermarket, however, in order to get gifts that my family will use and not just tat they are often expensive and really wasteful. I love how making crackers I know more »


How to dry orange slices. Dry orange slices in your home oven. A perfect activity for the festive season.

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I have always loved the look of dried orange slices and there are always loads at the Christmas markets, so I wanted to try making some myself. Making dried orange slices is so much easier than I thought it would be, it just takes a little time and they are really inexpensive too. Oh, and another plus is they make the house smell amazing when you bake them.


Pulled Pork Leftover Recipes and Instant Pot Perfect Pulled Pork 3

Pulled Pork Leftover Recipes and Instant Pot Perfect Pulled Pork is a paid collaborative post with BritMums and Love Pork as part of their Perfect Pulled Pork campaign. Make sure you are signed up to the Love Pork mailing list for more recipe inspiration, competitions and cooking tips. Sign up now! https://bit.ly/3hdHhjv Pulled pork is a really versatile meal and one that always goes down well in my house with hungry boys. It is one of those meals that the leftovers can be better than the first meal as the flavour deepens. Of course the secret is to have delicious pulled pork to start with


Perfect Pizza Dough even for Pizza Ovens 137

Perfect pizza dough – that seems like the dream doesn’t it or at least a bit of a brag, but I have been making homemade pizza weekly for the last 27 years and I stand by my pizza dough being pretty perfect. Homemade pizza was one of the first meals I made for the husbeast, yes I wooed him with my pizza making prowess. Since then I have continued to make pizza on a weekly basis and it is our Saturday night tradition.


Talking to Children About Climate Change

Talking to Children About Climate Change is a paid collaborative post with Worcester Bosch to celebrate the launch of their children’s storybook A Robot called B4. Climate change and the climate crisis is in the news a lot at the moment and is hard to avoid (not that we should as parents), however, it can be a lot for children to understand and also can feel very scary and hard to deal with for them.


Tips to help your mouth feel less dry during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, it’s not unusual to have a dry mouth. In fact, some women report feeling more thirsty or having a dry mouth from the moment they wake up until they go to bed at night. For most, this is just an annoying side effect of being pregnant and does nothing to interfere with their daily lives. But for others, it can be downright debilitating, which is why this post will give you some simple ways that may help your mouth feel less dry during pregnancy!