Seasonal


How to Save Money on Heating Costs this winter 1

You should never have to choose whether to heat your home or eat and I hope this post will help you save money on your heating costs. The newspapers have reported recently that 80% of families are planning on rationing their heating this year, with the majority limiting their household heating to one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening and some people totally just going without. There are also local firms setting up warm banks. So many people are worried that they are not going to be able to pay their heating bills.


Free Summer Holiday Planner 1

Free Summer Holiday Planner is a paid collaborative post with Very designed to showcase their range of printers. Summer holidays, you either love them or hate them. Over the years I have veered from one camp to the other and the longer my children have spent in school the more I have come to love the time off over summer. However, I have one child that loves school routine and that is where the summer holiday planner came from.


Getting prepared for Winter Driving - Winter Car Checklist

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 »


Fall/Autumn Activities, Crafts and Food Roundup

This Fall/Autumn Activities, Crafts and Food Roundup is a showcase for all my favourite Autumn things to do with kids and as a family. One of the things I love best about where I live is the distinct change in seasons and being able to celebrate what those seasons bring and mean. Autumn here is a riot of colours, smells and feelings. Woodsmoke from fires and bonfires leaves as beautiful as flowers and crisp apples ripe for cooking and eating.


Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins

I have asked my friend Mel from Sugar Bowl Crafts to share with us how to make her easy DIY fabric pumpkins. Seasonal decorating is becoming more and more popular in the UK and this simple craft activity of stuffed fabric pumpkins is a fun Autumn craft. What I love about this is that you can adapt the colours to coordinate with your home and they are super simple and fun to make.


Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour square

Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour 8

I don’t know about you, but the darker nights are perfect for curling up with a good book and these free printable autumn bookmarks to colour (or fall bookmarks to colour if you are from across the pond) are just perfect.  They would make the perfect addition to any book you might gift too.


Memory Stones – An alternative to Scrapbooks 19

We wote the event and date on one side and then they boys drew an image to represent the time on the other. This is Maxi’s airplane. We used Glotto Metallic Pens, which we received from YellowMoon. They are brilliant on the stones and really stand out. We are keeping our stones in a kilner jar, one for each of the boys and I hope to have two full jars at the end of the holidays, so I can varnish them and place them in the garden.


Free Things to do in the Summer Holidays with Kids 2

These Free Summer Holiday Activities are perfect for helping your budget stretch over the summer and also show that you can have lots of fun without splashing out all the cash. Summer holidays can be expensive for parents and carers and it can be hard to say no to things that the kids want or want to do, but I have some great free things to do in the summer holidays with kids and tips to make your money go further.


Free Printable Mother’s Day Coupon Book 1

There is nothing better for Mother’s Day than a gift from the heart and as a Mum, this free printable mother’s day coupon book is my idea of heaven in a coupon. Mother’s Day has always been the day that my children take charge of the gift-giving and I would take an item of this coupon that a physical gift any day.


Free Summer Bucket List Template

Create a memorable and fun summer with your children using our free summer bucket list template. This Summer bucket list has been so popular we created a second one with activities for you and also a blank one for your family to create your personalised summer bucket list.