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Five Under £5 – Christmas Stocking Gifts For Boys

Christmas stocking gifts for boys can be tricky.  Keeping to a budget but not being filled with tat can be difficult.  Here’s a few ideas that won’t break the bank, but hopefully the boys will love. Unfortunately buying the gifts isn’t the hardest bit.  Getting the stocking in the room is! The big one is […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Christmas Stocking Gifts For Her

I love Christmas, but one of my bug bears is gift guides for stocking fillers.  Why? Because most of them feature gifts that are; a) Too big to fit in a stocking b) Cost a small fortune In my mind stocking fillers have always been small gifts, that each cost less than £5.  So perfect […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 10 – Beef Madras Recipe

A fantastic beef madras recipe for you this week.  One that is so delicious it feels like you are being naughty by eating it.  Warning though, this one is not for the feint hearted.  It is hot!           [yumprint-recipe id=’3′]  Loving Me is a weekly weight loss series following the LighterLife […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – November

Hello.  Welcome to another Five Under £5.  October seemed to fly past in a blur of birthdays and weddings.  There was only one of each but that’s more than I can handle in a month!   The big one turned 7 and had a bowling party with a few friends, and the following weekend the […] Read more…

Blog Love – Four Princesses & The Cheese

  I first read Kristin’s blog  Four Princesses & The Cheese when she linked up to my Friday Frolics linky.  She had me hooked from the get go.   Kristin is a mum to four girls and lives in the USA. Her blog details the highs and lows of parenting and is absolutely hilarious.  I love […] Read more…

Loving Me: Part 5 – Beef & Macaroni Bake Recipe

This week on Loving Me I thought I would change things up a bit.  There’s been some very raw and emotional posts, there’s been a bit of light relief, and this week I am going practical with a healthy recipe that the whole family will enjoy. I love Italian food.  You cannot go wrong with […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – October

I can’t quite believe it’s October.  In a few weeks I am going to be the mother of a 7 year old!  Not to mention the clocks going back.  Although I am looking forward to some festive five under £5’s.  Until then, here’s what I’ve picked up this month…     It’s quite a varied […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – September – A Party Bag Special

So it’s the big one’s birthday next month.  He is turning 7 which I am in complete denial about.  In an effort to be prepared and save money I have been picking up some bargains for party bags, hence the theme for this months five under £5.     So first the party bags themselves. […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – August

I have been loving the summer sales.  I have actually started Christmas shopping!  This is not a bid to be super organised but a bid to save money come December. These are some of the things I have picked up for under £5 this month in my Five Under £5     The Cath Kidston pencils […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – July

I love shopping for knick-knacks and things for the home, Since I started joining in with the five under £5 feature I’ve found so many great things that don’t break the bank.  In fact If I see something I like that costs more then £5, I try to seek a cheaper alternative.  My husband will […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – June

    It’s time for another five under £5.  Little bargains that have made me smile and brought me a little piece of summer. I have just discovered these Caribbean Twist cocktails in Sainsburys.  It’s £2.50 for the bottle which contains about 2 and a half glasses.  So far the strawberry daiquiri is my favourite. […] Read more…

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Mummy in a Maxi

Why a maxi dress is your summer essential. So it looks as though Summer is starting to make an appearance.  Time to put away my beloved winter boots and enjoy a spot of retail therapy for some new Summer clothes. Personally I am a big fan of a maxi dress for summer.  What’s not to […] Read more…

5 Under £5 – May

  I am loving my 5 under £5 finds this month.  They are quite colour coordinated too!       The sunglasses were inspired by The Hearty Life’s 5 under £5 post last month.  I’ve been after some new sunnies and I love a pair of aviators.  Everyone looks cool in aviators right?  In fact even […] Read more…

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Bedroom Makeover

  I’m not really one of those glossy blogs with stunning inspirational photos about home design. But seeing as our bedroom re-fresh involved a lot of blood (stubbed toes), sweat (shifting furniture), and tears (bloody fleur-de-lis), I thought I would share a few pictures of the finished result.  You can read about the fleur-de-lis here. […] Read more…

5 Under £5 – April

  What I’ve bought this month that’s more exciting than milk, bread and Star Wars Force Attax cards.         Caroline Gardner Note Books I loved these cute little notebooks.  They are pocket sized and perfect for lists and ideas.   John Lewis £4.95   Glass Jar An impulse purchase, but too pretty […] Read more…

Slow Cooker Jambalya

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

I love cooking with herbs and spices, and both the husband and I enjoy spicy food.  When Schwartz contacted me and asked me to feature a recipe using their oregano herb, I knew exactly which recipe I would choose. During the week we don’t do family dinners.  The husband gets in from work just in […] Read more…

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5 Under £5 – March

    I got some great bargains for my 5 things under £5 this month.  Who doesn’t love a good bargain.   So here is my 5 under £5, otherwise known as, things I really like that I didn’t have to sell one of my children to be able to afford…     Love Goodies […] Read more…

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5 Under £5 – February

  I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here and doing a lifestyle post.  I don’t normally do them because quite frankly everyone else always seems so much more stylish than me!  Any attempts I make to be Pintrest prefect normally go very horribly wrong.  Seriously, you should see the look on the husbands face […] Read more…

A Christmas Gift Guide With Ethics

It’s that time of year when lists seem to take on a life of their own.  If you are stuck for ideas for what to buy the small people, or are looking for something a bit different then check out this gift guide for Skin & Bliss.   Skin & Bliss have a range of […] Read more…

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