Useful Stuff

9 Ways to Use Photos in Your Home

If you are a similar age to me, chances are when you grew up, the photos displayed in your home were from a family photo shoot at Olan Mills in the eighties, that come the nineties make you cringe whenever you brought friends over. With photography becoming much more accessible, the options for displaying photographs […] Read more…

9 Creative Lockdown Activities

We all know the negative impact of lockdown. And it has been hard for so many reasons. But there are positives to be found. Without having to rush here there and everywhere I have been able to tap into my creative side, which has definitely helped me when my mind has been whirring and I […] Read more…

How I changed my relationship with exercise

I’ve spent most of my adult life hating exercise. But I changed my relationship with exercise and now exercise and I are in a much better place! When I say I hated exercise, I mean I had to force myself, really force myself to do it. And it didn’t matter what I tried; Step aerobics […] Read more…

Planning Your Monthly Household Budget

It’s really important to have a good sense of your finances. Keeping on top of your monthly household budget by knowing your outgoings, and reviewing them regularly will help you to spend within your means. It can also reduce your chances of getting into debt, and increase your chances of saving money. It helps to […] Read more…

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Finding out what you are allergic to…

This post is sponsored by klarify.me who specialise in home allergy testing kits. You can test for 294 allergens with an easy at home test, that makes finding out what you are allergic to simple. I have been paid to write this post, but all experiences of allergy symptoms are entirely my own! I’ve lived […] Read more…

My Night Time Skin Care Routine

My approach to skincare used to be quite hap hazard. It basically consisted of cleanse and moisturise in the morning and that was it. Occasionally I would commit to making more of an effort in my night time skin care routine, but it never really lasted beyond a week. A few months ago a friend […] Read more…

Talking to Parents About Future-Proofing Their Home

I was recently commissioned by Premier Care in Bathing to give my thoughts on the following topic: Premier Care in Bathing is one of the first ever companies to specialise in the installation of bathrooms specifically designed for customers with mobility needs. They are on a mission to encourage families to talk more openly about getting older and future-proofing […] Read more…

13 benefits of doing a Jigsaw Puzzle

I’ve always quite enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles with the kids, and the husband and I often joked that we would do puzzles when we were retired. Then 2020 arrived and took away our social lives and left our mental health in tatters. With little else to do we decided not to wait until retirement, I […] Read more…

Practical Advice for New Parents

The whole world and his dog has advice for you when you become a parent. When you should be feeding them, how much you should be holding them, dummy or no dummy. It’s relentless. But what about the practical advice for new parents that is actually going to be useful? Here are 9 things to […] Read more…

Increase Your Blog Earnings

I have been blogging for six years now. It started as a hobby, but pretty soon I started to earn a bit of money. My youngest has just started year 2, when he first started school I gave myself a year to see if I could earn enough to effectively be a second salary. By […] Read more…

9 Simple things you can do to make saving money easier

Saving money can be difficult. Life chucks us curve balls like the boiler breaking, or a global pandemic! Sometimes we give in to temptations, and as a result our savings pot never really grows. Financial experts advise having three months worth of living expenses as savings. For the majority of people this isn’t possible. Savings […] Read more…

Switching onto Smart Meters

There has been a lot of discussion in regards to smart meters and its current growing trend of popularity, with people discussing what’s good and what’s not so good in debate. However, what a lot of articles and discussions do not look into is why people are turning to smart meters for their home and […] Read more…

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Tips for Starting Up Your Boiler This Autumn

As the nights draw in and the days get cooler, you will most likely be considering the best time to turn on your heating. After a relatively warm summer, the chances are you will not have touched your heating system for a few months. That is all about to change and very shortly you will […] Read more…

9 Ways to Add Colour To Your Rental Home

Rental homes can often come with restrictions when it comes to making a home your own. There can be restrictions over hanging things on walls, painting and decorating, and making alterations. A lot of rental homes can be very neutral in tone. And whilst you may not be able to paint the walls your favourite […] Read more…

Advice for new parents

Becoming a parent is the best thing. But it’s also the most terrifying thing. Nothing will make you love more, or worry more. It’s amazing and it’s infuriating. It comes with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. There are days when you feel more weighed down than a weighted blanket. But that’s […] Read more…

Lego Storage Ideas

Over the last six months Little is getting more and more into Lego, so along with his Big brother we now have an insane amount of Lego in our house. And if you have Lego, you need storage! So here are a few Lego storage ideas I have put together to help with playing and […] Read more…

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