Is Your Garden Full Of Spring Sass Yet?

Springtime has truly blossomed! Daffodils are in full bloom, the sun is breaking through those last winter clouds, and the thoughts of Christmas are long gone! There is something incredibly exciting about springtime, whether it’s the warmer weather, the thoughts of those longer evenings, or maybe even the beautiful spring sunsets, it’s definitely a time of renewal.Let spring be the start of a new chapter! Of course, we cannot forget that Easter is just around the corner, which obviously means lots of delicious sweet treats!   Spring is the time we tend to renew our thoughts and ideas, starting with the annual spring clean, because decluttering is definitely a large part…

Self Care – Lux Gift Edit

Self Care has been sweeping the nation as the thing to do. To get your mind, body and soul all in a great space. How we do that varies from person to person, for me it’s really simple. I run a very hot bath with the bubbles or bath bomb I’ve reserved for this very moment, I hit play on my ‘Relax’ playlist, my bed is made, my towels are warming by the radiator. I light my candles, all scented with something floral and sweet. I use the Balmain shampoo  that smells amazing, and a leave in conditioner while I soak. I make sure that I have time to use the…

It’s only a sick bug, it won’t last forever.

For the last week or so, my two youngest have had one of those nasty sick bugs. A mixture of sleep, vomit, and crying has littered my days and nights. I’ve washed more towels in one day than I normally need to in a week. I watch them, laying on the couch, pale and still. They are slowly getting better now, but it swept them off their feet. I can’t lie, it’s pretty exhausting. The broken sleep, the continuous running one or the other to the bathroom, and then the eventual giving up and putting towels down wherever they might be sleeping. But this thing happens, it’s like a switch.…

The Spring Home Edit

I don’t know about you but when the mornings get a little brighter, it’s raining a bit less and it’s starting to warm up I know it’s time to pack away the huge blankets and darker coloured pillows and add some spring colours and textures. Going Green One of the very first things I do, is get in some new plants. Although we have some indoor plants all year round, it’s nice to bring in that extra green boost – cheers me up every morning. One of my favourite things to do is pick some new plant pots. Simple but so effective! Smell of the Season Secondly, I love to swap…

5 Top Tips to Quit Smoking Cigarettes

Tips for stopping smoking will always be handy, even if you haven’t decided to quit, or you’ve quit before and gone back. There are a few things that could help you on your way to being cigarette free for good. Start by looking at the periods during the day you might usually have a smoke. Break time at work, while you are having a drink with your friends? Prepare for those moments by having chewing gum, or a book – something to keep you occupied during your normal habit routine. Treat yourself to a new perfume or scent – if you no longer smoke you can smell the perfume properly –…

Reasons You Should Splash Out on a Lux Holiday This Year

As the seasons are changing and the holidays are at the whole other end of the year, naturally your mind might be wondering when the next time you’ll get a break is. If you’re feeling tired, stressed or overworked, the chances are that you have holiday entitlement from your job and you aren’t using it. Auto Advance, have some convincing reasons as to why you should book your summer holiday and get away from the desk job. We all need time out Whether you’re working 9 to 5 at the office, heavy lifting in a warehouse on the night shift or spending time as a stay at home parent, modern…

Home Sweet Home? How Your House Could Endanger Your Family

We tend to think of our homes as clean and safe, perhaps the safest place on Earth. This is an especially comforting thought if you’re raising a family! But there are actually a lot of hygiene risks in the average home, and it’s possible you’re not considering them all properly. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common hygiene risks in people’s homes and what you can do to tackle the problems. Some of these problems may not sound that disastrous to you, but do not underestimate them! Leaving them to linger in your home could endanger the health of you and your family, so get them…

4 Changes You Need To Make If You Want More Money

No matter who you are, there are bound to be times when you wish you had at least a little more money than you currently have. Everyone knows this feeling, and the good news is that there is always something that can be done. Most of the time, bringing about changes of this nature is a matter of making changes to the way in which you approach money. Your attitude makes a huge difference to your finances, and that is one thing that is well worth looking into. But there are also many actual and pragmatic changes which you might want to consider if you want your finances to be…

4 Ways To Make Yourself More Attractive

If you look at a lot of blogs that are written for women, whether they are mums, teens, 20-somethings, or older, you will find a lot of posts that deal with making yourself more attractive, more appealing, or more sexy.  Most often you’ll find links to clothes, cosmetics, or Cosmo articles. Look, most of us want to feel attractive; however being “attractive” is not something that requires you to blow your budget.  It also doesn’t mean that you have to fit anyone’s stereotype of “attractiveness.” With that in mind here are some of our tips for being more attractive. Smart is Sexy People are naturally drawn to people that are…

A Guide To Growing Your Own Greens

Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be highly rewarding. It can help you live an organic lifestyle and save you costs on groceries. For those eager to get involved, here are some useful home-growing pointers to get you heading in the right direction. Where to grow Whether you have a large garden or live in a poky upper level flat, there are options for growing your own fruit and vegetables. Starting a vegetable patch in one’s garden is the most common method. For this, you should find a spot that receives suitable light and has suitable soil. You can grow in most types of earth, although stony soil may…

What Now? – His Thoughts.

As mentioned in my last post, I asked my Husband to write something, because there are two sides to everything. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ So, let’s just get this out the way and say it: “I crossed a line which I should not have crossed.” I have a recollection of how things transpired and so does she. And we could argue about what did or did not happen. Did I push her aside as I stormed out the room? Yes, and yes I did not give her time to get out-of-the-way. Did I want to throw something? Yes, and I threw the chair, wildly. And did my frustration converge onto her when she…

Sunshine After The Rain (Or – A Post After The Comments)

I spent a large part of yesterday reading comments from people who don’t know me or my husband, talking about the original blog post and the circumstances I had written about. That is a good thing, even the ones that perhaps were not the kindest in either of our favours were good to read, getting differing opinions on a topic is healthy, but one comment stood out to me. It talked about how relationships are complex things. I wanted to reply to the comments that were left, I wanted to explain that I actually do take responsibility for my part to play, I don’t feel like I am the innocent party.…