Stop Smoking to Save Your Appearance

It’s now been known for a long time that smoking contains many damaging properties that can damage both your appearance and your health. From cancer to heart disease and strokes, the damaging effects of smoking appear to be endless. To get you on your way to better health, and to kickstart your stop smoking journey, this is what smoking does to your appearance. Although some of these problems may never be evidenced by someone’s appearance, in the long-term a smoker is bound to encounter one of them. The loss of hair If you regularly smoke, then you are likely to lose some of your hair at some point. Your hair … [Read more…]

Trunki ToddlePak Giveaway and Review

I am utterly delighted to be able to give one of the brand new Trunki ToddlePaks away to my readers. Recently we got the chance to review one, I let Ivy choose which ever one she liked and she opted for the gorgeous little pink bear. It is the perfect size for ages 2- 6/7 and has a phenomenal amount of space for a kids backpack. With space for water bottles and other storage. Surprisingly it has 5ltrs of space. Which is great because on longer journeys we do have to pack a fair few teddy and toys. The front clips mean it’s not going to fall off when she … [Read more…]

Top Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep on Holiday

We are in the middle of peak holiday season and for many of us, that means boarding planes, trains and automobiles and heading off to spend a week or two relaxing. While the days are long and lovely, the nights can cause us a few problems. When it comes to sleeping we can often miss our home comforts. Here are a few top tips to make your holiday nights dreamy. Be sure to take your favourite loungewear. Simple things like your favourite jogging bottoms and comfy t-shirt put us in the home comfort mental state. On more than one occasion I’ve treated myself to new p.js and they just haven’t … [Read more…]

Different Ways to Use Mirrors Throughout Your Home

Different Ways to Use Mirrors Throughout Your Home No matter which room you choose to use them in, mirrors are always a magic touch to your interiors. There are so many different uses for mirrors, especially when it comes to the home, and you can really be creative with the way you introduce them. Mirrors are the perfect piece to finish a room, as well as add character and life without having to make any drastic changes to the décor. Interested in introducing mirrors to your home but not sure how? Read on for some top advice on how to really make mirrors work throughout your house. Create Space Whilst … [Read more…]

Top Tips for Successfully Growing Soft Fruit

Top Tips for Successfully Growing Soft Fruit Dependant on the seasons, soft fruit can be grown by almost anyone. It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden may be, as long as you have the essential tools and the time to dedicate to your project, you’re good to go. It’s always such as rewarding project to undertake, especially when you’re left with deliciously fresh, soft fruit that you can proudly say you grew on your own. Not only that, you’re able to save yourself some money too, which is always a bonus! There are a few key tips to remember to ensure your soft fruit is able to flourish … [Read more…]

Budget friendly kitchen makeovers

Budget friendly kitchen makeovers The kitchen is perhaps the room that can see the biggest and most tangible benefits from a makeover. But it is also the part of the house that you might avoid approaching. Many fear that to do it right will cost a four-figure sum, and involve weeks of disruption with nowhere to cook or store food while the project is ongoing. The truth is that although it is, of course, possible to rip everything out and start from scratch, there are plenty of less drastic measures you can take to revitalise your kitchen, without causing irreparable damage to your bank balance or major disruption to family … [Read more…]

The Benefits of a Family Staycation

The Benefits of a Family Staycation While we all look forward to jetting off in the summer to somewhere exotic, inclusive of warm weather and gorgeous sandy beaches, holidaying abroad just isn’t for everyone. When you are care free with limited responsibilities, you don’t think twice about booking a flight to wherever you point to on a map. However, as we grow older and take on responsibilities, such as bringing up children and paying a mortgage, we soon realise that we cannot just simply up sticks and go whenever and wherever we like. It’s a shame, but that is life. Also, many parents soon regret take small children on planes, … [Read more…]

How to Use Green in Your Kitchen Décor

When you’re choosing the colours to use for your kitchens décor, you want to opt for colours that you really like. This may sound obvious, but many people avoid choosing their favourite colours due to the difficulty they experience when trying to devise a colour scheme with them. Green is one of those colours that many people struggle with, but once it’s used right, it can really transform a room. If you’re looking for bold, stylish ways to add green to your current décor, then here are some helpful suggestions to inspire you and give your kitchen a fresh burst of life. Colour your Cabinets Many kitchen cabinets are available … [Read more…]

How to get the Most From Your Olive Oil

I love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes. Something I think I have often got wrong is which oil I have used and for what purpose. Jamie’s Italian, is one of my favourite places to eat  and they’ve now released the below infographic to help us home cooks out. It’s really useful if like me, you like to get things right. How to get the most from your olive oil: Buy the best quality you can afford. Like most things food related, quality comes with a price. Taste it. Start tasting your oils and begin recognising the subtle flavour sensations like – bitter, sweet, musky or fruity. … [Read more…]