Monthly Archives: August 2017

Making Your Garden Surfaces Kid Friendly

It might seem utterly bonkers to say that grass could be ‘out of fashion’, but there’s been a definite shift in recent years away from the traditional lawn and towards more modern solutions which can be used all year round. Grass is great in many ways, but is probably the single-most high maintenance flooring for a garden as it needs to be mowed, edged, fed, watered and weeded on a regular basis. Also, if you …

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Making the Most of Summer with all the Family

Making the Most of Summer with all the Family

Summer is in full swing, the kids are off school and it is the perfect time to enjoy some valuable family time out and about together. So what are you going to do? You can do something cool like a trip in an RV. But make sure to take a portable ice maker with you because instant ice is always handy in summer. As a parent, summer is an interesting time of year. We love having …

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Working from Home – 5 Things I Love

Working from Home – 5 Things I Love

Being freelance can be a really scary prospect at times; the irregular pay, people taking forever to pay your invoices, lack of sick pay or holiday pay and the isolation are all things which weigh heavily on most people who work for themselves. However, there are some amazing upsides to it all as well (otherwise there wouldn’t be so many people who do it!) so I thought I’d make a list of all of my …

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How to Create an Elegant Loft Room

How to Create an Elegant Loft Room

Extending into the loft is a really great way to make the most of the space you have available to you. There is, however, a tendency for loft roofs to feel ‘tacked on’ or unlike a proper room, especially if they’re still used for storage to some extent. There are lots of ways to make loft rooms feel more cohesive, so I thought I’d share a few of them with you now. Fabrics Using specific …

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Creating Space Without Extending Your House

Creating Space Without Extending Your House

I’ve written many a blog post in the past about how to create space n your house, but when you live in a rental property, extending your property just isn’t an option. As much as I’d love a conservatory or big extension, it’s simply not on the cards and even for people who own their house, adding bits on it’s always possible because of planning permission, lack of space or just not enough funds. I …

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The Pros and Cons of Renting #RentalInsights

The Pros and Cons of Renting #RentalInsights

Husband and I were having a conversation recently about the pros and cons of renting our house. Neither of us is interested in having a mortgage and buying a property and like many of our peers, would probably struggle to get a mortgage in the current climate anyway. As much as the idea of leaving my kids a lump sum of money after I die is attractive, I also think things like that can cause …

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Can Creating a Will Save You Money?

Can Creating a Will Save You Money?

Do you have a will? Discussing or even thinking about making plans for your assets post-mortem has developed a bad reputation. People consider a scary topic, whether they think it’s a complex, expensive process or because they don’t want to think about their mortality. It is one of those things people will seek out the most tedious tasks to avoid talking about. However, if you take the time to sit down and plan a will, …

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Stylish Ways To Save Space In Your Living Room

Stylish Ways To Save Space In Your Living Room

Image source Yeah, we all want one of those open plan living rooms that just happens to be a dining room-cum-kitchen-cum-everything room, kind of like that loft in New Girl. But, as you probably tell your kids, “I want” doesn’t get and that means we’re probably going to be stuck with our smallish living room for the foreseeable future no matter how much we get down on our hands and knees and pray. Luckily for …

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Choosing New Bras with Simply Be

It has to be said, I’m not very good at shopping. Being uncomfortable about my size means that shopping for clothes is rarely a pleasure and I often come away from shops unhappy with having tried on a bunch of stuff that doesn’t fit properly or look right on me. One thing that I’ve ALWAYS made sure I spend money on, though, is underwear. Having a massive bust means that buying proper bras is an …

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Discreet Treatment for Chlamydia

So, you’ve had unprotected sex with someone and it was great…until you get a text to say “Err…I’m really sorry but I think I gave you chlamydia…”. This might sound like something which happens to someone in their early twenties, but actually rates of middle aged STD contraction has gone up at an eye-wateringly sharp rate, for a number of reasons. 40 years ago, the majority of middle-aged people were married or in long term …

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