Monthly Archives: April 2018

Upgrading our Bathroom on a Budget

Upgrading our Bathroom on a Budget

A few months back, our landlady visited to take a look at some things around the house that we were having issues with, and while she was here she said a sentence that sounded like music to my ears: “You could probably do with a new bathroom, couldn’t you?” Don’t get me wrong, our current bathroom is functional, but there’s nothing nice about it, and I’d be ecstatic to have a newer one fitted. She’s planning …

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Why I’m Back on Keto

Why I’m Back on Keto

Back in January 2017, I decided that I needed to take my health a lot more seriously, and I started dieting and exercising in an effort to lose at least 4 stone. Given the fact that I’m a type 2 diabetic, I decided after a lot of research and advice from Husband that a low-carb, or ketogenic, diet would be best for me and I started cutting down drastically on the amount of carbs I …

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The Advantages of Wooden Flooring

The Advantages of Wooden Flooring

As you’ll know if you read Mum’s the Word, we’re currently looking for ways to upgrade the house and make home improvements. You’ll also know that we recently got a puppy, so a lot of our ideas revolve around making things easier and more pleasant with a new pet around. We’ve come to the conclusion that wooden floors would be a really good idea, and I thought I’d give you five reasons why, in case …

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Days Out – Visiting Bristol

Days Out – Visiting Bristol

Given the fact that we’ve just got a new puppy, a foreign holiday is pretty unlikely for us this year. We are, however, planning a few day trips around the country (now that we’ve managed to rope some of our lovely family members in to look after Maureen for the day!) and one of the places I really want to visit is Bristol. I’ve got a fair few friends who live in or around Bristol, …

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Summer Weddings: Finding the Perfect Dress

Summer Weddings: Finding the Perfect Dress

Husband and I have been invited to a wedding in August, and I am SO excited about it – not only do we get to dress up and have a fun evening with our best friends, we also get to STAY AT A HOTEL for the night, which is something we haven’t done in literally years! Of course, going to a wedding means finding the perfect outfit, so when Fashion World got in touch to …

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Getting Prepared for Your Holiday

Getting Prepared for Your Holiday

Now that the weather is getting warmer, many of us are finally starting to wind-down and think about our yearly holiday. The problem with holidays is that all the prep can be such a stress that it’s hard to unwind once we finally get to our destination, so I thought I’d share with you a few tips that can make your life easier while you’re preparing for your trip. Order Medications Online From regular prescription …

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Modernising an Older House

Modernising an Older House

The house that my family and I currently live in was built in 19th century, which means it has a pretty oldy-worldy feel to it that we absolutely love. There are, however, certain aspects of the house that will definitely need modernising in the next few years, and I’ve been talking to a well known property refurbishment company about how that could be done without taking away the rural charm of the property. Here are …

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Tips for Creating a Cosy Living Room

Tips for Creating a Cosy Living Room

When I was a kid, I used to love being outside when it was starting to get dark; people would turn their lights on inside and it would make the world look really cosy. Sounds weird, but hey, I was a weird kid! Now that I’m a grown-up, I love settling down of an evening into a living room which feels warm and cosy, and I thought I’d share a few tips with you on …

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Your Clutter, Their Treasure: Downsizing Can Help You Stay in the Black

Your Clutter, Their Treasure: Downsizing Can Help You Stay in the Black

It’s a daily struggle for many people to pay their bills, feed their families and have a little extra for other necessities, much less extras.  Luckily, there are many ways to stretch your budget a little further by simply using what you already have. It used to be that to make any money off of your unwanted items, you had to have a yard sale.  Now, however, there are many more options where you don’t …

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Lotions versus Creams: What’s the Difference

Lotions versus Creams: What’s the Difference

One of the most important parts of skin care is keeping it moisturized. When it is sufficiently hydrated, your skin looks and feels softer, smoother, and more supple. Proper moisture also helps shield your skin from environmental stressors, like the weather and pollution. It even affords the skin some level of protection against germs and bacteria; dry skin is prone to develop cracks where these harmful organisms can enter. Thankfully, there are various ways to …

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