Monthly Archives: April 2018

5 Commonly Asked Questions about Karndean Flooring

5 Commonly Asked Questions about Karndean Flooring

If you’re currently renovating or planning to renovate your house, there’s a good chance you’ll have considered Karndean as an option for your flooring. You’ll know how durable it is, how easy it is to fit and how cost-effective it is compared to other flooring products. But before you take the plunge there may be other wuestions you’d like to ask, so I thought I’d give you the answers to some of the most commonly …

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Ceiling Mounted Blinds: What You Need to Know

Ceiling Mounted Blinds: What You Need to Know Window treatments can generally be mounted in a variety of ways. Typically, blinds are mounted either inside the window area if it has any depth to it, or on the wall just above the window pane. In some cases, you might want to mount the blinds on the ceiling above the window. Here’s some tips from selectblindscanada.ca that you need to know when mounting your blinds on …

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Tips for Puppy Toilet Training

A post shared by Mum’s the Word (@mumstheword84) on Mar 26, 2018 at 2:42pm PDT As you many know, if you follow me on social media, at the beginning of March we added a new member to the Mum’s the Word clan – Maureen the Pup. Having a puppy has been a real learning curve for us as Chuck was already 2 when he came to live with us and needed no toilet training, but …

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Games To Play If You Love To Decorate

Games To Play If You Love To Decorate

Image There seems to be something about playing with paint colours and placing furniture which fascinates us as people. We love to create designs and order things in a new and exciting way. If you love to play around with interior design then here are some of the best things you can play! The Fictional Furnishings Quiz If you think you know Monica’s apartment from top to bottom or you think you could easily recreate …

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Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

In our experience, there seems to be two types of house sellers – the first kind are the ones who want to do as little as possible to a house and generally just sell it in whatever condition it’s in. The second kind are the ones who want to really revamp a property and invest in making it look amazing before selling it, to maximise their profit. If you’re one of the second type, then …

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Essential Tips for Potty Training

Essential Tips for Potty Training

I know that having two kids doesn’t make me an expert by any means but Husband and I managed to get the girls through the potty training phase with very little aggro and it’s something for which I’m hugely grateful. There are a few tricks and facts to bear in mind when it comes to getting babies out of nappies, so I thought I’d share a few with you here. Being dry in the day …

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Family Fun: Every Child Deserves an Amazing Party

Family Fun: Every Child Deserves an Amazing Party

Getting everyone together for a party is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with family and friends while creating lasting memories. If it is your child’s birthday or other special occasion, planning the best party may be your top priority–something for everyone to talk about before and after the event. Unfortunately, the grand idea often falls short of those expectations. That’s okay. An amazing party doesn’t have to be a budget-busting experience. It is a time …

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Working On My Self-Esteem

A post shared by Mum’s the Word (@mumstheword84) on Mar 8, 2017 at 6:46am PST Something that I’ve always struggled with is self-esteem. I don’t come from a particularly “build you up” kind of family (when I got my first pair of glasses, aged 11, my family decided to tell me I looked like Dennis Waterman and called me that for many years, knowing how much I hated it). One of my worst character traits …

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Making Our Home Work for Us with Karndean

Making Our Home Work for Us with Karndean

Although Husband and I rent our home, we’re lucky in the respect that our landlady is pretty easy-going about what we do to the place (providing we don’t tear down walls or paint the whole place black!). We’ve been thinking lately about what we could do to make the place work a bit better for us, and we think that starting with the floors would be a good idea (puppies and carpets are NOT a …

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8 Essential Items in a Natural Medicine Cabinet

8 Essential Items in a Natural Medicine Cabinet

Making the switch to holistic medicine is a change that can benefit both you and your family. Otherwise known as “complementary and alternative medicine,” holistic therapies include acupuncture, chiropractic care, homeopathy, and massage therapy among others. However, holistic practices also avoid pharmaceutical-grade chemicals in favor of natural healing remedies. If you’d like to learn more about all-natural medicine and which items can offer relief, keep reading—we’ve curated our top essential picks to have on hand …

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