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Three Ways To Make Laundry Less Of A Chore

Hate doing the laundry? Join the club! It’s a difficult and time consuming chore, which seems like it never ends. If you want to streamline your laundry time and make your fear of doing the washing something of the past, here are three top tips to help you conquer the laundry, forever. Deal with stains immediately It’s tempting to quickly …

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Peppa Pig’s Surprise UK Tour

I have been going to see Peppa Pig at the theatre for a while now. There’s something about that little pink pig that both P1 and P2 have been equally obsessed at the same points in their lives. P2 is yet to experience the theatre side of Peppa and I’m quite excited to announce there’s a brand new UK tour, …

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Using Colour To Create The Perfect Country Themed Home

If you want to create the ideal country themed home then you should take a good look at nature, be aware of the different seasons and, most important of all, bear in mind that many berries and flowers come in gloriously flamboyant colours as well as more subdued hues. One room at a time In the bedroom, for example, if …

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5 Benefits Of Sensory Play

Think about your favourite memories. How many of these have a particular colour, smell or sound associated with them? The smell of a crackling barbecue in the summer or the roar of the crowd when your favourite football team scores a last-minute winner, are two examples. Our brains trigger flashbacks to those happy times as soon as our nostrils or …

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Teaching My Daughter About Money With thinkmoney

We were recently challenged by thinkmoney to decorate a piggy bank but to also think about what financial advice we want our girls to carry with them until they’re older. I was certainly never good with money and spent my very early “grown up” life in debt and borrowing money from my Grandad constantly. Meeting my hubby changed things, he …

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Our New Cleaning Routine & Win Some Dettol Products

This month has seen some big changes in our house. I have actually managed to keep on top of the housework. It also coincided with the school holidays so it hasn’t been an easy task to keep on top of things and it did fall to pieces one week (the week P1 was away with her Grandparents) but we swiftly …

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5 Tips To Kid Proof Your Home

As much as I love having the kids around making a mess I would really love to have a home that is a little more adult. There are some tips below that will help to keep your house just that tiny bit adult whilst the kids are in their younger years. *In Collaboration With Arlo & Jacob*

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How To Create Your Autumn Wardrobe On A Shoestring

Sorting your wardrobe ready for when the leaves fall doesn’t always have to be an expensive task. You just need to take note of the trends and then tailor what you need to fulfil them to your lifestyle – easy, right? First, split your clothing into ‘needs’, i.e. workwear, nightlife, everyday outfits and work out which one is more dominant …

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The True Cost Of Upsizing And Is It Worth It?

The aim for most, after getting on the property ladder, is to upsize our homes with each move. This could be for a growing family or a growing teddy bear collection, like the Smith’s, who after retirement chose to move from three to four bedrooms to accommodate their 600 cuddly toys.   But, did they really need to move to …

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Mindful Eating Challenge

Last week we embarked on a mindful eating challenge. We were given the challenge by Legal and General who organised a five day recipe box to help us on our journey. Every single day of our lives we cook things that are convenient without giving it a second thought. So many times I’ve wanted to change the way we eat …

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American Inspired Staycation – #SantanderStaycation

Funny enough, P1 has just returned from a holiday, a full 9 days with her Grandparents. She stayed in the UK this time in a beautiful place in Gloucester. I am so jealous of her little trip away because we have put off a big, long family holiday for nearly three years. The main reason of course is the price. …

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I’m An Official Blogger At Emma’s Diary

I just wanted to quickly start by saying if anyone has commented on my Vanish Competition or anywhere else in the past two days, please re-comment. Due to a recent WordPress update the WordPress database had become corrupted and we have had to restore from a previous backup. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience caused! Depending on how closely …

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From Babies With Love Ambassador

As new ambassadors for From Babies With Love P3 was asked to go along to be photographed in their new collection. I’m not exactly a natural at navigating my way around London and the journey wasn’t going to be overly straight forward if I wanted to use public transport. Originally, I planned to go by the normal train to London …

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Home Grown Herbs Without A Garden with Spalding Bulb

I really enjoyed growing up and helping my Grandad in his garden. My Grandad is a real green fingers. He has and always has had a beautiful, well kept garden and he also had an allotment up until my Nan got really ill. I spent a lot of time with him both in his garden and up the allotment. But …

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Becoming Domesticated & A Chance To Win Vanish Products

I have never been domesticated. In fact I am pretty sure that it is allergic to me, or the other way round as whenever I do start cleaning I sneeze and get puffy eyes. My bedroom was always a complete pig sty growing up. I was a typical teen that refused to tidy up the floordrobe, or the hundreds of …

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