Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Mischief of A One Year Old

Here's a few photos of some of the antics my 1 year old has got up to lately! He's certainly starting to find his personality and loves getting up to mischief.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you may have seen some of these photos already, so sorry about that.

Warning!!! This is going to be an overload of photos of my boy 😀

He loves the TV remotes and whenever is senses them unattended he runs to grab them. He also loves the duplo cart we got him for this birthday. He screams at me when I put him in his pushchair, but will happily sit in his cart.



Saturday, 11 March 2017

8 Tips For Surviving A No Spend Week


We currently have a lot of decisions to make around our little boys child care, my work and how we are going to afford it all. But what parent doesn't have money worries of some sort. I had plenty when I didn't have a husband or child, but it all just seems more pressured now. So we've been trying to stick to our budgets and January actually was quite a good month. But in February I wanted to take it a step further and monitor everything we were spending. I've always been pretty good with money and setting myself a budget, but I often fail at sticking to those budgets. Car insurance never hurts me to pay, unless it increased loads, but I always seemed to fail at sticking to my food and spending budgets.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Give Your Kitchen A Hygiene Blast


As parents, we all know that our homes can be a hygiene hazard. But did you know just how many cases of food poisoning there are every year? It turns out that food poisoning in the home affects more than a million people in the UK, and for some, it can be worse than just a few days off work or school.

Being careful around the kitchen is essential for keeping your kids happy and healthy. Here is some advice from the experts for keeping your kitchen as hygienic as possible.

Be Careful When Reheating Rice

We don’t tend to think of rice as a source of danger in our kitchen, being a plant food. But it turns out that rice, like meat, has a dark side. When rice is dried, little bacterial spores get incorporated into the grain. When you cook rice first time around these spores, don’t develop into bacteria, since there isn’t enough time between boiling and eating. But if you leave rice out on the side overnight and then eat it the next day, there’s a good chance that the spores will have developed into fully fledged bacteria capable of doing you harm.

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Monday, 6 March 2017

Thinking Outside The Box: Creative Home Storage Ideas

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Need to cull the clutter in your home? But aren’t prepared to throw anything away? Fortunately, there are many of ways of creatively storing away these belongings without having to sweep them under the rug.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Family Outgrowing Your Home? Here Are Three Ways To Add More Space



With a growing family, space is at a premium. Even tiny babies take up vast amounts of space with everything they need, so making the most of the space you have really is the only way to avoid upsizing. For many families, upsizing just isn’t an option - maybe they don’t want to leave the home they have, the area they’re in, or they just don’t want to spend that kind of money. But there are options for optimizing the home you have, which are perfect for growing families.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Protecting Your Kids From Hidden Dangers

A Mummy's job is to provide and protect, and there are plenty of things that we go out of our way to shield our kids from. Such as unhealthy food, running onto a busy road, and dangers like sharp objects. But there are some things that are less obvious than these, but can still be dangerous to our little ones. That is why it is essential to identify any hidden dangers in the home and deal with them before they become a problem.

Water hazards

Now, one of the biggest hidden hazards in the home or garden tends to be water. As adults, we think of a bath or a pond as a very small body of water that pose no risk to us. But of course, this is not the case for children. In fact, accidents can happen even in the smallest amounts of water, so is very crucial that you are aware of this and take measure to avoid any problems.

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Friday, 3 March 2017

Old Fashioned Toys All Kids Should Own

These days kids have grown up with smartphones and tablets, console games, computers and all kinds of high-tech toys that simply didn’t exist even a decade ago. There’s no doubt that things are much different for the kids of today. However, while these modern gadgets and gizmos are fun, there are some old fashioned toys that simply cannot be beaten. These are nice for kids of today to experience and is something a little different to the high-tech wizardry they’re used to. Here are some old-fashioned toys every child should experience playing with.


Traditional Dolls House
A doll’s house can provide hours of creative fun for little ones. Forget tacky plastic barbie houses, go with a traditional wooden house and fill with beautiful dolls house accessories. These are also good fun for adults too, putting together a house can be really satisfying, and you can decorate it any way you like. It’s something nice you can sit and do with kids- make up stories and characters together and rearrange the different pieces. A doll’s house also makes a gorgeous decorative piece and looks great sat in any little girl’s bedroom.


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Thursday, 2 March 2017

10 Ways To Help Your Kids Drift Off

We all know that getting your kids to go to sleep can be something of an uphill battle. Whether they say they are not tired or refuse to go to bed at a certain time, we know that this is going to cause problems when the next morning rolls around. Just as getting enough sleep is extremely important for adults, it’s even more vital for kids and plays a huge role in the development of their brains.


If you are at your wit’s end and don’t know what to do, here are a few techniques you could try out to help your kids get that all important sleep and stop yourself from going totally insane!





Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Large Garden Renovation & Plans

The evenings are beginning to get lighter and I'm seeing the first signs of spring flowers. If we want to start growing our own veges this year we really need to get a move on and get our garden sorted. We do have our work cut out though as the only flat area of the garden is water logged and the rest needs to have proper terrace areas set out and to be flattered so we can actually put some raised beds in.

We have no budget for doing any of this, so it will have to be paid for with little bits of money we can save and by sourcing free products. We have plans for a decked area, play area for Tommy, raised beds for growing fruit and veg and a summer house. We of course won't be able to do all of this straight away, but hopefully we can work towards our final dream.

Here is a drawing of how big our garden is compared the the house. The garden is everything that doesn't say House or Garage. It's a large space to fill and what makes it harder is it's on a hill. We began making a bit of progress this weekend and when I say we, I mean Keith 😂. I will help more out there when it's warmer. Plus one of us needs to be on Tommy duty 😉


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Make Your Bedroom Like A Mini Hotel Room!

As much as we would like to go on holiday every year, it can be hard with rising prices. And the costs of houses and cars can make it impossible. But as well as holidays being good for relaxing, we often get the best night’s kip while we are away. After all, the bedroom tends to be a cozy haven where we can get at least eight hours sleep. However, even if you can’t go away on holiday this year, you can bring some of that hotel room glory to your own bedroom. In fact, here are some ways you can make your bedroom like a mini hotel room.


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