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    Last minute gift ideas for her this Christmas

    Hopefully I’m not the only person that has realised they’ve forgotten a gift here and there for Christmas. If you are like me then this last minute gift guide should give you plenty of inspiration, without having to scroll through countless websites hoping to find the perfect Christmas present. It can be so easy to panic and buy absolute rubbish just for the sake of buying when it comes to picking a last minute gift. I’m positive these gifts I have added below will not only be well received but also well used. Lets not waste our money on a gift that will gather dust in the back of a…

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    christmas gifts for a five year old – what I’ve bought so far

    I can find it difficult deciding what to buy Sophia when it comes to Christmas. I’m putting this down to the fact that in previous occasions such as birthdays and Christmas, toys just don’t get used that much. You could spend a fortune on the “in” gift this year however when it comes to Christmas gifts for a five year old who knows what will happen. For example Sophia went on about this one toy for like a year and a half. It was a white toy cat named Bianca. Once we decided to buy it for her birthday the toy wasn’t looked at for more than an hour if…

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    Christmas gift guide 2018

    Christmas gift shopping fills some of us with joy and the rest of us with dread. It’s the most festive time of the year, everyone is jolly, the kids are excited but you need to think of the perfect Christmas gift for everyone. If you’re like me then you are also left with your partner’s gift buying too. Because if I don’t do it then who the hell knows what his side of the family will open on Christmas day. Everyone comes out of the woodwork for some Christmas fun! There is already a list of things you need to get done! From decorating to Christmas dinner needing bought, prepared…

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    Create your very own Christmas Eve box for kids

    Christmas Eve boxes have been all the rage the past few Christmas’s. They can include snacks, a Christmas movie and even some cosy pj’s. I thought it would be a great idea to put a little guide together to help you make the perfect Christmas Eve box for your little people! Yes you could just buy a Christmas Eve box, there are some great ones out there. Although Christmas can be such a hectic time of year I do love adding small traditions for my family to enjoy. I also make it my mission to try and make sure Christmas Eve is pretty much free to enjoy quality time with…

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    Spooky accessories for your home this Halloween

    Halloween will soon be upon us! Now is the perfect time to add some spooky glamour to your home. I’m a huge fan of Halloween, it’s always been something I’ve loved! But how can you accessorise your home this Halloween? I cannot describe how much joy I get looking through all the different decor that is available at this time of year. Bruce knows that this is my thing, yes he occasionally rolls his eyes. But he knows to just roll with it for both Sophia and I. I have the greatest time putting together bags for children that are out trick or treating. Seeing all the costumes is just…

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    Autumn deep clean – tips on how to fight those bugs this Autumn

    Get your home ready for this Autumn & Winter and avoid those bugs! Why is it we associate deep cleaning with Spring? Everyone gets excited about getting the house fresh and ready for Spring & Summer but I say it’s time we get our homes ready for Autumn, but why? Typically as the colder months roll in we lock our homes down. When it’s cold you want to keep the windows closed and blast the heating. Everyone knows that chillier weather brings bugs. On every corner someone seems to be coughing, sneezing and there will always be someone off with some type of stomach bug. Germs simply love our air…

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    My job search – a modern day interview

    Today I had an interview. But first let me take you further back in time to the lead up to this interview and why I’m on a job hunt. Is this the ending or time for a new chapter? Back in July I had to hand my notice into a job I loved. Without sounding big headed it was a job I was bloody good at too. Unfortunately the hours were no longer a good fit with family life so it was time to say goodbye. I was sad to leave a job I enjoyed doing, it gave me a way to be me again. Working honestly keeps me sane!…

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    The Salt Cave Trip

    What do you do when you’re full of the cold and want to shift it quick? Visit the Salt Cave. For what feels like the one millionth time this year both my daughter and I were full of the cold. Unfortunately  for me my colds have been hitting me hard recently. Rather than just having a little sniffle my sinuses have been aching, my ears have been throbbing, I get a chest that rattles and I end up exhausted. Is it possible that us women can now catch the dreaded man flu!? Enough was enough! A week had passed and neither of us were showing any signs of improving. I’m…

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    March Homeware Finds

    I’ve ditched the partying for shopping online for home accessories. I think I have officially become a grown up. I’m no longer spending my Saturday nights stood on a que to get into the latest club or waiting at a packed bar for a cocktail. I don’t even have the urge anymore. I now spend my Saturday nights lounging on the sofa with my leopard print slippers on. Typically I find myself looking at items that will add some pizazz to my home. Throw in a glass of wine and a chocolate bar for fun and it’s the perfect weekend. Anyhoo I have rambled on enough lets get on with showing you latest…

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    How To Declutter Your Bedroom

    Mission declutter your bedroom is a go! Is there anything better than deciding to declutter your bedroom? I am one of these people who all of a sudden finds something that is agitating me and something needs to be done about it there and then. My bedroom has been driving me crazy recently! It’s quite a small space, the storage options aren’t the best and sometimes I just treat it as a space to pass out in. Who doesn’t want their bedroom to be the perfect place to retreat to after a long hard day? I needed a space that worked for my needs. A space that is clutter free as…