I learned this fabulous news last Monday afternoon when a friend congratulated me. The finalists were announced on the site before we received our emails, and I must say, I was totally shocked! I want to say a big thank you to anyone who nominated me. Obviously I had to have a nosey at who… Read More I’m a BiBs Finalist (Beauty & Fashion Category)?!
Simply Be always offers a good show when it comes to sales; they are one of my favourite websites. This morning I noticed they were having a sale and it is mega! The prices are so good that everything is selling out really fast and most sizes are in ‘low stock’ status. If you see something… Read More Simply Be is Having an INSANE Sale and You Need to Get in FAST!
There is often a lot of debate in budget meetings about whether or not Home Economics or Sewing classes are useful parts of a curriculum. Some may say that sewing is a frivolous hobby that no longer has any use in this society. Others may argue that sewing is a useful skill. While it is… Read More Sewing and Learning: Skills Sewing Can Teach Kids
About a month ago, I booked my wedding for later this year. I know, I must be mad! We’re keeping it simple and we’re trying not to splurge on unnecessary things. With the wedding being so soon, we’ve put ourselves under financial pressure for a short space of time, so when Plusnet offered to send… Read More Saving for my Wedding with Plusnet
This sinfully hot weather has got me seriously rethinking my garden situation. This is the first good-sized garden we’ve had as a family, but we moved in November so didn’t spend a lot of time out there. After spending all weekend outside, I’ve been scouring Pinterest to gain some chilled out garden inspiration. When you… Read More Chilled Out Garden Inspiration
My dad died when I was twenty-five. Twenty-five is supposed to mean you’re an adult. Twenty-five is supposed to mean you have your own life and you don’t need your dad any more. Twenty-five is too soon. We knew it was coming; he’d had cancer for a while, but nothing really prepares you. I don’t… Read More For My Father (Who is no Longer With Us)
Allergies can really throw a spanner in the works when it comes to kids. Food allergies can really restrict their diet and can become very problematic at meal times. Seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, can turn playtime into a bit of a nightmare! It’s true that you will need to take some precautions if… Read More The Smart Mum’s Guide To Looking After Kids With Allergies
I was originally going to call this post “Online Bingo: My Secret Shame”, but that would have been silly. Bingo is awesome and everyone knows it! I feel like I’m a bit of a stereotypical 30-year-old mum, sitting around in my leggings and playing online bingo, but my love for the, er… sport(?) started about… Read More I love online bingo!
For all the wonders that summer has to offer, there’s no doubt that it brings one big problem with it: insistent heat. What’s the difference between good heat – the kind that makes you bask in it, sitting out into the late hours of the evening as you feel the warmth on your face –… Read More Cool Summer Nights
The sun is shining, the kids want to be outside and at the front of your mind is children’s playground safety. The more fun the playground looks, the more there is to consider. For example, those playgrounds with the high slides and the bright monkey bars look like heaven for the big kids, but it’s… Read More Children’s Playground Safety