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Giveaway! Win a pair of yoga leggings and a sports bra

Check out our review of this amazing set of leggings and sports bra and enter our competition here:

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Open to uk residents only, winner will be chosen at random and we will contact the winner for address and size. Giveaway running from midnight on 24th may 2017 and end 7th June 2017

We reserve the right to amend this giveaway at anytime.

Both items are available direct from Amazon and you can see their adverts here:

Queenie Ke Womens Yoga Sport Bra Light Support Strappy Free To Be Bra Size M Color Black Aross

Queenie Ke Women’s Bandage Skinny Sports Yoga Running Dance Cropped Pants Size L Color Grey Melange

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Home & kitchen · Interests and Hobbies · Life · Style

Fixin’ Kitchens: Small Changes With Big Impact


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The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house. You will spend a lot of time here, either cooking or performing other jobs. And, your guests will also spend a lot of their time in the kitchen; especially at parties. This sort of room is perfect for gatherings. But, a lot of people aren’t happy with the kitchen they have. Having something entirely new would be too expensive, though. And, this makes it hard to improve the situation.Thankfully, this doesn’t limit you when it comes to changes small things. To help you out, this post will be going through the best parts of your kitchen to change to have maximum impact.

To start, you should be considering the appliances you own. These sorts of items will often look old and bad after a few years of use. This is partly because of changing styles. But, it’s also because they tend to be used a lot. This sort of change can be made as you can afford it, though. So, it’s not too hard. For example, a lot of people will replace something small, like a kettle, for something nicer. Then, you can save for the next item. Once you have that, you save for the next, and so on.Modern appliance design is being moved much more in the direction of looking good. This makes now the best time ever to be shopping for this sort of item.

Next, you can think about some slightly bigger jobs. A lot of people paint their kitchen once and then leave it for many years. This works for other room. But, unfortunately, the kitchen is used far too much for this rule to apply. Instead, you should be painting your kitchen every couple of years. This isn’t all bad, though. It gives you the chance to change the style of the room by using a different option. And, it will make it easier for you to maintain a beautiful room.A website like https://www.dulux.co.uk/en can help you to find the best options for your kitchen. They have loads of choices; without making it hard for you to make the decision. Along with this, you could also consider getting some new tiles; if you’re feeling adventurous.

This next area is one that caused a lot of people trouble. When you’re used to it, it can be very hard to notice when something like your sink needs to be updated. And, it can also be hard to realise how much of an impact this part of the kitchen has on the rest of the room. Choosing these items should be done with care. It’s best to start with the sink and choose the taps based on that.A website like https://www.tapwarehouse.com/category/ceramic-kitchen-sinks can help you to choose the best option for your kitchen. And, a lot of the choices come with taps. So, you don’t have to spend loads of time looking for something to match. Instead, you can simply by the items together.

The last item on this list isn’t very big at all. In fact, if you have everything to complete the work; it might only take you an afternoon. Over time, a lot of kitchens start to look worse for wear. Cabinet doors will start to sag, and the whites won’t be so white anymore. To solve this issues; you just need to put in some work. Sorting out cabinet doors will usually be a case of simply tightening some screws. Once you’ve done this, it’s time for a deep clean. Kitchens will often get very dirty. And, this shows. You can’t hide this area of the room very well, either. Instead, you just have to deal with it. Restoring your kitchen to its former glory may take the use of some harsh cleaning products. So, it’s worth doing some research to make sure that you don’t choose the wrong options.

Hopefully, this will inspire you to start working harder on the part of your home that you use the most. A lot of people ignore this sort of work. But, this will result in feeling bad about a room that has to be used all the time. For the amount of work you have to do, this is all very much worth it. And, in most cases, it won’t cost much at all to make changes like this. Just do plenty of research to ensure you make the right decisions.

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Accessories · Motherhood · Style · christmas · hot picks

Maya’s Bows, personalised hair bows

My beautiful Bethany loves helping with my reviewing and was talent spotted by the company Maya’s Bows, who were looking for bow loving girlies to model their bows for them. Bethany was more than happy to help them out! You can check out the Maya’s Bows over on Facebook and Instagram. 


Our first delivery arrived and bethany really enjoyed looking through the whole collection. See her reaction here

She was absolutely overwhelmed at the different styles, they were all so pretty. I was really pleased with the quality and the variety (not all big bows, but little ones on hair grips and on hair ties and different styles of bow too!)

Check out the Maya’s Bow Facebook page here and Instagram here. If you would like to order from them drop them a private message with yours specifications and quote the code Bethany10 for a 10% discount!

Life · Product review · Toys

Crenova magnetic building blocks review |#triedtested


Crenova Magnetic Building Blocks Rainbow Set 53 Pieces Inspire Standard Construction Set-Creative and Educational Toys-Ferris Wheel & Storage Bag


This arrived in it’s own box with 50pcs mixture of magnetic shapes and a non magnetic items like numbers and letters and other accessories, there was also an instruction booklet included (which gives you ideas to create many different things). There was also a drawstring bag which is a great for storage, to avoid losing the pieces from the set. Continue reading “Crenova magnetic building blocks review |#triedtested”

Home & kitchen · Interests and Hobbies · Keep or clear challenge · Life · Live, love, laugh · Style

Getting the Most Out of Your Small Home

We’re told that bigger is better when it comes to homes, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Having a big home just makes it easier to get the home you want. If you’re smart, then you can transform a small space into a home that you’ll love. In this day and age, there’s always a way to get around whatever problem you might have: if your issue is that you’re struggling for space, then don’t worry – just take the tips we offer below, and you’ll be able to get the most of our small living spaces.

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Mirrors

You need to make it look like you live in a bigger home than you actually do. This is all about tricking your mind so that you think your living spaces are bigger than they actually are. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure there are plenty of mirrors hanging around your home, as they can make a room look much deeper and cavernous than it actually is. You’ll always be able to always catch a look at yourself throughout the day: double win!

Decluttering

If your home is big enough, then bags and bags of clutter stacked around your rooms won’t make all that much difference. You’ll have enough extra space to cover up for the issues that it brings. You don’t have this luxury if you live in a small space. If that’s you, then you need to keep your home tidy of junk and belongings. This doesn’t mean adopting a minimalist style and not having things in your rooms: it’s just about ensuring that everything that’s in your room has a purpose. If you’re a hoarder, it might be time to get sort through your belongings and make some difficult choices about what should stay and what should go!

Play to Its Size

You know the saying, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”? The same goes for homes. There’s no such thing as a small home because it’s all relative. If you have an interior decoration that is obviously too big for your home, then it’ll look small. That’s why it’s important to play up to your home’s size.

When you fit curtains, look at https://www.montgomery.co.uk/shop/made-to-measure-curtains and get custom measured curtains that are right for your room. If you’re looking at radiators, then get ones that hang vertically rather than horizontal. It’s all about thinking about the size and shape of a room’s essentials.

Finding the Right Furniture 

If you go into a home furnishing store and pick a piece that you like, you might get home and discover it makes the room look too clunky. Of all the things you’ll be buying for you, none will have so noticeable an impact than your furniture. Because you have limited space, you need to be making sure you have the right furniture for your home. Note, though, that you don’t always have to buy small. You should avoid bulky furniture, but large pieces can have the unexpected effect of making a room look bigger.

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Storage

You don’t have to choose between having space in your home and owning the things you want to own. You just need to get creative with your storage and look at new options for hiding your belongings away. Do you know that you probably have many more storage options than you realise? You can add storage under your stairs, under tables, under the bed, and more. As you walk through the home, take a look at all your spaces and ask whether it might be suitable for another storage space.

Having the Right Colours

The color scheme of a home can dictate everything about how we feel about a home. It gives a room its tone and greatly influences how we perceive its size. If you paint a room with dark colors, then it’ll naturally look smaller; fine if you have a big room and are trying to make it look cozy, less fine if you have a tiny home and need to make it look bigger. Instead, go for brighter colors. You should avoid going for white walls, as although it might make the room look bigger, it’ll also make it look uninviting. Go for soft yellows and creams instead.

Using the Corners

The corner of a room is comfortably the most neglected part of the room. Everything tends to face toward the centre of the room, when really you can make a room look a lot bigger if you make the most of the corners. Adding tables, reading corners, and the like can bring the corner into play in the room, and will expand the room just enough to make a difference.

Big Windows 

To get the most of a small home, you need to be letting in as much natural light as possible. You can do this by adding big windows – and make sure they’re clean – and adding French doors that open up to the back of your property. They’re relatively small additions to a home, but can make the world of difference, and increase its value at the same time. Also, don’t underestimate just how much of an impact having plants inside your home can have! They bring a touch of the outdoors inside and help make a room feel less claustrophobic.

Get Creative 

Your home is unique, and so are you what you want to achieve with it. If you want your small home to be the best it can be, you’ll need to get creative and put your thinking cap on what is the best way you can use the space? There is a lot more you can a room than most people realize, so if you want it to be the best it can be you’ll need to look at a room for what it is: a simple space with four walls and a ceiling. Check out some of the best small room designs at http://freshome.com/30-small-bedrooms-ideas-to-make-your-home-look-bigger/ for inspiration.

 

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Earn & save money · Holiday · Life · Money saver · Money saving tip

Top tips on saving for a holiday.

Going for a holiday outside the uk can be a bit expensive, especially for a family of 5 like us. We love to go to our native country, the Philippines, as much as we can. We can only afford to go for a holiday to the Philippines every few years since the tickets are very expensive. We’ve went there last year so going for a holiday again this year is out of the plan.

However, my husband was checking prices everyday and took advantage an offer. We are going in August which means there is only a few months left for us to save for our holiday. Continue reading “Top tips on saving for a holiday.”