What Can I Use My Conservatory For?

A conservatory is a fantastic addition to any home. It gives you more space to work with, and they’re less expensive and quicker to build than a brick extension. Maybe you’ve moved into a home with a conservatory, or are thinking of having one built and aren’t exactly sure what they can be used for? Here are just a few ideas to consider!

An Extra Living Space

An extra living space at home can be really useful. Feeling overcrowded and that your family doesn’t have enough space can cause frustration and arguments. An extra living room means adults could have one room and teenagers could have another.

Alternatively you could have a ‘formal’ living room and a more casual one. It could be a breakfast room, or somewhere you sit out when the weather is nice. Having that extra bit of room in the home can make all the difference.

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A Playroom

Fed up of toys everywhere in your living room? You could use the conservatory as a playroom instead while your children are small. With modern glass and additions like Guardian warm roof, conservatories aren’t the draughty ‘greenhouse’ style spaces they once were so no worry about children getting cold. They’re just as warm and cosy as the rest of the home. As your children get older you could repurpose the space and use it for something else.

A Dining Area

We’re not all lucky enough to have separate dining rooms at home. If your kitchen is small, chances are you’ll be doubling up your living room as a living/ dining area. Using the conservatory as a dining space instead gives you far more room in your main living area.

Alternatively, if you have a dining room you could use this for something else such as a home office- and dine in the conservatory instead.

A Kitchen Extension

A large kitchen is the stuff of dreams. They’re practical, beautiful and add more value to a home- it would certainly give it a strong selling point. Instead of making yours bigger with a standard brick extension, why not do so with a conservatory instead? With so much glass you’ll flood the room with natural light, making it look bright and gorgeous. Imagine cooking and entertaining in a space like this!

A Home Office

What better way to work from home than in a lovely bright and airy space? Whether you’re freelance, run your own business or just use your office to pay household bills it’s a great use of the space. Set up your desk and computer, add some plants and a filing cabinet to store all of your essentials. Some good quality conservatory blinds will help keep you shaded when the sun is out so you can see your screen properly! If you don’t have an extra bedroom to use then this is an ideal way to create the space you need.

Do you have a conservatory at home, or are you planning on having one built? What will you be using it for?

How to play with playsuit? 

Playsuit may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it takes bravery to wear them especially when it comes to toiletting lol

I’m not a fashion expert but for me I love trying different things by just fitting them even though I’m not sure about it. I think the best way to have fun on clothes is by playing around and just trying anything even though it’s not your taste or style as it may surprise you that it can look good on you. Some people may not be comfortable wearing something like playsuits but it’s fun. Here are some of my playing moment with my playsuit lol 


I’m trying to copy cat the model lol 

This looks perfect on holiday, so comfy and relax to wear plus looking stylish and beautiful with its floral. 


I love this denim coloured playsuit so pretty and perfect to match with a brightly coloured cardi for a relaxing stroll in the beach or cycling. 


Floral playsuit with belt is very pretty and match with a satchel or messenger style bag. 


Strappy playsuit is just as lovely and you can even turn them strapless if the strap are removable.


This one is just as pretty 


This playsuit has frills style and one shoulder tie and also at the waist which looks stylish either in plain or patterned. 


This is my friend wearing Peter fan style playsuit in sleeveless and with Sleeve. You can tell they look equally amazing. 


Bird patterned is very quirky and cute.


Amy is wearing a pinstripe v neck and batwing shoulder playsuit which looks flattering and does complement the body shape. Me wearing a coral peach wrap peplum style playsuit which looks fab as well. 

So, do you have a favourite? You can layer it as well when it’s a bit cold. 


Like this, you can layer it up with leggings and cardi if the playsuit has a patterned on it. 

There you go, just sharing with you how I play different playsuits 🙂 

Salted caramel mocha cake

I got the basic recipe for a mocha marble loaf from here

Ingredients:

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 2 tsps of instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder mixed to a paste with a little boiling water

I won’t walk you through the cake batter recipe; cream the butter and sugar, add eggs, fold in flour.

Split into two bowls, add the cocoa powder mix to one and the coffee mix to the other.

Layer into the loaf tin and using a skewer zigzag the mixture so it marbles. Cook at 160 Celsius for 55 minutes.


Once cool slice the cake in half.


Mix some butter icing up, I don’t measure I just stick some in until the icing looks right. I then added some Monin salted caramel coffee syrup.


Layer the icing across one half and pop the lid back on:


Melt a Lindt salted caramel bar or rolos in the microwave, add some boiling water and mix in some icing sugar. Stab holes in the top of the cake and drizzle the glaze over the top. Mash some more Lindt bars or rolos and decorate the top with them.

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Eps And Amy goes dress up

Hey guys, 

Me and Amy had a good catch up today planning outfit for our upcoming photoshoot. We had so much fun playing up with my clothes and here are some pictures to share. 

Amy and me in a playsuit style, newlook has a fantastic selection of playsuits. 

Me and Amy in a casual style. Cold shoulder is totally in atm, check out this selection and find yourself some shorts for the summer, try this collection

Me and Amy in a long style where I’m wearing a jumpsuit and Amy in maxi dress.

Me and Amy in a party outfit, check out this selection on sale atm  

Me and Amy goes short dress, check out this sale for ideas

Me wearing a red slit shoulder jumpsuit and only £5 from Everything5pounds, amazing!

So, that’s us guys. We are a friend and a blogging partner managing this website. 

What is your favourite picture of me and Amy? What do you think of our clothes choices for our photoshoot? We would love to know what your thinking so share it with us. 

Thank you!

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Perfect Planning For The Family Trip Of A Lifetime


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Traveling with inquisitive kids is a real treat. The innocent way they approach new sights, sounds, and experiences adds a whole new level to a holiday that an adult just can’t experience without them. Every adult has a dream holiday destination in mind. Many people wait until the last kid moves out to head to the four corners of the world to explore. 

But these days, more and more people are taking their children to exciting and exotic destinations to give them the adventure of a lifetime. The theory is that kids who are exposed to interesting new sights and cultures at a young age will grow up to be more inquisitive, adventurous, and it’s a great self-esteem builder. Don’t want for the kids to move out before you head off for your holiday of a lifetime – take them with you.
Decide on a budget

Granted, it’s cheaper to travel as two adults alone, without kids in tow. But at least they’re cheaper than extra adults, right? Before you get your heart set on a destination, you’re going to want some idea of a budget. How are your savings looking? Is a loan viable? Homeowners with a bad credit history are now able to get poor credit loans, which are perfect for a little bit more money to pay for the family holiday of a lifetime. Otherwise, people with stronger credit histories might be able to purchase a fantastic adventure holiday for a small deposit and finance. There are many options available, so be sure to do your research before you set your heart on your destination.


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Beach or adventure?

What sort of holiday do you all desire? Is a city break your dream holiday? Would you prefer a road trip, a relaxing beach trip, or an adventure through the wilderness? The beauty of adventure holidays, including road trips, is that they can be super engaging for children of any ages. The educational aspects of these types of holidays are part of what is making them increasingly attractive to families in recent years. 

City breaks tend to be packed with beautiful sights, and interesting museums and shops, but can often be stressful for families. The busy streets and stress of navigating can make it less popular with families. Choosing the type of holiday that you’ll all enjoy is essential before you start looking properly.

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Sound the kids out

This is their holiday too, so their input is essential. What sort of holiday do they want to do? What are some of their current aspirations? Do they dream of riding on an elephant, zip-lining, visiting a space centre, or seeing lions in the wild? The family holiday of a lifetime should include things that every family member wants to do – even the tiniest toddler. 
Dates vs destination?

Depending on your budget and school holidays, you might find that you are required to compromise on some aspects of your trip. Are you able to travel during school terms? This is obviously one of the best ways to keep travel and accommodation costs low. Otherwise, are you willing to compromise on the destination or the length of the trip to keep travel costs down? 

If the dates you’ve chosen are fixed, it can seriously hike the price up. The flexibility of a week on either side could really help you to find cheaper flights and accommodation, even outside of term time.


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Get packing

Traveling as adults is straightforward – passports and visas are basically all we need, almost everything else we can source at the airport or our destinations. When traveling with children, it’s a whole other kettle of fish, especially for long haul flights. Taking provisions is essential, not just for their comfort, but for your sanity too. Food, entertainment, comfort blankets, pillows – basically the kitchen sink – are imperative. 
Get organised

Do you need a visa or visa waiver? Do your children need one too? Does your travel insurance cover the children, or do they need to be added too? Does the accommodation you’ve booked accept children? Are there any safety concerns for your destination that need to be accounted for? Are yours and your children’s vaccinations and boosters up to date? Getting organised well in advance avoids the mad rush that comes before traveling. Knowledge about your destination and any of its nuances will also help to put your mind at ease about traveling with children. Organisation is everything.
Taking children on the holiday of a lifetime can be stressful, but incredibly rewarding, educational, and inspiring. Have you ever taken your children somewhere a little bit obscure? 

Leave a comment and let us know!

Nescafé gold new recipe review | #triedtested


I’m a coffee lover and drink coffee everyday and honestly I’m addicted to it. This is why I’m so excited when I was sent a Nescafé gold new recipe in double choc mocha, caramel latte and cappuccino unsweetened taste. I also got a free Nescafé cup which is perfect.


Trying them all makes it hard for me to choose my favourite. This new recipe has really gone perfect from the original which already irresistible. My fave before tasting this new improved recipe we’re the mocha flavour but now I just loved them all.


My teeenage daughter love the caramel latte and I already love the mocha which is naughty as it’s a double choco mocha and the cappuccino is perfect for less sugar since it’s unsweetened but still lovely to taste. This coffees from Nescafé gold were perfect for indulgent moments. For me they are comforting, irresistible and a treat. It’s like being in costa but the cost is cheaper but has the same feeling of satisfaction and pleasure. Each box contain 8 sachet which is good for 8 drinks and it’s Rrp£2.98 but other store prices were as low as £1.50 at the time of writing this post. Check my supermarket app prices.

They are easy to prepare as well.


Just boil water in your kettle and empty the content of the sachet into your mug then pour hot water and stir then wait 20 seconds and stir again to make it more frothy. For creamier texture just tap your mug on the table and feel free to add any grated chocolate topping or marshmallow if you want. That’s it put your feet up and enjoy ❤

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Easy Ways To Impress Your House Guests

Even if we don’t consider ourselves to be particularly house proud in the practical sense of the word, it’s safe to say that most of us like impressing our guests. Having people staying over at our homes can really bring out the hostess in many of us – especially if the guests in question are friends and family, you don’t see that often. If you have ever gone away to stay with a family member, you will know first hand just how nice it is when you are made to feel as though you have a home away from home. Therefore, it’s only natural that you would want to give your own guests a similar experience, so they leave your home feeling like they had the best stay possible! Here are a few ways you can impress your house guests, so they give you a 10/10 review every time. 

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Dreamy bedding 
There’s nothing worse than going away for a couple of days for what’s meant to be a relaxing getaway – only to find that your bed is uncomfortable and you get next to no sleep. With this in mind, it’s no use just chucking your guests in the spare room on the futon. If you want to make a really good impression, you will have to put together a bed that screams luxury. Thankfully, companies such as Richard Haworth specialise in hotel-style bedding, so you can offer your guests those crisp white sheets that they would usually pay £100 a night for. Check your mattress for any major lumps and always offer spare pillows, as some of your guests may prefer to sleep with two or even three. Finish your bed setup with a cosy throw folded across the bottom (just in case the evenings get a little chilly), and there you have it – a luxury guest bed any hotel would be proud of! 

Little extras 

We all know what it’s like being a guest at times. You need certain things from your host, but you feel awkward pestering them all the time. Remove this issue totally for your guests by always being one step ahead of their needs. Provide guest towels and face cloths, so they don’t need to worry about using yours, or bringing their own. Offer them their own personal shampoo and body wash, and pop tea and coffee in their room too, so they have their own personal supply. 


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Create a clean and relaxing haven 
Before your guests arrive, the number one thing you need to do is make sure you are on top of your cleaning. No guest wants to turn up at a house that looks like a bomb site – it makes them feel awkward, and it can be odd for them when their host cleans around them. If your spare room has become a bit of a dumping ground for your stuff recently, see your guests coming as a reason to finally clear it all out. Give the carpets a hoover, set the heating to a pleasant level and light some fragrant candles to welcome your guests into your home – once they see the effort you have gone to, they won’t ever want to leave!
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Don’t Delay: Handy Tips To Get Ready For Easter 

It’s hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. But now it’s within touching distance, it’s time to start prepping for the day itself. After all, it can often take much more than just going to the shop to buy some Easter Eggs. And with Easter making an appearance, it’s a perfect time to get crafting. 

After all, you can get a lot of things for the home like Easter decorations by making them yourself! And you can even do some baking which can ensure you skip those expensive prices for the chocolate eggs at the supermarkets! 

Here are some handy tips to ensure you are ready for Easter to arrive.

Start making baskets for the egg hunt

One of the most fun parts of Easter is the egg hunt for the kids. If you are anything like my family, you will hide the eggs around the garden for your children to hunt down! And it’s a lot of fun watching them have to find all the eggs before they can start getting their fill of chocolate. But to have an egg hunt, you need to get some baskets for the kids. After all, they can use these to fill with eggs they find when hunting them down in the garden. But you will find they are quite expensive when you get them from the shops. Therefore, to help you save some cash while ensuring you are still ready for Easter, you should make some of your own. In fact, it can be a fun activity which the whole family can get involved in. 

All you need is some colorful fabric, old magazines, and some glue. There are a ton of videos online on making Easter baskets which are easy to follow. Just remember to give the baskets little handles to make them easy for the kids to carry. And to give them a personal touch, use felt to create little names for the bags. That way, on Easter morning, they can quickly find their basket before heading outside to hunt down the eggs! And it’s something you can put away to use year after year!


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Bake your chocolate Easter eggs

You won’t believe how much Easter eggs can actually end up costing a family. After all, it can cost around £3 or £4 for an average-sized egg. And if you have several children, it can soon add up to a small fortune. When you add in other relatives, plus your other half, and your friend’s kids, it’s easy to end up equating to around £100! And this can be a lot of money when you have other bills to pay. 

However, it’s essential to get some Easter Eggs to give out as presents when the day arrives. Therefore, we suggest that you bake your own chocolate Easter eggs which can make just as scrumptious. In fact, a lot of people won’t even notice the difference when they are chomping down the chocolate. And if you make your own, it can also ensure you make it personal to the kids. After all, they might love a certain chocolate which doesn’t actually have its own egg! Therefore, get plenty of chocolate, plus tissue paper which you can use to wrap the egg. And then start cooking to ensure you make plenty of hollow eggs by the time Easter arrives. Fill the inside with sweets to ensure it’s still a fun treat for the kids. And there are lots of recipes online on how to make homemade Easter eggs, so it doesn’t have to be too tricky! 

Make some Easter cards with the kids 

For some people, they like to give out Easter cards when it comes to the holiday. After all, it can be a nice way to celebrate the occasion. And it can be something lovely for the kids to do when it comes to celebrating Easter. However, if you have to buy them from the shop, it can mean extra expense for your family. Especially if the kids are planning to give them out to all of their friends at school. Therefore, it’s time to sit down with your kids and make some cards ready for Easter! Get the crayons and paints out and have a fun day making Easter cards. You could even make bunnies out of felt which they can attach to the cards using some form of glue dots which you can get from sites like Glue Guns Direct

After they have dried, you can get the kids to practice their writing skills by putting a message inside the cards. And then you can leave everyone impressed with the cute cards your little ones have designed!


Decorate the home with Easter accessories

It’s always fun to give your home a touch of Easter magic which will excite the kids on the big day. After all, if they come down to a living room filled with cute Easter accessories, they will definitely be in the Easter mood. Therefore, it’s time to get crafting to make some cute Easter decor for the home. 

For one thing, you might want to make some little chicks which you can display on the mantelpiece in your home. You can easily make these with some tissue paper, and your kids will love them on Easter Sunday. And you can even put some cute bunny ornaments in your living room to excite the kids. And if you want to head to the shops, you could buy some form of Easter wreath which you can hang up in the hallway to impress the kids. And some daffodils in a vase in your house can also give it an Easter feel! With these cute touches, your home will be ready for your guests to arrive on Easter.

It’s likely you will have to cook a yummy dinner for your family when it comes to Easter Sunday. To make it fitting for Easter, you should opt for delicious treats which will make it a fun banquet for your family. For example, some creme egg cupcakes would definitely go down a treat with your little ones! 

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Mother’s Day present 


When it comes to present, I keep telling to my daughter that I don’t want anything fancy or stuff I don’t need. I told her to save her money and all I want is a relaxing day or a total day off lol 

For me it’s the thought that counts when it comes to present and my kids were the sweetest. I sleep all morning since I came from night shift work and when I woke up my kids gave me their cards and present. My little boys made me a hand made Mother’s Day card and a flower in a basket. My teenage daughter bought me a chocolate and made me a printed shopper style bag from her school. According to her, she sew the bag all by herself and enjoyed making it. She also got inspired from her fave brand cath kidston hence she choose patterned. I’m really touch by this and feel so lucky. She also printed a Mother’s Day with our picture on it and put it in a frame. My daughter has always been creative and resourceful. I’m so proud of my kids. 

Mother’s Day Lunch with our nephew who visit us.

Hubby did all the cooking and let me rest. I also had a good time watching film with my daughter. We watch the film called ” Me before you” while hubby took the boys out. I had such a lovely Mothering Sunday and it was truly relaxing and I feel pampered. 

I fell in love with this film but heartbroken of its ending.

Getting that body confidence back.

It’s been a good few months since Christmas, and perhaps some of those Christmas pounds are still lingering with the January blues and heading back to work and reality. It can be a stressful time, with a lack of motivation for work, socialising and even working out. However, the warmer, happier months are heading this way, and already those beautiful spring evenings are probably putting you in a good mood. The flowers are blooming, and your energy is up, but are you confident yet in your body and are you ready for those impending bikini holidays! Your days of feeling confident can easily come back to you, it’s all about perseverance and of course, that desire to look and feel good, just in time for the holiday season! 

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Getting back your motivation may not be easy, but you have to start somewhere, and feeling confident in your body, means saying yes to more things, which in turn, allows you to create more memories and stop saying no to things. Firstly, try to stop comparing your body to others. It’s a common problem that many of us have and it’s ruining your confidence and making you feel more miserable. 

Every body is different, and this is based on genetics, lifestyle factors and much more. We all come in different shapes and sizes, and you may be surprised at how many other people may envy your body, even if you’re feeling miserable about it! Your weight and height should be evenly spaced out, which is why we measure our BMI. You can do this online easily with a calculator based on your weight and height. 

Most of the time, we feel we need to tone up a little bit more, rather than losing weight. Drastic weight loss is never good and it’s something that we can easily get sucked into by reading the gossip magazines and seeing tons of airbrushed models! 

Start by getting into a routine, and this does not mean having to pay a hefty gym membership, but rather taking a brisk walk on a morning, or an evening stroll, just staying active by walking can be very beneficial to your bodily cycles. 

Why not try cycling, or perhaps even swimming which is a fabulous full body workout without a huge strain on you physically. Start eating your treats in moderation and plan your meals, which is good for you mentally and also lighter on your wallet. 

You don’t waste as much food! Create some healthy juices to start the day! By starting your diet early in spring, by the time those beautiful summer days roll around, you’ll be seeing the results; and before long, you’ll be feeling confident to wear those sassy luxury swimwear pieces again that you can find at knicker locker

Often women feel a little happier with a tan. Fake tan can be just as good as a natural one if you find the right one for you. Try a gradual tanner if you’re worried about any orange streaks, and then it’s a more gradual and natural process and can really make you feel happier in your own skin. 

Get your notepads at the ready and start planning, get ahead of the game, and feel more confident again! 

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