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Homebargains flower review | #triedtested

I never knew homebargains do a flower delivery service. I only discovered it lately so I thought I would give it a go and try it myself.


I was sent a white roses bouquet and it came with a presentable box which was well packaged. Also included in the package is a simple flower vase, small truffle chocolate and note which is a lovely touch. At the back of the card is the flower care guide.


The roses are beautiful and look so fresh and also comes with plant food. It was beautifully wrap and comes with a wet pack at the tip of the flowers to keep it hydrated and fresh. I’m impressed with its quality and their prices is an absolute bargain compare to other flower delivery service. Flowers with free delivery from £9.99 is a winner. It’s cheap and definitely well price. It’s a very good value of money and I would definitely recommend them. Excellent product and service, perfect to use for sending flowers to family without breaking the bank.


Disclosure : I was sent a free sample for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions including photos and videos are all mine.

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Amy’s surprise Da Vinci Bouquet from prestige flowers


I wanted to surprise Amy on her birthday and I thought the best birthday surprise is to deliver her a beautiful bouquet of flowers. 


Prestige flowers sent a Da Vinci Bouquet for Amy’s birthday. It was beautiful and looks so expensive and posh. Honestly, I’ve never seen such beautiful flowers. It came in a lovely box and inside is the flowers wrapped in luxury paper. Also in the pack is the plant food and care instruction guide and there is also a card (showing the Virgin Mary Da Vinci painting) with a personalised message for the receipent. 


Included in the bouquet are superb Vanda Orchids, magnificent Memory Lane Roses, Calla Liles, Eryngium, Ruscus, Pistacia enhanced with gold wire. The use of this variety of orchid is used to represent the rocky setting highlighted in the Da Vinci painting, the callas are used to signify the unusual use of lighting and flora. The various colours and textures perfectly represent key elements of this painting, namely the angles, hazed sky with pastel shades and golden orbits to represent the finer details shown in the beautiful face of the Virgin. This masterpiece is housed at the National Gallery in London.

I thought Amy deserved to receive some luxury flowers inspired by artwork since she loves arts. And of course she loved it and was really impressed with this bouquet. She was really pleased and happy with these flowers and I think it’s well priced. It will be a special treat for any recipients. I had a good look at it as well before delivering to Amy and it has a beautiful golden leaves, I thought they were plastic but they are real. It’s really captivating. 

Amy sent me these photos below.

Disclosure : I was sent the flowers for the purpose of this blog post. However, my thoughts and opinion are my own including pictures and video unless otherwise stated. 

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Questions You Need To Ask Yourself When Considering An Attic Conversion

Converting your lifeless attic into a living space that could be filled with joy and laughter one day, is a fantastic way to fully make use of all the space in your home. Utilizing the attic is a task unlike any other around the house because it’s essentially an integral structure that is a part of the roof, which is the most fragile part of any home. However, it gives you so much creative leeway to convert the attic into a room totally of your choosing which could not only be a great asset to your living standard but increase the price of the home. Whether you choose the new room to be an additional bathroom, living room or bedroom, the financial rewards are too great to miss. Many people convert the emptiness into a study, where you can get away from the noise of a busy household and purely focus on your paperwork. The first step is to plan sufficiently so the tricky stumbling blocks of design can be tackled with a driven purpose.

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The inspection 

 

Before your heart can set on any particular idea for the space, check that converting your attic is feasible. You could go the easy route and hire an inspector to come to your home and learn the history of the property, the materials used and the structural safety that the building codes the local authority or company adhered to. Although, you could also make some simple checks to see for yourself before getting a second opinion. The ceiling needs to be around 10 to 12-feet high in order for it to be deemed safe, as banging on the support beam and metal bars is bad for your and the house’s health. In that regard, the floor also must have the correct support to withstand many people walking on it at different locations in the room.

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Making it comfortable 

 

It’s important that your potential space has modern regulations on insulation that were used during construction. This means you should have r-30 insulation in the walls along with r-13 in the ceiling so that you’ll be protected from windchills and have an adequate room that keeps the heat in. Having the proper insulation will also save money on an energy bill. Equally important, there needs to be at least one window from which sunlight and fresh air may peer through. Following the same principle as the insulation, seek to hire a company like Buckingham Double Glazing, which specialises in proper window construction. You can then choose whether you want aluminium or wooden frames for a modern or rustic style. Pick out where you would like a window using knowledge of which way your home faces so as to get the most sunlight available. From then on, the installation will be focussed on maintaining the integrity of the surrounding structure.

 

The real price 

 

There’s a big difference between an estimate you might have gotten to the final quotation. An estimate is the contractor’s guess as to what the conversion might end up costing you. However, the quotation is the final price after every question of safety, design, materials, time and labour have been calculated. Before work can be done, you will be given a list of the overall expenditure and the items to be bought, so make sure your budget is sufficient.

 

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Everdine, a healthy, frozen meal delivery service

Have you ever had one of those days when you have got dinner out to defrost but come cooking time it’s still frozen? Well this happened to me today, so I started riffling through cupboards looking for an alternative dinner option (spaghetti hoops on toast maybe?) when I remembered this week I had been sent an everdine delivery by tornado to trial! Dinner was saved!

 

Everdine supplies frozen, one person portion sized meals, which are healthy and interesting. The selection from the supermarket is dull (to say the least) and poor quality (or at least the ones I have bought have been, it’s pot luck whether you get any meat in them and they turn out soggy and mediocre) but everdine offers interesting meals and the quality is great.

How it works

Select your plan: 8 meals or 12 meals vegetarian or classic. 12 works out slightly cheaper per meal (£6.90 vs £6.40).

Select frequency of delivery (1-4 weekly) and day of delivery (Friday or Saturday)

Select your meals: it auto selects 8 dishes for you, if you click “change meals” you get the full list. You can click on the meal for full details, nutritional info, calorie content, full list of ingredients and allergy info.

Then enter your details and order.


Who are these for

They aren’t cheap, if you want cheap go to the supermarket and stock up on lasagnes and Mac cheese, but these are really interesting and really tasty! They are great for those people who live alone, or maybe have different shifts to the rest of the family so you eat alone and you don’t want to cook a whole meal for one person. Or perhaps for that one night a week you have a club and end up eating later than everyone else. Or like us, it’s great in the freezer for those days you fail to defrost dinner in time!


Example meals

An example of the meals currently on there site are below:

  • King Prawn Miso Raman
  • Cajun Blackened Salmon
  • Roast Duck with Blueberries
  • Lemon and Black Pepper Chicken
  • Warm Pea and Asparagus Orzo Salad
  • Speckled Lentil Chilli with Parisienne Potatoes
  • Slow Cooked Beef and Beetroot Bourguignon
  • Singapore Noodles
  • Tofu and Shitake Mushrooms with Blackbean Sauce

If you would like to try Everdine they are offering all my followers a £25 discount, sign up here.

Please remember if you just want a one off delivery you will need to cancel your subscription.

*please note, items were provided free for the purpose of review. But all words and opinions are my own.

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Kitchen Makeovers That Won’t Break The Bank

The kitchen is the heart of the home.

It’s where we eat, drink, laugh and cry. It’s where we prepare and eat food, socialise, enjoy a glass of wine and yes, if it’s been a rough day, it’s where we slam cupboard doors.

Any kitchen worth its salt is something of a workhorse. Meals are prepared, cooked and cleaned up after every day. Plates and glasses are dropped and shatter, crumbs disappear into nooks and crannies never to be seen again, knives and cleavers miss their marks and gouge nicks in worktops.

Let’s face it, our kitchen takes a beating.

When the heart of our home starts to lose its lustre it’s no surprise that many of us balk at the prospect of a triple bypass!
Replacing your kitchen and undergoing deep renovations can be an incredibly expensive process. Moreover, you might be especially reticent if you’ve already got your dream kitchen.

So here are some ways in which you can give your kitchen a facelift without breaking the bank.

Cabinet revival


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Your cabinets are a key part of your kitchen’s aesthetic and when they start to look faded and worn they can give your kitchen a dowdy look and feel. The good news is that reviving your cabinets in many cases is as simple as a lick of paint.

Opting for light, neutral colours will give your kitchen a sense of space and lightness, making it feel fresh and breezy.

Top-Down reorganisation

Your worktops take up the lion’s share of the kitchen’s surface area and since they’re where all the action is, they’re one of the first things to start looking shabby.

Fortunately, replacing your worktops is one of the most effective ways of renewing your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of replacing it.

The range of worktops on the market is huge and designed to suit pretty much any taste or budget. Laminate worktops are versatile and cost-effective but if you prefer a more classic aesthetic there are types of wooden worktops to suit any taste too. Whatever material you choose it should be fairly easy to tailor your worktops to your existing space and appliances.

Floor it!

The floor takes the brunt of every spill, every dropped plate and every shattered glass, so don’t be too surprised if it finds itself needing a facelift after a few years. Fortunately, in many cases reflooring is cost effective and easy as new flooring can be laid down over the old.

Vinyl flooring is relatively cheap and comes in a huge range of textures and finishes although if your kitchen has a more traditional appearance there’s no substitute for a natural wood finish.


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It’s what’s inside that counts

Since we’re removing things from and putting things back into our kitchen cupboards on a regular basis, it’s no surprise when our storage becomes cluttered and unusable. Before we know it, our surfaces are bedecked with all manner of jars, tins and utensils.

For many of us it’s a simple matter of reorganising our kitchen storage regularly. In extreme cases it might be worth looking into some new storage solutions.

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Remote control dump truck review | #triedtested 

Top Race® 5 Channel Fully Functional RC Dump Truck, Remote Control Car Battery Powered Remote Control Heavy Duty Yellow Construction Dump Truck With Lights And Sound (TR-112)


This came on its own box. I thought this product would make a good present for any boy. You need to have a screw driver in order to remove this from packaging. It would be useful if there is one added screw driver as I have spent time looking for one. You also need to have a 3 AA battery for the remote control.

It has a rechargeable battery that you can connect with the USB cable provided but would be better if it’s a proper plug. Anyway as we put the battery in, we tried and rest all the feature which is impressive. It goes forward, backward, left and right through the remote control. Also plate goes up and down. It also make sounds and has light. My 3 years old had so much fun playing with it and easily learn to use the remote control.

Overall, I think it’s a good toy for boys.

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When my hallway turned into a fashion runway 

Guess what? Modelling is my childhood dream. When I was young, I admired models and thought they were so beautiful and they were lucky to be dressed so stylish and pampered by the make up artist. I thought it’s a glamorous job to just wear clothes and strike a pose while having photos taken.  Continue reading “When my hallway turned into a fashion runway “