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Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out

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The world of eco-friendly products is growing which is, of course, an amazing thing but for those who are just delving into it all it can be quite overwhelming. I mean where do you start?! I am often asked, what is best to use? What products do I recommend? What is easy to begin with? And even though a lot of these things can come down to your own personal choice and your lifestyle, I think there are really easy eco swaps for those who are just starting out and finding their feet with where to go with being more eco-friendly. Continue reading “Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out”

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One Foot In The Material World: Learning To Live A (Partly) Minimalist Lifestyle

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It’s not something that necessarily enters our mind as a parent. While we want to teach our children about budgeting and being sensible with the money, these days, with the ever-mounting costs, we still need to find a way to ensure that we live a good life, but not necessarily have a lot of stuff (as well as credit card bills and debt). The minimalist lifestyle can seem like an enticing prospect. But so many of us don’t find it practical to live with the bare minimum. So how can we start on this road to living a minimalist lifestyle without completely throwing everything we own out the window? Continue reading “One Foot In The Material World: Learning To Live A (Partly) Minimalist Lifestyle”

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Be Mindful Of These Risks When Planning A House Move

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Thinking about moving home? There are plenty of reasons why you should, but considering the stress and the risks involved, as we suggested here, you might resist the upheaval.

Still, moving doesn’t have to be stressful; well, not more than should be expected, anyway. And by knowing the risks involved, you might be able to make life easier for yourself. Hence our article. Below are two of the house moving risks you need to be aware of, with some suggestions to help you manage them. Continue reading “Be Mindful Of These Risks When Planning A House Move”

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What Interior Trend Suits You Best?

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Whether you’re moving into a brand new home that’s a blank canvas ready to be decorated, or you’re thinking about doing a total refurbishment of your property, you’re going to need a central design philosophy to work to. Interior design trends come into and go out of fashion through the decades, but for you and your family, it’s all about what aesthetic you find to be the most beguiling. Below you’ll find out some of the significant interior trends in the interior design world, and which will suit you, your family, and your home best. Continue reading “What Interior Trend Suits You Best?”

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Tips For Helping Dehydrated ‘Mum’ Skin

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My poor skin has always been dehydrated but add in being a Mum and it has more ups and downs than an episode of Eastenders! Throughout my teenage years, I suffered terribly with spots and blackheads and of course, tried out every single greasy skin remedy out there. Trouble was, I was making the issue worse because I was stripping my skin of the oils it so desperately needed, causing it to create even more and so a vicious cycle began. Continue reading “Tips For Helping Dehydrated ‘Mum’ Skin”

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Top Tips To Choose The Right Artwork For Your Home

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Choosing art pieces to display for your home is a great way to bring some personality to your home, and an even better way to show off your tastes and add some colour to your decor. But how do you choose the right pieces for your home?  Continue reading “Top Tips To Choose The Right Artwork For Your Home”

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A Guide To Teaching Your Kids The Value Of Money

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It’s not a secret that kids don’t know anything about the value of money – that is until they learn it from you. If you don’t talk to them about money and make an effort to demonstrate how they should treat it, they will learn from you regardless. Badmouth money? Your kids will likely develop a negative relationship with it. Don’t spend money wisely? Your kids will see that money should be spent on impulse purchases and whims. If you want to make sure your kids grow up with a positive and sensible attitude towards money, read on.  Continue reading “A Guide To Teaching Your Kids The Value Of Money”