review- evening primrose oil tablets from epsilon life

Review | Evening Primrose Oil From Epsilon Life

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I am not new to Evening Primrose Oil and actually took it after finishing my breastfeeding journey with my first child, Jake, because one big problem decided to hit me like a ton of bricks– PMS.  I’d never had too many issues in that area prior to becoming a Mum but I guess everything went a bit haywire after pregnancy and my hormones didn’t seem to want to settle back down to normal levels. At the time, I took the initiative to do some research on what could help and I stumbled across the benefits of Evening Primrose Oil which included helping women through PMS issues. I went on to find a great balance with the other remedies which included reflexology, exercise, relaxation, and I thought I had it all sussed. Continue reading “Review | Evening Primrose Oil From Epsilon Life”

a living room done up using items on a budget

Tips and tricks for decorating on a budget

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So, you’ve been thinking about sprucing your home up for a while, flicking through interior design magazines every night, watching repeats of Grand Designs and browsing through the IKEA website, drooling over the images of stunningly redecorated rooms. The only thing is that’s it’s all just too expensive, with new furniture costing hundreds. Although you may lust after a dreamy new interior, your decorating budget just won’t stretch, and you’ll be stuck with your dated décor forever.

Fear not! There are so many ways you can freshen up your interior without breaking the bank. Continue reading “Tips and tricks for decorating on a budget”

how to create your homemade advent calendar

How To Create Your Homemade Advent Calendar

Last year I made the decision to stop using a shop-bought advent calendar. I didn’t want to add to our UK waste problem, I didn’t want more plastic going in the bin and, to be honest, the chocolate is never that nice anyway, is it?! What I wanted to create was an advent for my child to remember. One that brought joy just as Christmas should and one that gave back over the coming year.

This is how I created our homemade advent calendar… Continue reading “How To Create Your Homemade Advent Calendar”

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Top Tips For Staying Stylish After Having Kids

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After becoming a parent, understandably your focus shifts from yourself to your new-born baby. Children need a lot of care, love, and attention, especially when they are small. It’s very easy for us to become wrapped up in looking after our children and forget about looking after ourselves.

It’s important to remember to take time for yourself. Being constantly with a young child can be tiring, combine that with constant interruptions, lack of sleep and your body recovering from pregnancy and birth, it’s no surprise that lots of moms end up burning out. Everyone needs and deserves a break and there’s no shame in that. Continue reading “Top Tips For Staying Stylish After Having Kids”

Present Inspiration: Thoughtful Gift Ideas that Show You Care

Present Inspiration: Thoughtful Gift Ideas that Show You Care

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Buying gifts for loved ones can be difficult, especially when you want to buy them something extra-special to show how much you care. As a society, people are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact that the throw-away culture of mass-produced items has on the planet. Many shoppers now crave a more authentic shopping experience, and things that are individual and created with care and attention are increasingly popular.  Continue reading “Present Inspiration: Thoughtful Gift Ideas that Show You Care”

How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas

How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, you may already be thinking about those presents, the decorations, how much food you will need to buy and which family will be hosting. It’s a big day and it can take a lot of planning BUT is it too big? Has Christmas got out of hand? Do we need to start reining it all in? Do we need to consider our waste and consumption now that we are very aware of the overuse of plastic and climate change? Looking at current figures I’d say so! It has been reported that in the UK alone we create 30% more waste than usual during the festive period, which includes two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees plus 1 billion Christmas cards!! Continue reading “How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas”

pumpkin sat on grass to symbolise an eco-friendly Halloween

7 Ways You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Halloween

With our awareness of the need to reduce waste now growing and trying to find ways to be more eco-friendly, it is about time that we also turn this idea to those big times of year where we are all guilty of creating the most waste and using the most single-use items. Now, I don’t want the fun to be limited, that isn’t the point of this post. What I want to do is highlight where changes can be easily made and with Halloween just around the corner now is the time to get our thinking caps on to work out exactly how we can be more eco-friendly. Continue reading “7 Ways You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Halloween”