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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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Where Do I Start With Cloth Nappies?

“Where do I start with cloth nappies?” is the most common question I get asked and to be honest it is actually a bit of a tough one to answer because every baby and child is different and working out what works for you will depend on them, your routine, whether or not you want to cloth full-time and what brands you prefer. What I can most definitely help with is clearing up some of the areas that seem daunting and confusing. Continue reading “Where Do I Start With Cloth Nappies?”

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7 Must-See Natural Wonders of Bali Near to Seminyak

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Seeing the world and all that it has to offer has always been an ambition of mine. We have been lucky enough to have already had wonderful holidays visiting the likes of Tunisia, Crete, Turkey, Rhodes, Zante, Gran Canaria and most recently, Florida but I am eager to travel further afield, to experience countries that look and feel like paradise, to immerse myself in their cultures and to take in all of the different natural wonders they have to offer. Bali is one of those countries on my (long) list. Continue reading “7 Must-See Natural Wonders of Bali Near to Seminyak”

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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”