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Essential SAHM Boredom Beaters

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Before you had your baby, you may have thought it would be impossible to feel boredom when staying at home to look after them. After all, there’s so much to do and get used to, and they are such little miracles that will change and grow every day. However, stay at home mums (SAHMs) often do feel bored from time to time. Not because their babies or their role as a mother is boring per se but because they are used to working and interacting with adults all day. Happily, if boredom does begin to strike there are some smart things you can do to beat it. Read on to find out what they are. Continue reading “Essential SAHM Boredom Beaters”

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Looking For Writing Inspiration Abroad

Writers know the continual difficulty of finding inspiration, thinking of new avenues for their work, and breaking through the usual creative blocks. To get through this, some alternate methods of success might be the best way forward. One of the best and most permanent methods of inspiration is heading abroad. Sometimes, you need to head outside of the box to think outside of the box.

Booking your plane tickets and planning the journey can be a great start, but if you’re not sure of how to find inspiration while there, you can often slip into recreation, simply drinking mojitos from morning to night and never really fulfilling the purpose of your original plan.

Consider the following simple methods of finding writing inspiration abroad for the best chances. Continue reading “Looking For Writing Inspiration Abroad”

garden with a path

5 Hacks To Open up Your Outdoor Space and Glam up Your Garden

When the sun is shining everybody wants to hang out in the garden and enjoy a warm evening outside. You haven’t given your garden much love and attention for several years now, but you know it is time to create a lush outdoor space for summer. There are many ways you can approach a project like this; you just need to spend some time exploring your options. Whether you are hoping to make a huge impact with a new rooftop garden or make a small tweak by adding beautiful flowers, you can finally have the garden of your dreams this summer.

Continue reading “5 Hacks To Open up Your Outdoor Space and Glam up Your Garden”

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The Practical Gardener: Building A Backyard Suited To Modern Living

Our love of the garden has never changed, but pretty much every other aspect of our lives have seen dramatic evolutions. So, if you want to make the most of your backyard space, it’s imperative that it is designed with modern living in mind.

So, what are the best ways to bring practicality to your garden this summer? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “The Practical Gardener: Building A Backyard Suited To Modern Living”

nursing box ideas

Nursing Box Ideas To Keep Your Toddler Entertained

Preparing to bring a new arrival home from hospital is an important task and one area I have been thinking about is something that will help to make Jake feel included and entertained whilst I am nursing his baby brother; a nursing box. This will be a special box that he can go to at anytime for when he is feeling bored or possibly left out and will keep him happily occupied whilst I am otherwise engaged. I know he will have a good understanding at his age but it will all still be very strange and new to him and as he has been the only child for 4 years I want him to feel as though his needs are also being thought about. 

So, I have had a little hunt around on the internet to find items that will suit his needs and these are what have grabbed my attention and are going on my wishlist. Continue reading “Nursing Box Ideas To Keep Your Toddler Entertained”

house exterior improvements

Budget Ways To Update Your Exterior

Giving your home an update needn’t cost the earth, just a few small tweaks can give both the outside and inside a freshened up look. Today, we’re focusing on the outside, with simple and budget ways you can update your exterior. Continue reading “Budget Ways To Update Your Exterior”

five carved pumpkins

Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed

Halloween really is all about the pumpkins now isn’t it and with this comes the pressure to carve the ‘perfect’ pumpkin for your home. I’ve noticed a rise in the stunning designs appearing all over social media but if like me, you don’t want to buy a pumpkin carving kit full of all the tools and stencils to give you this look then this post is for you. Continue reading “Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed”