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  • The joys (and unexpected frustrations) of raising children
    on Jul 9, 2015 in Home Life
    Anybody who has children will completely relate to most everything in this post. While children are amazing and I love them with all my heart, it can be extremely difficult sometimes! Not in the sense that you dislike your children, by any means, but...
  • Valentines Day activities for kids + We Love Weekends Eeek, it’s Valentines Day tomorrow… how on earth has it crept up on us so quickly? I’ve been really enjoying reading everyones Valentines Day posts this year and seeing all the crafts and activities families have been doing to...
  • DIY back garden nature fort
    on Feb 12, 2015 in Kids Activities Nature Outdoor Play
     We currently have a household full of illness, including me… so this will be a short and sweet post and I’ll be adding some more details as soon as I feel better. This month Louise from Building Blocks & Acorns is hosting a Fort...
  • Bluestone spa retreat
    on Feb 11, 2015 in Travel Wales
     A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to stay at Bluestone National Park Resort in Wales to experience one of their amazing spa retreats. Now, if you haven’t heard of Bluestone before you better keep reading because it i...
  • Braun no-touch thermometer review
    on Feb 11, 2015 in Reviews
     As a parent, there’s nothing worse than your children being ill. In the majority of cases all you can do is look on helplessly and try to comfort them until they feel better. However, if your child develops a fever checking their temperat...
  • How to declutter clothes, shoes and accessories
    on Feb 10, 2015 in Simplify
     Do you have too many clothes? Clothes that you never wear? Clothes that don’t even fit you? Well, join the club because I have more clothes than I will ever need, yet I still spend every day going through my wardrobe waiting time choosing wh...
  • Returning from the dark ages
    on Feb 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
     A.K.A a time without internet. This week has been pretty horrendous – I’m sure some people will look on it as ‘first world problems’ but when it’s one thing on top of the other, boy do those problems build up. But the weirdest thi...
  • 5 family activities to do this weekend + We Love Weekends
    on Jan 30, 2015 in We Love Weekends
     Looking for some fun family activities, crafts or games to keep you occupied this weekend? Well, as always our awesome ‘we love weekends’ bloggers have you sorted. This week I’ve chosen 5 fun ideas for when you’re stuck...
  • 10+ Heart crafts and activities for kids & Frugal Family Linky There are so many Valentines Day crafts and activities popping up everywhere at the moment, especially on Frugal Family linky (see last weeks post for example!). This week I have something Valentines-y but a bit more specific to show you ̵...
  • How to declutter magazines, journals & catalogues
    on Jan 26, 2015 in Simplify
     Are you a magazine addict? I am was. Newspapers not so much, I’d read them on my commute and leave them on the train for the next person (and if that sounds weird to you EVERYONE on the London tube did that!). Journals? YES! I have about 7 or...
  • January themed crafts & activities + We Love Weekends Keep the little ones entertained this January with some awesome activities, crafts and play ideas from the awesome We Love Weekends bloggers. Featuring a few indoor crafts (for when it’s just WAY too cosy inside to start getting your coa...
  • Free Valentines printables + Frugal Family Linky Looking for some free Valentines printables or worksheets? Or want to see some cool kids crafts and activities for Valentines that include free printables? OR are you looking for some home-made Valentines Day gift ideas that ALSO include free p...
  • How to simplify: Books, DVDs & CDs
    on Jan 19, 2015 in Simplify
     Books, DVDs, CDs, records, tapes…. These are the kind of things that somehow mysteriously multiply over time, and often end up in various places around the house. It’s easy to see why, these are things that bring us joy, they entertain us,...
  • We Love Weekends 16th Jan 2015
    on Jan 16, 2015 in We Love Weekends
     Hello and welcome to the first We Love Weekends of 2015! I am super excited to be a co-host this year as this is a linky that I have loved ever since I found it and I can’t wait to help make it bigger and better than ever We Love Weekends...
  • Frugal Family Linky 15th Jan 2015
    on Jan 15, 2015 in Frugal Family
     So, super exciting news. I am now co-hosting the frugal family linky every Thursday with Witty Hoots, Peakle Pie,The Purple Pumpkin Blog and Nemcsok Farms. To join in with this linky share any family friendly posts – especially anything e...
  • On questioning yourself
    on Jan 10, 2015 in Project Happiness
     Do you ever feel, like you’re not where you want to be? Like you’re not who you want to be? Like, things should be better. You should be better. Your kids deserve better. Well, that’s me. Right now. Today. I feel so positive f...
  • Simplify your life: Tools to get started
    on Jan 5, 2015 in Simplify Uncategorized
     Before we dive in to the simplifying process I thought it’d be good to have kind of starting block post. The first section of this post is really important. It’s just a few questions for you to answer in your own time, but I feel it will re...
  • Simplify your life in 52 weeks
    on Jan 3, 2015 in Simplify
     Welcome to Simplify your life in 52 weeks :). You may have found this page thinking ‘YES, I want to simplify my life! And I’d love to do it along with others who have the same ideas and goals as me!’… or you may have stumbled upon this...
  • Our 2014 in words and pictures
    on Dec 31, 2014 in Family Memories
     Wow. Tomorrow it’ll be 2015. A whole new year. I literally cannot believe another year has just whooshed by us, with barely a memory remaining. It’s actually pretty scary how bad my memory is, and pre social media & blog the onl...
  • Minnies Macaroon Red Knitted Triceratops
    on Dec 22, 2014 in Reviews Joshua Minnies Macaroons
     Minnies Macroon is a beautiful, ethical shop focusing on knitted and crochet toys and accessories for little ones. When Joshua was invited to be an ‘Ambearssador’ for Minnies Macaroon I’m not sure who was more delighted –...