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How Bad Weather Can Spell Disaster For Your Home

**collaborative post** Your home is the biggest purchases you’ll probably ever make, so it’s of course within your best interest to protect it. And one thing to be aware of is how damaging the weather can b. We might not be able to change the weather, but we can make sure our properties defenses are all working correctly to keep it as protected as possible. Here’s how you can go about it.  Blocked guttering Over the autumn months as the leaves fall from the trees, the wind blows them everywhere with many ending up in gutters. Over time as they […]

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Set Up Your Kitchen to Make Family Cooking a Breeze

collaberative post We all know that eating takeaways every night isn’t good for our health or that of our family. Take-out is high in sugar, fat and salt – much more so than regular home-cooked fare. But sometimes we do it anyway because cooking is just too much effort. The idea of getting everything out of the kitchen cupboards and firing up the cooker after a busy day is sometimes too much. We want it to be easy. The sad truth is that there is no way to make cooking effort-free. Even ready meals require you to put food in […]

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Brightening up our Son’s Bedroom

My son’s bedroom is a bit meh. It’s the last room of the house that could really do with an update. When we first moved in, it was probably the room that needed sorting the least. That’s why it’s been left until last. But now that the rest of the house has been revamped, his room really stands out. There’s nothing wrong with it really, it’s just meh. So we’ve decided to refresh it a bit, and we’re going to try and do it on a budget. Refreshing a child’s bedroom doesn’t have to cost the earth. A wee sort out and […]

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Spring Cleaning My Life

Today is the first day of March, and although it may not feel like it, Spring is definitely on the way. I can’t say that January and February have been great for me. The beginning of 2017 definitely hasn’t been the best start to the year. Don’t get me wrong, nothing bad has happened. I’ve had some good times over the last couple of months: My mam came to visit from England, the kids both celebrated their birthdays and I had my first night out for ages. Coupled with lots of nice evening spent watching movies with the kids and […]

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Dressing the Windows for Christmas

There may still be a few days until it’s December but things are starting to feel very festive around here. The tree is up, coloured lights twinkle, the fire is roaring and Santa takes pride of place on the sideboard. I love my house at Christmas time, it feels so warm and inviting. The mismatch of decorations lovingly picked over the years are a reflection of our family, in a way. And for me, that’s kinda perfect. One thing that has been overlooked in the six years we’ve lived here is the windows. While we have acquired a lovely collection […]

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