29.4.20

Quick Ways To Be Happier


When we're in the thick of life's stressy times, just like we are now, sometimes we feel down in the dumps and don't experience any happiness. But happiness just feels good, and we should try to experience the joy of happiness for the small things in life, without worrying about the bigger picture at the moment. 

Whilst it might seem that a new house, higher wage, and a better job might bring more happiness, those are just fleeting and don't last, whereas there are some things you can do to achieve happiness quickly. Here are some quick strategies for instant feelings of happiness.

17.4.20

Simple Hair Care Tips for Different Hair Types


For many women their hair can be their pride and joy. From those with straight hair that all us who straighten envy, to voluminous locks and the curls that wind round for miles. Every woman's hair is different and beautiful in its own way.

And the way you style your hair is a matter of preference and down to each person individually, but you probably already know what your hair does and doesn't like, and usually cater to make sure your hair is looking its best, at all times. Knowing your hair type and how to care for it is the key to healthy and beautiful hair.

16.4.20

4 Ways To Look After Your Hair


With the current situation in place, it's likely you're thinking more about your health and beauty than usual. I mean, when you're sat at home for hours on end, taking care of yourself becomes a priority and so does trying out some new ways to keep yourself in check.

If you're looking for ways to look after your hair but are unsure where to begin then don't worry as there are some simple ways to protect your hair from becoming more damaged. Whether you're thinking of starting a new hair care regime, it is important that you make sure you're doing all you can to keep your hair looking strong and healthy.

31.3.20

How to light your child’s bedroom


Bedroom lighting tends to follow similar guidelines, but when it comes to your child’s bedroom, there are a few different angles you should consider. If you would like to learn how to light your child’s bedroom in a way that is safe, fun and stylish, keep reading!

12.3.20

Getting Ready For Spring With Femme Luxe

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It might be chilly in the morning, but we're edging ever closer to real time spring, and we'll be damned if we spend a minute more in sombre winter coats and tired woollen scarves. I mean, I'm sick of having to wrap myself up every time I leave the house.

The best thing about the change from Winter to Spring, is that you can have a few practical micro-tweaks to make your outfits ready for the new weather. From the achievable level of bare-leg exposure to trousers that are loose and cool, but cover the legs in case of sudden winds.

Many of these items include pieces you'll have hiding at the back of your wardrobe. Just in case though, I've added a few shopping options, so keep reading to see what you should be wearing now Spring is about to hit.

9.3.20

Why You Should Buy Swimwear At The Start Of The Season

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We go away abroad every year. And every time it comes to holiday shopping, I try to buy early as it means I get positives, for lots of reasons. I mean, many people tend to wait right up until they're about to hop onto the plane to actually buy their swimwear, but in my experience, this is often the worst time to buy. 

In fact, waiting so long to purchase your swimwear can mean having to settle for something you didn't really want. Whereas, if you start your holiday shopping at the start of the Spring/Summer season, you'll be certain to get that swimsuit that you've been lusting after. 

There are also some other reasons why buying at the start of the season is the best time, and so here are a few reasons why I think you should do this too.

6.3.20

Blogging Isn't As Easy As It Looks

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As someone who has been blogging for nearly 8 years now, I have had my share of people who just don't get it at all, and even my repeated explanations does nothing to help them understand. I usually get the response 'I should start a blog as you're always getting free stuff' and it just makes me wonder just how inappropriate some people can be. You wouldn't say that to anyone in any other profession, so why mine? I can tell you something right now, blogging ain't easy.

2.3.20

Get more out of your garden this summer! Tips for 2020

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It’s almost time to pack your hot water bottles and fleeces back into the cupboard… Spring is on its way! You might be ready, but is your garden? Now is the time to get those projects out of your head and actually into fruition – the sunnier, lighter, warmer months have almost arrived. Thank goodness!

If you’ve not even started to think of ideas, stick around and we’ll inspire you with some purse-friendly, simple yet effective solutions.

The Mother's Day Prize Bundle Giveaway


With Mother's Day just round the corner, now is the time to get looking for what we all want to get that special woman in our lives. And I get it, buying for your mum is hard work as they're not always forthcoming with what they actually want. 

Some like flowers, whereas others are partial to chocolates. And if you try to work out hobbies then it's a no go. My mum likes baking and playing Candy Crush, so buying for her can be a little difficult. I mean, she already makes the best cakes, so there's no point trying to compete and buy her one. 

So that's why I spend a lot of time on the run up to Mother's Day, and any big special day that is, entering giveaways. This gives me scope to see what everyone else is wanting, what gifts are available, and some tips of what to get my mum. And now if your lucky day as you can too.

This Mother's Day some of the top UK parent bloggers have united to offer one lucky winner a fabulous bundle of goodies for Mother's Day worth in total £200. What's more we also have a Mother's Day hamper for a runners up prize.

Win A Hinch Spring Cleaning Bundle


In spring, it’s common to clean the home. I mean, nothing feels quite as satisfying as coming home to a clean house. And homes can go through a lot of wear and tear, especially after a busy winter, so it's a good idea to do a deep dive and scrub those spaces that might be neglected during the daily cleaning routine. 

I don't know about you, but anything that makes cleaning easier gets a big thumbs up from me. I mean, I don't mind cleaning, but sometimes it's just there waiting for you, and I just can't be bothered. So I always read up on new products and advice to making my house spotlessly clean, without having to do too much actual work. 

Mrs Hinch seems to be in the spotlight a lot at the moment, with her hints and tips to get the most out of products, and to help you to clean at home.

29.2.20

5 Reasons Why To Try Online Dating

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Have you ever wondered why so many people are choosing online dating these days. I did, and so I looked in to why so many people prefer to get online, rather than get out into the dating scene. And I found that dating online offers certain perks that are harder to come by when dating like we used to. It opens up a world of new opportunities, and so, here are the top 10 reasons why you should try online dating.

23.2.20

Speedy Sausage Casserole Recipe

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Looking for a quick, easy and delicious mid week meal to make for your family? Then look no further because this speedy sausage casserole ticks all those boxes. It's one I've been making for years now so I thought it was high time I actually got around to blogging it, and showing you that you don't need to slave over the stove for hours to deliver a hearty meal.

Opening A New Business? Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Be Successful

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Here we are, just starting out in a new decade. If your 2020 resolution is to launch a business, then keep reading as I have a few tips below. It seems that nowadays, more and more people want to ditch their 9-to-5 jobs and take control of their futures by starting their own businesses, are there are some really good reasons for this.

18.2.20

My Monthly Favourites - Health And Food

Last month saw us bring in 2020, a new decade, and a new chance to treat ourselves right. I mean, surely the one person we should treat the best, is ourselves. But that's not always the case. Love, life and everything in between gets in the way and leaves us being left till last. 

And so this month I am focusing on health and wellbeing products. Those that are ideal for us mums, us women, and even maybe a way to eat better without losing out on things we love...

30.1.20

Improve, don't move: 5 effective home improvement tips

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Depending on where you live right now, you might not think it’s possible to do a whole lot more with the space you own. However, if you own a house there are several excellent opportunities to make the very most of it, rather than selling up and moving on.

And as you’ve no doubt already put some serious work into the property already – not to mention falling in love with the place prior to buying it – consider these five home improvements before putting your home on the market.

21.1.20

Setting Up A Small Business At Home

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Working from home can create that flexibility we all crave, in how you spend your time and make your money. It can give you freedom to work the hours you want, to suit your needs and life without the 9-5. But it isn't a quick process and it doesn't guarantee financial success, and sometimes it doesn't work at all.

My first website has been running for 8 years now, and it hasn't been without its ups and downs, with threats to pack it all in, and wanting to ignore every email I receive, but hard work and perseverance pays off in the end, and now I run two websites.

17.1.20

Melvin Brewing Beer - A Style That Stands Out

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Now, I'm not usually a big drinker. I'm very fussy when it comes to alcohol, an alcohol-snob you may call me. But if I do drink, I need to be able to taste the quality of it. Not just some mass produced can that doesn't stand out against the bore of the rest on the supermarket shelf.

When it comes to different types of beer, I love a good quality lager, an IPA or Pale Ale really. And there are so many to try on the market at the moment. But, if it comes down to the design, then Melvin Brewing would win every time, hands down.

12.1.20

Living Through A Renovation

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One of the most exciting things that you can do when you own your home is to renovate. Not only is it exciting, it’s incredibly stressful, and even when construction runs exactly as it should, the worst thing about it is that you’re living through that building site. The movement of contractors in and out of your home is a huge inconvenience - even though you paid for that inconvenience!

So, you need to work out how to live through a renovation. From the fact that you may have to pack up half your house and put it into self storage, to the rental home you need to find when you have no hot water or heat, it’s a big job. With this in mind, let’s look at three tips for helping you to live through your renovation until the end of it!

9.1.20

7 Things You Probably Never Knew About Major Home Renovations

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If you are a homeowner, the chances are high that you might want to embark on a significant home renovation project. It’s likely you’ve already done a few small changes in your abode, but nothing as major as a two-storey extension, for example.

Before you start putting your plans into action, it’s worth taking a few minutes to read this blog post in its entirety. You may not realise it, but there are several things you probably never knew about major home renovations. So, before you get stuck into your next project, take a look at these interesting facts. They will certainly give you some food for thought, and above all help you to make informed decisions:

8.1.20

The Bits & Bobs Your Home Needs

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The bits and bobs are what make your home. You can put furniture and a TV in your living room, but it wouldn’t be very homely without all of the little accessories that you can put in it. The same goes with your bedroom. Just putting in a bed and a wardrobe is going to make the room feel very bare, you have to fill it out with all the little bits and bobs that truly make it a home for you. But not everyone reading this will have filled out their home the way that they want it to. Sometimes we think about something that we’d love to have in the home, and then that’s all it stays, a thought in our minds. Instead, every time that you think of something that you’d love to put into your home, such as a new lamp for example, write it down on a piece of paper. Soon, you will have a list of lots of random little items that would look great in your home. So, if you keep on reading, we’re going to start that list for you, and show you some of the bits and bobs that we think your home needs. Keep on reading to find out more.