Summer Garden Party Essentials

•Features gifted items• Summer seems to finally be making an appearance here in the UK, and there is nothing I love better, during the warmer weather, than hosting a laid-back party in our back garden with family and friends. Ever since I bought Ed a barbecue a couple of years ago, we have been official garden party hosts, and I must admit, I love how easy they are for those...

Beautify Makeup & Jewellery Cases

•Features gifted items• I recently decluttered the house, and I was a little shocked to find just how much makeup and jewellery I have managed to accumulate over the past few months. I gave quite a bit away to a friend, but the rest was still taking over my bathroom cabinets and dressing table, and I needed a solution. Luckily, Beautify had recently reached out and offered to send across...

Where to Shop for Wedding Gifts

•Features gifted items• Wedding season is upon us, and if you are heading to a wedding as a guest this summer, you may be wondering what to get the couple if they haven’t provided a specific gift list. I have done the leg work, and have put together some brilliant online shops with an array of gift ideas to suit all budgets, and tastes. 1102 Candles If you are searching...

Home Again! Planning A Welcome Home Party

•Contributed Collaborative Post• It seems that in life, we can spend a bit more time away from the people that we love. If someone has been away for a long time, either studying or living abroad, and they are now back home to stay, why shouldn’t you give them the welcome that they deserve? No doubt, their return may be bittersweet. Perhaps they really loved where they were, and they’ve...

How to Spend a Summer’s Day in Liverpool

•Guest Collaborative Post• Whether you’re a Liverpool local or just visiting for the summer, you’ll want to know where is best to go when the sun decides to stay (at least for a day or two). In Liverpool, there are many beer gardens, rooftops and parks where you can enjoy the sun and maybe even catch a tan.  Here are some of the best summer hotspots in Liverpool, which will...

Enjoying Afternoon Tea & Sunday Carvery at the Norfolk Hotel, Bournemouth

•Features complimentary press visits• If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will already know that I love food. Going out to eat is one of my favourite pastimes. I didn’t used to be a big fan of afternoon tea, as I am not a hot drink lover and am notoriously fussy when it comes to sandwich fillings. However, I have recently been converted, and was more...

Keeping The Kids Entertained Doesn’t Need To Empty Your Bank Account

•Collaborative Contributed Post• One of the things that becomes more and more of a challenge as your kids get older is trying to keep them occupied. After all, when they’re babies their demands are pretty simple outside of eating and sleeping. However, older kids need to not only be stimulated but they need to work off some of their excess energy too. The trouble is that a lot of the...

How The Self Care Trend is Influencing 2020’s Interior Trends

•Guest Collaborative Post• It is both a blessing and a curse that we’re always connected to the outside world. Whether it’s smartphones we’re addicted to or our wearable fitness tracking devices, our technology-obsessed selves are always switched on. It’s because of this obsession that self-care has become such a big lifestyle trend in 2019. Too many people have been failing to look after themselves, spending too much time with their heads buried...

Four Ways to Style the White Bodysuit this Summer

•Collaborative post, featuring gifted items• Hands up who loves summer? I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this season, mainly because I have seasonal affective disorder, which means I am clinically much happier and less anxious when the sun is shining and the days are longer, the skies bluer and everything generally brighter, but I am also terrified of all flying insects, especially wasps, which obviously go hand...

Freshening Up Our Bathroom and Kitchen

•Features gifted items• We have been on a massive decluttering spree lately, throwing out everything that we no longer need or use. It has felt amazing to clear space, but it has meant that we have noticed the areas of the house that are in need of a little refresh. Our bathroom and kitchen, especially, have started to look a little tired, since we moved in a few years ago....