What We Have Learnt as Landlords

•Sponsored Post• I have mentioned previously that, although we rent the property we currently live in, Ed also owns property that he bought before we met, which he rents out. This effectively makes us landlords, and over the past few years we have had a number of tenants living in the property, which is also managed by a third party letting agency on our behalf. Without previous experience as landlords,...

3 Big Reasons To Invest In A New Combi Boiler

•Collaborative Guest Post• The inevitable realisation of needing to replace your boiler is something we all dread.  We assume that it’s an expensive and stressful process, when actually, replacing a boiler can be far easier than trying to fix a faulty one.  Whilst you might assume that sticking with your current boiler can save you money and time – it can actually result in the complete opposite. So, if you...

3 Fuss Free Ways to Spruce Up Your Back Garden

•Sponsored Post• I have mentioned before, I am not great when it comes to gardening. I have not inherited my mum’s green fingers, and I try and avoid doing anything too difficult or fiddly in our garden in case I mess it up. I do, however, enjoy spending lots of time in our back garden, especially during the summer, and I like to have a nice space to relax in...

Holding onto Your Independence at Home

•Paid Post• A few months ago Ed, my mum, the kids and I were holidaying in nearby Somerset when we witnessed an elderly gentleman trip and fall over, hitting his head and badly cutting open his hand in the process. He was shaken up and all alone, without any family able to be contacted right away. We stayed with him whilst he waited for an ambulance, and I encouraged him...

Understanding the Value of Your Property

•Sponsored Collaborative Post• Unless you’ve just bought your property, knowing how much it’s worth is tricky without getting an estate agent in to help. There are a few ways to get a rough idea though, and it’s a good idea to be aware of changes that you can make that will instantly add value to your home. Not only this, but if and when you come to reroot and move...

Adding to the Garden with Ivyline Pots

•Gifted items• I have mentioned before that I am not very, how shall we put it, ‘green-fingered’, however I do love to be out in the garden, especially over the summer months when it stays lighter longer and we can enjoy garden parties with friends and family. I was recently sent across a variety of the pots from Ivyline and I am planning on heading to a garden centre to...

Nöa & Nani Toy Box Review

•Features gifted item• With three young children, it can sometimes feel like we have toys, puzzles, books and games in every corner of the house. As much as having a truly tidy house may be a bit of a pipe dream at the moment, it is nice to have a bit of order to the chaos, and storage solutions which aren’t just practical, but also look nice and fit in...

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...

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...