Tackling the children’s bedroom can sometimes seem like an enormous job! Clothes everywhere, toys littering the carpet, bedsheets hanging on the ends of the bed and the most frustrating element: toys not together in their sets. Like the Lego with the Lego! Here are some of my top cleaning tips for dealing with this and making their rooms a happy place:
I love Summer and kitting the children out with beautiful Summer dresses, shorts and lightweight footwear. There are some amazing fashion collections out there for children, cute and stylish! I had great fun planning some outfits for the children on the fashionworld.co.uk website. They really do have a great selection of items, including toys to keep them occupied. It’s a great one stop shop for getting Summer ready!
Designing and crafting is something very destressing and therapeutic for your mind. Crafting something which you can later use for your own self is even more rewarding and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Sewing is one of those crafting techniques that requires skill and practice. It is rewarding in the sense that it reduces your dependence on a seamer and you can sew anything that is in your mind. While the ability to sew opens doors of creativity and options for you, it also involves a lot of research and technique. The most basic yet the trickiest part of sewing is to choose the right kind of fabrics for your sewing projects.
If you’re a mum, at some stage you probably began to get the hang of planning ahead, time-management and preparing for rainy days. Trying to stay ahead of things and make sure that you have all of the essentials you need for your household and your kids can often result in you having more than you need. This could mean that you’ve got one too many baby bags for a ‘rainy day’, or an excessive number of unworn clothing items that are collecting dust. Whatever the case may be, unused items can turn into a nuisance with time as they become redundant and take up unnecessary space. That’s why this article will list four forms of clutter that you’re more than likely to have if you’re a mum.
We live in a world where fashion trends are thrown in our faces constantly. Glossy magazines dictate what you should and shouldn’t wear with each coming season, and the ease of celebrities’ interaction with the public through social media sees followers attempting to imitate the look of their favorite models, musicians, actors, and socialites. It’s not all too surprising that sometimes we find it difficult to keep up. As soon as we purchase one fashion staple, the fad seems to have passed, and the item is cast aside as we chase the latest trend. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Why follow the crowd when you could have your own distinct, standout style? Perhaps Ralph Lauren put it best when he once said: “fashion is transient, trends come and go. I believe in style, not fashion”. Here’s everything you need to know about curating your own, individual style rather than relying on trends that come and go in what often feels like minutes.
Shopping is one of the most enjoyable times you could indulge in (assuming you have money) but we can get easily carried away. In fact, it’s entirely possible to go on a spending spree and come back with plenty of new garments yet still have enough cash left over to get home. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of tips that will help you make the most of your next big shopping spree so you can look stylish without making a huge dent in your wallet.
As the summer holidays end and Autumn approaches, holidaymakers are turning to snowier climates for their next break. Ski trips are a great option for families, couples or groups of friends that love to keep active while also having a relaxing getaway, and allow you to soak in some beautiful scenery from around the world. Whether you’re a frequent skier or this is your first time, make sure you take a look at this guide to some of the essential items you need to pack for your trip.
If, like me, you are a working Mum that has just over 2 weeks to kit the children out with their new school uniforms (replace the scuffed shoes, torn edged trousers and chewed jumper sleeves!) you will want to get as much as you can in a “one stop shop”. John Lewis is just that. John Lewis challenged me to find everything I need in their school uniform shop, and I managed to get everything I needed for under £100.
The existence of fashion trends date back hundreds of years. They signified to show how much extra money and leisure time you had. They signified your level in society, suggested your connection to royal families, that sort of thing. It would begin with whatever the reigning party, king or queen, liked – and the faster you caught on and followed suit, the better it indicated you were to observant of their tastes.
You may recall last Summer I had a little rave about a new website I came across: Love the Sales. The site that lists fashion items, that are just in the sale! Well, I wanted to give you a little update because I think it's brilliant and you could grab yourself a bargain before the Summer holidays arrive – find your maxi dresses and a spare pair of shorts for the kids!
I love shopping, but in this heat you want a shop that has it all and a great online shop to boot! Debenhams have a jam packed holiday shop, everything from luggage, clothes and accessories to make sure your Summer is the best. In one stop I ordered aftershave, clothes for Daddy and the children, a hat for Mummy and luggage. Great for busy Mum’s trying to get sorted for the annual Summer holiday.
If you like your man to look smart, this year, you are going to be a very happy woman. The laidback hipster look is still going to be hot, but more and more men will be pairing their jeans with a nice waistcoat or a formal jacket.
I had the pleasure of choosing some fashion items for Hubby recently from Mainline Menswear. It is a super website that has many mens fashion items, from over 85 brands all under one roof. They also work closely with JD Sports too! I chose a couple of items for Hubby to take on holiday and it’s great that he is still wearing them today.
Preparing for a baby is a very happy time, but there is a lot that you have to get done before your new born arrives. With all of my pregnant friends around me, it got me thinking about the things you really need. What do you need to purchase in advance in order to be certain that you have everything that your baby could possibly need once he or she is home with you? Check out my tips on what you need to be totally ready for baby’s arrival. A very special life event.
Pappe, the very beautiful baby clothes brand from Australia have sent us the loveliest baby blanket to try out for good measure and one to give away to one of my lucky readers too. The Ottley Twill Blanket is worth £63 and is quite possibly the most luxurious blanket we have ever had. Their premium fabrics are handpicked for softness and longevity – luxurious fabrics such as Scottish spun-cashmere, organic cottons, pure wool blends and tweed are signatures of the brand, sourced both locally and internationally.
Travel is tiring, stressful, and at times a bit scary. Most of us rock up to the airport departure lounge with our trusty suitcase and bulging handbag, hoping our flight isn’t delayed and we don’t end up sitting next to the passenger from hell. For celebrities, it is a different story. They arrive with stylish luggage from www.charlesfordlondon.com, a minder or two, and in most cases wearing a seriously stylish outfit. So what celebrity inspired outfits should you wear for your annual trip abroad this year?
So, its finally here the wonderful Easter holidays and also, happy Good Friday everyone! I have been working with Debenhams to put together this list of things that will help make the Easter holidays be more fun, also give you ideas of great gift ideas for the little ones over Easter.
Yes, that’s right, scooter style! It’s a thing, I promise. Since getting my adult sized scooter I have been more aware of the things I wear when we go out. I don’t want to dress like I am trying to be a teenager again, equally I need to be comfy so that I don’t hurt myself! It’s the same with the kiddies of course, without the teenager issue. They look cool no matter what they wear. When House of Fraser asked me to review a pair of their jeans from their wide selection online, I just knew it would be the perfect opportunity to look stylish on my scooter!
In this post, written with Lyst, I will show you some fabulous tricks to Lysting fabulous fashion pieces, including jewellry for all occasions and my favourites. Lyst is a great site for fashion, it allows you follow the brands that you love and send items to lysts where you can see stock levels and prices – compare prices too across different brands. It is great fun. You can find Lyst here: www.lyst.co.uk.
A new year can prompt all sorts of changes, including reinventing yourself. While some people look to getting in better shape and eating more healthily, managing their finances better, or starting a new venture, another way to make your 2016 feel like a fresh new start is to adopt a new look.
I am a firm believer in wearing something glitz and sparkly for Christmas and New Year. But I always need a little New Years Eve outfit inspiration. Whether it is a little bit of sparkle in a collar on your tunic dresses or an entire sequin dress made to sparkle. I also love shoes, having shoes that are a bit different is my thing. What is hot this for NYE 2015?
The hottest new way to shop for everything from razors to ties, socks to innerwear, and even full wardrobe is to join a replenishing subscriptions for these items. While Amazon got ahead of the game with the subscription option for items you might consider replenishing frequently (think paper plates, diapers, or cleaning supplies) it wasn’t until recently that companies began to experience tremendous success by offering items you might not think of in the same way you think of paper towels — but maybe you should, and here’s why.
It was a little task of my recently to see where I could stretch my money further, but not scrimping on quality, you might think it is impossible to get both at the same time. It isn’t. I was quite surprised that House of Fraser, who I view as a luxury shop with luxury, expensive prices do have lots of products that are affordable.
I am a huge fan of Regatta, you probably know that by now and I wanted to share some fantastic offers and a range of items with you that are great for this Spring weather. Vibrant colours and clothes that are great for the colder days and the warmer days. My favourite season is Spring, we start to go out for our adventures and wander around places that we do not normally see and so having a wardrobe to fit is essential.