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Tips for creating a stylish shabby chic kitchen from Murdoch Troon

Tips for creating a stylish shabby chic kitchen from Murdoch Troon

Shabby chic style has many charming elements of traditional French country design. The highly appealing aspect of this fashion statement in decor is that you can add creative elements of your choice. When putting various elements together to design and decorate your kitchen, you can include elegant, comfortable and eclectic items. You can combine vintage, farmhouse and modern minimalist furnishings and accents in your decor. The intriguing aspect of shabby chic kitchen ideas is that you can continue to add or replace items over time. Just one item with distinctive French flair or comfy cottage warmth can give your kitchen an entirely different ambiance. I love the fact that I have achieved some of these tips already! VIEW the POST

Fun Summer Holiday creative play #PoopsieTimeforSlime

Fun Summer Holiday creative play #PoopsieTimeforSlime

We love Poopsie over here at Constant HQ (that sounds very important doesn't it?). The school Summer term finishes on 23 July 2020 and that will mean no more logging into our school app to check for work. At the moment, we are planning for a September return to school life and so we want to make sure they have a fun Summer Holiday that incorporates fun activities. This is great for all those slime lovers out there: #PoopsieTimeforSlime. VIEW the POST

The joys of upcycling and why you should get started today

Upcycling has become extremely popular in recent years as a form of recycling. It’s a great way to save money while expressing your creativity. In an age of climate change, it also happens to be very good for the environment. I have up cycled so many things in our home, from the kitchen cupboards, front door to the internal doors. I love making things look new. Have you ever thought about making something old: new? Here’s why you should consider it: …

Making time for your relationship after kids

Making time for your relationship after kids

Parenthood is hard. There is no parent out there that will say it’s easy because it takes so much from you. I'll start off by saying they don't just take, those children of yours, but when you spend your whole life being you, it’s hard to give up some of you to be mum and dad. It then ends up that you become only mum and dad for a while, forgetting that before your cherubs came along, you were husband and wife. You had fun and romance and a lot of love for eachother, and while that love hasn't changed, you certainly do things differently now. You need to think about how you can keep the relationship alive while you navigate feeds, nappies and endless sleepless nights. VIEW the POST

Awesome Summer giveaway bundle for all of the family to enjoy

Awesome Summer giveaway bundle for all of the family to enjoy

As a family that enjoy our outdoor adventures, come rain or shine, we couldn't resist this opportunity to giveaway an awesome Summer family bundle of goodies. The Summer giveaway bundle is the perfect collection of goodies to create your own garden festival or just enjoy some family fun in the garden. VIEW the POST

Online learning through lockdown with LadyBossBlogger

I have been a blogger for over 10 years now and it has been an incredible journey. I started writing about my pregnancy, what I was experiencing, and sharing photos of my bump growing, and that somehow developed into what it is today. I write about the things we do, as a family and get to run fab competitions for my readers. …

A guide to enjoying “me time” as a parent

A guide to enjoying “me time” as a parent

Whether you are a first-time parent, or you have several children of varying ages, one of the challenges of parenthood is ensuring that you are always there for your child while retaining your identity as an individual parent. Considering this, making the most of “me time” when your child is asleep or busy with other activities is essential to recharge your batteries in this demanding role. Here are some ideas of how to enjoy “me time” as a parent. VIEW the POST

The benefits of couponing

The benefits of couponing

Couponing has become a personal challenge with shoppers over the years, and it is hardly a shock, people love to save money. Even the smallest amount counts as a win, and customers feel like they are getting value. It might be surprising to learn that couponing has been around since the 1880s! Coca Cola was, in fact, the first brand to offer coupons in 1887, and coupons have been growing in popularity amongst brands and customers alike ever since! VIEW the POST

A guide to building genuine connections with your blog audience

Building a genuine connection with your readers is important if you’re going to increase and maintain your blog engagement. However, many people are unsure of how to proceed to engage with their blog audience. If you’re responding simply to improve engagement, then surely these connections are not genuine at all? In this guide, we’ll talk about what you need to know so that you can boost your blog engagement and experience more success.  …

What you need to know before setting off to the horse tracks

What you need to know before setting off to the horse tracks

Heading to the horse races has long been a favourable day out for many centuries, with the excitement of the races, the thrill of placing a bet and the class of the events that are scattered across the year. But, if you are planning a day with friends and family to the races of your choice, here are a few things you need to know before setting off to the horse tracks to ensure you make the most out of your day.  VIEW the POST

Where confidence really comes from

Where confidence really comes from

Everybody wants to be more confident. That’s because, no matter how confident you might currently be, you could always have more confidence. In a sense, this should fill you with a profound sense of hope, as it means that you can always become the confident person that you have often dreamed of being. But in order to do that, you have to get really clear on what exactly confidence is, and most importantly, where it really comes from. In this article, we are going to take a look at where confidence really comes from, so that you can hope to develop it further within yourself. VIEW the POST

The best gifts for Father’s Day during lockdown

Usually we would spend the day with family, doing something lovely all together and obviously this year it is not quite the same. In order for the kiddies to see their Grandad, it means Nanny & Grandad have to come over to ours and sit in the garden and that means he cannot see his other children. It’s so hard as I feel families are being forced to choose who they want to spend these special occasions with. So, at the moment I am not sure if we are spending the day on our own or with the kiddies Grandad. What are you doing? Here are some fun gift ideas for a Father’s Day during lockdown.  …

Fun games to play at home during lockdown

Fun games to play at home during lockdown

We love playing fun games as a family, albeit we have a little man that doesn't like to lose, we have been trying new games and old games together. Like Scrabble, something Daddy and I used to play when we were younger. I remember having game afternoons, on a Sunday, with my siblings and Mum growing up. We liked Mouse Trap! Great game. Some of these games were meant to be travelling with us to Dubai. I stocked up on these little games as they are the perfect size to have in a backpack. I knew we would have long waits at the airport, the plane journey was long and I thought they would be fun to play with our friends when we got to Dubai. As we didn’t go, they actually still came in very handy as we have been playing them throughout lockdown. They are great family fun ...

Coping with stress during lockdown

Coping with stress during lockdown

Stress can affect your mind, your body and your behaviour. Being able to recognise how it can make your feel is important. Stress can manifest itself in your body in many different ways, for certain people it can mean back ache, some head aches and some hair loss. It is really scary when your body is acting out the stress that you feel, and it is important to do something about it. To help your brain and your body get back to a normal state. Here are some ideas on how to deal with stress during lockdown.  VIEW the POST

Most dangerous wildlife to your family at home during quarantine

Though there are obvious dangers when it comes to wildlife in the outdoors, especially in places that are considered ‘wild,’ but in the last few months, wild animals have started to venture beyond the limits previously established by human activity. There have been a number of reports about wildlife reclaiming certain suburbs and cities in the wake of the coronavirus and stay at home orders. I have seen countless videos of foxes and bears trotting down city streets, but being at home poses its own set of dangers when it comes to wildlife. …

Don’t you think you deserve to treat yourself?

Don’t you think you deserve to treat yourself?

As you may know, everyone’s had a real-time of it lately. Not only is the news seemingly more chaotic every time you read it, but we’ve all only just started coming out of the worst pandemic in modern history. In fact, it’s not fully over. With your valiant attempts at keeping productive during lockdown, looking after your families, and doing that which you can to stay active, we’d say you’ve absolutely outdone yourself. It’s fine to give yourself a pat on the back sometimes, you know and treat yourself. VIEW the POST

Two tips for keeping your dog happy and healthy

Two tips for keeping your dog happy and healthy

Having a dog is like having an extra, four-legged member of the family. I wouldn't have it any other way. They bring their own personality and love into your home and are your constant companions through life. We always want to keep our dog happy and healthy. They also, however, bring their own set of needs as well. Every good dog owner wants to meet those needs as well as do whatever they can to promote the physical and mental wellness of their pet. VIEW the POST

Win big and celebrate my 10 year blogoversary

I cannot believe it has been 10 years since I started this blog and I cannot believe what we have done in that time: two babies, many adventures and our very first home. So, to celebrate my 10 year blogoversary, I have teamed up with lots of lovely brands to offer my readers a prize bundle worth over £250. Another fab bundle to get you through lockdown. …

Ways to keep your work organised at home during this crazy time

Ways to keep your work organised at home during this crazy time

This pandemic is like nothing this generation has seen before. It’s unlike previous generations have seen before, too. You have to go back a long way to find something as strange and as potentially perilous as this. We must still work and keep the societal wheels spinning, though. The world has almost stopped, but that doesn’t mean we can come to a grinding halt. Here are some great tips for keeping you work organised at home. VIEW the POST

How to become a professional Florist

How to become a professional Florist

If flowers make you happy and you love to share the joy that they bring with others, then being a professional florist may be a fulfilling career option for you. I would love to do this, as a side line perhaps. A gifted florist can efficiently interpret clients’ emotions into beautiful floral designs that come in bouquets, vases and centrepiece elements. Floristry is a well-paying and a highly satisfying job but demands creativity, speed, hard work and good communication skills. If you know you have the talent and enthusiasm to work with flowers, read on to know how you can become a professional florist.  VIEW the POST

Win a bundle of toys from Toys for a Pound

We are giving 2 lucky winners the chance to win a bundle of 25 toys each, from Toys for a Pound. Yep, you’ve guessed it; each toy is £1, making the prize bundle of 25 toys an incredible win for 2 of my readers. Keeping the kiddies entertained during lockdown can be tricky, so this prize bundle is sure to help any families out. …

Tips for travelling with your partner

Tips for travelling with your partner

Over the past couple of months, you’ve probably been stuck at home. Maybe you’ve whiled away the hours by planning a perfect trip to take with your partner when all this is over. You could be saving up for a tropical escape, or just fancy popping over to the seaside. As long as you’re together and enjoying the world around you, that’s the main thing. Travelling with a partner can come with its challenges, so how do you prepare? VIEW the POST

What are the symptoms of a dusty home?

What are the symptoms of a dusty home?

Although our homes are meant to provide protection against the world outside, some people may experience some suspicious symptoms whilst relaxing in the comfort of their own homes. As some of you may remember, I have a horrible dust allergy. To the point where just emptying the vacuum can make me sneeze instantly. These common yet uncomfortable symptoms are often associated with dust allergies. Below is a list of some of the telltale signs you could have a problem with dust particles, along with some simple ways to deal with a dusty home to reduce possible dust allergy triggers.  VIEW the POST

How to toddler proof your garden

We want our children to play outside and reap all the scientifically proven benefits that spending time in a garden can bring. Studies have shown that patients in hospitals who have a view of nature outside their window tend to recover faster than those without. Although having a little explorer or two can pose a challenge as we want to ensure that they are always safe. It seems so long since I had a toddler roaming around, but I thought these toddler proof tips were useful. …

Win a bundle of lockdown birthday balloons with illooms

Win a bundle of lockdown birthday balloons with illooms

We love illooms balloons, they are so much fun as they light up in the dark. They make for a great and very dramatic balloon display. To celebrate Isla's birthday last weekend, illooms are giving away a fabulous bundle of goodies. You could win the best birthday balloon set up for a special loved one this lockdown. Enter below to win the light up balloon bundle. VIEW the POST