Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Designing Mothers Day Cards With Dom and Geri.

Mothers Day is approaching, but not all of us have mums that we can treat, so instead we have an alternative Mothers Day, because its the people that step up and become a mum to you that are often the ones that are there for you for the hard times as well as the good times. Whether its a step-parent or an auntie, these people deserve to celebrate Mothers Day too.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

How Can I Maximise My Kitchen Storage space?

Ever watched those cooking shows where the chefs have huge kitchens, plenty of storage space, and every utensil under the sun, and yet – the space still doesn’t look cluttered? Well, you might not have such a large kitchen, but there are ways to maximise and make the most of the space you have....

Monday, 15 January 2018

Big Fish Little Fish Raves With Camp Bestival

Remember the days gone past when we used to rave? All night dance parties down at the Lido at Margate seafront, when being at a normal nightclub just wasn't good enough? Well now we are all grown up and have families of our own, those days are well gone - or are they?

Big Fish Little Fish are returning for a 2018 tour with the fantastic team from Camp Bestival, don't miss the party as they are coming to towns along the south coast to celebrate Around The World In 18 Raves.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Using The Internet To Earn Money

We all have access to the internet these days and with smartphones being so clever and having the ability to use the internet on the go, it means the internet is always at our fingertips. Between apps and websites, there is a lot to help you compare prices and save money. This year we have decided that we need to look at the way I manage finances and we are trying to save as much cash as we can, so I have put together a list of apps and websites that can often compare prices, get you free stuff or show you how to save.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Plans For 2018

Wow, we are really on our way into the new year now. Christmas seems like it happened ages ago and everything is back to normal or at least how it should be. The school holidays dragged though, Omg! How long do kids need off for a school break? Surely 16 days over Christmas is too much for any parent to have to endure! I know you get the parents that wish they didn't have to send their kids back to school after a break but I am the parent that is counting down the days from the moment they break up! How I was ever a stay at home mum when the older kids were little, I will never know. I guess I had more patience then and also I never worked from home. Have you tried working from home with a kid nagging every 5 minutes?

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

How Does A Doll Help Someone With Alzheimer's?

It's extremely difficult seeing a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's, and its actually even harder if you're caring for the loved one. Seeing a parent or another elderly relative deteriorate over a few years is hard and knowing there is nothing you can do to stop the disease is often devastating to the carers. In many cases, Alzheimer's can be manifesting for years before we realise that our loved one is suffering. Its heartbreaking for families in the later stages because elderly parents forget their children and years are wiped from their memory.

There is no cure for Alzheimer's but there are drugs to slow down the progression of the disease, and it's these drugs that help Alzheimer's sufferers to cling on to their memories that little bit longer. But often, these drugs that are helping to slow down the disease, they also have detrimental effects on some of the elderly people. Speaking to a friend of mine recently she said that she notices a huge difference in her mum when she takes the medication. When they give her mum the medication, she is almost zombified and has to be fed, is more forgetful and sleeps more. It often seems like a no-win situation for the family.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Nu Skin Force For Good Collection products and Competition

We all try to start the new year with good intentions of changing our lifestyle, whether you want to give up smoking or set up a beauty regime to follow through the year. Sometimes we say things in passing about new years resolutions, but here is one that you can keep with the help of Nu Skin.

I am 45 years old and now it is getting more and more important that I follow a beauty regime, but did you know that it is important from your early 20's to get a beauty regime into place? Free radicals that we encounter these days mean that our skin is on a losing battle. Environmental pollution, household chemicals and cigarette smoke are a few things that will age your skin. So we need to fight these free radicals to keep our skin in tip-top condition. Nu Skin has a fantastic set that will give everything you need to kick-start your beauty regime in the new year. They have hand-picked a few products for your skin and placed them all in one lovely little storage box too so that they are all together for you to grab as you need them. The Force For Good Collection is available for £126.88

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Creating Fabulous Personalised Thank You Card

Christmas is over and the kids are back to school, it all seems a distant memory and some people even start thinking about next Christmas already. Tilly and I were extremely lucky this year and we received some beautiful gifts from friends and family, so now is the time to get the thank you cards out. It is an important lesson for my child to learn by sending a thank you card when she receives a gift because I want her to be respectful and realise how lucky she is to receive such nice things. Tilly is a bit of a show-off and loves her photo being taken, so this year I have been looking at personalised thank you cards from Thank you cards in shops can be plain, boring and sometimes the same as another person will send. So I like to be different and I love the personalised cards from Hello Print.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Superdrug Ceramic Curling Tongs

My hair is quite long and has a natural wave, but it's an untidy and uneven wave that I am happy to wear but often I need the help of hair appliances to get the look that I want. I have used many curling wands over the years and often opt for a more expensive brand because my hair is stubborn and I want something that will encourage my curls to stay in place.

As part of Superdrug Blog Squad, I was sent some Ceramic Curling Tongs to try out and review. The barrel on the tongs isn't very big and on my hair, it would give me some quite tight curls but as I am 45 years old - I can't quite rock that look anymore. So I used them on my daughter Tilly who is 7 years old and getting into a thing about her appearance. Her hair is very long and goes halfway down her back but it is stubbornly straight all of the time.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Superdrug Face Mask Duo Sachets

Superdrug are well known for their affordable face mask sachets, they are popular with people of all ages and when they are on 3 for 2, people buy them more and more. The own brand face mask sachets come in a range of 11 different flavours and they all do something different to your skin and for different skin types.

Coming soon to Superdrug are these duo face masks, that give you the choice of two facemasks in one sachet. There is a facemask to clean your face of dirt before the party and give you a refreshed look. Then there is a cleanser to clean the skin of all the party grime and makeup after the event.

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