Monthly Archives: August 2017

Makita Power Washer

Our trusty Power Washer stopped working at the start of the summer. Living in the country, we use our power washer to clean mud from the car, as well as keep paved areas looking clean.  So, buying a replacement jet washer was a priority! When FXX got in touch asking if we would be interested in reviewing their site we knew what to select! After some research, we decided to opt for a Makita. We have a couple of Makita Power tools (we wouldn’t be without our Makita drill in particular!). Knowing the brand, made it an easy choice!

Makita Power Washer

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Expressing yourself with your home décor.

There are many ways to express yourself. Through art, sports, writing, talking, cooking, and more, but have you ever thought about expressing yourself through your home? Think about it — you are in your home more than anywhere else (at least most of the time), so shouldn’t it be a place that represents yourself? A place that you feel comfortable in? A place that you love? In my opinion, I definitely think so! When people think about ways to express themselves, they do not usually pick their home, but I think it is such a fabulous way to do so.


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Aquabeads – CARS 3 Playset Review

Cars 3 has been eagerly anticipated by our family since the first hint of it being released. My children (and I!) have a real soft spot for Lightening McQueen and all his friends in Radiator Springs! So when we saw that Aquabeads had created some fabulous Cars 3 sets, we knew it would be the perfect rainy day summer holiday activity!


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Top 5 Space Saving Tips for New Furniture

Maximise space with these five top tips for dressing a smaller room!

Space can be at a premium. From car parking space outside your home to garden space and space in individual rooms. Not having space can mean we feel hemmed in, and that the space is full and cluttered.


But with these ‘space-saving’ tips you can have the stylish and open feel to a room. It is all about colour and choosing furniture carefully so that blends and works together. Continue reading

Secrets and surprises..

I have been keeping secrets. Now the time has come for me to reveal one secret, my secret. A secret I  never intended on keeping so long. But sometimes, you keep a secret for a while and then you reach an awkward stage of being uncertain how to share the secret. There are lots of reasons why I haven’t shared this news before. But those aren’t reasons I can explain right now. Revealing, will in part explain my sporadic blog posts. For those of you who know me well, it may explain a few things too. So this secret….

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The clutter battle.

Our home is full of “stuff”. I struggle daily to get the children to put their “stuff” away and the battle of clutter seems never ending. Actually, it feels as though it’s getting worse daily. Where does it all come from? I am not sure! But summer always seems to make it multiply! So, the time has come for drastic measures.

Battling clutter

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Vaping around kids. – The dos & don’ts.

Guest post.


In recent times and in light of the health issues smoking causes, it’s no surprise smoking continues to receive an increasing amount of criticism. Health campaigners have been pushing for a blanket ban on smoking in all public places. They want more to be done about the harmful chemicals released not only into the body while smoking but also into the air, which can be consumed by everyone around – children included.

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