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How to Start to Pen Pal

Wouldn’t it be lovely to send and receive happy mail? Wouldn’t it be fun to gather all of your pretty stationery supplies together and settle down with a cup of tea to pen a letter? Wouldn’t it be great to take up a new hobby, one that relaxes you and makes you smile? You’re nodding …

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5 Tips For Looking After Your House Plants

Whether you have just one houseplant or you have several (or nearer to 80 like me!), or have plans to grow your jungle, then this is going to be a useful read for you today. As I have a fair few houseplants now, I do use a few things to help me to stay organised …

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The Pen Pal Pack

Launching The Pen Pal Pack!

I am so excited to be sharing this with you today. You know that kind of excitement that has you jiggling up and down but then also feeling a bit sick with nerves? Yep, that’s where I am at! I am launching The Pen Pal Pack here on the blog and I am thrilled with …

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8 Lists That Every Household Needs

You know that I’m a list-maker. I am a huge advocate of jotting things down, and if you are not yet a convert, I shared my reasons to use lists here and that should convince you! I am one of life’s organised people, and very much at the core of that, are my lists. They …

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Growing My Blog: The First Steps

Firstly I’d like to start by thanking you all for the support on last month’s blog plans post when I shared my plans to push myself and make this blog all that I think it can be and my sole source of income. I had so many lovely messages, it really does make a difference …

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Little Man is 8!

How can this be? How can my baby boy already be turning 8? Yes, Little Man is 8 years old today, and he is really not so little any more! This is a big week in our house, as the kids are back at school for the first time since March and we are celebrating …

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Book Swap September 2020

I have been all about books over the summer and I have read some truly wonderful ones. That’s why I’ve decided that this month’s Bring Back Paper activity just has to be a book swap. It’s always great to lose yourself in a good book, and the book swap could re-ignite a passion for reading, …

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As We Prepare For The Return To School

The kids are going back to school next week, and I feel a bit strange about it all, to be honest.  They have been off since March, that is a long time. We have found a rhythm, we have little routines that we are used to, there are things that we are going to miss. …

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Book Readalong September 2020

This is fast becoming one of my favourite #BringBackPaper activities. I like the idea that we’re all dipping into books that we might not necessarily choose for ourselves and discovering new things together. And of course, it’s all about books, which will always be a hit with me. It’s a very friendly online book club, …

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5 Foolproof Ways To Stick To Your Household Budget

This is a collaborative post  Almost everyone has found themselves in a situation where they are scratching their head at the end of the month wondering where all the money went. With the constant growth of the economy, many people are facing financial challenges trying to stick to a household budget. They often get the …

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Win Holly Storman Art & Stationery Notecards

I received the products featured free of charge, for the purposes of this post Today I want to share with you some beautiful Holly Storman Art & Stationery notecards that I have been sent. Hannah at Holly Storman connected with me over on Instagram as she used the #bringbackpaper hashtag there and so of course, I …

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Create The Perfect Cosy Reading Sanctuary

This is a collaborative post If you have a passion for reading and a large collection of books, then you need a home that reflects that and gives you a place to store your personal library and a peaceful space to enjoy some reading. Even if you only have a small book collection, you still …

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Get Your Storage Sorted For A Harmonious Home

This is a collaborative post  As time goes by and as family numbers grow, so does the amount of stuff we accumulate.  It doesn’t take long before our belongings start to take over.  This is a common cause of stress and arguments in the home. Now is a great time to get your storage solutions …

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6 Easy Houseplants You Must Get

I started with 6 easy houseplants, so this seems like the right number to kick off your houseplant journey with. Given that I now have nearer 70 (you can read about my becoming a plant lady journey here), it’s fair to say that I have learned quite a bit about houseplants and so I want …

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65 Things To Send With Your Happy Mail

Along with lovely chatty letters, sometimes you just want to find something else to send with your happy mail, don’t you? It might be a little taste of home, a pick me up treat or a slow down and smile gift, and often it can be these extra touches that can really elevate your snail …

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Financial Tips And Advice For You And Your Family In 2020

This is a collaborative post  Saving money is always a good idea. It allows you to keep a rainy-day fund for emergencies, gather cash for life’s little luxuries such as family holidays, or helps you plan for yours or your child’s financial future. A lot of the time, however, it can be difficult scraping enough …

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