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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Make Your Home Safer for Your Kids

This is a collaborative post Once you have kids in the house, everything changes. Although you will have to baby-proof the house before your baby arrives, you need to keep the home safe as they grow up. As they get older, they will wander off to discover new things, hang onto things as they try …

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Turning A Rental House into A Home: A Practical Guide

This is a collaborative post  If you are renting a house, you will be aware that you can’t go overboard and make a lot of changes to the house due to agreements and rules put in place. However, you don’t have to go all out to decorate a house, there are a lot of personal …

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Siblings August 2020

Another month, another siblings update. Here we are in mid-August and it seems strange to think that I’ve had these two as my constant companions for almost five months now and only have a couple of more weeks with them around all day, if all goes well with schools reopening. Whilst I’m looking forward to …

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6 Tips To Encourage Your Daughter to Become More Creative

This is a collaborative post Creativity is a skill, rather than an inborn talent. It is something that a parent can encourage their child to work on and help develop. Creativity is key to success in almost everything we do, and it is a major component of happiness and health, making it a core skill …

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A Life And Blog Update: This Is The Plan

At the start of lock-down, within the first week in fact, I lost my regular freelance writing work. It was a knock. I wallowed, I panicked, I raged and then I accepted it. Yes, it was a problem, but as I always do, I looked for positives and it did free me up to be …

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Stationery Swap August 2020

This month’s #bringbackpaper activity is here, and it’s a stationery swap! It’s been a while since I have organised a stationery swap, and I am still aware that there might be postage delays or restrictions globally, but I know so many of you love these so we will give it a go. It’s usually the …

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4 Easy Ways To Get Started With Houseplants

Yes, it’s all about houseplants today. I shared last month about becoming a plant lady, and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that my love of houseplants continues to bloom. I suspect that many of us have started a love affair with houseplants this year and there are many beginners and newcomers to …

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How An SEO Company Can Grow Your Online Family Business

This is a collaborative post  Every business online need’s internet exposure. In these competitive times, your business can grow with the help of an SEO company. As a business owner, you might think about how you could expand your business and reach a target audience? Digital marketing is the way to move forward! Digital marketing …

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Are Designer Brands the Key to Successful Sustainable Fashion?

This is a collaborative post If you want to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle, start by considering how you consume fashion. Today, fast fashion is all the rage and it’s easy and affordable to get a new outfit every week, but is it sustainable? The answer is, quite simply, no. Fast fashion is one of the …

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10 Family Business Ideas

This is a collaborative post  Have you been dreaming of starting your own family business and becoming your own boss? Starting up your own family company is a great way to leave a legacy and make your own money on your own terms. Some of the most successful businesses are family-owned. Whether it is a …

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Book Readalong August 2020

This post contains affiliate links After giving this a go as last month’s #BringBackPaper activity, I though we’d have a book readalong each month going forward. It’s a very friendly online book club, open to everyone, so do come and readalong with us. I really enjoyed disappearing into last month’s book, and then emerging knowing …

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6 Compelling Reasons To Have Pen Pals

You know that I love writing and receiving letters. I share plenty of tips and suggestions here, from what to write to your pen pal to where to find pen pals, and of course I do arrange pen pal sign ups a few times each year. I get so many interested people every time that …

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Win Treads School Shoes!

Today I am delighted to be bringing you a competition in partnership with the team over at Treads shoes. One of my readers will be winning a pair of Treads school shoes of their choice, just in time for back to school (we hope there’s a back to school!). If you’ve not heard of Treads …

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