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Thursday, 8 December 2022

Design Options: Children’s Playrooms

Design Options: Children's Playrooms  Your child's playroom sees every messy element that can be made, day in and day out in all play situations.  You know that clean-up in a children's room is more than simply picking up toys around the room and emptying the bin. If you have the space for a play area, you can plan and prepare it to last…
Monday, 5 December 2022

5 Best games for Christmas

Best Christmas Games to play this year We're into December now so I hope you've all got a good head start on your present buying using my Christmas gift guides as inspiration so now it's time to start focusing on the day itself. One of my favourite things to do over the festive period is to relax and play games with family. So here'…
Wednesday, 23 November 2022

5 Best Christmas Gifts for Men

Christmas gifts for men this year It's time for my fourth Christmas gift guide of the year - if you've not checked out the previous ones then check out my Christmas tag for all of the Christmas related posts on the blog. It's time for the men in your life. I don't know about you but I find men the hardest to buy for, not because th…
Sunday, 20 November 2022

5 Best Christmas gifts for Kids

The Best Christmas Gifts for Kids this year We're now five weeks away from Christmas and it's time for my third Christmas Gift Guide of the year - this time focusing on the best Christmas gifts for kids. Kids can be so fickle with their decisions so I tend to save money and leave them till last, usually around black Friday as you can normal…
Monday, 14 November 2022

Star Wars Stretch Review

Star Wars Stretch Toys Review Ever since finding out I was pregnant and then discovering I was having a little boy, his dad has been looking forward to playtime and discovering shared interests. One of dad's loves is Star Wars so he's hoping Max will share his love, one way to do that was to introduce him to the cool characters and the fab…
Wednesday, 9 November 2022

5 best Christmas Gifts for Her

The Best Christmas Gifts for Her The weeks are rolling on and we're into my second Christmas Gift Guide of the festive season. If you missed the first foodie guide edition then be sure to check it out but this weeks focus is the women in your life. Now I personally find the women in my life much easier to shop for than the men, there's alwa…
Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Best Way To Save for Christmas this year

How to make the most of your money this Christmas Christmas is upon us, and this year more than ever it's going to be a tight squeeze for many of us. Christmas is known for its extravagance but while this year may be slightly different it doesn't need to change too much. I've put together a few top tips on the best way to save for Chri…
Wednesday, 2 November 2022

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies

Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies That's it guys we're into November, Halloween went with a cackle and Christmas is upon us! Even if you're not the most festive then it's about now you probably start thinking about gift buying, spreading the cost out a little so you don't get a super expensive December. So my regular gift guide …
Tuesday, 1 November 2022

101 in 1001 - 300 day update

300 Day Goal Update There's literally only two months left of 2022 and I'm a whole 300 days into my newest 101 in 1001 challenge (check my old list here ). 2022 has been the year I've been on maternity leave which has been so much fun spending all the time with Max. Let's see what progress I've made this year.  My Full 101 in 100…
Monday, 24 October 2022

Pest Control Specialists for Winter Pests

Keeping Pests under Control using Specialists this Winter The nights are drawing in and the weather is definitely getting cooler in the UK. You might think this means that regular pests are gone, as a pest control problem is usually rife in the summer but they're not. Pests can be a problem all year round and Winter in particular can change th…
Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Halloween Spooky Basket Ideas

Spooky Basket Ideas for Children this Halloween I absolutely adore Halloween, behind Christmas it's my favourite time. I think it may be my love of scary movies and it is a sure sign that Autumn is here. Plus I have so many fun memories of being a kid on Halloween. Max is a bit small to understand Halloween but that won't stop me from dres…
Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Stickle Bricks - Introducing open ended play

How Open-Ended Toys fuel imagination - Stickle Bricks Playing with Max has become my absolute favourite thing to do. When he was a little baby I loved all the quiet time and the cuddles but now he's at such a fun age where he's starting to play and engage with his toys and cruising around they're fab new milestones . It's so much fu…
Monday, 26 September 2022

How to ease nerves over starting secondary school

How to ease any anxieties over secondary school Starting secondary school is such a big step for every child and their parents. For many parents, it is a step toward realising their child is growing up and isn't in nursery any more. And for the children it's a big step towards independence and gaining a little more freedom. With these chang…
Wednesday, 21 September 2022

4 Winter Cleaning Tasks You Can't Ignore

Winter Cleaning tasks you need to tackle We all hear about spring cleaning and getting your home ready for the spring-summer season but what about winter cleaning? Winter cleaning is just as important if not more important. Now I'm not talking about the everyday cleaning tasks, I'm talking about the tasks you put off for rainy days. Well su…
Monday, 19 September 2022

How retail designs can catapult your brand

How to utilise retail designs to improve your brand Running your own business in today's climate is hard work, but can equally be incredibly rewarding if you get the balance right. To make your brand a success you need to get it in front of people and develop a buzz, the best way to do this is to have a consistent message across your online bra…
Sunday, 18 September 2022

Choosing A Nursery - making the best choice for your child

How to choose the best nursery for your child Choosing a nursery for your child is one of the most difficult choices during early parenting. As the maternity cover comes to an end it's obviously quite a raw time with lots changing. It's difficult to accept and allow someone else to care for your child. But choosing the right nursery for yo…
Tuesday, 6 September 2022

The best Sheffield gaming locations

Where to play games in Sheffield Summer is almost over which often brings a strong turn in weather and a desperate need to find new fun things to do indoors. One of my favourite indoor hobbies is gaming or playing games. Whether that's table top games, video games or mobile games I find it always helps destress me . Luckily in Sheffield we have …
Thursday, 1 September 2022

5 Things to do in Sheffield this September

Sheffield in September September is among us and the school holidays are coming to a close, that means that Autumn will soon be upon us and I'm super excited about it. Don't get me wrong I love the summer, but I'm definitely not built for the heat and neither is Max. Trying to keep a teething baby cool has not been fun.  Anyway, with th…
Wednesday, 10 August 2022

The secrets of sleep you need to know

How the secrets of sleep can help you get a full nights rest Sleep is a complete enigma, it's something we all do every single night and yet so many of us struggle to get a good nights sleep, for something we spend around a third of our life doing you'd think we'd have the secrets of sleep locked down. But don't fear! If you've …
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Hoover Vacuum H-Power 300 Review

Hoover Vacuum H-Power 300 Trying to maintain a clean home with a baby under one and the fluffiest cat known to man (read about my cat Meeko here ) is a challenge. Some days I'm surrounded by baby toys, cat toys, and various food from weaning, and can't see the wood for the trees in terms of cleaning. I try my best to keep on top of hooverin…
Monday, 25 July 2022

101 in 1001 - 200 day update

200 day goal update I can't believe just how quickly we're whizzing through 2022, it can't only be me that thinks the first few months of a year last forever and then blink and we're hurtling into August - two thirds of the way through the year! At the start of the year I began my newest 101 list (check out my old completed list fo…
Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Easy Storage Ideas for Simplified Living

Storage Ideas for a simpler life Home is supposed to be a sanctuary, somewhere to recharge spent emotional and physical batteries. Sometimes, though, possessions pile up and then everywhere you look, there’s ‘stuff’ that doesn’t belong. Then home stops being a sanctuary and it becomes hard to relax.  If you’re trying to simplify your life and create…
Monday, 20 June 2022

5 tricks shops are doing to make you spend more

How to shop smart and avoid the tricks retail stores are using to make you spend more  For a vast majority of us in the UK right now money is tighter than it has been. Rising bill costs, fuel, high inflation and a lack of wage increases has caused an extensive cost of living crisis. It has meant that everyone is trying to tighten their belts and pi…
Thursday, 9 June 2022

10 Weaning Essentials to start your BLW journey

Baby Led Weaning Essentials I swear all I have done is blink and my tiny baby boy is now a whole six months old. He's growing like an absolute champ and has even got his first two teeth. To celebrate his six-month milestone we started out baby-led weaning journey and my word he loves his food! I've put together a list of my top 10 weaning …
Sunday, 5 June 2022

Fathers Day Presents He Will Love

5 Fathers Day Presents he will love Fathers day is upon us and you've got two weeks left to find the perfect present for dad. Just like my mothers day gift guide , this one is quite special this year as it's the first fathers day since our son was born so we get to spoil Connor with some fun gifts. These five ideas would make excellent fath…
Monday, 9 May 2022

Why an international internship should be on your radar

Internships Abroad and how they benefit you It's been a fair few years now since I left University, and even more since I started! There seems to be this assumption that when you start university you have your whole life plan figured out, or that by the end of the course you'll have the answers. I'm here to tell you that if that hasn…
Friday, 6 May 2022

Summer Daisy Accessories Gift Guide

Gorgeous Daisy Accessories perfect for the summer I am absolutely adamant that summer is on it's way, I may live in the UK with more unpredictable weather than anything but I will absolutely be embracing summer and dressing to reflect that very soon. I'm trying really hard to be more sustainable with my fashion choices so will be re-wearing…
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

How playing card games can boost your mental health

Boosting your mental health with card games I've recently been writing a few posts about hobbies and mental health and which I use to help me destress and enjoy such as fishing or playing video games . Now I'm a mum my free time is limited so I like to utilise it as much as I can to improve my mood and stimulate my brain, one way of doing t…
Monday, 25 April 2022

5 Benefits of Fishing

The Benefits of fishing as a hobby As adults when asked what our hobbies are it can sometimes take a while to think what constitutes a hobby, since having a baby my biggest hobby is definitely sleep - but does that even count? I wrote about how I use video games to destress . But as summer is approaching sometimes I'd prefer to be outside so he…
Wednesday, 20 April 2022

101 in 1001 - 100 day update

100 day goal update Back in January '22 I started my second go at a 101 in 1001 days goal list (if you'd like to check my last project check out the completed post here ). I find setting such a wide varied list really helps keep me motivated on areas of my life I'd like to improve. One of my goals is always to do a 100 day update - it he…
Sunday, 17 April 2022

Protecting Your Home Against Cracks & Leaks

Protecting Your Home Against Cracks & Leaks Maintaining a home often feels like a full-time job, whether it's the daily cleaning required or the bigger DIY jobs you're doing to put your stamp on it and make it homely. But it’s important not to ignore the bigger jobs of maintenance to avoid costly repairs later down the line. For instanc…
Wednesday, 13 April 2022

What is a machine vision system?

Machine Vision Systems and how they're used Machine Vision Systems are a fantastic use of modern technology and used consistently to keep our economy moving and processes happening without realising it. It allows systems to have an oversight of a process so it can have a level of autonomy and automatically act on the data captured and provide …
Tuesday, 12 April 2022

How I use online games to destress

Keeping my mind clear playing online games Life can be pretty challenging, can't it? I lose count how many times a week I have to stop to take a breath because I have a million and one things running through my mind. Whether that's practical tasks I need to complete such as cleaning the house, looking after my baby or blogging to make a li…
Monday, 11 April 2022

Top Tips for budgeting for a holiday

How to budget for your dream holiday It feels like forever since our last holiday which was Cape Verde in Winter 2019 and life has changed a whole heap since then. We didn't go on a honeymoon because I was pregnant and traveling was difficult with the pandemic so I want our next holiday to be the dream holiday/honeymoon we wanted. In order to …
Sunday, 10 April 2022

Celebrating Earth Day with Eco Plush

Eco-Friendly Character Toys from Eco Plush One thing nobody warned me about when having a  baby was just how much stuff they come with! From the cots to the sterilizers to the hundreds of nappies, little ones take up a lot of room - and so do their toys. One thing I dislike about Children's toys is the amount of plastic and non-recyclable mater…
Monday, 4 April 2022

6 Easter Gifts You Need This Year

Tasty Easter Gifts you need Easter is just shy of two weeks away so it's time to start making your plans whether thats Easter egg hunts with the kids or taking advantage of that four day weekend, one thing that remains an ever-present of Easter is of course chocolate! Check out my guide of this years newest and tastiest treats and so much more…
Wednesday, 30 March 2022

How to become an instagram influencer

How to become an Instagram influencer Blogging and social media influencers are on the rise and if you're looking at it thinking I can do that or wondering how to get into the world of influencing then I've put together a quick how-to guide. It's super important to realise that while becoming an influencer requires a lot of hard work t…
Wednesday, 23 March 2022

5 costs to buying a house in Sheffield

The costs involved in buying a house in Sheffield Buying a house is likely to be one of the biggest decisions and investments you'll ever make in your life. It's also likely to be the most expensive decision too. The cost of buying a house is skyrocketing at the moment but that doesn't need to be scary, you just need a plan of action an…
Saturday, 12 March 2022

Mothers Day Gifts she really wants

Mothers Day Gifts Guide Mothers Day has a whole new personal meaning for me this year. On Mothers Day last year I found out I was expecting the greatest gift of all of a baby and now I've got a giggly 4-month-old little boy so I'm going to really treasure the occasion from now on and do everything I can to be a good mother . It does mean th…
Sunday, 20 February 2022

Untamed Cat Food Review

Untamed Cat Food Subscription My cat Meeko is an absolute top reviewer, if you've been here before you'll know he loves taste testing cat food and playing with new toys from his Gus and Bella box . When he was asked to try out the cat food subscription box from Untamed * he was very happy to help out   How the Untamed Cat Food Subscription wo…
Monday, 14 February 2022

5 Places to Visit in South Yorkshire this half term

5 Places to Visit in South Yorkshire this half term With half-term upon us, we are all ready to face the regular challenge of finding things to do. The good news though, for those in South Yorkshire, is that there are plenty of choices. Whether you are looking for things to do in Sheffield , Barnsley, or Doncaster, there will be plenty to keep you a…
Monday, 31 January 2022

Unique Valentines Gift Ideas

Valentines Day Gift Ideas This is your two-week warning for Valentines day, so if it's something you celebrate time to get yourself in gear on the gift buying. I've put together a gift guide of the best unique gift ideas for this year. I think even if you don't celebrate the holiday you'll find tons of things on this list for a litt…
Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Sheffield United Football Matches: My Experience

Attending Sheffield football matches Going to the football just feels normal to me, but I know to a lot of people it's not something they do regularly. Football has been a part of my life since I was a little kid watching with my grandad and helping him keep score on teletext . As I got older I wanted to go to the games myself and I've now b…
Monday, 24 January 2022

How to improve your local seo profile

How I use SEO to rank for locally in Sheffield (and you can too!) A few years ago I completely changed my blog track and name and decided I wanted to focus in more on my Sheffield content. Such as where to eat in Sheffield, where to visit and things to do in our lovely city. I completely found my passion for blogging again and rather than it being a…
Thursday, 20 January 2022

Trade To Aid Sustainable Period Pads

Trade to Aid Sustainable Menstrual Pads Periods. I've certainly not missed them, It's been almost a year since my last one due to being pregnant and wow that first one postpartum is a whole new level of pain. Because I haven't been having regular periods it did mean I stopped buying single-use sanitary products. I've written about …
Monday, 10 January 2022

Bluebell Baby Monitor review

Bluebell Smart Baby Monitor 9 in 1  I can't believe my baby is almost two months old! Genuinely the last two months have gone in a complete blink of the eye and my tiny little boy is now a little chunk giving me smiles and being very vocal letting the world know he's here. Being a first-time mum is a lot, it is a whole lot of learning and …
Friday, 7 January 2022

6 Cool places to eat in Dublin

6 cool restaurants to visit in Dublin Dublin is known as an incredibly friendly city with the vibe of a village, framed by mountains and bays the city is full to the brim of culture, history, old school pubs, vibrant cafes and restaurants. It's a gorgeous place and the perfect destination for a UK road trip or weekend away thats not too far bu…
Tuesday, 4 January 2022

5 Cool Restaurants in Dubai

Cool Restaurants in Dubai you need to visit Dubai is known as the playground of the rich and famous, with its expansive skyscrapers, gorgeous sandy beaches, sunshine, and an air of luxury in everything it's no surprise it has rocketed in popularity. With breathtaking views and a plethora of restaurant choices it's easy to be spoilt for cho…