Organising life with Rattan Direct

Over the last nine months, I’ve been doing lots of redecorating and reorganizing of my home {including our den space and Kiki’s bedroom}, making the space work for us, as well as feel more relaxed and happy now we’re a family of five. We’ve also made quite a few changes to our daily routine, which resulted in me moving things around the house to fit us better. Since we moved our craft space to the den, we also took out the table in the playroom where the girls used to sit to work. Now we tend to gather around the kitchen table as it’s a central zone, meaning I needed to move books, morning books, pens, etc into the kitchen so they were easily accessible. I had been using an old metal rack, which did the job alright, though wasn’t really perfect and looked a mess if I’m honest! Well, I’ve finally swapped that metal rack for this gorgeous storage rack from Rattan Direct. It is gorgeous, adds character and really transformed the look of my kitchen. Rattan Direct products are generally aimed at the conservatory {they have some gorgeous corner sofas – if only I had a conservatory!}, but it looks…

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Friday Finds

    Huzzah! It’s Friday… totally ready to embrace the weekend here, it’s been a great week but a busy one, and honestly it’s felt like two weeks thrown into one! We went from a jam packed weekend, straight into a full on week. Miss Lola has been back at her school, doing a few trial sessions, which seem to have gone great, issues have been resolved {ish} and it looks like she’ll be returning there in September.  The other kiddos and I have had a mix of work and fun this week… girlies have been working on some lapbooks, I’ve been doing some work, we’ve caught up wit ha few friends, taken Beastie to a couple of new groups {I’m trying to add in a few activities aimed more him as he generally just gets dragged along wherever the girls have to go} – toddler gym and an amazing gardening club. The best news that I have heard this week – Ben & Jerry’s are bringing their vegan ice-creams to the UK!!! hashtag weekmade The kids and I just signed up for the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout at the end of July, we’re hoping to complete lots of activities…

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Décor ideas that bring out your creative side

It’s a sad fact that decorating and redecoration are often viewed as chores; rather than embracing the creative challenge, many of us cannot wait for the task to be over. When was the last time you undertook a personal project or threw yourself into a design venture with gusto? Breathing new life into your home and its rooms should be fun; an opportunity to completely reinvent the spaces you occupy. If you’ve reached the point of no return and have begun to view redecorating as something of a bore take a look at the pointers below; hopefully they’ll offer up the kind of inspiration that will have you falling in love with your home all over again… Have a change around Before you start covering furniture with dustsheets and ordering the new upholstery, think very carefully about the positioning of your furniture. What works? Which layouts simply don’t serve your family and its needs any more? Redecorating a home isn’t just about applying a lick of paint, but ensuring that your home is as comfortable and functional as possible. The philosophy of Feng Shui and the art of accessorising may become particularly integral to your project; there’s little use decorating…

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Review | Mixit Magazine

I remember being little and loving the excitement of a new magazine, my girlies are no different. I don’t buy them magazines very often, though I will if we’re doing a big train journey, and occasionally they’ll buy one with their pocket money. There are so many on the market now, and some of them really are rubbish, though those free gifts on the covers always pull you in. We were asked to review the new Mixit Magazine, published by DJ Murphy Publishing, that is a totally unique multi-character magazine for girls aged 4-9. They arrived in perfect timing, as last Saturday poor Miss Baya wasn’t feeling very well, so stayed home when Kiki and Beastie went out with their dad for a couple of hours. She was pleased to have something fun to cheer her up and keep her busy while sat on the sofa. The magazines came with free gifts on the cover – and they were lovely gifts – one had a dance ribbon and some lip gloss, the other stickers, cards, nail varnish, nail stickers, and files – she was very pleased with the gifts! The magazine itself features popular kids brands such as Shopkins, DC…

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Review | Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Moisture Miracle

I always have good intentions when it comes to remembering to moisturise my body after a bath or shower, I’ve a collection of half empty bottles on my dressing table to prove it. The problem I have, as a busy Mama, is by the time I’ve gotten dry, there is usually someone needing me and I have to throw on some clothes quickly – no time to think about moisturising. At least I’m not the only one, a recent Sanctuary study involving 2360 women showed that 65% don’t moisture daily and half are either ‘too busy’ or so stretched that they ‘forgot’ to do so. I’ve been testing out the new Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Moisture Miracle/ an amazing new moisturiser that you keep in the shower and apply to wet skin! It is targeted at busy women who con’t find the time to moisturise every morning. I’ve been using it every day after my post-workout shower in the morning, and I am smitten! It smells so good, is light yet really leaves my skin feeling softer and sinks in quickly. I’m a convert – it’s saved me so much time, and has made my legs look summer ready again…

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