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Easter Gifts

Easter Gifts

 

On the look out for alternatives to chocolate this Easter? Look no further than my no chocolate round up with items to suit all budgets, and it isn’t for kids!


Easter serving platter
£6.97 – kohls.com

Williams Sonoma mini spatula
£11 – williams-sonoma.com

Easter wreath
£17 – kohls.com

Sur La Table home decor
£4.85 – surlatable.com

Top
£10 – amazon.com

Yellow gold pendant
£1,045 – 1stdibs.com

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Do you love your bedroom?

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Bedrooms mean different things for different people and a lot of that depends on age. In my teenage years, my bedroom was my haven, it was covered in posters and caged my love of music and binge watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! It was rarely shared with friends and was my own kind of organised chaos.

Being an artist at heart makes the bedroom a very unique place to put your stamp, now with three children, a husband and a wayward cat to share it with makes it hard for me to blend practicality with the boho charm i long to lounge in whiling away the hours in a good book.

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It’s always a challenge blending simplicity with vibrant colour as well as making sure our own little paradise is comfy, cosy and a joy to be in.

In keeping with my budget makeover challenge our bedroom hasn’t gone unchanged. With a mix match of furniture, some vintage some modern in a wide range of hand painted colours, a larger than life tv and a boho inspired patchwork wallpaper wall its still my own kind of organised chaos.

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It’s hard to pin point just one thing I love the most about this room, but it isn’t the window size, its cavonous and a nightmare to dress, it isn’t the plush bedstead or the bird print wardrobe but the people I share it with, the small feet that climb in on a Sunday morning, the cat that lays content upon my forehead and the batman duvet stealing husband which I believe to be a bed hog!

For all the things that make your bedroom, For all the things that make your bedroom, look no further than Parachute, a bedding company. They offer the finest quality bedroom and decor products at an affordable price!

Dettol Baby Blanket Donation

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Celebrity mum of two, Rachel Stevens, is calling out to parents to donate a blanket to the Dettol Baby Blanket Donation charity campaign to help families in need. For full details on how to donate please visit www.dettol.co.uk/donate.

You can see more about the campaign over on youtube, watch the video now and get involved http://youtu.be/OFSOQin0G0Q

High Res Dettol Blanket

 

Is your boiler safe this winter?

It’s that time of year again and as the cold dark nights set in we all reach for that thermostat and central heating clicks on up and down the street.
But, have you ever stopped to wonder if your boiler is as healthy as it needs to be?

Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die. Small children and the elderly are most at risk, and our client CORGI HomePlan is campaigning for every home to get a carbon monoxide detector, so that they can keep their family safe.

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This is a critical time for boilers, most people will have had the heating switched off for the summer and will fire it up with their fingers crossed hoping it comes on so that their family will be toasty warm. But without a detector they will have no idea that carbon monoxide may be seeping from their boiler. This colourless, odourless gas is a silent killer.

In the last three years, an estimated one in six homes inspected by the Gas Safe Register was found to have an unsafe gas appliance and one in eleven has an unsafe boiler.

Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die. Small children and the elderly are most at risk, and our client CORGI HomePlan is campaigning for every home to get a carbon monoxide detector, so that they can keep their family safe.

 

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CORGI HomePlan are campaigning for every home to have their own CO detector and have created a microsite to help families be aware of the dangers of gas appliances in their own home, http://corgi-homeplan-how-safe-is-your-home.org/

Packed with easy to follow advice and warning signs to look out for, this site is an easy reference resource for homeowners unsure about how to protect themselves and their families and what to do when things go wrong at home

So before you reach for that trusty on switch to what you hope will be a toasty winter season, get your boiler health checked because well, do you know the signs?

Thrifty Thursday

I haven’t done a Thrifty Thursday for a while now, purely because I haven’t had the time to do this projects I have laying around waiting to be finished. but whilst tidying up this morning I noticed a whole string was missing from my wooden bearded curtain *shakes fist at the dog*

Well after spending some time online trying to find a replacement i realised I could fix it myself and make it unique. A few of the bamboo beads where missing on other strings also so this is what I did..

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I took a rogue ball of wool that I knew there wasn’t enough to make anything else with and plated it into the string that holds all the beads together, filling the gaps as I went. I really love how its turned out, the natural colours compliment the bamboo and it has a very bohemian look about it, what do you think?

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With the spare wool I added some strings to a paper shade that I had laying around, I have seen this look on Pinterest a few times and always loved it, you can’t really see from the photo but because the space is so vast above the stairs it gives a feeling of the space being filled which makes the space feel more ‘cosy’..

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Very simple, not time consuming crafts that don’t cost a penny that anyone can do!

What do you have laying around you could bring back to life?

 

Joss and Main £50 giveaway

Joss and Main £50 giveaway
To be in with a chance of winning a whopping £50 to spend online at Joss and Main sign up with the link here and comment below mentioning your fave item for their collection. Winner will be picked at random on the 23rd July 2014
Good Luck everyone!