Hello!! Hope you are all well? I feel as though I've not been on here in what feels like weeks! Life has just been really busy and I've been completely shattered. Two kids that wake up at literally the crack of dawn every morning (I'm talking 5am), sometimes Harry will go back to sleep for a bit after his bottle, but I struggle to get back to sleep, so I have that permanent new-born look and haze about me, I'm talking black circles and baby brain. You would think that black out blinds, wooden blinds and curtains would keep them asleep, as well as being outside in the sunshine would knock them out until at least a somewhat reasonable hour…..but not my kids. Both still nap during the day, Amelia once and Harry twice, and I'm absolutely not willing to cut out the naps in exchange for cranky kids, so by choice we struggle on!
To Rent or BUY???
Whether you’re newlyweds starting out, a middle-age couple downsizing or going it alone, you too will likely need to figure out the economics of renting vs. buying at some point. Having rented for years and now making the leap going from tenants to owners of our new build, I'm not going to lie, the scale of what we are about to undertake scares me! On top of a mortgage, there's other bills to consider, that until now, we could pass the buck to our landlord. For decades, it was ruled that buying was the smart choice. After all, when you rented you were just “throwing money away,” while when you bought you were “building equity.”
Want An Easy Way To Get Your Kids Outside? Read This!
In our technology obsessed world, our children can spend more and more time sitting down in front of a TV or computer screen. But spending time outside is so important. Fresh air, sunlight, and activity are all building blocks for health and wellbeing. Get your kids outside with these tips.
Essential Home Maintenance Tasks You Can Do In The Summer Months
The weather is a little warmer and drier at last. It’s time to think about all those little tasks around the house you’ve been putting off over the winter months. When you own your own home, there is always something that needs doing. If you’re feeling energetic and ready to get down to work, here are a few of the things that you could do around the house this summer:
The Utlimate Father’s Day Gift Guide
Father’s Day is fast approaching. If you’re struggling for inspiration and you can’t get past the usual suspects, socks and ties, take these ideas on board. Buying gifts for men can be notoriously tricky, but hopefully, these suggestions will inspire you.
For the sports lover
Is your partner or your dad a massive sports fan? Do they love watching or playing football, cricket or golf? If you have a special sports fan in your life, this is great news when it comes to buying gifts. There is so much scope to buy presents that are bound to go down a treat.
Top Tips to Plan Your First Family Ski Holiday
A family skiing holiday is a great experience, and something every family should do at least once. Some people see it as something that's a bit posh, but you don't need money to go skiing. You can get some excellent package holidays for not very much money. It's a brilliant way to spend Christmas, February half term or even sometimes Easter. If you've never been before, you might not know where to start. However, it's just like booking almost any other holiday. You just have to remember to arrange the hire of ski equipment and buy passes. Follow these steps to book your first family skiing holiday.
I think it goes without saying, I love to cook! What I don't love is our electric oven. I have always cooked with a Gas cooker in every home I've lived in, be it Scotland or London, however since we moved back to Ireland I've had to cook using an electric oven, which has meant to quite a few burned bakes and higher bills. Gas has always worked out far cheaper for us, using it for cooking, heating, our water and even the BBQ 😉
Redesign Your Living Room with These Techniques
Most families spend a lot of time in their living room. It's one of the best places in the house for everyone to hang out together, if not the best. It's suitable for all ages, from babies to older relatives. A good family living room should be set up so that everyone can enjoy it. You should all be able to sit back and relax, either together or on your own. If it's time to redesign your living room, there are some things you should keep in mind. Make sure it's a room for the whole family by following the advice below.
Summer Wedding…Guest Dress Inspo
Wedding season is upon us, and I'm sure I'm among the 1000's of other ladies in search of that perfect dress for a summer wedding. We have two summer weddings this year, and I have been scouring the shops and online to find two dresses. I've sent back, no lie, 5 dresses already, because I didn't look like the model online when I tried them on 😂😂 However, I have now picked and bought my perfect two, here are 10 dresses perfect for summer weddings and that vary in price from €310 to a very reasonable €49.
Happy shopping girls!
Exciting Ways to Get Out of the City
Living in a city can have many advantages. It's often easy to get around without a car, and you can be close to lots of amenities. There are hundreds of things to do and lots of choice, whether you're looking for a gym class or a restaurant. However, sometimes living the urban life doesn't feel so great. If you like to experience tranquillity now and then, it can be hard to find it in a busy city. If you grew up in a more rural area, you might miss the countryside. There are lots of ways to get out of the city, though, like the options below.
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