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Are You A Doer-Upper Daredevil?


Most people like to tackle a little bit of home decorating from time to time. Others give a whole bathroom a makeover. But those that like the challenge of something bigger and grander might take on a whole house! If you fancy yourself as Doer-Upper rather than just a DIYer, you might be looking at one or two projects right now. So do you restore or modernise? Here are just a few ideas to get you going:



Winter Salad ~ Butternut Squash With Feta and Sticky Pecans


Just after I had Harry we all went out for  lunch one day. I had a butternut squash salad with sticky pecans and it was so good, I still think about it! It's not on the menu anymore and last week I decided I would attempt to make it myself . Now I'm hooked again! I think this is something I'll be making A LOT over the next few months. Once you have your stash of sticky pecans made up and a jar of balsamic onion in the fridge, it takes no time to put this salad together.

Autumn and winter can have us turning for the comfort food, and salads are reserved for summer. This salad is healthy, tasty and crunchy with balance of sweet (sticky pecans) and tart (balsamic red onion). It's great as a lunch alone or side salad. I even think on Christmas Day for those who don't like the usual vegetables it's a lovely colourful salad to have on the table.


These 5 Benefits of Hiring an Estate Agent will Lead to a Quick Sale

As a home seller, of course you’d want a quick sale. That is of course you’ve already decided to sell your home. It could be because you’re selling your home because you need money quickly. Maybe you’re moving to a new place so you want to sell your home quickly so you can move on.  


Squishy, Gooey and Chocolatey Raw Brownies ~ Halloween Treats

img_6171 These brownies taste like heaven. They are unbelievably wonderful. Just so sweet, gooey and rich. With just four ingredients and seconds in the food processor, no egg, flour or milk, they are the 5 minute brownie that will fool everyone.. Yet they still taste identical to normal brownies with the same perfectly squishy, melt-in-your-mouth texture.



They're so healthy – packed with fibre and protein. They contain nuts, so it's without saying that be careful when giving them to children for the first time. My two don't have any problems with nuts and so love these.


Advice For For Mummies Who Dream Of Traveling The World With Their Kids In Tow

en we’re young, we have big dreams that we’re sure we will accomplish. But once we reach adulthood, a lot of us forget our dreams or let life get in the way of them. However, that shouldn’t be the case. Just because you’re a mum with kids in tow, that doesn’t mean you can’t go after your dreams. Even if they do seem a little crazy, like traveling the world, for instance, your should grab your dreams with both hands. If you don't, you'll only regret it.

There are a lot of parents that would love to hop on a plane and spend a year or so traveling the world. It’s just that the majority of us never take the leap. If you’re serious about spending some time exploring each corner of the world and want to do it with your kids in tow, you’ve come to the right place. Because below is a list of tips and advice for mums (and dads) who’ve caught the travel bug and are itching to get out there and see the world.

Be smart about your trip


Weekend Dad

Divorce is not something many people like to think about, especially when they have young kids, but 23% of marriages over 10 years end up that way. It can affect everyone involved and can take a long time to get back to a feeling of normalcy.


In particular, as mums are still more likely to be given primary custody, it can have an enormous impact on Father’s lives. Read on to find out more.


Why Dreaming Is A Wonderful Thing For Children To Do



The human brain is a mysterious little ball of gray matter. After all these years, researchers are still baffled by many aspects of how and why it operates like it does. Scientists have been performing sleep and dreamstudies for decades now, and we still aren't 100 percent sure about the function of sleep, or exactly how and why we dream. We do know that our dream cycle is typically most abundant and best remembered during the REM stage of sleep. It's also pretty commonly accepted among the scientific community that we all dream, though the frequency in which dreams are remembered varies from person to person.



Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails….An Autumn Wardrobe That Will Last Through Toddler Play




While my two kids are not yet in school and I don't have to go on the hunt for school  uniforms, they are in Montessori (Amelia 5 mornings per week) and Nursery (Harry 2 mornings per week), meaning A LOT of clothes are worn and washed, and while I would love to have a separate wardrobe of "School Clothes" "Good Clothes", I don't have the funds to stretch to that (who does?). Even on the days Harry is not in nursery, we could still have two outfit changes a day, because, you know, he is a boy and  "What are little boys made of? Slugs and snails, And puppy-dogs' tails."That's what little boys are made of" Never a truer word for my boy. If there's dirt he will find it. If he can make a mess, it will end up on his clothes. If he can smash it, he is right there with it in his hand. If he can draw on it, yes, the pen is in his hand. 


Chicken & Chorizo With Potato,Shallots and Garlic



Good morning! I recently uploaded a step by step demo of this recipe on my Instagram stories, and it was very popular, see here and follow us.We are back with a one pot family friendly dish, with very little washing up. Music to everyone's ears. Who doesn't love a one pot dinner, that you can throw everything in and leave it do its job. I've yet to invest in a slow cooker, but am seriously thinking about it, as life is busy, I'm up very early with both kids and would have the time in the morning to prepare. Adding a slice of chorizo spices up most autumnal dinners, but with so much choice of great chorizo's it can sometimes be hard to find the perfect one.Shop around!  



All Healthy Families Make Sure They Do These Things

Having a healthy family is the main goal of just about any parent. You’re the head of the family, so it’s your job to make sure the people dearest to you are healthy and happy. Many healthy families actually have certain things in common. They make sure they do these things:


Eat Healthily, And Together


All healthy families eat healthily. The things we put in our bodies make a huge difference to our overall health. It doesn’t matter how healthy you are in other ways – if you’re eating a ton of junk, you aren’t going to be as healthy as you could be. You can make sure you’re all eating as healthy as possible by planning meals in advance. This will make shopping and cooking a breeze. It’ll save you time in the long run! But wait, families not only eat healthy food. They also eat that food together. Mealtimes can be a great time to bond and spend quality time. Science also shows that families who eat together are less likely to get in trouble, do better in school, and are happier!


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