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Be Energy Conscious Around Your Home

It pays to be energy conscious for a myriad of reasons. You can save money for a start, but also because it is good for the environment. There are many ways in which you can promote and share good practice around your home and it all makes such a big difference. Do your bit and you’ll feel proud while also saving some money. It is just giving nature a helpful hand and cutting down on the energy you use whilst trying to spend it in less damaging ways. You may have already considered being more energy conscious, and these tips can help you see that desire through to its proper conclusion.



Joie Trillo 2/3 Ix Car Seat Age 4 – 12 years ~ Review



A few weeks ago we moved Amelia from her "toddler car seat" which she was in since her 1st birthday to a "big girl" booster seat. I was aprehensive about her wearing just a seat belt, rather than a 5 point harness, and worried that she would open it while on the move, but its been great. She loves that she is the same as Mummy and Daddy and I think we probably should have moved her sooner, she looks far more comfortable now. We chose the Joie Trillo 2/3 Ix Car Seat in Inkwell is designed for children from four to 12 years old, or 15kg to 36kg. It's installed using the seat belt, and Isofix connectors help keep the seat in place when it's not in use. The LX features 'head-to-hips side-impact protection' plus air pockets for 'extra protection'.Joie is a UK company that makes car seats, travel system, pushchairs, high chairs and travel cots. The company, a “group of friends and parents” claims to make products that are, “better, safer and sronger". We have previously worked with Joie, and have two of their car seats in our second car and cannot fault them. The Joie Stages Group 0+ 1-2 Car Seat (suitable from 0 – 7 years) and the Joie Spin 360 Car Seat –( Birth to 4 Years)



Top 10 Ways to Save on Your Household Budget


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There’s no two ways about it, having kids is darn expensive. In fact, studies have found that the average cost of raising a child up to the age of 21 (okay, by then they’re not really a kid anymore but they can still be costly!) is over £230,000. That’s a huge amount of money to be spending by anyone’s standards. Therefore, anything that you can do to save some extra cash can only be a positive thing.


A lot of the time, you don’t really need to make huge lifestyle changes. Instead, there are a range of simpler things that you can do. Here are just a few ideas to get you up and running.


Free Entertainment


We all know how costly a day out with the kids can be, so finding free forms of entertainment is a real help. Living in London can be expensive, but a major advantage is that a huge number of the museums are totally free. If your kids aren’t quite old enough to appreciate them yet, there are plenty of free outdoor events that start popping up all over the place during the warmer months.


3 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do online

From booking a family holiday, to doing your weekly food shop, to updating your Facebook status, there are a number of reasons why you might use the internet. The world wide web is a pretty big place, and it’s more than likely there are a plethora of activities you can do on it that you’re not even aware of. Keep reading to discover corners of the web you might not have visited yet.
1. Take out a personal loan
When it comes to managing your money, the internet can come in very handy. Between looking up your current account balance, to transferring funds to other people, to paying bills, online banking is a tool that many of us use on a regular basis. But, did you know it’s possible to borrow money online too? Whether you’re keen to buy a new car or you want to plan the wedding of your dreams, you can apply for a personal loan from the comfort of your own home at the click of a button, cutting out the need to visit a bank in person. Applying for a loan online is straightforward, and you may be able to access the money quicker than you think. For example, personal loan provider chillmoney.ie can approve applications within minutes, with the funds being in your account the next working day.

2. Order prescription medicines
Let’s be honest – arranging to see your doctor can be difficult. Whether you simply don’t have enough time or you’re struggling to book an appointment, did you know you could save yourself the hassle and order your medicines via the internet instead? There are a number of trusted and reputable pharmacies online that offer a wide range of treatments, meaning you don’t necessarily need to see your GP for a prescription.
Usually, you’ll be required to complete an online consultation first and, once it’s been approved, you should receive your requested treatment, eliminating the need for you to schedule an appointment with your doctor.
3. Design something and have it printed in 3D
If you’ve always assumed that 3D printing is a futuristic technology only accessible to scientists in laboratories, you can think again. It’s now available to you online. This innovative manufacturing process allows you to take a digital file of just about anything you want and turn it into a three-dimensional solid object. Using a combination of different gadgets, it’s achieved by using additive processes – the addition of multiple thinly sliced, horizontal layers of material until the desired object is created.

Sounds complicatedly cool, right? Well now you can design your own masterpiece via the web and have it posted straight to you. So whether you’re after a totally unique gift or you’re just curious to see how your design turns out, 3D printing is a bandwagon you can jump on without leaving your computer.

There’s no denying that the internet is an extremely useful resource, and although you may reckon you’ve explored all corners of the world wide web, there’s so much more to it than you think.



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Cinderella Tea Party ~ Rathwood




Yesterday we ventured off to the Carlow/Wicklow border, a short 35 minute drive from Kilkenny to the beautiful Rathwood Home and Garden World. We had been invited to Rathwood to experience their Cinderella Tea Party.


Rathwood have being hosting children's events for many years and there's an adventure for children of all ages and adults alike. The popular Rathwood events are filled with fun and entertainment for all the family to enjoy all year round, with the seasonal holiday events being very poplular on board the Rathwood Express Train. Experience the magic of Christmas, the spooky fun of Halloween (we did this last year, both kids loved picking their own pumpkin and carving it afterwards), or"egg"citing Easter adventure (next on our list, who doesn't love an Easter egg hunt). In the summer period they host a Teddy Bear's Picnic and I think it's something that needs to be added to the bucket list of "things to do" this coming summer. What child wouldn't love to join Goldilocks and the three bears for a day.


Five Easy Ways To Help You Cut Out Those Bad Habits




We all have bad habits, but let’s face it: some habits are worse than others. Buying too many books has a significantly lower chance of making you very sick than smoking cigarettes, for example. It takes sixty-six days, or nine weeks and three days to break a habit. Here are some ways that you could do it…



The DIY Garden

It’s spring, this means unpredictable weather mixed in with a little bit of warmth, reminding us that summer is not too far away.  Having a decent sheltered seating area with a nice patio warmer, doesn’t have to be as expensive as it sounds.  You can create your own space without spending a fortune.  The most simple of these is to create a canopy from tent material.  You can erect a pretty simple timber structure to create a pagoda and then fix tent or waterproof material to give you protection in the rain.  Head out to your reclamation yard to find some really rustic timber framing and then purchase a small log burner or fire pit.  You can sit in your garden regardless of the weather and keep yourself warm and dry.


Mummys Worried About Money Need This Advice

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When you’re a mum or a parent you have a lot of responsibilities. One of the biggest is ensuring that they get the quality of life they deserve. That does mean spending money. You need to buy them the right clothes, make sure that they are eating the best food and build the best home possible for them. You’ll also want to spoil your children occasionally, taking them on fun vacations and making Christmas magical. How do you do this when your money troubles are constantly weighing you down. Well, there are ways you can make sure your income stretches further than before.


Living In A Kid-Friendly Home

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You may love your kids, but you definitely don't like all the mess that comes from having coloring books, soft toys and endless plastic blocks lying around. Just because you've got little ones doesn't mean that your house needs to turn into a giant nursery / playpen luckily there are ways to keep the place tidy while still being proud parents!


Gratisfaction – Grab Your Freebies

Grab yourself a freebie!!

Everyone loves freebies, don’t they? I know I do! I was recently introduced to a website called Gratisfaction UK where you can find loads of free stuff. Gratisfaction is the UKs fastest growing freebies site.They bring you the latest free offers throughout the day, every day to bring you the very best free stuff for you and your family.There are links to free samples, money off coupons and competitions, to name a few meaning free stuff in the post to look forward to all the time.


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