Budget Bench Makeovers: DIY Colourful Picnic Bench

Budget Bench Makeovers: DIY Colourful Picnic Bench

Spruce up your aging garden picnic bench with this budget friendly picnic bench upcycling idea.

If you have a young family, it is highly likely your garden has faced neglect over those first few years. I vaguely remember the days when we had short lawns, borders, and trees that didn’t eclipse the sun entirely from view (well, that’s what Facebook memories tells me anyway). It’s only now we have found the energy to start tackling it again, as we are now emerging from what we have named “the baby cave” phase. Aside from tackling the jungle, I want to make the best of what we already have, so this picnic bench upcycle idea really appealed to me.

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Bloggers Behind the Screens – May 2019

Bloggers Behind the Screens – May 2019

Bloggers Behind the Screens is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have encountered before, and learn a little more about them!

This month, we’re talking to bloggers about the very thing that makes them bloggers. Their blogs. I’m hosting a behind the screens interview today with Aaron from The Busy Papa.

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Beeswax Wood Polish Tutorial

Beeswax Wood Polish Tutorial

Natural, Long-lasting, Eco-friendly furniture polish

For the last year or so, there’s a gap in the living room that’s annoyed me somewhat. We purchased IKEA units to form a bookcase/glass cabinet, but there was a gap of about 380mm leftover; too small for another IKEA shelf, but too big to not do anything with. I took the plunge and decided to design my own shelves for the space, with a view to create a designated charging area for the never-ending queue of electronics that need charging.

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Grape Slicer Gadget Review

Grape Slicer Gadget Review

Make healthy, safe snacks in a fraction of the time

My biggest fear as a parent, one that I really struggle overcoming, is the fear that the kids will choke. As exciting as the weaning process can be, the second we start the finger foods and the gagging starts (I know, perfectly normal!), I start to panic. Even after reading up so much on first aid and knowing what to do in an emergency, I still freak out at the thought of it.

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Easy Air-fryer Roast Veggies

Easy Air-fryer Roast Veggies

Naughty tasting roast potatoes, carrots and parsnips, any day of the week

Sundays are comfort food days. To me, nothing says Sunday like staying in your PJs all day, watching movies with the littles cuddled into a blanket, whilst the smell of roast pork in cider drifts lazily through the house. As yummy as proper roast potatoes are, however, they do take time, and sometimes, time is not a commodity we have to spare.

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Top websites for Free, New Release Video Games

Top websites for Free, New Release Video Games

Keep the kids entertained with free video games, every month

Whether it’s your little ones that are gaming obsessed, or yourself, keeping up with the latest releases can be costly. Luckily, there are many games being given away for free each week, many of which you may not be aware about. This brief guide outlines some of my favourite outlets for free games, across both PC and consoles.

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Review – SMOL Washing Capsules

Review – SMOL Washing Capsules

Never run out on washing day again with SMOL Capsules by post

Children are messy. If it’s not chocolate, grass stains or globs of banana on their new clothes, it’ going to be a poop explosion or some other unidentifiable stain that causes multiple changes of outfit per day. That’s not to mention the clothes changes we parents must go through to compensate for unexpected sick ups or toddlers wiping snotty sticky fingers on your last pair of work trousers. Washing powder isn’t cheap either, and playing the waiting game for capsules to go on offer can often leave you short of supplies on laundry day.

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Soothing Hot Toddy – The Ultimate Cough Cure

Soothing Hot Toddy – The Ultimate Cough Cure

Beat the blurgghhh with this pick me up drink recipe

A few weeks ago, the littles were poorly. Nothing major luckily, just the monthly cough and cold and that always seems to follow licking all the toys at Nursery. With lots of cuddles and movie days on the sofa, Little Mister and Little Lady bounced back quickly. However, they shared their ailment with me (Daddy somehow missed the worst of it after having the flu jab).

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