My 10 Minute Gallery Wall

I have said this many times; my house is a fixer upper. We knew this when we bought it 4 years and and we are nowhere nearly done with what needs doing. Actually, we’re probably not even 10% of the way done but we had Erin earlier than expected and work suddenly stopped. Anyway, one of my most hated rooms in the house is the living room. It’s about 25ft long with an additional bit coming off to make an L shape. When we moved in most of the house had been painted white and the living room is no

3 Simple Ways To Earn Extra Money For Summer

The summer holidays are nearly here and before you know it, you’ll have loads of things to plan for the time the children are off school. I think I’m quite lucky at the minute because Erin goes to nursery for 51 weeks of the year, meaning there is no summer holidays for us. However, we’re still probably going to want nice days out when the weather is nice so here are some ideas for how to earn money extra money for summer. Selling on Facebook I am a massive fan of selling unwanted items on Facebook. I’ve done quite well

My First Photo Book By Photobox

Being nearly 3, Erin is now at an age where she remembers certain events and she loves to look at pictures of them. I think she would happily let me sit and go through all of my folders of pictures on my Mac for hours, or even look at some of the printed photos we have. Erin also loves to have something for herself too though so when Photobox got in touch to tell me about their brand new ‘My First Photo Book’ I couldn’t wait to order one for Erin. Ordering Erin’s ‘My First Photo Book’ was really easy and

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 3

My sister is a bit of a sucker for letting Erin have what she wants sometimes and has a hard time saying no to her, especially if we’re in a shop! One day Erin discovered Hatchimals and since then it’s been her favourite thing. If that girl sees a Hatchimals egg, she wants it! We were so excited when we were sent some products from the brand new Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 3! Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 3 has over 100 characters to collect and there are various different products you can buy. The prices range from £2.99 to £24.99 and I really

The House That Hates Us

You ever think that maybe you bought the wrong house? That’s me quite a lot of the time this year. When we bought our house 4 years ago we knew that it needed a lot of work doing to it, which was partly why we were able to afford to buy it. We started off really well and had some massive jobs done early on like changing the fuse board and having the electrics tested. We also completely gutted the back garden, had new fences, turf and decking. Then, we ripped out 2 bedrooms and had them completely re-plastered and

13 Reasons Why Series 2: The Good And The Bad

Warning: This post contains major spoilers for 13 Reasons Why Series 2 and talks about sensitive subjects Last year the first series of 13 Reasons Why was released and I watched the whole thing, not really knowing anything about it. I think I got sent a copy of the book when it was first released as I was a book blogger back then but I never got around to reading it. I was then sent another copy when the TV show first aired and again, never got around to reading the book. I’ll be completely honest here and say I

My Favourite Things About Summer

According to the weather reports, summer is apparently just around the corner. As this post goes live John, Erin and I are on holiday at Haven in Caister-on-Sea and when I checked the weather while writing this, it was supposed to be between 16ºC and 20ºC all week! So, I thought I’d write about some of my favourite things about summer! Freshly cut grass Just the other day I was using our new grass trimmer and it made me remember just how much I love freshly cut grass. We have quite a large garden and now that the weather is

What To Expect From Your Child’s 2 Year Health Visitor Review

Last week Erin had her 2 year Health Visitor review. Now, I know they don’t really do them spot on 2 years old but they’re supposed to be carried out between 2 years and 2.5 years. Erin had hers at 29 months so the timing was pretty spot on. She was actually supposed to have it a month earlier but we had to reschedule due to the first appointment falling on one of her nursery days. Before Erin’s appointment I really didn’t know what to expect so hopefully this blog post will come in useful for someone. When we received