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How hiring a cleaner changed my life

I’ve really struggled with whether to write this post, but after I mentioned it briefly on Instagram, it turns out a lot of you wanted to know a little more, so here we are.  Honestly I have a lot of Poor Girl guilt. I grew up in a house where we literally couldn’t afford hot water, so I’d wash my …

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AD| Teenage Boy Gift Guide

I genuinely think that teenage boys are the hardest to buy for. I am not, nor have I ever been, a teenage boy and if I thought I was out of touch with teenage girls, it’s nothing compared to this. That said, I have to try because there are a few teen, and pre-teen nephews on my shopping list, and …

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AD| Teenage Girl Gift Guide

It’s been a long time since I’ve been a teenage girl, and I am very out of touch. Thankfully I had a helper or two to give me some advice on this one! Soph x Skinnydip Astro Wash Bag This wash bag is so beautiful and would make such a cute gift for a special teen in your life – …

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Children’s Gift Guide*

We buy for a LOT of Children for Christmas. Between niblings, Godchildren and little besties there are around 16, ranging from 1-16! So not all of them will fall in this category, but a lot do! Here are some things we recommend.  How to Spot an Artist This book is stunning! It’s visually beautiful, as you would expect, but also …

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Toddler Christmas Gift Guide*

I can’t believe my little Roo is going to be 2 just before Christmas! A lot of the presents we got him are from the Aldi wooden toy sale but here are some other bits and bobs that I think would be great for a toddler.

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Baby Christmas Gift Guide*

For Ruben’s first Christmas, he was only 10 days old, and so his main Christmas present was the gift of life after a 3 day back-to-back labour. We did get him a few little bits, and last Christmas we did buy quite a few more presents. Here are some of the best gifts for a baby in your life this year.

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AD| Spooky Treats you can make for a Halloween party at home

So, it looks like Halloween is going to be pretty weird this year and I have to admit, I’m a little gutted. That said, I’m determined not to let the Rona ruin everything, so if we can’t go out to parties, or Trick or Treating, let’s bring the fun home and make the whole of October full of spooky snacks and games.

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Getting Control of my Finances*

I have always been a little bit rubbish with money. My parents were rubbish with money and it seems it rubbed off on me. There was a point in my late teens where I had to resort to payday loans, to, y’know, eat and stuff, so my credit rating isn’t the best.  That said, I am determined to buy a …

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What is a Life Coach? and are they worth it?*

We have one life, it’s very precious, and it deserves our fullest attention – Lauren Iles.   When it comes to investing in myself in anyway, I’m a little stingy. I always find something that Ruben would like, or the house could use, and talk myself out of spending money on myself. So when Lauren Iles asked if I wanted …

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AD| Planning our dream home

We’ve been wanting to buy our own house for years now, and there always seems to be something in our way – right now, it’s Corona and the banks changing their lending to a max of 80%, leaving us to find a 20% deposit! That said, because we have been looking and lusting for so long, I feel pretty confident …