Can You Afford To Have Children In This Day And Age?

Starting a family is a magical thing that millions of people around the world choose to do each year, and while it doesn’t always cost anything to conceive a child, many people don’t think of the price to raise a…

Homely Touches Just In Time For Christmas

The magical time of Christmas is finally upon us, and even though not all of us have our Christmas trees up just yet, you can’t deny that the festive feeling is slowly creeping in. It’s almost time for a plethora…

Go Small Or Go Home: 5 Benefits Of Minimalism

Image source There is no denying that the world around us has become totally infested with gluttony. All that consumerism, all those billboard adverts and TV commercials that promote stuff, stuff and more stuff. Well, that is where the concept…

My Top 5 Tips on Avoiding Disaster This Christmas

With the festive season approaching fast, it is a good idea to get planning now, to make sure that you enjoy a stress-free Christmas, as well as one that is free from disaster! Just a few small things that you…

Building The Perfect Home Office

  Image Working from home can be a great thing – not only do you have endless coffee breaks, but you can also work your own hours and stay in your yoga pants all day long. But a home is…

30 Day Declutter Just In Time For Christmas!

I’m a little worried about where all the new gifts are going to go in our house at Christmas. We are literally bulging at the seams! I’m not a great lover of cleaning, tidying and getting rid of things. I…

Homemade Gin Hamper For Christmas

My husband and I have developed a taste for gin and tonic. So I thought this year I would put together a hamper full of items to make the perfect gin and tonic for my husband (and I!) to enjoy.…

Christmas Gift Guide

Image Christmas is dawning upon us, and many of us are already running around trying the find the best decorations, gifts for our families and of course trying to perfect that turkey recipe. The most challenging part of Christmas is…

Advent Finances: Saving Money In Time For Christmas

Most of us would agree that it is always useful to have a good surplus of cash just in time for Christmas. It means that it is much easier to have the kind of Christmas that you really want, and…

Charity Shop Bargain Haul

It’s getting to the time of year when every penny counts in our house. With four children for Santa to buy for, savings when purchasing the day to day items like clothes all contribute to our household budget. So I…

Being Environmentally Friendly Through the Winter

Picture Source It can be difficult being environmentally friendly in the winter. We’re much more likely to use more energy to keep ourselves comfortable and warm, we’re more hesitant to spend time sorting out our recycling bins outdoors, and we…