Degustabox March 2017 box – Find out what’s inside!

I’m absolutely in love with my Degustabox! Each month, usually on a Wednesday, I get something nice come to my door. A box of goodies. Goodies that I can eat and drink and enjoy something new. I really enjoy the chance to review this box each month and share the contents with my readers. I have the Degustabox March 2017 box to review and there WILL be spoilers in this post!

Degustabox March 2017 Box - A look at the outside of the box


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Living Arrows 13/52 – Daisy’s 1st Birthday!

Last week we went on holiday! We had such a wonderful relaxing time. Also, while we were there we celebrated Daisy’s 1st Birthday. It was a wonderful week all in all. Finally Daisy and I have recovered from being unwell with various bugs and then hand, foot & mouth. All in all I feel like we’ve finally got back on track with our health and we have had an absolutely lovely past week! Living Arrows 13/52 is now live!

Living Arrows is a linky from the lovely Donna from What The Redhead Said that you can find here. Parents are invited to link up weekly and share photos of their children from the previous week. I love taking part and I’m looking forward to looking back at the end of the year.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran

Living Arrows 13/52 – 2017

Living Arrows 13/52 - Daisy playing with the ducks at the exact moment she was born one year before!

Daisy was playing with the ducks at the exact moment she was born one year before – she was sharing her rice cake!

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When to repair and when to replace your car

*This is a collaborative post*. My husband and I have had our car for a few years now. It was already 10 years old when we purchased it. Our car has been in good condition since we purchased it and pretty much sailed through MOTs with no issues. Well, until the last MOT at least. Now we know that there is an expiry date for our car! Our mechanic advised us that a few issues are beginning and in another 1-2 years we were going to start experiencing costly repairs. Obviously this was a disappointment for us but also gives us lots of time to decide what we want to do. Today I want to talk to you about when to repair and when to replace your car. This is something that I’ve been mulling over for a few months now as we will eventually replace our car.

When to replace your car

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5 easy ways to reduce your food waste!

Today I’m hosting a guest post from Zoe Morrison. Zoe Morrison blogs over at, runs a friendly Facebook group for people who want to reduce their food waste –  and is currently writing a book – The Ecothrifty Kitchen (how to save money and the environment by reducing waste in your kitchen). I’m really hopeful that this post, and Zoe’s group, can help my readers save a nice bit of money and reduce food waste.

Tips to reduce food waste

Photo credit: Zoe Morrison / Ecothriftyliving

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My first year as a parent – how it really went!

My daughter is one year old. I cannot believe that a year has gone by since the day of her birth! Thinking back to her birth doesn’t fill me with great memories, besides having my wonderful daughter of course. Anyway, the last year has been full of ups and downs. Life is like that isn’t it! Gives with one hand and takes away with another. This is my experience of my first year as a parent.

First year as a parent

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