Getting organised and saving time with Red Candy

I’m working hard recently on getting my home tidy and organised. We are quite clean, and good at tidying up after ourselves. However, having a 1 year old, and living in a flat, means we need to keep on top of clutter. As well as that I want to be able to save myself time when I’m cleaning by having less to move, clean and organise. When Red Candy contacted me, and offered me a selection of homeware goodies from their website I was very chuffed! I wanted to make sure that I chose items that were going to help me keep up with my de-cluttering / tidying goals AND hopefully save me some time too. Here is a look at what I chose:

Red Candy - A look at the products I chose

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Where to splurge and where to scrimp when decorating your home

Looking to give your home an update soon, but don’t want to drain your bank account in the process? It’s common to get sick of the decor of your home from time to time, but the added cost that can come along with a home makeover are the last thing you need when trying to save money. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a fortune on all elements of the home just to make it look good. Take a look at this guide to find out what elements of the home are best to splurge a bit more cash on, and which ones can turn your home from boring to beautiful on a budget. Helping you with decorating your home – whether you are on a budget or not!

Where to splurge and where to scrimp when decorating your home

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Dylon fabric dye – does it work? I answer your questions!

In the past if I had clothes that looked worn I would just throw them in the bin. Eventually. However, I want to waste less money and I hate clothes shopping. Since having my c-section I am really struggling with finding trousers that actually fit nicely, without hurting my stomach. I’ve got one pair of jeans that I absolutely love and they are really comfortable. I’m able to work down the allotment in them and walk long distances without pain. They had seen better days though. Significantly better days. For a while I was wearing them faded and wasn’t really bothered. That is until I saw a photo of me wearing them. I knew then that I had to either find more jeans that I enjoy OR I had to give my favourite jeans a dye. I picked up this Dylon fabric dye and set to work.

Dylon fabric dye in use

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Our 2017 Bucket List – our bucket list update

Back in January I wrote a post containing our 2017 bucket list. It was something that I created, on a whim, after seeing a few other people doing so. I love the idea of having a list of things that I want us to achieve throughout the year. I tried to ensure that each of the items on the list was something fun. For me a bucket list should be about pushing yourself to try something new. It should also allow you to make time for your family, and yourself, to have fun and relax. Being self-employed it can be hard for me to switch off at times. Right now I’m writing this post pretty late at night – just to get it done. Days off are really important to me and I’m really excited to share with you our 2017 bucket list update.

Here is a reminder of our 2017 bucket list at the beginning of the year:

Our 2017 Bucket List

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How to prevent the invisible threats to your home

Sometimes the biggest dangers to your health within your own home are things that cannot be seen by the naked eye. We like to think of our homes as a haven and most of us do all we can to make sure it is a safe environment by doing things like routinely checking the smoke alarm or dead-bolting the front door, so it would make sense to protect your home against some of the more dangerous hazards that we won’t be able to sense.

Here are some of the more dangerous possible health risks in your home and what you can do in order to prevent them.

How to prevent the invisible threats to your home

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