Review: Gift giving with My-Picture (AD – Gifted)

We were gifted the featured items in exchange for this coverage. Brightening up my home with personal touches is something that I have really enjoyed in recent years. I have been slowing down in recent months, as we are going to be moving later this year. When My Picture got in touch, with an opportunity to work together, I decided to buy some gifts for relatives in our family, to let them know that we are thinking of them, and to hopefully brighten up their homes too.


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Cleaning my mirrored furniture with the Daewoo Window Vac 12W Cordless Window Vacuum Cleaner (AD – Gifted)

We were gifted this item in exchange for coverage. We’ve got mirrored furniture. Not our best idea. When we first bought it I wanted it to give our room lots more space, and a lighter and airier feel. This worked out really well and I never regretted our choice. Until we had Daisy of course. Now the mirrored furniture in our bedroom is frequently covered with tiny fingerprints, mysterious splatters and other assorted toddler mess. I do still enjoy having the mirrored furniture, as it is so handy for looking around the room at night, checking on Daisy, making the room feel more spacious and improving the light too. Recently I was sent the Daewoo Window Vac 12W Cordless Window Vacuum Cleaner to review and I want to let you know my thoughts on it! Also, if you’re reading this because you’re looking for gentler ways to clean then be sure to check out my quick way to clean a microwave – in just 2 minutes!

Daewoo Window Vac 12W Cordless Window Vacuum Cleaner

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How to create a smarter home for 2018 with key free locks (AD)

AD. I have spoke about my love for technology around the home a few times before. I own lots of gadgets at home that are designed to make life easier, run smoother or just be more enjoyable. These days there is a plethora of technology that is designed to make life easier, but doesn’t always do so. I’m not sure about you but keys are a bit of a pain for me sometimes. As a parent to an 18 month old I often use my keys as a welcome distraction for my daughter. This means that on occasion I get home, and lug the pram up 48 stairs to our front door, only to find that my keys have been left in a shop, or on the journey home. This isn’t ideal but I think this is just one of the reasons that we would have really appreciated the chance to have a key free door in the past.

Key free locks

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30 day declutter challenge

This month I’m doing something a little different for my readers… a declutter challenge! Fancy joining me? There is no fee to join in and I’ve even got a Facebook group to help with organisation and decluttering. Please do feel free to join as I’d love to chat with you more there! Also, if you’re a blogger you can share your cleaning, organisation and decluttering posts with others! Anyway, on to the declutter challenge! Eek!

30 day declutter challenge with Katykicker.

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I’m a tenant and these are my top 5 #RentingRules (AD)

AD. My husband and I have been renting our home since 2010. We are housing association tenants, which supposedly means we get ‘significantly cheaper rent’. This is a lie. We pay around £100 less than private tenants would pay to live in this same flat in our nice area of Harlow. Anyway, as we have been tenants for a number of years now it is fair to say that we are good tenants. We’ve never had any complaints made against us, that we know of, and we have never been late with our rent. Today I want to share with you my top 5 #RentingRules to help you be a good tenant.


This was our flat in 2010, it looks VERY different now!

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