Our dogs christmas tree

So, by now regular readers will know how much I love to treat my dogs as if they were members of the family, as to me they are! So, this year we decided that they should have their own little Christmas tree. I thought that it would be cute for the boys and it would also be a nice little activity for Faith. Faith loves our boys so much, she was bound to be excited by this idea. As we[Read more]

4 Ways To Ensure A Great Future For Your Child

children lined up on a cliff jumping for joy

If you ask any parent what they want for their children most of all, it is usually to have a great future and great prospects, and plenty to look forward to. Basically, you are thinking about your child’s future, and everything you do is an attempt to make sure that that future is going to be as bright as possible. In this article, we are going to take a look at a few of the most important ways in which[Read more]

Snow cakes

We’ve been baking this week! As it is nearing Christmas and we have been learning about extreme weather in our home school, making snow cakes seemed a doubly good idea! These orange cupcakes are easy to make, look good and taste fantastic. We have also teamed up with https://www.trago.co.uk/ who sent me this handy infographic which I would like to share to help you work out your baking time when cooking cakes depending on the size of your tins.  Trago[Read more]

A dogs Christmas gift guide!

Please note that this dogs Christmas gift guide does contain affiliate links. This means that should you choose to click on a link and make a purchase, I may be compensated at no extra cost to you. Using affiliate links helps me keep the blog going and I never add links to products that I do not like or use myself. As most people know who regularly follow me, I absolutely adore my little fur-babies, Leo, Cody and Prince. At[Read more]

Decorating, Bonfire night, A blog meet and more!

Before and after bathroom, girl holding a sparkler in each hand and the top of a xmas tree lit up at night

November has been a really lovely month. We have decorated our bathroom, celebrated bonfire night, Chloe and baby have moved out and loads more! So, without further ado here is my news for November! An unexpected act of kindness I recently reached 1k on Instagram which I had been working on for a while as it seems really hard to gain followers on there. When I got there I was so pleased. A couple of days later i received this[Read more]

Top tips for an organised Christmas!

The shadow of santa's sleigh and reindeer passing across a full moon

This post contains affiliate links which means that should you choose to click the link and make a purchase, I may receive compensation at no extra cost to you. I include affiliate links in some of my posts to help me keep the blog going. I only link to things that I personally think are good products or offers.  Christmas can be stressful as there is a lot to think about and it can get overwhelming. There are some simple[Read more]

Teaching Kids To Be Calm Around Animals

Little girl sitting in a field with two goats. She is keeping calm around the animals and has her arm stretched out feeding one of the goats

It can be very easy to upset a child with an animal. Dogs are often boisterous and loud, and cats can be very independent and scratchy. Hamsters are small and might not retain a child’s attention. Snakes can be exotic animals for most ages, children and adults alike! Of course, not every kid is going to cry or scream when confronted with an animal that wants their attention (or doesn’t, in some cases), but it is often a common worry[Read more]

December idea list

Pad and pen. Chalk board with thought bubble drawn on and a light bulb in the bubble indicating an idea

Welcome to the December Idea List. If you are new to the blog you can read all about the Idea List and the accompanying Facebook group here. I hope you find it useful and if you join in, I would love to hear how you get on. Also, if you follow me on Instagram I add each day’s idea to my story to help people keep track of the list. Sunday 1st: Buy an extra gift if you can to donate to[Read more]

Extreme weather homeschool ideas

Tornado over a field with lightning in the sky

As part of our topic-based homeschool, we have been doing an extreme weather topic. I thought that I would share the list of items which I brain stormed when I was thinking of this topic, to help inspire you for your own home school. Please note that this post does contain some affiliate links which means that should you click them and make a purchase I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Interactive notebook (lapbook) We used[Read more]

Four Wedding Planning Hacks To Keep You Sane!

Your wedding should be the most relaxing day of your life. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. From the controlling mother-in-law to “Bride-zilla”, there is no shortage of wedding planning horror stories to convince you that your wedding should be hyper-stressful. If you’re a naturally relaxed person most of the time, and you don’t want to let your wedding change that, try these tips for a stress-free day. Save your time and energy for ensuring that your honeymoon is the[Read more]