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DIY Bubble Bath

I wanted to share with you another cute tutorial today.
It's very simple, very softening & very bubbly! :)

You will need:
* 3/4 cup sweet almond oil
* 1/2 cup creamy body wash
* 1 tbs vanilla extract
( I also used a tiny tiny bit of yellow food colouring)

Mix them all together and pop into a bottle.
All done! :)

Let me know what you think!
Will you be trying this?

Steam Cleaning!

Vileda is famous for it's expertise in home cleaning, and they have recently entered the electrical market, 
by creating the ultimate steam mop.
Unpacking and assembly the steam mop literally looks a minute. It all slotted together so easily, it was excellent!
I was so used to using the old mop and bucket, which is pretty time consuming. Filling up the bucket, adding disinfectant, moping the floor, moving furniture, waiting for it to dry. All of that is a thing of the past!
The steam mop kills 99.9% of bacteria without the use of chemicals. You simply fill up with water, switch it on and its ready to use in 15 seconds! So easy!
The height of the mop & the shape of the head gets around the sides and into corners so easily, 
you can even use it on carpets!

I think the Vileda steam mop is so brilliant, and perfect for busy housewives. Everyone should own one!

This post was sponsored but I did not receive monetary compensation. 
received my own mop to review. All opinions are my own.

Easy Peasy Spring Cleaning Tips!

It's time for some Spring Cleaning! Are you the type of person who decides to clean their house from top to bottom? Or perhaps you're a tad lazy, and like to do a little less than you probably could. Today I am sharing with you;
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Declutter!
There are so many things you can get rid of and organise in your home I guarantee.
The less clutter you have, the less you have to tidy up on a regular basis. Go through each room and get rid of the junk! Check out my list of 30 things to get rid of now!

Use Your Dishwasher & Washing Machine Wisely
Your dishwasher can be used to wash a variety of items, not just dishes!
Vacuum cleaner filters, stove hood filters, shoes, fridge shelves even make up brushes!
You can also put a variety of things in the washing machine, including Lego, shower curtains, pillows, cuddly toys and curtains!

Turn Up The Music!

Put on some fast, upbeat music to sing & dance to while you're cleaning!
It'll help put you in a good mood, and the time will fly by!

Multitask!

While you cleaning another room, make sure you have the washing machine or dishwasher on the go.

Tackle One Room At A Time

Here's a super easy to follow list I created which should help! :)

Bedrooms

* Declutter!
* Take off bedding & wash
* Dust 
* Hoover mattress & floor
* Wash pillows & duvet
* Wash curtains
* Clean windows & mirrors
* Clean furniture & mop

Bathroom

* Declutter!
* Dust
* Wash bath mats & shower curtains
* Clean shower, bath & walls
* Clean mirrors, windows & counters
* Clean sink & toilet
* Hoover & mop

Hallways & Other Rooms

* Declutter!
Dust
* Clean mirrors, windows, walls & counters
* Hoover & mop

Living Room

* Declutter!
* Wash cushions, covers, throws, rugs, curtains
* Dust
* Clean mirrors, windows & walls
* Clean furniture & electronics
* Hoover & mop

Kitchen

* Declutter!
* Dust
* Clean small appliances - kettle, toaster, microwave etc
* Clean windows
* Clean oven
* Clean fridge & freezer
* Sort out & clean cupboards
* Clean sink & counters
* Clean walls & cupboard doors
* Clean bin
* Hoover & Mop

Then finally..

* Clean washing machine & dishwasher

Do you have any Spring Cleaning Tips?


Blog Love #3 ❤

I have decided to share some more blog love today.
I follow and regularly check quite a few blogs, so I wanted to share with you some of my favourites. :)
I feel like bloggers need to support fellow bloggers that they love a little bit more, 
It's always nice to show someone you appreciate them isn't it? 
I follow a few different types of blogs, but I want to share with you my favourite craft blogs today. 
You can see my previous lifestyle blog loves here & mummy blogs here. :)

A Beautiful Mess
Emma & Elsie at A Beautiful Mess are DIY celebrities!
They always post such adorable and amazing DIYS, there's so many to choose from!
From recipes, to home decor to children's toys. There's something for everyone.
I particularly love their recent craft;
Watercolour Phrase Art

Lovely Indeed 
Chelsea at Lovely Indeed is just awesome.
She's so talented, and seems to like a genuine down to earth person. :)
She creates gorgeous DIY's from yummy treats, home decor & my favourite recent craft
Floral Bicycle Handlebars!

P.S I Made This
Erica's website is just beautiful. Seriously just go look at her DIY page, and it'll make you happy.
There are such a large number of DIY's to choose from, in a variety of different topics. From jewellery, to fashion to home decor & stationery. 
I love this Fringe Garland, perfect for Spring!

Aunt Peaches
Peaches is a lovely lady who creates a variety of different DIY's. From outdoor crafts, to home decor & stationery revamps!
I particularly love this
Pom Pom Monogram craft!

Art Bar Blog
Bar's blog is a little different to the others above, that's why I left it until last.
That doesn't mean it's any less awesome, because it's really not.
I feel that her blog is more..family orientated as she is often found creating gorgeous art projects and crafts with her children. Which I think is such a fabulous idea.
She is showing how you can encourage creativity into your childrens lives, in such a beautiful way.
Her latest craft - Watercolour Pinwheels are just adorable.

Do you love craft blogs?

Why not share your favourite blogs? :)

Silent Sunday



Handwritten ✐

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Why don't you share your handwriting?
Do you have more than one handwriting style?

Friday Favourites - Spring Edition

Make



Do


Listen
Read
10 Books To Read This Spring

10 Things To Love About Spring


Eat/Drink

Watch

Day In The Life Of A One Year Old

I have previously shared my typical day in the life, so today I am going to share what it's like a day in the life of my one year old daughter! Enjoy!
Seven O' Clock
7:30 - I'm awake! Lets jump on Mummy until she wakes up!
7:45 - Mummy! You need to get out of bed! 
(I decide to take the covers off mummy, so she has to get up!)
Eight O'Clock 
Breakfast Time! Mummy makes me a drink, and some fruit & cereal. 
I get to watch my favourite program Doc Mcstuffins while I eat. :)
8:30 - Mummy eats her breakfast now, but i'm done and I want to get down!
This is the time of day I like to look through all my toys, and empty my toybox!
Nine O' Clock
I have to get dressed now, but I really don't want to. Lets see if mummy can catch me!
9:15 Now Mummy wants to brush my teeth? No Thank you. I'm gonna hide in my play tent!
9:30 I wake up Daddy because I wan't him to read my 5 different books at once.
He doesn't wake up very easily so I put all my books on top of him.
Ten O' Clock
Mummy's getting ready, but I want to play with her make up!
I can't figure out how to open anything yet, so i'll just pretend to put it on.
Eleven O'Clock
Mummy puts me in my pushchair, we say bye to Daddy and it's time to go for a walk. 
We walk through the park, which is exciting for me because there's always loads of dogs to look at!
11:15 - Now we're at the shop, and Mummy takes so long getting the shopping!
I don't want to be in the pushchair anymore!
Midday
Me and Mummy have lunch. I love my sandwiches, and fruit, but if the cats come and see me while I'm eating, I like to feed them too. They really like ham!
12:30 I look at the mess I made on the floor, and rub it in to the carpet.
Mummy says that's making more mess, but i'm just trying to sweep it away honestly! :)
One O' Clock
It's my bedtime. I'm very tired, but I don't want to lie down in my bed. 
First my toys have to have a drink and I need to tuck them in.
1:30 I don't want my toys in my bed anymore, so I throw them out.
It looks like Mummy is asleep, so I try to fall asleep too.
ZZzzzZzZZZ
Three O' Clock
I wake up. Get out of bed & shout downstairs for Mummy.
She brings me downstairs. I have a drink & a cuddle with Mummy.
3:30 - I'm awake now! 
I want to read all my books!
3:35 - Now I want to play with my letters!
3:40 - Now I want to empty the washing machine!
3:45 - Now I want to do some colouring!
3:50 - I'm just going to tip my toybox up now, to see what toys are at the bottom!
Four O'Clock
Mummy looks tired, so I'm going to climb on her!
4:30 - Daddy's home! I'm so excited!!
Five O'Clock
Mummy is cooking dinner. I might help her by emptying all the kitchen cupboards.
That's helping right?
Six O' Clock
It's tea time, but I don't want to eat anything. 
What Mummy & Daddy are eating looks nicer!
6:30 - Oh, they have already eaten their tea. So I guess I'll have to eat mine too.
Seven O'Clock
Bath time! I like to tip a big basket full of toys into the bath, and then go and see what others things I can put in too. 
I like to splash a lot in the bath, and get Mummy/Daddy all wet!
7:30 I get out and put my pjs on. Mummy tells me I have to go to bed, so I run to Daddy instead.
7:35 - Mummy takes me up to bed and I tuck in all my toys.
7:45 Nope! I decide I don't want my toys in bed, so I chuck them out. I decide I don't want a cover, or a drink, or the night light on. No wait, I do.
Eight O'Clock
I think Mummy's asleep, so I will go to sleep too.
ZZzzzZzZz

What does your typical day look like?
Or what does your child's day look like? :)

DIY Homemade Playdough

As I have been trying to do more creative activities with Baby Boo recently, I decided to make some homemade play dough for her to play with! It turned out really well, so today I bring you;
You Will Need:
* 1 Cup Flour
* 1 Cup Water
* 1/3 Cup Salt
* 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar
* 1 Tbs Vegetable Oil
* Food Colouring

1. Add the dry ingredients to a saucepan.
2. Slowly stir in the water & cream of tartar
3. While constantly stiring, put the saucepan on a low heat.
4. After a minute or two, add the oil & keep stiring!
5. Stir and Stir and Stir!
6. Add a few drops of your food colouring, until you get the colour you want.
7. Keep stiring until the mixture starts to form a dough.
8. After about 10 minutes of stiring, pick up a small bit of the dough, if it feels like playdough, you're done! If not, Keep stiring some more until it does.!
9. Take it off the heat, and take the dough out of the pan to cool down.
10. When it's cool, youre ready to go!
11. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag!

Note- This play dough is safe for babies to eat, but it's not tasty and I wouldn't recommend letting them swallow it as it's full of salt!

Enjoy letting your little one play with your 
homemade play dough!
What do you think of this? Will you be giving it a go?

30 Items You Don't Need In Your House!

It's Spring, and that means it's time for some Spring Cleaning!
Clutter is always a major issue in my house, I bet it is in yours! We let it build up for a year or so, and it just takes over! 
Here is a list of items that no-one needs to keep in their house! Whether it's a good quality item, and you can sell or donate it, perhaps recycle or even upcycle. If you can't do any of them, then simply throw it in the bin!

* Old Dishcloths & Sponges -
One week tops, then throw them out! They harbour germs, and just get plain disgusting!
* Clothes That You Haven't Worn For Years-
If you haven't worn them, you wont wear them. If they're in good condition, donate to charity!
* Clothes Have Been Meaning To Fix-
Once again, if you haven't fixed them, you won't. Chuck em!
* Old Shoes -
If they're in good condition, donate.
If they're not, throw them out!
* Expired Make Up
If it's expired, chuck it out!
If it's not, check here to see how long you should keep it for.
* Chipped Glasses/Mugs/Plates
* Toothbrushes - 
Full of germs! Replace regularly!
* Holey Socks
* 'Spare' Bedding - 
Ugly bedding you use for emergency, or guests. Don't bother.
If good condition, donate. If not, chuck it!
* Out of Date Food
* Bits & Bobs That Will Possibly Be Useful For A Future DIY
* Old Batteries
* Your Entire Junk Drawer
* Your Old School/College Work - 
Look through it, if it's not amazing or heartwarming, chuck it!
* Odd Socks-
Seriously, they're all alone in the world.
* Greetings Cards - 
Unless they have deep sentimental value, chuck!
* Old Calendars
* Terrible Movies -
You won't watch them ever again. So get rid!
If they work, and are in good condition, donate! If not, throw them out!
* Ugly Underwear - 
Maybe keep ONE for emergency fat days. Otherwise, no one deserves ugly underwear.
* Half Finished DIY Projects
* Receipts You Will Never Need
* Kitchen Items You Don't Use (Or Have Multiple Of)
* Scratchy Towels
* Sample Toiletries
* Dried Up Nail Varnish
* Cables You Don't Use
* Junk Mail
* Books You Have Read, & Won't Read Again - 
Donate!
* Old Phonebooks
* Random Items That May Come In Handy

Whether you spend a week seriously decluttering, or just sort out one item a day, it'll be worth it! Trust me!

Do you need to declutter? 
What's the worst thing you like to 'collect'?

Blog Post Ideas For Lifestyle Bloggers

I have created a list of various blog post ideas for lifestyle bloggers. 
(Any bloggers can use it as inspiration, but I did base it for lifestyle bloggers.)
I have partly created this list as inspiration for myself, 
but I hope you all take away an idea or two from it. 
Enjoy! :)
1. Write about something topical - Something that has been in the news recently
2.  Write a list 
3.Showcase a recipe
4. Share a DIY tutorial
5. Interview someone, another blogger, a family member or celebrity!
6. Share a childhood memory
7. Do a round up of past posts
8. Revamp one of your past posts
9. Do an Instagram round up
10. Write a review of a product you love
11. Take a photo every hour for 1 day, and share the results!
12. Do a Day in the life post
13. Answer some questions about you
14. Do a tag post
15. Share your feelings about blogging
16. Share your favourite websites/blogs
17.Show your readers around a place you love to visit/hometown
18. Write a letter to younger/older self
19. Share a secret
20.  Do a home/bedroom tour
21. Write & share your bucket list
22. Do a reverse bucket list - things you have already achieved
23. Contact others, and ask for a guest poster
24.Share your favourite books
25. Create a wishlist collage
26. Review somewhere you have visited recently
27. Write about somewhere you've always wanted to travel to
28. Set a blogging challenge
29. Share the story of why you started your blog
30. Promote a charity
31. Any upcoming holidays? Write about them
32. Share your social network links
33. Share your morning/evening routine
34. Write about your earliest memory
35. Write inspirational/motivational post
36. Share your goals/dreams
37. Do a Vlog
38. Do you have any bad habits? Write about them!
39. Ask for feedback, do a quick survey
40. Write about the results!
41. Write a series - i.e Silent Sunday, Friday Favourites
42. Do a Handwritten post - show off your handwriting!
43. Write a blog post ideas post!
44. Find out what happened on this day in History - write about it!
45. Write about what your family/friends think of you blogging
46. Share a short story or poem
47. Share your favourite posts of the week from other bloggers
48. If it's the beginning of the month, share your fave posts you wrote from the previous month
49. Host a giveaway
50. If all else fails, write about something you are terrible at! I can't cook!

What do you think of these ideas?
Have you got any more I could add to the list? :)

Silent Sunday



You Know You're A Stay At Home Mum When..

* You know the theme tune to various children's tv shows.
I can sing 'Doc Mcstuffins', 'Peppa Pig' & 'Sofia the First' off by heart. 
And often sing them in public.
*You wear the same outfit more than once a week. Possibly more than twice. You're unsure.
* You can't pee/shower without an audience
* When someone asks "What did you do today?" You have no response. You honestly have no clue, all you know is you have barely sat down.
* Your children are asleep, and you realise you've been watching Disney Junior for half an hour
* NEVER.ENDING.LAUNDRY
* You spend so much time picking up toys you just put away.
* You feel like you've been awake forever
* It's midday and you're not dressed in normal clothes. Nor do you have make up on. But hey! At least your child is dressed!
* Your child's not dressed anymore. 
* TGIF means nothing to you
* You desperately want a long, hot bath for one
* No matter how tired you are, you always stay up later because it's your quiet time.
* You're not even sure what day, or month it is
* You get angry when the phone rings and it's naptime
But you wouldn't change it for the world.
You love your children more than anything, and this is the best job in the world. 

Have I missed any?