Money Matters For Our Children

Growing up is difficult enough, without the added strain of not knowing how to manage your finances. Teaching children about money sometimes is all too basic. I talk to twenty-something and thirty-something-year-olds, and they all say the same thing. “Why wasn’t taught in school?” referring to the have had a council tax bill; choosing a pension; […]

Perfect for Halloween Collection of Party Ideas

For me, Halloween has to be my favourite event of the year. I just love dressing up; having parties; and getting together with family and friends. So this year I had a search online to see if I can make this year a little different because, well just because… Do I really need to have a […]

School Summer Holidays 2018 Approaching Fast and free printable

With the school summer holidays approaching fast and not managed to sort out a family holiday or anything to look forward to. Keeping the children happy and occupied is going to be a task and a half. Depending on the ages of your children and the age range, this adds that extra stress when trying […]

Organic Shop Pomegranate and Patchouli haircare range – review

Pomegranate & Patchouli Haircare from the Organic Shop also available exclusively at Tesco My family and I tried out the shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. What the products promise: With its exotic aroma, Pomegranate & Patchouli is bursting with essential oils to give your hair extra strength and vitality. Organic Pomegranate leaves your hair looking […]

Outsmarted by my Confident Child and I’m Proud

St David’s Day, in Wales this is a big deal to dress your children up, and they have to look their best. It’s like photo day but in national dress costume. I’m trying to get both my daughters presentable. Dressed, teeth brushed, hair brushed and the typical school rush before the actual run. Outsmarted As […]

Why I drink cold coffee ☕

It seems that whatever I do. I seem to be chasing my tail. Laundry is continuous, I’m constantly making food and then clearing up. I never seem to stop. Dishes to be done and then put the away. Tidying up the toys after the kids play. So when do I get a chance to sit […]

My sincere apologies

I’ve had so many setbacks since my last post. Not with clearing up my house by blogging it.   I have however starting using the hashtag #clearingupmyhome on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook etc. Now I just have to find a way to include that into this site and I’ll be laughing.

What I’ve come to realise

On the 22nd February 2016 will mark the two years that I have been on this downsize, declutter and new way of approach to things and stuff. I look around my house and see so much still here and how I haven’t made any progress. Then something happens like my eldest daughter gets ill. TMI […]

Today marks the anniversary of the first year living in this house.

Made it to my target this week. I set myself a goal of listing seven items onto eBay this week. It is now Thursday evening and I am really tired but nine new items have been listed today. I didn’t manage to make a start last week because my daughter broke her foot and so […]

Room of doom got more shelves.

While I was busy, cleaning the kitchen. Tiding up after the children. Making countless meals for everyone. I heard drilling and other things moving up stairs. Such as heavy metal music, being played so loud I think the area could hear it. I wasn’t about to investigate as I husband didn’t seem to be in […]

Been busy

Wow time has flown. Summer holidays with the girls were eventful. My husband surprised me with a over-night trip to London for my birthday. Fluffy (eldest daughter) started swimming lessons and I’m so proud to say she has taken to it like a fish.  Bubbles (youngest daughter) has adapted to nursery and no more tears […]

Finally! Listing on eBay again

Yes finally! I’ve started listing on eBay again. Updated two items that weren’t selling and hopefully now they will go. I’ve set myself a target of listing five items a week. This depends on if enough items sell because I could end up with what appears to be a shop of items. As much as […]

Pushing forward

This week has been a challenge to get through. Monday – I turned into 1950’s mother. House spotless upstairs and down. Children and husband fed a good healthy dinner and all was well. Then after the girls had gone to bed I did a spot of decorating in the living room. Tuesday – house was […]

Cleaning service

A friend, Carrie, needed money towards her holiday and as a joke I said I’d pay her to come and clean my house.  Well after a while it seemed to make sense. Trying to deep clean, decorate and have little helpers all in one day is quite a task.

Cardboard city

So I sell items on eBay right? I also get a lot of deliveries from various companies. Be it nappies or other household essentials that I buy in bulk to save money in the long run. All come in good sized cardboard boxes. Which have been stored ready to send other items in. Problem is […]

Set back after set back but things are moving now.

Living room has been cleared out and is actually starting to look like a liveable room now and now a building site. Okay my husband and I has a different style when it comes to painting but hey the world is made up of different sorts of people. So all the walls and the ceiling […]