Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 9 To-Do Jobs Around the Home It’s time for your home preparedness check. Household safety and preparedness is paramount, as we prepare to move into colder weather. Time to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, assess the household’s stock of cold and flu supplies, and review the household emergency plan. A kitchen deep clean. ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 8 To-Do Jobs Around the Home Clean and organise the public space in your home. This Christmas time, your household’s living room or public space will be very much on display. Remove all clutter from the living room, then deep-clean the room. Move furniture pieces and vacuum beneath them, polish fine woods and silver, ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 7 To-Do Jobs Around the Home It’s time to clean and organise the playroom / living room. Skip the toy box – Sure, that toy box might sound like a good idea, but in reality, toy boxes are a guaranteed way for kids not to play with all their toys. Worse yet, they’ll make ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 6 To-Do Jobs Around the Home From the master bathroom to the small downstairs loo off the hall, this is the week to focus on the household’s bathrooms. Clear away clutter in each bathroom, deep-clean fixtures, floors and walls. Organise personal care storage and prepare for entertaining guests. Clean out the linen closet. Return ...

To-Do Jobs Around the Home Seasonal sorting of wardrobes. Eek! It’s time to make room for your sparkly dresses and Christmas sweater collection.First things first, and that’s to understand exactly what clothes you have, what you love/hate/don’t wear and make sense of everything – and that’s where a good clear out comes into play.I advise firstly getting all your clothes ...

Organising an Awesome Family Christmas Part 4 To-Do Jobs Around the Home First of all, it’s time to organise the guest room / the area you use to host guests. Christmas Prep Checklist Begin planning Christmas decorating. Inventory Christmas decorations. Decorate your home for Autumn. Nearer to Halloween, add a few Halloween items that can be easily removed afterwards. Schedule ...

I know, I know, absolute insanity to be thinking about Christmas this early in the year, I quite agree. As my birthday is at the end of November, before I had a family of my own, I would not talk about such things until at least the 1st December. But, now I have a family of my very own, I’ll ...

Heed me! I am the ghost of Christmas past and I’m reminding you that even if you run yourself into the ground trying to make everything perfect, it rarely ever ends in festive harmony. With the best of intentions, such is life. There will always be somebody that isn’t happy about something. There’s always one though, isn’t there? A snobby ...

Open Back Bow Trim Jumper – La Redoute – £49.00 Jack Wills Fairisle Roll Neck Cropped Knit Jumper – ASOS – £59.50 Multi Striped Crew Neck Jumper with Wool – M&S – £29.50 Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper – Boden – £109.65 Sparkle Speckled Hem Jumper – Pale Grey Marl – The White Company – £119 ...

Recently, my family and I have fallen in love with Macabella, a delicious chocolate macadamia spread. Chocolate nut spread is no longer a treat only to be had on toast by children,  Macabella is a new, indulgent luxury spread, infused with the unique flavour of diced gently ground macadamias. It was originally launched in Australia and was has been voted ...

One of my favourite things to use for decorating and crafts are dried orange slices.  They are perfect for Christmas Crafts, Decorations, Wreaths and Floral Arrangements. They’re so pretty placed in a bowl or peppered with whole cloves and hung by ribbon on the tree. They smell absolutely divine and are so incredibly simple to do!   Cut the oranges into ...

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts for families, it can be difficult. Do you buy one joint present or individual gifts? Something personal or useful? Well, we’ve done some research so that you don’t have to and below are our current favourite gift ideas. It’s quite an eclectic mix, but the products below have been compiled based on search ...