Competitions, Lotties Loves

Win an Ice Cream Maker

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The lovely people at Swan have again joined up with me to offer a great competition and prize that kids an grown ups alike will love.  My latest competition is for you to win a fabulous ice cream maker worth £80.

We are all familiar with the popular cult series on Channel 4 and with more of us choosing to stay in and entertain at home, Swan has developed the ‘Come Dine With Me’ range of small electrical appliances.  Each product comes with a helpful recipe book and a game pack, which includes six scoring spoons, name place settings and trivia questions for the evening as well as a final winner’s certificate. The range has been designed to help you create and host a fun and successful dinner party that your guests will be talking about for weeks after.

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Buying New Pillows for Sleepy Heads

uk mummy bloggerThis Monday night was not a pleasant night, projectile vomiting and a very sick Roo lead to lots of baths, mopping up and the fall out from Operation Vomit is that Roo needed a new pillow as her current one got so soaked that it was hideous when it came out the washing machine.  So queue an emergency online shopping spree for pillows whilst she was home on Tuesday.

To be honest the first pillow I bought for Roo was a pillow for a toddler bed and in all honesty is a bit small for her full size single bed, so in hindsight this was a good opportunity to purchase a good quality full size pillow for her.  Like me she loves her bed and her sleep and so I started browsing the range online.  Who knew there were so many types of pillow?  It really is quite a confusing world.  There are pillows that cost over £200! If I bought one of those then I think that I would never want to get out of bed to get value for money.

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Getting Rid of Children’s Clothes

uk mummy bloggerWhat is it that makes kids go through clothes at an alarming rate of knots.  No sooner have you bought them something then it seems they are out of it before the season is over and I’ve lost track of the amount of clothing I’ve got rid of and passed over to friends – all I know is that it was a pretty penny.

Thankfully though now with Miss Roo’s clothes I’ve been taking a new approach of getting rid of her clothes that she’s grown out of by doing some clothes recycling for cash and earning some money at the same time to go towards new gear.  This is a great idea as it’s really simple and all the money I’ve made has been used to buy Roo new outfits ready for the autumn.  I’ve also used it to sell on quite a lot of clothes that are now too big for me. I love that it’s really EASY in just a few clicks to sell my unwanted clothing that has been cluttering up my front room. Just enter the Brand & Type of garment you want to sell into the valuation engine and get an instant price.

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Moving into a new house – a fresh start

guest blog postMoving home can be an exciting time for any family. Whether you’re buying your first house or moving to a bigger place, getting into your new home can feel like a chance to make a fresh start and the beginning of a better lifestyle for everyone.

However, if you bring your old troubles, habits and problems with you, there is no doubt that you’ll end up feeling no different to how you did in your old home. Here are some top tips for making a truly fresh start.

Declutter before you leave!

Packing up your old home gives you an excellent opportunity to have a good clear out, and to only take with you those things you really want or need. If you haven’t used something for a few months or even years, consider selling or donating it to give yourself more space in your new home.

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Outdoor Entertaining Whatever the Weather

uk mummy bloggerIt seems bizarre that this weekend we had temperatures of –5 and 8 inches of snow and yet this time last year we were basking in 20 degrees and radiant sunshine.  One things for certain and that is you can never predict the British weather, but I am determined this year that the weather will not put pay to our outdoor fun at home.

After all we’re about to have our garden made over as part of the house renovation plans and the biggest headache for us is how to make sure we actually use the new garden, patio furniture and BBQ we buy this year rather than it gathering dust in the shed. home improvements

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