Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

Eco Chic with Cotton Creates

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady Hazel Cotton who runs her own ethical furniture up-cycling business in London.  Hazel got in touch asking if I’d be interested in reviewing a product from her range on the blog as she’d clearly seen my penchant for eclectic things and all things beautiful.

eco furniture and furniture upcycling in London

Cotton Creates vision is to create memorable, one off pieces of art from a multitude of fabrics and arbitrary items collected from vintage fairs, charity shops, markets and other eclectic places.

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Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

Where Would Your Bed Take You?

A Good Night's Sleep at Memory Foam WarehouseKids have an amazing imagination, that’s one of the things I’ve realised since being a parent and it never ceases to amaze me of what Roo comes up with in our imaginary games.  One of the things we love doing is watching movies together and then re-enacting them in some way at home. We’ve played our own version of Wreck It Ralph where I play a Cybug and Roo of course is Ralph and gets to squash me….yeah thanks Roo.

So when we were invited to take part in the Flight of Fancy campaign with Memory Foam Warehouse that involved us watching the classic 1971 Disney movies Bedknobs & Broomsticks and then drawing a picture of where we’d love our bed to take us Roo was excited to take part.  Bedknobs & Broomsticks is one of my all time favourite Disney films, I love the songs in it and Angela Lansbury is just fantastic and as a kid what could be better than a magical bed that can whisk you off to magical fantasy lands at the twist of a knob.

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Competitions, Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

Win Anna Lou of London Goodies!

uk mummy blogger competitionsI haven’t had a giveaway for a while as I’ve been so busy trying to catch up with reviews as a result of the no broadband with BT saga that has now been going on for over a month.  I tell you until you don’t have the internet you have no idea just HOW much you actually use it, and a month without it has been quite frankly excruciating as a blogger who makes a living out of her writing.

Thankfully though, the lovely team at Anna Lou of London have been very patient with me in getting this competition onto the blog and I hope that my readers will enjoy entering.

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Lotties Loves

Our Secret World Book Day Surprise

World Book Day 2014Every parent this week is in a frenzy. Not only is it pancake day this evening so kitchens across the UK will be thrown into chaos as kids want to make the lovely floury batter and splatter the kitchen work surfaces, but it is also World Book Day which means parents everywhere are tearing their hair out creating unique dressing up costumes for their little ones to wear to school or nursery this Thursday.

worldbookday-2014Both these events mean sleepless nights trawling eBay and Pinterest for inspiration and ideas as well as copious amounts of wine being drunk to compensate for the increase stressed levels.

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Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

How To Cut Your Energy Costs

cutting energy costsWith the cost of living ever on the increase, life’s little luxuries can often be few and far between. Why not try to save on the essentials and free up a little cash to splash on tempting treats for the family? Consider a few of the following money-saving tips to help cut the cost of your energy consumption.

Secure a fixed rate for the foreseeable future

One way to avoid energy price rises is by choosing a fixed rate tariff. Gas and electricity prices will be protected and remain at the original sign-up rates for the full term of the fixed rate contract. Electricity and gas prices vary from region to region. Why not consider using an electricity and gas calculator to find the best prices and available rates in your particular area?

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