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Spring Clean with Zoflora

Spring Cleaning with ZofloraSince moving into my little abode back at the start of February I’ve gradually been putting my mark on the cottage and making it feel like a ‘home’ rather than a rented property.  Furniture from the old home. new gifts from friends and Roo giving the place that ‘lived in look’ has ensured that our temporary base feels homely and comfortable.

One thing it did need though was a damn good spring clean as it had been empty for three or four months and smelt musty, a bit damp and very dusty.  Thankfully though the folks at Zoflora have sent me a helping hand to get the rooms ship shape and smelling beautiful again with their new range of liquid disinfectants.

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Egg-Citing Recipes with Lion Eggs

Lion EggsI have to admit that at the age of 35 eggs are still one of those foods that freak me out.  I cannot stand egg white, the smell and the texture of it turn my stomach and don’t ask me to eat it as I am likely to vomit all over you with spectacular fashion.  That doesn’t mean I don’t love a good dippy egg and soldiers though and I adore poached eggs on toast – just always with no white!

Roo however loves egg white and is quite happy to eat mine and devour hers.  The trick though with eggs can be to find something different and fun to do as many kids stick to the traditional boiled eggs with soldiers or a hard boiled egg in their lunch box.

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New Warehouse Wardrobe Goodies

Warehouse style and clothingThe weekend was gorgeous, beautiful weather on Sunday which meant we had a lovely family afternoon at our little house cooking for my parents and catching up with Roo on her fun weekend over at her dad’s.  Saturday I even managed a bit of retail therapy and headed to my local Warehouse store in Tamworth to see what new season Spring fashion was making it’s way onto the rails.

I was after a dress as that Saturday evening I was out for dinner with Mr Darcy and having been working hard at the gym I wanted something that would show off my legs nicely with some high peep-toe court shoes that I’d had for a while from Hobbs.

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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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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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