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How to Modernise a Tired Looking Kitchen


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With fashion trends changing quickly and regularly, kitchens can soon appear dated and worse for wear. However, replacing a fitted kitchen each time a new fashion trend comes along isn’t really a feasible or economical option.

It is useful therefore to be aware of ways to modernise a tired looking kitchen without the considerable expense of replacing the whole thing. There are a number of ways that this can be achieved on a tight budget.

A Lick of Paint

A quick fix to revitalise an old kitchen is a lick of paint. A fresh coat of paint can completely alter the appearance of a kitchen and make it look modern and crisp.

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Top Gifts to Commemorate the Birth of a New Child


new baby giftsTraditionally, the birth of a child means gifting them silverware, either as a keepsake or as an heirloom-to-be that can be passed down to the next generation. Even if you’re not handing down a several-centuries-old heirloom of the sort baby Prince George might have been presented with, these gifts are equally special; they can be personalised, engraved or just presented as-purchased and later decorated if or when it is deemed fit.

Commemorative silverware for a new baby comes in several forms – usually kitchenware, toys, accessories or even money boxes. Read on to find out more about what sort of gifts are appropriate for this auspicious event and what the various options are.

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Win Back to School Stationery with Wilko


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Sorry to all of you who were waiting for this yesterday to go live, I got sandwiched between childcare and working from home and the blog ground to a halt for the day.  Panic averted though as I prepared this post well in advance over a late night cup of coffee yesterday evening to avoid a repeat performance and further slackness.

The lovely people over at Wilko have come up with a great range of back to school stationery that kids will love for their quirky retro style and mum’s will love for their brilliant price point.  The never ending list of school supplies can make a dent in the weekly budget and kids can be pretty particular about what stationery to have for the start of the new term.  Thankfully the team have catered for adventurers and princess fans alike with the release of the Galaxy Gang and Friendly Fairies stationery collection.

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Last Minute Inspiration for Keeping the Kids Busy


fun kids activitiesOk most of us parents can start to breathe a little easier as most of us are a week away from the kids going back to school.  However, if your little ones are anything like Miss Roo this week they may be getting fidgety and moaning that they are bored.  After all let’s face it no matter how many activities we can come up with they always want more!

Whilst holidays are supposed to be a time for relaxing they can also be a stressful time for parents as we try to keep up with the demands of our kids and

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