September 3, 2014

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The Best Homemade Cannoli Recipe in the World

    I am not exaggerating. Cannoli are a delicious Italian pastry dessert made from a fried pastry shell containing a sweet … [Read more...]

how to make cannoli

How to Find Cheap Accommodation in Barcelona

    Barcelona is one of Europe's most popular cities. Its visitors include everyone from arts and culture lovers to families and … [Read more...]

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain

5 Gifts to Celebrate Mum

    No matter the occasion, there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate Mum! Whether she is a first-time mother, your own … [Read more...]

Tochter und Mutter zum Muttertag

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Cosy for Winter

      The days are already getting shorter and the nights will soon be drawing in. If you are already mourning summer and … [Read more...]

cosy living room

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Beautiful

    Having a beautiful home is not everything. But, it is an excellent place to start. If you are keen to have a home that … [Read more...]

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how to make cannoli

The Best Homemade Cannoli Recipe in the World

    I am not exaggerating. Cannoli are a delicious Italian pastry dessert made from a fried pastry shell containing a sweet ricotta based filling. Originally from Sicily, the … [Read More...]

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain

How to Find Cheap Accommodation in Barcelona

    Barcelona is one of Europe's most popular cities. Its visitors include everyone from arts and culture lovers to families and those looking for a party. Food, music, art and … [Read More...]

Tochter und Mutter zum Muttertag

5 Gifts to Celebrate Mum

    No matter the occasion, there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate Mum! Whether she is a first-time mother, your own unconditionally loved mum or your dear granny, here are … [Read More...]

cosy living room

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Cosy for Winter

      The days are already getting shorter and the nights will soon be drawing in. If you are already mourning summer and dreading the change of seasons rest assured that … [Read More...]

shabby chic home

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Beautiful

    Having a beautiful home is not everything. But, it is an excellent place to start. If you are keen to have a home that epitomises beauty but you don’t want to spend a small … [Read More...]

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Help your child prepare for exams

    Exams are rarely easy for children. They can result in stress, severe anxiety attacks and even a loss of appetite. Make sure that you keep your child on track through this … [Read More...]

Cars

Getting Insured: Where is the Best Place in the UK to Get Insured?

    Car insurance is a must for every car owner. Having some form of insurance from certain risks including accidents and theft enables the owner to safeguard their investment on … [Read More...]

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A Stress Free Home Moving Guide for Mums with Kids

    Aside from dealing with death in the family or getting a divorce, moving house is the most stressful thing you can experience. Make no mistake this move will impact your life in … [Read More...]

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Competition: Win a £700 Bed with Carpetright

      There's no denying it, we do love a Bank Holiday weekend. That extra day off makes all the difference, giving families the opportunity to enjoy the extended weekend … [Read More...]

Berliner Dom, Berlin

What to Do in Berlin With Kids

    If you’re planning a holiday with your kids, Berlin may never have crossed your mind. However, it’s a fantastic city to visit for all ages. The sheer amount of fun things you can … [Read More...]

One classic armchair against a wall and floor

How to Give Your Home a Vintage Makeover

    Modern living has provided us with so many leaps and bounds in making our lives easier. We have the internet, online shopping, and appliances and gadgets that can do pretty … [Read More...]

child hugging a cat and dog

Your Little One and Their Best Friend: Children and Pets

    Animals are cute, fluffy and playful, but did you know that having a pet could also help your children learn and develop? So next time your children nag about wanting a puppy … [Read More...]

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In Recipes:

how to make cannoli

The Best Homemade Cannoli Recipe in the World

    I am not exaggerating. Cannoli are a delicious Italian pastry dessert made from a fried pastry shell containing a sweet ricotta based filling. Originally from Sicily, the dessert is a favourite in Italy and is 100% calorie free*. I have no idea why we can’t buy them readily here in the UK but, […]

Pulled pork sandwiches

Feeding the Whole Family in Style

    If you enjoy fine foods but have a large family, then getting the chance to enjoy such delicious dishes may be a rare expense. But it doesn’t have to be. We love quality ingredients and have discovered how to make them go further. Here are a few top recipes to try:   Fish […]

peppered steak with parsley potatoes

Quick and Easy Meals the Whole Family Can Enjoy

    Sometimes, coming up with quick and easy meals that the whole family will love can be tricky. That’s why I thought I’d share some of my favourite, most delicious dishes that are family friendly too!   Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sweet Potato Discs Salmon is a healthy and delicious meat to have […]

cooking with Primula

Easy Peasy Inspiration With Primula

    Primula is a much-loved spread in this house, normally slathered on toast or in a sandwich. However, we’ve recently discovered that mixing a tube into a pan of hot, just-cooked pasta and served with a side of veg creates a quick, simple meal with a cheesy difference. Looking for something quick and easy […]

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In Money:

Cars

Getting Insured: Where is the Best Place in the UK to Get Insured?

    Car insurance is a must for every car owner. Having some form of insurance from certain risks including accidents and theft enables the owner to safeguard their investment on their cars. However, car insurance premiums can be quite expensive depending on a lot of factors—the size and make of the car, the number […]

shape home sign in a glass jar on wooden table

Saving For A Deposit On A New Home? It Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

    Sometimes a family will outgrow the home in which they live. It is not an unusual situation in which to find yourself because most people have to climb the housing ladder slowly. When it is time to step up to the next rung, you might wonder how to fund the move. Maybe you […]

Paper chain family

Smart investment for a secure family future

      Managing investments as a private, untrained individual can often feel daunting; when you have the wellbeing of your family to consider, it’s all the more so. As so often, though, things aren’t really as complicated as they may seem. Patience, steady judgement and a basic understanding of the options can make you […]

climbing a mountain

The quest for self-sufficiency, freedom and financial independence: The 3 reasons why we’ve always bitten off more than we thought we could chew

    It was only a few weeks ago when the figurative mountain seemed impossibly high to climb. ‘I can’t do this any more!’ was all I could say to Mike as we had one of our rare but vocal arguments. The house was a tip with rooms being ripped out and redecorated, with boxes […]

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In Travel:

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain

How to Find Cheap Accommodation in Barcelona

    Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular cities. Its visitors include everyone from arts and culture lovers to families and those looking for a party. Food, music, art and history are all abundant in this vibrant Spanish city. Famous for Gaudi’s architecture and the city’s football team, Barcelona is a city not to […]

Berliner Dom, Berlin

What to Do in Berlin With Kids

    If you’re planning a holiday with your kids, Berlin may never have crossed your mind. However, it’s a fantastic city to visit for all ages. The sheer amount of fun things you can do here are sure to make any family happy! Here are just a few things you can enjoy in Berlin […]

Anna facing villa zadra

Home again, home again…

    Two days ago we returned from a month long visit to our favourite place. We loved it here so much last year that we couldn’t wait to return… and return we did. Last year’s trip was spent rushing around from place to place, being touristy and seeing and doing lots. This time we just […]

Flip-flops on the beach

The problem with large family holidays

    No matter how many children you have, you’ll know how hard having a family can be. We all need a break from time to time, a chance to get away from the stresses of your everyday life in order to spend some quality time with the ones you love. If you have four […]

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In Home & Garden:

Takker

Review: Hardwall Takker

      With all the renovations going on in our house at the moment, we’ve unearthed a lot of pictures, canvases and mirrors that we would like on show. The problem we found isn’t finding knickknacks to put on the walls, but rather going about putting them up without ruining our brand new tiles […]

cosy living room

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Cosy for Winter

      The days are already getting shorter and the nights will soon be drawing in. If you are already mourning summer and dreading the change of seasons rest assured that you are not alone! It might still be August but this is the ideal time of year to think about preparing your home […]

shabby chic home

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Beautiful

    Having a beautiful home is not everything. But, it is an excellent place to start. If you are keen to have a home that epitomises beauty but you don’t want to spend a small fortune in doing so, then you are in the right place. Let’s take a look at the five best […]

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A Stress Free Home Moving Guide for Mums with Kids

    Aside from dealing with death in the family or getting a divorce, moving house is the most stressful thing you can experience. Make no mistake this move will impact your life in plenty of different ways. Of course, you have to deal with the surface issues, i.e. how to pack, where to move […]

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The Latest Reviews:

Takker

Review: Hardwall Takker

      With all the renovations going on in our house at the moment, we’ve unearthed a lot of pictures, canvases and mirrors that we would like on show. The problem we found isn’t finding knickknacks to put on the walls, but rather going about putting them up without ruining our brand new tiles […]

Loom Band It

Learn to loom with Loom Band It!

    If you’ve been caught up in the recent Loom Band craze but aren’t quite sure where to begin, Loom Band It is the answer. Written by professional crafters Kat Roberts and Tessa Sillars-Powell, it gives simple step-by-step instructions which anyone is able to follow, whether they’re a beginner or slightly more experienced. There […]

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