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Bring a Touch of Luxury to Your Home with These Simple Tips

Ever noticed how you might find it hard to relax if your house is messy or unclean? Many of us are very susceptible to the environment around us – meaning that the state of our home can actually directly affect our mood. This is why if you are in need of a little R&R, the first thing you do before you put on Spotify and crack open the wine is to create a relaxing and luxurious space around you. If the room you are in is perfectly geared towards indulgence and opulence, you will find it much easier to let your worries drift away and have some quality ‘me-time’. As most of us tend to escape to our bedrooms when we need a little bit of space, why not start there? Read on to find out how you can add some high-class to your bedroom to make it the perfect sanctuary. Lighting Many of us often underestimate the power of lighting in our homes. You can have the most beautifully decorated room in the world; …

Craft Wishlist for Kids

Arts and crafts with kids is a great way to spend time together; it is relaxing, creative, encourages expression of feelings, thoughts and opinions and can be fabulously sensory. Jasmine has always been very creative, she just loves to express herself through artistic materials. I remember very clearly at nursery, and in reception class at school, she came home every day with a junk model or several paintings/drawings. Her book bag is always stuffed with sheets of paper and she has no fear of being messy – in fact, she absolutely relishes any opportunity to get stuck in. Sonny was never as fussed when he was smaller but this year is getting much more into painting and drawing and sticking; for Easter, he painted hedgehog plant pots for his teachers as gifts and he really focussed during the process. For me, art, craft and messy play activities could not be less about any finished product, it is all about the processes used to achieve the eventual outcome, and the fun they have throughout. As such, …

How Technology Has Brought Us Closer

We all have been guilty of complaining that new technology has actually moved people away from each other, shutting us in our little virtual worlds. But is that always the case? There are technological innovations that have bought people closer by reviving communication and love for humanity. There are some important ways in which technology has made a part of a tight-knit sphere of community and acceptance. For instance, let us take a look at online gaming. Whether its is Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing games (MMORPGs) or simpler games that people tend to play with others, this has bought us together in a community- the ‘gaming community’. And being a part of a community not only gives a sense of meaning to a person’s online presence, but also makes them feel like they are needed and they are a part of something bigger than themselves- a need that we all have in social relationships. If you have ever gambled online, you know the effect the community can have on you. It is often speculated that …

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Fertility News – Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Welcome Their Fifth child

It’s blessing times five for 43-year old Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott as they welcome their fifth addition to the household and get ready to be back to diaper duty! The couple welcomed their baby boy Beau Dean on Thursday, March 2. Aside from the media news, Spelling also took to social media to personally announce the good news as she tweeted: “We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family! Please join us in welcoming Beau Dean McDermott.” One source says that Spelling gave birth to the baby through a scheduled c-section. Before baby Beau Dean, Spelling and McDermott were already parents of 9-year-old Liam, 8-year-old Stella, 5-year-old Hattie and 4-year old Finn. It was Tori’s rep who confirmed in October that the couple was expanding their family.  Before they welcomed baby Beau Dean, in December, they also added a member to the family — Nutmeg, their pet pig. This family looks happy, no matter what people try to say about them. McDermott and The Beverly Hills …

Finding the Right White Goods to Suit Your Family 

The world of white goods can be a minefield and, with an overwhelming range of products available, how can you confidently choose the right one for your family?  Last year, we needed to replace our washing machine and, having had very little luck with them in the past, it was especially important to me that we choose the best possible machine we could. After weeks of research and umming and ahhing, we went for a Hotpoint model. To help make the decision, I spoke to family and friends, scoured online electrical shops and made use of the excellent and comprehensive reviews at https://appliancereviewer.co.uk/.  Did I make the right decision? Absolutely! Ten months later and I have a machine with a large drum that runs several times a day with no problems, has never broken down, removes stains at low temperatures and has a very convenient 30 minute cycle, perfect for quickly washing school uniform of an evening. I can thoroughly recommend both the Hotpoint and the site I used to help me decide that it …