Little Us Dolls Just for Me

Little Us Dolls Just for Me

 

If you are like me, and have two little girls aged 5 and 6, then you will understand how dolls are very much part of the family around here, so the arrival of a large envelope containing two Little Us Dolls was met with great excitement almost to the point of me having to fend them off from opening the package straight away.

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POPBANDS Review – The no rip, no slip hairband.

 

 

 

With two girls aged 7 and 5 fashion sometimes can be circles of trial and error as the girls go through their own individual styles and tastes, so it was no surprise to see their excitement when the lovely pink package from Popband came through the door.

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Finding our favourite DAB Radios

Roberts Retro Radio Cath Kidston

Roberts Retro Radio Cath KidstonThe digital, or DAB Radio has been around for some years now, making listening to your favourite station clearer and more consistant, but with so many on the market for all budgets, which one to choose?  We have spent a little time ploughing through finding our favourite DAB Radios. 

A quick bit of the technical stuff for you –  DAB stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting, a technology which has grown fastest in Europe, the very first DAB Radio station was launced in 1995 in Norway, but it was the United Kingdom and Denmark that led the march in implementing and broadcasting DAB Radio, but this has quickly grown with there now being over 30 countries worldwide who transmit some kind of DAB Radio service. 

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Living Life on a Budget – Cruelty Free

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With constantly trying to save money and live as frugally as possible, it is sometimes hard to remember that at one time I was signing petitions against animal testing, and vowing to never let anything tested on animals ever touch my skin.

The recent horse meat scandal has however reminded me that there is a good reason for animal welfare and ties in rather well with this article, which has been somewhat of a ongoing project for me.

 

 

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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Smashbox Camera Ready BB CreamSmashbox BB Cream

It's not often I see a band wagon going past, and leap upon it with the kind of gusto I have as for as the much talked about, must have that has become the BB Cream (Beauty Balm, Blemish Balm, Beauty Base or Blemish Base). BB Cream may be kinda new to us in the West, but it has been around, and incredibly popular, in the Asian markets for years, since its development in the 1960's in Germany as a treatment to protect skin after surgery. Asian women prizing the cream's skin-whitening properties (left out in some western formulations).

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Made in Great Britain – Arran Aromatics

Arran Aromatics - After the Rain scent

Arran Aromatics - After the Rain scent

 

I first found Arran Aromatics when I lived up in the Highlands of Scotland, I was however very pleased, when moving back down to England to find Arran Aromatics stocked in shops such Debenhams.

The array of scents and smells, and skincare products available both online and in shops is mind boggling, and when I am looking for a gift or perhaps (on the rare occasion) to treat myself, I try, if I can, to find goods which are manufactured and sold by British companies, and Arran Aromatics most certainly falls smack bang into that category, not only that; their products will rival, in my opinion, any you may find with a more well known name on them!

 

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Living Life On a Budget – Selling on eBay

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ebay logoIn my years using eBay, I have sold everything from a cup and saucer to a canoe, and bought everything from soap to a sofa, and since having children I have used it like never before, children grow at a shocking rate and buying and selling barely used items is a huge industry, savvy parents realising they can not only buy great value items for their sprogs, but also resell on the ones they bought only a few months ago!

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Secret Santa/Kris Kringle for under £10.00

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secret santaWe all know how it feels when that annoying office do'gooder appears with a hat full of names and the proclaimed rule of 'NO SWAPS', you know darn well you are going to pull out your boss or that woman who likes cats too much and wears character knits!

But have no fear – we are here to assist you in your quest, with these great Secret Santa gifts, all for under £10.00.

 

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Living Life On a Budget – Christmas

Christmas is coming and whilst the goose gets fat, we all get considerably poorer, the pressure to spend spend spend at Christmas is very hard to resist! But in today's climate the option to do this, even if we want to, for many people is simply not there. So it pays to shop about, and search out those bargains and deals, Christmas is no different to any other time, searching about and being a savvy shopper can make those pounds go further.

 

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Living Life on a Budget – Vouchers

It certainly seems these days that to set out on day's shopping, out for a meal or a night out without a money-off/special deal voucher tucked into your back pocket would be crazy. The culture for these vouchers has sprung up, and doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. I would never head out for lunch with friends without one, and would hate to sit in a restaurant seeing those white slips on everyone else's tables, knowing I was paying full price, while they were all far more canny than me, and were getting the same grub and paying far less for it!

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