Boston Chicken House with Run Review

Back in January we introduced a new member to our family. A pet rabbit called Snuggles. Snuggles was around four months old when he joined us, and he’s well and truly settled into our family. Our children adore him, and I must admit so do I! When we first brought Snuggles home, we purchased a cage that was recommended to us by the pet shop. However, within a few weeks it became clear that Snuggles would quickly outgrow it. With this in mind, I did some research and purchased a rabbit hutch. The rabbit hutch is currently indoors as it’s… [Read More]

This is what we really should be teaching our young girls

As a mum of girls, I often worry about their future and think about all of the things that I’d like them to learn before they spread their wings and leave the nest. There are so many things that I wish I’d been taught when I was younger. As such I thought I’d ask some other parents, who also happen to be bloggers, what they think we should really be teaching young girls. Here’s what they said. Money Pete from Household Money Saving said: I would teach them about money – why it’s important for the future and how best… [Read More]

Spruce Up Your Garden This Spring With LOVEThESIGN

You may not think it, especially after last week’s abundance of snow, but spring is definitely on it’s way! That means, it’s time to get the garden ready. As a family of four with two young children, we tend to spend the majority of summer outdoors in our garden. Our twin girls enjoy playing football, bouncing on their trampoline and running around the garden making games up. They also love playing with their water table and paddling in their paddling pool. That’s when the sun decides to make an appearance! Whilst our girls play and make the most of the… [Read More]

Turn your garden from a wreck into a social hub for the family

If your garden is currently a bit of a wreck, you’re wasting a key part of your property. That’s something that has to change, and you can make that change by turning your garden into the kind of social hub that you, your friends and your family can all make use of in the months and years ahead. It’s easy to make that transformation than you might think; there are just a few key things that you need to change and get right. And you can learn about them now by reading on. Put Up a Pergola A bit of… [Read More]

Maintenance Tips for Your Wooden Fencing Through Winter

If there’s one area of the garden that always seems to cause some kind of drama at some point through the winter months, it’s the fencing. For many homeowners, their fencing ends up blown to the other side of the garden, missing a panel or two, or simply losing its colour, which isn’t ideal when the weathers miserable and you don’t have the time to fix it. By following some key maintenance tips, you can ensure your fencing is in good condition, giving it a much better chance of seeing through the winter with no issues. Neat and Trim One… [Read More]

Getting your garden ready for winter

I woke up this morning and as usual made myself a cup of tea. In doing so I looked out of the kitchen window and into our garden. That’s when I decided that it’s almost time to start getting our garden ready for winter. At the moment our garden is full of toys. There’s a little tikes toy kitchen currently sprawled out on the grass having been blown over by the wind. It’s one of the toys that I should really have taken to a charity shop, but I just can’t bring myself to part with it just yet! Our girls… [Read More]

Selecting the Right Shed for Your Garden

When you decide to invest in a shed for your garden, there are a few different things you need to consider. From purpose to durability, you need to ensure that the shed you choose is right for your needs and the style of your garden. Whilst it may seem like a shed is simply a shed, there are so many available on the market that have different materials, features and price tags, so it’s important to make sure you know exactly what you want from your shed, to ensure you make the right purchase. Wooden Sheds The most traditional option… [Read More]

Fun Additions to Your Garden That Your Kids Will Love

Out of all the places in the home, the garden is perhaps the most magical and mysterious for children when they’re young. If you have a large garden, then it could seem like a forest to their young innocent eyes, but there are times when our gardens are just dull, boring and lifeless because we simply didn’t put the time and effort into them. If you want to give your kids a backyard wonderland to explore and become inspired by, then here are a couple of fun and unique additions to add to your garden. Source Bird watching With a… [Read More]

How To Get Your Family Back In The Garden

Picture Source We’ve all been there. Maintaining a garden is difficult, and once you let standards slip it becomes hard to find the motivation to get back out there. The overgrown weeds, dying plants, and tacky, old garden furniture are all things which aren’t quite as appealing anymore; there’s little to motivate the family to relax in the garden on a warm summer’s day or any kind of day, for that matter. Still, much like giving that cluttered living room or the broken cabinets in the kitchen a makeover, you’ll thank yourself for tackling that unappealing task later. Here are… [Read More]

Great Gardening Ideas For Your Kids

(image: hanscom.af.mil) With the summer almost upon us, now is a great time to get outdoors and work in the garden. Not only will it give you the fresh air you need, but it will give you something to focus on, improving your brain activity and raising your mood. As a parent, spending time in the garden with your kids will give you some great bonding moments. You will also be able to pass on your gardening skills to your little ones, giving them something to do, rather than watching the tv or playing on their games consoles. Here are… [Read More]