Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer with the Chad Valley Range from Argos #GoodToGo #PlayPanel

Finding ways to encourage children to put down their iPads and get outdoors can be challenging, but thanks to Chad Valley and their range of over 400 toys for babies, toddlers and younger children, that’s about to get easier! As part of the Chad Valley Play Panel, a network of parenting bloggers from all over the UK, we’re here to put the Chad Valley range of toys to the test and give you our unbiased opinion on their wide range of toys. These toys include inflatables, mud kitchens, sports sets and more! In order for us to put these toys to… [Read More]

How to save money by building your own conservatory

One of my fondest memories from my childhood is watching my parents rip down our old garage and build a new one. I remember going after school in the car with my parents to someones house so that they could look at a garage they were interested in buying. Made from wood and quite large, my young inquisitive mind wondered how we would get this huge garage home. Little did I know that my parents were planning on taking it apart plank by plank, transporting it back to our home, and then they’d rebuild it plank by plank. I thought… [Read More]

Our ideal home

When my husband and I moved into our first home, it was all a bit rushed and last minute. We didn’t have time to carefully consider the area we would move to, or what type of home we’d like. However, now that we’re older and have worked hard, we’ve been starting to think about our ideal home. We’re currently renting, but we dream of owning our own home one day. We’ve already come to terms with the fact that this will probably be a maisonette, hopefully on the ground floor, with a fairly nice garden for our children to play… [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]

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]

Magical Gardens For Kids That Don’t Cost The Earth

The thing about gardening is that no matter how good you are at it, or how much time you devote to it, it can be a pretty expensive endeavour. The price of plants, tools, soil and decorations can all add up. Especially if you have a specific vision of what you want to create for your little ones in mind. But there are some ways to ensure that you get the most fun out for your garden without breaking the bank. Read on to find out more. Getting the basics right The first thing that you need to get sorted… [Read More]