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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

4 Ways you Can Get the Exterior of your Home Ready for Spring

You might have noticed that the mornings aren’t as dark as they once were, thee sun is often out and giving off some much needed warmth, the birds are singing and you might have even spotted some daffodils and other spring blooms beginning to spout up through the cold, hard ground…yes! Spring is finally here!

Our gardens and homes often take a back seat during the cold winter months, usually because things in our gardens go to sleep ready for their Spring revival. Our homes get battered with poor weather, leaves clog up the drain pipes and as we’re spending so much of our time cleaning up the inside of our homes – especially when the little ones are trapped indoors – the outside of our homes just doesn’t even come into our minds.

So, with that in mind. We’ve rounded up 4 ways you can get the exterior of your home ready for Spring!

Invest in some good signage
You might see loads of signs around your neighbourhood, from Keep off the grass to speed bump signs to slow drivers down – but did you know you can get some gorgeous signage for your home as well? A gorgeously ornate house number or a beautiful house name plaque. The possibilities are endless really, and the good news is that signage for your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune and it’ll really give your home a boost.

Bring back some colour
Your flower beds might be looking a little sparse after the winter, especially if you don’t have the luxury of wild daffodils growing nearby. So, take matters into your own hands and treat yourself to some big planters, tubs and flower pots and fill them with gorgeously colourful flowers!
It’s a super simple way of making your home look well looked after and really pretty. It’s a fun activity which you could get the little ones involved in too. Just don’t forget to water them and if the weather turns cold/snowy again, bring them into your garage or garden shed to protect them from the elements.

Add some lighting
Sure it doesn’t start to get dark until much later now but investing in some outside lighting will really make your home look magical in the twinkling Spring and Summer evenings that are to come. You could line your garden path with some solar powered lighting and even add one or two into your flower pots or garden shrubs to really create some magic. Having outside lighting is a good security measure too.

Check your property
Bad weather means broken roof tiles, clogged gutters, dirty doors, grubby windows and broken paving slabs. So take a weekend to inspect all areas of your property and see if anything needs attention. Don’t be afraid to get on a ladder and clear out your gutters, and if you see a broken roof tile, call in an expert. Having clean, sparkly windows and spotless window frames will really make your property look well looked after.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Make Winter Fashionable with LUGZ + GIVEAWAY!

I received a sample from Lugz for the sole purpose of this review
I had always heard great things about Lugz and I was fortunate enough to test out a pair of the Mallard Boots a year ago as well as a pair of the Regent Lo's last June! I've really come to love the brand, they are comfortable, inexpensive and they really last a long time. 

My Mallard Boots are great, even though I got them a size too big as I know boots tend to run small, I just wear thick socks with them and they are awesome. 
The Regent Lo's my daughter stole from me and wears to school often, they're a super cute oxford sneaker and go with everything since they're black. 

But this time around I wanted a fashion boot. Something I could wear in the winter, but not necessarily for snow and warmth. I decided on the Women's Mantle Mid Chukka Boot in the Charcoal Gum color.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to Keep Bridal Beauty on a Budget

The wedding day is an important day in everyone’s life especially for the bride to be. Every girl wants to look the best on her big day, and for that, she makes every possible arrangement. Whether it is the wedding dresses, accessories, makeup, or makeover, a girl has all her plans set for the big day. But you can end up spending a lot more than required if you don't think wisely and spend with open hands.
According to most of the former brides, now when they look back, they find that they spent unnecessarily on these things. So, if you are going to be a bride and want to save some bucks on beauty, here is what you can do:

1. The Wedding Gown:

To save money on your wedding outfit, you can choose to buy cheap wedding dresses, not in the sense of quality, but price. Buy your wedding dress at the end of the season sales, and you can save up to 80%. Most of the seller's put dresses on considerable discounts to clear space for new arrivals. Moreover, you can also rent a wedding gown or buy a one-time used gown at comparatively lower prices.

2. Save on the Jewelry:

You don't need to buy too many pieces of jewelry because less is always more. Check what all you, your sisters, and mother have, and you will find half of the required things at home. Also, the samples at stores can be bought at a lower price than fresh pieces. Moreover, purchase jewelry that you can wear after the wedding too so that you make a good investment.

3. You Don't Need to Buy Every Makeup Pallet:

If you are someone who applies makeup on a regular basis, explore your drawer and collect everything you have. You will not use everything after the wedding, so it’s better to use already available things and buy only those that you don't have instead of buying everything that you find in the stores. If you are not doing the makeup yourself, ask the makeup artist to use his/her makeup only, which can again be a budgeted affair. 

4. Don't Spend Too Much on Styling and Makeover:

Cutting down costs on makeover is an excellent chance to save money. Makeup artists and hairstyle artists charge high from a bride and can prove to be a costly affair if you don’t act wisely. Consult two to three parlors and then finalize one which can give you services at fewer bucks.

5. Save on the Footwear:

Buy footwear that matches your wedding dresses from local shops; don’t always fall for brands and malls. At local shops, the qualities of footwear are not that bad plus you can find a good variety at these shops as well. Whatever types of footwear you want to buy, make sure you don't spend much. Moreover, if you already have a nice pair of silver heels, that's a plus point.


These are a few things you can do to save money on your bridal look. Exploring what your friends and family members have for you before purchasing everything would be a good deal. To save more money, you should keep checking the discounts and gifts offers on various online shopping websites.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

After almost 6 years of reviewing cars, when people ask me what my favorite is, I ALWAYS tell them the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport. I absolutely love the vehicle and it has been my favorite since I first test drove the Sport in 2013. And every year it just gets better and better. So many upgrades each year.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Top 10 Favorite Romantic Movies

In light of Valentine's Day coming up in 2 weeks, I thought I'd throw this list together. It's time to hunker down on the couch and watch some of these movies. Grab some popcorn, cuddle up with a loved one (or dog) and get to watching and get in the romantic spirit!

So, if I could, 1-10 would be Nicholas Sparks movies, BUTTTT I'll skip that and only include a few ;)

10. Definitely, Maybe
9. To all the Boys I've Loved Before
8. Love Actually
7. Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks
6. The Age of Adaline
5. The Fault in our Stars
4. The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks
3. Sweet Home Alabama
2. The Lucky One- Nicholas Sparks
1. Dirty Dancing

What are some of your favorites?