Like a lot of people I have a bit of an obsession with buying stationary and there are times when the cupboard here that is meant to be dedicated to the children’s crafting can look a bit like an overflowing stationary shop. So that I’m not just buying stuff and not using it I always try to create something with what we already have. Of course that’s not just my own (cute) stuff but the things that me and my husband have lying around from our work too – lots and lots of office supplies.

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I must admit that I’m a bit obsessed with paper bag crafts at the moment. Generally I try to use stuff that we have in the recycling bin where possible but if say, I were to buy a paper bag full of cookies in the supermarket then hey! Id have a craft material for free! The fact that I have more than one child means that umm… I need to by cookies quite often at the moment but hey I’m hardly finding that to be a hardship and I can’t say the kids have complained either. This cute craft is the perfect way for kids to practice their scissor skills and of course a snack and a cup of tea for parents seems more than appropriate.

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A couple of months ago we moved into a new house with a fabulous garden, I love it, but to be perfectly honest I feel a little out of my depth too – the previous owner obviously knew a lot more about what they were doing than I do! I love hacks as an easy way to make my life easier, whether it’s making something look better, grow better or save me a bit of money so these gardening hacks are all perfect for me and I hope you’ll find something that helps you too! There’s all sorts of cool ideas in there with ideas for grown ups, kids and growing things indoors and outdoors too.

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Since the round up of farm animal crafts for preschoolers that I shared the other week I’ve become a little obsessed with animal crafts as they’re so easy for kids to make and they look really cool. My kids decided that they fancied giving something new a go so we came up with this cute yogurt pot sheep craft, they’re currently in our dining room as part of our Easter decorations but they’re fun to make at any time of the year.

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We’ve never had loads of babysitting but when we moved down to Cornwall last year it became an impossibility- we live about 300 miles from everyone we know so the chances of nipping out for a quick pint became an impossibility. What did happen though was that our daughter stated doing a day at nursery a week which meant that once we’d done some work we had afternoons suddenly free for, well, actually being adults. Imagine! A couple of hours followed by the school run means that dinner, drinks, cinema and pretty much our traditional date stuff wasn’t going to happen so instead we thought we’d try and make the most of where we live, walk a bit more, maybe try out surfing too. So when Trespass asked me if I’d like to try out their┬áTensing Women’s Walking Boots I of course agreed.

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