DIY: Easy Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

Everyone knows that in winter, it’s a lot harder for our wildlife to find the food they need. That’s why it’s lovely to give our birds a little helping hand and a free meal.

Cookie cutter bird feeders are really simple to create and make the perfect winter activity to do with children. There’s lots of stirring, spooning, transferring and patting involved to improve those motor skills and teaching children to care for our wildlife and environment is something I am a big fan of.

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6 Money Saving Websites for Freebies, Coupons & Deals

6 Top Money-Saving Websites for Freebies, Coupons and Other Fantastic Deals

Are you a stressed-out parent who is trying to make that family budget work? It takes juggling to make the household budget budge without the need for bringing a calculator along on each shopping trip. That is because just a click of your mouse or a swipe of your tablet can reel in huge cash savings on credit card bills, home goods, fashion, electricity and fun family activities!

We have done the work of trawling the Internet to get you six of the best money-saving sites around. We’ll help you get freebies, codes, downloadable coupons and more so that you can do more with your budget every time.

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Goals For 2017

Goals are different from resolutions. I always fail within the first four months, or I never start my diet, never join the gym, never do what I decide to force myself into doing. With goals, I feel everything is more achievable – it’s something to work towards and you can’t beat yourself up if you don’t quite get where you want to be.

2016 was a tricky year for me, there were some miserable moments and some fantastic ones too. Although it was a bit of a roller coaster ride, 2016 somehow managed to start me on a path of positivity and hope. Maybe things weren’t really that bad, maybe I wasn’t really that bad and maybe my life, and Luke’s weren’t as woeful as I previously thought. I’ve never considered us to be hard done by, but I do have a poor opinion of myself most of the time. This is something that has started to change within the last 6 months and hopefully, I will continue to grow into who I am over 2017 and come out of it a better, happier and healthier person.

My goals for 2017 mainly concern mental health; specifically social anxiety and just general day to day anxiety. The rest are all about self improvement (and not specifically about changing who I am!) and, of course, my goals for blogging/social media/online presence.

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Gratisfaction Guaranteed With These Freebies

Who doesn’t love a good freebie?

It’s no secret that money gets a bit tight from time to time, especially around the latter half of the year. With unexpected bills popping up, children’s school trips to pay for and Christmas gifts to purchase, wouldn’t it be lovely to save a few pennies on some household items from time to time?

Luckily, when it comes to scrimping and saving, you’ll find that there are huge quantities of offers available online to aid the frugal lifestyle. Be that as it may, the main issue with this type of site is that sometimes, they’re just so ruddy hard to find!

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Scouring the internet for freebies, coupons and cheap deals is time consuming business, but Gratisfaction makes the whole experience so much less stressful.

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10 Tasty Christmas Treats For Kids

In my opinion, one of the best things about Christmas is the huge amount of tasty food on offer. It’s also a lovely opportunity to get the kids in the kitchen and create some yummy Christmas treats together.

Christmas themed food just seems to taste better! Why make a round biscuit, when you could make a Christmas tree shaped cookie – am I right?

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I’ve collected together a few recipes I have come across that look absolutely adorable and perfect for the kids to get stuck into.

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Mr Tumble Golden Bear Toys Review

No child can get enough of the Cbeebies legend that is Mr Tumble. He has captured the hearts and imaginations of so many children, no matter age or gender.

Imagine the look on my three year old boy’s face when we received a very exciting package from Golden Bear Toys in the post one day – the contents being one Mr Tumble’s Fun Sounds Musical Car and Mr Tumble’s Textured Spotty Bag. 

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Needless to say, the Mr Tumble toys were swifty removed from all packaging and over the course of the next few hours, we were able to have a jolly good play with both the musical car and the spotty bag, thoroughly testing them out.

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5 Ways To Tell Your Child Or Teen Is Vaping

Yale has recently completed a study showing that vaping is on the rise among teens. As vaping does not leave a smell, like cigarette smoke, it is harder for parents to determine if their child is doing this. Additionally, the style of e-cigarettes makes them similar to a James Bond-style pen which is able to deliver nicotine through vapor.

The study by Yale states that approximately one in four high school students have tried vaping and that 3.5% of middle school children have as well. The study also found that many more were at least considering it. This has been attributed to children being less scared of trying vaping than traditional cigarettes.

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Tips And Tricks For Getting Free Make Up Samples

Every girl in the world loves getting freebie make up samples. If that sounds like an amazing idea to you – and of course it does – you’ll definitely going to want to check out this post, because here we’ll show you the best places where you can get some.

Some say diamonds are a woman’s best friend, but I disagree. I think it’s free make up samples. This sort of freebie is an excellent way for you to try out some new products or stock up on what you’re missing if you’re struggling with an empty wallet – and we all go through that from time to time.

Whether you’re broke or looking for an everyday lipstick, check out these places and you’ll get some nice samples. It’ll be like food samples at Cotsco on the weekends – but better, because there’s make up involved!

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5 Christmas Crafts For Preschoolers

Christmas is just around the corner, now is the time to get crafting with your little ones and create some wonderful Christmas memories. Christmas is my ultimate favourite time of year, so I was really excited as I was popping round to everyone’s blogs and scouring Pinterest, looking for inspiration.

I’ve collected together a list of my Top 5 Favourite Christmas Crafts that are ideal to make with preschool aged children, as well as some that are suitable for toddlers and younger children.

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DIY Bullseye Tie Dye Bedding With DYLON

DYLON Dyes have such a huge range of colourful fabric dyes, suitable for both hand dying projects and washing machine dying, that when I was asked if I’d like to work with them on a little project, I was absolutely spoilt for choice.

After much time spent surfing the DYLON website and playing with their fancy colour wheel, I finally decided that ‘Intense Violet’ was the colour for me. Their hand fabric dyes come in sachets with all the instructions printed  clearly on the back. All I needed in order to get dying was a container, some salt, some DYLON fabric dye, warm water and some elastic bands.

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