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April 2018

Home & Garden

How To Take Care Of Your Engagement And Wedding Rings

A photograph of a newly married bride and groom holding hands and showing off their engagement and wedding rings - How To Take Care Of Your Engagement And Wedding Rings - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post.  Did you know that weddings in the UK were worth around £10 billion each year? This includes everything from planning an engagement party to buying a wedding ring. And this cumulative cost seems set to increase incrementally in the years ahead. The purchase of wedding and engagement rings also happens to be one of the most emotive elements of planning your nuptials. As these pieces of jewellery are symbolic of your love and everlasting commitment.…

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Home & Garden

Clever Ways To Use Multi-Purpose Furniture

A photograph of a beautiful decorated living room where multi-purpose furniture has been used very cleverly - Clever Ways To Use Multi-Purpose Furniture - Mrs H's favourite things

 This is a sponsored post. Whether you’re short on space or simply want to maximise what your furniture can do multi-purpose furniture is an amazingly clever way to restyle your home and create a space that is both functional and stylish. These smart furnishings have become something of a trend in recent years. Especially in countries such as Japan where apartments are notoriously small. Multi-purpose furniture is designed to be both space saving and chic. And it often takes inspiration…

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Motherhood

How To Make The School Run Easier

A photograph of a little girl's school shoes and school socks - How To Make The School Run Easier - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post We’ve all been there: having woken exhausted from a barely adequate sleep and trudged downstairs, you’ve barely time to shower or brush your teeth as you try to get your kids ready for school. Make no mistake; the school run remains a huge challenge to parents nationwide. With even simple goals like getting your kids out of the door difficult to achieve. I’ve come up with a few ideas to make the dreaded school run…

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Motherhood

Top Tips For Budgeting When You’re Pregnant

A photograph of some pink folded baby clothes and booties - Top Tips For Budgeting When Pregnant - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. There are few things more exciting than waiting for the arrival of your new baby. Whether you’re pregnant with your very first child, your second, or even your third, there are a lot of things to think about to make sure that you’re on track both mentally, and financially. A little bit of preparation can be all it takes to make sure that you’re not suddenly shocked by the change in your money situation when…

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Home & Garden

Decorating Your Kid’s Bedroom – The Key Considerations

A photograph of some brightly coloured toys on top of a white storage unit in a kid's bedroom - Decorating Your Kid's Bedroom - The Key Considerations - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. When it comes to decorating your kid’s bedroom, you’ll have the unique opportunity to indulge your creative instincts and design a truly unique space. You’ll also need to operate within a fixed budget. While ensuring that you create a practical and functional space that benefits your children. This can create a significant challenge, and in the below post we’ve offered a few suggestions to help to decorate your kid’s bedroom in the most effective way…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy linky 13 & #ourweekendhappy April favourites

A featured image for the new linky and Instagram Community Our Weekend Happy - Our Weekend Happy Linky #7 - Mrs H's favourite things

Welcome back to Our Weekend Happy. The fabulous linky that I host with the gorgeous Lisa from Mummascribbles. I can’t quite believe it’s going to be May next week. April has only just started. Surely? I do love May. It’s always a lovely month. There are two Bank Holiday weekends. And Little Miss H will celebrate her fifth birthday. Little Miss H and I are also attending our first family festival together. We’re going to the Elderflower Fields Festival with Auntie…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Why I Want Our Children To Have Emotional Intelligence?

A photograph of a mother with her son and daughter at the beach in Camber Sands - Why I Want Our Children To Have Emotional Intelligence - Mrs H's favourite things

As a society, we value intelligence. And once our children start school we want them to do well academically. We help them learn to read and we show them how to write their name. Evenings are spent practising spellings and times tables. Yet we rarely teach our children about emotional intelligence. From an early age, we shhh them when they cry. We tell our children to be quiet when they’re angry. And we often use negative language to describe their emotions. They’re…

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Reviews & Giveaways

Bullyland Chubby Unicorn Figures – A Review

A photo of four bullyland Chubby Unicorn Figurines in the overgrown grass, forget-me-nots and daisies of a garden - Bullyland Chubby Unicorn Figurines - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

Like many little girls her age, Little Miss H adores rainbows, fairies and unicorns. She has actually asked us to buy her a unicorn as a pet. I may be an awesome Mummy but even I can’t magic up a unicorn. Thankfully, Bullyland came to the rescue and sent us some of their Chubby Unicorn Figures to review. Little Miss H wanted to play with the Chubby Unicorns from the moment she saw them. It was agony for her watching me…

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