• How To Spice Up Your Life
    Autumn,  General

    How to spice up your life this Fall

    It can be easy as the seasons shift to sometimes feel down or stuck in a rut. But with fall underway, now is the perfect time to help change your mood and make this season your best one yet! Whether you’re in need of a big life change or could just use a little pick-me-up, keep reading on to find out some ways to spice up your life this fall! Give Your Wardrobe a Spruce We all know the autumn season is the time to put away the shorts and bring out the sweaters! But if you feel like you’ve been recycling the same sweaters and jeans for years, it…

  • Autumn,  Home interiors and gardening

    Making Home Improvements for Autumn: A Guide

    Sometimes, it can feel like we see many guides on how to make home improvements ready for the summer months, and also ready for the winter months. But there are two other seasons your home also needs to be prepared for. With autumn approaching all-too-quickly, now is the ideal time to begin thinking about what improvements you want to make. These can range from preparing your garden to completing repairs on your roof and guttering. After all, leaves will be falling in autumn, and these can quickly clog up your gutters. With that in mind, below are four areas where you should consider making improvements for the upcoming season. Your…

  • Autumn,  General

    Top tips for keeping warm

    What are your top tips for keeping warm? There is little doubt it is that bit chillier particularly in the evenings so it is time to check your central heating systems are in good order. Neglecting checking on your pipe insulation systems is a big mistake..If you want to put off putting the heating on a little longer, here are my top tips for staying warm and happy in  Autumn and Winter. 1. Boogie on down to housework Put the music on full blast while cleaning and doing household chores. Not only will  it make it more fun but it is likely you will do it faster too. 2. Rock an…

  • Autumn,  General

    5 ways you can get an early start on preparing for the colder months

    We don’t want to admit it, but the Winter months are looming! No matter how much we turn a blind eye to it, it’ll creep up on us eventually and we need to be prepared for what it brings. Being a UK resident means snow, ice, wind (you name it) will soon be upon us, and it’s essential that we prepare ourselves and our homes correctly to combat the effects. You’re right; it’s still summer, so why on earth are we discussing the colder months?! The fact of the matter is that the more prepared you are, the more you will benefit later down the line. The changing weather will…

  • Autumn,  Food and drink,  Looking after yourself

    Butternut squash soup recipe

    Here’s a comforting butternut squash soup recipe perfect for chillier Autumn days. Butternut Squash soup recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 large fresh squash 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 7 cups water 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar   1/2 cup heavy cream Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish (optional) Method 1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the heavy cream in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 35 minutes. 2. Using a hand-held immersion blender, purée the soup until silky smooth. (Alternatively, cool the soup slightly, then purée in a blender in batches, making…

  • Autumn,  General

    Make Your Autumn Photo Session a Success With These Tips

    Summer is over which means autumn is here (almost) now we welcome the arrival of the autumn season and it’s time to capture those memorable autumn photos of your kids and family. Getting natural looking photos can be tough, no matter what time of year. Luckily, the vibrant colours and amazing fall foliage provides a stellar back drop to even the most awkward poses. Here are some of our favourite tips for the best autumn photos If you have school age children the first item on your to-do list should be dressing them in a fabulous fall outfit like this one from serendipity clothes for girls Adding some fun accessories…