Now that spring has arrived, we need to ensure our home reflects this. After all, springtime is all about blossoming flowers and longer days,  it’s also one of the best times for your kids as they get to play outdoors. But while there are lots of updates you can do to your garden at this time of the year, you can also do some spring time changes to the inside of your home. One thing you should do is attempt to bring the outdoors inside. A sprinkle of the outdoors can give your home a fab feel.

Here are some ways you can bring the outdoors inside this spring.

Add some outdoor scents to your house

You might think candles are just for winter time. After all, there’s nothing better than cuddling up in front of a cozy fire with some great candles in winter. But actually, candles are a great house accessory for spring too. In fact, it’s an excellent way to bring a touch of outdoor magic to the inside of your home. After all, you can go for outdoor smells such as lavender or honeysuckle which will make you feel like you are in your garden. In fact, if you add one of these candles by the front door, it will give an instant fresh feel as guests enter your home. Therefore, hunt down some great candles which you can add to your home.

Bring the Outdoors Inside with candles and scents

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As a kid I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz. Saturday afternoons we used to love to watch The Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. It was one of those family favourites that you can watch over and over again.

So when I was presented with the opportunity to read and review The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum it was a given! No way was I going to refuse this one!

Book Review & Giveaway: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Here is a little bit about the book:

Book Description

“He is more powerful than all the rest of us together. He lives in the City of Emeralds.”

Blown far way from her home to the magical land of Oz, little Dorothy must follow the yellow-brick road to the Emerald City and ask the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz for help. With the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion by her side, Dorothy must first defeat the Wicked Witch of the West – but will the Wizard’s magic be enough to get her home?

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Hello, today I’m on the blog tour for Jim Ody’s The Place That Never Existed. I was hooked on the blurb as it’s based in Devon, practically in the middle of no-where, and fairly local to me.

Book Review: The Place That Never Existed by Jim Ody

Book Description

For Paul and Debbie it was meant to be the happiest time of their lives – a small village wedding in front of their family and friends, followed by a quiet honeymoon in Devon. Not everyone was happy to see them together.

Someone from the past was intent on ending their marriage before it had really started. Now, supposedly away from it all in a picturesque log cabin, Paul and Debbie find themselves in the midst of mysterious happenings. Unexplained disappearances with people turning up dead, and all of it centred on the site of an horrific murder.

A place the locals wish was a place that never existed.

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Hello, and welcome to our new #LuckyLinky!

Katie from Mummy in a Tutu and I are hosting this brand new linky each week where you can add all your competitions.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So we want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

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#LuckyLinky Rules:
1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

 

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!


Whether or not you believe money makes the world go round, it’s an important thing to master as an adult. Being in control of your finances, being careful with spending and knowing how to stretch your money are all crucial things to learn. As a homeowner, you’ll probably find if you take a look at your monthly bills you’re hemorrhaging money all over the place. But there’s plenty you can do to put it right.

Read on to find out more.

Tips on how to slash yoiur monthly bills, saving you money

Pic credit- Pexels

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