6 Popular Engagement Ring Styles

Are you ready to start shopping for an engagement ring? Maybe the settings have you confused? Before you start shopping, here are a few engagement ring settings worth knowing about.

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  • Solitaire and Prong Settings

A prong setting is the most popular and classic setting for an engagement ring. The prong is the tiny metal claw that tightly grips the diamond and keeps it in place. The prongs can be pointed, V-shaped, rounded or flat, and most feature four or six prongs.

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Christmas Gift Idea: Custom iPhone Case

Everyone nowadays has a mobile phone, and most of us love to customize them with different skins and cases. For a little pre-Christmas treat for myself I designed a custom iPhone case for my new iPhone 6s from CaseApp.

I think they make the perfect gift. Especially if you have someone in mind who is a little tricky to buy for!

My husband is not really one for designs all over his iPhone case, so I have chosen a gorgeous black marble effect matt case for his iPhone. The case protects the phone brilliantly, especially good for when baby girl decides to try to grab the phone and throw it on the floor! It’s of excellent quality and fits like a glove to his iPhone 5s.

Custom iphone case

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Some Careers In Mind For The Book Lovers Out There

It’s the dream of many, many people who are as rabid about books as I am. Working with something you’re passionate about is an easy recipe for a job that you love. When it comes to working with books, there are a few ways to go about that. In this post, we’ll look at some careers that book lovers should consider getting their teeth sunk into. Whether it’s about spreading the love of literacy or getting up close and personal with the latest page-turner.

Careers for book lovers

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Start a blog

If you like writing as much as reading, but you’re not ready to put out a magnum opus, then starting your own blog can be a great way to start making a little extra cash. This is particularly good for those who want or need to work from home. Affiliate schemes and other marketing partnerships can help you monetize that blog, though you might never earn a huge salary from it. To make it worthwhile, write about your passions and make sure any marketing partners you team up with share those passions. One great opportunity for book lovers is offering the opportunity to review and support authors and publishers. It will definitely keep the stream of new reads coming in strong.

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Christmas Decorating: My Work Space

December is here! Yes, we are well and truly into the Christmas season now. My favourite time of year. For a few weeks now I’ve been itching to dig out the decorations and get the tree up. But for now the tree will have to wait until the weekend.

It hasn’t stopped me doing a some Christmas decorating in my little workspace!
Debenhams kindly set me the challenge of sprucing up my workspace with Christmassy things. Yay!

Wooden Advent Calender from Debenhams in my Christmas decorated work spaceSo I had a proper good look at the Debenhams online Christmas Shop to see what I could find to turn my workspace into a Christmas wonderland.

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New Mum Stories: Everyday Young Mum

Hello and welcome back to New Mum Stories. This week we have the lovely Jade from Everyday Young Mum. Jade shares with us her story on her son’s weight gain.

Over to you Jade……

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Baby weight gain

At 5 weeks I was told that Cohen’s weight was progressing like they wanted it to. Instead of him following a centile line, he was slowly sloping down.

So they suggested that we increased his daily milk intake. So he went from 6oz to 7oz bottles 6 times a day. We were getting up every 3 and 1/2 hours during the night, we were exhausted!

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Top Tips to Ensure your Home is Safe for your Toddler

Making your home safe for your beloved little ones (something a genius parent aptly titled ‘toddlerproofing’) can sometimes seem like an endless task. Just when you’re sure that you have all grounds covered, something else ends up being a problem and you’re running to the first aid box for the third time in a week yet again.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 3 million kids get hurt at home, the one place they are supposed to be safe from the world.

There are plenty of simple ways to ensure your children are safe from injury and it doesn’t have to be mission impossible when trying to create a healthy home environment.

Follow these fairly easy preventative steps and you’ll be well on your way to being parent of the year.

Get down to their level

toddler-proofing

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