A Complete Guide to Matching Rugs with Floors

Rugs are a great option for any room. Not only do they help to protect your floor, they offer another way to create a stylish space, helping to improve the décor and make a room that bit nicer. However, it’s important to find a rug that matches the floor type!

Not doing so runs the risk of choosing a rug that really doesn’t add anything to the room, so you always want to find the right match between floors and rugs. It’s easy enough to do, providing you know what to look for to ensure they match!

The first thing to think about is the texture and style of both the rug and floor, as not every style and texture works well with every type of flooring. Then, you need to consider if the colour and the patterns match those of the floor, especially in non-carpeted floors.

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Yorkshire Water: The Yorkshire Fish Pass Scheme

In my day job (when I’m not on maternity leave!) as part of my job role I’m a fishmonger. So anything to do with sustainable fishing, the environmental agency, nature and rivers I find really fascinating. In fact a few years back I studied an environmental studies course with the Open University. This was before I got into blogging.

When I heard that up in Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Water board were getting involved in fish pass schemes to help with reserve and improve fish preservation I wanted to help and share the work they are doing. I love Yorkshire, it’s a beautiful county with so much nature, picturesque views and places to explore.

Yorkshire Fish Pass Scheme

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Beautifying Your Home For Spring

We all know that Spring is a great time to get your home looking good and in better order – but what is often less obvious is how to actually make that happen. As it turns out, there are a number of things you can consider doing if you want to make sure that your home looks its absolute best in time for the Spring, and that is what we are going to look at today.

Many of these are pretty easy to do, and yet they will produce the kind of effect which is immediately captivating, long-lasting and effortless.

Consider the following if you are ready for your home to look the part for the warmer months to come.

Beautifying Your Home For Spring

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The Breast Experience – One Mother’s Journey

Today I’m sharing a guest post interview with you from Charlie over at Our Altered Life. Charlie has interviewed her friend Lauren on her breast experience.

Over to you Charlie and Lauren …..

First of all, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your little one?

I’m Lauren. I’m a 27 year old Primary School Teacher and this is Eva who is 7 months old. She’s my first baby.

Lauren and Eva - Breastfeeding Experience

And how has your first experience of Motherhood been so far?

It’s been great but I think that’s because I’ve got a really good baby! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my moments and there’s been some challenging times but on the whole it’s been great.

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Top Books for Encouraging Discussion

*This is a guest post from Gemma over at Mummy’s Waisted on her top books for encouraging discussion in preschoolers. 

We get through a lot of books in our house, with a five year old boy and two year old girl. There are some which have remained favourites for a long time though, through my son as a pre-schooler and now in Reception, and now onto my daughter. It seems that the books which stay popular for us are those which prompt a lot of further discussion, or attempting to copy what’s in the book!

cute kids reading book education - encouraging discussion

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How To Tend To A Tooth That’s Been Knocked Out

Knocking out an adult tooth is an emergency. If you do knock your tooth out, try to put it straight back in and rush to the dentist. If the tooth is only chipped, make an appointment to see your dentist at the soonest date possible.

How to tend to a tooth that's been knocked out

But, there are a few things you can do in the meantime.

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