Income and Stats Report for November 2017

November has been a very fast month. It feels as if it’s flown by . Today is the first of December and it’s advent calendar time! Tomorrow we will also be putting up the Christmas tree. Please do pass over your tips for keeping a curious toddler away from it!

This month I might not be around on here quite as much because as a comper it’s the most amazing time of the year – advent competitions are here! I hope to enter as many as I can this year. It would be nice to win an iPad for my husband. It’s been on my list for the past few years. It may be my lucky year!!

Income and Stats Report for November 2017

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5 Tips on Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Psychologists at the University of Warwick recently published a study which determined that “improving your sleep makes you feel as good as a lottery winner”. The quality of sleep, the study reported, is much more important than the quantity of sleep with regards to improved health and overall wellbeing.

Specifically, Dr Nicole Tang of the university’s Department of Psychology found that “improving your sleep quality leads to levels of mental and physical health comparable to those of somebody who’s won a jackpot of around £200,000”.

5 Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep

While not everyone may be lucky enough to win a jackpot playing the US Powerball lottery, all of us are capable of improving the quality of our sleeping patterns.

Here are five tips which will help you get a good night’s sleep.

Maintain a regular sleep schedule. If you maintain a good circadian rhythm, your body will know instinctively when to go to sleep and when to get up in the morning. You should avoid long naps and save sleeping for night time and stick to a regular sleep schedule as much as possible, even on weekends. Your body’s internal clock will help you sleep when you need to sleep and stay awake the rest of the day.

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How to inject more personality into your property

Often, when you first move into a property, you’ve got something akin to a blank canvas on which, to continue the art metaphor, you can let yourself loose with some of your own painting.

Making your home look more like yours could involve literally painting, though there are various other means by which you could visually revamp the residence.

Here are some examples of how you could help make the house a better reflection of your own personality.

Impress with your “opening statement”

What’s the scene that people first see upon entering your property? You should take this into account as you look for ideas of what to place in view of anyone who passes through your front door. What you should primarily aim to do here is provide an immediate glimpse of your character.

 How to inject more personality into your property

In an article for The Washington Post, fashion blogger Candace Ourisman hails her own “graphic wallpapered dining room”, which is “the first thing you see when you enter our house.”

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Winter Fashion Trends For Women 2017/18

The days are getting colder now. The other morning I had to de-ice my car at 5am before I could head to work! I wish I had a warmer coat on as well. So much for being organised!

I have been browsing online at the Winter clothes trends for women, hoping to get some inspiration for a new coat or jacket. The Winter fashion trends this season are chunky knitwear, the colour red, big hats and fancy footwear including knee high boots. All with a 70’s vibe. Checks and tweed patterns are also big this season.

Being a redhead the colour red doesn’t suit me. I’m more into greens/browns and turquoise shades of blue. If you saw my Autumn wardrobe checklist, it was mainly neutral colours and knitwear.

Winter Fashion Trends 2017-18

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Your Garden Isn’t Just For Summer

A lot of people love to spend the whole of the summer in the garden, either tending to it or celebrating in it. In the UK we unfortunately don’t have too much good weather during the summer, but when we do we love to throw a damn good BBQ. Whilst the colder months aren’t really great for having a BBQ, there’s no reason why you still can’t enjoy the beautiful garden you’ve spent the summer in. There’s plenty of additions you can add that will create the perfect chill out zone, providing the weather isn’t raining!

Take a look at these additions and see which would suit your garden.

Your Garden Isn't Just For Summer

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#LuckyLinky Week 37

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 37.

Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last week.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I 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 Week 37

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.

 

Rachel Bustin

 

#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!