The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s nearly that time of year again – Valentine’s Day. The day to treat your special other half with gifts, love and affection. If you are like me, I find it hard to get a gift for my husband, he is always hard to buy for! So to give you lots of ideas and inspiration I’ve come up with this gift guide.

I have divided it into three segments – Men’s, Women’s and a Naughty but Nice section!

 

Men’s Valentine’s Gifts

Gold Aftershave

Kicking us off is this Gold Aftershave. It smells gorgeous. Notes of Lemon, Bergamot and Lime. Heart notes: Geranium, Rose, Jasmine and Iris. Base notes: Patchouli, Cedar, Leather and Amber. A fresh, modern and elegant scent.

RRP: £8.95 
Stockist: Amazon 

Gold - Male Fragrance - Aftershave

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#LuckyLinky Week 43

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 43.

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 43

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!


5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Blog in 2018

A brand new year is a brilliant time to upgrade and improve the various aspects of your blog, such as website hosting and your efforts with SEO. So, with January almost over already, discover these five ways to optimise your blog’s performance and get cracking!

5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Blog in 2018

 

No matter how well-written your content is, how efficiently designed your website is, or if you have an abundance of visitors every month, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to blogging. Many bloggers use the New Year as a time to reflect on their blog’s progress and set goals for the coming months. An essential part of this process is to establish the areas of your site that can be refined and making the necessary changes as soon as possible.

In this post, we’ll highlight a few of the ways you can improve your blog’s aesthetic, content, and even your ability to market your site successfully.

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Thrifty Thursday: Cashback Rewards with Checkout Smart

Welcome back to Thrifty Thursday. Last time I shared with you one of my favourite money-saving apps called Shopmium. This week I’m sharing another app called Checkout Smart. This app is all about claiming cash back on your everyday items while you are shopping. A good tip is to have the app open while you are going around the shops so you can scroll through the offers.

Some of the products are free, whereas others are money back. Checkout Smart works in a similar way to Shopmium in that you must keep the receipt and upload it to the app when you have bought the item. The excellent feature of Checkout Smart is that it has a filter option so you can select which shop or supermarket you are in and only show the relevant products to that shop.

Thrifty Thursday_ Cashback Rewards with Checkout Smart

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Unique Hobbies for Your Children to Discover in 2018

It’s safe to say that we spend lots of time using various forms of technology, but that’s no excuse for kids not to embrace the outdoors on a regular basis and get plenty of exercise. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few unique hobbies — from outdoor paintball to hiking trips — that can make sure your children stay active this year.

In the digital age, we benefit significantly from the continual evolution of modern technology. While this is definitely a huge advantage for many aspects of everyday life and business, it has also made it a lot easier for the current generation to slip into lazy habits.

These days, children spend less time outside than ever before. In fact, a survey in 2016 showed that three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates.

unique hobbies for children in 2018

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

If you feel that your kids are spending too much time glued to screens and would benefit from an outdoor hobby this year, here are a few unique ideas to pique their interest.

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Book Review and Giveaway: Where Have all the Animals Gone?

This past week we have been catching up on reading with this cute little book about a farm and its animals. Where have all the animals gone? is written by Darren Paul Ellis from Lancashire. Who is an airline pilot when he’s not writing.

Having grown up on a smallholding with cows, geese, chickens, goats and a pony this book appealed to me. The big kid I am! I have a love of all farm things and would love to pass some of this onto baby girl. I think already she is an outdoorsy girl like her mum!

Where Have all the Animals Gone?

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