August Roundup and September Bucket List

The Summer holidays are all but over now.  I don’t know why but I love September because it never seems that long until Christmas! My roundup and bucket list this month will be showcasing my favourite post from August, and my to-do list for September.

August Roundup and July Bucket List - Rachel Bustin

August Roundup

August has been about preparing baby girl for the dreaded return to work. I return at the start of October. It’s all be confirmed now as I have been in to have a chat with my manager. I worked out a little back to work plan for myself as well. To help ease us into the process. For 8 weeks I will be working only 3 days a week and taking the other 2 as holiday, which I have accumulated while being off. That will take me up to the start of December.

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July Roundup and August Bucket List

It’s hard to believe August is here already. The start of a new month means it’s time for the monthly roundup and bucket list. July has been a crazy month. With our first family holiday and my husband’s Nan’s 100th Birthday. My older sister coming over from Canada to meet baby girl for the first time, and the biggest thing for my blog was going self hosted. I have the photo of the 100th birthday cake here in My Sunday Photo 

It really has been a crazy month and I know I’m a few days late writing this as all 3 of us have had terrible Summer colds so haven’t felt the best.

July Roundup and August Bucket List

July Roundup

So we have started the weaning journey which you can read about in baby girl’s 6 Month ReviewIt’s a fun journey seeing what she likes and doesn’t, the messy face and hands! We were given some Out of Date Mates to review and these help organise your jars and pouches to know what you opened when. A money-saving lifesaver for weaning.

Out of Date Mates on jars and packets

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Business Card Review from Colour Graphics 

Ever since I started blogging “properly” at the beginning of the year I have been toying with the idea of getting my own business card designed.

It just makes you feel more business like and important doesn’t it?

I’m not totally sure where I will give them out yet, but I’m sure I will think of something.

Anyway I was offered the chance of getting some business cards printed up by Colour Graphics in exchange for a review. I chose the 50 un-laminated double sided business card.

Business cards printed by Colour Graphics

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Why go self hosted?

I have finally taken the plunge to go self hosted. Little me with my tiny blog in a world with gazillions of other blogs. Fighting the way through for decent page views, visitor numbers and of course doing everything known to man to try to increase my DA.

why go self hosted

So this is my account of what it’s like to go self hosted and why I did.

It’s been over 14 months since I started blogging. I chose to go on blogger as it was very simple to set up for a newbie like me. I don’t have a lot of web experience so the simpler they better.
Now 14 months later I felt as if I had out grown my blog. I wanted to add bits that you are unable to do on blogger. During my 14 months there I have changed my them and header design a few times but you are just limited with what you can do.

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How to Search for the Best Mobile Phone Contract

In the next few days I can upgrade my phone and contract. Woohoo! It felts like years I have been stuck with my phone, mind you it has been a couple. So how do you search for the best mobile phone contract?

Do you have a look on the website of the provider you are currently with?

Do you pop into your local phone shop?

Do you get on the phone and ring up your network see if you can haggle a deal?

Or do you use one of those comparison sites? There are comparison sites for everything nowadays.

How To Search for the best mobile phone contract - iPhone, smartphone

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June Roundup and July Bucket List

It’s that time of the month again for the June Roundup and July Bucket list combined. As you know from last months post that I’m combining the two together. I love to look back over my month of blogging and also my day to day life and incorporate what I need to do into my bucket list.
I suppose the way of looking at it is what do I want to achieve in July aand how can I improve on June?

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