10 simple changes you can make to feel happier every day

We are all told how important it is to look after our bodies: to eat well and exercise more, but less is said about how to look after your mental health. This is equally, if not more important than your physical health. There are simple changes we can make every day to look after our…

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Vegan Life Live 2018

Vegan Life Live 2018 A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win two tickets to the Vegan Life Live show at Event City in Manchester curtesy of Elsa Eats. This was a three-day event from 20th-22nd April and tickets also included free entry to the OM Yoga Show and the Mind Body Soul…

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Plastic Free Living – Month 2

The goodies I picked up from &Keep In honour of Earth Day today I thought I’d update you on how I’m getting on with my plastic-free living journey. As I have talked about previously here on this blog (which you can read here if you’re interested) I am attempting and ‘attempting’ is definitely the key…

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HOME DECOR: High Street Homewares – Sainsbury’s Smashes It

Sainsbury’s Home Collections Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could deck our entire homes out in Rocket St George or some other equally stylish but expensive designer home brand? But the reality for most of us is that whilst we may be able to afford the odd pricy piece here and there, the majority of…

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An Up-cycling Newbie’s First Project

My first upcycling project – A B&M footstall I’m an upcycling newbie, I’ll admit it. I’m not overly confident when it comes to DIY and I’ve NEVER upcycled anything in my life. But it’s something that I have always wanted to try but never worked up the courage to do, until now.My boyfriend told me…

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Plastic Free Living – My First Month

Plastic-free items that include Toothpaste & Toothbrushes It’s not often that I credit T.V. programs with changing my shopping habits and behavioural patterns but after watching The One Show’s recent series on plastics, coupled with David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II, I felt I could no longer ignore the huge impact plastics are having on our…

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HOME DECOR: Herbert Parkinson’s bespoke cushions at John Lewis

A size comparison of the cushion covers Who doesn’t love a freebie? I most certainly do, so when I was approached in my local John Lewis store and asked if I’d like a free cushion cover, my answer was hell yeah! I could select any of their fabrics, have it made there and then and…

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CAFE REVIEW: THE GOOD LOAF NORTHAMPTON

Over two years ago I heard about a social enterprise in my home town of Northampton that aimed to provide employment opportunities to vulnerable local women. In order to break the cycle of poverty, unemployment and offending, structured work placements were offered to female ex-offenders to provide them with practical skills and experience in a…

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HOME DECOR High Street Homewares – Wilkos

Wilko’s cut a familiar figure on the UK High Street for their homewares and household goods. I very much think of them as a cheaper alternative to the likes of Debenhams or Next. But it was during my hunt for a Mother’s Day present that I decided to see what new offerings Wilko’s had on the home…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Home Decor Budget Friendly Buys from Matalan

I’m sure you’ll all be inundated with Mother’s Day gift guides in the coming weeks and the reason why I’ve decided to create one of my own is two fold. Firstly, I’m on a tight budget and whilst I would love to be able to take my mum away on a Caribbean cruise for a…

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