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  1. I sooooo wanted to be writing a more positive update absolutely raving about how amazing the water only hair washing method is and how I’m now a convert...  but sadly not.

    I still have faith in this method, after all so many bloggers saying how their hair is incredible using this method can’t be wrong, right?!

    My husband has also been washing his hair with water only and continues to do so.  The difference being his hair is 1-2 inches long, whereas mine is waist length.  He also has to wash it every single day to keep it clean and flake free. 

    If you have short hair, then it’s definitely easier.  I read a newspaper article about a lady suggesting the WO method, but her hair was shorter than my husband's!  Easy peasy!

    Let me tell you what happened with my hair and why I had to stop the no poo method for good.

  2. We were kindly sent a TOTSUP ‘Big Red Bus Reward Chart’ to review with our daughter Bella.  Bella is almost four and has been going through a ‘threenager’ stage for a good few months now!  We thought it was easing at one point, then she seemed to get a million times worse!  She’s not a naughty child, but learning right from wrong, asserting independence and pushing boundaries like any normal three year old.  It can certainly be frustrating as a parent and there are days when no amount of pleading or bribes of treats will work!  There are also days when Bella doesn’t seem to care if I raise my voice, get upset or angry.  She’ll just carry on doing the exact opposite of what I’ve said.  Grrr!

    We had tried rewards charts, but with little success.  She’d be rather excited by them for a day or so, but would quickly revert to the unwanted behaviour and not seem bothered by the promise of a reward.  We’d only tried printable charts with star stickers and they were pretty boring, resembling a worksheet rather than something fun and interacting.  I was unsure whether the bus would be any different to the charts we had already tried, but the reviews were very impressive and it looked so much more fun than a bog standard sticker reward chart.

    Would Bella be convinced?

  3. Boredom is something that we enjoy sometimes and dislike other times.  Luckily I’m always so busy nowadays I rarely have the pleasure of being bored.  I saw a blogger mention they were bored the other day and had one hour to kill. ‘What can I do?’ they asked.  Why not do something interesting with your spare time?

    Here are 3 interesting things that you can do which will not only banish the beast of boredom, but you will enjoy doing them!

  4. Just a quick update as I want to document my entire 'braces at 30' journey from start to finish.  Yet again I had to go to my dentist as they were concerned that my orthodontist was not leaving enough time between the dentist removing two baby teeth and the orthodontist fitting my brace.

    Read on to see what happened when I had to visit the dentist for them to check my baby teeth before they removed them.  Totally pointless if you ask me!

    But then again, I'd better get used to having a LOT of appointments now I'm going ahead with train track braces and cosmetic dentistry,  It's going to be a journey for sure!

  5. Ben and I tied the knot in August this year (2015) and I've meant to devote a whole blog post to the event for a while now.  I'll share a snippet so you get a feel of the day and perhaps some inspiration from some of the ideas we had for our Wedfest.   We did a DIY backyard wedding in our garden.  It was low cost, so budget-friendly, and perfect for those who don't like the idea of a traditional wedding day.  Read on as I share how we planned our outdoor wedfest for lots of DIY backyard wedding ideas on a budget!

  6. One thing that I always find quite un-eco-friendly is the giving and receiving of cards.  There’s definitely something special about receiving a handwritten greetings card in the post with an actual letter and some thought in it, but many of us send a simple happy birthday or merry Christmas card without a note at all.  We simply write Dear so and so, love me.

    I’m not one to keep these things either, so it goes on the side for a short while and then in the recycling.  That’s it.  It seems so wasteful.

    Luckily, if you like sending cards there is a way to be more eco-friendly.  Simply make sure you buy cards made from recycled materials only or why not buy seeded cards that have wildflowers and plants embedded into compostable paper that can grow into something after use?

    It’s such a great idea and one that I have stumbled upon recently when browsing Etsy for a more eco-friendly Christmas card alternative.

  7. BubaBloon, a new company I found on Twitter, kindly offered to send me their 'fabric balloon cover for babies and children' to review.  The BubaBloon looked like something both Bella (toddler) and Reuben (baby) would enjoy, so I gladly accepted.

    Hopefully it would also make playing with balloons much safer for my young children - the non bursting balloon was only a thing of dreams until now!

    Read on for my BubaBloon review.