You’ll be snorting with laughter if you play with these piggy games for Christmas.  The original party animals, Pass the Pigs, use hilarious pigs for dice. Will you roll a sider or start makin’ bacon? Having fun with friends, on the road entertainment, or just chilling out – the game is on for every pig in the parlour!


I have always loved music and singing from an early age and i honestly believe that introducing music to children from the get go is so beneficial to them.Playing together with music can brighten their mood,benefit their brain and also boost their language skills.


On more than one occasion i have looked up a certain companies customer service number,rang them and then be told i have rang the wrong department and then i have been put through to a million different other departments before i end up putting the phone down through frustration of getting nowhere!.

Scott,my partner, works in the customer service sector, and he says that this is bad practice,a prime example of bad customer service and can be easily avoided with the right information at hand in the first place.


Car safety has always been important to me,especially being a mother of three. My partner Scott is the main driver in our household so he is usually responsible for making sure the car is road safety.However,i am currently learning to drive and know quite a lot about the car,it's tyres and the importance of also checking them.

Checking the tyre's tread is really simple to do. You can check them with a 20p coin, and doesn't take a minute!. Place a 20p coin into the main tread groove of your tyre. If the outer edge of the 20p coin is obscured when it it is inserted then your tread is above the legal limit. I keep a 20p coin in the side of the door so we can check regularly , although Alessia keeps trying to pinch it buy sweets :)


Whether you have an aluminium patio set or some furniture in rattan direct from a quality manufacturer, knowing how to care for it all year round is essential to keeping it looking its best.

If you have a patio, decking or terrace outside your home, there's a good chance that you have some garden furniture. Although it always looks great when you first buy it, after a few years of being exposed to the elements, it can start to look tired and worn.


Bath time has always been a favourite for the girls . They absolutely love playing in the bath or having a nice long soak - but they all suffer with eczema and did you know that water can actually trigger someone’s eczema and leave them feeling sore, dry or itchy .


Happy Birthday to you- you are now 32! 

It is Scott's birthday today and he is feeling old- in his words. I am only a year behind him and still feel like i'm 16!. Plans for today are opening cards- taking the girls to dance this morning and then going out for his birthday meal.


Christmas for me has always been at home . I love decorating the house and putting our tree up and spending the evenings with our Xmas scented candles on and really enjoying this festive time of year at home.

The children also enjoy being at home for Christmas and we haven't been anywhere else for Christmas - yet. Scott has always said he would like to experience Christmas abroad one year and when baby Nila is a little older i would definitely be up for it!


I don't know about you,but every year around this time i get these moments of 'the world can be such a cruel place'. I think it stems from being the run up to Christmas and we all know there are many people in the world that are so unfortunate and don't even see or know what Christmas is.


Now I have had baby Nila and I am not planning on having anymore babies , I feel I am ready to kick start shifting this baby weight and get back on track to feeling and looking healthier.


One thing i remember getting for Christmas one year as a child was a soap maker. I absolutely loved it and would spend ages making different shaped ones and opening up a 'shop' in my bedroom for my customers :)


Having three daughters with quite a big age gap over the years, things have changed. Guide lines have altered and adjusted and there are so many new and different baby products on the market now, it's like being a child in a candy shop when it comes to shopping for your baby - there is so much to choose from!.


When we decided to have another baby, i knew that my job as a community carer would not be the idealist job to continue with and had decided to make a go of working from home. So far,touch wood!, i have really enjoyed being able to still provide for my family and also get to witness them first moments with baby Nila.


If i can find something to make life a little easier , stress free and more prepared, then I am all up for trying it out .Having three daughters including our newest addition, baby Nila, routine now seems to be non existent, with so much to remember and keep an eye on. We are all trying to find a happy medium and get back on track.

We have been testing out the Milk monster  over the last couple of weeks and I have got to say i am super impressed with it.


when it comes to being creative , I must admit I am a complete perfectionist . I can spend absoulately ages working on a project or a simple task and if it isn't up to scratch in my eyes , then it's game over and I will totally give up .

When I discovered a love for writing and Unconventinal kira was born , I didn't know where to start in regards to a logo. I had never done one before and did not know where to look for help. It was only a few months ago that I actually become the owner of a logo,thanks to a friend of mine .


We all want a beautiful home. We want to feel comfortable and love the space we spend so much time in. Whether it be by decorating with tub chairs, paintings, fancy accessories, blankets and more, we all want to save money whilst creating an ideal space.

Budgets are getting tighter across the nation. It’s time to snap up some bargains and get your dream home. Here are some of my tips :)

Upcycle Your Old Furniture
Upcycling is good for the environment, great for your bank balance and it’s fun! Get some inspiration from websites like Pinterest and let your creative side really come out. You’ll be surprised at how much an old shabby set of drawers can change in style once you give it a new lease of life.

Strip Back
Have a look around your home, is it full of old junk that you’re never going to use again? Do you REALLY need multiple kitchen appliances, or are you just being drawn in by the fancy advert on television? Try to ban yourself for excessive spending and you’ll save a fortune - we know it’s hard, but think how happy you’ll be with those extra pennies in your pocket.

Attack the Car Boot Sales
Who doesn’t love a good rummage through a decent car boot? Many people have car boots to get rid of the stuff they don’t use, or when they want to downsize. This doesn’t mean it’s junk, so don’t be put off. Who knows, you may even stumble across some hidden antiques worth a fortune!

Hunt down your nearest auction house that specialises in home furnishings to grab some great bargains.

Join Reward and Member Schemes
There are very few retailers who do not offer some kind of membership these days. These memberships usually allow customers to save points and claim discounts. If you sign up using your email address, the shops often notify members of upcoming sales (and sometimes give early access to sale items), meaning you can snatch up bargains at your favourite places before anyone else does.

Use Social Media
There are a few ways you can use social media to track down interior home goods. Use Facebook to search for sale or swap pages in your local area. These pages allow you to either buy something cheaply, or swap one of your unwanted items for something else.

You can also use Facebook Marketplace to search for items on sale in your area.

Pictures, Photographs and Paintings
If your budget is too tight to redecorate fully, buy some pictures to hang on your wall. You could even go out and snap a few pictures yourself. Take them into your nearest printing company and ask them to print it on a canvas suitable for hanging for you. This is a lot cheaper than buying a load of wall paper and seeing your own prints will make you feel good.

Ask Your Family and Friends
Ask your family and friends to keep you in mind the next time they want to clear out any of their furnishings. They’ll probably be happy that someone is willing to take something off them!

Budget Stores
Have a good look around your local budget stores for things like wallpaper and tools needed for decorating and interior design. You may be shocked at how well these stores are stocked. For furnishing you actively use often, stick to more well-known brands - it’s worth spending a little more on something better quality as it will last a lot longer.

Take time deciding what is worth splashing out on (saving you money in the long run) and what is OK to buy cheaply.

You can spruce up any home whilst creating a calming ambience with some good lighting. Save money by buying a lamp with multiple light settings. You’ll be able to change the light to suit your mood and need, without breaking the bank.

Keep Clean
Sometimes all you really need to do to get your house looking in great condition again is to give it a good clean. Try and set an entire day to one side, have a clear out and spring clean your entire house. When you’ve done, sit back and admire your sparkly new home and all your hard work!

There are hundreds of ways for you to add your own style to your home, whilst saving money. However you choose to, keep it minimal and always choose wisely. This will save you money in the long run and you’ll feel the most comfortable in your home.

If you want some inspiration, have a look at tub chairs. They have some great stuff you can snap up and have your home looking cool and contemporary in no time at all!

If you have any tips or ticks i would love to hear them :)

*Written in collaboration with Sloane & Sons*
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