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Flying Tiger Copenhagen comes to Lincoln

If you haven’t heard of Flying Tiger Copenhagan then where have you been hiding? These Danish stores are popping up all over the country with the latest one opening this week in Lincoln. I’ve been to a few Flying Tiger Copenhagan stores, I can’t walk pasted on without popping in and buying something. Now I have one only 45 mins away from where I live, couldn’t be better.

I was invited along to the new store to have a look a do a mini super market sweep. Well, how could I possibly say no to that? So, off to Flying Tiger Copenhagen Lincoln I went, I was surprised by the size of the store. It’s the biggest one I have visited. Plus the Lincoln store is light and airy, even though there were so many amazing items in there it was spacious and inviting.

If you have never been into a store, they set out a little bit like a maze, to work your way around the store allowing you to see every item on sale before making your away to the check out and out of the door, brilliant until some silly person is going the wrong way round.. haha.

My Flying Tiger Copenhagen Haul

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Lincoln

Well I can honesty say that I would have happily spent a couple of hours just looking at all of the cool funky items, not to mention the fabulous range of stationery, I mean I’m not sure I know a blogger who doesn’t have an obsession with stationery. For me it’s note books, so of course I had to purchase one, I think it was the first item I popped into my basket £2. I also picked up my Hubby a 2018 diary £3, some cute paper clips £1, and even a little travel journal £2. Oh and I found some magnetic clips £0.50 each for the children’s ‘Art’ work to attach to my already full fridge.

As I walked around the store I kept thinking ooh thats a great idea, or wow my son or daughter would love that. In fact as I walked around I picked up a few Christmas gifts. A mini solar system £3, a pink heart four in a row game £1, a fishing game £5 and even a detective finger print kit £3.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Lincoln

I found a fabulous new mug £3, that I love. A cupcake carrier, which I know my Hubby is say ‘why?’ yet I have wanted one for ages and at £3 how could I not pop it in my basket. A measuring glass which has levels for rice and all sorts of other items, a fabulous idea at £4.

As I made my way back around and I then picked up a few random bits, a nail file with a case £1, mints £1, a couple of Halloween figures for the children £1, then I spotted some pillows in the window, so I added a gorgeous grey one to my haul a £7 which easily looks much more expensive than that. Oh and a pair of dog tooth brushes £1 which will be perfect for my Cocker and Sprocker.

So for around £40 I come away with 3 bags packed full of fabulous items, some Christmas gifts, some bits for the house and a couple of bits for me, bargain prices for brilliant products. Bringing a bit of Danish living into my life.

Did you know that every month 300 new items arrives in the stores, created by a team of designers. So there is always something new in store for you, especially the amazing range of seasonal items. The Christmas items have started to arrive and after the Halloween items have flown off the shelfs there will be even more, so I cannot wait to head back next month to see the full Christmas range.

*Thank you Flying Tiger Copenhagen for inviting me to visiting your Lincoln store. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

My gorgeous gold light box from Gingersnap and giveaway

For months if not years I have been wanting a light box, I see them all over my Instagram feed. I’m not sure why I like them, as they are not really my kinda thing. However for some odd reason I am drawn to these little boxes of light, to share little messages of love or announcements with people. There have been the bright white boxes about for a while now, with the standard bold black letters, of course I wanted something different, something a bit more me.

GingerSnap light boxes

When GingerSnap got in touch asking if I would like to review one of their light boxes, the first thing I did was see what they had to offer. I was pleasantly surprise to see a few options for me with the A4 gold wooden light box jumping out at me straight away.

Gingersnap not only have the gold, they have mint green, pale pink, grey, black and of course white. They also some in 2 different sizes, the large A4 an the smaller A5, perfect for sitting on the kitchen side to leave notes to the family.

Each of GingerSnap’s light boxes come with the standard bold black letters, but they also offer an range of letter packs. Extra black letters, coloured letters, emoji symbols and my favourite pack the rose gold letter pack. I can honestly say I was so happy when I spotted the rose gold letters to go with the gold light box, the perfect combination for me.

My gold light box

When my parcel arrive from Gingersnap I couldn’t wait to try it out. It arrived with a USB cable but no mains plug so make sure you have an adaptor, I just used my iphone plug. When I plugged it in I couldn’t believe how bright it was. It looked fabulous up against the gold wood.

The A4 Rose Gold Letter Pack that I had ordered along with the light box, was lovely. Each letter in an italic style font, very feminine style, perfect for my style.

The light box itself is well made, a lovely gold colour in A4 paper size. It’s going to make the perfect addition to my French Dresser in the family room.

Light box lover

I am so pleased that I now have this lovely light box. It’s going to be perfect for every occasion, birthdays, hen parties, mile stones in life, announcements, leaving notes for the family. I can’t wait to use it for Halloween and Christmas this year.

My only wish for the light box would be that it had a little draw in the back to store all of the letters in. As I have got to find a smallish box to keep them all in, before the children get hold of them and they end up all over the house.

My beautiful new light box is the perfect addition to my home and I’m very much looking forward to using it for every given opportunity.

Win your own light box

GingerSnap are giving you the chance to win your very own gold light box. Just enter using the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&C’s:- UK entrants only, must be over 18 years old. Distribution of the prize is the responsibility of GingerSnap. Competition closing 10/11/2017. Good luck everyone.

 

*I was kindly send a Light Box from GingerSnap fro review. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Renovate your neglected garden in 4 simple steps

We all want to make the most of the outdoor spaces that we have available to us. Looking for ways to renovate or accentuate small or perhaps neglected outdoors spaces can easily fall down our list of priorities, however, as renovating outdoor spaces, particularly back gardens, can often feel like an overwhelming job. It really doesn’t have to be and with just a few simple steps you can quickly turn your garden around into a space that you can start to enjoy again. Read on for our top tips on how to do just that.

Decking or Turfing

Decking is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to completely transform old and neglected gardens. Old, cracked and faded concrete slabs bring down the look and feel of any outdoor space, so these should be the first things to go. Putting down decking yourself is actually not as difficult as it might sound and there is an abundance of videos online that can tutor you through the process. Alternatively there are many professional decking companies that can come and take the job off your hands.

For those of you that love a bit of greenery then removing old concrete slabs and replacing with turf is probably the best direction for you to go in. Turf is also relatively easy to put in yourself but if you have uneven ground then you are going to need to deal with that first.

Fencing and Railings

Fencing and railing is a really important part of ensuring that your garden looks neat and tidy and that it is protected and safe. Therefore if you don’t already have fencing around your garden then now is the time to start looking into it. Look at the type of railing system or fencing system that would best suit your garden. If you have an elevated garden that is one or two flights off the ground floor then you will want a high railing system that will prevent accidents. Or perhaps your garden is one on the ground floor but you have animals in which case you may want to integrate a railing or fencing system around your backyard to protect your property and will also prevent your pets from being able to escape. This will also secure your garden from anything else being able to get in.

Plants ’n’ Paint

Now you have done the hard work it is time to focus on the details that are going to bring it all together. Painting any walls that are looking a little bit shabby will make a big difference. Looking to pot some plants, flowers and foliage is obviously the best way to add freshness and colour to any garden.

Outdoor Furniture

Now you’ve put in the hard work it is time to add the finishing touches so that you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. So look into treating yourself to some comfortable and hard wearing outdoor furniture so that you start relaxing and enjoying this outdoor area of your home again.

Improving your home is all about the details

There’s nothing quite like being able to turn a house into a home. Taking a space and crafting it into a place where you can feel totally at ease and escape from the world for a little while. That being said, for a lot of people, doing this can often be a bit of a challenge. The truth is that creating a home that feels natural and comfortable can often be a lot more of a challenge that you might expect. The reason for this is because improving your home often comes down less to the broad strokes (wall colour, room layout, etc.) and more to the little details. With that in mind, here are a few ways that you can embrace those little details to get the most out of your home.

Focus on your other senses

When most people think about their home, their main concern is the way that it looks. This is obviously pretty understandable since sight is the sense that you’re going to be using the most when designing the interior of your home. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s the only sense that matters. Have you ever walked into someone’s home and been hit with a faintly unpleasant smell? If you have, you know it often doesn’t matter how clean the house looks, it’s impossible to feel comfortable. Taking the time to make your home smell nice can make a huge difference. Companies like AromaTech have a wide range of diffusers which allow you to choose the perfect scent for the atmosphere you’re trying to create. Even if you don’t notice the smell after awhile, it will have a strong unconscious impact on the way you feel. Plus it makes walking through the door each day that much more pleasant.

Get comfy

There’s nothing worse than being unable to get comfortable, especially in your own home. All of the best homes have plenty of things that can help you get extremely comfortable. Whether it’s blankets, cushions, or anything else, without them your home could end up looking like an IKEA showroom with no real sense of personality or luxury. Sure, you don’t need to crowd the whole place up with endless pillows and cushions, but a few here and there can help to make your home a much more pleasant place to be.

Make it personal

Speaking of IKEA showrooms, there’s nothing worse than a home that doesn’t feel lived in. Sure, everything looks nice, and it’s all neat and tidy, but it’s got no spark or soul. If you want to take your house from a showroom to a genuine home, then you’ve got to inject some personality into it. Find some artworks that you really love and hang them on the wall. Fill your home with pictures of your family. Collect souvenirs of your life and display them everywhere. The more of yourself you can put into your home, the more comfortable you’re going to be.

These kinds of things might seem insignificant but the truth is that, small as they may be, they really can have a significant impact on the way that your home feels on a day to day level.