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Note book Heaven at Tangible Stationery

It’s no secret that I love stationery, I mean really love stationery. I find myself buying items all the time, I now don’t think I will need another note book for about five years. However that doesn’t stop me buying more items to add to my collection of gorgeous things.

I have found recently that I love writing in fountain pen, I used to love my Parker fountain pens at school and when I was at training college my Hubby bought me one for taking notes with, its now 11 year old and hidden in the depts of my draw. However, now you can get a disposable fountain pen, which means no buying ink cartridges and loosing them and buying more only to find that 100 pack you bought a couple of days later. Made my life so much easier.

Note book Heaven at Tangible Stationery

Like I say I love note books, and Tangible Stationery have a fabulous range of gorgeous note books. Now, we all spend so much time on our screens, there is an app for just about everything, so we don’t even have to take a pen with us anywhere.

For me, I love having a note pad with me to be able to quickly jot something down. Putting pen to paper for me is a relaxing thing to do, it stops me looking at the screen of my iPhone adding notes to my apps. Plus I love being able to cross something out that isn’t suitable.

Matidla Myres produces lovely note books and diaries, I love this pink and green, rose gold foiled note books. The pages are ivory in colour and lined, with lovely rounded edges. Plus they look so pretty. The note books have a luxury feel to them, no cheap see through pages, which is great for a fountain pen lover like me. I also like that each page has a little box at the bottom so you are able to number the pages to suit your plans for the note book.

Lists made easy

I love to make lists and for me I love a magnetic note pad that sticks to the fridge, I write down things that need replacing when I do the next food shop. Or I will make lists of items I need to remember for a day out or a holiday, birthday party I really love a list. This gorgeous teal gift set from Matilda Myres, includes a lovely bright floral note book and the perfect fridge note book.

I really like the products available at Tangible Stationery, I just hope they start to expend the product range to include other items. If the quality and style of other items matches the note books, it would the place to for all of your stationery needs. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for more products.

Are you a stationery lover? What is your favourite stationery item?

 

*Thank you Tangible Stationery for sending me out these items to include within my post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Filling our home with the sound of the Radio…

Music is always being played in our house, my Hubby is a drummer or was until he drive the neighbour crazy and has had to move his beloved drum kit to my sister’s garage. Anyway, with music always in his heart it is therefore always being played in our house. Ok, we all have very different taste in music, he likes more rock style music something with a drum in or anything loud. I like more modern pop or r & b, Disney songs or the latest kids film sound track is regularly played for our daughter and our son likes whatever chart music plus believe it or not Frank Sinatra.

Sound of the radio

You will often find the TV set to one of the music channels, but with all the adverts in between the music, plus the sound quality isn’t always brilliant on the TV we have been looking at adding another couple of DAD radios to the house. I do already have a VQ Emma Bridgewater that I listen to when working at my dress. However we would like them in the kitchen/family room and our bedroom.

DAB radios offer a fabulous sound quality that you just don’t get with the standard radios, plus the option of so many radio stations there is always something on that one of us loves to listen to. My favourite radio station is radio X, my heart is still with Chris Moyles even after he left Radio 1 so many years ago.

When looking around to find that perfect DAB radio it can be a bit of a minefield, plus that prices change so much from place to place. I found Latest Deals that lists the items you want at the best prices that people have found.

So I thought I would see what they had to offer. Looking at all of the different DAB radios available on the market I was quite surprise see some great offers. 25% off VQ radios with a discount code on their vintage style radios. £10 off a retro looking Medion DAB radio with included radio for life. Half price offers on a Bush DAB compact radio. £25 off a Panasonic compact DAB radio and Bluetooth speaker making it only £44.99. And if you are looking for a hard wearing DAB for working on a construction site there is even one for £79.95 instead of £299.11, ok it’s a massive discount however not something that I would want in my house.

So many offers available on Latest Deals that there is sure to be a DAB radio that ticks all of the boxes for our needs.

Do you have a DAB radio in your house? What’s your favourite radio station?

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Latest Deals. As always thought and opinions are my own.*

Finding the perfect affordable kitchen

I don’t know about you but I get kitchen envy so very easily. Pinterest is my place too lose a couple of hours looking at amazing interiors, it just fills my head with so many ideas for what I would like to have in my forever home.

Having so many ideas for our forever home is fabulous, however it fills my Hubby’s head with worry about the costs of it all. So we either would need to wait a few years or find a more affordable priced kitchen but still with a high quality and as I am not good at waiting and saving an alternative is a must for me.

affordable kitchen

Kitchen Warehouse Ltd offers just the perfect alternative. They offer a fabulous range of complete kitchen options or even if you are just wanting to update your old cupboard doors they also offer a range of replacement kitchen doors. Also an amazing range of door handles, drawer liners, bins and just about everything else you could possibly want for your kitchen.

For me a painted solid wood kitchen is what I would go for, I really want that country living style to my kitchen. Large range cooker, island in the middle with a breakfast bar, Belfast sink, large larder style cupboards are all in my dream. I love the grey kitchens with solid wood work tops or the sage green, these would be my colour choices however depending on the fashions when I actually get hold of my dream home it might be a more classic cream.

At the kitchen warehouse they offer a wide range of colours, so don’t think that by buying online you won’t be able to find just what you are looking for. They stock, ivory, cashmere, porcelain, champagne and stone for those who are wanting a more classic style. For more modern kitchen lovers they have metallic charcoal, gloss white, star dust, tiger wood, silver wood, jet black, powder blue, ballroom blue. If like me you are looking for more of a country kitchen vibe then they have light grey, dark grey, soft mint, sage green and duck egg. They offer a wide range of styles for every taste.

The kitchen warehouse have prices starting at under £20, going up depending on what you are looking for. For me one of the best things is that if you have had a kitchen planner company in to design your dream kitchen, the design team at Kitchen Warehouse will happy send you a quote to match the design you have had drawn up. Brilliant if like me you would struggle to measure it all and add everything in making it look just perfect, it means you get the kitchen design of your dreams but at an affordable price. Which for someone like me with big dreams but a hubby who has a more affordable budget in mind is perfect.

When you bought your kitchen, what did you look for?

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Kitchen Warehouse Ltd. As always thoughts and opinions are my own. Images are from Kitchen Warehouse Ltd.*

15 Simple Garden Maintenance Tips for the Non-Gardener

For some of us gardening is therapeutic; our little safe haven to relax and enjoy the summer sun whilst tending to our flower beds. For the rest of us we’d rather spend time chasing the dog around the garden with the newspaper than pushing the lawn moor along. Regardless of your preference, no one wants to look out the back window to a neglected, rundown garden. These top maintenance tips will help keep it looking tip top minus the effort.

Simple Garden Maintence

Watering

  1. It doesn’t need to be a mammoth task! Flower beds need a top up 1-2 times a week maximum.
  2. Water in the morning when the soil is cool, this will stop any water from evaporating.
  3. Don’t drown your plants, an even covering of flower beds is suffice.
  4. Avoid plant heads to prevent damage.
  5. Forgotten to water? Add plant food to your next batch – Baby Bio is great. This gives them a little spruce up for greener leaves and vibrant colours.

Lawn

  1. Don’t cut your grass too short – if the temperature rises above 30 °C there’s nothing to protect it. Leave it at least 5cm long.
  2. The best time to water your grass is first thing on a morning around 8am.
  3. Don’t drown the grass. 10 – 15 litres of water per sq.m is enough.
  4. A lot of modern watering cans or hoses come with flow control sprinkler attachments. These are great to achieve an even coverage. 

Weeds

  1. Keep your plant beds fully stocked to minimise to room for weeds to develop.
  2. Bark or other mulch is great for preventing weeds sprouting.
  3. Pull weeds from the root to prevent further growth or spreading.

Automate the Process

  1. Don’t have time to water the plants or lawn? Get some automatic sprinklers to do it for you.
  1. Don’t enjoy mowing the lawn? If you’ve got the budget – Automatic lawn mowers take the chore out of cutting the grass but can come at a cost.
  2. Not feeling gardening at all? Go artificial – Eliminate the process all together and opt for fake grass – There’s a range to suit every budget!

 

 

*This post has been made in collaboration with Grass Direct.*