EmilyJane008

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Anniversary Birchbox Review

I received my second ever Birchbox this week and it just happened to coincide with their 5th Anniversary- Happy Birthday Birchbox 🎂🎁🎉 To celebrate, this month’s items were sent in a special edition tin. I assumed it would be about the same size as the usual Birchbox so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually bigger than I expected, so I’ve already started thinking about what else I can use it for. Here’s what I received this month and my thoughts… Whittard Teabags First up are these 3 individual teabags from Whittards, perfect for a little treat!…

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My Time as a Single Mum Part 1

I’m currently emerging from 2 years of single parenthood and thought I would use my blog to share my thoughts from the other side. During my time tackling this parenting gig solo I learnt so much and read a lot from other single parents going through it, but less about what happens if you choose for that time to be up. I’m intrigued to know how newly coupled up parents reflect on and feel about their time as a single parent, how they transitioned from single to couple again and how they helped their children navigate the changes in family…

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Ombré Upcycle

I’m a bit of a self confessed DIY Queen, to the point where we went to a garden party recently and I ended up building the flat pack BBQ- a story for another day! When I’m not building BBQ’s I dabble in a bit of up-cycling here and there when I’m inspired, and as we’re currently moving in with my partner the perfect opportunity presented itself recently. We have been making the second bedroom a new haven for Alice, which inevitably meant lots of pink- her choice! The drawers he had already were a beautiful design and practical size but…

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Save the date- Father’s Day Sunday 17th June! Father’s Day is with us in just two weeks time and I’m here to help you find the perfect gift. I’ve done all the digging around on the tinterwebs so you don’t have to and I hope I can inspire you with my choices. Sentimental Dad What do you get the Dad who has everything? The Book of Everyone ticks all the boxes, it is unique & personalised, factual & fun and at £29.95 for a hardback version I think it is a great deal for something different this Father’s Day. You…

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My First Birchbox!

I admit it, I’m kinda (very!) late to the Birchbox party and have just received my first beauty box through the post and I have to say I’m liking it so far! For those of you in the know I jumped in with the May box containing 5 products in the ‘Palm Leaves and Warm Breeze’ design which made me feel very summery (even though it was raining outside!). This is what it looks like and I’m already thinking of what I can reuse it for- if you have any Birchbox tips or hacks please share them with me, and…

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