Scentco Scented Stationery Review and Giveaway!

LP loves drawing, writing and colouring. She’s really into anything creative at the moment and has asked that when our extension is finished whether she can have her very own creativity corner – full of pens, paper and craft supplies. But, for now, she was sent a lovely package of products from Scentco to try out.

Scentco create scented stationery – with everything from pens and pencils to notebooks and LP couldn’t have been more excited to experience her first ever smelly pens. They’re something I remember from my own childhood but I could tell from the Scentco products that they have come so far in that time.

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Review: Blaze and the Monster Machines Magazine

The children love magazines and it’s always nice to have something new to read so when the first edition of the new Blaze and the Monster Machines magazine arrived for us to review Little Man couldn’t be more excited. The show is one of his TV favourites so to have a magazine version that he can read wherever he is was like a dream come true.

Review: Blaze and the Monster Machines Magazine

The Blaze and the Monster Machines magazine came complete with a fantastic race car set and a giant play mat. The addition of the play mat made this such a worthwhile toy and one that LP and Little Man played with for hours before putting it away to play with another day. It had bridges, road signs and two little cars in the set – so much more substantial than more magazine toys.

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Why Self Employed People Should Want to Pay Tax

Having worked in personal finance for the whole of my adult life and now being self employed one thing that often comes up in conversation is self assessments, tax returns and how being self employed can effect your eligibility for credit.

One thing I hear so often, both in my time in High Street banking and also in day to day life is how hard it is, as a self employed person, to get a mortgage, personal loan or even credit card or overdraft application agreed. Lenders just don’t want to lend to self employed people, do they?

But no, lenders are happy to lend to self employed people but often those self employed people don’t do themselves any favours where their finances are concerned and usually just focus on the short term goal of paying less tax.

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Blogger Behind the Blog {Life, Love and Dirty Dishes}

Here’s this week’s instalment of Blogger Behind the Blog where I interview a blogger all about their reasons for blogging and what it means to them. This week I’m joined by Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes.


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What Does Your Bedroom Say About Your Personality?

*This is a collaborative post

A couple of years ago we decorated our bedroom and we loved it. But, now that time has passed it’s starting to look tired. The paint is fine but the whole room needs an uplift. We’ve recently got shutters on the windows and will be investing in new bedding and accessories soon, decluttering to make the space a more tranquil place to relax and unwind.

Our Bedroom Makeover

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