Make Home Security Your Number One Priority!

It's hardly going to be much of a shock to say that you probably care about your home quite a lot. I mean, who doesn't?! Your home is your sanctuary from the outside world. It's the place where you spend time with your family, make memories, and should feel safer than just about anywhere else in the world, which is what makes it so utterly horrible when something happens to disrupt that safety. There's a good reason why a home invasion is often ranked as one of the most traumatic experiences that many people will ever go through. It can leave you and your family feeling unsafe in your own home for years to come. Because of that, it's important that you make sure that your home security is your number one priority at all times. It might be more enjoyable to spend your time making your home look beautiful, but that's not going to be worth anything if an intruder is able to get in. Here are a few simple things that you can do to increase the safety and security in your home.
What would be behind that door? Always be open to new experiences. Hopefully it will be a cheeky one ;):

Set up an alarm system

There are few things more effective at deterring intruders than setting up an alarm system. Even the presence of an alarm that potential intruders can see is often enough to discourage them from coming near your home. Of course, if they are feeling lucky, or just don't see the alarm, the moment they do anything then it will go off, alerting both you and the authorities that someone has attempted to break in. In a perfect world, your alarm would never have any reason to go off and, if you're lucky, that's exactly what will happen, but you're guaranteed to sleep more soundly knowing that it's there.

..some things are so pretty i just wish i could "wear" them..does that make sense to anyone but me???:

Remember the outside

One of the biggest mistakes that many people when it comes to protecting their home are that they forget how important it is to also secure the outside as well. Make sure that your outside gates are always securely locked and that your fences are strong enough that they can't be knocked down. It's also important that you can always see if someone is attempting to get into your house from the outside. You can secure your home with LED flood lights in the garden and outside the front door. That way that intruders have nowhere to hide, even if they're trying to sneak in at night.

What is it about rusty things that are so appealing. I think we have a yearning for a simpler time when things were made by hand with care and passion.:
Make security everyone's responsibility

Of course, the most important thing that you can do in order to keep your home secure is to make sure that everyone in your family is taking responsibility for it. Everyone should have their own key to the house, and it should be everyone's job to make sure that it's securely locked when they leave the house or go to sleep. All of the alarm systems in the world aren't going to make any difference if you and your family don't make sure that you're very disciplined when it comes to setting it properly before you go out.

How To Get Your Garden Summer Ready

Our gardens are one of the most neglected spaces in our home. We don’t often tend to think of them as a space as such - more of a backup for when the summer months hit and we need to get outside to cool ourselves down, bask in the warmth and give the kids somewhere to run around. However, we need to be giving them a bit more attention - it’s only what they deserve. We leave our gardens for months on end with not so much as a trim until we spend that week when the sun’s starting to stay in the sky for longer periods furiously mowing, sowing seeds and making sure that everything is up to scratch in the hope that you’ll catch a warm day soon. Keep on top of it throughout the year and you won’t have this mad dash - and it’s more simple than you think.
Mow Early
The last thing you want is for the grass in your garden to have grown to an unmanageable height! Eek! don't talk too soon! have you seen your grass out there! it's likely to break your mower. if you leave it any longer! So If you have a big garden that takes an absolute age to go around with a standard lawn mower, you could consider looking at something like Mountfield ride on mowers from Mowers Online to make the job easier and more appealing to you...Although I would personally love a ride on mower, I have settled for a Mountfield...I had heard lots of good reviews about them and purchased one last Spring...I can cut lines into my grass with ease!
Sow On Time
Different seeds have different sowing periods on them, and you want to make sure that you’re not planting them early or too late. Think about the flowers that you would want to see during the summer months in your garden. There are some which will only last for a short while, such as the sunflower, but others such as sweet peas will last for a good four months. It’s up to you to decide on what you want and what will go together; there may only be a period of a few days or a week where everything is blooming together and looks wonderful, so staggering out the sowing times across the period of the summer is the best thing to do to ensure that your garden constantly looks colourful and wonderful.
Buy Late
By buying late, this means at the end of the summer season ready for the next year. There are some absolute bargains to be had, especially in garden centres! This goes mainly for furniture, ornaments and, for the foodies out there, barbecues. As long as you have somewhere safe and dry to store it until the next year, you’ll have everything on hand that you need to keep yourself fully stocked up the following year. It’s the cheapest way to do things, and you won’t be scrabbling about the following summer spending more than you need to on stuff that you haven’t really thought about. The online sales usually start in September/October time with garden furniture, and you are more likely to find better deals on the internet than you are in store … so open up your web browser and get shopping! ...of course there is always the Bootsale's to purchase bargain plants...I love to buy my plants at our local one, as it is so much cheaper buying from the actual growers themselves! Have you any tips for creating a lovely Summer garden...if so?
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I thought it was about time that I update you all on what has been happening around here...we have finally arrived at the other end of the tunnel...all the work as been done on the house to make it Freddy friendly and we have also designed the living room to carry it forward for 2017...

Ok so we have argued alot about what we should have, as I still love kitschy chic, but Freddy wanted a more grown up look kinda like what we had here but with a bit more grey added! but we have had to compromise...we agreed that we would keep our favourite ornaments and get rid of the really kitschy ones (I have added a few back though! shhhh don't let him know ;))

Don’t Forget the Kitchen Sink This Spring

Unusual floral display above a table:
The days are getting longer, and the sun is starting to rear its head a bit more often. Spring is on the horizon and moods are starting to lighten. Now is the perfect time to clean up and remodel our homes, and one room that should not be neglected in 2017 is the kitchen. The heart of many homes, the kitchen is the one room where you can guarantee a good time, whether that be eating great food, enjoying a family get together or throwing a party for a special occasion. So, it is important that your kitchen space looks great, feels welcoming and functions well.

Spring Into The Garden!

pretty pink hydrangeas
It's A Jungle Out There So Spring Into The Garden!
One of the benefits of winter is that you lose a little bit of housework.  Virtually nothing grows in the winter season so you can almost forget you have a garden.  It’s a little different in the Spring though.  From February onwards everything seems to be shooting up from the ground and before you know it, you have a jungle on your hands.  Now is the time to start working on little bits of your garden to get maximum results in the summer.

Two's A Crowd: Amazing Solutions For A Multi-Child Bedroom

While one bedroom for more than one child might not be optimal, sometimes it’s just a case of making the best out of a situation. It can be fun for young kids to grow up sharing a bedroom with their beloved sibling, although it can become more problematic as they age and develop stronger differences in their personalities.


Happy Valentines cute 1940's vintage card
Yep Valentines day is just around the corner! and for some of us it can be a depressing time, whether you have a loved one or not!...Some of you are lucky enough to have a partner who remembers this occassion every year and smothers you in chocolates, cards and pressies! (Please share him with us all! lol!) But for most of us, that just is NOT the case!...So to avoid that horrible feeling of being TOTALLY depressed on this special day...Let's plan ahead!

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