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3 Easy Ways for Mums to Meet Your Pocket Expenses

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It’s a great way for all those idle moms that want to meet their petty expenses by doing things they love from home. Here are some ideas to boost your bank balance and start racking up £s with these money making ideas.

Get crafty:

Let your artsy side shine and you’re creative skills can get you to earn quite a good amount of money. As personalized stuffs are always on the rage and demand, you can start of with selling your creations online on sites like Etsy, Handmade Artists etc.

Become a Vlogger:

If you’re good or extremely good at something then why hide it from rest of the world. Be it cooking or hair grooming or home decor ideas, there are many people who are always on the hunt for great ideas that can help them out. Starting a Vlog on Youtube is the easiest. Keep your Vlog interesting, contented and relevant to the title. The more interesting your blog is, the more traffic you’ll attract and that can help your earn extra bucks.

Play games:

Well, you must have not thought of this. Playing games like online bingo, casinos and slots can help you make money that can help you out with your little pocket expenses. Moreover, 5 minutes of your spare time can get you to win some quick money to clear out your small expenses. You can play at bucky bingo which have attractive and fun offers and games that the players can choose to play from. View here at Bucky Bingo review to know more.

Use Old Cotton, Canvas, or Jute Bags to Make Unique Plant Hangers

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One of the best things about the cotton, jute, and canvas bags that we sell is the fact that they can last for ages before ever wearing out. However, nothing last forever, and there will come a time when your bag is no longer fit for purpose. Cotton, jute, and canvas are all recyclable, but you can also repurpose bags made from these materials by yourself. For example, you can use a couple to create a unique, eco-friendly hanger for a plant.

Start by taking your cotton, jute, or canvas bag and then ripping it into thick strips that are around 6 feet in length. You can then start to twist them until they form into thinner, rope-like lengths. Use other smaller pieces to tie up your rope at regular intervals in order to stop it becoming untangled. Continue until you have 6 of these.

When you’ve done this, lie all of those cords together so they meet at the middle, then use some more small strips to tie the middles together. You should be left with twelve 3-foot long ends extending from the centre.

Next, divide those lengths into four groups of three, then braid them together. Take your plant pot and place it on top, then divide the strands and knot between the braids. You can continue doing this until you’ve created a mesh around the pot that holds it securely.

Finally, use another bag to create four separate cotton, jute, or canvas ropes. These will be used to attach the net holding your plant pot to the hanger, so the length you choose will depend on how high or low you want your plant to be hung. Tie these across from each other along the netting, then tie them all together at the top, taking care to keep each rope to an equal length to avoid having the finished product looking lopsided.

Advice for Those Moving House During the Winter

 

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Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things you will ever do. This can be so much more so during the winter. Dark afternoons can put you on a much tighter schedule, the unpredictability of the weather can make it hard to pick a moving day. Then there’s the house itself. More than ever you need to make sure your new house is ready to be lived in.

Check the Forecast

While a weather forecast is never going to be 100% accurate, it can help you prepare. Try to pick a moving day where the long-term forecast is clear and dry. As moving day gets closer, keep checking, so you can be prepared for whatever changes may come.

Check Your Pipes

Before moving day, go to your new house and double check the central heating is in full working order. Check that all the pipes are insulated, that there’s no leaks from the boiler or other pipes and that nothing is making any odd noises. Turn the heating on for a few hours and run the hot water to make sure everything works and to give it a bit of a kick start if it hasn’t been on for a while. You could also now set your timers, so the heating comes on for a little each day before you move in. If there are any problems, head to https://plentific.com/ to get everything sorted before you move. Even if you think everything is fine, it might be worth getting a plumber from Plentific over just to be sure.

Pack Sensibly

Make sure you are dressed appropriately for a winter move. There’s going to be a lot of lifting and carrying, so it’s best to layer in case you get too hot. Gloves and warm, safe boots will be a must, especially if it snows. Make sure you pack any winter essentials, such as big coats and thick pyjamas that you’ll need in those first few days, separately so they’re easy to find.

The Little Details

Can you park next to your old and new house? You don’t want to be outside for too long. Or carrying things too far in what might be icy, or wet conditions. If you can’t, try contacting neighbours to see if they’d mind you using their parking space for the day. Or the council to see if there’s anything they can do to help.

Have some nice warming food ready for when the move is finished. After a big day moving in cold weather, you’re going to want something comforting. Prepare it in advance so you only need to warm it up.

Have the kettle, some cups, milk, sugar and tea and coffee in your new house ready. Moving is exhausting, especially when you’re cold. You’ll deserve the odd break to warm up and reenergise.

When you move house in the winter, preparation and organisation are the keys to success. Moving house can be an incredibly exciting event. Use this advice and there’s no reason you shouldn’t have a stress-free moving day, followed by a great life in your new home.

Find the Best No Deposit Online Casino

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Have you ever thought what it is that makes playing casino games such great fun? For many people, it’s the thrill of the win, but for others it is simply a fun way of passing some spare time. This is even more relevant now, in the age of online slot machines and casino games, as the sheer variety means there will certainly be something that appeals to everyone. With the popularity of online gaming growing all the time it is no surprise that there are many excellent casino websites to choose from, and there are some excellent incentives to join, too.

One of the major incentives is that you will find many no deposit online casino offers; what are these, and why should you take advantage of them? The name says it all, really: with no deposit offers you do not have to put down any of your own money in order to play. When you sign up you will be given a bonus deposit – the varies according to the site – which are you free to play with as you wish. The deposit can be in the form of a cash bonus or perhaps a number of free games. The advantage of this is clear: you can try games and see which are the best for you, or even learn new games so you are ready to win when you start to play in earnest.

Play Casino Games for Free

Playing casino games online for free is great fun, of course, but the real aim is for you to win some money! This does not always come easy, so finding the best signing-up bonuses, and the best selection of games, is a great benefit. This is why looking for no deposit online casino: find the best review, is a sensible search term to use. We recommend that you have a close look at the various options on offer, because there really is a great deal of variety.

We found one review site that covers the subject comprehensively; it’s called 777extraslot.com, and it offers excellent information on the various casino sites, games and – perhaps most importantly – deposit bonuses available, with detailed information about the best options. It’s easy to browse and use, and is an impressive resource for finding online casino games and offers. There are also many comments from users which are very useful for getting to grips with the games on offer.

With everything from traditional casino games such as blackjack and roulette, through fun slot machines that offer a variety of games and options, you are certain to be able to find a game that you want to play, and with the free deposit bonus, remember that you can have a go before you even need to put down any of your own money. It’s the best way to play casino games, and you can do so anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection.

Use an Old Paper Bag to Ripen Your Avocados in a Flash

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Avocados are a real superfood – you’ll find them packed with feel-good carbohydrates and a plethora of healthy fats. Of course, the avocado stands out for more than its satisfying taste and nutritional benefits; it’s also one of those fruits that is a nightmare to get right when you’re trying to choose between ripe and green.

It’s hard to walk through the supermarket and find an avocado that doesn’t either feel like it’s tougher than concrete or like it’s made of slush. Luckily enough, you can make your avocados ripen faster than ever when you get home, and all you need is a paper shopping bag.

What you need to do is take a normal brown paper bag and put your unripe avocado inside with another piece of fruit. It usually works best to use either a banana or an apple, and these will ripen up a little too into the bargain.

When you combine these fruits within the confines of a paper bag, something wonderful starts to happen. It might sound odd, but the two fruits will start naturally exchanging ethylene gases inside the bag. This is ripening teamwork, and it makes both items nice and ready for use sooner than you’d imagine. If you need to whip up a smoothie or prepare some guacamole, you don’t have to worry about unripened avocados.

Just make sure you use a paper bag instead of a plastic one. The paper bag does more than help your two pieces of fruit exchange gases – the trick is that it lets just enough of that gas out through its slightly porous surface. Using a plastic bag instead will not have the desired results, so remember to keep it paper.

We love finding out new ways people can put our popular paper bag products to good use after they’ve been employed during a good few shopping trips. As ardent foodies without the patience to sit around and watch fruit ripen, you can bet that this is one of our favourite paper bag hacks yet!

Planning for the future with funeral plans

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Even when things might seem a long way off, there is still a lot to be said for making plans in advance.

It gives you time to think about what’s going to happen, how you want events to unfurl, how much any arrangements might cost and how – or who – is going to pay for them.

This is a basic principle that applies every bit as much to planning for the funeral you want at the end of your life. It might be many years to come, but advance planning is likely to help ensure that what you want is what you get – and, just as important, are able to pay for. Prepaid funeral plans may offer a solution.

The rising cost of funerals

SunLife’s latest annual Cost of Dying study reveals that the cost of a typical funeral has increased by 5.5% in the past year to £3,897 – rising much faster than any cost of living, with the pace of growth outstripping inflation, wages and pensions.

With the cost of your funeral likely to outstrip the rate of inflation  – many times over – there is a very real danger that you loved ones are going to struggle to find the money to give you the final send-off you have always planned and deserve.

Beating the market

By planning ahead, you stand a very good chance of staying ahead of the game and paying in advance for the funeral you will eventually want at today’s prices.

Funeral plans work in a very simple and straight forward way. You nominate the funeral directors you want to perform the service and make all the arrangements you may care to make. Instead of paying the funeral director directly in advance – a facility offered by many funeral directors – you pay a specifically established national provider of funeral plans.

In this way, you avoid the risk of the funeral directors you have chosen going out of business and, so, potentially losing the money you have paid up front. A national provider, on the other hand, ensures that the money you paid remains safe and secure by keeping it in a specially set up trust fund or through the purchase of a whole of life insurance policy which pays out that amount when you die.

Finding a funeral plan provider

There are a number of companies offering one form or another of this type of funeral planning, so you may find it more than a little confusing choosing the one in which to place your trust.

Fortunately, there are also a number of online resources which allow you to compare one with another. These may also offer you the additional security and reassurance of knowing that any funeral plan provider on which you are given a quote is also backed by the Funeral Planning Authority – a regulatory body which obliges its members to adhere to a strict code of practice to ensure that customers’ interests and rights are followed first and foremost.

Pie mash and liquor recipes ideas

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Pie and mash – it sounds as though nothing could be easier to knock up for your next meal. A look in the fridge might find you all the ingredients you need and making the pastry casing surely isn’t that too difficult a job. Making the all-important liquor to go with it might be more of a challenge, but so long as it’s green it will probably pass muster – you hope.

The easiest and probably far more successful way of making sure that you have that glorious pie, mash and liquor combination, though, is to order the whole meal online or by mail order for delivery to your home, where it is ready to eat straight away, can be kept fresh in the fridge for a few days or put in the freezer for longer-term storage.

Pie, mash and liquor delivery – of quality, hand crafted pies – leaves nothing to chance and nothing to tax your potentially zero culinary skills.

Despite the obvious attraction of ordering such a delivery, though, there are still those kitchen wizards who may insist that pie, mash and liquor is not beyond them and a number of recipes are not so difficult to find online:

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  • the pie casing is made from a suet pastry, with a shortcrust pastry for the lid;
  • the filling is based on minced beef, with the addition of onion and garlic, tomato puree, ground black pepper, English mustard, and brown ale;
  • the mashed potatoes are, well, just mashed potatoes – but the option of a little chilli oil to taste; but
  • the disappointment probably comes in the shape of the otherwise mysterious liquor, which in this recipe is a fairly simple and straight forward parsley sauce (yes, we know liquor is parsley sauce, but that isn’t the point!);

The Hub-UK

  • this also describes a straight forward parsley sauce, made by melting butter in a pan and adding a little flour, to which water or chicken stock is added whilst stirring continuously;

Keef the Chef

  • where Keef branches out, however, is the suggestion for making the liquor from boiled eels or fish stock, into which generous handfuls of parsley are added;
  • for serving, the eels are removed, the liquor is thickened with a little flour, and chilli vinegar is added to taste;

Food.com

  • the filling in this example is also made from minced beef and onion, seasoned with salt, pepper and Worcester sauce, thickened with a little cornflour;
  • the liquor too is based on a fish and vegetable stock, thickened with cornflour, and mixed with a handful of parsley

If you have noticed one area where the recipes seem to fall short of the mystique of east London, it is the liquor and, of course, that indefinable touch of the master baker. The answer is at your fingertips if you order the whole dish for pie, mash and liquor to be delivered to you at home.

How to Clean Your Cotton and Canvas Tote Bags

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Cotton and canvas tote bags are flexible, lightweight, and long-lasting. You probably have a few of them sitting around, but you might not be cleaning them as often as you ideally should. After all, these fabrics do get exposed to the elements, as well as to everything that you carry inside them, so it’s worth giving them a wash every now and again to ensure that they don’t get grubby or smelly.

Lucky for you, it’s super easy to wash these tote bags.

Cotton is the easier of the two materials to deal with; after all, you almost certainly wash cotton whenever you do a load of regular clothes. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. For example, you’ll probably want to use a cold water cycle since cotton tote bags are vulnerable to shrinking. If the bag has been dyed, make sure it’s also colourfast before you throw it in the machine.

Once they’re out of the washing machine, resist the urge to put them in the dryer – even the low-heat setting might cause them to shrink. You’ll probably find that the bag looks a little crumpled when it comes out of the washer, so lay it on a flat surface and reshape it with your hands. Make sure not to forget to untwist the straps or handles. If there are still wrinkles after the bag has dried, just go over it with an iron, keeping to a medium setting, to get it looking as good as new.

Canvas isn’t likely to be something you’ve washed before, but you really just need to follow the same directions. Put your canvas in the machine, use a cold-water cycle, and reshape before air-drying. The only thing to be aware of is that fact that your canvas bag will be quite stiff when you take it out of the washing machine. Have no fear, that stiffness will go away as the bag dries.

Now that you know how easy it is to keep your cotton and canvas tote bags in great condition, you’ll have no excuse not to keep yours pristine.

Best Ways to Unwind with Children

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So, having kids and a husband and a house to run can be quite demanding, well, very demanding actually. I love my life, my kids, my hubby and my extended family but I will never not miss the times I could just come home from work and put my feet up, eat my tea, do a bit of work and then chill out, or just come home and straight up chill out. It’s because of this and the way I miss just chilling out sometimes that I figured I’d try and come up with some different ways to unwind, but with the family and kids about.

Relaxing

I’ve found, as I’m sure millions of other parents have, that being a parent, as rewarding as it is, can be mega stressful. When I get stressed, I tend to tense up big time. Now this particular title may seem a bit odd to be jumping into considering the whole post is about unwinding and relaxing is about as obvious as it gets but bear with me.

When I say relax, I mean be more relaxed around you children. It’s rare that your kids will behave in a way that mixes perfectly with your current state whether that be standard you or emotional you. A good way to ensure that you stay relaxed around your kids is to set broad, non-negotiable limits and then let your children have a free run within those limits. At times, they’ll do stuff that is within the limits but it may make you easy or they may be pushing their limits and that’s when I just breathe and smile.

This is something that I always find helps me to relax and always make me feel a bit more at ease and also it reminds me actually that I’m blessed to have my own children. I find though that if I act more relaxed around my kids that they tend to pick up on that a little and they tend not to get as rowdy as usual, but of course that could just be me overthinking things.

Exercising

This is something that I find helps me massively. I only manage to get out twice a week at the minute but going out for a run and bringing the kids with me on their bikes is a great way to relax. Don’t get me wrong, when I’m running on the pavement by the road and they’re on their bikes, it does get a little hairy at times as they get a little too close to the passing cars but it’s good for us all to get out and get some fresh air and we don’t spend too much time on the pavements, we just head straight to the park and I run laps of that and it gives the kids a bit of freedom to ride out in front of me.

This time out of the house is good for all of us, I put my headphones in on a low volume when we get to the park and the twenty to thirty minutes or so that we’re there, I have that time to just unwind, listen to some relaxing music and clear my head which helps me to relax and generally by the time we get home, my other half is back and he takes over the kids for an hour or so while I go and have a bath and generally (barring the odd time) when I come back downstairs, they’re ready for bed and are quite relaxed themselves. Exercising is a massive help to me, no question.

Take a Mental Holiday

This is something that I have been doing quite a bit recently. I get dead tense when negative things crop into my head and I find that I start to stress even more and over think things and I find that if I do the opposite and think good things it helps me massively.

I prepare to go on this mental “holiday” by taking a few deep breaths and when I’m ready and calm (or calmer than I was), I close my eyes and imagine I’m somewhere that I enjoy being or would love to be right at that moment. It’s a bit more than just imagining it though, I try to fully experience this moment in my head, I see the sights all around me, hear the sounds and feel the place that I’m in, in my head. I try to allow myself a good ten to fifteen minutes for this exercise and once I’m finished, I feel a lot more relaxed than before I went on my “holiday”.

Family Days Out

This may seem a little odd to include in this list but it’s a good way for the whole family to get out and relax together. These only tend to happen at the weekend or during school holidays but they do work when we’ve all been out somewhere together. There’s loads of good days out with the kids that can be had in the UK. From Blackpool Pleasure Beach to one of the various Go Ape sites dotted around the country, there’s plenty of choices.

 

Bring Classic Table Top Games to Life this Halloween

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Playing board games as a fun, social and educational pass time is a dearly valued and long-held tradition in American culture. Scrabble, Mouse Trap or Trivial Pursuit – every family has their favourite! Here are some tips and inspiration to help you and your kids bring those board games to life this Halloween…

game1Let’s face it – Halloween is just as much about candy as it is about spooky stories and pumpkin carvings. What better way to prepare for a confectionary gorge than by celebrating the sweet-tooth’s favourite holiday with a Candyland costume? The popular board game features several fantastic characters with distinctive appearances, making them the perfect inspiration for Halloween costumes. Let your kids choose their favourite – Princess Frostine, Lord Licorice, Grandma Nutt or King Candy? If they can’t choose – pay tribute to the game with an outfit themed like the famously colourful board instead!

game2The Joker is getting a little old. Ever since Heath Ledger redefined the look of the classic Batman villain, DC comic fans have been dyeing their hair green and sporting purple suits for what has seemed like every Halloween since 2008 – but there are other cards from the deck that can provide original costume ideas. The Queen of Hearts, for example! Who can forget her iconic depiction in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland? This costume is especially great because you can feel royal in a crown and extravagant dress, whilst also having a lot of fun with the unique make-up. Check out this tutorial to learn how you can recreate the famous heart-lipstick and bright blue eye look.

game3If you do go with the Queen of Hearts costume, it’s worth convincing a friend to compliment your Halloween attire with the Queen’s natural companion – the king, of course. Decorate with blue, yellows and reds plus plenty of suit symbols so people are left in no doubt that you’re not just any king – you’re King of the Deck! It wouldn’t be the first time someone’s expressed their love for card games in an unconventional manner...

While this costume combo might be good for a couple or friends, sometimes you want to unite the whole gang in a Halloween theme collaboration. The best board game for that? It’s clearly Cluedo! Not only will you have fun dressing up in classical 1920s fashion – you can all play the part of your character and combine the costume idea with a with a spooky mystery dinner party…perfect for Halloween.

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So far, we’ve left out two very iconic board game characters that, besides being famous around the world, would be a total blast to dress up as this Halloween! Both the Operation Man and Monopoly Man have become recognized as symbols of two best-selling board games. You Operation Man costume will be twice as hilarious if you can get a flashing red button for your nose, whilst the Monopoly Man costume will let you spend Halloween handing out ‘Get out of Jail Free’ cards.

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game6Alright, so Twister isn’t exactly a table top game – but this list would not be complete without a mention of how stylishly wacky a Twister dress can look! There’s something so totally 60s about the big colourful dots, so why not groovify the outfit with a pair of platform boots too? If you like making your own dresses, then the Twister costume will make for a straightforward textile project that is sure to earn you praise throughout Halloween…

Have we missed any?