Whilst browsing Prezzybox I came across an amazing selection of cat products, things actually for cats as well as things for cat fans like myself.

Cat Selfie

£9.99

The cat selfie is an incredible idea. I always struggle getting photos with my cats so this genius idea clips on to you phone and has a dangling bell on to attract your cats attention so you can take a great pic! you can also put a bit of food on it 🙂

Personalised enamel cat bowl

£14.99

I think these bowls are so cute, just hoping my cats can read and always use the correct one haha. I love how cute personalised things are and Prezzybox have a gift idea for everyone. I hope my vats realise how lucky they are!

The bowls are really well made and easy to clean. I love the cute little handles on the side too and the font for their names is really pretty.

Do you have pets? Do they have special food bowls or anything?

Sarah x

 

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Everybody needs a helping hand from time to time. Unfortunately, while they’ll be happy to accept it once offered, many men remain reluctant to ask for support. So, if you’ve seen a loved one experience a tough time, it might be necessary to take the initiative.

Before you do, though, you’ll need to consider the different ways in which you could support your loved one. Here are some of the best.

Listen

Perhaps the most significant you can do for a loved one during their dark days is provide a shoulder to cry on. They say that a problem shared is a problem halved, and this is also encourages them to actually take control of their situation.

Everyone suffers tough moments and can benefit from having an arm around them. However, if your loved one has shown signs of clinical depression, it might be best to speak with an expert. Mental health professionals can diagnose the condition. They can also prescribe medicines, treatments, and coping mechanism to stop the demons. Many sufferers find it easy to talk to a stranger too.

Knowing that they do not have to face the battle alone can lift a huge weight from their shoulders. Do not be afraid to embrace the power of human interaction.

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Acknowledge Their Situation

Listening to a loved one’s problems is great, but you must respond in the right way. Many people make situations worse despite setting out with good intentions. With this in mind, it’s pivotal that you avoid the pitfalls such as sounding patronising or trivialising their problems.

Their problems may stem from finances, relationships, or personal challenges. Whatever the problem might be, it’s important to give your loved one’s issues the attention that they deserve. Depending on the nature of the issue in question, you should be able to find valuable info on how to manage the situation by looking online. Whatever happens, keep the focus on them.

On a similar note, you must accept that there may be days in which your male relation simply doesn’t want to discuss things. Giving them space while still being available is vital.

Help With Image Issues   

A lot of people fall into dark days because they aren’t happy with their looks. Worse still, being unhappy can heighten the chances of overlooking key aspects of their image. Providing your loved one with the impetus to pay greater attention to their appearance can work wonders.

Many men have to deal with losing their hair, but a cheap hair transplant can soon fix this. A man with great hair can have far more confidence in daily life. When supported by the right nutrition and exercise to maintain a good figure, the threat of darkness taking over becomes reduced. If motivation is an issue, why not offer to accompany them at Parkrun?

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Alternatively, your loved one may simply require a little restyling. From new hairstyles to a change of fashion choices can make all the difference.

Show That You Care

The light that enters your life when someone shows that they care is truly incredible. While the three ideas above are great examples, there are many other ways to show that you are thinking about that person. It can offer a huge deal of comfort in those difficult times.

It doesn’t have to be Father’s Day to buy a male loved one a present. Gifts aren’t the only way to show that you care in an effective manner, though. Time together can be equally rewarding, even when you do something that costs very little money. Small gestures like sending them a funny video that you think they’ll enjoy can have a positive impact too.

Whatever is happening in your loved one’s life, the support of good people is a massive factor. Do not underestimate this for a second.

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Distract Them

Forgetting about problems isn’t advised as it only allows the problems to spiral out of control. However, it might not be a bad idea to put the focus on other areas of their life where things are going well. After all, it’s natural for people to let the negatives paint a far bleaker picture.

If it’s a male friend that has gone through a divorce, for example, encourage them to think about their career or fitness goals. Or it could even be as simple as rediscovering their hobby of watching their local sports team. Whether you play an active role in the new activities or not isn’t of huge significance. The key factor is that they get to feel better about themselves.

The key is to strike the balance between enjoying other life aspects while still treating the areas that need attention. Do this for the very best results.

Research Solutions

If there is a definitive reason for the negative feelings, it may be possible to take a more active role. Pointing your loved one in the right direction in regards to overcoming the problem could be all that is needed to get them back on track. Even a small amount of progress can establish the motivation.

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If they’ve lost a job, you could look to find similar vacancies to support your loved one on the quest to get a new role. Alternatively, support with cover letter and CV writing may be just the ticket. Or if money worries are the cause for concern, looking for ways to reduce their monthly outgoings should be on the agenda.   

It’s often difficult to see the solutions when you’re trapped in a solution. This is why your loved one will truly appreciate the support, even when it seems very simple from the outside looking in.

Conclusion

Severe depression and anxiety deserve specialised treatments. However, everyone experiences tough moments from time to time. When your loved one is simply going through a tough time, there are a lot of things you can do to pull them through the temporary problems.   

Ultimately, though, your presence is the most significant factor by far. Make this your priority throughout this period and your loved one will thank you forever.

Sarah x

Putting together the perfect BBQ can be difficult but with Bar-be-quick and Home bargains it is easy to plan one!

Apart from the food to cook and drinks, all you really need is:

From bar-be-quick:

The Kikkoman marinade is great to use with chicken, you only have to marinade it for 30 minutes before cooking! I think skewers are ideal so you don’t burn yourself and also the foil trays are super handy.

From home bargains:

  • Reusable plastic cups
  • Reusable plastic plates
  • Ice cube trays
  • Summer napkins
  • Plastic sip straw cups

I like using colourful things at the BBQ like napkins, cups, plates etc and Home bargains are a great place to get these at a great price.

You can get all of the above for under £15 🙂

Have you had a BBQ yet this year?

Sarah x

I wanted to share with you what clothes I am loving this week. I got my hands on a few more bits from FemmeLuxe and wanted to show you.

I have got quite a few products from them before and always been impressed with their range and the price.

I order all of the items in a small/medium which is a UK 8-10 or a size 10 if there was no S/M option and I find this is the best size option for me and they fit really well.

Mid wash ripped straight leg jeans – Lucy

Size 10

£20.99

The quality of these jeans is great. They are quite thick so ideal for this time of year and teamed with a jumper it makes a really comfortable outfit but still looks like you have made an effort to dress up. Ideal with boots or trainers depending what look you are going for and really soft and comfortable to wear.

I might get another pair in a different denim shade and add these as staple piece to my wardrobe. Jeans go with anything!

Grey camo cargo slim fit trouser – Sunny

Size 10

£19.99

I had seen so many people wearing camo trousers, I just had to get some. I wanted to go for black/grey scheme rather than the classic green as then they would go with more things. They fit so well around the waist and are elasticated around the ankles for a tighter fit. The material is slightly stretchy and really comfortable.

Black boxy long sleeve lounge wear set – Jinell

Size S/M (8/10)

£18.99

In find all of their lounge wear sets are super comfy. The material is quite thick for a lounge wear set and I love anything black. The trousers fit perfectly and I love having a top to go with it. Ideal for wearing around the house or to wear when working out.

I think to get two items of clothing for this price is so good. You can either wear them together or wear them with anything else really. The trousers would look good with any hoodie/jumper or top really, they don’t necessarily have to be worn as the set. The set is ideal if you want to wear sportswear but look a bit nicer.

As I previously mentioned, the prices are so reasonable too and considering how cheap they are, they are really great quality. They really do have choices suited for everyone.

The delivery was super quick too which is great, as I hate having to wait ages for online orders to turn up! The prices are so reasonable too and considering how cheap they are, they are really great quality. I am always skeptical about ordering clothes online as you can’t feel them to know the quality but these are so good and for the quality I would have expected them to be more expensive!

Have you tried anything from Femme Luxe?

Sarah x

Let me introduce you to Cheesies, the crunchy popped cheese snack.  They contain no carbs, are high in protein and only 120 calorie per portion. You can eat them straight out the bag as a snack or incorporate them into a meal like soup or salad.

They come in three varieties: Emmental, Chedder and Gouda. I like to just eat them straight out the bag if I am honest. My favourite are the Gouda ones and they kind of remind me of cheese straws. They are really tasty and something different.

They are gluten free, vegetarian and ideal if you are on the keto diet. Each bag contains three servings. Thy are made by cutting up cubes of cheese, then specially dire and baked.  The contain milk as they are pure cheese but are free from all other allergens.

They are so convenient to have as a snack in your bag or your desk drawer if you are cheese lover!

If you like the sound of these then you can enter too win some:

Win A Selection Of Cheesies #13

Sarah x