I have a few products from Creative Nature that I have tried over the last few weeks and I am really impressed!

Whole grain banana bread mix

This mix is organic, gluten free, nut free, dairy free and soya free so amazing for anyone vegan or with allergies. There are clear instructions on the back of what else you need to add and there are two different recipes depending on if you want to stick to them being vegan or if you want to add butter and egg. This is great as it gives you a choice and I think it is fab you can make it vegan and dairy free if you want.

We always end up with really ripe bananas in our house so that was handy to use them up. The instructions are super easy and you literally just need t add bananas and dairy free spread or bananas, butter and egg. You can also add a little cinnamon if you wanted.

They also do a great range of superfood bars. The ones I tried were:

Cacao orange

Ginger Teatox

Goji goodness

All of these are gluten free, dairy free, soya free, peanut free and vegan. I think it is great that a lot of vegan things are now gluten free and peanut free so they appeal to more people as a lot of people struggle with allergies and can find it difficult finding tasty snacks.

The cacao orange one was my favourite, I love anything chocolate orange! These bars are handy to take in your bag as a snack or keep in your desk drawer. I really like bars like this as they are a lot better for you than snacking on crisps or a bar of chocolate.

Pink Himalayan salt

This salt can be used for so many things. You can use it to season food, as a relaxing bath salt or mix it up with something to make a body scrub.

A lot of people use this salt to season food and I have really enjoyed having this in the kitchen. As I got half way through I decided it was time to move it to the bathroom and I have had a couple of relaxing baths using this a bath salt and it has been lovely!

Sarah x

When you want to upgrade the look of your backyard, but you don’t have enough money to spend on expensive services, you hold back. Creativity can never be sacrificed for the sake of money and upgrading your backyard as per your choice doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend big bucks and neither it is time-consuming. Little tweaks in your home backyard can make a big difference to the overall look of your backyard. When you look at the makeover tv shows, you envy the look of your backyard and really want it in your house. Here are a few projects you can take on to upgrade your backyard even on a small budget.

1. Install an Espaliered Tree

Espaliered trees are very common and a cheap mean to decorate your backyard with the greens. It’s a cheap plant that makes up a good fence. Espaliered trees take time to grow into the pattern. Then you can train it to grow into the shape you want it to grow. It can give beauty to a blank wall to create different shapes.

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2. Install a Feet Washing Frame

Your feet get dirty with all the soil and dirt after enjoying in your backyard. You don’t want those dirty feet in your house. Adding a feet washer with a waterproof frame can add beauty to your backyard. Pipe or a shower to make all the muck and mud go away is helpful. For décor, you can add flat stones which will feel good under your feet. Don’t forget to place a doormat to rub the wet feet off and into the house.

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3. Vertical Gardening

Vertical gardening is considered by many people when they don’t have much space in their backyard and really want to upgrade their garden. Vertical gardening is cost-effective and easy-to-maintain. They make most of the small space and you can use recycled material to build it as well.

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4. Repainting the Yard

You can make your yard to look modern by painting it with vibrant colors. Walls, chairs, tables and other stuff in your backyard might need some touchup. Painting is the most cost-effective way of making changes to your backyard. Make use of old paints that may have been left and use them to your advantage to keep yourself in the budget even more.

5. Repair Instead of Replacing

Replacing your outdoor supplies can cost you a lot. You may not even consider it when you are on a budget. Simple fixes for your furniture can help you revive them in a way that is as good as new. DIY techniques sure do a lot of help.

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6. Artificial Grass

Artificial grass has been debated on whether it is the most cost-effective product for your backyard. It would seem that although, artificial turf is quite expensive, it is a long term investment for your backyard. It doesn’t need any watering or gardening maintenance cost, neither will it get withered nor get rooted out. The recent development has included polymers and nylons which make this artificial turf look very close to the real grass.

Sarah x

What I love about Easter is the wide variety of chocolate eggs in the shops. There are so many to pick from and I wanted to share my two favourite ones with you.

Lir Belgian milk chocolate egg

This beautifully hand decorated milk chocolate egg also comes with four chocolate truffles:

Irish sea salted caramel

Coffee crunch

Cinnamon & raisin cream

Hazelnut Gianduja

I egg is decorated with coloured splatters and so are the chocolates. They look too good to eat! The egg is very rich and is delicious, perfect for sharing.

I think it is great that you get different chocolates with it to try and not just four the same. I adore the hazelnut one, so tasty!

You can buy this Lir egg in selected Tesco stores.

Baileys chocolate egg

Baileys flavoured egg with chocolate coffee beans

6 Baileys coffee truffles decorated with gold shimmer

This one is so beautiful with the coffee beans and shimmer on the egg and the chocolates to accompany it are so shimmery.

Both the egg and the chocolates are really good. Perfect balance of chocolate and Baileys/coffee flavour.

Perfect for any Baileys fan!

What is your favourite Easter egg?

Sarah x

 

 

I have really been trying to improve my hair over the last few weeks as I plan on re dying it and fitting extensions in the next few weeks so I wanted to make sure my hair was in a better condition.

I have tried the Shea Moisture brand before and was really impressed so decided to give their Superfruit complex a go. This range is suitable for all hair types and aims to:

  • Age defy
  • Color protect
  • Hydrate
  • Nourish
  • Soften
  • Anti-stress
  • Deep condition
  • Revive body
  • Strengthen
  • Shine

I have been using the shampoo and conditioner every other day as this is how often I wash my hair and then I have used the masque every few washes, so usually once a week. I have noticed a difference as my hair feels a lot softer and the ends don’t look or feel so damaged. I really love the smell of the range and I love doing a hair masque, it really makes a difference to the texture of my hair.

Naturally my hair is quite frizzy and it is very damaged from all the bleach and hair dye I use so it is important to find hair care that can help with this and I have been really impressed with this brand.

Have you tried any of their products?

Sarah x

Did you know, the average man buys 5.6 pairs of socks a year? With Sock Club you can receive 6 pairs of high quality British made socks straight to your door!

You can pick from two options:

  • Bi-monthly pay as you go for £9 (25% saving on in store price)
  • Annual for £49 and you may even get a free gift! (30% saving on in store price)

The socks are British made using ring spun cotton making them super soft to touch. You also have the option of selecting what size you want: 6-11 or 11-15. My husband wears a size 10 and I am usually a 5 so I can get away with stealing his socks if he has the 6-11 option!!

The socks arrive in a protective packaging and it is exciting opening them not knowing the design before hand. They are so soft and really great quality. They are so comfortable to wear. My husband loves them and I love stealing them to wear too 🙂

If this isn’t your sort of thing but you want to have a look at their range and buy a one off pair then check them out here.

Sarah x