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This is where I can write about family, style, fashion and beauty. In fact this blog is a little bit of everything and anything. If you want to see what I say about Homes and Interiors though, hop over to Love Chic Living.

5 Easy Ways to Get your Kids Baking

Christmas cookies

Food has always played an important part of our family life. When the girls were born it was very important to us that they grow up with a natural love of food; we wanted them to appreciate the beauty of food yet respect it and learn good eating habits. It’s a fine line of course, encouraging them to eat and ... Read More »

25 Ways to Create a Family Friendly Home

25 Tips to create a family friendly home

We spend so much time in our homes, it’s important to ensure it’s suitable for everyone in the family, from the babies and children through to the older generation. There are lots of ways you can incorporate design ideas and finishing touches that make your home safe and fun for all ages. Here are some of my top tips for ... Read More »

Summer Sun: Family Flip Flops from the Flip Flop Shop

flip flop shop

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday Sing along with me, in true Cliff Richard style! In just under 2 weeks, we’re off to catch some summer sun, travelling long haul to Mauritius. And we can’t wait. It’s quite a last minute decision to go, all centering around when the building team could be free to start our loft conversion, ... Read More »

Style Ican from Antonia Ludden

Style Ican jewellery

Today, I wanted to welcome a little piece written by Antonia Ludden, a good blogger friend of mine, who has recently launched a wonderful jewellery and scarf shop. I love the style and look of her products, so wanted to share them here. Antonia has also very kindly offered the Love Chic Mum readers a 10% discount code – read ... Read More »

Creative Play with #GeorgeTopToys

#GeorgeTopToys review from Asda

With the Easter holidays now seeming like a dim and distant memory, I wanted to reflect on some of the things we got up to. As I work from home, it’s always a tricky time, juggling work with the school holidays. The girls are much older now and more independent thankfully, so are happy to plod around for a few ... Read More »

Days Out: National Trust Belton House

Jumping for joy

We’d been meaning to visit for a long time, but finally with the weather turning and some time off, we decided to head for a day out to Belton House, a beautiful period property and gardens owned by the National Trust. This was a couple of weeks ago now, and I’ve been meaning to show some of these images, along ... Read More »

Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest Review

center parcs sherwood forest review

I know lots of people have been and many have written blog posts but if you’re looking for a Center Parcs Sherwood Forest review, hopefully our experience, as novice Center Parc (ers) will help. As a family of four, with two girls aged 8 and 10, we’d never visited before so it was all new, although I knew quite a ... Read More »

Creating a Family Friendly Kitchen

Bramante table

What are the main ingredients enabling us to create the ideal family kitchen? What factors and features are important in a family home and the kitchen in particular. Many of us want the kitchen to be the hub of the home, the place were family congregates to eat, socialise and play. For this to happen, we need to create a ... Read More »

Kid’s Bedroom Makeover – Stylish Rooms for Stylish Kids

Tips for a child's bedroom makeover

Today’s guest post has some top tips for renovating a kid’s bedroom, and do check out my Pinterest board or my homes blog, Love Chic Living for further inspiration. Most aspects of having children can prove to be fairly hectic, especially when it comes to decorating their rooms. There’s no denying it, children are particularly messy creatures and often think ... Read More »

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