Living Arrows 25/52 (2020)

Gabe in the bath

I’m back again, albeit a little late this week. This is mostly because I hadn’t taken any pictures of Toby and Gabe at all last week so I had to wait until I had some to use. Lock down restrictions might be easing around the country but everything is still continuing the same as it has been around here for the last 12 or 13 weeks (or however long it’s been now!)

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Shopping for Gifts from Home

Two silver fingerprint pendants on a chain

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While we’re all at home during this coronavirus pandemic and the shops are closed a lot of us have had to turn to online shopping even more than usual. If you have family birthdays or other celebrations during lock down then you might have to get creative with where you buy gifts. I wanted to share a few ideas you might not have thought of when shopping for gifts from home.

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7 Ways To Go Paperless In Your Small Business

Laptop and smartphone on a table

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As companies became increasingly dependent on electronic communications, we all believed that the age of the paperless workplace was upon us. However, shops, restaurants, hairdressers, legal firms, and small manufacturing businesses still heavily rely on tangible documents. Learning how to be paperless helps minimise office waste, saves time and money, helps safely store sensitive documentation, and can help to save a few trees!

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Me & Mine // A Family Portrait (May 2020)

Me & Mine May 2020 Family selfie at the top of Nicky Nook

I’m finally back with a Me & Mine post! I knew I hadn’t written one for a while but when I looked back it turns out I haven’t done one since January! I just didn’t get round to taking any family pictures in February and then lock down came at the end of March and until the last few days we haven’t been anywhere at all.

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Easy Millionaire’s Shortbread Recipe (with microwave caramel!)

Millionaire's Shortbread with microwave caramel

Millionaire’s Shortbread is a family favourite here – is there anyone who doesn’t love the delicious shortbread, caramel and chocolate combo? This is actually a recipe my mum gave me – she used to make it every time we went away in the caravan! I haven’t made it myself for years but along with the rest of the nation I decided lock down was the perfect time to get my bake on! You might think making caramel is complicated but for this recipe you can do it all in the microwave and it’s super easy.

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What makes a great playroom?

Playroom with cube storage, chalkboard easel and toys on the floor

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We are lucky enough to have a house that is big enough for us to have a dedicated playroom one day in the not too distant future. At the moment all the boys toys are in the living room but we’re planning on getting some work done soon which will mean they can have a playroom in one of the bedrooms instead. But what makes a great playroom?

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Night & Day themed kids’ bedroom

Space prints

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OK, so I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time – we decorated the boys’ bedroom in a night and day theme as soon as we got the keys and before we even moved into our house…and that was two years ago! Up until recently Toby has been in a single bed and Gabe still in his cot, but a few weeks ago we got them bunk beds and the room has had a bit of an update so I decided it was about time I got round to writing about it.

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