How would you make the most of a box room?
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How would you make the most of a box room?
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Salt lamps are made of a chunk of Himalayan salt, it has a pink color to it. The salt is extracted from the underground that been there for millions of years. It is mined in the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan. The chunks of salt are handcrafted into the shape of a lamp. The insides are hollowed out to fit the lighting fixture. Once lit the light will travel through the salt to create a soft orange glow. Many people struggling with anxiety or depression will use these lamps, as it brings a calm relaxing feel into their space.
Salt lamps come in all sorts of colours, the most popular is pink. While there are white and grey to choose from. If you are a candle lover you can also purchase Himalayan salt candle holders which has the same effect as the lamp. Over recent years salt lamps have gained popularity, due to the health claims using these lamps.
Salt attracts moisture from the air, people will often find their <arel=”nofollow” href=”https://www.thelamplife.co.uk”>salt lamp wet or some water around the wooden base. A salt lamp act as a mini humidifier. People also believe that they create negative ions which reduces pollution from electrical goods. Negative ions can reduce pollen, dust, and dirt in the air. A salt lamp is believed to help clean the air in your home.
People that struggles with mental health will benefit from having these salt lamp in their homes. The lamp creates a soft gentle glow that not too bright, and it can completely change the feel in your home. People often feel more relaxed in the presence of a salt lamp. A salt lamp is often used with people that practice yoga or meditation.
A salt lamp is measured by its weight, the smallest weighs around 1 kg which is perfect on a dining table or on the mantlepiece. The largest salt lamp goes up all the way to 50kg which is free-standing and very heavy.
There are also small USB salt lamps that come crafted as a shape of a heart, leaf, turtle, and much more. These are perfect in the office just simply plug it into a computer. These are perfect for reducing stress levels and would make a lovely gift for a loved one.
If you are looking for a salt lamp be sure to visit this web site.
What are you doing to relax or keep calm while we battle covid 19?
*** I was gifted a salt lamp for the purpose of this post ***
Well I am super pleased I have wine in my hand for this post, since it is my second time writing it as accidentally deleted the whole last post. OMGGG cross words were used lol.
Any way this month I am lucky enough to be collaborating with a great Online Wine Shop were I get to sample some beautiful wines and pass on my honest option to you lovely lot!
I don’t know about any one else but one think Covid 19 lock down has taught me has to appreciate being home and relaxing on an evening with a cold glass of wine as there is no where to go, nothing to do and all the time in the world to relax.
I was lucky enough to be able to talk to a lovely lady on behalf of the company who helped me choose some wines according to my tastes but don’t worry- you can get help from the Knowledge Base on the website.
On a summer evening the wine I tend to reach for is a fruity Rose. So I have received the Rose Of Malbec to sample and let me tell you, this is 100% a repurchase of mine for the near future. The fruit flavour is so refreshing and light that this wine goes down so smoothly its a really enjoyable relaxed wine.
I don’t think any Rose lover would turn their nose up at this gorgeous drink- great price point too which is always a bonus.
When eating I tend to reach for a white wine, I don’t have a specific reason why it just seems a nice meal accompaniment to me.
I have never tried a Moscato before but I watch loadsssss of American TV and they mention Moscato ALOT. So when I got the chance to try a bottle I jumped at the chance and now i’m a convert.
Moscato D’Asti wine is super light and refreshing with a more subtle flavour compared to the rose but equally delicious. Its super fizzy too which is lovely this time of year. Wine pro’s may turn their nose up but I like a couple of cheeky ice cubes in my wine- the reusable type of course so as to not weaken the wine hehe.
What wine would you choose from the delicious selection? Have you had wine delivered before?
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I don’t know about any one else but I cannot comprehend that it is 3 months since we have been in a worldwide lock down due to the Coronavirus pandemic!
With a 4 year old at home due to school closures and a 7 week old baby to entertain life has been hard. Something that has been getting us through these tough times is child friendly recipes that we can whip up during a nap, and socially distance deliver to our family and friends.
A go to repeat recipe for us has been these super easy super tasty chocolate cookies, For them you will need
Why not have a go and tag me in your pictures on instagram @honestmumsthoughts I would love to see them.
If you fancy trying out some other recipes try Nicolas Peanut butter Banana Bread, Kate’s Muffins, Carlys Basic Banana Bread, Jane’s Amazing Looking Rocky Road or lastly Jaymee’s 3 ingredient fork biscuits.
Thanks Ladies for making me hungry and giving me new inspiration for next week. Rocky road is going to be the first try, Thanks Jane
If you fancy a tasty savoury treat before you make some delicious cookies did you know that you can order a McDonald’s for click and collect! Revolutionary i know. Right excuse me while I go eat my body weight in big macs and cookies.
If you’re looking to make your domestic environment easier to manage and therefore make your lifestyle easier, then you should definitely consider vinyl flooring. There are so many reasons why vinyl flooring is becoming the most recommended flooring on the market from interior designers and homeowners.
There reasons are range from budget, to maintenance and onto style choice. Let’s explore these benefits in greater detail.
Vinyl flooring doesn’t require a lifetime of savings to get the best quality. With a quick and easy installation process you don’t even need to hire help to fit it in your home. You have the option of either the click or glue down method.
These installation methods are also brilliant as they allow the tiles or planks to be custom sized to work around those tricky corners or stairs. Subsequently this also means there is no left over debris from cutting or sawing tiles and planks to fit into those nooks and crannies.
Flooring see’s the more action than any other part of your home, so you need to make sure it’s going to stand the test of time, and not take up all your time with cleaning or replacements.
Vinyl flooring has anti-slip, anti-moisture and scratch guard technology built in. If its relentless social events, busy breakfasts or dirt and fur from pets, you can rest assured that vinyl flooring is working round the clock for you. Less time worrying about cleaning means more time enjoying your social events and family time.
Whether you want to give your bathroom a zen-like feel, make your kitchen state-of-the-art or turn your child’s bedroom into a colourful space for playtime, all you need to make a big different is vinyl flooring.
From stone and wood textures which can be matched with neutral or abstract colours, you can transform any room. Finish your rooms with suitable aesthetics for a completely immersive atmosphere.
The best thing you can do during the flooring renovation process is to get advice from the experts. Amtico are notorious for their expert advice which can guide you through their choice of Signature Woods, Abstract and Spacia ranges, so you make end up with a flooring that you’ll do more than just walk on – you will love it.
Luvanto also demonstrates superior knowledge of vinyl flooring and what will work best based on your budget, lifestyle and style preferences. Luvanto’s Endure Pro, Parquet, and Click and Herringbone ranges can offer you flooring patterns which won’t go unnoticed by your guests, and borders for rooms which deserve a little more uniqueness.
If you want to make a great investment this year, vinyl flooring will consistently provide you with a reason to love your flooring, years after installation.
I have vinyl flooring in my kitchen and two bathrooms and I love it! Do you have vinyl anywhere?
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Using wax melt to fragrance your home is a great alternative to the use of chemicals. The aroma from the wax melts is much more natural, people often feel more relaxed with the presence of natural aromas. People that often practice yoga or meditation will use wax melts to help them relaxed and be more focused. There are hundreds of different types of wax melts available to purchase and each one has a unique aroma. Using wax melts is a cheaper alternative than using scented candles, as the wax is heated and not burned the aroma can last as twice as long.
In order to use wax melts to release its aromas, it will need to be heated this can be achieved by using an electric wax melt burner. This electric wax melt burner is the safest way heat up your wax as there is no open flame. The heat comes from the bulb. To use simply place the wax melts in a small bowl at the top, and use the heat from the bulb to heat the wax.
You need to be careful which wax melts you decide to use, most standard scented candles contain paraffin. This is a concentrate of petroleum, and too much paraffin presence in the air can cause health problems especially for people struggling with asthma or bronchitis. There are wax melts available on the market that made of soybean oils, these wax melts contain no paraffin and provide a cleaner aromatic smell in your home.
Using wax melts is more eco friendly than using normal scented candles. Most candles comes in a thick glass jar, and wax melts come with hardly any packaging. They will last as twice as long than of a normal candle and it will hold it aromas for longer. Using a scented candle requires burning, and often paraffin is required to achieve this, there is no burning of the wax with wax melts just gently heat the wax to release its aromas.
Wax melts are a great way of bringing natural aromas into your home. People often feel more connected with natural aromas and that aroma can be associated with a memory. When we use mint scented wax it always brings back memories of Morocco where the use of mint is rich in their culture. Here is a great website to purchase your wax melts.
Do you prefer a Melt, candle or oil to fragrance your home?
** I was gifted a wax melt lamp for the purpose of this post ***
I can’t believe that I am already saying this, but my maternity leave has started whooooohoooooo.
I’ve had a few comments from people mentioning how early I have left work this time but my body was telling me I am ready. I work an office job 9-5 and sitting all day long was killing me, as well as the constant sickness, heartburn and other aliments that come with being old, fat and pregnant lol.
So ive bitten the bullet and finished approx 7 weeks before baby #2 is due- but Baby P was born at 37 weeks, so does that mean I could have a baby in 4 weeks arghhhhhhh. That cannot be right as I am certainly not prepared.
What is it about baby number 1 that as soon as you have the reassurance scan at 12 weeks you go all hell for leather buying everything and anything and baby number 2 gets put on the back burner until the last minute. Maybe its because subconsciously we know what we actually need this time round and whats a waste of money.
But for now on these last precious weeks as a family of 3 and as a friend that can go out relatively when ever I want, I want to spend some fun times with family and friends making some memories before the tiredness and hard work kicks in again.
Me and my sister in law have a yearly visit to London to catch a show and eat some great food, I remember when I was pregnant with P it was exhausting but so much fun and just what I needed before becoming a mum. I have found some awesome priced tickets for shows that we want to watch such as Hairspray and 9-5 on this great Ticket site. Check them out here to see what you could watch for a great price.
Last time we visited we were lucky enough to buy bargain tickets but get upgraded to front row seats for free due to the time of year and the theatres current booking arrangement- so who knows this could happen again!! Fingers crossed.
Whats your favourite show to watch in the West End? I love the theatre star Carrie Hope Fletcher but Les Mis has never really caught my eye and that is what she is currently staring in- but if this is your cup of tea they have tickets available for this too.
If you are taking kids to London with you check out my previous post on things you can do with them.
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This year I am suffering a major case of mum guilt so Im hoping by tapping out this post I am going to either get some reassurance or help other mums along the way.
It’s the time of year where we can all be guilty of playing keeping up with the Jones’, out doing the friends and neighbours with what we buy our children just to feel like a great parent.
Well this year I am really up against it! Funds are low due to lack of working due to what you may have read in my previous posts and the fact that my house looks like a toy shop already and we with be adding another child to it in the new year.
Our son has an abundance of toys even after taking lots to charity and car boots throughout the year and he already has the usual main gifts from previous years of
You name it our boy has it all so there isn’t really anything large that he needs, but now one week before the big day and I am feeling the guilt. He doesn’t have a main present for Christmas!
What would you do? Give your head a wobble and head out a grab and expensive gift quickly or stop being so hard on yourself and be happy with what he has?
All he has asked for this year is Toy story toys and Pen lids ( Don’t ask lol an ongoing joke as his felt pens have gone dry)
Help mums do you have a main gift EVERY year?
We will all experience plumbing and drainage issues in our homes from time to time. The issues are inevitable, but it is how they are addressed that is more important. Some plumbing and drainage issues can develop into major problems if left unattended, it will not only cause massive inconvenience, it can also result in some fairly expensive bills.
The first thing that many people noticed when they have a drainage problem is a foul smell in the air. Aside from upsetting the neighbours, a blocked drain can also be unhygienic. Although not generally a very serious problem, it is important to contact a drain clearance specialist as soon as possible. The blocked sewer experts at 24/7 Drainage Solutions is one such company that can be relied upon to get to your home or business premises quickly and rectify the issue. Aside from blocked drains and sewers, there are a number of other issues that may arise that you might not be immediately aware of. Three common issues are listed below in no particular order of importance:
2.Poor Elevation At Foundation – Whilst not immediately noticeable to the homeowner, if left untreated can impact upon a home’s interior and lead to foundation failure in a worse case scenario. An experienced drainage expert should be able to identify a suitable course of action to address this issue.
3.Collapsed Drains – The first sign you may notice if you have a collapsed drain will be signs of damp on your walls or floors. It is important to call a qualified drainage specialist as quickly as possible. Constantly blocked toilets can be a sign of a collapsed sewer pipe, so again prompt action from a drainage expert is highly recommended.
There are of course, a multitude of other drainage related issues that can arise at any time, day or night, so it’s important to have the contact details of a trusted and reliable drainage specialist who can diagnose any problems and make recommendations as to how to rectify them.
Hiring A Drainage Specialist
Before you hire a drainage specialist it’s important to make sure they are qualified to do what is required. Of course, some issues can be solved with a plunger and drain rods, but if you suspect a bigger problem you will definitely need to contact the drainage experts.
Most drainage companies will offer a 24/7 emergency call out service. You might not need their services now, but you’ll be glad to have their details at hand when you do need them. A drainage company that is local to you is also important as they will be able to get to your property more quickly than those from further afield.
Have you had any drainage issues which have caused damage to your home?
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