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Winter Safety: What You Need To Know


At this time of year, we all want to stay safe. Even when winter looks pretty, you feel cozy, and you’re enjoying hibernating, you have to realize that it comes with its risks. Technically, we should be heading into spring, but we can still be faced with a little bit of winter weather that just tends to throw things off. So, you have to make sure that you’re keeping safe.
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A Material Difference – How to Get Started With Your First Furniture Project




Remodelling and upcycling furniture can be one of the single most rewarding activities for those with a bent towards the creative. Add to that the prospect to turn a substantial profit for the exercise and the potential for a sweet home business and there are some strong arguments to be made for learning the ropes. Read more


A Newbie’s Guide to Choosing Plants for Your Climate


Writer: Alana King


When you are a sapling or new shoot to the gardening world, knowing which plants are best suited to your area can seem a bit of a challenge. Are they a variety that requires lots of water, or are they one that you should keep in the shade? Read more


What’s Behind The Retro Revolution In Fashion?


Walk into any high street store and you’ll see a section dedicated to vintage wear. Five years ago, this movement was only found in specialist retro stores that were looking to exploit a niche. Now, vintage clothing is everywhere and even the biggest brands are trying to jump on the bandwagon. You may have a selection of retro garments which you adore and can’t wait to break out again. As cool as they are, style isn’t the only reason vintage wear has skyrocketed in popularity in the past decade.


Here are a few more reasons behind the retro revolution.


Easy To Fix


Modern clothing uses new, stylish materials to get the best look, but fashion and practicality often don’t go hand in hand. After a session on the high street or online, you tend to find that the quality isn’t very high. Sadly, it’s the price you have to pay to look and feel your best. Vintage clothing uses robust materials that only erode after a long period. And, when they do, to hem trousers or dresses isn’t difficult and that makes them easy to fix. Of course, this makes retro clothing a big money-saver at a time when there isn’t a lot of green to go around.




Picture the scene. You’re at a party or on a night out with the girls, and someone walks in wearing the same outfit. And, it isn’t similar – it’s an exact match. All you can do is grin and bear it and try and stay out of her way for the rest of the night! Still, it’s embarrassing and stressful situation which most women want to avoid. Thanks to vintage clothes, you can because every piece is original. Retro designers are quirky and like to use textures and styles for dramatic effect, which should help to avoid awkward run-ins in the club.


Going Green


Helping the planet is a massive deal in 2018 and shoppers are thinking about it more and more. An average consumer will no longer blindly buy an item based on price alone. Today, customers want to keep costs low, but they don’t want to harm the environment either. Purchasing old clothes mixes both and kills two birds with one stone. In layman’s terms, the industry centers on recycling a part of the billion pounds worth of used clothes Americans throw in the garbage. In a small way, shoppers can save the earth and look amazing. It’s a no-brainer.


Resale Value


There are hardly any other sectors in the fashion industry which make money on recycled items. Vintage is an anomaly because there is a market for collectors, and they pay through the nose for the right clothes. Typically, garments lose a dramatic portion of their value after the sale, just like a car. Retro outfits keep their value and even rise in price over time. Quite simply, a vintage customer can save money and then make it back which is impossible with high street gear.


Now you know the reasons, are you likely to join the growing crowd of supporters?


Getting Back to Your Routine Following Disaster


One of, if not the worst things that can happen for the health nuts among us is succumbing to injury or illness that throws your entire routine into a spin. However much progress you might have made will immediately seem like a lost cause, and what’s worse, finding the motivation and energy to get back on the bike or track or machine can be a challenge.

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How To Keep Your Home Comfortable All Year Round


Your home is supposed to be many things, but one of the most important things that your home is supposed to be is comfortable. Unfortunately, ensuring that your home is at a comfortable temperature all year around can be difficult, especially if your winters are particularly icy or your summers are particularly fiery. It can also get pretty costly, which is something you might not be able to afford. Here are a few tips to help you keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year long. Read more


Getting Back into Work after Having a Baby

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Going back to work after having a baby can be incredibly difficult. You can feel like you are torn with a mix of emotions. Part of you may not want to go back to work at all. The other part of you may feel guilty for going back, or guilty for the fact that you are actually looking forward to it. Or, perhaps this time off work has made you anxious and you are even starting to question whether this is the right career for you? All of these feelings are entirely normal. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some top tips on getting back to work once you have had a baby. Read more


Light, Bright and Just Right: A Fabulous Fish Tank Transformation


Your little swimming buddies greet you with a friendly face as you sprinkle their food in the tank each morning. Their colorful tails swish with delight as they fill their hungry bellies and wriggle up to the top of the water as they blow bubbles at you excitedly. You want your scaly pets to feel happy and comfortable in their crystal clear home, but how do you know they like their watery environment? They need a place to live which has a rainbow of fun, fresh water and safe hiding places to keep them occupied. Whether you’ve had your fish for a long time or they are a relatively new pet, you need to make sure their aquarium is fit for a fishy king. Read more


The Clean Queen – Mom’s Masterclass In Maintaining A Happy Home



There’s no doubt that a clean home is a happy home, but staying on top of this task isn’t easy. After all, you are faced with a whole host of other life commitments while you’d rather spend your free time with the family. Therefore, finding a winning formula so that those cleaning duties no longer rule your world is essential. Read more


Scrap Metal Prices: What You Need to Know

Are you ready to sell your junk car? Chances are good that you’ve either encountered a junk car by now, or will at some point in the near future.

A junkyard can be an overwhelming spot to visit. There’s junk cars and scrap metal all over the place, and the staff isn’t always the friendliest in the world. In fact, they’ll sometimes offer you a specific amount for your junk car without giving you any details on how they’ve come up with that price. Where exactly are they getting that number from? Why are they so worried about the weight of your vehicle, as opposed to the shape it’s in?

At the end of the day, the majority of scrap yards determine the value of your car based on its weight. This is because the weight of your car determines the amount of scrap metal they’ll likely be able to salvage from it. Before you try to sell your junk car to a junkyard, it can be helpful to find out exactly how prices are determined. Once you have more information, you’ll be able to determine whether or not a given offer is good or bad. Then, when you head to the junkyard, you can avoid being ripped off.

Ready to find out more about scrap metal prices? Keep reading. Read more