K Elizabeth

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

5 Tips to choosing nursery furniture

Having a baby requires proper planning both for the mother and baby’s sake. While saving for other essential items that the baby will need, getting the nursery ready is very important. Babies normally spend most of their time growing up in the nursery until the age of 2-3 years. Different mothers have different preferences when it comes to what they require for their nurseries.

From nursing chairs and rockers and gliders which are very functional during breastfeeding and baby soothing, to bassinets and cradles and even cribs, you can choose to select a few that you will need for your nursery. Your choice of furniture should be organized, comfortable and beautiful. Furniture stores like Funique.co.uk offer a wide range of nursery furniture to choose from. Here are some tips that will guide you.

Duration of use and Function

The overall function and period that the furniture will be in use will help you decide on the kind of furniture that you need. Furniture with additional functions like a baby cot with drawers offers storage space as well as saves you money for storage compartments. Purchase furniture that is top quality if you are having your first baby and would like the furniture to last for several years so that it can be useful when you have other kids.


Nursery furniture is available at different prices and depending on the type of furniture, whether a cot, dresser or nursing chair, the budget can vary. A complete set would be ideal since it would cut the cost of buying each item separately. Furniture like a baby cot which requires accompanying items such as a mattress will cost you more than an item like a rocking chair.


The baby’s safety comes before everything else when it comes to selecting nursery furniture. Take a look at the materials used and the designs for any rough patches or pointed edges that might be dangerous for your baby. Some materials also wear out and in case your baby eats up some of the pieces, it might not be safe. See to it that the furniture you purchase has lower chances of harming your baby. If it requires assembling, ensure that it has a manual.

Materials and Finishes

The type of materials and finishes determine how steady and durable the nursery furniture will be. Although furniture made from materials like veneers are good, they are normally quite expensive while those made of wood are cheaper. Choose furniture that is durable and would last for some years later saving you the cost of incurring furniture costs in future.

The majority of nursery furniture is made from wood, veneers or from artificial materials.

Nursery Storage

When picking out the right furniture for a nursery, there are various furniture options that provide additional storage ranging from wardrobes, storage boxes, and cabinets as well as dressers. Especially if you have limited space, furniture that comes with storage compartments will be a great solution to small spaces and also keep the nursery tidy and organized.

Furniture comes in different styles, shapes, and designs. Depending on the type of nursery furniture that you choose, it can either serve you longer to the stage where it outgrows your baby or for a shorter period. The colors will also be dependent on one’s personal preferences.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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Easter Egg Alternatives with Disney

Easter is fast approaching and the school holidays are in sight. It's almost time to relax and enjoy spring with our loved ones. I for one am looking forward to the longer days, easter egg hunts and family days out. For many, people will begin stocking up on chocolate goodies for the little ones (or big ones!) in their lives but more often than not, they end up with so many we're overflowing with chocolate for the coming months.


Monday, 5 March 2018

What Mum's Really Want for Mothers Day + Giveaway

As Mother’s Day is almost upon us, it’s about time you make sure you’re totally prepared to impress instead of panic shopping last minute!

In order to help think of something that's perhaps a little outside of the box, I asked a number of blogging mums what they were hoping for this Mothers Day;


Friday, 2 March 2018

Snow Days

It's the 2nd March and we're currently on snow day day 4. We haven't seen snow like this in years and quite frankly I'm a little bit blown away by the amount we've had and the disruptions caused. It's safe to say the UK really isn't geared up for snow! Having said that, I have seen so incredible examples of community spirit, those with 4x4's offering to do food shop runs, collect medication, take vulnerable people to medical appointments. Farmers pulling vehicles out and clearing roads, it's been pretty incredible to witness.


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Warm up & Win blockbuster The Dark Tower

Let’s be honest, this is starting to feel like the coldest, darkest February so far. If you’re feeling this way, trust me, you’re not the only one! To brighten your evenings a little, we’ve teamed up with the guys over at Paddy Power Slots to bring you this easy to win competition for your very own DVD copy of the 2017 blockbuster The Dark Tower! Based on the critically acclaimed series of novels series by respected author Stephen King, the tale follows The Gunslinger as he battles with his mortal enemy, The Man in Black to defend the namesake Dark Tower, which holds all the power in the Universe together. The film is directed by Danish director Nikolaj Arcel and also stars Matthew McConaughey, Claudia Kim and Canadian Vikings star Katheryn Winnick. Good luck, let us know if you won!

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K Elizabeth xoxox

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Monday, 26 February 2018

My dream of a decluttered home

Spring may be on the horizon, even if we're expecting weather in the form of the beast from the east. My thoughts are already turned to de-cluttering my home. I'm so tired of being surrounded by stuff. Most of said "stuff" is not needed and just gathering dust, in all honesty, I could do with hiring a skip and having a mass sort out! Main areas that are needing organisation are;

-the downstairs cupboard
-DVDs (I can't actually remember the last time I watched anything on a DVD!)
-clothes & shoes

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