K Elizabeth

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Home Allergy Tests with Kalrify.Me | AD

As warmer days are approaching, I know many of you, myself included, will be dreading the high pollen counts and will be arming yourself with hayfever products and tissues. Since having children, on top of being a hayfever sufferer,  I have developed a number of allergies, including particular chemicals such as Methacrylate which can be found in some gel nails and beauty products. I have always suffered from sensitive skin, including eczema and as I get older I appear to be finding more ingredients that cause allergic reactions. For me, it presents itself through swelling, blistering and an itch that just drives you bonkers! However, I'm acutely aware that this is mild in comparison to other allergies which can be life-threatening - but that does not mean it doesn't impact my life and nor should you have to just simply"put up with".

For this blog post, I'm working with Klarify.Me on home testing kits. I'm so pleased to be working with them because, as an educator, I truly believe that knowledge is power and arming yourself with knowledge is the best way to live a life with allergies. 

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Thursday, 15 April 2021

How You Can Transform Your Home

With the amount of time we have now been spending at home, it is no surprise that a lot of people are probably getting rather bored of their homes and what they look like. An easy way to fix this is to give your home a nice makeover and change how it looks, and refresh it so you can feel happier at home and enjoy being there again. This isn’t an easy task, and not everyone knows what they could change to try and transform their home from what it is now to something new and fresh.

If you are someone that is unsure where to start or what to update and change in your home to begin the transformation, then these few ideas should help you get started and kickstart the creative juices and get them flowing.


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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Fun Family Holiday Ideas Right Here in the UK



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People in the UK are getting ready to enjoy holidays at home. Whether you choose a true staycation and have some nice day trips from home or you travel elsewhere in the UK, there's nothing wrong with sticking closer to home. It might not be as hot as Spain or Florida, but you can still discover plenty of fun, family-friendly things to do. It's your chance to explore the country in new ways and get to know your own home better. But where should you go and what should you do if you're planning on a holiday in the UK?

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Monday, 1 March 2021

Home Improvements To Keep You Busy During Lockdown





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Being able to spend more time at home due to the pandemic can also be advantageous at times, when it enables you to do some home improvements. There are always jobs that need doing, especially when you are a busy mum with two little ones and a husband to look after. Having the opportunity to freshen up certain areas of your home is always welcome.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Find Time For Style As A Busy Mum

When you are a busy mum trying to wrangle your kids every morning for school and other activities, fashion is likely the last thing on your mind. We all know how difficult staying stylish can be when you become a mum; and the winning combo of a jumper and a messy bun is often a go to choice.


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Monday, 15 February 2021

Tips to Make Your House Warmer

In the winter months, you might find yourself and your family are shivering often, even when you are at home. Even if you are wearing thick socks and cosy jumpers or boiling the kettle for constant hot water bottles, you might not be warm enough. Nobody wants to feel cold while they are at home, so here are three methods that will make your home warmer.
 


Block Out Any Draughts


It is easy to overlook draughts at home. You might even forget they are there. Maybe you subconsciously avoid sitting in a particular seat because you know there is a chill, or maybe you just turn the thermostat up a couple of degrees to try and warm up the house. This is not only wasteful, it is just plain pointless. Why spend money and energy heating up the house when there is a cold breeze or draught coming in?

One of the simplest ways to warm up your home is to eliminate this problem. Check around windows and doors in particular, as these are key spots for draughts to occur. You could replace caulking around windows or just buy a simple pack of draught-excluding tape – it takes very little effort to install and can make a big difference. You could use an animal-shaped draught excluder for your children’s bedrooms. They look like toys but will keep your kids warm and prevent breezes, keeping everyone happy.


Insulate Your Loft


Heat rises, so if your loft is not properly insulated, a huge amount of heat will be rising up and out of your house rather than staying in the property.

Installing proper insulation can be a bit of effort – if you have problems with damp or a flat roof, you may need to bring in an expert. For most people, though, it is easy enough to install loft insulation yourself. You just need to buy a few rolls of loft insulator and lay it between the rafters and along the ceiling joists in the loft.

Loft insulation will keep your house warm, but it will also save you energy and money – it could actually save you up to £250 a year on your heating bill, so it’s definitely worth the effort.


Install Better Radiators


If your radiators are old, they probably are not fit for purpose any more. Radiator pipes can easily rust, and rusty pipes leads to a build up of sludge. When the pipes are full of sludge, radiators cannot heat rooms efficiently. This means you might be turning up the thermostat or keeping the heating on for longer than necessary.

High-quality radiators make an enormous difference to the warmth of your home, as do radiators that are the right size for a room. Too small and you will not be able to warm the entire room; too big and you will use unnecessary energy. You can buy a variety of horizontal and vertical column radiators from warmrooms.co.uk, and they come in different sizes and styles to suit any room in any house.

Bonus tip: Avoid putting furniture directly in front of a radiator – it will prevent the heat from properly circulating.

When you think about it, it is easy to see why your home is not as warm as you would like. Make these changes and see the difference it makes to the warmth of your home – you will be glad you did.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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