Green-Fingered Tips For Growing Your Own

Want to know what one of the first steps to healthy eating is? You need to eat organic! That may sound pretty easy enough, but it can be difficult to completely trust all the organic-labeled fruit and vegetables in the supermarket. Don’t panic, though; you don’t need to worry that you’re apparently organic veggies have been contaminated. You just need to start growing your own! Not only is growing your own one way of knowing that the fruit and veg you eat is 100% organic, but it can also save you a whole lot of cash!

It’s easy to get into growing your own even if you have never been much of a gardener. You just need to follow these green-fingered tips.

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Start Off Indoors No matter what you are planting – it’s a good idea to start off with easy veggies like courgettes and lettuces – it’s a good idea to plant them in pots and leave them inside somewhere. This is especially important if you are planting them out of season. Ideally, a greenhouse makes for the perfect environment. If you don’t have the space for a full-size one, you could always choose from the more compact lean to greenhouses. This will ensure that the seeds stay alive while they germinate and grow into seedlings. Once they have grown into small plants, you can put them out in your garden. 

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Mistakes That Every Homeowner Makes When Planning Renovations

Planning renovations can be a wonderful thing. It’s an exciting time for the creative people among us. We’ll be raring to go, equipped with lots of ideas in our minds and a large sum of funds that we can splash on our projects. However, before we even speak with a contractor about our ideas, there are a few things we need to go through in order to have a successful renovation.

The last thing you want to do is change your ideas midway or run out of money to complete your renovation project. You don’t want to leave your ideas half-realised and you don’t want to finish your project, only to find that you didn’t like the colours you picked. There’s a lot of planning involved when it comes to your house, and here are a few mistakes to avoid if you want a successful project that is worth every penny.

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Forgetting to collect a scrapbook One of the first things you need to do is get a scrapbook together. You don’t need to waste money by printing out everything you like, just go on and make an account, then gather up images from the internet that you love to get inspiration. This part of the planning takes a lot longer than you might assume. Keep in mind you’re renovating your house and it’s going to be a permanent and expensive change, so don’t take this step lightly!

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The Ultimate Guide To Getting A First Pet For Your Kids

Every parent faces the dilemma of getting a pet for their child or children at some stage. Little ones can be very persuasive! If they have worn you down and you have agreed that an animal friend is going to join your household, all that’s left to do is choose what type! Here are some ideas.

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Dogs are a kid’s best friend A dog is a lovely addition to any household. Your child will love having a pal to romp around with and to help them cause mischief. Children who like to develop strong bonds will do very well with a dog in the family. They are also great for teens who feel that no-one understands them. The relationship with a dog is very deep and intense and they literally become a member of the family.

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(Non) Sleeping Beauty: Reducing That Tired Look

A recent study showed that people who get less sleep are viewed as being less attractive! Talk about getting some beauty sleep! But while there’s nothing we can do about what other people think of us, we can feel a lot better about ourselves. There is nothing worse than looking in the mirror and seeing a tired, groggy version of yourself. Whether you’ve got children and you’re awake all night, or you have a job that demands you work at least 50 hours per week, the stresses of life will show up in your face and under your eyes. So, what can we do to get rid of that tired look?


If You Have Puffy Eyes… Puffy eyes are usually the result of excess fluid, which can be caused by excess sodium, and when you’re premenstrual, the fluids can increase even more, especially when you’re tired, or you’re stressed. So it’s time to get into the habit of massaging your eye bags every day with an eye cream, or with a specialized eye serum for wrinkles to give you a bit of a head start. You can chill some in the fridge overnight and put it on in the morning. The coolness with do your eye bags a world of good, but the massaging action will also help to reduce the swelling of any tissue under the eye. The temptation to apply lots of dark eye makeup and concealer is always an obvious one, but that will make you look worse. Instead, curl your lashes and just put on two coats of mascara. Go for a volumizing kind. Another long-term option is to go for an eye-cream that has caffeine and apply it just before bed. If it doesn’t sound too strange, you can tape your eyes up, which doesn’t cost anything; and it does wonders in keeping fluids at bay while compressing blood vessels. 

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