Sunday, 14 July 2019

5 things to use with vinegar and baking soda.

Hey readers, 

You don't have to spend a lot on branded cleaning products to make your home clean. There are so many good ways to clean and you only need in some cases white vinegar, baking soda or both combined (which is a really cheap way to clean). Here are 10 ways you can use this natural, green and eco-friendly cleaning products. 

1. Pans. 

Pour a small layer of equal amounts of water and white vinegar at the bottom of your pan, Next heat the dilated water on the hob so that the liquid in the pan boils. After boiling for a minute remove the pan from the hob and drain the fluid down the sink. Then allow about five minutes cool down and scrub with a normal washing pad to remove the stains, voila.  

2. Washing machine. 

Add two spoons of baking soda into the determinate draw and 1/2 a cup of white vinegar add to the drum where the washing goes in. Run a normal warm wash but don't make it hot. 

Keep an eye on the washing machine as there may be build up residue that can cause high levels of soap suds. (However, if you regularly clean your washing machine the less change of this will happen. 

It is recommended that you clean your washing machine every 2/3 months). 

This cleaning method will help break down the residue and also give a clean smell afterwards, win-win. 

3. Microwave.

Fill a microwave bowl with two cups of water and add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Putting in a toothpick into the bowl will help stop the water from overflowing.

 You can also add a drop of essential oil to make the vinegar smell more pleasant. Then after be mindful that the bowl is hot so be cautious and use oven clothes and place the content down the sink carefully. Next, get a cloth and wipe over the microwave there you have a clean microwave and smells lovely as well. 

4. Unblocking your drains. 

Pour a pot of boiling hot water down the drain.

 Next, add a half a cup of baking soda down the drain. 

Leave the mixture to settle for a few minutes then add a mixture of hot water and white vinegar down the drain.

 Leave the plug on the drain for 10 minutes then flush the drain with water to get rid of the mixture. 

5. The Toilet. 

Sprinkle one cup of baking soda into the toilet. 

Next, get a bowl of white vinegar and pour that into the toilet.

 Put the toilet lid down on the toilet and allow 30 minutes for the magic to happen.

 After the time is uplift the lit and clean the toilet with the cleaning brush. 

Finally, flush the toilet and don't worry about the plumbing as vinegar and baking soda will not harm it!

Do you use vinegar or baking soda for cleaning? Have I not mentioned anything that really uses the cleaning products to clean with? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Cheers for reading X 

3 Little Buttons

My Sunday photo 14/07/2019

Who needs toys when you can have boxes.

Friday, 12 July 2019


Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

Because we had to do some really complicated and in-depth science report for the science fair. 

It took a lot of hard work by doing the experiment and write up. 

Sadly, the school made each child write up the same report individually which took a lot of time and patience. 

It was fun but you needed a lot of time to do so defiantly won't be doing that again next year. 

Both I and my husband thought it was ridiculous the amount of work needed to go into the science report. We believe that it was more suited for twelve years old.

So, it has been exhausting so glad for this weekend where it is going to be a much more relaxed fair and less pressure to constantly be writing or glueing. 

Hope you have had a good week.
Cheers for reading X 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

why museums are important

Hey readers,

Today I want to talk about why museums are important. Well first of they tend to be free which means it gives an opportunity for everyone to access and explore history and culture with the world around us.

 It doesn't matter on your background, race. gender or financial the museum is open for all to access if they so desire.

It is a great place to take the children especially, like myself who do not have loads of money. It is a good way to educate a child and to learn through visual ideas and artefacts found in the museum.

They offer free events which are a great way to connect within the community. It allows you to appreciate the different types of expression people can do. It allows you to explore freely with like-minded people who also enjoy art.

Children enjoy learning about history and how different peoples lives are or how they used to live. It is an alternative way to learn and it allows a fun way to communicate with children and grasp the complexities of people.

Often the free activities available at the museum can help inspire children to express themselves and get creative. 

It is a safe place where they won't be judged and encouraged to do as they wish and with what they feel comfortable doing.

 Children can learn different forms of art and can get excited with the information they have learnt meaning they can expand further when at home or school.

It is a Breathe of fresh air to go to a place like a museum that it is not just based on modern information but alternative ideas of thinking.
Museums are a place to remember the past and celebrate the achievements of others have done and created history for it.

Thinking about the importance of the museum for society then there are financial benefits of having museums in places because they can help boost the economy. They provide reasons for other people that don't live in the area to come and explore the museum.

Also, if you have some money you can be tempted to check out the local shop or go for something to eat and drink therefore putting money back into the economy. 

Therefore keeping the attraction open for all to explore and have the opportunity.

Do you enjoy going to a museum?

Cheers for reading X

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Competition win Maybelline Colossal Mascara **AD**

Hey readers,

Who doesn't love a freebie because it sure brings me joy!

It can be hard sometimes to know where to look for freebies. However, you don't have to spend ages anymore as there is this brilliant site called Wowfreestuff. The website provides a list every day of hot new freebies that you can get your hands on with links to the places making it so easy to do within minutes. 

What kind of things does wowfreestuff offer? 

Well, variety is the spice of life with the freebies that wowfreestuff have to offer. You can get your hands on free makeup, free perfume, free food and even free household goods. The website is so easy to navigate around with clear lists with individual boxes. So you really have the choice to pick and choice freebies that suit you and your lifestyle. 
If freebies weren't enough to get excited wowfreestuff are giving away 1 of 100 Maybelline Colossal Mascara. If you want to be in a change of winning this mascara all you need to do is head over to the site to get the change of win freebies.

All you have to do is fill out the form and like wowfreestuff Facebook page, it is as simple as that.

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Good luck!
Cheers for reading X
This is a sponsored post for wowfreestruff. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

Sunday, 7 July 2019

30 of the best life hacks.

Hey readers,

Life is hard right and if you can do anything to make it that bit easier than your safe hands as I have compiled 30 of the best life hacks. You won't regret reading this post, check them out below!

1. Don't you just hate trying to find clothes at the bottom of the draw that you can't see, well no more because the problem is solved and it is all about the way you stack them?

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2. Remember them things called cassette tapes, well now they have a use, genius!

3. Need help getting organised with leads then check this little hack. 

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4. Why did I not think of this before, now I can hope not to trip up on that wee ;).

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5. What a brilliant way to store items especially if you are limited with space. You can put your toilettes on shower curtains with clips, bravo!

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6. Save some time when moving with this neat hack, all in one transport, boom!

how to move clothes easily

7. What to keep all you’re shopping together then you need this hack in your life.


8. Did someone say fresh sparkling wine?!


9. Nothing is worse than wrapping paper unravelling, no more of that nonsense with this valuable hack.

10. Get annoyed with ads stopping you playing games on phone, not anymore....

Wizard move: You won't get texts or phone calls of course, but perhaps the game is more important anyway

11. Have no candles, need instant light check this savvy hack.

Flare: The paraffin wax in a crayon keeps it alight and the paper covering it acts like a wick

12. Who knew cola and blood worked well together?

13. How annoying is it slipping around on the rug, here is a solution to the problem?

14. You learn something every day.


15. Want to clean in between the keys of your keyboard, well here is a smashing idea get a sticky note perfect for getting in them awkward small spots.


16. No asbestos fingers, now you don't have to worry about getting your cheese on toast out of the toaster just move that toaster about.


17. Of course, I knew the hotel TV would come in handy.

18. There is a spring in that hack.

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19. Keep it all together in one place with this simple hack.

Shopping bag trash

20. No need to spend the earth on kids during summer with this cost effect delight.

Be the master of your garden with these easy gardening hacks.

21. Cut down on the space in the kid’s bedroom with this fantastic idea of using zipped freezer bags to store jigsaws in. You would be amazed at how much space you gain from getting rid of all those boxes.

Puzzle storage without bulky boxes: Cut out the picture from the box lid and store puzzles in bags.

22. Do you get fed up of all the playing cards getting lost then get hold of a soapbox to keep everything in place?

Store cards in a soap box

23. You know them Lego manuals keep them all together in a folder.

Store all the Lego manuals in one binder so you have them at your fingertips (plus find a bunch of other great Lego storage ideas in the link under the photo).

24. No more spillages with the paint brush.


25. How infuriating are leads getting in a mess, thank goodness for toilet roll?


26. Anything is worth a go.

27. Whoever thought about this is amazing, what a brilliant idea.

28.Cheap storage for spaghetti.

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29. No bumps in the night with one.

Genius Lifehacks for an Easier Life – 22 Pictures

30. How frustrating is it losing where the tape ends, here is a clever trick to sort that out.

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Cheers for reading X

3 Little Buttons

My Sunday photo 7/7/2019

Friday, 5 July 2019


Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

I will be honest I am not a fan of humid weather and was it hot on Saturday. We did go for a walk, 
 and park in the heat so spend a lot of it hiding in the shade 😂
I much prefer the cooler breeze that came on Sunday.

I helped my son do his homework and it was about when he had a day at school called special values day.

He needed to write about that day. He said his favourite part of it was stroking the dog as it felt like a silk throw on him, which I just loved that description and wanted to share it in this post.

We had a meeting with the psychologist about ds1 and low and behold they said there are some things but not enough to take action. To be honest, didn't expect much cause let's be frank now as school has a tight budgetx and my son doesn't display overt behaviour at school.

My youngest went on a another school trip this week. I swear he goes on so many and has another one lined up next week. He is happy though as he got to play at a play village where it all pretends to play.

Hope you have had a good week.

Cheers for reading X

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

How to help a child read.

Hey readers,

My youngest has started to read and bring books home. So, it inspired me to write some tips that have helped my eldest and youngest to read.

Read at home.

I think the most important thing to do when it comes to encouraging your child to read is to just simply read to your child and get them involved with listening to the story. This is a great way to get your child familiar with books, it is also a great way to bond. Reading books at bedtime is important to incorporate as it is relaxing and can help get your child to sleep. When reading to your child or getting them to read to you dot pressure them too hard, make it light and fun - they are more likely to want to do it.

adult baby book boy

Talk to your child.

My second tip to help get your child to read is to talk to your child about the book and let them tell you what the story is about, you could ask about their opinion of the book.

Wordless books.

Wordless books are a great tool to help with introducing reading to your child, they can talk about what is happening on the pages and it helps familiarise with reading.

Think positive and encourage praise.

toddler reading book

I know it can be frustrating when you want to do something and want to get your child to meet the expectations. But don't worry, think positive that they will learn but don't aim for them to do such and such with regards to reading at such a certain time. It is important to be laid back, encourage praise because children can sense the negativity especially when you are short tempered. If it is relaxed they are more likely to enjoy reading and want to do it all by themselves.

Be interested in what they are reading.

When listening to your child take an interest in what they are reading, encourage them by asking questions and how they feel or rate the book.


From a young age, you can take your child to the library and get them interested in books. There are free music and story time books allowing them to have fun and it is something free to do with your little one. Also, during the summer there is the reading challenge where you read x amount of books and receive stickers, activities at the end of a certificate and medal. A great encouragement to read. Another thing to do at the library is to let your child pick out books that interest them, it is free to borrow them. There is a wide selection of books, fiction, and non-fiction.


When your child is reading to you before jumping I and helping them (which is all too easy as I am guilty of this one) allow them the space to try themselves to break down the word and say it. Sometimes the best way to learn is through practicing yourself and getting familiar with words.

photo of a boy reading book

What things have you learned to help your child to read? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section. 

Cheers for reading X