In this house, we tend to start the new term full of resolutions for keeping tidy, having a good routine after school, making packed lunches the night before, getting homework done when it’s set, not at the last minute. It’s a bit like the first of January really. How about you? You know, and we know that making a tidy bedroom helps with getting homework and music practice done, .
So, just in case I wasn’t busy enough here at NAJB HQ, I’ve kind of invented a new thing… it’s called Love UK Handmade, and it began as an Instagram page, for all things handmade in the UK, with a focus on pretty, fun, and lovely, of course! (https://www.instagram.com/loveukhandmade/) We have all kinds of items featured there, from giant knitting, to jewellery, to baby things, and plant pots, and .
And if the weather is nice, you’re probably planning holidays, sandy beaches and ice-cream. And if it’s not nice, maybe just wishing for holidays, sandy beaches and ice-cream. Either way, we’re right there with you! Here are our favourite things that will make your summer easier. Let’s start with summer at home. You know what it’s like – you have three pairs of nice sunglasses, and a ratty pair .
What to give the man this fathers day who has everything? Well, something to store it all in, obviously! Dads often get a rough deal at this time of year – socks, chocolates, something for the garden or their hobby… how about being original and giving them something practical, and personalised, that will last all year? Plus, there’s a 20% off order code (Enter DAD20 at checkout), so you .
Here at NAJB HQ, we’re very pleased with our new range of name plaques for doors. You may recognise some of them from our Hair Bow Holders. We know that every child is different and had spotted that many businesses selling name labels have simple pink-or-blue variation. Is your child a cookie-cutter pink girl, or blue boy? Nope, I didn’t think so! Plus, there are so many beautiful and .
I’ve been really getting in the mood of Spring Cleaning recently. You may have seen the March blog about re-purposing jewellery. This one is Part 2 of my Spring Cleaning binge. Part of why I like having a really good tidy-out is putting everything back into the cupboard neatly afterwards. There’s something very satisfying about a perfectly organised space. Using boxes, or hanging pockets to keep things in line .
Looking out of the window, it might actually be spring soon. Perhaps… maybe… So I’ve started thinking about Spring Cleaning. I like to have a tidy up every now and then, going through clothes, books, kitchen cupboards and the rest, clearing out the things that are out of date, not worn, not read, not needed. Some of it goes in the bin, obviously, but some things are still good .
Ladies, would you like some red roses for Valentine’s Day, and perhaps some chocolates, and a lovely romantic meal? That’s what we’re supposed to want, isn’t it? But what if you think that there’s just a bit too much hype around February 14th? And the fact that roses double in price for that day, and restaurants are booked months in advance, and chocolates make you fat puts you off, .
We had a fabulous Christmas, flying out to America the day after my mum went over, to spend Christmas with my brother and his family. We did that airport pickup surprise thing, which was just as good as it looks in the movies! For New Year I’m trying to be good and do yoga regularly. I’ve been mining the internet for information, and am blown away by how much .
In the run up to Christmas, it’s a known fact that the days get shorter and the lists get longer, the children get more highly strung, and the diet goes out of the window. But when you’re running a small business, which has a peak in the run up to Christmas, then times that by about 5! So then, here are my handy hints for surviving Christmas as a .