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Liz Burton
Mum of one, blogger, thrifter, forager, lover of pretty things
Mum of one, blogger, thrifter, forager, lover of pretty things

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New Horizons and New Starts with Comic Relief
The table is strewn with packs of Monster Munch and Haribos.  The smell of acetone from the nail polish remover burns my nostrils. A gaggle of teenage girls paint their nails, and apply make-up, expertly contouring and checking their handiwork in compact mi...

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Share a photo, Give a Meal to Trussell Trust Food Banks
It's easy to take for granted how fortunate I am.  There's always food in the fridge and the freezer, and even at the end of the month, there's always plenty of staples in the cupboard to cobble together meals. There are times when I've had a busy day and a...

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If You Go Down To The Woods Today...Gruffalo Spotting With the New App
Have you heard what's happening at forests up and down the land?  For several years now, the Forestry Commission have been in partnership with the well-loved Julia Donaldson tale The Gruffalo and Magic Light Production (makers of the animated film).  They h...

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Baebox - A Positive Subscription Box for Girls
For several months now, Ruby has been receiving Baebox subscription boxes. These monthly boxes are the trend at the moment and you can sign up to have everything from coffee, chocolate, books and  make-up delivered as adults, but as far as I know Baebox is ...

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DIY Gifts for your Dog
Nothing says 'I love you' like a homemade gift and the same applies for canines as it does for humans!  I've rounded up some of my favourites from the net so you can rustle up the perfect present for your pooch for their birthday or pin for later on for Chr...

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A Series Of Unfortunate Events - A Netflix Series Review
I wrote recently how we'd been hotly awaiting the new Netflix TV series after devouring the Lemony Snicket books - the passion for all things ASOUE is sweeping through Ruby's school like wildfire! Like all Netflix series, it's had us hooked for the start an...

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan Butternut Squash and Sea Salt Seed Crackers
I was inspired by a recipe I saw in a gluten-free magazine from Eighty 20 Nutrition recently.  She makes her crackers with sweet potato but I'm not a fan, so I've been experimenting with alternatives and have come up with this. These crackers are nut-free y...

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A Series of Unfortunate Events - Netflix launches new series
We're on countdown in our house, and have been ever since we heard about the launch of the new 8 part Netflix Series of Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events . A few of the boys in Ruby's class at school have been reading the books, and even her t...

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Choosing the perfect Real Christmas Tree
We always have real Christmas trees at home, for me there's nothing better. You can't beat the smell of the pine and the natural look and shape of a real tree.  There's also environmental benefits to a real tree   and I have this argument time and time agai...

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Deck out your home this Christmas for less with Poundland's cracking value
Christmas is such an expensive time of the year right?  All those presents, the food, the drink, the parties, the new frock and the Christmas all adds up. So when it comes to dressing the house, I like to try and save costs where I can.  I have...
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