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Arranging with The Flower Appreciation Society

This experience was literally a dream come true, a morning with the simply fabulous and, oh-so-talented girls who run and own The Flower Appreciation Society. They are the coolest girls in the business ‘so hot right now’; I couldn’t believe my luck when Ellie invited me over to play with flowers in their studio!

This creative meet all came about when unfortunately I couldn’t make one of their flower crown workshops last November. I was so upset, these are their signature style, they have made it into Vogue, Elle and all sorts of other major fashion magazine. Sadly my flipping chemo schedule got in the way of me making the workshop. I explained my predicament and they replied ‘why don’t you come down to our studio and play with flowers when you’re better?!’ These girls are just truly amazing, so kind and generous, major girl crush! (more…)

How to Pick the Best Gifts Online

If you are puzzled about what you are going to gift your family member or any other friends for their birthday celebration then you will certainly be delighted to know that you can find numerous exclusive gifts available online. Picking a the best gift will not be difficult for you since you can pick among books, apparels, gift baskets, jewelry, electronic devices, toys, etc at many different websites that sell gifts online. You can easily get gift ideas and the difficulty to find the right gift will be resolved.

If you would like to surprise your girl friend you may buy her a portable speaker or nail dryer from an online gift store and make her feel special in your life. The gift selection offered at this store is amazing. So, there is no need to move from one store to another to locate ideal gift for your loved ones.
Also, Finding Christmas gifts are not difficult with a lot of gift ideas readily available. You can allocate and adjust your budget and select to view the gifts offered in that range. (more…)

Shawford duck race

Had a brilliant time at the Shawford duck race on Sunday.

We joined lots of people in the garden of the Bridge Pub early in the afternoon and we selected the right duck! We paid a pound and then had a drink in the sunshine for half an hour before making our way to the start line.

I can think of no better place to spend a Sunday afternoon, than on the leafy banks of the river Itchen in the Summer sunshine.

The cheers went up as over a thousand plastic yellow ducks made their way into the river, helped along by wading teenagers fully dressed and a few professional looking canoeists. ( They didn’t capsize, they were therefore professional!) (more…)

Bowling in Eastleigh, what a lot of fun!

We decided to go bowling in Eastleigh at the Swan Centre for the first time this week-end. You do need to pre book over the week-end as the slots go very quickly. If you go on a Sunday, parking if you are there for a couple of hours will be fixed at £2.50, so cheaper than the Saturday and the roads were lovely and quiet too.

I took my 12 year old daughter and it was great! A lot less stressful than taking a 12 year old clothes shopping. The shoe hire was part of the price and I pre booked a big pitcher of diet coke as I just thought it looked cool! I think the ticket price for us both for one game which was ample ( took about 30 minutes) was just under £10 so MUCH cheaper than an afternoon at the cinema.

Being a bit dim I asked for help to get us started but actually it was self explanatory you just tap in your name, if you can handle a mobile you can handle the bowling alley machine. (more…)

Benefits of reading product reviews before making purchases

Whether you want to buy essential items for your baby or if you are trying to find household products that offer functionality and affordability, consulting product review sites, such as, Consumer Reports and CNET can certainly guide you to the nice shopping experience. In this article, I want to share some important reasons why people, especially parents, can depend on product reviews before making a decision on their online purchase.

Being Familiar with the Product

Today, with modern online platforms, we don’t need to visit some physical stores to find the stuff you are going to buy and wait in line at the cashier. With that in mind, this large quantity of available products may be puzzling for buyers; how do you choose a brand or a model with all these large options?

So, positive reviews of customers can be a useful source of information for future buyers. Regardless of the product’s nature or function, you are sure to learn something that is not listed in the product description or is not clear on the displayed pictures. Also, as you cannot experience the product directly, you can get some perspective (for example, “this product fits perfectly in my car dashboard”), which will drive you to choose one product over another.

Know what Customers Feel about the Product

Reading the product reviews can be the best way to figure out whether the product offer the quality as its promises. For that matter, many brands tend to highlight their products quality and write good descriptions for sales and marketing purposes. By reading the product reviews, you can understand the quality of the products from people who are not connect to the brand.

Find out if The Product Fits Your Needs

With product reviews, you can determine whether a product will most likely meet your needs and be of value For example, you are trying to find a new vacuum cleaner. Although they all have the same basic feature and function, i.e. clean your floors and carpets, various models will certainly have different features and specs. This is important to consider whenever you are shopping for cleaning products and other home appliances. Besides the customers’ opinions on the product, performing some small research and finding the advice of professional reviewers can help you choose the right product that fits your needs.

Assess the Seller’s Professionalism and Reliability

Customer reviews are really helpful in providing information about the seller or company. Some time, you will find customers who will emphatically warn anyone to not dealing with certain suppliers or sellers, either because they have experienced shipping delays, bad communication or even after-sales service. I highly recommend choosing a qualified seller you can rely on, in order to avoid frustrations and distressing scenarios.


Choosing plus size summer dresses that fit your special occasions

When Summer getting close, your focus turn to sorting out that Summer clothing collection and replacing thick jeans and knits with lighter fabrics and cuts. For most plus size women, the enjoyment of shopping has elevated significantly these days and last but not least providing for plus sizes with huge selection of fashionable clothing.

The trick when choosing plus size dress is to avoid hiding your shape. Trying to hide away under shapeless and baggy items will only make you look bigger, and perhaps feel less confident. Alternatively, you need to focus on your curves! Fashion is actually about honoring voluptuous lines and spotting that curvy ladies are attractive.

Whether you are trying to find the cheap plus size summer dresses you might find yourself stressful to get the dress that fits well, stylish and affordable. Luckily, you can find a lot of helpful ideas to follow when trying to shop for the right type of plus size clothes that can keep you looking wonderful in any occasion. (more…)