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    What is Nesting During Pregnancy?

    May 15, 2019Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Uncategorised

    If you’re in those later stages of pregnancy, you know the ones where the stairs feel like Everest and being awake for 5 hours feels like a chore, but you have a real urge to clean and organise the home –  then you might be nesting.

    What is Nesting?

    Nesting is the psychological compulsion to provide a safe environment for your new baby. This instinct is common in a number of animals who often create a hospitable …

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    5 Reasons to Choose Wooden Toys as Gifts

    May 10, 2019Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    Because there’s nothing worse than running out of batteries.

     

    Gone are the days of our old favourite toys filling up our kids’ bedrooms. Now it’s all about the latest tech and newest gadgets taking up their play time. However, one thing that will never go out of fashion are those wooden toys you once loved as a child. They’re charming, timeless and simply beautiful to look at but if you need more reasons to choose wooden …

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    8 Mums You Will Meet at a Children’s Party

    May 1, 2019Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Parenting, Real life, Uncategorised

    Let’s face it children’s parties are stressful, whether you’re the one organising how to entertain a herd of small children or just the parent of an attendee, they’re rarely how we want to be spending our weekends. The moment you receive an invite in the backpack of your little one you start to remember the weekends of past, the times you went brunching with friends, had long lie ins and essentially hung out anywhere but …

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    How to Gift Wrap Like A Pro

    April 23, 2019Uncategorised

    It’s no secret. People love to open beautifully wrapped gifts! When a gift is just as thoughtful on the outside as it is on the inside it can bring so much more joy. With just a few simple steps, you can learn how to perfect your own gift-wrapping skills.

    You will need:

    Wrapping paper
    Sticky tape
    Scissors
    Ribbon

    Follow these easy steps:

     

    1. Lay your paper out.

    2. Work out how much paper you will need and cut your paper along a straight …

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    3 easy cake decorating tips that will make your cakes look amazing | With Lola’s Cupcakes

    February 27, 2019Celebrate with us, Party

    When it comes to decorating a cake, it can be a daunting challenge. Do you need to be a
    professional dessert baker? An artist? A miracle maker?… Well the answer is no! We’ve shared
    some of our top tips for cake decorating with ease. So, you needn’t worry about your
    buttercreams, sprinkles or piping bags.

    Using a Piping Bag:

    At Lola’s we prefer to use disposable piping bags to pipe our finishes. To prepare you piping
    bag, slip the nozzle/tip into …

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    5 Surprising Things You Learn When Your Friend Has a Baby

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us

    So your friend is having a baby! Perhaps she’s the first one in your group to get pregnant, or maybe she’s your closest BFF. Once the initial excitement wears off you find yourself wondering, how will things change?

    It can all be a bit scary when you have no idea what to expect. My 1st Years is here to help! Check out our guide to surprising things you learn when your friend has a baby. If …

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    7 Ways to Help Your Friend Who Has Just Had a Baby

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us

    When a close friend has a baby, you want to support them in any way possible. Even if you’ve never had kids of your own, you can still imagine just how exhausting and overwhelming it must be. But if you’ve never had kids of your own, you might be a bit unsure about the best way to help.

    If we’re unsure, we tend to react by avoiding. You might tell yourself that what your friend truly …

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    How to Make the Perfect Easter Biscuits | With Biscuiteers

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Food & Drink, Party

    Whether you’ve got an upcoming baby shower, children’s birthday party or want to start preparing for your Easter celebrations, hand-made biscuits make the perfect addition. We’ve teamed up with our experts in biscuit decorating, Biscuiteers, to show you how to make delicious and beautifully decorated treats for Easter.

    Biscuiteers easy vanilla biscuit recipe

    Ingredients

    Makes 24-30

    350g plain flour
    100g self-raising flour
    125g granulated sugar
    125g salted butter softened, diced
    125g golden syrup
    1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
    1 large egg lightly beaten

     

    How to make …

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