Showing posts with label new house. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new house. Show all posts

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Cleaning the House with Seventh Generation

We have recently moved to a bigger house which has many perks but one huge downside too.  More space to play means more space to clean too.  Keeping the house clean has been even more challenging whilst we have been surrounded by boxes (and we still are in some rooms).  When we moved we cleared out the old cleaning cupboard, discarding products we never really used, no longer have a need for and the bottles that have probably been sat there since we moved in.  Seventh Generation sent us a hamper with some of their cleaning range to try out and I have been using them around the house since we moved in.


We had already switched to the Seventh Generation washing liquid which comes in completely recyclable cardboard packaging.  The bottle has 66 doses in and has no fragrances, dyes or optical brighteners.  It tackles the everyday mess that the children completely cover their clothes in and is hypoallergenic and not irritating to our skin.  Full of plant based power, we love the fact that this has a much smaller environmental impact that the washing liquid we were using and we are pretty converted.


I have been trying a few of the other products thanks to the hamper and I am really impressed with the streak free window cleaner.  We have big glass doors at the back of the new house which are a magnet for small sticky fingers it seems so this is definitely getting a lot of use! It is plant based and has no harsh fumes.


I have been looking for a biodegradable toilet cleaner too and we are really impressed with the Seventh Generation cleaner which has no harsh fumes and is scented with essential oils. It is easy to use and is a product we will continue to use.


All seventh generation products are not tested on animals, are derived from renewable plant based ingredients (which are completely disclosed on the packaging) and are designed with the next seven generations in mind and the world that they will inherit.  They are available to buy in select Tesco stores.

I have collaborated with Seventh Generation to offer a hamper of their cleaning products including three three mentioned above, their all purpose cleaning spray and their biobased natural wasing up liquid.  Entry is via the rafflecopter form below.



This post is in Collaboration with Seventh Generation

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Monday, 28 August 2017

Our New Home

We have been in our new home for one week now.  It was never the plan to move just yet, I thought we had a couple more years in our old house, but somehow the desire for somewhere a bit bigger got to us and we ended up with a moving date right in the middle of the summer holidays.  In some ways it has been great as the disruption of moving, the lack of structure for those couple of days and the lack of curtains for a couple more haven't affected the children as much.  In other ways it has been twice as stressful as there is very little that can be done whilst occupying four small people.


We still haven't quite finished moving everything and there is a lot of unpacking to be done still.  I am waiting on furniture deliveries and I think there will be cardboard boxes lining the walls for at least a couple more weeks.  We need to paint Cora and Finn's bedroom before we can move them in and our room is still in need of curtains ( there is a duvet cover hanging in the window at the moment in an effort to keep the light out).

Moving has been challenging for us all.  The boys have coped amazingly on the outside with it all, revelling in the extra space and the fact we now have a garden.  On the inside they have been more emotional, more challenging and we can see that they need time to adjust.  Cora has taken it all in her stride, but she is waking up much more than usual through the night.

We haven't had wi-fi all week and so I haven't been online as much and I haven't taken as many photos as usual, but there are a few here, to document the early days in our new home.  With it being the end of August, the children have been making the most of their new garden and they are often out there from the moment they get up until it is time to bring them in for bed.  They helped Daddy to mow the lawn and we got out the paddling pool (that I had bought to be a birthing pool but never used) in the later half of the week.

We discovered that our garden has apple and pear trees as well as blackberry bushes, and it also has a friendly cat that likes to come and hang out with us.  We have named her 'fluffy fish' and all four love following her around.  We get foxes in the garden too which they are all quite fascinated by.

It has been a busy week but this empty shell of a house is slowly starting to feel like our home.  I can't wait to decorate it more, arrange our possessions and create a space that we love to be in.

















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Monday, 8 April 2013

Dylan's New Playroom

It has taken four months, but we have finally finished unpacking and Dylan and Archie have their very own space.  Our living room is nice and long so we have decided to have half as an adult end with the sofas and TV, and the other half for the boys.  The idea is that it is their playroom, without being in a separate room and the bloke and I can have nice relaxed evenings without toys covering every surface.


We have a lovely bookcase from Tidy Books in blue wood, so I bought some blue wooden toy storage too to contain the multitude of toys that we have accumulated over the past twenty months.



We have been sent a gorgeous blue wooden table and chairs too and  Dylan loves to sit up at his table and do some drawing or puzzles.






The set was a little tricky to put together, but the bloke managed it by himself and the table and chairs seem nice and sturdy now.  I think they will last Dylan quite some time as he has plenty of growing space but he can climb onto the chair by himself too.  They are the perfect addition to our playroom!




Disclaimer:  We were sent the table and chairs free of charge but all thoughts, opinions and photos are completely my own.

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