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To celebrate the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan, we thought we would help you out with some money saving tactics for an outdoor wedding. We know how expensive weddings can be, but with our ideas for outdoor DIY wedding venues you can still have a beautiful wedding whilst keeping a lid on your budget! Fortunately, many of these DIY ideas can also be transferred to other outdoor events too! You’ll be so proud of hosting a DIY outdoor event that you’ll be made of honour… DIY Wedding Flowers Flowers can take up a lot of a wedding’s budget, our first tip is that if you are going to buy them them from a florist then try not to mention that it’s for a wedding straight away. That way, you can see what their prices are like before the wedding mark-up fee, and they are likely to stick to their original…

With amber warning issues, major disruptions to transport, and shortages of loafs of bread as people stock up – it’s time to prepare for the snow storm promised to head in from the East. It’s best to stock up on supplies while you can, before the worst of the weather sets in (which is expected to be from Wednesday to Friday). This way, you can leave the house as little as possible, and stay cosy inside with a cup of tea, under the wraps of a few blankets and watching the weather unfurl from the window. If you do need to go outside for any reason, we’ve put together a guide to getting around in the snow while staying safe. Check weather warnings before leaving the house It’s good to get into the habit of checking weather warnings just before you leave. These are updated frequently, and checking can help…

We’ve heard stories of people braving the shops at 4am to get the best deals, of fist fights on department store floors, of parents sacrificing their children for that last 4 slice toaster… These people are not us. All the best and brightest companies (*cough*ManoMano*cough*) have made their deals digital to allow us to shop to our hearts content from the comfort (and safety) of our own homes. Just follow these five steps to make the most of your Friday, and if you still feel stressed, check out our Black Friday Therapy videos (just scroll down!) 1. Do your research Many companies will start putting deals up earlier than Black Friday, so you can have a look around and size up the competition. Have a list of items you want to buy (think long-term, and Christmas presents) so you’re not frantic when it gets to Friday. 2. Stay away from the…

Wondering how to get rid of bed bugs completely? Despite the name ‘bed’ bugs, these little suckers can get EVERYWHERE. Once they’ve infested your home, they can be a huge pain to get rid of – but it can be done, we promise! You’ll have to attack them from all angles, but with a steamer in one hand and an aerosol spray in the other, you’ll be able to free yourself of bed bugs at long last. Step 1: Declutter! Get out anything you don’t need, and remember that everything remaining will need to be treated. Take linens and clothes and bag these up. Be sure you’re not transporting the bed bugs through your house, spreading the infestation. Wrap everything tightly and take it straight to the washer, running it on a high heat in order to exterminate the bugs. Personal items like stuffed toys can be put into air…

Disconnect with technology and reconnect with yourself to improve your wellbeing through the magic of DIY. 2016 was quite a year on many fronts, including stress levels reaching a new high in the work place. Stress is now being cited as the most widespread concern for 75% of British workers. The expectation for workers to be constantly connected with technology is putting increasing pressure on a large proportion of the population, which creates more anxiety. How can DIY possibly alleviate this growing problem, you might ask? Well, in more ways than you might imagine… How Does DIY Relieve Stress? Pulling the plug It encourages leaving technology alone for a period of time. We spend a substantial amount of time on phones, laptops, tablets etc. Having to focus on a manual task means having to switch off from the madness of emails and social media for a while and concentrating on the task ahead. The Italian…