How we decided the time was right to try for a baby

I should really have sat down to write this post when Freya was a newborn but I used that time to nap! Still do when I get the opportunity and my housework is all done. Anyway back on to the subject at hand, deciding when it was time to start trying for a baby.

Bob and I got engaged Easter 2016 and a couple of months later had booked our wedding venue for 19th May 2017 giving us 12 months to sort out the wedding. A couple of months later we were moving out of our parent’s homes and into a house of our own.

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How to Create an Exterior Oasis for a Desert Theme Landscape

Hearing the word desert immediately takes us to the land of sand dunes and cactus. This picture is embedded in our mind since our childhood. All the fairy tales of the childhood reminds us of the vast expanse of yellow sands that meet the horizon. As everything has to have something good in it, it is true for the deserts as well. When one reaches an oasis after a long journey, his mind becomes full of joy for the refreshing comfort of the place.

An Oasis is like the heart of the desert. It always has a water source and provides habitat for the humans and a resting place for the caravans. It also brings hope in the minds of the people who have a tough time traveling through the desert. Based on these theme desert landscaping has gained popularity in the recent times. Now the creative people have brought this desert theme on the urban lands also. They create a desert landscape using sand, stone, desert plant and cactus to enliven the space.

If it is your home or commercial space happens to be in drought areas, creating a desert theme landscape is the most ideal. No matter if it is your residence or a posh hotel, luxury restaurant or a theme park; you can implement the desert theme landscape to give a nice facelift to the place. The cactus and other desert plants grow slowly and these are easy to maintain. Having a minimalist look the desert theme landscape is great for the modern residential complexes and commercial settings as well.

An Oasis is an integral part of the desert. That is why an Oasis should be included in the desert them landscapes for successful implementation. Here are some ways that will give an idea of creating an oasis for a desert theme landscape.

*Collaborative post*
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Creating the perfect reading area at home

Being able to wind down and relax with a good book is one of life’s simplest pleasures and creating a reading area in your home will not only encourage you to do it more, but make it all the enjoyable.

This is my simple guide for creating the perfect reading area at home with a few simple steps.

Of course, you might not have the space for this sort of area, in those cases it might be something as simple as lighting your favourite candle in your room while you read, something that instantly transports you to the head space of taking the time for yourself and something that you enjoy.

photo credit // *This is a collaborative post*

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