Kids Craft Grow a Grass Caterpillar
Posted on March 31, 2016

Kids Craft – grow a grass caterpillar

Craft/ DIY/ Kids Craft/ Make

Kids Craft – grow a grass caterpillar

Get the kids outdoors and get their hands dirty with this fun craft project. Help them grow their own furry pet caterpillar. It’s the perfect craft to keep them busy these school holidays.

Grow your furry pet caterpillar

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April National Craft Month at Spotlight
Posted on March 30, 2016

Spotlight’s National Craft Month

Craft/ Event/ Just saying

Spotlight’s National Craft Month

April is an exciting month for you craft lovers out there!

Spotlight's National Craft Month

For the whole month of April Spotlight is celebrating it’s ‘National Craft Month’. This means a month choc-full of crafty goodness, craft inspiration and  in-store activities. Each in-store event will showcase hands-on DIY demos, free project sheets, awesome giveaways & prizes and specials.

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Coffee Table Styling with Chairish
Posted on March 25, 2016

What’s on your coffee table?

Challenge/ furnish | decor

What’s on your coffee table?

So I was inspired by Chairish’s  coffee table essentials challenge, and asked myself what are my coffee table essentials? What do I need on my coffee table and how would I style mine. This instantly brought to mind two things! Firstly the reality between what I would like mine to look like and what mine does actually look like (picture a new baby and a 5 years old’s mess..)

But it’s not hard for me to imagine what I would put on my coffee table, if I didn’t have to fear it being knocked over, scribbled on or drooled over.

Staying true to my love of all things handmade I went in search of my dream finds to style a beautiful white marble Italian coffee table. Here’s what I found- and love!

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Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip
Posted on March 25, 2016

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip is out now on iTunes

giveaway/ special event/ Sponsored/ Win stuff

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip is out now on iTunes – and on Blu-ray/DVD, March 31 2016.

Do you have a Chipmunk fan in the house? Well today is their lucky day as the new movie Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip is out today on iTunes!

Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip

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Some Flowers can be poisonous to cats
Posted on March 23, 2016

Flowers that are poisonous to cats

Guest Post/ Sponsored

Flowers can add colour, and a sense of freshness, to your home. They just make everything seem a little brighter and are virtually guaranteed to put a smile on your face. As a means of decorating your home flowers are a good choice because by nature they are only temporary; as one flower arrangement dies you can replace it with another. This means that the decoration is constantly changing, giving you something new and beautiful to look at.

It’s so easy to buy flowers too; you can just check out specialists like these guys online. They have a wide range of flowers for you to choose from. In this article we are going to look at choosing flowers if you have a cat in your home. You may not realise it, but there are certain flowers that are poisonous to cats. Obviously, it’s important to know which flowers this applies to if you are a cat owner.

The danger of lilies

The plant that is probably the most dangerous to cats is the lily. There are several types of lilies that can be deadly to felines; Easter lily, tiger lily, rubrum and several species of day lily. This is not something you can take lightly if you are a cat owner as poisoning from these lilies can cause kidney failure in cats if it is not treated quickly. One of the first signs that your cat may have a problem with poisoning from a lily is if it starts to vomit; this normally happens within just a few hours of a cat eating any part of the relevant lilies. The cat may also be more lethargic then usual and suffer with a lack of appetite. If the signs are not spotted, and the cat is not treated, then it will usually develop kidney failure within a period of between thirty-six and seventy-two hours.

It’s important to note that each part of a lily is poisonous to a cat and that the cat does not have to eat a very large amount in order for it to become ill. This is why it’s a good idea for cat owners to avoid having flowers or plants from the Liliaceae and Hemerocallis families in their home.

Other flowers that are poisonous to cats

Lilies are not the only flowers that can be dangerous for the cat in your life. There are a whole host of flowers that pose a threat to the health of your pet, including foxglove and Rhododendron. You may be tempted to have these flowers in your home and just try to keep them out of the reach of your cat; but is it really worth the risk? There are so many varieties to choose from when you are shopping for flowers that you are sure to be able to find one that you like and that is not going to make your cat ill. That way your home can be brightened by flowers and your companion can remain in good health.

 

Some Flowers can be poisonous to cats

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