Thursday, December 17, 2015

Add a Little Winter Spice to Your Kitchen this New Year!

Kitchens North Wales
As the festive day approaches and the New Year isn’t too far behind, now is the time to start planning some home projects to begin once 2016 finally arrives. Many of us set ourselves goals or ‘resolutions’ if you wish, for the New Year to try and accomplish before the year is up. However, instead of setting yourself typical goals that many of us go for, why not focus on your home?

Add a little spice to your kitchen with our array of tips on how to spruce up the space you already have. Once the New Year arrives our bank accounts are feeling defeated, therefore a complete renovation is the last thing we want; it’s costly, time consuming, but also unnecessary the majority of the time.

If you’re fortunate to have a kitchen big enough to hold an island, here are a few tips to give it a little tender loving care: Add a splash of colour to bring it to life. You can even add accents of colour by purchasing brightly coloured bar stools or fruit bowls to place with the island.

Going along the lines of adding accents of colour or patterns to help spruce up your space, another idea we can provide is to add a feature wall. This can be done in tiles, wood panelling, wallpaper or anything else you can think of. The idea behind a feature wall is for it to stand out and bring a bit of character to the room. You can have a photographic backsplash area that has an easy to clean finish, or you could add a striking marble effect to your kitchen too.

It is also good to mix things up in the kitchen. Not everything has to match; colour, materials and even chairs. Everything can seem a little pristine when it is all one colour, equally laid out and matching, which can often make it not feel like a home to some. Mix it up by having marble worktops or accessories, but wooden flooring or panelling elsewhere. The contrast works beautifully together, but adds personality too.

Get rid of clutter. No one likes a messy house, especially when you have guests coming round. Although a bit of clutter is standard and expected, do not overcrowd worktops or tables. These are your most functional areas in a kitchen that are also exposed at all times. Stick to the essential appliances and small decorative objects and leave the rest for elsewhere.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your New Year project, why not visit your local showroom featuring beautiful and stunning kitchens inNorth Wales, and also throughout the UK. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Pampered Pooches - The Benefits of Dog Grooming

Regular dog grooming is an important part of a happy and healthy dog's routine, it works to serve a number of benefits, including keeping the dog’s coat clean and manageable, enables you to do a quick health check, ensuring your furry friend stays in the very best of condition.

So, without further adieu, here’s an introduction to dog grooming, with some professional input. This will keep your dog looking crufts-quality!

There are so many benefits to grooming your dog, as well as aerating the coat, ensuring healthy growth, brushing works to promote a good blood circulation. Grooming also helps keep grease levels down, a build up of grease can block pores and cause sebaceous cysts.

Most domestic dogs live inside, so they moult a lot and for a lot of the time moult a lot quicker, so they have more hair than their wild counterparts, causing any loose hairs to get matted. If the fur is not brushed out regularly it forms into heavy wads which can drag the skin down and cause soreness and skin complaints.

Dog grooming also enables you to give your dog a check over and see if he’s healthy. Giving him a once over, makes sure that there aren’t any balls of matted fur between paw pads. If these get hard with grease and dirt then it can cause discomfort.

You also have the chance to bond with your dog, it helps both dog and owner to relax and to build up a close bond, if you start when your dog is still a puppy then it will be easier for the hound to get used to the idea. You’ll just get to know your dog better, both physically and mentally.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a doggie brush -appropriate for the dog’s coat of course - and get grooming!

Image Credit: “Dog Groom UK” by Mark is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Free Gift with Christmas Kits at Be My Bear

Be My Bear Christmas
This Christmas make a friend for life with our award winning kits, enabling you and the children to build a bear they can cherish for a lifetime. Be My Bear’s ‘no-sew no-fuss’ kits make building your own furry friend easy peasy furry squeezy.

This Christmas Be My Bear have a fantastic offer for you all; receive a free Ho Ho Ho T-shirt when you buy either Snowman or Reindeer! Their cuddly Snowman is perfect for the festive season and can be loved all year round, as well as the cute and soft Reindeer.

Both of these kits allow you to build a bear in the same way as all other teddy bear making kits at Be My Bear. Each kit contains the following; skin with one-way zip tie, super soft stuffing, sating make-a-wish charm, birth certificate, luxury gift bag, invitation and instructions.

In addition to the festive teddy bears, you can purchase so much more at Be My Bear! From colourful unicorns and zebras, to monkeys and traditional bears there is a kit to suit every one of all ages – you’re never too old to have your own furry friend!

Please note: In order to receive your purchased goods in time for Christmas, Be My Bear’s last ordering time is midday on 18th December 2015 – put it in your calendar!

Be My Bear specialise in a unique form of children’s gifts and party entertainment where every child makes a teddy bear or pet animal to take home with them. In addition to their eclectic range of teddy bear making kits available, they offer fundraising opportunities to schools, charities and clubs. This addition to their company is becoming an increasingly popular way of raising funds, and Be My Bear will either offer a donation per bear sold or supply wholesale to these groups.

Do not forget their special offer! Buy either the Snowman or Reindeer and receive a free Ho Ho Ho T-shirt whilst stocks last!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Choose Outdoor Fashion For The Perfect Christmas Gift

Weird Fish Clothing
As December and winter are here everyone’s minds have now switched to Christmas mode.

You will by now have your advent calendars and be excited for opening the first door today but you will probably also be panicking to get all the ideal Christmas gifts bought or ordered for friends and family and hoping they will be delivered in time.

If you know someone who loves the great outdoors and enjoys nothing better than getting out and about in the countryside or out on the water, then why not get them a gift they will really love with the Coast Meets Country outdoor fashion range.

Whether they love sailing, yachting, kayaking, canoeing, horse riding, rock climbing, walking, mountain biking, quad biking or anything else, their coastal fashion and countrywear offer the perfect way to stay warm whatever the weather and the seasons bring while you enjoy your favourite outdoor hobbies.

They only supply the very best brands including gorgeous fashion such as Weird Fish Clothing and Musto clothes. Weird Fish is their most popular countrywear brand and Musto is their most popular coastal fashion brand. That is because these two companies understand how to design the best outdoor clothing that does its job and still has you looking your best. Gone are the days when outdoor fashion meant decidedly frumpy because now you can look striking and chic whilst out and about with Coast Meets Country's fashion ranges for both men and women.

In a wide range of styles and colours you are sure to find something to suit you. They have warm jumpers, waterproof jackets, trousers, and tee shirts so summer or winter, rain or shine you will be well equipped.

Browse Coast Meets Country's range of Weird Fish and Musto clothes now.