Get Paid To Take Surveys With Swagbucks!

by Jada, October 27, 2016
If you're looking for a way to earn a little extra money for Christmas this year - or just earning a little extra in general, then taking surveys on Swagbucks can be a great way to start! It's really simple: you sign up, confirm your email address, and then use the Gold Survey Dashboard to see what surveys are currently available.

For each survey, you'll see approximately how long it takes to complete, and how many SB points you'll get when you complete it. You can rack up lots of SB points quickly, and then redeem those SB for free gift cards to places like Amazon, TK Maxx, Argos, John Lewis, M&S, PayPal and many more UK retailers!
Are you looking to sell your home soon? Or maybe you’re just looking for ideas to turn it into a beautiful home for your friends to drool over! Turning your house into a dream home can be easier than you think - it’s all about the details and I'm not talking about painting every room in the latest on-trend Pantone colour either! Go beyond the paintbrush and find the inspiration you’re looking for to create the ultimate posh pad without the high-end budget! Try some of these ideas to give your home the makeover you desire:

New Skirting
Over the years, skirting gets painted with that thick white sludge that deforms the grooves and shape of the mouldings. Rather than spending hours sanding it away, you can simply take off what’s there and replace it. Natural oak can look so beautiful in your room that you won’t want to paint it white! Pick a style like regency or torus to suit your tastes! You can find skirting from suppliers like George Hill Timber merchants. You may need to lift back the carpet if you have it, so it might be worth timing it with a new flooring installation as found below!

When you're preparing for a baby, decorating a nursery is often one of the top tasks on the list. However, for many parents, the baby won't sleep in their nursery until they're a few months old. Many parents have their little one in a bassinet or cot by their own bed, whilst some parents even choose to co-sleep -  although it can be a controversial choice. This means that for several months, your grown-up bedroom can be taken over by the baby and when they do move out, you might feel like the room still doesn't belong to you. Giving it a makeover can help you reclaim it and make sure that the nursery is the baby zone from now on.

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Remove Baby Paraphernalia
The first thing you want to do is remove any baby items, you might still want to have a cuddle in bed with your little one, however, you no longer need to have a cot, mobile, changing mat or any other baby essentials! You can keep all of those items in their room because it doesn't need to be in such easy reach of your bed anymore. Start by moving any furniture if you chose to have a cot or perhaps a chest of drawers for your baby's clothes, then you can make sure you remove any odds and ends, from nightlights to soft toys.

Is Your Home Ready For The Winter Chill?

in , , by Jada, October 25, 2016
As much as the snow and ice are fun for the kids to play with, it does make everything so much colder! The heating goes on, the jumpers stay on, and the lights go on for longer at this time of year. We all know just how expensive it can be, so preparing our homes for a deep freeze could help us save a fortune! There are plenty of things you need to be checking before the frost sets in and hopefully by doing so, it'll help you with your winter cost!

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Seeing as we’re already well into autumn, it’s a good time to think about how we can make our homes a bit more cosy. Obviously if you have a child, then it’s their bedroom that should be the most important place to focus your attention on first!

Whether it’s making sure that their desk is at an adequate height to prevent backache, or even just splashing out on a good pocket spring mattress to help your little one get a good night’s sleep, here are some great ways to ramp up the comfort factor in 2016.

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You've probably seen me write about Swagbucks a lot on here recently and you may be wondering why I'm talking about it so much? I signed back into Swagbucks on the 16th of September after sadly abandoning the site for a little over a year due to work commitments, since signing back in on the 16th of September, I have earned £235 in a variety of vouchers (Argos and Amazon) and have purchased one of Spud's biggish Christmas presents which I wouldn't of been able to do until December if Swagbucks wasn't around!

So Swagbucks, it's a 100% completely free to join site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching video's, discovering deals, taking surveys and playing games. You then take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, TK Maxx, Curry's, PayPal and many more UK retailers (of course if you're in America then you'll have places like Walmart, Target and other US stores!).

According to my calculation of £165 since October 1st until today - October 21st, I'm averaging out on £7.85 a day just for doing things I already do online! You can sign up too and what's more, if you sign up through Unique Young Mum during October, both of us will receive a 400 SB bonus and here's how;

1. Sign up through my link here.
2. Earn 300 SB before November 1st - that'll get you a 300 SB bonus applied at the beginning of November.
3. Complete a minimum of ONE survey before November 4th, and you'll get an additional 100 SB credited to your account after the period ends.

So lets recap - if you do all of those things above in steps 1-3, you'll have at least 700 SB to spend, so you'll have enough for a £3 Amazon voucher, or a £5 Marks and Spencer voucher, and only be 20 SB away from a £5 Amazon voucher, oh and by the way earning 20sb is super easy, just watch a few rounds of video's on the apps and you'll be there in no time!

Oh and one more thing, signing up in October is one of the best months to sign up in as there is SO MUCH going on at Swagbucks this month, with great earning opportunities going on all month long, why not give the site a search on Google and once you're happy come back here and sign up with my link so you can start earning your own vouchers!?

Until next time,
Jada x

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Christmas truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year, especially when you have little ones! Seeing their faces light up at the name Santa Claus and remembering how excited you were for Christmas when you were little brings back the most special of memories. We can also keep kids’ behaviour in check easily by vague threats of them making the naughty list, and let's not forget making paper snowflakes and writing Christmas lists!

Baking gingerbread men, constructing gingerbread houses for them to live in, filling stockings and seeing the sheer excitement of a child on Christmas morning - it's all worth every bit of stress and effort! However, it's easy to forget, Christmas with kids is a lot of stress and effort! Fighting with another mum over that top-of-the-Christmas-list-toy, accidentally burning the turkey, forgetting the Christmas pudding and trying to find one at 5:30pm on Christmas Eve. Remember, there are ways to make this all easier and save yourself a tonne of stress. Here's a list of the most common things for people to forget in the mayhem that is the build-up to Christmas.

Spare Light Bulbs
Everything is going well.... The kids have opened their presents and are playing with their toys. Everyone has eaten and your grandad is snoring in front of the telly, your husband has miraculously offered to take care of the dishes.... Then pow.... The whole room is plunged into darkness as a bulb gives way on the Christmas tree and the whole thing cuts out. Hardly ideal, right? Make sure you have a spare set of bulbs to replace any duds or blown bulbs during any time over Christmas. Invest in ones for both indoor and outdoor use as chances are, come boxing day no stores will have any left!

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Christmas Dinner
It's the centrepiece of the occasion! Eyes glisten as you serve up the turkey, hands reach for pigs in blankets, gravy is poured and crackers are… the horror! You forgot the crackers. Okay, forgetting crackers isn't going to completely ruin your festive celebrations, but they're a lovely addition to the Christmas table! Chances are, you’ll remember all the trimmings for the dinner but will forget to spruce up your table, so get red or green linen table runners, scatter confetti or mini crystal pieces over the table, lay out the crackers and wrap your cutlery in cute and pretty napkins available from budget chain stores.

Year after year we never learn our lesson. Your children open up their new toys and tear open the packaging only to see the dreaded phrase - “does not include batteries” or “requires batteries”. Avoid disappointment by stocking up well on AA and AAA batteries beforehand. Store them away from your kids and put the batteries into their toys yourself and never leave children unsupervised with batteries. To save yourself a fortune with batteries, consider buying rechargeable batteries or buying them in bulk.

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Last but not least, don't forget to treat yourself. Get yourself something nice as a reward for all of your hard work. There are bound to be little bits and bobs that you're about to forget, but let them slide. Have a relaxing day and don't focus on what's missing - focus on everything you've achieved!

Jada x

Swagbucks Halloween Sale UK!

by Jada, October 11, 2016
Get in the Halloween spirit with Swagbucks! Swagbucks, an online rewards program that gives you cash back for completing online activities such as shopping online, is running a great Halloween sale on their site.

Earn Double Cash Back or more when you shop the Halloween Sale at your favorite stores including: Costume Discounters, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Anytime Costumes & Costume and Party Super Center plus more!

Alternatively if you want to be rewarded for taking part in surveys, watching video's, searching the web and more, than Swagbucks is a site you need to know about!

Did you see my post yesterday about how I made £120 in three weeks? If not then go on and give it a read! Since posting that I am just under 200 points (called SB) away from cashing out another £10 gift card! I'm on a real drive at the moment to make the best out of Swagbucks before Christmas, of course I will carry it on after Christmas, ready for the 2017 festive period, but for now, this year's Christmas is around the corner and I aim to get as much as I can through Swagbucks!

If you fancy signing up yourself, head on over to the Swagbucks website and sign up! During the month of October, if you sign up using my link and earn at least 400 SB whilst completing a survey too, you'll be rewarded a 400 SB bonus at the beginning of November, so now really is the time to sign up!

Jada x

Autumn SWAGO Swagbucks Bonus!

by Jada, October 10, 2016
Autumn is in full swing, and Swagbucks is getting into the autumn spirit with Swago: Rake up the Bonuses! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. When you complete a task, watch that square change colors like the leaves of Fall!

You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site, if you'd like to learn more about Swagbucks then you can read my post here.

Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus:

First of all, sign up to Swagbucks!

Swago will begin on Monday, October 10th (today!), make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items.

Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.

You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.

Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.

Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.

The game ends Monday, October 17th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

Why Join Swagbucks?

I've been a member of Swagbucks for five years, but have only recently started going back onto the site after rediscovering my love for it! I started back up on September the 16th and in those 24 days I've earned myself £120 in gift cards! Before the full month is over (16th of October) I aim to get another four gift cards, bringing my total to £140 for a month, hopefully I can do it!

Until next time,
Jada x

Can You Remember When You Was a Child?

by Jada, October 10, 2016
Can you remember when you was a child, and stress didn't exist?

Can you remember when you was a child, and life was so easy?

Can you remember when you was a child, and going to town was fun?

When Christmas seemed to take forever to come around, and now it seems to be here so soon after the last one.

When you had no care in the world?

When you had no worries, apart from worrying about making Santa's naughty or nice list?

When you would fall over, and your parent was there to kiss the sore knee better?

When you was ill, and your parents would help you get better?

When your parents would tell you how you deserved the best in life, but yet you seem to get all the rubbish in life?

When bills was something your parents spoke about.

When you really did think money grew on tree's and apples was made in a food factory.

When the world didn't matter to you, only your family, friends, Santa and your toys did.

When learning how to ride a bike was one of your fears, or riding the biggest rollercoaster at Thorpe Park.

When missing your favourite band on Top of the Pops was the worse thing that could happen.

When getting a spot on your face was a reason to pretend you was sick to get time off school.

When the opposite sex (or same sex) started to become more appealing, when they lost their germs and lurgies and suddenly boys wasn't so disgusting no more.

When learning the latest hair style was the only thing that made it to your diary.

Then adulthood hits.

Real life starts.

Make your children's childhood magical, let them grow by the day, don't let them be older than their years, life is too short, life isn't perfect forever, and grass isn't always greener on the other side!

Jada x

A Letter To My Superman's Beard.

by Jada, October 01, 2016
Dear Gareth (aka Superman, MY Superman), please pass this letter onto your beard.

Dear beard, I don't know where you come from and I certainly can't remember when you first started hanging around, but I know for sure that you wasn't there at the beginning (December 2014) of mine and Gareth's relationship.

You see beard, since you've been around you've caused quite a lot of trouble haven't you? You've also made my darling Superman look a little scruffy, and you're taking up time that could be spent on other things! Do you know for the 30 minutes that Gareth spends sorting out you every 3-4 days, he could be spending 30 minutes giving me a foot massage, or mowing my grass, the things he use to do before you come along, he didn't get the name Superman for nothing!

We use to do lots before you come along, but now you just take up so much time, I have started to hate seeing you, even the babies of you, as I know what they grow into!

You've stopped and ruined quite a lot, haven't you!? You've stopped cuddles during movie night and now I've resorted back to hiding behind a pillow like I'm single again, and you've stopped goodbye cuddles at the front door, now it's just a hug and a quick kiss before you start bullying my skin leaving me with a horrid rash!

I thought I'd be nice and try to tackle the problem in a way I only knew how, to get you waxed off by my brother Paul, a beautician and hairdresser rolled into one, I knew it wasn't a permanent solution unfortunately, but I did think it would temporarily last at least 3-4 weeks, how wrong was I? Just a week after getting you waxed off, you was back, bigger than ever! It was like you wanted payback for getting you waxed off, you couldn't just take the hint could you?

Well I'm afraid beard, that you've just got to go, we all know three's a crowd and there just isn't room in this relationship or on Gareth's face for you. Whilst I find him attractive no matter how he looks because he has the most gorgeous personality and face, you do make him look scruffy, and my Mr isn't scruffy whatsoever!

To put an end to you - well to make things easier to deal with you, I've ordered my Superman a beard trimmer to tackle you whenever he needs too, and if any other partners out there feel my pain, you can grab your man one for Christmas. You've avoided the razor and you've avoided the wax, but this genius invention is going to finish you off, I know it is! I'll have my superman's face back in no time!

You can still have the millions of babies you want, and I can have my superman back along with the free time for foot massages and cuddles, so we both win? RIGHT!?

Jada x

Disclaimer: I really don't like Gareth's beard, and neither does he! However, if he ever fell in love with his beard, then I'd happily (ahem) fall in love with it too!