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How to minimize toxic chemicals inside your home


In the current climate, where we are spending most of our time indoors all day, you are actually spending a lot of time in a rather polluted environment. In fact, there could be increased exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are toxic chemicals emitted by many of our everyday consumer products and household items. Studies have shown that excessive exposure to VOCs can cause several health issues, including:

Irritation of eye, nose, throat, and lungs
Headaches
Nausea
Loss of focus and coordination
Coughing
Lack of breath
Pneumonia
Bronchitis


How do you avoid VOCs in your home and minimize air pollution? Here are some tips.




The Boden Susannah Shirt Dress

March is finally here and with it hopefully comes some spring like weather and of course plenty of colourful flowers like these wonderful daffodils, which made the most glorious backdrop for my blog photos. So happy I live close to the Cotswolds!

Today I'm styling the Susannah Jersey Shirt Dress from Boden (£75) which I've paired with beige boots and a mustard bag. It may look smarter than your usual shirt dress but I'm showing you how to style it in a more casual way.

5 Essential Kitchen Items That You Should Invest In

Kitchens are a room that you need to use every day. It is a place where you can whip up old favourite recipes, or be adventurous and try your hand at cooking something new. To make the experience of cooking easier, you need to ensure that you have the right kitchen equipment. Some of them you can save money on, but there are other essential items that it is better to invest in. Whether you are trying to kit out your first home, or you are working out which items you need to invest in, the list below will help you out.