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Free A5 Planner Insert – Monthly Reflection – Free Download

If you have an A5 planner and like to track your month with what happened, positive points, emotions and more, this FREE insert is a must to keep all of your reflections in one place! This insert can be printed single or double sided and on both A5 and A4 paper, printing instructions are also included.  This planner insert for A5 planners is free to download so why not start your planner insert collection today!

Click the link to download > The Home Mistress - Free A5 Planner Insert Download - Monthly Reflection (139 downloads)

Printing on A5 Paper

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Free A5 Planner Insert – Goal & Project Tracker – Free Download

If you have an A5 planner and love to plan and track your goals and projects then this FREE insert is a must to keep all of your ideas in one place! This insert can be printed single or double sided and on both A5 and A4 paper, printing instructions are also included.  This planner insert for A5 planners is free to download so why not start your planner insert collection today!

Click the link to download > The Home Mistress - Free A5 Planner Insert Download - Goal & Project Tracker (120 downloads)

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Free A5 Planner Insert – Discount Codes List – Free Download

If you have an A5 planner and a meal planner or extreme couponer,  then this FREE insert is a must to keep online discount codes altogether in one place! This insert can be printed single or double sided and on both A5 and A4 paper, printing instructions are also included.  This planner insert for A5 planners is free to download so why not start your planner insert collection today!

Click the link to download > The Home Mistress - Free A5 Planner Insert Download - Discount Codes List (119 downloads)

Printing on A5 Paper

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Free A5 Planner Insert – Birthdays & Anniversaries – Free Download

If you have an A5 planner then this FREE insert is a must as we all need to keep birthdays and anniversary dates altogether in one place! This insert can be printed single or double sided and on both A5 and A4 paper, printing instructions are also included.  This planner insert for A5 planners is free to download so why not start your planner insert collection today!

Click the link to download > The Home Mistress - Free A5 Planner Insert Download - Birthdays & Anniversaries List (118 downloads)

Printing on A5 Paper

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Free A5 Planner Insert – Contacts Directory – Free Download

If you have an A5 planner then this FREE insert is a must as we all need to keep our contacts details somewhere! This insert can be printed single or double sided and on both A5 and A4 paper, printing instructions are also included.  This planner insert for A5 planners is free to download so why not start your planner insert collection today!

Click the link to download > The Home Mistress - Free A5 Planner Insert Download - Contacts Directory (118 downloads)

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Homemade Natural Washing Powder / UK Recipe Laundry Powder

Please note: I originally wrote this post back in 2014 – but it has now been updated with 2018 prices!

We do a lot of washing in our house. About 20-25 loads a week roughly, sometimes more.  This is something that all households have to do but it does make it hard when one of your kids has very allergic skin.  We have a lot of problems with various washing powders and fabric conditioners as they contain so many harsh chemicals that I might as well just roll my youngest through a patch of nettles!

So we decided to make our own homemade washing powder, four years on and we haven’t looked back since!…

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Natural & Organic Products Europe Show 2017 at Excel London

Each year I am honoured to be asked to attend the Natural & Organic Products Europe Show as member of the press. When I first started attending the show, it was held in Olympia and I always felt it was a little cramped but the past few years, since the show has been moved to Excel London, it is by far my favourite show to attend. Last week was show day and my press pass and I were ready to rock and roll.

NPE17 logo - Natural & Organic Products Europe Show 2017 at Excel London

Natural & Organic Products Europe Show is Europe’s biggest trade show for natural products – making it the ‘must attend’ event for buyers of everything from natural healthcare products, natural and organic foods, through to natural personal care and eco-household products.…

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Easy & Quick Pickled Cucumber Recipe – UK recipe for delicious pickled cucumbers!

We eat a LOT of pickled cucumbers in our house. Whether they are on homemade burgers, on top of blue cheese in a baguette, in salads or used in our homemade tartare sauce. I have also caught people just popping into the fridge and snacking on them too – naughty but delicious 😉

We probably go through 2 jars a week so this could get expensive if we didn’t make our own, but we do and I have to say I think they are more tasty than the shop bought ones anyway! My eldest daughter and I make these together and although we KNOW we should wait 48 hours before eating them, but we can’t help having a taste test 😉

This easy and quick recipe is a our family recipe and one that is tried and tested.…

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Antibacterial & Natural Household Cleaner Recipe UK – Make Your Own Home Cleaning Spray

Hello lovelies!

With 3 asthmatics, 2 eczema sufferers and 1 person allergic to almost everything in our house, it is really important that we use as many natural products as possible. But not only this, we just think is just a better way to live, and it’s cheaper too 😉

Keeping our house clean is a must, as it should be, especially as there are 6 adults living in our house (Myself, hubby and 4 grown up kids), a dog, a cat and a snake, as well as a muddy veg patch in the garden and frequent trips to our allotment.…

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Bombay Potatoes Recipe UK – Tastes Like Indian Restaurant

The other day for dinner I made my tandoori chicken, my family always love it especially when I serve it with Bombay potatoes. These soft, buttery, aromatic morsels of potato just make me smile when I eat them and they make your kitchen smell delicious when you cook them! This recipe is easy and quick to make and will save you a lot of money!

bombay potatoes - Bombay Potatoes Recipe UK - Tastes Like Indian Restaurant

Ingredients

  • 1kg white potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons chopped or minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chopped or minced garlic
  • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped.
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 35g unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes into smallish rough shaped cubes (very rough shaped cubes in my case as you can see!) and place in a pan of water and bring to the boil.
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