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I would like to apologize for seemingly neglecting the Fine Feathered Nest blog over the summer months. This has been due, in part, to technical problems in early summer, when I was without my laptop for a while. I then went on holiday to sunny Florida and had the school holidays to keep me busy! Recently I have been occupied with working on a new project – my brand new Mamma Kerr blog. Mamma Kerr – http://www.mammakerr.com – is a mommy blog, where I will write about many different topics, including parenting, health, home & garden and beauty. I will be reviewing products and services, provifing useful hints and tips, as well as having a general rant about topical news items and pet peeves. I will continue to update this Fine Feathered Nest blog, which now feeds into my main Mamma Kerr blog. Therefore, you can continue to follow me here or you can subscribe to the  Mamma Kerr blog and get regular updates on all topics. The official launch is of my new blog is Monday 28th September, and I will be holding competitions every week for the first month. Please visit the Mamma Kerr blog for more information this weekend.

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Did I mention it’s FREE? :)

 

Good luck!

 

Hi everyone!

I have a serious clutter problem.

I live in a modest three-bedroomed semi-detatched house with my husband and four year old twin girls.  There are several reasons why I live in a cluttered home:

  • My house is full of children’s books, toys, paintings and drawings. 
  • I run two party plan / direct sales businesses from home, and therefore have my kits, stock, business tools and paperwork files.
  • As a part-time student (and life-long learning devotee) I have a great many textbooks and course manuals.
  • As a relative newbie to network marketing, blogging, etc, I have a large collection of reference books, self-help manuals, CD / DVD tutorials, software, etc.
  • I am a born hoarder.  I like to have things and I like to keep things.  I am very reluctant to throw away things with sentimental value, such as favourite books, old music cassettes, letters and cards.
  • My daughters and I love reading, so we have almost as many books as the local library!!
  • I live in a new-build property with small rooms and inadequate storage.
  • I have a day job and home businesses, so find it hard to keep on top of things with regular clearouts!

So, what can we do to alleviate the clutter in our homes?

In my next few posts, I’ll explore different ways of de-cluttering and look at some clever storage ideas.

Thanks for reading!

 

Hi everyone!

Here are just some of the fantastic savings you can make with Virgin Vie At Home, but hurry these discounts are only available for limited time.

Starting Friday 1 August we are offering 50% off selected single duvet and pillowcase sets and with a FREE, yes free, fitted sheet! How fabulous is this!

 

We are still offering up to 30% off Full RRP of our Homeware Bedding when you buy a duvet and pillowcase(s) between Thursday 3 July to Monday 18 August.

 

Check out the details below.

Chatsworth Single Bedding Offer – NEW OFFER!
Single Duvet & Standard Pillowcase with free Milano Fitted Sheet – OFFER PRICE £29.00/€46.40 SAVING £47.50
To order please quote: CHATSWORTH
RRP £76.50/€122.40

Chatsworth Bedding Offer
Double Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – OFFER PRICE NOW £58.40/€93.44 SAVE £24.60
To order please quote: CHATSWORTHDOUBLE
RRP £83.00/€132.80

King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – OFFER PRICE NOW £64.00/€102.40 SAVE £28.00
To order please quote: CHATSWORTHKING
RRP £92.00/€147.20

Milano

Milano

Milano Single Bedding Offer – NEW OFFER!

Single Duvet & Standard Pillowcase with free Milano Fitted Sheet – OFFER PRICE £26.00/€41.60 SAVING £44.50
To order please quote: MILANO
RRP £70.50/€112.80

Milano Bedding Offer
Double Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – OFFER PRICE NOW £52.00/€83.20 SAVE £23.00
To order please quote: MILANODOUBLE
RRP £75.00/€120.00

Super King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – OFFER PRICE NOW £60.00/€96.00 SAVE £30.00
To order please quote: MILANOSUPER
RRP £90.00/€144.00

Mandalay Single Bedding Offer – NEW OFFER!
Single Duvet & Standard Pillowcase with free Mandalay Fitted Sheet – OFFER PRICE £24.75/€39.60 SAVING £42.25
To order please quote: MANDALAY
RRP £67.00/€107.20

Mandalay Bedding Offer
Double Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £48.00/€76.80 SAVE £24.00
To order please quote: MANDALAYDOUBLE
RRP £72.00/€115.20

King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £52.00/€83.20 SAVE £26.00
To order please quote: MANDALAYKING
RRP £78.00/€124.80

Manhattan

Manhattan

Manhattan

Single Bedding Offer – NEW OFFER!
Single Duvet & Standard Pillowcase with free Manhattan Fitted Sheet – OFFER PRICE £37.50/€60.00 SAVING £65.00
To order please quote: MANHATTAN
RRP £102.50/€164.00

Manhattan Bedding Offer 
Double Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £76.00/€121.60 SAVE £33.00
To order please quote: MANHATTANDOUBLE
RRP £109.00/€174.40

King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £88.00/€140.80 SAVE £38.00
To order please quote: MANHATTANKING
RRP £126.00/€201.60

Super King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £99.20/€158.72 SAVE £40.80
To order please quote: MANHATTANSUPER
RRP £140.00/€224.00

La Vie en Rose Single Bedding Offer – NEW OFFER!
Single Duvet & Standard Pillowcase with free Le Vie en Rose Fitted Sheet – OFFER PRICE £31.50/€50.40 SAVING £50.00
To order please quote: LAVIEENROSE
RRP £81.50/€130.40

La Vie En Rose Bedding Offer 
Double Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – OFFER PRICE NOW £66.40/€106.24 SAVE £26.60
To order please quote: LAVIEENROSEDOUBLE
RRP £93.00/€148.80

King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – OFFER PRICE NOW £72.00/€115.20 SAVE £32.00
To order please quote: LAVIEENROSEKING
RRP £104.00/€166.40

Tribeca

Tribeca

Tribeca Single Bedding Offer – NEW OFFER!

Single Duvet & Standard Pillowcase with free Glacier Fitted Sheet – OFFER PRICE £22.50/€36.00 SAVING £37.50
To order please quote: TRIBECA
RRP £60.00/€96.00

Tribeca Bedding Offer
Double Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £48.00/€76.80 SAVE £24.00
To order please quote: TRIBECADOUBLE
RRP £70.00/€104.00

King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £54.80/€87.68 SAVE £25.20
To order please quote: TRIBECAKING
RRP £80.00/€128.00

Super King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £56.00/€89.60 SAVE £29.00
To order please quote: TRIBECASUPER
RRP £85.00/€136.00

Glacier Single Bedding Offer  – NEW OFFER!
Single Duvet & Standard Pillowcase with free Glacier Fitted Sheet – OFFER PRICE £18.75/€30.00 SAVING £33.75
To order please quote: GLACIER
RRP £52.50/€84.00

Glacier Bedding Vie Offer
Double Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £38.40/€61.44 SAVE £19.60
To order please quote: GLACIERDOUBLE
RRP £58.00/€92.80

King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – NOW £44.40/€71.04 SAVE £22.60
To order please quote: GLACIERKING
RRP £67.00/€107.20

Provence Single Bedding Offer  – NEW OFFER!
Single Duvet & Standard Pillowcase with free Mandalay Fitted Sheet – OFFER PRICE £29.00/€46.40 SAVING £46.50
To order please quote: PROVENCE
RRP £75.50/€120.80

Provence Bedding Vie Offer
Double Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – OFFER PRICE NOW £58.40/€93.44 SAVE £24.60
To order please quote: PROVENCEDOUBLE
RRP £83.00/€132.80

King Duvet & 2 Standard Pillowcase – OFFER PRICE NOW £64.00/€102.40 SAVE £28.00
To order please quote: PROVENCEKING
RRP £92.00/€147.20

Guidelines
1. The discount is off the full RRP only not the Vie Offer price. The offer equals 20% off the Vie Offer.
2. Customers need to purchase both a duvet and pillowcase(s) to qualify for the discount (i.e. Single Duvet and Standard Pillowcase, Double Duvet and 2 Standard Pillowcases, King Duvet and 2 Standard Pillowcases, Super King Duvet and 2 Standard Pillowcases, as per the Vie Offers in the current catalogue). For the Little Darlings Customers need to purchase the Duvet Set, Throw and Lampshade as per the Vie Offer.
3. The Manhattan, Chatsworth, Milano, Provence, Glacier, Mandalay, La Vie En Rose, Tribeca and Little Darlings Bedding Collections are included in the promotion.
4. This offer is only available on Homeware Vie Offer Duvet Sets.
5. Orders must be placed on the Homeware Ordering System only.
6. Not available on the Hostess Gift Programme.

 

Guidelines for single bedding offer
1. The discount is off the full RRP only not the Vie Offer price.
2. Customers need to purchase both a Single Duvet and Standard Pillowcase to qualify for the free fitted sheet and discount

3. The Manhattan, Chatsworth, Milano, Provence, Glacier, Mandalay, La Vie En Rose and Tribeca Bedding Collections are included in the promotion. The Little Darlings Bedding Collection is not included in this promotion but is still available in the 30% off promotion.
4. This offer is only available on Single Duvet Sets.
5. Orders must be placed on the Homeware Ordering System only.
6. Not available on the Hostess Gift Programme.

 

Thanks for visiting!

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone!

Today I thought I’d share some advice re shopping for pots and pans, which many people under-estimate the importance of. 

Just as any good carpenter requires the exact tools to get the job done, so does a cook require the right tools – in this case pots and pans. We don’t realise it, but pots and pans have a lot to do with the type of foods we cook and the quality and ease of creating such meals. If you are seeking to maximise your meals and cooking experience, here are some tips on the precise pots and pans to use.

Every Family Can Benefit from a High Quality Pot and Pan Set
Today’s pots and pans can easily last numerous years even with constant use, so it is definitely worth the extra dough to buy a high quality pot and pan set that won’t give you issues for several years, instead of a set that can save a lot of money at this moment in time but will lose their value in half the time. While you don’t need a signature pot and pan set, do your homework and comparison shop. You will be pleasantly at how affordable a high quality pot and pan set can be.

Essential Pots and Pans
You don’t have to be a master chef to use a wide variety of pots and pans in your home. Whether you are an occasional chef or cook meals each day, a wide variety of pots and pans is a great idea. Every good set should have a minimum of two types of sauce pans, usually 1 quart or 1.5/2 quart with lids, two varieties of skillets and baking casserole dishes. While each pot and pan set can vary, choose the one that most closely fits your cooking style.

Non-Stick is a Time Saver
Definitely, one of the greatest inventions in cooking has been the non stick pan and while there are a couple varieties of non stick surface types, they all are often great at saving you time and energy cleaning off the mess. One of the ways to maximise your cooking surface, especially if it is a non stick pot or pan, is to use plastic or soft edged wooden utensils. Never scratch the non stick surface and never use any kind of metal to scrape at the pot or pan. This will significantly decrease the life and effectiveness of the non stick pot or pan.

Add Some Style to Your kitchen
One of the best reasons to buy a new set of pots and pans is if you are redesigning your kitchen. There are so many varieties for pots and pans and with so many types of colours, finishes, materials and designs available, you can simply accent your kitchen with a beautiful set of pots and pans.

While usually neglected, pots and pans are one of the most crucial tools in your house. Whether you cook a one day a week or several, the better the tools of the trade, the higher quality and easy your meals will be to create.

Thanks for reading!

Annette

 

Dine Without Whine is a great menu planning service for active families. Visit the Dine Without Whine site to discover even more rewards to menu planning.

Hello world!

Hello & welcome to my brand new Fine Feathered Nest blog!

My name is Annette Kerr and I am an Independent Consultant for Virgin Vie At Home, selling skincare, cosmetics, jewellery and gorgeous homeware,

I have set up this blog to interact with my customers with products reviews, special offers, news and hints & tips.  As well as showcasing the fabulous Virgin Vie At Home Homeware range, I will also be reviewing other useful products, services and websites for home and garden.

I hope you will enjoy following my blog, which I intend to update at least once per week.  Please tell your friends and family to visit my Fine Feathered Nest too!!

Thanks for visiting!

Annette

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