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Most of us have a busy and stressful lifestyle which is often one of the main reasons why we're tempted to go away for a relaxing spa weekend. But the truth of the matter is, we barely even have time for that. Here's a thought - what if you could recreate that spa experience in your home? Yes, it is very much possible. All you'd need to do is buy a hot tub. Hot tubs are the best way to unwind after a long day, boost your mood and overall health. But where do you begin?

If there's a stage in parenthood that goes by the fastest, it's the baby stage. Although taking care for a baby can be hectic and confusing, it's also one of the most magical times in life – and oh, so short. That's why parents like to capture those precious moments with cute photos that they can proudly showcase on their walls and mantels.

Romance and candlelight go hand in hand. That's why candles have always been a common feature of some of the most special moments of our lives - from the first date with our soulmate to the proposal and, of course, the wedding. When planning their wedding ceremony and reception, many couples envision warm, flickering flames that make for a more intimate mood. If you too are considering adding candles as part of your wedding decor, I completely encourage you to do so. You can never have too many candles at a wedding, trust me!

Pocket knives are handy and compact tools that can be used for both general and self-defence purposes. Although small, pocket knives can be quite strong and extremely durable whilst featuring an ergonomic design. This multi-purpose tool can help you open boxes, letters and peel fruit while at home or when out fishing, camping or when scraping away rust or wet glue. You basically have the capability of a kitchen knife in your pocket. But aren't they the same thing as Swiss army knives?

On some of those hectic mornings when the plants need watering, the cat needs attention and the kids are fighting, I just don't have time to comb my hair let alone deal with shoelaces. I can't remember how many times I've walked out the door in my slippers. Well, on those days, there's one type of shoes I can spare the time to put on – slip on shoes. Slip on models eliminate those features that make putting on shoes an extra chore on your already packed to-do list. No laces, no zippers, no straps. You just slide your feet into the shoes and you're good to go. And you don't even need to bend down to put them on. I can slide into my slip ons at the same time as I'm putting on my coat. And for a busy mum getting to save a few seconds here and there sure adds up at the end of the day.

If your little one is new to the gymnastics scene, you should know that besides the ballet skirt, the leotard is one of the most important pieces of dancewear. It is a tight but comfortable enough garment that allows your little one to move and dance without any restrictions. When it comes to buying the perfect leotard for your little girl's dance classes, style and material matter big time but the one thing you should not compromise on is getting the right fit.

Whether you are a professional dancer or still a beginner, there are a few essentials and several accessories that every dancer should always have in their dance bag. However, when it comes to the shoes, there's no such thing as one type fits every tap. For each style of dance, there is a different type of shoes. Character shoes, for instance, are something that one would wear for character dance class, which is a stylised representation of national and traditional folk dances, and for Broadway style shows. If you belong to this group of performers, then you would probably have these in your dance bag among the other stuff you need for ballet character class. That being said, here are some things that make these shoes special.

People visit cafes for different reasons. Some find it easier to meet people there instead of having to invite them over to their homes. And some just love having a place to relax away from their home and responsibilities. Then there are the ones that go there to have one-on-one conversations in privacy. But regardless of their motivations, what all the different cafe visitors would like is for the setting to be comfortable and speak to them.

Fashion has come a long way over the years. Gone are the days when suits were one of the main types of clothing for women over 40. Nowadays, women can choose between a plethora of different clothing pieces, designed to fit every body shape while...

Hats are a simple, yet effective way to enhance your style. It is a suave addition that finishes off an outfit in a stylish manner. Hats are also versatile, which means there's surely at least one type that can match the rest of your fashion preferences. Let's investigate the details!