The Ultimate Guide For Moving To A New Job

Are you going to be moving soon as you’ve recently been picked up a new job? Firstly, congratulations, that’s awesome news!  It’s sounds like there are exciting times ahead.  There’s a lot to sort out though, so lets see if we can’t help things run smoothly for you to make the most of this big life change. If you’re really…

Travelling Europe By Motorcycle

Before I met my husband, he had a motorbike.  He was very proud of his motorbike, and I always got a sense that his Honda Blackbird was the other lady in his life.  The Blackbird did stay in our lives for awhile, but when we had children it seemed a little impractical for us to keep old of her.  My…

Tips For Buying A New Car

When our car went into the garage for it’s MOT and service, it managed to get through pretty much OK.  When my husband picked the car up, his chat with the mechanic revealed that there are likely to be a few things come up next time round that are going to be quite costly.  We use a garage that we…

Practical Tips To Create A Beautiful Nursery

You really can have a beautiful nursery for your baby, no matter how much space you have.  Baby might be lucky enough to have their own room, but these can vary in size so much.  The new arrival might be sharing their space with the office, but you can still create a lovely space to suit your baby and the computer.…

How To Win At Instagram

Instagram is my favourite social media platform by far. Since starting Zena’s Suitcase 2 years ago I’ve discovered that I love taking photographs. I also love looking at other people’s photographs.  Instagram is the obvious social media platform for me to be on and I’ve become a little bit addicted to it.

10 Things You Need to Know About Travelling with Teens

Whether you choose to visit a theme park, take a traditional seaside holiday or visit a child friendly resort, family holidays can be great fun. However, as your children grow and develop into teenagers with their own ideas of what a holiday should be, you’ll be faced with a new set of challenges which require a whole new holiday strategy…

Fall Decorations On A Budget

Summer has come and gone and now it is time to decorate your home for the fall season! Filling it with appropriate decorations is a fun process, but it can be quite costly. However, you can save on your home decor by using Neiman Marcus coupons for this and other special occasions.  There are also a number of ways that you…

5 Ways To Reconnect With Your Partner

Having children can really change things in a relationship.  You can both find yourself asking how do we get that spark back into our marriage, how do we make things exciting again?  You can think that things aren’t going to change once you have kids, but for a lot of people they do and it can effect all aspects of…

5 Reasons You’re A Great Parent

Today, I read a post by a blogger friend of mine that made me really sad.  I’ve met this lady in real life a few times and I know she is an amazing mother to her son.  To think she is writing about failing as a parent made my heart sink.  I know many of us do it, whether we write…

When Life Gets In The Way Of Weight Loss

Firstly readers, I must apologise that my Thinking Thin post is late this week. I like to share my weight loss update on a Thursday, but my schedule has been completely out of the window buy this and my house turning into a TV studio for the majority of my working days this week.  This has meant that eating well has…

How To Work With Bloggers

When I visited the Mumpreneur and Female Association recently to talk to them about my life as a blogger I realised very quickly that there are a group of business women out there keen to work with us, but don’t have much of an idea of how to work with bloggers. Blogging was a new concept to me about 18 months ago,…

5 Tips For Buying A House

I’ve always thought buying a house is a pretty daunting challenge.  There are so many things to consider and it’s such a large amount of money to spend, especially when you consider all the interest you’ll pay too. Despite the sums of money involved we spend very little time looking at what we’re going to purchase in comparison to other…

5 Tips To Get You Started With Vlogging

Vlogging was something that I’d wanted to get into for a while, but while I had my hands full with Little Pudding at home full time, with her boisterous sister joining her 2 days in the week it seemed like the impossible task.  Then something happened that forced my hand.  I was absolutely blown away to be selected to work…