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Win a rainbow felt board from Teacherboards with H is for Home

A couple of months ago, we featured a TeacherBoards combi-board in one of our posts. We named it as our favourite because of its funky tangerine colour.

Today, we’re pleased to be able to offer one of our readers one of their rainbow felt boards as the prize in this month’s competition.

Take a scoot over to their website to have a look at the ‘rainbow’ of colours they’re available in, then come back to tell us in the comments section below which one you’d like to win and what you’d pin on it.

As usual, in addition to leaving a comment, there are a lot of other ways of entering the competition… and increasing your chance of winning!

TeacherBoards rainbow felt notice board

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Looking for the perfect companion?

Manor companion set from DirectFireplaces | H is for Home

Even though it’s been a relatively mild winter, our wood-burning stoves have been chuffing away for months. They produce enough heat to make a room comfortable without needing to put the central heating on. And, on really chilly days, they just give things a boost. A real fire also brings a room to life – flickering and crackling away, becoming the focal point. We couldn’t be without ours!

The three versions of the Manor companion set available at DirectFireplaces

It’s essential that a real fire has some fireside tools, so we’re pleased to be able to offer one of our readers a Manor companion set from DirectFireplaces. The set comprises dust pan, brush, log roller and pair of tongs on a metal stand. It’s available in 3 different finishes – black, black/pewter and black/brass. Because of its classic styling, it would look great in either a traditional or modern room.

To enter, just tell us in the comments section at the bottom of this page who or what is your perfect fireside companion. Very best of luck!

DirectFireplaces Manor companion set

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Simply Divine!

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Divine Chocolate Fairtrade Fortnight competition | H is for Home

Fairtrade Fortnight logoThis month, we’re linking up with Divine Chocolate to commemorate Fairtrade Fortnight which began yesterday. It runs until 13 March and shines a spotlight on all the farmers around the world who are now thriving thanks to them receiving fair prices for their crops.

Divine is one of a growing number of companies who only use fairly traded ingredients in their products. Not only this, the company is 44% owned by the cocoa farmers so they receive a direct share of the profits.

If you like chocolate (and who doesn’t?) you can enter to win one of Divine’s tasting hampers – gift boxed & filled with 13 bars of delectable deliciousness! Even if you don’t like chocolate, you can still enter and, if you win, you can give it to a loved one as a present and score some (chocolate) brownie points!

Simply leave us a comment below telling us what is your favourite type of Divine Chocolate.

Divine Chocolate tasting hamper

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Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show!

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Thomas Sanderson conservatory shutters

We’re pleased to offer our readers the opportunity to win tickets for them and a friend to visit the Ideal Home Show taking place at Olympia in London.

Thomas Sanderson bedroom shutters

Excitement’s building at Thomas Sanderson as their team of expert designers puts the finishing touches to their show-stopping presence at this year’s Ideal Home Show (running from 18 March – 3 April 2016). We’ll let you know if your a winner in a fortnight’s time (Saturday 12th March) so you’ll have a week to plan your trip!

Thomas Sanderson kitchen shutters

Thomas Sanderson is the main sponsor of ‘A Traditionally British Home’, one of the full-size houses within the show, which they’ve styled in conjunction with celebrity designer Linda Barker.

Thomas Sanderson sitting room shutters

Five winners will each win a pair of tickets to this year’s Ideal Home Show, where you can tour every room of the four-bed house to see stunning styling trends, be inspired by the hottest home colour schemes for 2016 and learn more about Thomas Sanderson’s stylish, energy-saving solutions and home automation window blind products.

To win a pair of tickets just leave a comment below telling us about your dream window dressings. Like/follow us and Thomas Sanderson on social media for extra entries!

Ideal Home Show 2016 tickets

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Oxo cold brew coffee maker

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Oxo cold brew coffee maker

We’ve just received this Oxo cold brew coffee maker to try out. We were very intrigued when we first saw it. It filters ground coffee without boiling water. According to the maker:

The cold-brew process is known for delivering smooth, low-acid coffee. Since the grounds never come in contact with hot water, the result is a less acidic, less bitter flavour. Steeping the grounds in cold water releases only the most aromatic flavours, and the concentrate created from the cold-brew process stays fresh longer than regular coffee.

How to use the Oxo cold brew coffee maker

It’s easy to use and store… and actually good looking enough to leave on view if you’re planning to use it regularly… which you might very well want to do after trying it for the first time. In effect, it produces a cold espresso. This has the perfect, intense coffee flavour which is ideal for using in baking, ice cream & frappuccinos – and with the addition of boiling water or hot milk to the cold press, a gorgeous cup of real, hot coffee – which knocks spots off a teaspoon of instant!

Oxo cold brew coffee maker box & leaflet

We’ve been trying it out for a few days now, It’s great having ready-made, real coffee that just needs hot water or milk added. It’s like making & drinking instant coffee but with the superior real coffee taste. We’ve got a funny feeling our latte and  frappuccino consumption is going to go through the roof!

Oxo cold brew coffee maker in action

Even if you’re not much of a coffee drinker, you can use it to cold brew your tea leaves.

Home-made Frappuccino using coffee brewed with the Oxo cold brew coffee maker

If you fancy getting your hands on your very own Oxo cold brew coffee maker, why don’t you enter our competition below? Give it a go!

Oxo cold brew coffee maker giveaway

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nCube for your smart home

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nCube smart home hub

UPDATE: nCube is offering H is for Home readers a special 20% discount and free shipping on their smart home hub – click here to access.

Happy 2016! Have you made any resolutions for the new year? Just want to generally get your life in order? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you in this month’s competition!

nCube smart hub and iPhone

Used in conjunction with your smart phone, the nCube home hub can help you revolutionise your life. It can save you time, save you money, keep you warm, keep you safe… even remind you when it’s time to water the plants and feed the fish! 🙂

iPhone screens showing devices that can used with nCube

The nCube is a brand new, state-of-the-art tool that allows you to control and coordinate your home via your mobile using just one app. Team it with Sonos to control your music, Philips Hue to dim the lights, Nest to turn the heating up or down – and much more besides… wirelessly, whether you’re at home or not!

nCube smart hub on a side table

You can be one of the first people to receive an nCube smart home when it is launched in February. Just let us know in the comments what you’d like it to be able to do for you.

nCube smart home hub giveaway