About LizBurton

Liz Burton is a stay-at-home mum with a 7 year old daughter. She blogs at Me and My Shadow about all things from interiors, travel, family and food with lots of bargain-hunting thrown in. An avid fan of recycling and upcycling, she can often be found in the charity shop or at a car boot sale. You can find her on Twitter and also on Facebook

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Pets Round-up: Treating your pet & celebrating special occasions

Britmums bloggers know how to celebrate, and that extends to their pets too! So whether you’re looking for inspiration for a birthday party for your four-legged friend or some gift ideas for their birthday, or a special treat just to let them know you love them, then look no further. I’ve rounded up my favourite […]

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Pets Round-up: Autumn leaves, new pups & passing away

Autumn is a busy time for pet owners.  The weather’s getting colder and of course there’s those fireworks to think of – now that bonfire night is over there’s still New Year’s Eve when they will come out again!  If your pet is anxious about fireworks, Blue Bear Wood has a useful post which might […]

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Pets Round-up: Puppy dog tales

Autumn is well and truly with us, and from now on in our house it will herald Delilah Dog’s birthday.  We celebrated her first recently with a party in the wood complete with doggy birthday cake with her brother.     I’m pretty sure they’d have loved some of the homemade dog treats showcased over […]

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Pets Round-up: Summer holidays

Well it’s been a busy time over the summer for our pet-friends – so much so that I had to miss August’s post, sorry about that! Kate over at Family Fever is looking at dog-friendly holidays and what to look for to choose the perfect one. But it’s not always possible to take your pooch […]

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Pets Round-up: Cats, cats & more cats

We’ve been to see the very fabulous The Secret Life Of Pets and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has a pet themselves.  You’ll find the clever observations hysterical.  I’m sure Petite Pudding’s sausage dogs could have had a whole scene to themselves with their naughty fridge-raiding antics!  One of the things the film […]

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Pets Round-up: From beginning to end & the sh** in between

Hello again.  Time for another look through some of the best pet-related posts I’ve read lately. Tattooed Mummy finally wore the Mr down and they have got a new doggie – the lure of the pup is strong!  Meet Fizz, the Border Terrier in her post. The saddest post I’ve read in a long time […]

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Pets Round-up: Why every home needs one

Welcome to the warmer weather – although as I sit writing this it’s currently teeing down with rain – maybe those 4 glorious days of dog walking were all we’re getting this summer?! This month I’m thinking about all the reasons to own a pet, in the hope of converting a few of you who […]

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Pets Round-up: New additions

It seems that spring is a time for fresh beginnings in a few blogger’s households, with some new additions to their families. Family Fever introduces her new adorable Bella.  Judging by the gorgeous photos it looks like she’s settled right in and is truly one of the family already. An Organised Mess discusses all the considerations […]

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Pets Round-up: Star pets

March already!  Well, I’ve been looking back on February half term which was our first holiday with our new puppy.  How did Delilah dog get on? Katy Hill introduces us to her new adorable kitten. Over at the Brick Castle, they were reviewing a similar model who arrived in a rather more unconventional way!  This […]

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Pets Round-Up: Questions, cautions & costs

Welcome to another pets round-up.  Spring is hopefully just round the corner and things are looking up. I spotted this glorious post on Twitter by Queensland Blog all about camping with your dog.  It has some heartstoppingly beautiful photos and I just can’t wait to take Delilah pup on her first camping trip in a […]

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Pets Round-up: A dog, a chinchilla & a rodent…

Another month has flown by, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I’ve finally been able to open my heart about losing our beloved Labrador last year, it’s taken 6 months but I can now finally remember her without blubbering. They break your heart don’t they?  And when a pet becomes poorly the worry […]

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Pets Round-up: The other members of our families

Welcome to the new Pets Round-up, a monthly snuffle around all the best pet-related posts in the bloggersphere. I’m delighted to be taking some time away from my blog over at Me and My Shadow to pay homage here to our fluffy/furry/scaley/feathered friends. We’ve recently welcomed a new addition into our lives, Springer Spaniel puppy […]

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BritMums Craft Round-up: Christmas is coming!

Well, like it or not, Christmas is only just over a month away so it’s time to break out the craft box and start making festive treats. Last year I made Edible Reindeer Poop as class gifts for my daughter’s school mates, and this year I’m planning on doing sparkly reindeer food to sprinkle on […]

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Craft Round-up: Summer’s coming!

Well, we’ve had a glimpse of the hot weather recently – let’s hope that’s not our lot, and it’s a taster for long balmy summer days to come.  With half term for many of us coming up, it’s time to think about some summer crafting. A stroll across the fields yesterday showed me that the […]

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Crafts round-up: Easter eggs, bonnets and baskets

Well, the weather’s warming up and it’s time to start our spring-time crafting. There’s so many fabulous ideas around at the moment, this selection is sure to give you plenty of inspiration for the Easter holidays. I’ve been making this really easy Easter gift, which even the most craft-challenged can tackle!  A fun way to […]

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Craft round-up: Chinese New Year and Valentines Day

Crafty Celebrations. Happy New Year!  Have you resolved to get more crafty in 2014?  Well Britmums is here to inspire you with a round-up of some of my favourite current posts and tutorials. After the chaos of Christmas it’s time to sit down and write thank you cards for all those lovely presents.  If you’ve […]

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Craft Round-up: Homemade gift ideas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and all us crafters are gearing up for the giving season by making handmade tokens for our loved ones. I’ve been busy already and have made some bird feeders upcycled from old enamelware and vintage teacups. The lovely Rosalilium has been making delicious chocolate bark decorated with […]

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Craft Round-up: The Autumn edition

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t had much time for crafting these past few weeks what with the schools going back.  I’ve also been all-consumed with foraging, grabbing all the blackberries I can while they’re here. But they will soon be gone and my thoughts will turn to autumnal and Halloween crafts. So […]

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