WIN SONGMICS Ottoman : Are you always looking for extra storage ideas in your house?

If you’re anything like me, you will always be on the lookout for additional storage solutions that look great as well as being functional. With two children and I don’t know how many toys, as well as having my own crafting paraphernalia, in the house, we are constantly looking for the best ways to keep the house looking tidy. The SONGMICS Ottoman is my idea of the perfect solution to hide my mess! We have lots of storage boxes in {Read More}

How to always have gorgeous grass!

If you have children and a garden, you might want to consider the idea of looking into fake grass! Yes, you heard me right, fake grass. Now, while this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, we’ve been lucky enough to have some artificial grass in the garden under our playset for the past 4 and a half years and my only regret is that we don’t have it covering the entire lawn. We have even moved our fake grass {Read More}

How to breathe new life into your garden in 2018

We are already well into a new year, and the thought of transforming our lives or our fitness are probably either well on track, or perhaps fallen by the wayside. However, just because it is already into 2018, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get on board with the idea of change. One great place to start is your garden. As the weather hasn’t been great, there is a good chance that you have even thought about your garden over {Read More}

Are home improvement projects helping the construction industry?

The British population is obsessed with home improvement projects, with the average Brit redecorating their home around 36 times throughout their lifetime — and each project usually takes around 18 days, on average, from start to finish. Data from the Office for National Statistics has also predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually. That works out at £43 million each week! With those figures, business must be booming for traders in the {Read More}

A family friendly floor – perfect for any DIY project you have coming up!

Having children changes a lot of things in your life and the house is no exception. You have to think carefully about protecting your little ones, but also try to minimise any damage they could cause too. Among the things you might have to consider changing is your floor. This decision could help you save money in the long term, simply by choosing a surface that can resist against spillages or that can be easily cleaned without needing to be {Read More}

My ideal bedroom and en-suite

This is a collaborative post. In November we will have been in our house for 2 years – although, it seems to have just flown by! As soon as we got the keys, we had someone in to replace the boiler and my husband painted the children’s rooms so they were excited about their new room and we also painted the living room so it looked nice and fresh. At the time our bedroom and en-suite were fine and we {Read More}

Transition from cot to bed

Transitioning your little one into a big boy or big girl room can be traumatic and upsetting for them (and you!). Their safe place is all new and different and can cause a change in routine and affect sleep patterns. While there’s no set time in which you should achieve this milestone, it’s suggested that most children transition between 1.5 -3.5 years old. My eldest moved into a big girl bed just before her second birthday and decided from then {Read More}

Graham and Brown International Wallpaper Week

Graham & Brown have launched the first ever International Wallpaper week to raise the awareness of, well, wallpaper and celebrate everything that’s great about wallpaper and this year, it was held on 3-10th October. Wallpaper has been used in houses for centuries and hasn’t always had the warm reception it deserves. Well, it’s now trendier than ever to decorate your home with the inspiring prints, colours and textures available. With such a versatile range available, there really is something out {Read More}

Keeping the house tidy with kids!

As a busy parent who works part time, I’m always on the lookout for products that make cleaning up and tidying the house quick and effortless. I never seem to quite manage to keep on top of the house work; washing always needs doing, I hoover almost constantly and there’s always something on the floor, whether it be toys, slippers, socks, a sippy cup. No matter how much I pick up during the day, it never stays tidy for long. {Read More}

About to do any DIY?

ALDI LAUNCHES NEW SPECIALBUYS WORKSHOP AND BUILDING RANGES   I have really come to love ALDI’s specialbuys range over the past months and with a move just around the corner, their workshop and building range is going to come in very handy and they are in store now! They have so many practical and handy tools that are amazing prices and fantastic value. The hubby has been making use of the Premium 36 Piece Bit Set to get some of {Read More}