Top Tips when Moving Home

Have you experienced the stress that moving house can bring? Moving house can be one of the most stressful things you can do in your life. So before you move house, you need to make sure that you’re as prepared as possible. Although our last move was literally a 3 minute car ride away, the whole process was still just as hard. After 3 houses, we have now hopefully settled into our forever home and have learnt a few things {Read More}

How to Create a Glamorous Bathroom

Bathrooms can be pretty uninspiring at times. The plain and minimalist look with clean lines and no clutter in sight sounds like a dream but can be hard to maintain (especially if you like your cosmetics!) and just lack a little lustre, which is why I’ve started looking at ways I can glam up my bathroom without costing the earth. Bathrooms can be expensive to redecorate (it’s the second most expensive room aside from the kitchen!), especially if you are {Read More}

Winter is Coming – Prepare Your Lawn

No matter how well you look after your lawn, by the end of the summer it’s looking a bit tired and traumatised! Even if you haven’t had a hosepipe ban in your area, chances are some parts of the lawn are a bit scorched. There’s also bound to have been a few too many games of swingball and maybe a barbecue or two that got out of hand and onto the grass. Plus, the grass will have used up most {Read More}

Updating Bathrooms

On our ever increasing to do list for the house are the bathrooms. Although our en-suite bathroom is relatively new and in good working order, one thing it doesn’t have is a shower. My husband ends up having to use the family bathroom which isn’t the end of the world, I know. But if we are going to be renovating the bathrooms, it’s certainly something he’d love to have. Inspiration So here’s  my inspiration post of my perfect bathroom. It’s {Read More}

Make a Statement with Brick Tiles

If you’ve been reading my recent posts, you’ll know that we are looking at renovating certain parts of the house. The biggest project will hopefully be a kitchen extension (depending on planning permission) and kitchen redesign. Of course, with apps like Pinterest, more and more of us are carefully planning our renovations and redecorating ideas months in advance and I’m no exception. I’ve spent hours trawling the internet for the perfect colour schemes and design ideas along with interior inspiration. {Read More}

Why Window Boards Can Make A Real Difference

We are so so close to getting our windows changed (it’s been a long time coming!) and while we are doing it, we’re also going to change our rather tired and dreary window cills. Although some might think this is unnecessary, I would argue that it will complete the room and make a huge difference. We currently have dark brown windows and window cills (also known as window boards). When we moved in, we didn’t realise how bad the windows {Read More}

Keep it cosy: Autumn essentials for your child’s room

As the weather cools down and the knitwear comes out, a lot of us will soon be finding ourselves spending more time indoors. There’s nothing better than coming home after a chilly Autumn day and curling up on the sofa with a cosy blanket. That’s why September is the perfect time to start making some quick tweaks to the home to get each room Autumn ready. If your child’s room is one space in particular that could use a bit {Read More}

Say Goodbye to Summer by Hosting the Ultimate Gazebo Garden Party

Are you the hostess with the mostess?  Let’s end Summer 2018 with a bang! Whether your garden is large or small, this inexpensive pop up Gazebo is the perfect solution to throw an unforgettable soiree. They come in a range of shapes and sizes, and can be decorated with lights and scatter cushions, so channel your inner feng shui until your heart’s content! Unfortunately the British weather can be a little unpredictable, but we’re not letting it rain on our {Read More}

Easy ways to start saving

Having moved three times in the past 8ish years, my husband and I are keen to stay where we are. In fact, I’m pretty confident that we will make this our forever family home. Although we love the house, having lived her for two years now, we have started to notice all the things we really want to do to the house to make it perfect. However, we need to start saving to make things happen. Overall we are happy {Read More}

When shouldn’t I do it myself?

In the age of pinterest and youtube, plenty of mums are also skilled DIYers, wielding cordless drills and a paintbrush with ease, saving money in the process. Sometimes though, there are jobs we can’t tackle on our own. This is where hiring an outside contractor can come into play, particularly when it comes to big jobs like extensions. It can be tempting to try and do as much of the work yourself as possible, considering how expensive it can be {Read More}