Best vintage kitchen touches for the modern home
Sep28

Best vintage kitchen touches for the modern home

The kitchen is a significant room in any home – it’s simply where you spend a lot of time. Not just cooking, but chatting and generally hanging out. If you are the parent of a teenager, it is also where you will spend time cleaning up their food spillages and find them searching for snacks! We had a new kitchen 14 years ago and it’s definitely showing its age; raising four kids through the heart of the home shows the wear...

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Declutter Your Home and Your Mind: The Benefits of Organizing Your Living Space
Aug28

Declutter Your Home and Your Mind: The Benefits of Organizing Your Living Space

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the physical clutter of your home and can’t help but be weighed down by its mental toll? Does a dirty, disorganized living space serve as a reminder of all that still needs to be done or haunt your dreams with thoughts of unfinished tasks? Are you ready to free yourself from this burden and unleash the potential of an improved mindset achieved through decluttering? Well, you’ve come to the...

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Spring Bedding Makeover – Our Joyous Top Finds
Mar03

Spring Bedding Makeover – Our Joyous Top Finds

I don’t know about you, but I think this winter has been one of the longest I can ever remember, it just seems to have gone on and on. I suppose the endless wet weather, and weekend storms (and why always the weekend when we want to get out and about, what about Mondays, they’re a good day for a storm right?) hasn’t helped much either. But at last, the spring seems to be gradually slipping into sight, daffodils are...

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Making Your Home Grandparent-friendly
Feb04

Making Your Home Grandparent-friendly

We’ve just waved off my husband’s parents after their annual Christmas visit; and for the first time we realised that they are, in fact, getting older. They’re almost in their 80’s, and my FIL is not in good health at all. And I’ve realised we’ve switched life roles again. Once they were parenting us. Then we parented our small people… and now it feels as though we’re parenting them as...

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Top Tips to Create a Teenage Bedroom Paradise
Jan30

Top Tips to Create a Teenage Bedroom Paradise

Your baby got big, is almost all-grown-up… and it is officially time to scrap the farm animal wallpaper and invest in something a little more adult. Renovating a bedroom can be expensive and time consuming, but with a little thought you can quite easily create a space that your teenager will love without breaking the bank (or needing to do it again in 6mths time). In fact, we recently did a kids-to-teens bedroom makeover for...

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The best spare bed – go Aerobed. No, really.
Jan08

The best spare bed – go Aerobed. No, really.

A couple of years ago we took a risk, and instead of pulling the various parts of the old pine bed out of the loft (and the old double mattress out of the garage), we asked my disabled Father In Law to sleep on an airbed for Christmas. Not as harsh as it sounds – we’re not talking an old rubber pump-up on the floor. We were talking a properly good big-and-solid Platinum Aerobed. Being a polite sort, he agreed to give it a...

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