How to create a living room for the whole family to enjoy #ad
Feb11

How to create a living room for the whole family to enjoy #ad

The living room is the heart of a home. It is where the kids go after school to unwind before they start their homework, where you host your book group or coffee mornings, and where you gather as a family for some much-needed downtime in the evenings and at the weekends. When a room fills so many different roles, it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to design and decorate the space. Here are a few ideas here to get your...

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Home improvements – if money were no object… #ad
Mar23

Home improvements – if money were no object… #ad

This post contains a sponsored link #ad Every spring, we do some sort of home improvements. We moved into our house in 2014 and it needed a lot of work. We replaced the upstairs bathroom immediately, then the kitchen the following year – which desperately need doing. A year later, we did the downstairs toilet and in 2018, my favourite thing – our ensuite bathroom. It is beautiful now, but before it was so bad that if it...

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Karndean brings excitement to your children’s rooms #ad
Feb09

Karndean brings excitement to your children’s rooms #ad

This is a sponsored post #ad Children and teenagers require stability, and change can offset their rest patters more than we realise. It’s easy to think that once they are taller than us, that our kids are all grown up, but teenagers are still children with a lot of developing to do! When it comes to their bedrooms you need to be sure that they have a place that is secure and comfortable, to provide stability and fuel their...

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Getting on top of the garden (again)
May26

Getting on top of the garden (again)

Our garden has been a work in progress ever since we moved into our house in 2014. The fact is that, despite being far from spring chickens, my husband and I are still total garden amateurs and we’re still learning. Anyone who sees the photos of my garden I share on Instagram always tells me how beautiful it is. And they are right, of course. But we all know that Instagram only ever shows the good bits. And there’s plenty...

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The new bedroom
May11

The new bedroom

It’s over six years since we moved into our house and we’ve finally spent some time and money on our own bedroom. When we moved in, we gave the whole house a lick of paint and had new carpets throughout. The whole thing was done in a matter of a few days. The kids’ bedrooms had a bit more attention – painted in colours of their choice. But the rest of the house was magnolia – the quickest way to get rid...

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