If soft furnishings could talk…

When it comes to the interiors of our home, we’ve made some pretty critical decisions regarding soft furnishings at various stages in life. more “If soft furnishings could talk…”

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Love your laminate with Vileda 1-2 spray (Review)

I’d be lying if I said the Vileda 1-2 spray mop and cleaning solution we’d been sent was a novel product to review. In fact, we have been using it for 2 years now, so it’s actually a timely replacement to our well loved original. more “Love your laminate with Vileda 1-2 spray (Review)”

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DECLUTTERING

What is it about the Spring that makes us all go a little la la for a good old sort out? There’s just something in the air – and it’s contagious…no sooner as someone mentions they’ve eBayed all their old toot and the cogs start turning, planning an industrious clear out of the house, drawer by drawer and cupboard by cupboard. more “DECLUTTERING”

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The Good Life: Starting a family allotment

Like most families with young children, we are often grumbling about never having enough hours in the day for all the things we want to do. So, in our wisdom, we have taken on an allotment. As you do, just to spread ourselves a little thinner than we already have. more “The Good Life: Starting a family allotment”

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GUEST POST: Protect your smart home against hackers

Unless you are a Luddite or some other kind of technophobe, you and your family may have already started filling your home with the latest smart home devices. more “GUEST POST: Protect your smart home against hackers”

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GUEST POST: Removing weeds from your lawn using natural solutions

When you sprinkle your garden, the nutrients that you want your plants to consume might be snatched by the unwanted weeds lying around. I am positive that weeds are plotting world domination. more “GUEST POST: Removing weeds from your lawn using natural solutions”

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11 indoor plants that even you can’t kill

There was a time when my husband and I could be found on a Saturday morning scouring the shops for a new top to wear on our Saturday night out. These days, our weekend shopping trips seem to be based more and more around the garden centre, and I dread to think how much we’ve spent over the years on flowers, plants, shrubs and trees.  more “11 indoor plants that even you can’t kill”

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GUEST POST: Tips for building beautiful small gardens quickly

Space can be an issue for many aspiring gardeners. After all, people aspire to have huge, beautiful gardens filled with a variety of flowers and trees. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to achieve this, but there’s also no shame in having small yet admirable gardens. In fact, designing your small garden might just convince you that size doesn’t always equate to being better. Due to the small size, such a garden will be easier to manage and will have a unique charm to it. Thus, we have provided several tips in achieving small yet wondrous gardens. more “GUEST POST: Tips for building beautiful small gardens quickly”

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GUEST POST: 11 Tools women homeowners should have in their toolbox

A well-equipped toolbox is very necessary for doing all the jobs around the home especially for women who prefer the soft work and doing it in a right way without any hesitation. Almost everything ranging from hanging a normal picture frame to repairing your furniture or even doing some handy work for home improvement requires a legitimate way or capable tools to get completed. more “GUEST POST: 11 Tools women homeowners should have in their toolbox”

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How to prepare a piece of old furniture for upcycling

I’d like to think that I’m not bad at a bit of upcycling. By that, I mean I have slapped a bit of chalk paint on an old dresser or two and been satisfied with the fact that it’s ‘supposed to look rustic’.

I once took a bedside table ready for the tip and injected a whole new lease of life into it by painting it pastel pink, and switching the old wooden knobs for ceramic ones with cute animals on. It was amazing – I say was, because over the years heavy handling by the kids has left the paint starting to peel away in places, and I realise now if I ever want a little more longevity in my upcycling projects, I need to put in the ground work.  more “How to prepare a piece of old furniture for upcycling”

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