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How to Make a Stool with Hairpin Legs

{When we had our new kitchen installed, we added a simple breakfast bar with matte black hairpin legs and solid oak worktop (read all about it here!) Ever since, I’ve wanted to make some matching stools for our girls to sit on at the table. We bought our beautiful hairpin legs from The Hairpin Leg Co. for our breakfast bar, and we have nothing by praise for them. They are so strong and stylish, and we are happy to support an independent British brand. The guys at The Hairpin Leg Co.  ...

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Home-Loving Mums

Mother’s Day is coming up, and here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas for home-loving mums. Most of the items are things I’ve bought myself. A few have been sent for inclusion in my gift guide, which are clearly indicated. I have used a few affiliate links, which means if you click through and buy something, I may make a small commission. So without further ado, here is my Mother’s Day gift guide, for home-loving mothers.

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One Bed, Two Ways: Which Bed Linen Do You Prefer?

I’m currently planning our bedroom makeover. It’s been on my to do list for about three years, but keeps on getting pushed to the bottom of the house list. Home textile company Deyoungs are helping me make over our bedroom with their lovely cotton bed linen. I chose the grey set, and they also sent me their most popular peacock feather bed linen. Can you guess which one I ended up liking best? Read on to see how changing your bed linen and a few other accessories can totally  ...

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A Nicer Way to Wake Up, Feeling Refreshed

Am I alone in dreading the alarm clock wake up call? I don’t think anyone loves it, but I think it’s fair to say that some people are more suited to mornings than others. I am definitely not a morning person! So anything to ease the transition from sleep to some semblance of wakefulness is very welcome! Lumie sent me one of their latest sunrise/sunset wake-up alarm clocks to try, to see if it could help me be less of a grouch in the morning. It’s a tall order!

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