House to Home

See the progress we’re making transforming our 1970s house into a home. When we bought it, it was a sea of yellow and brown, with horrible carpets and wallpaper, and it smelled of dog.

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.…


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…

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…

Budget Frosted Static Cling Window Film Makeover

When we moved into our house, I hung some ‘temporary’ voile curtains, to give us privacy in the lounge. Nearly five years later, they were…

Home Improvement Plans for 2019

About this time last year, I wrote about the plans I had for our home. So how did we get on? Not very well, it…

Eco-Friendly Laundry Ideas Tried & Tested

As a family of four, we do a lot of washing. Here are some ideas I’m testing, to make our laundry a more eco-friendly affair.…

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for a Healthier Home

Happy New Year! I hope you have had a relaxing Christmas and are feeling ready to welcome 2019. I am gearing up to take down…

Decorate Your Windows for Christmas with Chalk Pens

I’ve decorated our bay window for Christmas with chalk pens. It was so quick and easy to do, and I’m pleased with how it turned…

Easy Metallic Door Wreath Tutorial

Have you made your own door wreath? I’ve made a few wreaths over the years, and this easy tutorial will show you how to make…

How To Make an Accessories Organiser from an Old Cot Side

Girls and accessories. I don’t know about you, but we are drowning in hair bobbles, hairbands and bags. It was bad enough when I was…

5 Ways to Create a Tranquil Bathroom

After a long, stressful day at work, wouldn’t it be great to go to the spa for some pampering? Sadly, a daily spa visit isn’t…

The Perfect Air B & B in Nashville, Tennessee

I’ve just got back from a week at the perfect Air B & B in Nashville, Tennessee. (I’ll be blogging about the reason I went…

Child-Friendly, Space-Saving Desks to Spark Creativity

I’ve been working on creating a new playroom and creative space for my daughters over the last few months. What started out as a simple…

How to Set Up Your Home Office for Success

If you’ve been following along with me for a while, you’ll know I am a freelance copywriter. Going freelance was absolutely the best thing for…

How to Make an Indoor Salad Garden from an Old Cot Side

This post will be a bit of a surprise to those of you that know me in real life, as it’s about gardening! I am…

Perfect Chairs for Kids to Grow Up With

We’ve recently made space for a playroom for Ava and Thea, and here’s an update to show how we’re getting on with the makeover. A…

Planning a Playroom and Creative Space

Ever since having Ava and Thea, I’ve wanted a playroom. But we haven’t ever had the space, so our lounge has been full of toys,…

Creating a Shared Bedroom with Bunk Beds

Do you have space for a playroom in your house? We don’t, but I have come up with a way of making the space, by…

How To Make An Easy Spring Wreath in Minutes

Do you like to decorate for spring and Easter, as well as for Christmas? I do! I’ve made a few Christmas wreaths before, but never…

Neutral Nursery Decor That’s Perfect for Big Kids Too

Did you enjoy designing your nursery decor? It was one of the things I loved most about being pregnant. I thoroughly enjoyed browsing and planning…

Happy Memories of Cornwall with The John Dyer Gallery

Do you gravitate back to the same place for your annual summer holidays? We’ve been back to St Ives virtually every summer for the past…

How To Make Over A Window with Frosted Window Film

Net curtains. Are you a fan? I’m not really, but I do like the privacy they give. So I’ve tried out a more modern, sleek…

How to Create a Cosy Reading Nook

I recently wrote about my goals for 2018, and one of them was to read more. As an American and English Literature graduate, and a writer…