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.

Five things I love right now: November

My birthday is in November, (or Yesvember, as Thea calls it!) so I’ve had no trouble finding a bunch of lovely things to share with…

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Five things I love right now: October

1. Wayfair.co.uk glass terrarium. I’m going to plant this up with succulents, but for now, I’ve filled it with pinecones and conkers that the girls have collected.2.…

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Five things I love right now: September

1. Ziggurats Card by Clare Johnson. I was so excited to find this lovely card in a gift shop in Suffolk, as it features the University of…

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Five things I love right now: August

1. Beautiful Birds book. It’s no secret that I am obsessed with birds, flamingos in particular (keep reading for my latest flamingo finds!) and this beautifully…

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DIY present idea for a teenage girl

Teenagers’ birthday presents. Is it just me or are these the hardest ones to do well at? (Maybe other than the Father-in-Law!) It was our…

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Five things I love right now: July

1. All yellow, orange and red peppers. Finally, you can now buy a packet of peppers that doesn’t have a lousy green one in it. Thank…

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My new favourite shop: HOWKAPOW

I have been obsessing over an amazing copper desk lamp from Howkapow over the past month or two but it was out of stock. I…

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Five things I love right now: June

1. Tropical prints. This juicy watermelon print  is on my new glass worktop protector. I have read using a smooth glass surface for paper cutting is better than…

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Easy Homemade Father’s Day Gift

We had fun this afternoon, making our Father’s Day presents, using nothing but plates and pens! It’s so easy and didn’t cost a lot: just…

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Baby scan art idea: cute or creepy? You decide!

I’ve had a little plan to use my baby scan pictures for a while now, and I finally got around to making it! I found…

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Five things I love right now: April (just!)

1. Copper. I found this gorgeous light shade in ASDA, of all places, and had to have it for our office. It was only £20, though…

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REVIEW: Cute Typography Banner: Happiness is Homemade

I’ve always had a love of typography and inspirational phrases, so when my friend tagged me in a Facebook post from Really Really I was excited…

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We're ready for Red Nose Day



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Easy peasy dining room ‘art gallery’

One day, I’d like our kitchen/diner to be elegant and sophisticated, a bit like these pictures I found on Pinterest. But for now, I just need it…

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Valentine’s treats

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re not normally huge celebrators of this ‘day of love’ as we don’t really think you need a designated day to say…

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Baby's breath

I just love gypsophila, so pretty.

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