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.

My Favourite Five for February: Tiger, IKEA & FitBit

1. Tiger geometric goodies. I can’t get enough of Tiger. Our local one opened fairly recently and I buy something or other every time I go past,…

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My Favourite Five for January

January is nearly over. It’s gone by pretty quickly for us, and we have been busy busy busy, so Christmas seems like a bit of…

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Quick, Easy DIY Copper Polkadot Tea Light Holders: IKEA Hack

My home office has a copper and white theme. I got the lovely copper lampshade and table lamp ages ago and I need a few more touches…

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New Year’s Resolutions: #LiveLAGOM

Normally, I’m not one for making lots of New Year’s Resolutions, as I am not very good at keeping them! But this year, I am…

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Happy New Year! (And happy birthday to PinksCharming)

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcomed the new year with something sparkly. I woke up with a migraine, and…

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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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