Category: Home & Garden

My Kitchen Makeover

We extended our home and had an open plan kitchen diner put in several years ago. Whilst I still love the bright, light room and sense of space I get in there, the decor was looking tired, the paint needed re-doing and I was getting bored of having the same look. …

My Dream Home Office

It’s a Wednesday, and so my thoughts turn to #BringBackPaper and all things papery that I am loving right now. OK, so my thoughts are often papery, not just on Wednesdays, but you know what I mean! Today I’m feeling the need to indulge in a little daydreaming, so I do …

Can I Go Back Out Into My Garden Yet?

OK, so I know I can go out there any time I like, but the truth is, I really don’t like to in the winter. It’s soggy, it’s brown, it’s dreary and I know I can’t cut things back and prune them for fear of killing them if we get …

10 Interior Design Tips For Your Home

We all want our homes to be a sanctuary, a place to relax and entertain. More and more, we’re staying in to watch films, socialise and spend time together as a family, so it’s a place that serves many functions, as well as being a space for us to show our creative flair …

Red Candy Top Picks & Give-Away

The lovely people at Red Candy got in touch with me recently, alerting me to their rather gorgeous products. Trouble is, I’ve lost a fair bit of time this week browsing over there! They have Kitchen, Dining and Living sections, and in every single one, there are things that I …

Daydreaming About More Storage…

We live in an average-sized three bedroom semi-detached house. When we moved in it was just the Husband and I and as we’d moved from a 2 bedroom flat, it felt spacious! We had our bedroom, then a spare double guest bedroom, then a room that was essentially our dressing …

Tips for Managing a Household Budget

As regular readers will know, I come from a background in mortgages and finance, and with it becoming increasingly difficult to save any pennies up for a deposit on a home, I’m sharing a few tips on managing your budget that should stand you in good stead for when the …

My Garden in December

Well, here we are at the end of the year, and I’m not quite sure how and when that happened! I’ve enjoyed reflecting on what’s been happening in my garden each month and sharing it in a few shots, too. I’ve captured it through all seasons now, and through all …

My Garden in November

I’ve actually been gardening. In November. Yes, I surprised myself, too. I look out my window at the moment and am decidedly uninspired to potter about in the garden. It’s wet and damp and most of the colour has fled. But, a plant delivery that I’d placed back in August …

White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

OK, before I go any further, I’ll warn you that this is really good, easy to make, and it is totally addictive so you’ll want to eat loads of it! A white chocolate cheesecake recipe that’s simply irresistible. It’s a recipe from my aunt, and I am totally loving it. …

My Garden in October

I knew that this would happen now, but it still leaves me feeling a bit sad. I’ve lost my gardening addiction. I’m quite sure it’ll bloom again next spring, but I feel a little bereft without it. I spent last weekend doing a little tidy up, both front and back, but …

The ‘Big Boy’ Bed, With Noa & Nani

Little Man is now 25 months old, and so my thoughts have recently turned to moving him from his cot to a bed. A big milestone for him, so I wanted to get him something special. I had a little look over at Noa and Nani, and it was actually their …

Crumble Top Banana Muffins Recipe

With my easy banana loaf a firm favourite here, I’ve now branched out and added crumble top banana muffins to my repertoire, again, a recipe passed to me from my mum. They are delicious, and so I thought I’d share their delights with you… Crumble Top Banana Muffins Ingredients (makes …

My Garden in September

September already, and the changing season is clear to see when I look out into my garden. The leaves on my tree and acer are turning a beautiful burnt orange colour, and the bright splashes of colour are starting to dwindle. My Japanese anemone’s still going strong.. I love the …

Banana Loaf Recipe

Welcome to my most viewed blog post EVER! Yes, this one is so popular and I love hearing from people telling me how much they love this bake and how simple it is. Thanks so much, and enjoy…. Please, please do not faint with shock. Yes, I know it’s me …

Pied a Terre Reed Diffusers – Review & Giveaway

We gave our living room a makeover last month, and alongside the new wallpaper and decor, I wanted to add a little relaxing ambience. Our living room is a child-free, toy-free zone of an evening. It’s our place to unwind and relax, whether that’s with a film, snuggling up with a …

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