Half term hang ups.

Oh look, I’ve neglected the blog again! Life went up a gear or 5 in the last 2 weeks, I’m trying to get more jobs finished around the house, I’m very good at starting projects, pretty useless at seeing them through until total completion. But there might be something in the pipeline which has spurred…

Hidden treasure.

Hands up if you love Charity Shops?! I know I certainly do. In my attempt to own less ‘stuff’ recently I have been dropping off donations more often than purchasing, but I was feeling lucky this morning and fancied a rummage. My good feeling wasn’t in vain and I was rewarded with these lovelies, for…

Nest & Burrow, Beauty in Simplicity.

Evening my lovelies, how’s your week going? I’ve had a brilliant one so far and tonight I’m really excited to bring you a collaborative ‘Meet the maker’ piece with the lovely and talented Suzanne over at Nest&BurrowUK, to celebrate her Etsy store restocking, going live tonight at 8pm. I’ve been following Nest&Burrow on Instagram for…

Thoughts and fancies…

I’m lying in bed with yet another viral thing, this has been the year of illnesses for me it would seem, 1 week well, 1 week not and so on. I’ve got the curtains drawn and I’m day dreaming about being somewhere else, about lying and gazing at a different view, how lovely that would…

Dust sheet curtains, serious budget styling.

So what do you do when you need curtains but you can’t afford curtains? You make them from a £10 dust sheet of course! I can’t take full credit for the idea, a good friend of mine did it before me and basically I have copied her, but as they say, imitation is the sincerest…

Alice’s Beetroot Brownie recipe.

Today was a home day and I felt some baking was in order, I put a shout out and lots of my lovely readers replied with their favourite recipes, but Eula requested ‘Beetroot Hash Browns’ as she calls them, and what the little person wants, well…. I thought I’d share the recipe (I posted a…

Minimalist bedroom makeover.

The title of this blog post says makeOVER, but I think makeUNDER would be a more accurate description. This room was ‘done’ before, but it really didn’t represent what I wanted from our bedroom, I’m not entirely sure how it ended up as it did, but I wanted change. It wasn’t terrible by any stretch…

Inspirational Interior Design Blogger? Well thank you!

It’s always lovely to receive a compliment and being featured in a roundup of ‘inspirational interior design bloggers’ is rather flattering indeed, thank you very much Dotcom Gift Shop! I’m in good company too with 2 of my friend’s blogs featuring also, Design for Life and I used to shoot blue lizards. And one of…

Sunday garden thoughts…

As the weather improves, slowly, day by day, my thoughts again turn more and more towards the garden. Stu and I have had many ‘conversations’ (read arguments!) in the last 5 months or so about what we want for the garden, we haven’t seen eye to eye on many points, but I feel we have…

Chalk Kids – Creative ways to upcycle Terracotta pots.

It’s double the blog treats today as my new monthly feature over at Chalk Kids just went live. Click here to find out more as I get creative with some little bargain plant pots. You can also find a hearty, healthy recipe I shared earlier today here for some yummy dinner inspiration.

Throw it all in soup recipe.

So, the weather has predictably reverted back to normal service, we got a little taster of how good life can be with some sunshine and warmth….but oh no, it obviously couldn’t last. I thought I’d share a quick slow cooker (there’s a contradiction for you!) recipe for some hearty, health packed comfort. I can’t take…

Quick, easy and beautiful twin slot shelving.

This is one of those blogs I’ve been meaning to write for weeks and weeks, but when I’ve thought about taking photos it hasn’t been the right time of the day, or the girls bedrooms have been a total no go pig sty  (yes, believe it or not we are also human in this house,…