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,…

Picture framing life hack.

Isn’t it bloody infuriating when you’re trying to frame a nice print, you give the glass a good wipe to get rid of any marks/ dust, pop the print in, do it all up, flip it over and THERE ARE RUDDY SPLINTERS OF WOOD AND BITS AND PIECES STILL STUCK IN THERE!! So you do…

How to extend your home with style for less than you might think.

Our extension plays such an important role in our home life, it has brought us a sense of freedom, space to exist alongside each other, but also room to breathe, to play and create. It means we can stay in the house which we had already made into a home. You see photos of it almost every day…

Chalk Kids interview..

Hey lovelies, follow the link over to Chalk Kids for their feature on yours truly, hear a little more about my family, home and design philosophy. Stayed tuned for more from me and the lovely Chalk Kids soon… Click on the picture below or here.

Pancakes galore!

Evening all, so how many pancakes have you eaten today? I was aiming for none (supposed to be on the health wagon) but have so far consumed 4, whoops! The girls have never been that taken with the traditional pancake, I’m a huge fan of sugar and lemon on a thin pancake, pure and simple,…

Stuff, stuff, stuff. Is Minimalism for me?

I’m pretty good, pretty ruthless with ‘stuff’ or I like to think I am. Out it goes, sold on, donated or recycled if it isn’t doing it’s job, isn’t bringing me or someone in the family happiness… But. I buy. A. Lot. I tell myself it’s ok, ok to try things out, test out ideas,…