January 16, 2018
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Tuesday Shoesday – The ultimate sale bargains of 2018

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve sat at my laptop on a Tuesday morning and written a shoesday blog post. In fact, come to think of it, it’s been a while since I bought any shoes… That’s probably the main reason! Anyway, I’ve been shopping in the new year sales and have picked up a couple of pairs of trainers and I need your help to decide which pair I should keep. Pink or silver? Continue reading “Tuesday Shoesday – The ultimate sale bargains of 2018” »

January 15, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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How to choose a special occasion outfit that you’ll wear again

Shopping for special occasions. It’s something that I really don’t like to do. Sure, I love buying the happy couple a wedding present, and it’s wonderful to watch the youngsters heading off to their first prom. But it’s the concept of spending out on an outfit specifically for that special occasion that bothers me. In my experience, a dress that you choose for your prom, graduation ball, or to wear to your cousin’s wedding will rarely see the light of day again. It’ll take up room in your wardrobe, you’ll feel guilty that you spent all that money on it and aren’t wearing it, and by the time you’ve got another special occasion to go to, you probably fancy treating yourself to something new. So, here are some ideas for buying outfits for special occasions that you can easily wear again throughout the year… Continue reading “How to choose a special occasion outfit that you’ll wear again” »

January 14, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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Learn a new craft in the new year + win an Amazing Craft sewing kit

Apparently, it’s supposed to be the time of the month that most people ditch their new year’s resolutions. Can you believe that? I’m sure that some of you will be nodding in agreement after the last couple of weeks of concentrated effort. So why not go easy on yourself and re-think those resolutions. Do you really need to do it all at once? How about just starting one project at a time? Today’s blog post is all about getting stuck in to a new craft this year and the five reasons why you should try a new project in 2018. And the lovely folk at Amazing Craft have kindly offered to give away TWO of their gorgeous sewing kits for two lucky readers to win in my ‘New Year, New Craft’ competition, so read on to enter below. Let me tell you why it’s the perfect time of year to take up a new craft… Continue reading “Learn a new craft in the new year + win an Amazing Craft sewing kit” »

January 13, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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The (almost) DIY en-suite bathroom

Do you have to wait in line in the morning to take your shower or to go to the toilet? Most pre-1990 family homes are built with only one bathroom, which isn’t enough if you need to share it with other family members. It’s time to stop dancing from one foot to the other when waiting for the toilet to be free again. You need a second bathroom. Better than that, you need an en-suite bathroom! However, before you get started, you will need to ensure a building regulation approval, as the room will need to be checked by the local authorities for adequate ventilation, drainage, structural stability and electrical safety. Depending on the approval option you choose, the approval can require up to 2 months, which gives you time to prepare for your almost DIY en-suite bathroom project. Continue reading “The (almost) DIY en-suite bathroom” »

January 12, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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DIY video – How to paint a mountain mural wall for a child’s nursery

If you’ve got a little one on the way and want to decorate their nursery in a creative and non-gender specific way, why not try this mountain wall mural? It’s a project that you can complete in a weekend – which includes drying time – and gives you an impressive feature wall in your child’s bedroom.

This nursery transformation was created by my best friend while she was expecting her first child and I’m so pleased that she captured the whole process on camera. This is one of the most creative (and exceptionally Pinnable!) baby rooms I’ve ever seen. In fact, I’d quite like to create a mural like this in my own bedroom! Here’s how she did it:

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January 11, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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How to decorate your rented home without breaking the #RentingRules

Today’s blog post is all about renting and what you can – and can’t – do in terms of decorating your rented home. I’ll be sharing some #RentingRules to ensure that you don’t upset your landlord or end up losing a hefty chunk of your deposit. This blog post has been inspired by HomeLet, as well as a few of my favourite interiors bloggers.

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January 9, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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How to recycle & reuse old biscuit & sweet tins

If you’ve been enjoying a few treats over the festive period, you’ve probably got a recycling box full of sweet tubs and biscuit tins. It seems such a shame to send them off to be recycled, especially when some of the designs are really rather lovely. Here’s how to quickly upcycle them into cake tins for your kitchen… Continue reading “How to recycle & reuse old biscuit & sweet tins” »

January 8, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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DIY improvements to make my home cosier this winter

You never really know everything about your home until you’ve lived in it through the winter, do you? No matter how cosy a house can seem in the autumn, or how light and airy it can appear in the spring, it’s the colder months that really put your home to the test.That’s when you discover that those cute leaded windows are actually rather draughty. And when you find yourself shivering when the winter sun goes down at 4pm, you know you’ve got to sort out that heating system. This is the first winter I’ve spent in my new home and I’ve certainly learnt a thing or two about it…
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January 5, 2018
by Cassiefairy
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Top 4 interior trends to try in 2018

2018 is here, and along with new year’s resolutions, dry January and a surge of gym memberships, many people are looking into ways they can update their home. While 2017 saw an influx of marble patterns and minimal grey hues, the arrival of the new year has brought us some interiors trends that are perfect to try out if you’re planning a makeover in the coming months. Take a look at four of the best trends you should know in 2018… Continue reading “Top 4 interior trends to try in 2018” »

January 4, 2018
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How to choose the best savings account for you

Do you want to kick-start your savings for the coming year? This is the ideal time to get ahead on your financial goals and a great way to do this is with saving whatever you can, as often as you can. But you need to know exactly what to look out for when choosing the best savings account for you.The first account you opened was most likely a savings account. It is also very likely that you opened it as a child. Most people become familiar with savings accounts at an early age. By the time they become adults, they think they know all there is to know about these accounts. Not true! Consider the following factors before you open such an account… Continue reading “How to choose the best savings account for you” »

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