November 17, 2017
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Gooey, chewy cranberry & cherry flapjacks recipe

I’ve done something a little different for today’s recipe blog post: I’ve instastory’d it! You may have spotted a couple of quick and easy DIY projects on my instastories in the run up to Halloween (you can find my ghost lanterns and no-carve pumpkin decorating project on my Cassiefairy YouTube channel if you need inspiration for next year!) and I really enjoyed sharing my projects with my Instagram family first. So today, I’ve done the same, but with my favourite recipe for cherry and cranberry flapjack… Continue reading “Gooey, chewy cranberry & cherry flapjacks recipe” »

November 16, 2017
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My meaningful gift guide – How to find a special gift that they’ll love

This year, I’m planning to treat my family and friends to some meaningful gifts. Sure, I could head out onto the high street and get sucked into all the hustle and bustle of buying presents on a grand scale. But often this results in me not quite finding the ideal gifts for the people I love. I want to do something more for them this year and I want each give to be well-thought out. Here’s my little gift guide to finding meaningful gifts for the important people in your life. Continue reading “My meaningful gift guide – How to find a special gift that they’ll love” »

November 15, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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10 ways to make your home instantly ‘Copenhagen’ + win a copy of ‘North’ book

Today I’ve got some tips from ScandiKitchen’s Brontë Aurell on how to make your home instantly feel much more Scandinavian, along with some gorgeous photos of the look. This feature is taken from Brontë’s newly released coffee table book ‘North’. The book answers questions such as ‘why are Norwegians the happiest people in the world?’, ‘what is Lagom?’ and ‘how can we get a little more Scandi-style in our lives?’ The great news is that I have an extra copy to give away to one lucky reader so enter the competition below.

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November 14, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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How to upcycle your old Christmas jumpers into cosy festive cushions

Do you have a lovely Christmas jumper that you’ve shrunk in the wash? Did the moths nibble their way through your favourite festive pullover? Don’t bin them – you can turn your old knits into Christmas cushions! All it takes is some straight lines of stitching to make cute throw pillows to dress up your bed or sofa with a fun fair isle pattern. Read on to find out how to upcycle those ugly Christmas jumpers into something seasonally special… Continue reading “How to upcycle your old Christmas jumpers into cosy festive cushions” »

November 13, 2017
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Low-cost (and free!) festive days out in East Anglia

There’s nothing I love more at this time of year than filling up my weekends with festive fun. There are so many fantastic events taking place around East Anglia this year that I could easily double- and triple-book myself on most dates in November and December. That said, I’ve come up with a ‘must do’ list if you want get into the festive spirit, so read on to find out my tips for Christmassy days out in East Anglia this year… Continue reading “Low-cost (and free!) festive days out in East Anglia” »

November 12, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Feng Shui tips to create a romantic atmosphere in your home

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art that has been practised for more than 3,000 years. It is intertwined with Taoism and it is said that words cannot describe the discipline. It is an energy and life force that can be felt when you make just a few minor changes in your home. I wrote about using Feng Shui to create the most zen bedroom ever earlier this year and I’ve been really interested to learn more about the techniques that can help create a calming atmosphere in my new home.  Continue reading “Feng Shui tips to create a romantic atmosphere in your home” »

November 12, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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5 Things to think about when going freelance

Many people dream of setting up their own business where they can put good use to those skills and talents that mean something to them, whether that’s freelance photography or creating and selling crafts. But while deciding to become a freelancer can be an exciting move, it isn’t easy, and there’s a lot to think about to ensure you’re fully prepared before you go it alone. With this in mind, here are five things to think about when going freelance to help make sure your freelancing business gets off to a good start. Continue reading “5 Things to think about when going freelance” »

November 11, 2017
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3 Inexpensive upcycling projects to warm up your home this winter  

The arrival of autumn and the festive season has got me thinking about making a few tweaks to my living space to create cosy interior. So, while you’re putting up Christmas decorations all over your home, make sure you’re being sensible budget-wise about decorating your home for the holidays. You actually don’t need to spend money on decorations or décor accessories. Instead, you can re-use what you’ve already got by upcycling. The bonus is that you’ll not only refresh your home for Christmas but you can create some lovely interior pieces that’ll work in your home all year round – what a great start to the New Year that would be, eh? Continue reading “3 Inexpensive upcycling projects to warm up your home this winter  ” »

November 10, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Small but perfectly formed: Design ideas for tiny gardens

Even though I don’t fancy going out in the cold to dig my plot at the moment, I’m certainly starting to feel a buzz of excitement about getting stuck into tackling my new garden next spring. This is the perfect time of year to draw up some designs and start dreaming about what could be achieved. Good ol’ hubby drew out the garden to scale for me so that I could start doodling and planning during long winter evenings, giving me the perfect excuse to trawl the internet for ideas. If you too have a tiny garden and would like some ideas to make the most of the space you have, look no further, because that’s what today’s blog post is all about… Continue reading “Small but perfectly formed: Design ideas for tiny gardens” »

November 9, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Christmas decorations – The top two trends for 2017

Looking for ideas to decorate your home this Christmas to get into the festive spirit? I’ve been doing my research (early, of course!) and I found some fantastic tips from Personalised Gifts Shop. They’ve compiled a list of the biggest and best Christmas decorations trends this year and I can’t wait to share them with you. It’s never too early to start planning your festive décor, so check out which two major trends are popular this year, and how you can get the look in your own home. Continue reading “Christmas decorations – The top two trends for 2017” »

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