December 4, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Sew-your-own Christmas Angel + win the pattern!

Remember your childhood Christmas tree – I bet it had an angel on the top, didn’t it? Over the years I’ve spotted more and more stars adorning the tops of our festive trees, but I love the traditional look that an angel adds when sitting at the very top of the tree. So today, here’s how you can make one for yourself, plus the lovely folk at Amazing Craft are giving away FIVE angel patterns to 5 lucky winners so read on to enter my giveaway below! Continue reading “Sew-your-own Christmas Angel + win the pattern!” »

December 3, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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5 Ways that technology can change your life

In this modern age, it is rare to find someone who is yet to engage with technology. Even people who are relatively uninterested in the latest gadgets are still likely to be benefiting from technology in their day to day life. In fact, embracing the world of technology can actually help you to live life to the fullest. Technology can completely transform the way that you access the world around you. If you are wondering how this is possible, you’ll need to read on..! Continue reading “5 Ways that technology can change your life” »

December 2, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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I’m a judge in the “Tiling for a Good Cause” competition – and you can vote for your favourite!

Tile Trader’s “Tiling for a Good Cause” campaign aims to give one deserving facility a tiling transformation worth up to £500, and they’ve asked me to be an expert judge! Nominations have been received from community groups across the UK including London, Glasgow and Coleraine and now I’d like to urge everyone to cast their vote to choose a deserving winner! Continue reading “I’m a judge in the “Tiling for a Good Cause” competition – and you can vote for your favourite!” »

December 2, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Thrifty festive fashion for Christmas parties

While it’s nice to look lovely for special occasions over the festive period, there’s no sense in buying an outfit that you’re only going to wear once. Surely you want to be able to wear your new clothes to that new years party, or for Saturday nights out and weekends away throughout the rest of the year, too?I’ve come up with some suggestions for accessories to make the most of your existing wardrobe and what pieces to choose if you want to wear your Christmas party outfit time and again. Step away from the Santa jumper..! Continue reading “Thrifty festive fashion for Christmas parties” »

December 1, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Spiced maple & parsnip bundt cake recipe

I tried out this recipe for the first time last week. I found myself with a spare afternoon and decided that it was about time that I got back into baking. I always feel more inclined to bake at this time of year, especially when using delicious festive flavours like cinnamon, maple syrup and, erm, parsnip. Yes, you read that right: parsnip. Because today’s absolutely delicious recipe is for maple and parsnip bundt cake. Continue reading “Spiced maple & parsnip bundt cake recipe” »

November 30, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Styling my guest room for Christmas

Compared to most bloggers, I feel like I’m really behind on decorating my home for Christmas. Yes, I know it’s not even December yet, but I’ve been spotting gorgeous photos of bloggers’ trees and homes for weeks now and feel like I’m the only one not to have put up any decorations. So today, I thought I would add a couple of festive decor touches to my guest room to get it ready for visitors over the holidays… Continue reading “Styling my guest room for Christmas” »

November 29, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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What my Christmas would look like if I won the lottery…

I’ve been daydreaming again, and this time it’s about my perfect lottery-winner’s Christmas. Indulge me for a moment. I’m not saying that I want to win the lottery, nor that I need to have £££s to create a gorgeous home and wonderful Christmas, but I’ve let my mind winder and simply imagine what Christmas would look like if money was no object. Here’s how I see it… Continue reading “What my Christmas would look like if I won the lottery…” »

November 28, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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DIY Decorations – Reusable Christmas tree advent calendar

With December 1st fast approaching, I’ve come up with a quick and easy DIY advent calendar that you can make as a family. Plus, it’s reusable so you can refill it with treats every year and will never need to buy a chocolate calendar again! Here’s what you’ll need to make this Christmas tree advent calendar and I’ve even added a step-by-step video to show you how to do it..! Continue reading “DIY Decorations – Reusable Christmas tree advent calendar” »

November 27, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Guest post: Should pets sleep in your bedroom?

Do you let your dog or cat sleep in your bedroom or on your bed? You are certainly not alone, as a survey commissioned by leading pet insurer Animal Friends found that nearly half of owners sleep with their pets. But is it a good idea to welcome your pet into your bedroom? Today, I’ve collaborated with fitted bedroom specialists DM Design to bring you the answer. They’ve analysed the arguments both for and against pets in the bedroom and here’s what they’ve come up with: Continue reading “Guest post: Should pets sleep in your bedroom?” »

November 26, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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How to cook the perfect roast beef

Roast beef is a family favourite in the UK, especially on a Sunday, and I just love it combined with crispy roast potatoes and puffy yorkshire puddings. The only trouble is, I’ve often found roasting joints to be particularly difficult to cook. They can take hours to roast and I inevitably end up with a piece of meat that’s far-too-baked on the outside! Nonetheless, I’ve been experimenting with my favourite Sunday roast recipe and here’s what I’ve come up with… Continue reading “How to cook the perfect roast beef” »

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