October 9, 2017
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5 Tips for choosing the right sewing machine for beginners

Last century, sewing was a skill that many people wanted to master. Sewing meant freedom of choice and the ability to be able to create your own textiles such as clothing, curtains, bedding, and other items for the home. Sewing was also a way to make money and earn extra funds to help put food on the table. So why would we ever stop sewing?  Continue reading “5 Tips for choosing the right sewing machine for beginners” »

October 8, 2017
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15 Low-cost DIY Halloween decorating ideas for your home

When it comes to home décor, I almost get giddy about decorating for each season. I am one of those homeowners who will decorate for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and just about everything in between. Sometimes, I even find myself decorating for summer. And, while I am typically all about waiting until the appropriate season has officially arrived before putting out my decorations when it comes to autumn, I whip out the Halloween décor at the first sign of a cool breeze. Halloween comes so soon after autumn officially begins that I feel as if it won’t get the appropriate amount of time on display if I don’t get it up just a tad early. But, who can blame me, right?

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October 7, 2017
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The perfect evening routine to help you wind down & sleep more soundly

Most of us have a morning routine. A set of activities designed to get us ready for the day and maximise that precious time between our alarm sounding and us leaving the door. But how many of us have an evening routine? Those regular actions that gets our bodies and minds settled and ready for sleep? My guess is that it’s nowhere near as many.

We now know just how important a good night’s sleep is, both for our physical and mental health. But conversely, as a society we have never slept worse. If you sleep like a baby every night, lucky you. But, if like me you don’t, a pre-bedtime routine could be just the solution to your nighttime woes. Don’t know where to start? Well, don’t worry – first of all, see what the experts recommend for getting a good sleep. Next, get yourself an evening routine by following these three easy steps. You’ll be elected Mayor of Sleepytown before you know it. Continue reading “The perfect evening routine to help you wind down & sleep more soundly” »

October 6, 2017
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5 Tips for building a shed in your garden

A shed can be used for a multitude of things, which is why people like to build them in their gardens. Aside from the functionality and the extra space it provides, a shed also adds value to your property. Depending on the size, building a shed may take quite some time (and some serious construction skills!) so there are many things to consider before building one. While you can hire someone to build it for you or buy sheds that are already assembled, going for the DIY option can give you much more flexibility in terms of space, design, and features that will fit your requirements. If you decide to go DIY in building your shed, these tips may help… Continue reading “5 Tips for building a shed in your garden” »

October 5, 2017
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My hallway makeover – Creating a scandi look for less

Buoyed by finishing off our art nouveau guest room makeover, I’m now getting ready to tackle another space: the hallway. The wheels are in motion; I’ve picked out paint and flooring samples, pinned inspirational hallways on Pinterest and have even started filling the holes in the walls. In spite of all my research, I’m still at a standstill with the design of the space, so I thought I’d turn to my lovely readers for advice… Continue reading “My hallway makeover – Creating a scandi look for less” »

October 4, 2017
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Taking on a Project: Power Tools for Renovating a House

The British obsession with buying and selling property is just as engrained today as it’s ever been. Taking on a project, whether it’s to eventually live in or to sell on for a profit, is more doable than ever – why? YouTube! The video sharing site and the wider world of the internet is the go to place for DIY advice, instruction and tutelage – no longer is it necessary to labour over manuals or ask the advice of uncle Stan, simply let your fingers do the clicking. But that’s not the be all and end all! Renovating a house is going to take more than just a screwdriver, a hammer and some electrical tape – you need power tools! Today I’ve come up with a list of essential tools you’ll need before tackling a home renovation, so read on to find out my top 5 favourites… Continue reading “Taking on a Project: Power Tools for Renovating a House” »

October 3, 2017
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5 Ways to make the most of your ‘me’ time

After a long, busy day at work, the only thing you want to do is crawl into bed and relax. Similarly, after spending hours out and about socialising, for many of us, our homes are our sanctuary and the perfect place to recuperate and refresh ourselves. We all have different ways to relax and unwind – whether it is delving into a good book or catching up on your favourite TV series, going out for a long walk or heading to the gym. These activities help us recharge our batteries so commit to finding some time for yourself. Here are five excellent ways to make the most of your ‘me time’. Continue reading “5 Ways to make the most of your ‘me’ time” »

October 2, 2017
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4 Easy DIY home cleaning hacks that will make your life better

Having a clean and well-organised home is a great way to impress your guests and neighbours. Moreover, removing clutter is also considered an effective way of reducing your stress levels and promoting the health and well-being of everyone in the household. But as much as we want to make our homes spotless and gleaming, cleaning your home is not an easy task at all; even more so if you have a larger space and more people are living in your household.

Fortunately, there are a lot of hacks that you can try to make your regular home cleaning tasks less complicated. These tips and tricks do not only help you cut down the time it usually takes using the conventional methods, but they are also very effective and easy to follow. Check out these 4 easy home cleaning tasks that will make your life better and start spending more quality time with your family. Continue reading “4 Easy DIY home cleaning hacks that will make your life better” »

October 1, 2017
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How to create a budget-friendly outdoor wedding

For many people, their special day is all about being with friends and family in familiar surroundings, having a celebration to remember. With Pinterest taking the online world by storm, this desire has become a reality through all the wonderful pins of outdoor weddings we’ve seen over the years. If you have a garden large enough to fit a tent for your guests, then all you need to do is plan the finer details to make your day special and perfect for you. There are so many beautiful outdoor wedding ideas, so here are a select few to give you inspiration on how to create the perfect outdoor wedding, whilst keeping the costs low and the spirits high. Continue reading “How to create a budget-friendly outdoor wedding” »

September 30, 2017
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How to a design a modern kitchen in 2017

The latest trend in kitchen design is a focus on simplicity and sophistication. A streamlined, contemporary style combined with integrated appliances, thoughtful lighting and a mix of levels helps to keep your room clutter free whilst leaving you more space to relax and entertain. Continue reading “How to a design a modern kitchen in 2017” »

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