Fantastic news! I’ve been shortlisted in the DotComGiftShop Blog Awards 2017! Please could you spare a minute to vote for me in the “Best Interior Design Blog” category?? The voting page is here and when you submit your vote, you’ll automatically be entered to win a £100 voucher to spend on anything you like at DotComGiftShop!
If you’re looking for some creative ways to get your home ready for autumn/winter, today is your lucky day! I’m sharing some simple seasonal updates that can transform any room in your home. This post will look at three easy ways to update your house this autumn to keep your interiors looking and feeling both fresh and on-trend: Continue reading “3 simple ways to update your home for autumn” »
While a mattress may seem like nothing more than a comfy place to lay your head at the end of a long day, for some people it can be a source of discomfort and even severe reactions. Those who have allergies or asthma can react to all kinds of different triggers, and for many, their mattress is a trigger. A typical bed has about 10 million dust mites living in it. I know, gross, right? They leave behind body fragments and droppings, which can cause some pretty serious reactions in those who have dust allergies. So, what can you do to make sure your mattress is as clean and allergen free as possible? Here are some tips you can use… Continue reading “How to care for your mattress this autumn” »
Until now, my husband had been planning to build a wooden shed in our garden to serve as a workshop. He’s an artist and photographer, so he needs a space to create work, hang prints to dry and generally house all of his creative equipment. I’m currently setting up my home office in the spare room, so he has free rein over the garden…
That feeling of satisfaction after vacuuming the living room, wiping the bathroom mirror or changing the bed sheets is lovely. I don’t know about you, but I tend to put off non-essential cleaning tasks (well, who has time to wipe that mirror anyway?!) because I’m so busy trying to keep on top of the basic washing-up, laundry and bed-making tasks of daily life. So finding that extra time to keep our homes neat and clean is no small achievement. However, while cleaning the seemingly big stuff is great, there are minor things that we tend to forget to wash or disinfect. Read on to learn the things you should add to your list the next time you devote an afternoon towards cleaning your home, you may have forgotten all about these…Continue reading “4 Things you forgot to clean this year…” »
Today I’ve put together a little round of all the cutest Halloween accessories I’ve seen this year. I’m not someone who likes to get dressed up for Halloween in horrifying outfits or cover myself in faux blood – it scares me too much, to be honest with you! I figured that there might be more of us softies out there who are happy to join in with the fun of Halloween but in a slightly more cuter way, hence today’s blog post… Continue reading “The cutest Halloween accessories for softies” »
For a lot of people, there’s one thing that seems to be standing between them and everything they really want both in their personal and professional lives: confidence. Many people see confidence as this strange, foreign idea that other people have but that they’ve never really managed to understand or achieve. As if confidence is something that you’re simply born with and if you don’t have it, then you’re doomed to be that way forever. Well, the truth is that’s totally ridiculous! Very few people are born with confidence and even the shyest person in the world can learn to be a little more outgoing. Here are just a few things that you can do to finally come out of your shell.Continue reading “Three tricks to help you grow in confidence” »
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” »
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