Glam up a simple gown for a special occasion

So you have a dress for prom. It’s a straight-forward little black dress or even a plain, but gorgeous, floor-length gown that fits like a dream. But it’s just too simple for you. It is one solid colour; or maybe the cut is just really basic. You really want to glam it up. Make it a […]

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Thrifty ways to earn extra money for summer

Summer is coming! With its long days and beautiful weather nobody wants to be short of money so that they are unable go out into the world and enjoy each and every day that the sunshine offers. There are many ways to earn some extra cash all year round, but following is my list of […]

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Creating a rustic interior

Rustic is defined as simple and artless or even unsophisticated. The term is used in a slightly different capacity, however, when referencing a style of interior design. Rustic homes possess a charming coarseness that is growing ever more popular, being chiefly influenced by nature. The style is inspired by French, English and Swedish country looks, […]

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Create a vintage inspired bedroom in 3 easy steps

Vintage-inspired looks offer the chance to create a uniquely personal space, an opportunity long absent from most contemporary bedrooms. As well as offering timeless elegance, a sense of decadence and a homely feel which is often lost in the stark lines and minimalist décor of modern bedrooms, they make the perfect gallery for all of […]

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Bedroom Furniture: Balancing Style, Budget and Practicality

For those who don’t have a massive budget to play with, finding suitable bedroom furniture is more complicated than simply buying the first thing that catches your eye. The best approach to take is to attempt to strike a balance between the three core aspects of any furniture piece; style, budget and practicality. Practicality, Size […]

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A vintage Mother’s Day greeting

Today I am heading over my mum’s house to wish her a very happy Mother’s Day. I’ll be taking round some edible treats and a little gift to thank her for being simply the best! I also want to wish all the mothers out there a very happy Mother’s Day and especially all the women […]

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Saturday night cocktails – it’s just ‘tidying up’ really…

So what if I don’t want to spend £9 on a cocktail on a Saturday night in a swanky bar in the city? It doesn’t mean that I’m dull, ‘square’ or poor – it just means that (for the second time in two days) I’d rather put that money towards a new garden gate. And […]

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Our mini Chinese New Year celebration

Last night, I decorated the house with paper garlands and red fairy lights and surprised my husband with a Chinese meal to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We ate all the classic and totally inauthentic Chinese takeaway favourites; chow mein, egg fried rice, prawn crackers and sweet n sour chicken. It was a lovely evening in, […]

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My mid-century living room ~ making retro artwork

Ever since I framed up a selection Christmas quotes and hung them on my living room walls during the festive period, I’ve been thinking ahead to the new year and what I could replace these seasonal posters for the rest of the year. I’ve already made the holes in my walls, inserted the picture hooks and the […]

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Workshop number 2

If you’ve been reading my blog over the past few weeks you won’t have been able to miss the fact that I’m currently renovating an old caravan. I’m painstakingly replacing window trims and waterproofing skylights, decorating inside-and-out and looking for storage solutions so that I can use my caravan as a workshop. Yes, very soon […]

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Back to school… and I need a satchel!

Okay, okay. I know it was only last week that I declared myself ‘out’ of education for this school year. I was certain that this year was going to be the first academic year that I wasn’t going to be starting a new course or studying for another qualification. Yes, this year there would be no ceremonies to attend […]

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The Only Way is… Halloween

I was delighted to see a large quantity of tutus at the TOWIE Halloween party when the episode aired last weekend. I wanted to share the girls’ outrageously sexy costumes with you so here’s some photos of Lauren Pope (above), Maria Fowler, Chloe Simms and Peri Sinclair:       Plus here’s a photo of the little bridesmaid […]

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