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Life lately – My (international!) interiors articles & DIY projects

It's been a busy couple of months and I've been lucky enough to write a couple of interiors feature for ...
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How to cut the cost of buying kids clothing – yes, it CAN be done!

If you've got kids, you'll probably agree that they can cost a small fortune to bring up. Your savings have ...
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How to start planning for your retirement… right now!

Have you ever wondered what you can do to improve your retirement income? It may feel far away for some ...
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4 Simple steps to a greener and more environmentally-friendly kitchen

As a society, we are more conscious than ever before about our own carbon footprint and the collective damage that ...
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Guest post: Best tips for bargain fashionistas from a professional

The fact that on-trend clothes, especially designer clothes, come at a high price is a source of perpetual frustration for ...
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3 Ways to merge your summer living room decor style into autumn

Ahh it's September. No sooner had the 1st of the month hit than my Pinterest and Instagram feeds became awash ...
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Step-by-step video to revamp a PVC door with a pop of summery colour

Old and stained double-glazed doors can make your entire home look tired, and no amount of cleaning can get them ...
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How to find a genuine Ercol Design Icon (via Reclaim magazine!)

The latest issue of Reclaim magazine is in stores now so I thought I'd share some snaps from the Design ...
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Decorating inspiration & tips from Ju from Interior Design Masters

All photos of Ju's home by Alexandra Joseph If you've been hooked on the new BBC TV show Interior Design ...
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Why timeless furniture choices can save you money time & again

Decorating your property is important in making your house really feel like a home. But as your tastes change over ...
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Step-by-step video to restore & reupholster vintage kitchen chairs

Last week I mentioned that I'm currently working on renovating my kitchen and that I've already revamped a few retro ...
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How to customise your summer t-shirts to wear all year round

So we're coming to the end of the summer and it's time to put those tees away for another year ...
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How to save money for your life goals & back-up fund (the easy way)

We all know that saving money is crucial in life. Without savings, it’s impossible to cater for any emergencies that ...
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Money-saving shopping tips & beauty hacks for make-up enthusiasts

Anyone who’s enthusiastic about makeup will tell you that cosmetics are like wine – once you’ve gotten a taste of ...
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5 Tips for selling your home easily (despite the messy kids!)

So your family is expanding (congratulations!) and you need to upsize from your current home. Moving house is an exciting ...
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How to find unique interior decor pieces from the Etsy Design Awards

Have you heard about the Etsy Design Awards? If not, I would urge you to check it out today. The ...
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Step-by-step guide to turn an old hostess trolley into a colourful bar cart

It's the ideal summer day, isn't it? A BBQ sizzling away. Kids playing on the grass. Friends clinking bottles of ...
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How to help children decorate their room with personality & colour

It's back-to-school time again and, as such, my thoughts have turned to kids' rooms, and how to design the space ...
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4 Easy, low-cost and DIY ways to help reduce noise in your home

Home is a place to rest, and after a long day at work, it is our best refuge. However, sometimes ...
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Add warmth to your interior with these thrifty wood decor ideas

Turning your house into a home can make a real difference to how you feel about your property and it ...
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7 Workout essentials that’ll inspire (and help!) you to hit the gym

On average, 30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended by doctors and health experts and light-to-moderate physical activities have a ...
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My thrifty 50s kitchen renovation: What’s next on the to-do list…

Since landscaping my garden for the past 8 months, my interior renovations have slowed down somewhat. In fact, they've stopped ...
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Top 5 YouTube channels for minimalism & unique lifestyle inspiration

When we moved into our fixer-upper home we discovered that the TV aerial didn't work. Since deciding not to replace ...
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How to be the ultimate Maid of Honour at your best friend’s wedding

OMG your bestie has just asked you to be maid of honour at her wedding, yay! What a great honour! ...
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How to DIY a sensory play ‘outdoor kitchen’ from pallet wood

When I found a few brick pallets in a building site skip (and asked if it would be okay to ...
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Frugal fashion: Costume jewellery vs sterling silver jewellery

Just because you’re on a budget doesn't mean you can’t be fashionable. Millennials are already showing a preference for hand-me-down ...
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15 Sides hustles to do when your side hustle becomes your job

So you've already got a successful side hustle. SO successful in fact, that it's now your main hustle. You've given ...
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My 4 tips for making the best ever coconut flour banana bread

I love banana bread. It's my favourite way to use up slightly-too-soft bananas. So much so, that I sometimes deliberately ...
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Be kind and go caravaning at the beach: My news this summer

It's been a while since I updated you with my latest news (in fact, I haven't shared anything since May!) ...
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Thrifty DIY: How to upcycle scaffolding boards into a garden table

You may have spotted a sneaky peek of my scaffold board table in my blog post about building rustic benches ...
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