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How to stay warm all winter without racking up a huge heating bill

The clocks have gone back, the days are darker and the weather is colder. But that doesn't mean we have ...
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How to deal with darker days for better physical & mental health

With the clocks going back at the weekend we've now got to deal with darker days and the impending winter ...
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6 Messy habits that save me time and money

My husband and I were talking about the most important thing to us earlier today and we both put 'time' ...
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3 Home and garden maintenance tasks to tackle in the autumn

After a long summer in the garden and even more time spent at home than usual, there will no doubt ...
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How to promote a small business without giving up all your spare time

If you're running a small business, it sometimes feels like social media and advertising takes up all your time. Getting ...
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Live events & entertainment to enjoy from home this autumn/winter

Comedy, markets, theatre, workshops - there's plenty of things you can do at home this winter. If you're looking for ...
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8 Handmade autumn and Halloween creations from independent makers

Today I woke up and felt like autumn was in full swing. There was a nip in the air, the ...
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3 Autumn/Winter wardrobe essentials for work, rest and play

Personally, I only need a few items to refresh my wardrobe each year. I already have a selection of clothes ...
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How to recreate the autumn styling tips of top interior design bloggers

At this time of year, I love browsing Pinterest and seeing how designers and interiors bloggers dress their homes for ...
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How to clean & refurbish a Picquot Ware teapot + original price list

The wonderful thing about blogging is that writing a blog post about a topic can lead to interesting discussions in ...
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Ergonomic work & sleep tips for Backcare Awareness Week

It's Backcare Awareness Week so I thought I would share my own experiences of pain, posture and preventative measures in ...
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6 Thrifty party planning ideas for your at-home baby shower

Like many special events, such as birthdays, anniversaries and hen parties, baby showers are another occasion where we have to ...
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4 Autumnal hot drink recipes for International Coffee Day

Did you know it's International Coffee Day today?? The celebration was set up by the International Coffee Organization and it ...
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Secondhand phone upcycling DIY + why to choose refurbished tech

One of the most wasteful things you can own - in terms of money and materials - is technology. So, ...
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Why making future travel plans can help boost your mood

While most of our travel plans have been put on hold this year (and it looks like we'll be staying ...
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Recipe Video: Autumn spiced tomato chutney using a glut from the garden!

If you've got a glut of tomatoes all ripening at once (yes, this is me!) here's a delicious recipe to ...
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10 Easy upcycling ideas for national Recycle Week

Seeing as the majority of items in my home and wardrobe are second-hand (or rescued from a skip), Recycle Week ...
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How to achieve your future money goals by planning ahead now

We all have goals for our careers and in our professional lives, but how many of us have money goals ...
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5 Working-from-home expenses that your employer can help you with

With many of us back in working-from-home-mode (and many of us never stopped) now's the perfect time to think about ...
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7 Easy ways to make your living room cosy for autumn (on a budget)

The size of our living spaces seems to get smaller during the cooler months, don't they? I think it's because ...
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My DIY home improvements that have added value (in more ways than one)

Let's face it: almost anything you to improve your home will probably increase the value of your property. Well, maybe ...
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99 Sleeps – How to make extra cash to save for Christmas 2020

It's only 99 sleeps until Christmas! And you know how fast those days go. So I thought I would share ...
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Freelancers: How to get the support you need when working from home

With changing government guidelines and a general concern for our collective health, many people are continuing to stay at home ...
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Step-by-step beaded honey bee sewing project

I'm super excited to share this lovely Weekend Makes: Hoop Embroidery book with you today because it hasn't even been ...
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Upcycling video – Make a happy slogan sweatshirt with heat-transfer vinyl

If you've got an old sweatshirt that you'd like to revamp for autumn, here's a quick & easy upcycling video ...
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4 Ways a clutter-free home can help to boost your mental health

When you look around your home do you ever you feel unsettled, tired or even sad by state of the ...
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My hallway makeover – 3 practical flooring options for high-traffic areas

Hallways can be tricky spaces to decorate. Even though you only pass through them, they link all the other rooms ...
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Back-to-school essentials to help your teenager feel confident

With children all around the country going back to school or college this week or next, I thought it would ...
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3 Tyre tips to get your car safely back on the road post-lockdown

If you're anything like me, your car probably hasn't moved much for the past 4 months. Even post-lockdown, I'm only ...
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How to lino print your own patterned fabric for sewing projects

Planning a sewing project to make your own soft furnishings? Fancy upcycling a t-shirt with a design of your own? ...
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