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4 Ways to get your car summer-ready

There is nothing better than getting into your car in summer, rolling the windows down and just driving. It doesn't ...
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A guide to buying antiques – even if you’re on a budget

We all know that incorporating antiques into your decor is the best way to add a little bit of personality ...
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15 Ways to prepare for a long hot August

With heat waves predicted and a sunny summer ahead of us, heat can make life difficult if we’re not prepared ...
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All the questions you need to ask yourself before renovating your kitchen

Sponsored by Stone Synergy Do you know how hard it is to plan a new kitchen? I've been trying to ...
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Business essentials for new freelancers and entrepreneurs

When you're starting out as a freelancer or launching your own business it's an incredibly exciting time. I've been self-employed ...
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The ultimate house cleaning to-do list for new homeowners and tenants

That first couple of days when you get the keys for your new home are the best - if you ...
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The cheapest ever chocolate cheesecake recipe

The thing that usually puts me off baking my own cakes and desserts is the cost of the ingredients. Sometimes ...
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Home renovation tips – How to plan your next big DIY project

Although I'm a keen DIYer, home renovations are not the same as home repairs, so it's certainly something that needs ...
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My Grow-your-own garden June update: Growing and eating

FINALLY. Things have started to happen in our garden. Vegetables are growing - and I've actually eaten some of the ...
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Post-lockdown skincare – natural solutions for ‘maskne’

When we all head back into the world again on 'freedom day' (whenever that is!) the current guidelines are that ...
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Improve, don’t move, this summer: 3 ways to update your home AND save money!

The costs of moving house are massive. You’ve got stamp duty, estate agent commission and solicitors’ fees to sort out, ...
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House tour of a rustic C19th barn conversion with colourful vintage collections

When I first spotted this stunning barn on April's Instagram account @BarnHomeLiving, I immediately I wanted to find out the ...
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5 Summer essentials for day trips and UK breaks

If you're venturing out for day trips this summer, or even going on your first UK holiday in years, there ...
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DIY Video – How to make your own outdoor seat from scaffolding planks

Is there anything you can't make from scaffold boards? I've previously made my garden table, some outdoor seating and even ...
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Natural and environmentally-friendly flooring for a ‘healthy home’

With my kitchen renovation plans in full swing, one of the sticking-points is the flooring. I simply don't know what's ...
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Funny & clever clutter-free gifts for Father’s Day

Did you know that Father's Day is on Sunday 20th June this year? That means you've got a couple of ...
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4 Ways to refresh your home & conservatory for indoor-outdoor living

When the sun's shining and the weather is good, spending time outdoors is a wonderful thing to do. It's equally ...
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Money-saving tips for new parents – how to cut costs & get freebies for your baby

Little ones grow up so quickly and you'll notice that their needs change quickly - they'll grow out of that ...
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My ‘Grow your own’ garden May update: DIY mini cold frame & planting out

I'm sure it's the same for everyone but I feel like our garden is SO behind compared to last year ...
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How to upcycle nesting boxes into a colourful cluster of ‘bird apartments’

With BBC Springwatch in full swing, I thought that now would be the perfect time to share one of my ...
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8 Renting & budgeting tips for first-time tenants

When you're looking to move out of home for the first time and live independently, it's a really exciting time ...
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Money management: How your personal finances and mental health are linked

We all know that money is essential. It helps pay our bills, buy things we need, care for the people ...
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Upbeat, colourful clothing for an optimistic summer

With more and more restrictions being lifted and a possible summer of freedom ahead, it's no wonder that many of ...
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How to DIY a tool silhouette storage board for your shed

What do you do when you've got a shed full of tangled tools and a spare pallet in the garden? ...
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More research into natural + cruelty-free toiletries & haircare products

A few weeks ago I shared a blog post about my search for natural skincare and cosmetics. I wanted to ...
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4 Ways that crafting can benefit your physical & mental wellbeing

Have you ever started work on a project only to look up at the clock and realise that three hours ...
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Incredible reader pallet DIYs & upcycles inspired by my makes

One of the best things about blogging is that sometimes I will get a message from someone who has read ...
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Home improvement ideas: Refreshing the exterior with a colourful front door

You know how something isn't a problem until you notice it? How something in your home can be so functional ...
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My ‘Grow your own’ garden – April update: Seedlings and building stuff

I finally feel like some things are happening in our garden now. Looking back over the month of April, I'm ...
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Rubber, vinyl or hybrid flooring – what is the best material to use in a kitchen?

I'm officially doing the traditional Bank Holiday Monday 'thing' of planning a DIY project! I've decided that I'm going to ...
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