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How I upcycled this old chest of drawers into THREE pieces of storage furniture for my home

Just how many projects can I create by upcycling one old chest of drawers? I bought these old drawers below ...
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3 Ways to create a distraction-free home office in your garden

How have you found working from home? Have you actually enjoyed it a little more than going into the office? ...
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How books can help to boost your mental wellbeing through bibliotherapy

If you're a fan of reading like me, you've probably already been practicing bibliotherapy without realising it. And it's not ...
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Simple & reusable flooring updates for my budget kitchen makeover

It's been many months (okay, years!) in the making, but my kitchen makeover is almost complete. I've spray painted the ...
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My ‘Grow-Your-Own’ garden – March update: Butterflies, birds and sowing seeds

Hooray, the clocks have gone forward, the days are bright, the weather is lovely and the temperature is getting warmer ...
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Money-saving simple spring spruce-ups for your home

At this time of year I find myself spending more time looking for ways to spruce up my home; tidying, ...
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How to upholster a padded topper to convert any coffee table into a footstool

This DIY project is a sponsored collaboration with ManoMano Get the most out of your existing by furniture by turning ...
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Sustainable Easter gifts for kids (that’ll keep them entertained during the school holidays)

Easter falls on Sunday 4th April this year so now's the time to start thinking about stocking up on those ...
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Light & airy Scandi-style decor inspiration for Spring with Nicola from Lana Rose Interiors

All images copyright of Lana Rose Interiors Now that it's feeling a little more Spring-like out there, I thought it ...
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My ‘Grow your own’ lockdown lesson was chosen for the FoodSavvy Unlocked campaign!

Exciting news! If you're a friend of mine on Instagram or Twitter you may have noticed that I shared some ...
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My search for the best (low-cost) natural Yoga gear for beginners

If, like me, you've taken up yoga during lockdown but still don't have all the gear you need, I'm here ...
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Low-cost & homemade Mother’s Day gifts you can post to your mum this year

As we can't visit our mums on Mother's Day this year, I've had a think about some alternative ways to ...
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How to use your craft skills to upcycle furniture (and boost your mental health too!)

Upcycling is great. I do it A LOT. You might have noticed one or two (or a dozen ...or a ...
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How these 3 clichés can help you save time and money when decorating your home

Oh I love a good cliché, don't you? They aren't like nails on a chalkboard at all, are they? Okay, ...
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My ‘grow-your-own’ vegetable garden – February update: Seeds, bees, greenhouse and snow!

Following the excitement of growing our own fruit and veg in our garden for the first time last year, this ...
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How to achieve a good night’s sleep to boost your immune system

Collaborative feature Along with being active, limiting sugar and eating fresh fruit and veg, sleep is one of the most ...
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7 Back-to-school lesson ideas for more home schooling after half term

Even though half-term is finishing soon, many youngsters won't be heading back to school next week, and will continue to ...
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Shop independent for Mothers Day: My experience of buying handmade gifts from Etsy makers

It's less than a month until Mother's Day in the UK, which is on Sunday 14th March. If you're thinking ...
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5 Conveniences of modern technology that stop you saving money (& what to do about it)

If you've ever said "all my money is gone by the end of the month, so how on earth am ...
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My DIY bathroom: How to build a handy bath-side storage stand for your cup of tea!

I don't know about you, but there's nothing I like more than relaxing in a bubbly bath at the end ...
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Virtual distanced dates, at-home activities & romantic gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2021

Whether you're celebrating together or apart, Valentine's Day will certainly be different this year. That said, there's no reason why ...
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How to achieve your future goals by staying mindful in the present

At the start of each year it can be tempting to start new projects, make big plans or launch into ...
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Thrifty DIY: How to decoupage old drawers to create sliding under-bed storage

If there's one thing I always need more of its storage. Boxes, bins, drawers, cupboards - I can never have ...
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My epic search to find the best face masks for glasses wearers

Seeing as we've had nearly a year of mask-wearing, you'd think that I would have already settled on a favourite ...
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My ‘grow-your-own’ vegetable garden – 2020 update and January 2021 progress

This time last year, we built our first veggie patch in the garden with the intention of growing our own ...
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The Doorganiser: How to DIY a family organiser on a door

I've always thought that the space inside cupboards doors is a wasted opportunity. They could be used for storage, to ...
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5 Ways to keep your cat happy and healthy all winter long

Winter is a dream for some cats and a right pain for others. Some cats love lying beside a radiator, ...
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Low cost (& free!) livestream entertainment you can enjoy from home this winter

One of the things I've really enjoyed this winter is going to virtual events. I don't have to leave the ...
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The mental health benefits of writing a journal

If you're a little down during the darker days of winter, are feeling anxious, have been having trouble sleeping or ...
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Self-care tips: How to stay snug while working from home this winter

Many of us are working from home this month, and who knows how long we'll be working remotely this year? ...
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