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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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How to turn an old drawer & scaffold boards into a DIY desk or hallway console table

Welcome to my first DIY project of the year! I've got so many new projects planned for 2021 and, as ...
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Post-Christmas interior styling to transition from winter to spring

If you want inspiration for a cosy home that can easily take you from winter into spring, look no further ...
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How to repurpose sweet tubs to store fairy lights & Christmas decorations

If you're anything like us, you'll have one or two (or three, or four!) empty sweet tubs after Christmas. But ...
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EPIC list of all the Christmas episodes of your favourite TV shows (+ where to watch them!)

If you've already worked your way through all the festive movies on Netflix and have indulged in one-too-many Home Alones, ...
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Cosy Christmas decor inspiration from Beyond The Barn’s newly renovated home

All images copyright of Eric Orme from Place-Photography.com Beautifully decorated for Christmas with twinkling fairy lights, homemade decorations and cosy ...
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How to DIY a freestanding Snowman target game from pallet wood

Welcome to my festive pallet project! I've DIYed a friendly freestanding snowman to adorn your lawn and the best part ...
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Live festive entertainment to enjoy from the comfort of your own home this December

My December is usually full of festive events, pantos and Christmas light switch-ons but this year all the usual activities ...
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How Artificial Intelligence can make your Christmas easier (and more fun!)

Christmas can be busy and stressful at the best of times so I've come up with some ways in which ...
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DIY Christmas project – How to upcycle old toys into decorations

For me, Christmas always evokes that feeling of nostalgia so I decided to upcycle the toys of my childhood toybox ...
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5 Ways to dress up the base of a potted Christmas tree to bring it indoors

If you've decided to get a potted Christmas tree this year, you may want to jazz up the pot when ...
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Ho-ho-hope these ideas will help you cut the cost of Christmas for a frugal festive season

Yes! You CAN enjoy a fun and fulfilling Christmas without spending a fortune - you just need to get a ...
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How to DIY a festive star-print phone case with sticky vinyl

If you fancy personalising your mobile phone by creating a case with a Christmasy vibe, look no further than this ...
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4 Things to consider when starting an indie business

If you've spent some time on furlough this year or have found yourself with more free time during lockdown, you ...
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Festive family traditions – New pyjamas on Christmas eve

It's a tradition that our family has always done, ever since I was little. Every Christmas eve, we were allowed ...
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3 Ways to prepare for Christmas by making space in November

Let's face it, as soon as December hits, it's going to be full-on Christmas mode. I think that will be ...
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Easy sewing project – make your own felt device case

If you want to make a homemade Christmas gift or birthday present for your friends and family, you can easily ...
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Christmas gift guide for creatives and crafters

I have many creative folk in my life so when it comes to selective a Christmas gift for those talented ...
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Christmas shopping with indie businesses at Makers Market From Home

I'm excited to tell you that this weekend is the Makers Market From Home Christmas Bonanza so I'll be doing ...
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Christmas gift guide for kids and teens – & donating to charity gift appeals

If you're at home this month, why not take this time to get organised and start your Christmas shopping? You ...
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Excited to share my Christmas magazine articles and thrifty blog posts

It's been a while since I shared any of my article writing updates with you so I thought I'd pop ...
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3 Ways to make your own no-sew handmade Christmas stockings

If you don't have any sewing skills and the last time you stitched anything was during a textiles lesson at ...
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Autumnal interiors inspiration from Kim Jones of Salvaged Living blog

Beautifully layered neutrals, furniture with warmth and patina, and rooms dressed for the seasons. That’s what you’ll find inside Kim ...
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How to decorate with mid-century colours for a cosy autumnal home

With the changing seasons, I always feel a desire to look around my house and adapt the space to suit ...
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3 Ways 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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