Home tours

Mid-century urban jungle home tour with before + after photos

Take a tour of Elle Collins’ mid-century style home, which became an indoor jungle after her houseplant collection thrived in the airy vaulted space. Here are before & after photos of her interior revamp plus lots of pics of her gorgeous cat Mia…

Beauty

How to make savings on your summer essentials

With the promise of a long hot summer to come, now is the perfect time to get your warm-weather essentials sorted. If you plan ahead, you’ll be able to find the best (and lowest!) prices on the things you need to survive the summer…

Art & Photography

3 Side hustles that make the most of your creative skills

Wouldn’t it be great to make some extra cash on side? Even if you don’t think you’ve got the skills to launch a creative business, I’m here to show you otherwise. Here are three side hustles you can try out and maybe make a bit of money from your creativity…

Events & Entertainment

How to plan a summer garden party for the Platinum Jubilee weekend

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations only a month away, many of us are making plans to celebrate with our friends, family and neighbours over the the bank holiday weekend. Here are some ideas for organising a decadant garden party on a budget…

Sewing projects

3 Ways to create unique clothing for your Spring wardrobe

If you’ve never considered DIYing your own clothing collection for Spring, here are three thrifty ways that you can achieve a unique look through creating your own custom designs, sewing and upcycling your existing wardrobe…

Love to shop!

My top 4 non-physical & consumable gifts for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day fast approaching at the end of March, now is the perfect time to start shopping for something special for your mum. My approach is always to find a non-physical gift that can be enjoyed over a prolonged period so here are some present ideas that do just that…

HOME DIY

How to add authentic texture to your interior with wallpaper

Now, I’m not talking wood-chip wallpaper here although, that said, embossed pattern anaglypta wallcoverings ARE making a comeback in period homes. Instead, I’m talking about bringing subtle, natural textures into your room with a variety of contemporary finishes, all of which can be achieved with wallpaper…

MONEY MANAGEMENT

Things I wish I had known when buying and maintaining my first car

I love a bit of hindsight and today I’m sharing some of my own in the hope that it might help new
drivers or first-time car buyers to find a safe vehicle and get a better deal. Here are some of the
things I wish I had known when I was buying my first car…

HOME DIY

10 Things every home should have to improve your wellbeing

Your home is not just a roof over your head, it should also be a safe place and a sanctuary. It’s one of the main factors that affects your health both physically & psychologically so how can you create a cosy home that also improves your wellbeing?

Kitsch Kitchen

My thrifty kitchen makeover – how to save money on flooring

After years of talking about it, months of planning and weeks of installation, my newly remodelled kitchen is complete! Of course, I tried to save money at every stage of the renovation process so here’s how I got the floor of my dreams for a fraction of the cost…

Sweet Treats

5 Indulgent foodie gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

If there’s one way to anyone’s heart, it’s through food. Valentine’s food gifts are guaranteed to get the heart of your Valentine racing – if only because these delicacies are positively mouth-watering! Here are five indulgent foodie gifts I would personally love to receive and I’m sure your partner will, too…

Events & Entertainment

3 Romantic ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day at home

Sure, it’s nice to go out to celebrate Valentine’s Day but sometimes you just want to stay at home. It’s certainly a money-saving option, as you can enjoy lovely food and a cosy ambience at home for a fraction of the price of your big night out. Here’s how to create your dream Valentine’s date from the comfort of your own home…

Bathroom

4 Design tricks to make a small bathroom feel bigger

Even though I’ve got a very small bathroom compared to many other homes, we’ve managed to make it a bit feel more spacious with some easy design tricks that give the impression of a bigger room – here’s how…

Happiness

New year goals: How to prioritise your wellbeing in 2022

Today’s blog post tackles some of the more ‘traditional’ new year’s resolutions that many of us make – to be more healthy and to make time for self-care. Here’s how to make sure you keep up those great wellbeing goals all year round…

DIY

5 Reasons to choose wallpaper over paint when decorating your home

Painting feature walls has been a popular option for a very long time but, recently, the usage of wallpaper in interior design has increased – I’ve seen more patterned wallpapers on interiors Instagram accounts than ever before. Here’s why it’s become such a popular choice…

Happiness

New year goals: How to declutter and organise your home this year

Today is the 4th article in my series of blog posts to help you achieve your New Year’s goals and it’s all about clearing your home of clutter and getting better organised this year (one of my personal goals!) Here are my top tips for creating a tidy and peaceful home this year…

Home buying

New year goals: How to buy your first home this year

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to save a deposit and buy your own home, this article will help. I’m going to talk you through all the things tips I discovered when buying my first home so hopefully, you’ll be able to achieve your goal this year…

Art & Photography

New years goals: How to be more creative in 2022

If your new year’s resolution is to be more creative, here are some ideas to help you bring more craft, art and creativity into your lives and boost your mental wellbeing in 2022!

Cassiefairy's News

Happy new year!

I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas and a very relaxing break. I just wanted to wish you all a happy New Year and here’s to a wonderful 2022 for us all!

HOME DIY

2022 Decor trend: How to add sparkle to any interior with glitter wallpaper

Okay, I know it sounds like I’m encouraging you to turn your home into the set of Strictly Come Dancing (and who doesn’t want that??) but I’m not suggesting you make your walls as glitzy as a glitterball. The new trend for glitter wallpaper is so much more subtle than you might imagine. Let me explain…

FRUGAL FUN TIMES

How to DIY your own custom sequin party hats + PDF template

Whatever the celebration, a party hat is the ultimate accessory to get the party started! I’ve made a template that you can download and use to DIY your own party hats in any colour and finish to suit your theme. Here’s how…

Festive

Unique gifts from small indie businesses and crafters

Whenever I’m looking for gifts, whether at Christmas or throughout the year, I always head to local and independent businesses first. If I can find a special present while also supporting a small biz or local maker, all the better! Here are some gorgeous gift ideas from crafters and small brands…

HOME DIY

How to create a feature wall that works for all seasons

At this time of year I often start thinking about redecorating my home. With the darker days I like the idea of adding dark colours and feature walls, but I know that it won’t work for the rest of the year. So, how do you create an interior that looks seasonal but all works all year round?

Festive

5 Upcycled (and free!) DIY Christmas wreathes

I love to make wreathes to decorate my doors at Christmas and create something special from garden foliage or leftover materials. Here are a few ideas for different styles of festive wreath to get you started…

Beauty

Natural and sustainable beauty gift ideas for Christmas

There’s nothing more luxurious than receiving a lovely skincare or haircare treat at Christmas. Even though we all joke about getting a pack of ‘smellies’ each year, it actually feels rather pampering to receive a cruelty-free, natural product, especially if it has the added bonus of being recyclable too. Here are some sustainable gift ideas…

MONEY MANAGEMENT

3 Tips for using credit wisely this holiday season

‘Tis the season to shop ‘til you drop, but are your finances prepared for the holiday’s big bill? If not, it may be tempting to borrow money to afford the festivities, but this is a quick way of putting your finances on the naughty list…

Festive

Sustainable Christmas Gifts for children and teens

Whether you’re buying presents for your family or a Christmas Gift Appeal, it’s a good idea to make sustainable choices when shopping for those presents. I’ve put together this festive gift guide for children to get you started…

Personal development

How to boost your career and learn new skills online this winter

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be staying at home more now that the evenings are darker and the days are chillier. So, rather than slumping in front of a boxset, why not do something to boost your career during the extra time you’re spending at home? Here are some ideas to help you learn some new skills…

Good Causes

How would your life change if you won the lottery? (hint: not much!)

Whenever I enter a lottery, competition or raffle I start to wonder what it would be like if I won. I mean, you’ve got to be prepared, right?! So, today I’m sharing my thoughts on how my life would be different after that big win – I’ve surprised myself with the answers…

Home buying

How to decorate your first home on a very tight budget

Buying your very first house is a joyful time but the truth is that it’s never cheap and often there’s not much money left for the interior. That was certainly the case for me when I bought my fixer-upper home!

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