8 Creative ways to refashion a plain T-shirt for next-to-nothing

If you want to update your wardrobe for 2019 but don’t have the budget to go out shopping, why not reuse what you already have in your wardrobe? When you refashion a plain t-shirt, you’re creating a unique fashion piece that no-one else owns and you can usually do it for less than £5 because there are so many low-cost DIY hacks out there. Here are 8 creative and thrifty refashioning ideas to get you started…

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2 Simple swaps to stay healthy in the run-up to Christmas (+ beyond!)

Are you ready for Christmas? (Yes, I said it!) All the food, the indulgence and the mulled wine? I’m looking forward to it already, although the health-conscious me is already feeling a little wary. So I thought I’d share some ways that you can get ready for the festive season by cutting back now, to ensure a healthier, happier new year. 

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How to decorate cocktail glasses for a party

Great news – my project on prettifying glassware for New Year’s Eve was published in Reloved magazine this month! Check out Issue 50 for the step-by-step guide to creating these decorated cocktail glasses.

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New year, new bedroom – 5 style tips to create a restful room

Thinking ahead to the new year and you’re probably already planning some decorating projects – I know I am! So how about tackling the bedroom? It’s the place where you need the most calm and relaxation but you also need it to look good. A cosy and restful space is what comes to mind when […]

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How technology impacts on your interior design style

Technology knows no bounds and as Balustrade Components show us in today’s guest post, it is affecting our interior design style choices too. Interior design resonates, changes and evolves over time, creating solutions to demands and needs of the modern homeowner. But in recent years, the digital age has left a mark on interior design […]

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The best New Year’s Eve displays in the UK

December brings Christmas, a very special and magical period, though it also brings the end of 2017, with the start of a new year dawning upon us. With that in mind, it’s time to plan your New Year’s countdown to make it as special as it can be. To avoid attending a disappointing display, I’ve […]

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DIY Decorations – Reusable Christmas tree advent calendar

With December 1st fast approaching, I’ve come up with a quick and easy DIY advent calendar that you can make as a family. Plus, it’s reusable so you can refill it with treats every year and will never need to buy a chocolate calendar again! Here’s what you’ll need to make this Christmas tree advent […]

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Hygge and Lagom – Living the Scandinavian way this winter

Hoo-gah. Honestly, that’s how you pronounce it. Lagom is slightly a tougher one… lar-gohm. If you’re already over hygge, then maybe lagom is for you. With the new year in full swing, the Scandinavian concept of ‘everything in moderation’ may be better suited to you (especially if you’re making changes to your lifestyle and diet) than […]

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The next big interior design trends for 2017

The New Year is a great time to think about freshening up our homes with new indoor furniture, updated colour schemes and a few of the hottest accessories in line with the latest trends. It’s also the time of year that trend forecasters pull out their crystal balls and announce the home décor trends coming up in […]

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The 12 Days OFF Christmas – Light up the New Year

I love fairy lights and can’t get enough of them over Christmas and New Year. In fact, I like having them up all year round so while I’m still away on holiday I thought I would share some photos of gorgeous fairy lights from my instagram account. Hope you had a lovely New Year’s Eve! […]

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The 12 Days OFF Christmas – Steaming hot mug of cocoa

How has your Christmas been so far? I’m taking some time off so here’s another festive snap from my Instagram account – it must be time for a candy cane hot chocolate! My kitchen is already starting to look more festive

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Inspiration for your wedding, home & money goals for 2015

This time of year is always special for me. Not only is it the month of my birthday, Christmas and New Year, but it is also the time of year that I met my husband all those years ago. Our first dates were Christmas shopping, festive coffee breaks and romantic seasonal meals. We spoke on the phone on […]

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My new year plan ~ a little jar of happy

Apparently, Friday was the day that most people abandon their new years resolutions and give in to their old habits or cravings. As you know, I already struggled to keep on top of my resolution to write a blog post every day and failed after only 2 – but that was down to me being […]

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Pieday Friday ~ My plans for a healthy start to the New Year

I’m taking a different approach this Pieday Friday and instead of sharing another naughty recipe to tempt you away from your new year health-kick I’m going to discuss ways that you can make your healthy-eating resolutions even easier. You may remember that last week I shared ways in which you can declutter your home and reorganise your […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Healthy feet

Welcome to the second Tuesday Shoesday blog post of 2014. It a new year and I’ve been talking all week about the good intentions that I’ve started off the year with. I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends and blogging colleagues have been talking about new year aims rather than resolutions and I think this […]

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Back to normal & back to work

Today, I’m back to normal. After all the festivities of Christmas and new year, an after a month of having a poorly hubby at home recovering from an operation, we are finally heading back to work and back into our normal routine. I know many people went back to work last week, but today pretty much everyone is at […]

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New year’s resolutions – broken already??

I can’t believe it. I’ve broken one of my new year’s resolutions already. On the 3rd of January – now that has to be some kind of record. Remember when Bridget Jones declares her new year’s resolutions to Mark Darcy on new year’s day? “New Year’s resolution – drink less. Oh and quit smoking” while […]

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This year I resolve to…

So today I’m sharing my new year’s resolutions with you. I’m hoping that in doing so it will keep me on track and I’ll be able to check back on my progress during the year. So here goes: Write a blog post every day – I did pretty well with this in 2013 so I’m […]

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Pinch, punch first of the month… or year

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a lovely evening, whatever you got up to and saw the new year in with style. Hubby and I are spending the day recovering from a fabulous night out and we’ll be sitting down to a festive dinner soon, so I just wanted to quickly wish you […]

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New Years Eve ~ Thank you all for a wonderful year

It’s new years eve and I can’t wait for tonight’s party as the clock ticks over into 2014. I really like even numbers (don’t ask me why, I’ve always been like that) and especially the number 4, so I predict that this coming year will be one of the best yet! I always get a little more […]

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Cheeky drinks recipes for your New Years Eve party

If you’re having a gathering for New Years Eve, be it a small family ‘do’ or a huge party with friends, you’ll be guaranteed to be serving and enjoying a few drinks during the evenings celebrations. You’ll need a selection of soft drinks, the odd lager and bottle of wine, but the exciting part of throwing a […]

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Remember when the January sales started in January?!

I remember that not too long ago (well, in my lifetime at least) the January sales started on January 1st. We’d all have a proper week off over Christmas and the only thing you’d need to drag yourself out of the house for was a pint of milk and loaf of bread. Then at 6am on […]

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