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How I am Planning on Brightening up my Kitchen

We’ve been living in our current home for almost 7 years now and I have decided it is time for some changes. When we moved in, it was a blank canvas. It had previously been a showhome and the owner before us only lived here for 2 years before choosing to move on. She hadn’t touched the standard magnolia walls or cream carpets so even though it was completely liveable it lacked personality.

Now, I’m a doer. I will look at something, make a decision and jump in and just get on with it. Hubby is the opposite. Continue reading “How I am Planning on Brightening up my Kitchen”

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DIY Creativity Bonanza: Plastic Spoons And More!

Remember when everyone used to be involved in DIY projects in school? Maybe it was making a chocolate mould, or maybe a basic electrical circuit with a motor and a light. Whatever it was, unless it was a group project, you probably remember it rather fondly. After all, that sense of creating something and knowing that it belonged to you first and foremost is not a feeling which can be recreated easily. However, back then, even if the projects were somewhat basic, they were also usually held back by the cheap or half-broken equipment that your parents or the school provided you with. Well, if you’re a bit older now, maybe you can go ahead and get involved in some arts and crafts, with some fancy DIY projects but a with some better equipment. No more drying out glue sticks, get some proper spray tec glue guns, and definitely no more blunt scissors. Some mid-range scissors for just over a tenner will probably last you more than you can imagine. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s see what projects you could actually do in your spare time. Continue reading “DIY Creativity Bonanza: Plastic Spoons And More!”

5 DIY Jobs Best Left To The Professionals

You might rock that hat, but you do know what you’re doing, don’t you?  

Let’s be honest for a moment, shall we? You may be a pro at changing the lightbulb, and your skills at upcycling your furniture may be second-to-none. Still, there are jobs that you probably shouldn’t take on unless you have the training and qualifications under your belt. So, for your safety and that of everybody in your home, these are the DIY tasks you should probably leave to the professionals. Continue reading “5 DIY Jobs Best Left To The Professionals”

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Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed

Halloween really is all about the pumpkins now isn’t it and with this comes the pressure to carve the ‘perfect’ pumpkin for your home. I’ve noticed a rise in the stunning designs appearing all over social media but if like me, you don’t want to buy a kit full of all the tools and stencils to give you this look then this post is for you. Continue reading “Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed”

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How To Give Your Nursery The Wow Factor

One of the most exciting parts of welcoming a new baby is getting to decorate the nursery. Making space in your home for the new baby to occupy makes everything feel very real, and wondering who will be coming along to fill the room is part of the anticipation around meeting your child for the first time. What can you do to make the nursery unique and lift your décor out of the ordinary? Here are the latest hot trends in nurseries that you can use to welcome your little one into the world: Continue reading “How To Give Your Nursery The Wow Factor”

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Nursery Makeover: Nautical Themed Canvas Pictures

 

We have decided that the theme for the nursery is going to be a nautical one which immediately set me off creating Pinterest boards to get some fab ideas. After having recently updated Jake’s room and adding my own personal touch of digger and trucks canvasses I knew I had to do the same for the baby. Continue reading “Nursery Makeover: Nautical Themed Canvas Pictures”

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Nursery Makeover: Upcycling Pine Furniture

So, baby number 2 will be here in January and I just know these last few months will fly by what with lots of birthdays, Christmas, Jake turning 4 all to come in between and as I am usually a super organised person (Jake’s room was completed as soon as we found out we were having a boy) so I am slacking a little here with the new nursery but I have plenty of ideas. Trying to find the time being a Mum of one, working from home and having the usual housework to do has been a tough task but I can very happily report that I have now made a start on project nursery! Continue reading “Nursery Makeover: Upcycling Pine Furniture”