preparing our new guest room with oak furniture

Preparing Our New Guest Room

One of the reasons we bought a 4-bed house six years ago was because we knew we wouldn’t have to move for years to come- if at all- and we could grow into each room as our family grew. We have been very lucky to be able to use one room as an office and one as the laundry room but with the impending arrival of our second child, we are going to have to make some big changes to both of these remaining rooms. We have already decided that the smaller room will be the nursery leaving us to alter the office room Continue reading “Preparing Our New Guest Room”

from nursery to toddler room in a few simple steps

From Nursery To Toddler Room In A Few Simple Steps

With a new baby on the way we felt it was time to put some focus onto Jake. We decided the best way to do this was to update his bedroom before we begin on the new nursery. His room has been kept almost the same since he was born and as he will be four this year we felt it was time for it to shift from nursery status to little boys room.  Continue reading “From Nursery To Toddler Room In A Few Simple Steps”

the best cleaning hacks and tips for busy parents

The Best Cleaning Hacks and Tips For Busy Parents

It’s hard to keep on top of the housework when you are a parent and even harder when you have more than one to clean up after, to make meals for, to entertain not to mention all those extra toys. Cleaning is one of those jobs that we all have to do but it can feel as though it takes up so much of our time… time which should be spent with our little ones. With this in mind, I have asked fellow parents for their top tips so we can share some of the wisdom and lighten our loads. Continue reading “The Best Cleaning Hacks and Tips For Busy Parents”

home interiors inspiration

Home Interiors Inspiration

We have been in our current home for six years and even though we purchased it as our forever home, recently we have been wondering whether to move. Not because we don’t like the house but because we would like to live more in the countryside. However, due to high house prices, we have, for now, put these ideas on hold which will save us a lot of money and hassle but also means that I get given the go ahead to make a few changes to our current decor… thanks, hubby! 

I am slightly DIY and home interiors obsessed and Continue reading “Home Interiors Inspiration”

collage of boy, bug house and bugs

DIY: Building a Bug House

It may seem like we are always trying to get rid of unwanted pests and bugs in our garden but are we going too far at times? Not all bugs are actually pests and if you start to look into their roles you will find out that some are vital to our eco-system. We are now all very aware of the huge role bees play in pollination of our plants, flowers and trees. One way to encourage bees to your garden Continue reading “DIY: Building a Bug House”

arts, crafts and messy play in the garden

Arts, Crafts and Messy Play

Jake has really started to get into arts and crafts this year which has meant I have learnt to hunt out where the best bits and bobs are to buy, what he enjoys doing and what tools are essential. I have also learnt that messy play is a must for a toddler and is a great way for them to learn about textures, how to express themselves and to have great fun!

If you have been following me for a while Continue reading “Arts, Crafts and Messy Play”

personalised gifts for fathers day

DIY: Personalised Gift

As personalised gifts have become more and more popular, last year I decided to have a go at creating my own special Father’s day present for my husband.

After looking for inspiration on the internet I chose the idea of creating a family picture made up of our names. Using scrabble pieces to spell them out and linking them up was a perfect choice because he loves the board game. Continue reading “DIY: Personalised Gift”