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5 Signs that you May Need a New Roof

*Collaborative Post

Roof replacements are one of the most expensive repairs you’ll ever have to do on your house and one that homeowners dread the most. This is why many try to patch here and there, hoping that the whole thing doesn’t come crashing down. But in some cases, there is no way around it and you’ll have to have the roof replaced before things get dangerous. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you may need a new roof ASAP. Continue reading “5 Signs that you May Need a New Roof”

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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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DIY: Building a Bughouse

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 the pollination of our plants, flowers and trees. One way to encourage bees to your garden Continue reading “DIY: Building a Bughouse”

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DIY: Personalised Gift

Finding the perfect gift can be difficult especially as you get older and also as you become a parent and extra celebratory days come along such as Mother’s and Father’s Day. Which is why last year I decided to have a go at creating my own special personalised gift 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”

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Garden Ideas

We have a very small garden because whoever builds houses these days obviously assumes that no modern-day person likes to do gardening (???) So I make the most out of the small space we have and I have discovered a passion for something I never thought I would – or maybe I am just getting old?!

Having re-positioned flower beds and re-laid the lawn, added pots, hanging baskets and bought new plants (yes, we learnt the hard way how expensive it is to only buy seasonal flowers after the first year). Continue reading “Garden Ideas”

Jake's garden sign

Kid’s Garden Ideas

As Spring is here we decided to come up with a kid’s garden idea to keep our little guy busy and entertained whilst we are outside. We chose to make him his very own garden that he can dig and play in, a place where he could maybe grow some strawberries and also an area of his own to stop him destroying all my flower beds! Continue reading “Kid’s Garden Ideas”