Garden makeover, Phase One.

I’ve shared various snippets of our garden transformations over the last several months, but until now haven’t managed to get it all down in one place. I’ve been waiting to take ‘the right shot’, for the weather to be just right, but in doing so time has gone by and some of the beautiful plants…

Repurpose, upcycle, relove.

Something I really struggle with is seeing things go to waste when they could have a second lease of life. When it comes to furniture I’m pretty sure there is enough of everything already in existence to go around, you just have to think a bit creatively. Just because one person doesn’t want something, that…

My beautiful copper hairpin garden table.

Progress is really being made in the garden and it seems so long ago that The Hairpin Leg Co. contacted me to see if I would be interested in making something with their products, obviously I jumped at the chance as most of you will have seen my kitchen table, I do like me a hairpin leg…

Dust sheet curtains, serious budget styling.

So what do you do when you need curtains but you can’t afford curtains? You make them from a £10 dust sheet of course! I can’t take full credit for the idea, a good friend of mine did it before me and basically I have copied her, but as they say, imitation is the sincerest…

Alice’s Beetroot Brownie recipe.

Today was a home day and I felt some baking was in order, I put a shout out and lots of my lovely readers replied with their favourite recipes, but Eula requested ‘Beetroot Hash Browns’ as she calls them, and what the little person wants, well…. I thought I’d share the recipe (I posted a…

Chalk Kids – Creative ways to upcycle Terracotta pots.

It’s double the blog treats today as my new monthly feature over at Chalk Kids just went live. Click here to find out more as I get creative with some little bargain plant pots. You can also find a hearty, healthy recipe I shared earlier today here for some yummy dinner inspiration.

Quick, easy and beautiful twin slot shelving.

This is one of those blogs I’ve been meaning to write for weeks and weeks, but when I’ve thought about taking photos it hasn’t been the right time of the day, or the girls bedrooms have been a total no go pig sty  (yes, believe it or not we are also human in this house,…

How to extend your home with style, for less than you might think.

Our extension plays such an important role in our home life, it has brought us a sense of freedom, space to exist alongside each other, but also room to breathe, to play and create. It means we can stay in the house which we had already made into a home. You see photos of it almost every day…

Pancakes galore!

Evening all, so how many pancakes have you eaten today? I was aiming for none (supposed to be on the health wagon) but have so far consumed 4, whoops! The girls have never been that taken with the traditional pancake, I’m a huge fan of sugar and lemon on a thin pancake, pure and simple,…

Remove water marks with coconut oil, amongst other uses.

I thought I’d very quickly share my public service announcement which has been doing the sounds on social media today. Coconut oil magically gets rid of water marks! So simple, so quick. I tried it out today… Before I’m always careful to use a coaster, but the glass had a hidden crack in it and…

Let’s eat cake.

I made a quick cake as we had family coming today for a Boxing day at home. It’s my go to recipe, so quick and easy to make and really rather delicious and indulgent. I thought I’d share it with you. Beetroot Brownie Cake… Ingredients – I’ve doubled the quantities as I always like to…