Tiptoe Craft Desk Update.

The craft corner is perhaps the most used area of the house, certainly by the girls that is. If we had to get rid of every single toy, as long as the supply cupboard was well stocked, I’m not sure Nancy and Eula would be all that concerned, it’s a very industrious corner, a constant…

Living Room Revamp, setting a plan in place.

The living room has been in a state of disassemble for weeks now, waiting for this and that, but mostly just for me to get more motivated. This is the room that has possibly benefitted the least from the extension (read lots more about that here). It lost it’s definition and felt a bit like…

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…

Sunday garden thoughts…

As the weather improves, slowly, day by day, my thoughts again turn more and more towards the garden. Stu and I have had many ‘conversations’ (read arguments!) in the last 5 months or so about what we want for the garden, we haven’t seen eye to eye on many points, but I feel we have…

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,…

Hello lovely people…

Oh look, it’s been a while, again! We’ve been busy being ill, multiple ailments one after other and then there was half term, which I was dreading as I’ve been so exhausted, but we slowed everything down, made very few plans and actually it was just what we all needed. We stayed home a lot,…

A day of nothing.

Today the girls are learning an important life lesson, sometimes you just stay home and do nothing.  “What, nothing, no plans at all?!” Nancy declared incredulously this morning, a look of disgust on her face. “Yep. Nothing.” They’re a bit spoilt with entertainment to be honest, it’s quite often much easier to be out than…

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…

Sunshine lift my spirits…

The sunshine is lifting my mood and I’m sat here marvelling at how close we are to such a huge change to the way we live. Not so long ago behind this chair was the boundary of our little indoor home world and now more than just the promise of a room to spread ourselves into, to relax…

Room divisions, zoning a space.

My last post about my ongoing work at the Birth Centre and the children’s space I have been creating there has led me on to thinking more about different fun and exciting ways of zoning rooms. The great thing about writing this blog is the ability to explore ideas, even if I don’t have the space…

And so it begins…

And so it begins, my first dabble into the world of Builders, the start of 6 weeks (I’m a realist, I know I should add at least 2 weeks to that deadline) of mud and noise and dust and more decisions. I’m excited and nervous in equal measure…what if by the end of all this…