How I Plan to Keep Myself Busy During Lockdown

I promise I won’t only write about lockdown and coronavirus and all that is going on in the world on every post I publish, but it does take up a lot of my mind currently. I have been trying to look for the silver lining in this awful situation we have all found ourselves in and, as I am lucky to be able to work from home and stay safe...

What to Consider When Buying A New Bed

Sponsored Post We are in the process of finding a new home, which is an exciting time but also totally stressful! As well as all the logistics to do with mortgages, stamp duty and solicitor fees, as we will be moving into a property that we will be keen to make our own, we will also be looking to buy new furniture when we move, including beds for us and...

Planning for Nights In

•Features gifted items• Despite enjoying meals at restaurants and the occasional drink with friends in a bar, I actually really like to be in my own home watching TV or a film and snuggling up under a blanket. Therefore it will not be as big of an adjustment for me when it comes to spending nights in. For those who are struggling a little with ideas of what to do,...

A Little Bedroom Refresh for Spring

•Features gifted items• Spring has almost sprung and, although we are still currently living in rented accommodation, I wanted to give our bedroom a little freshen up for the new season. We have had slightly festive bedding since the run up to Christmas, so I was looking out for something a little fresher when I was sent an email about the new By Caprice Home range at Appletree Living, which...

Being the Perfect Weekend Host

Sponsored contributed post  As nice as it is to have friends and family stay with you for a night or two, it doesn’t half require a lot of energy and preparation. If your ultimate goal is to impress your guests, then you need to ensure that you’re giving them the best experience. Here are five ways that you can prove that you’re the hostess with the mostess and ensure that...

Tips for Decluttering More Effectively

•Collaborative post• Living in a house with three children, sometimes it can feel like I am either always living in a mess or I am tidying up constantly, there is no in between. Since I started back at work in September, I have been looking at ways I can organise the house more effectively, so that I am able to get more done in a shorter period of time and...

5 Tips on Preparing For A House Move

•Collaborative contributed post• Moving home is an exciting yet slightly chaotic time! There’s so much to prepare that it can be challenging to know where to begin. The key is to get organised early to ease the stress and make the whole process run a lot smoother. For those looking for a little advice, these five tips should get you started. 1 . Declutter First  When you’re prepping for a...

What We Have Learnt as Landlords

•Sponsored Post• I have mentioned previously that, although we rent the property we currently live in, Ed also owns property that he bought before we met, which he rents out. This effectively makes us landlords, and over the past few years we have had a number of tenants living in the property, which is also managed by a third party letting agency on our behalf. Without previous experience as landlords,...

3 Big Reasons To Invest In A New Combi Boiler

•Collaborative Guest Post• The inevitable realisation of needing to replace your boiler is something we all dread.  We assume that it’s an expensive and stressful process, when actually, replacing a boiler can be far easier than trying to fix a faulty one.  Whilst you might assume that sticking with your current boiler can save you money and time – it can actually result in the complete opposite. So, if you...

3 Fuss Free Ways to Spruce Up Your Back Garden

•Sponsored Post• I have mentioned before, I am not great when it comes to gardening. I have not inherited my mum’s green fingers, and I try and avoid doing anything too difficult or fiddly in our garden in case I mess it up. I do, however, enjoy spending lots of time in our back garden, especially during the summer, and I like to have a nice space to relax in...