Restyling my Bedroom with Beautify

I have been working hard on our bedroom to make it feel comfortable and welcoming for us as the cold, dark evenings draw in. Recently we changed our mattress and, since then, I’ve been adding little touches to the room to make it as welcoming as our bed. Living in rented accommodation can make it a little challenging to create a space that feels your own, but it is possible...

Preparing Your Home for Christmas

Yes, I know Christmas is still several weeks away, but it really does creep up on you and I always find it better to be prepared than panicking closer to the time. I tend to start Christmas preparations from the beginning of October, as it gives me a good couple of months to really get ready. I will be sharing a variety of Christmas gift guides over the coming weeks,...

5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep this Autumn

When the days get shorter and the nights get darker quicker, I tend to go into hibernation mode a little and spend as much time as possible in bed. Sometimes, despite getting to bed early, I can struggle to switch off and actually fall asleep. One of the key reasons for this was our mattress. It was fairly old and quite soft and saggy, and I just couldn’t get comfortable...

5 Simple Ways to Transform Your Home

I absolutely love the concept of making a house a home. It is one of the reasons I am so excited to find and buy our ‘forever’ home as soon as we are able to. Although I am quite a fan of modern, newer build houses, Ed is very traditional and prefers the older buildings that have character and, more importantly, space. So, I know that when we do move,...

How To Change up Your Rented Accommodation – The Bedroom

I have mentioned before that Ed and I currently live in rented accommodation whilst saving the money to buy a bigger property than the one we currently own and rent out. Living in rented accommodation can be frustrating at times as you are limited on what you are able to do to put your own stamp on things. As we are likely to be staying in rented accommodation for the...

Creating a Canvas Print with Tesco Photo

I am a huge fan of photos. I love taking them, being in them (if prepared!) and looking back through them to get a little hit of nostalgia. Which is why, when I was offered to try out the photo printing services with Tesco, I jumped at the chance. I decided to create one of their photo canvases, as we only actually have one canvas up on display currently in...

Mummy Mondays – Back to School, Back to Basics with ACE

Well, that’s it. The summer holidays have drawn to a close. Ed goes back today and the children are back tomorrow after one final inset day. The break this year has been quite jam packed, but we’ve also had some chilled out days at home to rest too. It’s been lovely, but I can’t deny I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. One of the things I...

Mummy Mondays – Family Money Saving – How to Save Money in Your Family Home

Saving money is something we all want to get into the habit of doing more often. But where do we start? The price of the weekly food shop is slowly creeping up each week, and when winter arrives, we know full well that our bills will increase dramatically as we pump more heat out of those radiators. We can’t help spending money; it’s essential to living a comfortable, hassle-free life....

Adding Some Personal Touches to Our Home with Desenio

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll know how much I love expressing myself with a good quote and, after reading a self help book about making the most of your time every morning, I have really gotten into the power of positive thinking, and how motivating words can be. When Desenio got in touch about a collaboration, I headed over to their site and was delighted to find...