Before the kids I would regularly treat myself to some beautiful blooms from my local florist to create a stunning design for my home but these days it is hard to find the time visit a proper florist, so my flower arranging tends to stop at plonking a sub standard bunch from the supermarket into a vase. I was lucky enough to receive an early Christmas present earlier this month from flower subscription box FlowerBe who use their 20 years experience in artisan floristry to curate exquisite selections of seasonal flowers delivered to your door each both for your to arrange. Oh the joy!
Humans and fire have a relationship going back beyond most people’s comprehension. This love affair has not always been a good one, fire has lifted the human race out of early foraging, but it has also killed millions and been largely taken for granted somewhere in between. But in saying all that having a real fire in our homes is something most people seem to desire. Whether it’s a visit to a friends house who has a fire blazing on a cold winters day, perhaps a holiday cottage stay or just an innate wish to have a fire the drive is there for a lot of people.
However, it is not as simple as just “getting a fire” and this is often what stops people going through with it. Surrey Fireplace experts Wakefords in Woking said “the popularity of fires and burners just goes up and up but with it come the pitfalls of getting the wrong fire and many other issues.” Costs, where to put it, chimneys, types of fires, surrounds and wood storage are all factors that need to be considered so here are some top tips on how to choose a fire and what the reality of having one is like.
Having recently moved we are on the hunt for a new kitchen, after all I spend most of my time in that room of the house, but with a new kitchen usually comes a huge price tag. Here are my top tips on how you can give your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank.
I'm watching some fab TV this month, it's at the point where I'm staying up far too late just to squeeze one more episode in! The kids are still enjoying watching Bake Off which started last month and with Husband home after his foot operation we've been able to watch a lot more together in the evenings which is always nice.
Finding the right furniture that matches your home style and your lifestyle as a family can be tricky. Getting that balance between creating a welcoming home and a home that can withstand the trials of parenthood, can become costly so that’s why Furnish Your Home have suggested these simple, kid-friendly ways to introduce good looking pieces without the worry of having to constantly replace hard to maintain fabrics.
Here's my latest roundup of what I'm watching this month. This month we've been on holiday to Croatia but due to the magic of WIFI I was able to catch a few episodes of my latest Netflix shows by the pool.
It's safe to say I'm a bit of a box set addict. I like nothing more than a good thriller or drama, full of twists and turns. Here's a run down of the shows I'm currently watching...
It’s safe to say most of us could do with more hours in the day. Sometimes, it feels as though finding time to shower is a struggle, let alone tackling all the other things you need to do around the house. And, let’s be honest; there are a lot of other things higher up the to-do list than decorating. Spending time with your kids is, of course, a priority. Then, there are tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and making time for your partner. And the list goes on!
It’s no wonder, then, that many of us struggle to consider our home decoration. In fact, for some busy families, this is a task which forever falls off the radar. It isn’t unusual to simply stick to the decor which was in place when you moved in. After all, it does the job, right?
Of course, it does. But, feeling at home is essential, and you might struggle to do that with someone else's decor choices. Instead, it’s time to take control of time. Or, at least find a way to fit decoration into your life. Lucky for you, that may not be as difficult as you’re expecting. All you need to do is find ways to minimise or manage the workload. And, I've got a few suggestions which could help you do it.
Preparing your garden as early as possible not only gives you a head start on your Spring gardening but reaps benefits throughout the whole year. These top tips can help you focus on tackling your garden early so it'll already look it's best when the season changes next month and you'll feel less pressured and rushed when the weeds kick in!
Your home is a place where you should be able to relax. Rather than paying money for a spa break, why not pay to upgrade your home so that you can enjoy spa treatment 24/7 from under your own roof. Here are just a few ways to convert your bathroom into a place of respite.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.