Embracing Hygge

Hygge is a Danish concept which roughly describes that warm and fuzzy feeling when you’re surrounded by good food and good company, and feeling comfortable. For me that would be a Sunday afternoon at home with my family, a box of biscuits close by, a warm cuppa, a lovely smelling candle and all of us piled onto the sofa, snuggling…

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My Home Renovation Plans for 2017

  At the end of the year we’ll have been in our home for nine months, which is really more than enough time to have started a few projects and ideally finished one or two! I wanted to record what we have done so far, and what we plan to do in the next year! Our overall aim is to…

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Interiors: Monochrome Picture Wall

We’ve been in our home for over six months now, and haven’t done a great deal in the way of decorating. Partly because we can’t decide what to do and partly because we just don’t have the time, inclination or money to do anything major at the moment! However our living room is actually easy to add some personalisation and…

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Interiors: Rugs make a difference

When we bought our home we decided to hold off on replacing the ugly brown carpets for a few years because we have two little kids, one who isn’t potty trained yet, and we all have a tendency to drop stuff. Much as I love the look of bouncy soft cream carpets realistically it would be a nightmare to keep…

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Interiors: How to craft the perfect kitchen for families with young children

For families, kitchens really are the heart of the home. They’re a social space where parents can teach children healthy eating and ways to have fun with food; lessons for them to take into adulthood. However, this ideal image of a family kitchen does require work and planning to achieve and how you design your kitchen to be child-friendly isn’t…

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Interiors: Playroom Storage

  Our playroom is always a mess. I am aware that it won’t be the case forever because one day the kids will be able to tidy up after themselves… who am I kidding? My husband doesn’t even tidy up after himself! One can hope though, right? Anyway, because it is a bit of a mess all the time I…

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A home moving fail

The first place I moved to when I moved out of home was to a pub where I was working, a little bedsit style room with a tiddly kitchen and shower room. It was actually not that bad and great for getting up 10 minutes before you had to be at work! It didn’t last long though as my boyfriend…

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Our Home: Replacing Windows

There is ONE window in our house that I really love, and another that could be lovely if the view was a little nicer. The rest are all in need of a bit of work! The one I love is a stained glass sash window in the corner of our living room. We’re not sure how old it is but…

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