Making Our House A Home With Desenio

We bought our house 4 years ago now and sometimes it still doesn’t quite feel like home. We haven’t done much work to some of the rooms and the one that feels the least homely is the living room where we actually spend most of our time. We have a 25ft combined living room/ dining room and the amount of white wall space has just been horrible to look at for all of this time. I recently discovered Desenio and very quickly fell in love the range of artwork they sell. While I was browsing the Desenio website I was

Great Road Trips To Take In The UK This Summer

We’re in the middle of some absolutely beautiful weather here in the UK and I know it might be too warm for some people but personally, I’m loving the heat! While it’s nice to stay home with all of the windows open I can’t help but think that there are some great road trips to take. Here a just a few ideas to keep you busy: The Norfolk Coast I may be a little bit biased here because I live in Norfolk but I think it’s such a beautiful place to visit, especially if you have never been before. There are

Making Time To Relax Together As A Couple

When you become a family it’s easy to let time get away from you. Being so busy all of the time means that it’s hard to switch off sometimes. Both John and I are guilty of not taking enough time for ourselves and we certainly don’t take enough time as a couple. Now that summer has finally arrived we are trying to make the most of being at home together as we’re not able to go out on an evening when Erin is in bed. The evenings are much lighter during the summer and it would be silly not to

How To Add A Personal Touch To A New Home

I remember moving into the house that we live in now and it really didn’t feel like it was ours for such a long time. The previous owners had absolutely awful taste and had destroyed what should have been a wonderful house. Rooms were painted in awful colours, white emulsion had been used over things like light switches and kitchen tiles… just to name a few issues. I wanted to really put our (my) own touch on the place as soon as we moved in. Here are some ideas for how to add a personal touch to a new home:

4 Budget Friendly Ways To Brighten Up Your Home

When it comes to changing things around the house I like to stick to a budget as much as possible. Spare money isn’t flowing freely around here and actually, home improvements don’t have to cost a fortune. Something in particular I hate is a dark and dingy room so today I’m bringing you some budget friendly ways to brighten up your home. Add some colour It doesn’t take much to add a bit of extra colour to a room. Most of the rooms in my house are white at the moment because we haven’t gotten round to decorating yet. I

5 Tempting Reasons To Move To Spain

It’s been a couple of months now since we went on our first holiday abroad to Port de Pollensa, Majorca, which is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Today, we have teamed up with immoabroad.com, who specialise in selling, buying or renting a home abroad, with a specialty in France and Spain, to talk about the benefits of moving to Spain as a family. Since our holiday in April to Majorca I think John and I fell in love a bit with the area. Usually when we go away on holiday I don’t ever come back thinking about what it would be like to live

Win An Ultimate Adventures Smartbox From BuyAGift!

Father’s Day is just over a week today but there is still plenty of time to organise something amazing for the dads, granddads or special men in your life. I have already posted so many ideas for great gifts this year but another way to spend Father’s Day is to do something a bit different. We have teamed up with BuyAGift to give away one of their Ultimate Adventures Smartboxes worth £159.99.  BuyAGift are encouraging people to #buyabettergift with their Dare Dad campaign and surprise the Dad in their life with something truly amazing. The Ultimate Adventures Smartbox offers a a range of over 400

The Garden I Always Dreamed Of

Something I always wanted before buying a house was a beautiful garden. Growing up we had a concrete back yard and a very small front garden but they were definitely not places to relax and enjoy. When we viewed the house we live in now I sort of fell for the garden but when we actually moved in, I hated it. What I thought was an interesting garden was actually a badly planted, overgrown mess and an absolute nightmare to sort out. We had a pretty big back garden makeover the year before Erin was born. We spent months and