Keeping Our Home Tidy With Vintage Apple Crates

AD – This post is in collaboration with Vintage Apple Crates. All opinions are our own.  Erin is such an outdoorsy child and I think from the minute she learned to walk, she wanted to be in the garden. We have had a good few weeks of bad weather lately but that doesn’t stop Erin from wanting to either play outside or go to the park. Unfortunately, our large lawn gets extremely muddy and disgusting during the winter and I’m a bit reluctant to let Erin play out there a lot of the time. At home, all of Erin’s shoes

Home Improvements That Will Add Value To Your Property

AD – This post is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  Living in an old Victorian semi means that there is always something that needs doing. When we first purchased this house 5 years ago we knew exactly what we were buying but we got the house for a good price. Being on the property ladder can mean always thinking about how much your home is worth and whether you will get a good price for it, should you decide to sell and move on to somewhere else. If you’re looking for ways to improve your home and

5 Ways To Look After Your Garden In Winter

AD – This post is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  Over the past week or so the temperatures have really dropped and we have even seen a little bit of snow down here in Norfolk. Something I think we tend to forget about a little bit at this time of year is the garden. For us, we don’t go out there nearly as much during the winter and I know we could do more to keep it in better shape. Here are some ideas for how to look after your garden in winter. Hire a gardener I

How To Have A Beautiful Garden In Winter

When we moved into our house around 4 and a half years ago we knew that the garden needed attention quite quickly. The previous owners left it in such a mess that we needed 3 skips to clear the junk and then we had to have a landscaper to level the whole of the garden. For the first couple of months I loved it. We had a beautiful big lawn and so much space compared to what it was before because it was very neat and tidy. I was so in love with our new garden and I wanted to

Get Your Home Ready For Autumn With These 4 Easy Steps

Summer feels like a distant memory already, doesn’t it? With the weather seemingly changing over night and the nights drawing in, some of us are even contemplating turning on the heating already! But making the transition to Autumn is much more than new school uniforms and digging out your trusty old coat. Getting your home ready for the colder months will mean that when bad weather does hit, you’ll be ready for everything it can throw at you. Unsure of where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide of getting your home ready for Autumn in 4

How To Create The Perfect Family Summer House

A summer house can be an amazing investment for your family, especially if you’re just about to enter a holiday season and your kids are going to be off school for a long, long time! Thanks to interior design specialists Amtico, I can bring you this short guide on how to create the perfect family summer home. Photo credit: Budding Smiles Experiment with plants It can be tricky to get plants right in an actual house, but a summer house might be just what you need to grow your own indoor gardens! Hanging plants and creeping vines make excellent decorations

7 Ways To Get The Perfect Family Summer Garden

Kids love gardens! They’re a great place to play in and explore, at least as long as they’re kept safe. It can be a bit tricky to pull together a garden for the whole family, but it’s definitely possible, and with a bit of advice from Olive Grove I’ve been able to narrow down 7 ways to get the perfect family summer garden. Get the kids involved! A garden for the family should be planned by the family, not just by the adults. Let your kids get stuck in and give them time to find “their” area (the bit they

Big Game Hunters Redwood Tower Playhouse Review

Last summer Erin was only 1 and a half but she developed a real love for being outdoors. We ended up spending most of the summer in the garden and she hardly ever wanted to come back inside. Since then I have been desperate to make the garden somewhere really special for her to play and the one big item I really wanted to get her was a playhouse. Now, a playhouse is a pretty big investment so after a lot of looking around we decided to go with the Redwood Tower Playhouse from Big Game Hunters. One of the