In the town where I live there are plenty of charity shops. I can think of at least 7 within a couple of minutes of each other. In a city that might not seem like a lot but I live in a small town so a large percentage of ‘town’ is charity shops. I have a couple of favourites and I’ve written before about some of the bargains I have picked up. This year I am on a bit of a mission to get some things done around the house. It’s not all about DIY but making some of the rooms
AD | Collaborative post If you’re considering purchasing vinyl flooring, it’s likely you’ll have come across different variations, notably SPC. It stands for stone plastic composite vinyl flooring – it combines limestones and stabilisers to create a very durable core. You aren’t losing any of vinyl’s traditional benefits either – it is still water, stain and scratch proof. SPC comes in four main layers which makes it one of the most durable choices of flooring available on today’s market. Wear Layer – This is the top coating that is transparent, adding protection against the elements such as scratches and stains.
AD | Gifted item Last month we had a mini makeover in the living room as we hard a new carpet fitted. It was such a massive job that should have probably been done years ago but it’s a huge room and it wasn’t cheap. Since then, the room has really been transformed and I’ve been trying to make it into the room I really want. After having a bit of a move around we ended up with a lot more play space in the back half of the room which meant that we could do something different with the
There aren’t many rooms of our house that I actually like, due to there being work that needs doing in all of them. However, one of my most hated rooms is the living room/ dining room/ play area. It’s a pretty big room at 25ft (with an L shape coming off the side too) and it’s really just not very nice. The walls are white but a bit grubby looking, the dining room floor has gaps in the wood so it’s really cold, there is a bit of stone floor and the living room carpet has been there since we
AD | Gifted item With Erin just about to turn 4 she is quickly realising that she wants different things in her bedroom. The way she uses the space now is vastly different from how she did even a year ago. She wants somewhere comfortable and cosy to chill out and relax and somewhere to sit and look at her books. I wanted to get something that would last Erin a long time and work well for at least the next few years. We recently received the ICON™ Kenai Faux Fur Bean Bag in Arctic wolf. BeanBagBazaar also sell children’s bean bags but
AD | Paid collaboration When we bought our house we did so with the idea in mind that Erin would have a fairly big bedroom. I always had a small bedroom and I never felt like I could really spread out and relax in there. I had the box room for a long time and I remember wanting to have options for where my furniture went or I wanted to be able to have friends over without being squished. Now that we have a house with space and Erin has a room with loads of options, I can really think
AD | Gifted At this time of year I am in constant preparation for Christmas and Erin’s birthday on New Year’s Day. I’m sure you can imagine how much stuff we end up with at home within a short space of time. Between Christmas and birthday presents Erin get a lot of new things and of course, they all need to go somewhere. While I do try to have a bit of a clear out beforehand that’s not always enough so this year I have looked into new storage options. Wanting something clean, simple and something that would hide quite
AD | Paid collaboration Over the past year or so I have been trying to do more things to make our house a bit more homely. We haven’t had much money lately to make many upgrades or have things fixed but we also want Erin to live somewhere as nice as possible so it’s time to get a few things done. We have a large open plan living room/ dining room and it’s where we spent most of our time. Unfortunately, the walls aren’t in great condition so we can’t do things like paint, decorate or do too much DIY