My 10 Minute Gallery Wall

I have said this many times; my house is a fixer upper. We knew this when we bought it 4 years and and we are nowhere nearly done with what needs doing. Actually, we’re probably not even 10% of the way done but we had Erin earlier than expected and work suddenly stopped. Anyway, one of my most hated rooms in the house is the living room. It’s about 25ft long with an additional bit coming off to make an L shape. When we moved in most of the house had been painted white and the living room is no

The House That Hates Us

You ever think that maybe you bought the wrong house? That’s me quite a lot of the time this year. When we bought our house 4 years ago we knew that it needed a lot of work doing to it, which was partly why we were able to afford to buy it. We started off really well and had some massive jobs done early on like changing the fuse board and having the electrics tested. We also completely gutted the back garden, had new fences, turf and decking. Then, we ripped out 2 bedrooms and had them completely re-plastered and

How To Decorate A Gender-Neutral Nursery

Having a baby is easily one of the most exciting times of your entire life, although, getting the nursery ready for the new arrival can be very stressful, especially when you have no idea whether you’re having a baby boy or baby girl. But fear not, there are plenty of gender neutral colours that you can choose to decorate the nursery in. Plus, you’ll be happy to hear that yellow is not the only gender-neutral shade. If you have a baby on the way (congratulations!) and have stumbled across this post in hope of some great hints and tips for

How We Bought Our First Home

Just the other week John and I were talking about when our mortgage was up for renewal. It turns out that is pretty soon which means it’s roughly the 4 year anniversary of when we bought our house. I honestly can’t believe how fast those 4 years have gone and what has happened during that time. Here’s how we bought our first home together! When John and I first got together I was at university in Nottingham and John lived in North Norfolk. When it came to finishing university I had to make a choice about where to move. I

5 Tips For Moving House Stress Free

When you make the decision to move house, whether that be somewhere rented or bought, it is a pretty massive job. I remember when John and I moved into the house we live in now and I was so stressed because of everything that needed doing. My brother in law is due to move quite soon so I thought it would be a good idea to share some tips for moving house stress free! Lists are your best friend I am, and have always been, a big fan of lists. If a task seems too much to handle and you

5 Ways To Make More Space At Home

When we moved into our 4 bedroom Victorian semi I laughed about how we would never fill the space. We’ve now lived in this house for 4 years, nearly to the day and we definitely don’t have enough space anymore. There are plenty of ways to make more space at home though so here are some ideas: 1. Spare Rooms If you have a spare bedroom or reception room then this could be a great way to make more space at home. Usually one of our spare bedrooms is used as a storage room for things we don’t use much

What Do Your Kitchen Cabinets Say About You

Dubbed by many as the heart of the home, your kitchen can reveal a lot about who you are – especially when it comes to your choice of cabinets. To suss out what your cupboards say about you, keep reading. Timeless tradition From retro shaker style frontals to simple panelled designs, there’s something undeniably elegant about traditional cupboards. If this type of cabinetry is a chosen feature in your kitchen, it’s likely you crave cosiness. This style of cupboard is the perfect fit for helping you create a cute and oh-so charming space to spend time in, regardless of whether

Spring Storage Solutions From Domu

After a really horrible month in March, spring is finally here. At this time of year I like to have a really good sort out at home and that means being ruthless. I have a whole room of items that either don’t get used or are listed to sell on Facebook but at least they are out of the way. Since having Erin I have realised that if I want something to stay safe then it has to either be in some kind of storage box or way out of her reach. While putting things on shelves may seem like a