5 Benefits Of Adding A Conservatory To Your Home

AD | Collaborative post When we bought our house nearly 5 years ago we did so knowing that we had a bit of extra space outside and we might not actually need it all. We have a fairly nicely sized patio area to the side of our kitchen which follows on to a really large lawn. A lot of the time, the back end of our house doesn’t really work for us and while we can’t afford to extend, a conservatory could be a more affordable option. Here are 5 benefits of adding a conservatory to your home: Increase the

5 Easily Forgotten Areas To Clean Around The Home

AD | This is a collaborative post.  Spring seems to be just around the corner. I don’t know about you but I always like to give my house a really good clean after winter. Some areas tend to get a bit neglected over winter and I find this is a great time to make a list and tackle some of those easily forgotten areas to clean around the home. Skirting boards Having an old house that seems to attract dust from nowhere means that some of our skirting boards get particularly dusty. We have had them replace in 2 rooms and

5 Ways To Give Your Child’s Bedroom A Makeover

AD | This is a collaborative post. Erin turned 3 at the beginning of the year. She is still in the same bedroom as she was when she was born and it’s been a long time since we first decorated that room. I tried to keep it very neutral at the time with no gender specific features but at the time we didn’t know Erin or her personality. Now that Erin knows what she likes and she doesn’t I’ve been thinking about giving her bedroom a bit of a makeover to suit her better. Here are some ideas: A change

4 Easy Ways To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Family-friendly Space

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. With a young daughter, husband and pets, our family bathroom can be a very busy place. On the one hand, it needs to be the most functional of spaces in which we can get ready in the morning and prepare Erin for bed time with a calming bath. On the other hand, I would love it to be a peaceful, relaxing place in which I can unwind, relax and have a bit of well-earned “me time”. When browsing those perfect family bathroom suites, you’ll need to think long and hard about how you can

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

5 Must Haves For Moving House

AD – This post is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  Over the years I have moved house in one way or another quite a few times. I even managed to move from being at university in Nottingham to living with John in the small flat that we once had. I have moved house by car, train and even a van and through all of those times I have read a lot of advice about how to make moving house easier. Here are my must haves for moving house: Quality packing boxes You would think that this one

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

How To Stay Warm Through A British Winter

AD – This post is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  Winter has well and truly hit us this month and I am particularly feeling the cold. We live in an old Victorian semi which has floorboards with gaps and draughts everywhere so staying warm can be a little bit tricky sometimes. If, like me, you’re struggling with the lower temperatures then here are some ideas for how to stay warm through a British winter! Stock up on firewood If you have an open fire like us, or a wood burner, then you’ll know that you can end