Adding A Personal Touch To Our Living Room With

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. 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 at the moment. This also means not wanting to

Creating The Right Work Environment At Home

AD | Collaborative post When you are self-employed, especially if you work from home, it’s easy to get into bad habits. The sofa becomes a make shift office, you can work in your pyjamas and you can scoff a whole cake while you work if you want to. The thing is, as nice as all of this sounds, it doesn’t really make for a good or productive working environment. Now that I’ve been self-employed full time for around 3 years I have learned quite a lot about how kind of environment I need at home. Separate office space Up until about

VonHaus 15 Drawer Trolley Review

AD | Contains gifted items When we first moved into our house I thought I knew exactly what I wanted and how I wanted each room to be. Now, 5 years on, things have changed a lot. We now have Erin who is nearly 4, a cat and I am self-employed so one of our spare bedrooms is now an office. For ages now I have been looking for the ideal office storage for me and found exactly what I wanted on the VonHaus website. VonHaus have quite a few great storage options but one that immediately stood out to

The Reality Of Owning An Old House

I remember seeing our house for the first time. Well, when I saw it advertised anyway. We had just stated to look for houses and for some reason I was drawn to this one. It went under offer quickly though and I didn’t think about it again. I remember having a conversation with someone at work and saying if it ever came back on the market it was the one I wanted. Not much later this actually happened and I couldn’t believe it. We viewed the house and put in an offer quickly and things went forward quite fast from

Planning For Home Improvements

AD | Sponsored content When you own your own home there are things that you need to think about over the years. All houses are prone to general wear and tear and there are likely to be changes you want to make the longer you live there. We have lived in our house for 5 years now and we haven’t managed to nearly anything on our (huge) list thanks to a lack of funds. However, it’s now time to make a plan of what needs doing and when and we can slowly work towards saving up for these jobs. Here’s

My Top 5 Bathroom Trends

AD | Collaborative post When we were looking at houses I dreamed of a beautiful bathroom that I could spend hours relaxing in. I had so many ideas of what I wanted but the reality is that UK bathrooms come in various shapes and sizes. I got a weirdly placed bathroom with badly built in storage and no shower because of the old boiler. As we haven’t had the spare funds to update our bathroom yet I have had plenty of time to figure out what my favourite bathroom trends are. Roll top baths For the longest time I have been a

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought A House

AD | Collaborative post Buying a house was one of the most exciting times of my adult life. A mortgage and somewhere to really call my own had been something I wanted for years so when it finally became a reality, that excitement kind of took over. Having only ever rented before this, there are lots of things that I wish I’d known before we decided on our first house! Surveys The buying process can be really confusing and stressful if it’s something you’ve never done before. We didn’t really understand the importance of having a good survey done on

Home Improvements To Consider As You Get Older

AD | Collaborative post I hate to say it but the years seem to be passing by far too fast at the minute and it seems like it was only yesterday that I was celebrating being 25. Now, I am closer to 35 and since having Erin I have really started to think about the future more. We bought this house with the intention of doing the huge list of improvements it needs and making it our forever home. We’re nowhere near being done so I think we probably will stay here unless something huge happens like us winning the