Changing Our Decor With Prints From Desenio

AD | Paid collaboration When we bought our house 6 years ago I think we moved in with the idea that we could re-do everything room by room and we could just work our way through things. We only managed to do 2 rooms before Erin was born and we did a fair bit of work on the garden instead. Owning our own home has never really been what we thought it would be and it’s taken us all of this time to really know what we want. Something I have hated about our house for the longest time is

How To Create A Family Friendly Play Area

AD | Paid collaboration When you have children their stuff seems to take over the whole house. Somehow, even though Erin doesn’t really go into our bedroom, she has things in there as well. We are really lucky to have a large living room/ dining room that has a bit extra coming off one side in an ‘L’ shape. Over the past few years we have been working on turning this extra space into a play area for Erin so that our living room isn’t completely overtaken! I wanted to share some ideas with you on how to create a

How To Create A More Relaxing Bedroom For A Better Night’s Sleep

AD | Paid collaboration Ever since we became parents it has felt like every room in the house has been taken over by Erin’s things. The living room is covered in toys, my library area is now a play area and I’ve lost count of how many toys there are for the bath. Wherever you go it seems like there is something of Erin’s there. Now that she is getting a bit older and understanding something about boundaries and personal space (definitely not all the time), we would like to reclaim our bedroom and have a bit of child free

A Charity Shop Bargain For The Living Room

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

Adding A Personal Touch To Our Living Room With My-Picture.co.uk

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

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 statement

My Favourite Charity Shop Bargain

We live in a smallish town in North Norfolk and although we’re only 30 minutes away from Norwich by train, I don’t get into the city much. This means that, as well as a lack of money, I don’t go shopping much at all. Something we do have where I live is quite a lot of charity shops though. I think we have at least 6 or 7 in our market square and they’re great to have a rummage in. I have one favourite thing that I’ve bought locally and it really is a charity shop bargain! One day, I

Our Personalised Star Map From GreaterSkies

AD – We received this product for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  This April we will have lived in our house for 5 years. I think I am getting to the point where I finally know what I want to do in certain rooms and areas. Most of that includes a lot of work though like plastering, ripping out bathrooms and kitchens and actually changing the use of some rooms. We can’t afford any of that right now but what we can do is spruce up some rooms with accessories and prints. With Valentine’s Day coming