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

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

2018 Family Goals Quarterly Update #2

How on Earth is it the end of June already? It felt like only 2 minutes ago that I was writing the first quarterly update for the goals I made at the beginning of the year. So, now that we’re 6 months into the year, here’s another update: Family Time We have been very lucky to have had 2 holidays since the last update. In April we went to Majorca for just over a week and then this month we went to Haven for a few nights. We have had plenty of quality family time together which has really been

4 Budget Friendly Ways To Brighten Up Your Home

When it comes to changing things around the house I like to stick to a budget as much as possible. Spare money isn’t flowing freely around here and actually, home improvements don’t have to cost a fortune. Something in particular I hate is a dark and dingy room so today I’m bringing you some budget friendly ways to brighten up your home. Add some colour It doesn’t take much to add a bit of extra colour to a room. Most of the rooms in my house are white at the moment because we haven’t gotten round to decorating yet. I

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

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

Family Decor Ideas To Make Your Home A Dream

If you have a family, then you need a decor that’s going to work for you all. Somebody who is single is able to have a vastly different decor to somebody who has a family! The tips in this guide will help you to enjoy living in your home more: Choose Wipe Clean Materials The smart thing to do when designing a home that’s suitable for your family is to pick wipe clean materials. This is smart whether you have babies or teenagers – they just seem to manage to get everything mucky, don’t they? When you pick wipe clean

Forget Hygge: This Season it is All About Lagom!

If you were anywhere on social media or online this time last year, then you will have heard the buzzword of ‘hygge’ being banded around. The Danish concept of hibernation and all things cosy, which is just perfect at this time of year. But it would appear that now, the Swede’s might know better, with their lifestyle concept of ‘lagom.’ Literally translating to ‘just right,’ it gives a nod to the fact that we want things just right in our lives and at home; not too much and not too little. In our homes, this concept can be adapted and