Guest room mini makeover on a budget

If you have been reading my posts for a while, you will know that I’m very impatient! You will also know that we have now renovated all the downstairs rooms in our house, and will starting upstairs very soon! Eek, exciting! Well, I’ve got a little bored of waiting so was looking for a quick…

Dyson V8 cordless vacuum cleaner

I know it’s really sad to be excited about a vacuum cleaner, but I love this one so much, I just had to share! Ive had about four different types of Dyson cleaner and loved them all but the one thing I found frustrating about them was cleaning the stairs! Struggling to carry the cleaner…

5 ways to add hygge to your home

Hygge is a Scandinavian way of life that spreads warmth and calm, celebrating health and happiness by enjoying life’s little pleasures. As I am embracing a slower pace of life with less work commitments and the role of grandparent being imminent, I thought it would be a perfect time to make a bigger effort to…

Signs you might be an interiors addict!

Hello, my name’s Mandy and I’m an addict! No, not to alcohol, but to home interiors. I started this blog just over a year ago to document our home renovations but didn’t realise how addicted I would become to interiors! As you’re visiting my blog, here are some signs that you may be an addict…

How to organise a laundry room

Things have been a little slow on the renovation front around here lately, don’t ask me why. We have the shower room all stripped and ready to start, we have the sanitary ware stored in the garage ready to install, but what we don’t seem to have is either the time nor the inclination to…

Cleaning schedule update

In case you didn’t read my post last week about my new cleaning schedule, I’ve decided to follow The Organised Mum‘s method which promises to cut down on the time you spend on housework, if you follow her methods to the letter. So it has taken me over a week to finally finish bootcamp, which is…

What to consider when planning a shower room

If you read my New Year Goals, you will know that this year we move onto Phase 2 of our renovations – upstairs! The first job we are going to tackle is turning this into a shower room: (apologies for the bright light; it was a very sunny day!) So this was originally a small bedroom…

How to make a cleaning schedule work for you.

Okay, I don’t mind admitting it! Im a sucker for a good list, schedular or planner, but when it comes to using it, that’s another matter! Since we finished the renovations downstairs just before Christmas, I’ve been determined to keep on top of the housework and not do my usual – fly around the house…

How to (or how not to!) make your own candles.

It’s no secret that I love candles and always have at least a couple burning in different rooms of the house. Recently, however, it has concerned me that the lovely smelly candles I like are not that good for you. If you want to find out more read this article. I’ve looked at natural beeswax candles,…