New Year Goals

I’ve never been one for making New Year resolutions; I think it stems from years of trying to lose wight and failing. This year I do want to think of the year ahead and have some ‘house’ goals. I’m hoping that we can complete the house renovation and begin to enjoy what we have done….

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Silly me! Here was I thinking I would be able to put up my decorations and show you some twinkle! Instead this is what I’m faced with: When we got up on Sunday morning, hubby decided it was a good idea to start on the dining room revamp. Now I know I shouldn’t complain, because…

All White Walls

As soon as we decided to completely renovate the whole house, I knew that I wanted to paint all of the walls white. Friends and family all questioned this decision, it will look cold, it’s not very homely, it will be dirty in no time, were their comments. I think it came about because I…

Supporting Small Businesses

I spend a lot of time browsing Instagram for inspiration and, for my sins, have managed to find several small businesses that I now follow. Some of these I have bought from, some I intend to buy from and others I have only just discovered. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to enjoy…

House Dreams

I know that I am slightly obsessed with home decor at the minute. And I know that it stems from overhauling the whole house, one room at a time. But I think that I actually have a problem… I’m even dreaming about it now! Hubby was having a bit of a moan the other day…

Decorating with houseplants

You can’t fail to have noticed how popular houseplants have become again. Way back in the 70’s and 80’s they had their hay day, then seemed to die and a death, the only place to be  found was on your granny’s windowsill! Decorating with houseplants has become an easy and affordable way of adding interest…

Pumpkin Tutorials

I know, I know! It’s too early for Halloween! But this year, I want to decorate pumpkins Scandi style so I need to start early. I’ve found some amazing ideas and will share them with you in their entirety.   Shaunna at Perfectly Imperfect gives a brilliant tutorial on painting pumpkins with chalk paint. What I like…

5 ways to get your home ready for Autumn

I don’t know about where you are, but where we live, Autumn is definitely on the way! There’s a chill in the air, the breeze is getting up and nights are drawing in. All these things make me want to make the house nice and cosy and snuggle down! This got me thinking about the…

Styling shelves

Hubby has put up my new shelves in the living room today and I have spent most of the day ‘faffing’, trying to arrange a selection of pictures and other decorative items! It’s harder than it looks and they are still sitting there, bare! So these are the shelves I’ve got: Ikea I have one which…