Rethinking the LED bulb and Lighting Up My Dressing Room with Philips LED Deco

The following is a paid advertising feature for Philips LED Lighting. I admit, a few years ago when I heard that the EU would eventually introduce a ban on halogen bulbs, I panicked a bit. I considered stockpiling them, buying enough to last me a good few years so...

River Island Have Launched a Home Collection and it’s actually really cute.

So first, let me just say this post isn't sponsored in any way. I had heard that River Island was going to expand it's offerings beyond fashion to create a home collection and to be honest, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. But I'm always on the lookout for new...

6 Decorating Rules You Can Totally Break

Oh yes, there are RULES for everything, aren't there? Even in design and decorating, you will hear plenty of 'rules' that you should probably be following. Many of these are great, don't get me wrong. They keep us from putting artwork too high on a wall or choosing a...

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6 Decorating Rules You Can Totally Break

Oh yes, there are RULES for everything, aren't there? Even in design and decorating, you will hear plenty of 'rules' that you should probably be following. Many of these are great, don't get me wrong. They keep us from putting artwork too high on a wall or choosing a...

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Date Night Pizza & Beer Table Setting

I actually had no idea what to call this post but the idea came to me when I realised how many good nights my other half and I have shared over the simplest of meals. Of course, we love to explore new restaurants and moving to Shrewsbury has meant we have a whole...

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5 Tips to Make Cleaning Quicker and Easier

If there's one thing that most of us can agree on, it's that cleaning isn't the most fun way to spend your spare time. Believe me, I know this. And yet, when I spend time to really get 'down and dirty' with my home, I tend to fall in love with it all over again....

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Can You DIY Shutters? (Hint: Yep, You Can)

Long before we even found our home, while we were still living in our previous home on the outskirts of Manchester, I had a dream. And that dream was that we would have window shutters. I know, it's a strange one, but bear with me here. I'd seen them on so many homes...

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The Reveal of My Tiny Makeup Room & Vanity Space

If you follow me over on Instagram and watch my Instagram Stories, you'll know I've been busy working away on the tiniest (and possibly quirkiest) room in my house. I'd initially deemed it the 'Jack n' Jill' room as it's a term used in the States to describe bathrooms...

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Halloween with a Twist: Gothic Glam Buying Guide

I realise that things have been a little quiet around here of late! If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I have been away in Portugal for 8 glorious days. Having been invited to a wedding there by two friends, a group of us figured we'd make the most of...

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9 Reasons I’m Happy We Moved to Shrewsbury

A few months ago, I shared our journey in terms of deciding where we were going to pick up and move our life. We'd been living in Cheadle Heath for 8 years, not too far from where Wayne had spent his entire life just outside of Manchester. Deciding that we wanted to...

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The 5 Best and Worst Things About Being Freelance

For so many people, working for yourself is the dream. The ability to set your own hours, prioritise your workload and know that the only pockets you are lining are your own. After more than 20 years of working my way up the corporate ladder (and admittedly, not...

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What to do on a Weekend Trip to Madrid

If you follow me on Instagram (and really, if not, you should be - where have you been?), then you'll probably know that I spent the best part of the week before last touring two amazing cities in Spain with the lovely folks from AC Hotels which is part of the...

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Why I Hate Being Called an ‘Influencer’

Ughhh... "Influencer". I swear every time I hear that word, I die a little inside. The word is pretty new, after all, and I've been doing this blogging lark for more than 8 years. I never got into it to make money and while the blog has grown and yes, opportunities...

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