Boston Chicken House with Run Review

Back in January we introduced a new member to our family. A pet rabbit called Snuggles. Snuggles was around four months old when he joined us, and he’s well and truly settled into our family. Our children adore him, and I must admit so do I! When we first brought Snuggles home, we purchased a cage that was recommended to us by the pet shop. However, within a few weeks it became clear that Snuggles would quickly outgrow it. With this in mind, I did some research and purchased a rabbit hutch. The rabbit hutch is currently indoors as it’s… [Read More]

Should you charge your children rent?

After over hearing a conversation a few weeks ago about whether or not parents should charge their children rent when they enter employment, I was curious to hear what other people thought about this. I spoke to my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy, who thinks that parents should definitely start charging their children rent as soon as they enter employment. He says that it’s a good way for our children to learn that they need to pay their way in the world, and contribute toward food and bills etc. It will help to teach them the value of money… [Read More]

12 Tips for Creating a Cute Bedroom for Your Toddler

As your child grows, they’ll start showing their personality and having preferences over what they want their own space to be like. Pay attention to what your toddler likes and plays with, and design a fun and functional bedroom around these ideas. This may be their first bedroom after moving out of yours – so make sure it’s a comfy and cosy space they love being in to make the transition easier. Here’s our top tips for creating a stylish and engaging toddler bedroom that they’ll love playing in! Wall stickers The first thing to consider is the walls. What’s… [Read More]

Spring Home Wishlist

With Spring well and truly here, it’s time to bring the dusters out and give our homes a spring clean! There’s nothing better and more cleansing for the soul, than a good sort out at home. De-cluttering, donating unused items to charity and refreshing the look of your home can really help to boost your mood. Spring is one of my most favourite times of the year. A time where new life enters the world, flowers start to open up and the local wildlife starts to reappear. Everything just seems so much more colourful in Spring! With that being said,… [Read More]

This is what we really should be teaching our young girls

As a mum of girls, I often worry about their future and think about all of the things that I’d like them to learn before they spread their wings and leave the nest. There are so many things that I wish I’d been taught when I was younger. As such I thought I’d ask some other parents, who also happen to be bloggers, what they think we should really be teaching young girls. Here’s what they said. Money Pete from Household Money Saving said: I would teach them about money – why it’s important for the future and how best… [Read More]

Spruce Up Your Garden This Spring With LOVEThESIGN

You may not think it, especially after last week’s abundance of snow, but spring is definitely on it’s way! That means, it’s time to get the garden ready. As a family of four with two young children, we tend to spend the majority of summer outdoors in our garden. Our twin girls enjoy playing football, bouncing on their trampoline and running around the garden making games up. They also love playing with their water table and paddling in their paddling pool. That’s when the sun decides to make an appearance! Whilst our girls play and make the most of the… [Read More]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate our wonderful mums and spoil them with love, affection and presents! I’ve put together a few ideas to help you find the perfect gift for your mum. Feasts Cookbook Set £39.50 Available online from Sous Chef, award-winning author Sabrina Ghayour’s latest cookbook is packed with recipes and menu suggestions for sumptuous Middle Eastern banquets. Paired with a selection of essential ingredients so mum can get stuck in right away! Included you’ll find: 1 x Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour   1 x Nigella Seeds   1 x Aleppo Pepper – Pul Biber 100g… [Read More]

Refreshing Your Bedroom for Spring

Spring may not be here just yet but if you’re looking forward to a little more sunshine, then you could create a spring-feel bedroom. After all, it’s never too early to add a little colour make your bedroom feel fresh and cheerful. If you’re a little unsure where to start, then read on for tips that can help you to make your bedroom spring ready. Choose Light Colours After dark winter days, one of the main perks of spring is the light. So, to get your bedroom spring ready, it makes sense to lighten it up. Treat yourself to some… [Read More]

The Best Lighting Trends for 2018

Put down that paintbrush. If you want to change your home’s interior, then consider lighting. Lighting can completely transform a room, making a small space feel bigger, brighter and airier, even on cold, dark days. In fact, the type of lighting used can also affect the mood of your home, instantly changing a room’s ambience. To make your home feel welcoming and to make sure your interior is on style, here are some of the best lighting trends for 2018. Nature Inspired One of the biggest lighting trends this year is nature inspired, with must-have wooden, rattan and bamboo pendants…. [Read More]

Home, Neat Home: Time To Clean Up Your Design

Picture Source There’s nothing more unsettling than a home that looks unwelcoming and shabby. And we’re not talking about “shabby chic” here – we’re talking about shabby. Whether it’s the result of your home getting old or poor design choices you’ve made in the past, it’s time to stop making excuses for your aesthetically displeasing home. If you’re not happy with the way your humble abode looks then you need to make some changes. Everybody should feel comfortable in their own house. More importantly, everybody should be house-proud (to some extent). You don’t need to devote your life to cleaning… [Read More]