Disney Bedroom Makeover

We’ve been living in our current home for around three years. When we first moved in we promised our twin girls that we would decorate their bedroom. Fast forward three years and we still hadn’t got around to decorating it. We’re renting so spending money on redecorating a home we don’t own wasn’t top of the list of our priorities. However, our twins turned six years old this year and the Frozen themed curtains just seemed too babyish all of a sudden. After our holiday to Disney, we promised our girls that we would redecorate their bedroom. I didn’t want… [Read More]

Redecorating a room using wall murals

My husband and I are always looking for new ways to redecorate our house quickly and easily. As we’re renting, we don’t want to spend too much money, but at the same time we want a great end result. That’s why wall murals are a good choice. I’d love to redecorate our living room. We have beautiful grey sofas with colourful buttons on, but the rest of our living room has remained untouched since we moved in over a year ago. While our storage unit and TV stand matches our sofas, the cream coloured walls and green patterned carpet definitely… [Read More]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Sunday, 17th June is father’s day! Mark it in your diary! Father’s day is a special day for me. It’s a chance for my children and I to show their daddy just how much we love and appreciate him. He probably won’t get breakfast in bed though. I mean, for starters, he’s usually awake long before I am, and secondly, he doesn’t eat breakfast! That being said though, I like to make a fuss and spoil him! Whether that be with some lovely, carefully chosen gifts or perhaps a nice meal out at his favourite restaurant. Either way, as long… [Read More]

What are UPVC roof lanterns?

Do you know what UPVC roof lanterns are? I didn’t either until I started looking into home improvements. I’ve written a few blog posts lately about home improvements and whilst browsing Pinterest for ideas one day, I came across upvc roof lanterns. Like me, you’ve probably seen them on a few houses, but never knew the real name for them. Well, here’s a picture of a roof lantern. Ah, yes, now you know what I’m talking about! Roof lantern, roof lights, sky lights, whatever you want to call them, they’re a great addition to any home. Usually finished off in white… [Read More]

How to save money by building your own conservatory

One of my fondest memories from my childhood is watching my parents rip down our old garage and build a new one. I remember going after school in the car with my parents to someones house so that they could look at a garage they were interested in buying. Made from wood and quite large, my young inquisitive mind wondered how we would get this huge garage home. Little did I know that my parents were planning on taking it apart plank by plank, transporting it back to our home, and then they’d rebuild it plank by plank. I thought… [Read More]

The benefits of timber bifold doors

When thinking about making changes to your home, it’s important to do your research. You’ll need to look at different types of materials and ideas, until you find the one that’s right for you. A friend of mine has recently had timber bifold doors installed in her kitchen, and I have to admit to having the green eyed monster! Yes, I was a tad envious! I was amazed at how these types of doors had transformed her kitchen. Not only did it look bigger, it also looked brighter too. Intrigued, I started looking online at the many different types of bifold doors that… [Read More]

Our ideal home

When my husband and I moved into our first home, it was all a bit rushed and last minute. We didn’t have time to carefully consider the area we would move to, or what type of home we’d like. However, now that we’re older and have worked hard, we’ve been starting to think about our ideal home. We’re currently renting, but we dream of owning our own home one day. We’ve already come to terms with the fact that this will probably be a maisonette, hopefully on the ground floor, with a fairly nice garden for our children to play… [Read More]

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]