Winter Bedspreads for a cosy bedroom

Winter Bedspreads for a cosy bedroom

With cold grey days and Christmas festivities everywhere, it would seem winter has arrived over the last week or so. We’ve even had some snow! On days like these, I can’t wait to retreat to my lovely cosy bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, it’s easy to add little touches to your bedroom to make it cosier on a budget. One such way is with the use of bedspreads! View Post

Finishing your laminate flooring off with skirting board

Finishing your laminate flooring off with skirting board

We are in the middle of our living room and dining room being decorated, which is very exciting! The walls are basically done, so it’s now time to move onto flooring. We’ve chosen a nice oak laminate and sorted out the skirting boards. There are a couple of ways to do skirting board with laminate, so here I discuss the pros and cons of these methods.  View Post

Creating a Comfortable and Comforting Home

Creating a Comfortable and Comforting Home

When you first have your children, you get home from the hospital and wonder what on earth you’re supposed to do next! You’re responsible for this tiny little scrap of life in every way and all you want to do is wrap them up in cotton wool and never let harm come anywhere near them.

As they grow older and start to explore the world a bit more and they do come up against adverse events, discomfort, illness and even meanness from other children. It hurts you even more than it hurts them and you’ll do anything to make things better. The good news is that you’re probably doing just great already simply by being there.

Even better news is that you can turn your home into a safe haven for your children to come back to at the end of each day and, when they’re older, whenever adversity strikes. View Post

Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

How ready are you for Christmas? Did you start your shopping during the January sales or are you planning on doing all your gift buying during Black Friday? If you have a lot of presents that need to be wrapped, now is a good time to start thinking of when and how you want to wrap them.

Whether you love to book out a day to get everything wrapped up or you prefer to wrap gifts as you go along, here are some top tips to give your wrapping skills a boost this year. View Post

Why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves?

Why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves?

I’m freshly jobless and have been in a somewhat pensive mood over the last few days. In a strange way, having more free time has made me reflect more on the way we use our time and the sheer amount of pressure us mums (and dads) put on ourselves. Modern life is stressful and anxiety and depression are prevalent in our society. A day doesn’t go by without me hearing someone say how stressed they feel. What would happen if we looked at things a little differently, I wonder? View Post