Posterlounge picture for my living room redecoration

Posterlounge picture for my living room redecoration

One of my projects this year is to redecorate our living room. It has never looked nice the whole time we have lived in our house. After much saving, my husband and I managed to buy our first house when we were 20. However, it was at the cheaper end of the market and the previous owners had allowed their dogs to cause lots of damage. This means that 5 years after purchase, the laminate flooring in our living room is awful with lots of cracks and chunks out of it.

I’m hoping to redecorate in grey and lilacs/purples, after being inspired by a display in Next a couple of years ago. We had to buy a rug when Autumn started crawling, and chose a grey rug with white and grey butterflies on it. We really need to get on with the bigger parts of redecorating, but one of the other things I now have sorted out is the pictures I want displayed in the room. After our beautiful Emma’s Diary photoshoot, we now have a lovely frame and photographs above the mantlepiece. However, I wanted a big picture for the longest wall in our lounge. This is where Posterlounge came to the rescue! View Post

Sunday Review: The Charming Candle Co.

Sunday Review: The Charming Candle Co.

It’s a very rare moment these days that I get to sit back and relax. I’ve had some anxiety issues since childhood and am not very good at relaxing. However, one way I like to relax is with some lovely scented candles. Recently, I’ve seen candles online where there is a hidden treasure waiting inside! Dave bought me one the year before last which looked like a Pokeball and had a little plastic Pokemon inside it. However, in a classier move which is more suitable to most people’s tastes, The Charming Candle Co. have jewellery inside theirs. (That’s not to say I didn’t love the Pokemon one I was given though, being the geek I am).  View Post

How to buy a car: New vs Nearly New vs Used

How to buy a car: New vs Nearly New vs Used

Whether it’s your first car, or you’ve bought several cars, buying a car can be a nerve-wracking experience. I’ve been fortunate, as my Dad used to be a mechanic. Growing up, I was always interested in cars, and he taught me the basics. If I want to buy a car, I still take him with me. Failing that, I ask my Uncle-in-law along, as he’s also very knowledgeable about cars.

There are several things you should bear in mind when buying a car, whether it’s new, nearly new or used. Hopefully this will help you out! View Post

10 little things that make me happy

10 little things that make me happy

I was tagged by the lovely Becca at My Girls and Me to write a blog post about 10 little things that make me happy. You can read her post here.

I’m writing this at a time that the attacks on Manchester are still very fresh in people’s minds. However, it’s important to remember that even at times of adversity, good can be seen. It’s important to remember not to take life for granted and focus on the little things that make you happy. View Post