Images: Dulux My drive to update and refresh our home is still going strong, and with home improvement and DIY on my mind, I wanted to give you a heads up about the brand new DIY and Home Improvement sector at this year’s Spring Fair. This leading gift and home trade show is returning to Birmingham’s NEW from February 5th – 9th, and as one of the the best places to see the latest emerging trends in home, interior and gifting, I think the DIY sector is an exciting addition. It’s even open a day early on Saturday 4th February so… View Post

Image: Dawanda I know it’s not just me who’s go the January declutter and organising bug – everyone seems to be at it! I’m relishing clearing the decks and giving loads of areas of our home a refresh, plus I’m on the lookout for great DIY projects that will help me in my mission to make our house as organised as possible. I’m tackling all the areas where clutter builds up and trying to find solutions. But money’s tight after Christmas, and we definitely don’t have much free time on our hands, so I’ve found some easy DIY projects that… View Post

It’s been a real labour of love, but finally our garden makeover is finished and I can share some proper pictures. We have an odd, L-shaped garden and the bit we’ve focused on is an awkward area that runs along one side of the house. It’s a tricky space as a lot of it is shaded, plus it’s an access route through to the side gate, and it’s where we keep our dustbins. It also had dirty and broken concrete paving slabs, and a large and ugly 1970s concrete screen wall. I guess I’d better show you what it looked like before, although… View Post

If you follow me on Snapchat or watch my Stories on Instagram (I’m one of those annoying people that jumped ship from Snapchat as soon as Stories launched), you might have seen that we’ve been working on a mega garden makeover behind the scenes. It’s taken us most of the summer because when you’re tackling a big project like this it tends to happen in fits and starts. We are so nearly finished, and I can’t wait to share it with you (even though I am absolutely dreading publishing the ‘before’ shots – start preparing yourself because it really, really,… View Post

I’m so darn chuffed to be nominated for Best DIY/Craft Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards this year, and if you haven’t voted yet, don’t panic (!), you’ve got until Sept 9 to place your vote to hopefully win me a place on the shortlist. Making things – from quick craft projects to full-on DIY endeavours – is something I’ve always loved to do, and they’re the things I most enjoy sharing here on my blog. I went back through my archives to look at all my DIY and craft posts, and thought it would be good to put… View Post