It’s my birthday today, which gives me full dispensation to be as sentimental as I want (it’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to!). Today is also the last day of this month’s 30 Day Minimalism Game that I’ve been playing along with a clutter-busting gang of friends, including Jeska, Katy, Melanie, and Hannah. While I’m super-proud of how much I’ve got rid of, I came across a bag of things that made me stop and pause. It was a shopping bag that my mum dropped off on a recent visit (my parents’ version of decluttering basically involves… View Post

: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” I’ve loved taking part in Katy and Charlotte’s ‘Styling the Seasons’ challenge since they launched it in September, and the afternoon I spent at Liberty with a roomful of talented bloggers last month was a perfect way to celebrate its success. We knew before we went along that we’d be Christmas crafting… View Post

I love the simplicity of all five of these DIY paper wreaths, that are each equally striking. And the best bit is that they’re kid-friendly crafts too – I reckon the twins’ top choice would be drawing round their hands and cutting them out. I love making something with the kids that becomes part of our Christmas traditions – evoking memories when it’s unpacked each year. Click the link below each image for the full tutorial. Paint card wreath Source: Style At Home Brown paper holly leaf wreath Source: The Pink Couch Handprint wreath Source: My Name Is Snickerdoodle Simple… View Post

Recently I’ve been working on a little mini makeover in the kitchen. I still love the main elements in the space – the turquoise brick tiles, the simple white gloss units, and the light worksurfaces – but I didn’t feel like the other components in the room gelled together well. It’s easy to do when you’re busy – you just add things for their individual design or practicality without taking a step back to look at how they impact the space as a whole. And so I’ve been on a mission to unite the separate elements with a tighter theme.… View Post