Hallway storage idea: DIY kids kit bags

A very old post of mine about our hallway storage solutions is still one of my most popular (go figure!). Of course our hallway doesn’t actually looks like that anymore (it was four years ago after all), but the coat hooks and old pew are still key elements in the space. One thing that was causing constant mess and irritation was all the hats, gloves, scarves that ended up strewn across the bench. Apparently a family of four can have rather a large collection of accessories, and when they’re all mixed up together it’s all but impossible to find what…

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Sleep compatibility and me..

Sleep is very important to me. This may actually be an understatement. It’s vital to me. I love sleep. I love going to bed. I love my bed. Have I communicated how much I like sleep yet? I could say that it becomes even more precious after becoming a parent, but I’m not sure that’s true for me. I needed my sleep (eight hours please and a fan of the early night) before I had children, and I need it now. And the sleep-deprivation of the early years of parenthood are a distant memory as the twins have been good…

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Styling the Seasons: June

I’m sneaking in at the very last minute with this month’s Styling The Seasons post for Katy and Charlotte. I’ve had a bit of a styling block this month – I feel like I’m running out of surfaces to style and I was coming up blank when I tried to think about what June means to me (I think this year, June means going 100 miles an hour and the month disappearing in the blink of an eye). I needed some inspiration so I turned to the twins for some ideas. When we asked them what’s special about June, they…

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{How to} create a magnetic blackboard wall

We’ve had a blackboard wall in every home we’ve lived in, but it’s really come into its own now we have kids. They love doodling on the wall and we can write notes to remind ourselves of shopping items or other things we know we’re likely to forget. Adding magnetic paint under the blackboard paint means the wall also doubles up as a noticeboard to make it even more useful. It’s so simple to do – here’s my easy video How To….

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