Over the weekend I saw many a Christmas tree go up in peoples homes via Instagram…family houses have started getting very festive indeed! Whilst it is still a little too early for us at the moment (we might get our real tree around the 10th Dec) some festive touches have started creeping into our family home already. Because, who can resist…

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I wrote recently about our plans for the twins playroom. I wanted it to be a place for them to currently play and learn, but also (longer-term), a space they can share as their den – i.e. to watch DVD’s, play computer games and hang out with their friends. To help me along with my ideas and designs I had…

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Our playroom should actually be called the ‘dumping room’…because that’s effectively what it has become! One large storage room filled with a lot of plastic bits & pieces. It has completely lost its way and is in dire need of tidying up, care and attention! I haven’t actually done much to it since we moved into the property (a brand new-build home) nearly…

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Once the leaves start turning into beautiful reds & browns and falling to the ground, it is time to say our final farewell to Summer. Even though I absolutely love the UK Summer, I think that Autumn is the most beautiful season of the year; for it is full of colour and beauty. Over the last few weeks I feel as though…

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The lovely people at Matalan contacted me recently and asked me if I’d like to select a rug from their superb homeware range and then style that rug in my home, two ways. This was indeed great timing because we are still putting in all the finishing touches to our new-build family home that we bought over 12 months ago! I wrote…

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