As a family that travels quite often we have learnt many tricks of the trade when it comes to making our trips more enjoyable and affordable. Despite having mastered some aspects of travel the one that always gets us is accommodation. Many times one just needs a room to sleep in after… View Post

There’s a lot to be said for DIY home maintenance. You can learn new skills, save yourself money, and still get the house you have dreamed of at the end of a lot of hard work. There’s a satisfaction in DIY, in that you then get to live in what… View Post

Nearly every home has at least one room that is commonly regarded as the ‘spare room.’ When you buy a house, it is always advisable to get one that is slightly larger than you need. I don’t usually advocate taking on more than you need, but in some instances, such… View Post

We’re more aware than ever before about just how much damage we’ve done to the planet over the last twenty years. In some cities, pollution levels are so high that residents are being asked to use their cars on alternate days, climate change has shown the polar icecaps are melting… View Post

There are times when it feels like the beauty industry can feel very impersonal. Beauty brands are now producing more and more new products than ever before, and while that can be a great thing it can also have some downsides. One major downside to this commercial side of beauty… View Post

Are you one who loves minimalism or do you prefer a little bit of “laid back chic”? If boho chic is more your style you’ll want to carry on reading about some fab features for laid back chic/boho chic home decor. Where some people embrace clean lines and light colors, some of us… View Post

Another week has come and gone and it’s time for another installment of Like, Love, Loathe. After tweaking with the format I have come to the conclusion that Sunday nights are the best night to share the weekly round-up. Grab a cuppa, run a bath, and let’s delve into what… View Post

If you’re not a homeowner, you probably have rose-tinted visions of wandering around your castle with an air of smugness and achievement. There are, of course, a wealth of benefits associated with owning a home, but don’t let anybody fool you into thinking that it’s all plain sailing. Ask anybody… View Post

Bucket lists are a fun idea to give you detailed goals. All those things you dream of having or doing one day should definitely be on the list! The trouble is, at our age, life kind of gets in the way of dreams. You might even struggle to put two… View Post

When it comes to getting their home just right, most people think in terms that are too big. They think the colour scheme or the big furniture will make their house stand out from the rest. To be sure, taking the time to think about the broader style of each… View Post

Wherever you decide to visit in Turkey, you’re certainly never going to get bored. A country with immense religious, social, and political history, it isn’t surprising that their cities are so popular with tourists. And despite recent warnings, many tourists still visit to walk the streets, smell the delicious spices,… View Post

Most people think that minimalism is just about clean, airy white spaces, with a well-placed ornament or two. But actually, while it does encompass these design ideas, it not only that. In fact, minimalism is more of philosophy that can be applied to any and all areas of your life,… View Post

We are just a few days away from celebrating Mother’s Day here in the UK. The day, also known as Mothering Sunday, is a day to celebrate all mama’s and mother figures. I, for one, am really excited to be able to spend part of Mother’s Day with my darling… View Post

When it comes to home decor, there are a million and one decisions that need to be made. What colour to paint the walls? What floor coverings to go for? What style of the furniture, or decorative items would look best? However regardless of your taste or style, there’s one… View Post

Life can be overwhelming, but having a calm and serene place to retire to at the end of each day can help to keep you in check emotionally. You can’t escape today’s hectic modern lifestyle, but you can create a home that nurtures you and allows you to recuperate when… View Post

Home is the most important place in the world. It’s where we connect with our family and loved ones. A place where we can recover from the stresses that life throws our way, and the place where we should feel at our happiest and most secure. To live a life… View Post

There’s been a bit of a brush mania recently on the blog! I’ve been loving sharing with you some of my favourite new makeup brush additions. I want to add to that these gorgeous rose gold and black beauties. You may have seen the “toothbrush” brushes before, aptly named because… View Post

Exploring Sicilian Cuisine With over 3000 years of history, not counting its archaic origins in Greco-Roman mythology and among that of other cultures that visited or occupied the area, Sicily remains one of the most preferred destinations for tourists worldwide. It was so renowned in the ancient world that it… View Post