Ideas for improving your home’s exterior *

AD|Whether you’re looking to sell your house or give it a much needed refresh, there’s nothing more important than your homes exterior. In fact many guests or passerbys will associate the condition of the exterior with how your home looks on the inside! It’s all about curb appeal. Which can be vital should you ever decide to put your home on the market. So if you’re looking for some inspiration here are some easy ideas for improving your home’s exterior, and to help you achieve your dream home. 🏠 The driveway A tired looking driveway with broken paving slabs is […]

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Small Bedroom Decor Wishlist

Six months ago I moved back into my parents house (more detailed update on that to follow!) and I’m currently restyling my childhood bedroom having only brought a bed, wardrobe and small bookcase with me from my old flat. When I’m looking for new furniture I’ll either head to Ikea or my local Sue Ryder charity shop. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Sue Ryder they’re a national health and social care charity, who provide compassionate hospice and neurological care across the UK. Which I’m happy to support. The furniture in my old flat (and my previous rentals) […]

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Halloween decorations for every budget

Halloween is on its way! 🎃💛 Which, if you didn’t know already, is my favourite holiday. I love when the shops start putting their Halloween ranges out! Even more so if they do it before putting out their Christmas ranges. 😉 Haha. We always decorate the house for Halloween, ever since my sister and I were children. We had both indoor and outdoor decorations, a carved pumpkin (of course) and I’ve kept up the tradition since moving out 5 years ago. Here are a few of the Halloween items I’ve found that I’m loving this year. I’ve tried to include […]

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Monthly budget and finance recording

We reviewed our finances recently and set ourselves a monthly budget; my aim is to be debt free (student loan, credit cards) in 12 – 19 months and we’ve talked about starting to save for a house deposit afterwards. I’ve previously spoken about some of the things I do to help budget (see my food shopping on a budget, clothes shopping on a budget and budgeting posts), which I still use, but after recording our finances we found we were spending a lot of our budget on food shopping or meals out and thought about ways to cut back. We […]

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First Aid Kit Essentials

Having a first aid kit in your home or car probably isn’t something you’d classify as an essential, until something happens and you find your without it when you need it. I had one first aid kit in my house; there was one in my car but it needs replenishing. Here’s is one of mine: Fun but practical 🙂 I’ve been a qualified first aider for 3 years now, following are my recommendations / first aid kit essentials for your home first aid kit using the knowledge I’ve gained from my training and occasions I’ve needed to use my skills. […]

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DVD Organisation

I’m a DVD/Blu Ray collector. I like to own physical media over electronic copies of anything, including books and music. However, my growing collection has taken over the living room. Here’s one of our bookcases – the tidiest one! Problem is, even though our bookcases are generally tidy. I can never find the DVD or Blu Ray I want to watch. There’s no organisation. When we moved into this house, we simply piled them on, along with our books. Resulting in some shelves like this: I had thought about putting them into DVD binders or into filing boxes, after reading […]

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