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5 Comic Book Inspired Bedroom Ideas for Kids

January 26, 2017
the most overwhelming part of being a parenta

Are you planning to redecorate your child’s bedroom? Well, if so, you might feel like trying out a comic book inspired theme: it’s a colourful option, packed with shapes, energy and plenty of fun, so it’s bound to get the seal of approval from your little one! Here are five ideas to try… Cover the walls in actual comic books If you’re happy to jump straight into the deep end with comic book theme in your child’s room, why not…

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6 Ways To A Hotel Bathroom at Home

January 3, 2017
hotel bathroom at home

It’s always been one of my biggest dreams to have a hotel bathroom at home. I know, right? Aim high, Alice! Let me explain. Years ago the bathroom’s role in my life was simple: a place to bathe, a place to use the loo. But since I became a mum it’s so much more than that. With two kids always wanting to know my every (bowel) movement, as a mum the bathroom is somewhere I go to be alone. Seeing that…

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Hello, Number 3

December 28, 2016
hello number 3

This year, when I found out we were moving house on 16th December, I wanted to make sure I was smart about the whole thing. Despite not having any huge hosting plans over Christmas, the period running up to the festive season was going to be chock-a-block with work, and I knew post-25th I’d want to spend time catching up with writing and getting my bits in order before the children were back. So the move process had to be quick, painless and…

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Goodbye, Number 4

December 21, 2016

Moving house is never easy. Particularly when you haven’t done it in three years, spent all that time accumulating a whole heap of rubbish and have deadlines to meet all around your moving date of 9 days before Christmas. Genius, Alice. It was actually quite a difficult process, moving out: that lovely little house was the first place we lived as a family of three and as such was so special to us. We were really happy there – safe, warm, close…

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A Speedy Review of the Samsung AddWash™ WW8500

December 15, 2016

One of my very favourite things about moving house, and there are few as moving house is literally the biggest pain in the arse, is how it makes you evaluate the way you live your life. I’ve known my impending move (FRIDAY, arrrghh!) has been coming for, ooh, forever (real time: nine months) and so I’ve spent a lot of that time considering my things – the items I keep around the home. I’ve been considering what we live with…

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Shop Alert: Papershades

December 5, 2016
papershades lampshades

There’s nothing I love more than finding a new lovely brand that is not only a small business born of love and talent but is also something unique, a brand I know only a handful of people will be aware of. (Until I post a blog about it on the World Wide Web, anyway). Papershades, an art-based lampshade company, is one such brand and comes at the perfect time as the interiors world is getting all Hygge with it. Set up…

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The 3 Trends of Christmas

November 30, 2016
Christmas trends

Gone are the days when all was required to decorate our homes at Christmas was a string of tinsel from Woolworths (RIP) and some oven dried orange segments: luckily we now have a plethora of options available to us when it comes to our festive decor. And what a gorgeous bunch of options they are! I for one am delighted that we have so many amazing bits and bobs available to us for seasonal decorating. I know I’m not alone when I say…

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Shopping for the New House

November 3, 2016

I feel like I’ve been banging on about the fact we’ve been moving house for months. Probably because I have, purchase but you know, it’s an exciting process, getting a new gaff. As the six-week countdown has now begun I’ve started on all the house move jobs with gusto: there’s the de-cluttering (always necessary with two toy-loving and highly untidy children), the cleaning, the throwing out of tins of tuna that are embarrassingly past their sell-by date. But it’s also…

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6 Tips For A Quick Home Clean-Up

October 18, 2016

Nobody likes to clean, search but it’s a necessary evil. However, that doesn’t mean the task should take you all day to complete. Take a look at the following tips to make your home clean-up go 10 times quicker. Create a Cleaning Schedule and Stick to It Most people spend a little extra time on Saturdays to get their homes clean. If it takes you a really long time to clean your home, it’s probably because you aren’t following a…

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Let There Be Light

August 8, 2016
Elfie is 6

My parent’s house has the best light. They renovated the place from a 1960s bungalow, healing and removed all the old (small) dated windows in favour of floor-to-ceiling loveliness. And it really makes a difference; the house is bathed in gorgeous natural light from the moment the sun rises to whenever it sets. For this reason, purchase their house is my first port of call when it comes to taking beautiful pictures of the children. Seriously, every single one of…

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5 ways to be prepared for DIY

July 28, 2016

One of the most difficult things in my life is the upkeep of my house. I can clean it, prescription no problem, online cleaning is one of my favorite things to do.  But if something goes wrong with the fabric of the house, vialis 40mg shelves need putting up, walls need painting, the lawn needs mowing… that is not my bag. I’m getting much better at these things. Obviously, with no man in the house I need to be (and…

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