Home Makeover on a Budget …The Perfect Rug

There was a Dunelm Mill store near where I used to work and I would go there every lunch time,  grab a coffee in the…

Thoughts of a Bedroom Makeover

My thoughts keep straying to my bedroom and the state it’s in. It gets me down. I’d love to be able to relax in there,…

Home Makeover on a Budget: The Lounge (Part 2)

So in part one of my budget lounge makeover I showed how dingy and cluttered and rather unloved it was looking. I didn’t really know where…

Home Makeover on a Budget: Comfy and Tidy

Key themes for my home makeover have got to be defined so I can keep focused and know what I am after. When I think of…

Home Makeover on a Budget: The Lounge (Part 1)

Sponsored by Achica As you probably know I have 2 kids aged 5 and 8 and we both work from home in a smallish 3…

Space saving solutions in small family homes

I am thinking a lot about revamping our house at the moment and I have an exciting project to tell you about very soon. We…

Ways to revamp your bedroom!

Thanks to the glorious winter weather, many of us are stuck indoors. At first it appears like a blessing; we’re going to get so much…

Family Budgeting in the Run Up to Christmas

(One Mum’s Savvy Shopping by Martina Mercer) As a full time working mum of three Christmas is a blessing and a curse for me. I…

How To Be Better At Brainstorming Business Ideas

Brainstorming is one of the best ways to come up with the next big business idea, if you manage to do it properly, that is.…

My Autumn

Autumn for me brings to mind crafting, Louis MacNeice (my favourite poet) being outdoors, fabulous moons and of course puddles and Halloween!

Decorating Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Guest post Decorating for a family home can be a wonderful experience – getting to choose cute children’s furniture, little miniature versions of your own,…

Review: Cleudo Nostalgia

I was sent Cluedo Nostalgia to review by Esdevium Games ( a UK and European games, toys and collectibles supplier.) It comes in a lovely…

Review: Mission Earth : An Eco-Friendly Board Game

I love the story behind this board game from Gibsons called Mission Earth It was actually designed by a group of teenage girls from Oxfordshire…

Supermarkets need to ‘price it right ‘ so we can understand …

With household budgets squeezed and food costs among the top worries for consumers, Which? wants it to be as easy as possible for people to…

The prospect of family emigration

The economic downturn in the UK and Europe has encouraged many families and couples to consider emigrating. With the lack of good job prospects in…

How to buy essential appliances on a budget

If you’re living with small children, you’ll be well aware of how important it is to make your monthly shopping budget stretch; especially during these…