• A chalkboard wall and toddler reading corner

    July 22, 2014

    Eliza’s room is probably my favourite place in the house. We wanted to make it bright, eclectic, colourful and as fun as possible for her. You can see her Ikea spice-rack shelves and painted cupboard and doors, but here’s her cosy reading corner and blackboard wall. It’s in a recessed area by the chimney breast…

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  • How To Make An IKEA Spice Rack Bookshelf That’s Brilliant For Kid’s Books

    July 2, 2014

    How To Make An IKEA Spice Rack Bookshelf Want to make some simple bookshelves for children rooms, using a quick and easy IKEA hack? Here’s how to make ┬áIKEA spice rack bookshelves made using IKEA Bekvam Spice racks. IKEA Spice Rack Shelves: An IKEA Bekvam Hack To Make DIY Kid’s Bookshelves Here are the bedside…

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  • Tips on babies and bathroom conversions

    May 28, 2014

    So phase #99293 of our building work is finished, and we finally have two completed rooms in our house. Bizarrely, they were also the two most expensive, and one of them wasn’t even a room before. It’s our new bathroom, and new downstairs loo (converted / created out of a cupboard). It’s been, erm, interesting…

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  • How To Make Easy Easter Salt Dough Decorations

    April 15, 2014

    How To Make Easy Easter Salt Dough Decorations Want to make really easy Easter salt dough decorations? Here’s a simple recipe to make salt dough, which is great for kids to follow and help decorate, too. Making Easter Decorations Shh! Eliza and I have been on a top secret Easter making-mission this weekend – Grandmas,…

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  • Garden furniture love

    April 12, 2014

    One of the things I was really, really excited about with the new house was the garden. It’s fair to say, like the rest of the house, it was promising but needed a lot of work. It wasn’t in a terrible state, but wasn’t suitable for a young family at all. Despite having zero clue…

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  • Our beautiful* bathroom makeover – the before

    April 2, 2014

    As I write this, the builder is nosily smashing something upstairs, we are minus a toilet, sink and shower, there is dust everywhere , 20 bags of rubble in our front garden and 20 bottles of shampoo in our bedroom. It’s our bathroom renovation – day three!

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  • Wall stickers and secret squirrels

    March 26, 2014

    A recent flurry of new house painting activity has meant that we were finally able to put Eliza’s new wall stickers up. They look great and I think she likes them, but to be honest Alex and I were more concerned with the brilliance of our smooth application and artistic arrangement on the wall (we…

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