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Ultimate Gray and Illuminating – Pantone Colours of 2021

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating? It sounds like the sunshine warming up a long stretch of tarmac road, a superhero and his nemesis or a dark…

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Interior Design Trends for 2021

I can’t believe I’m writing this post and looking at predicted New Year design trends! I remember when I was a lot younger and my…

Cooking with VonShef for a Delicious Christmas

Food glorious food, Christmas Turkey with brussels. While were in the mood, white wine sauce with mussels. Ah, Christmas. The time to get together and…

The Gift of Giving – 90 Christmas Gifts for Under £30

I know it is a real cliché, but I much prefer to give gifts than receive them! I remember when I was very young, around…

4 Quick and Easy DIY Crafts for Christmas

Holidays are coming, holidays are coming. I swear Christmas seems to creep up on us earlier every year but I think this year it is…

7 Christmas Tree Themes to Try in 2020

I’m dreaming of a kitsch Christmas… Baubles and Christmas Tree decorations have come a long way since I was a child. Every year my Mum…

Bringing the Outside In Part 2 – Artificial Plants

Continuing on from last weeks blog post, this week I bring you artificial plants! You might be thinking enough of the “outside-in” nonsense Mel, but…

Houseplants – It’s Time to Bring the Wonderful Outside In

It’s been a funny old week this week. I know it’s been a difficult year but for some reason, this week hit hard. It was…

Interior Trends to Try – 40 of the Best Shell Inspired Homewares

All repeat after me, she sells sea shells on the sea shore. To celebrate our imminent move to the seaside (OK, we already live a…

A Treehouse Weekend Break – Pickwell Manor, North Devon

We recently explained to my Husband’s parents that we were going to stay in a treehouse for the weekend and they were both quietly thoughtful.…

How to Have Fun with Halloween Décor

It gets bigger and better every year doesn’t it? No, not my ever-expanding waistline… Halloween! I remember celebrating it as a child, we’d dress up as witches by putting a black bin liner over our heads…

The Definitive Guide to Instagram Reels – A Social Media Must Have?

I think from a very young age I’ve been drawn to watching short videos. My Dad was an avid Cine filmmaker, taking his Chinon 410…

A Quick and Easy Upcycle of a Welsh Dresser with Dulux

I wouldn’t say I’m the world’s best painter or upcycler, in fact I can be a bit slapdash at times. But what I do love…