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10 Party Clean-up Tips

Fri 09 Nov 2012

Autumn is well and truly upon us, and with the season comes a lot of partying. Here are some tips to make clearing up after a party quick and easy.  1. You need help! When I've hosted house parties in the past, one of the loveliest things has been waking up to all the washing up done by an altruistic guest before I even got out of bed. Even at dinner parties, someone will o ...read more


5 Quick, No Nails or Screws Customisation Projects

Fri 02 Nov 2012

Being a keen user of Pinterest, I've noticed lots of awesome-looking customisation projects for the home. However, a lot of the best ones are time-consuming and involve nails, screws or use of a drill, which I have to admit I'm not all that good at. I tend to avoid starting as I know I would struggle to finish them. I figure I can't be the only one with drill-phobia, so I've put togeth ...read more


Be a Housework Ninja! 30 Chores You Can Do in Under a Minute

Fri 26 Oct 2012

  This might be a good way to get out of a housework rut, or a good way of starting if you feel overwhelmed by housework. I personally like to break the mammoth task of "housework" down into smaller bits, as it seems a lot more manageable that way. The following ten are tasks you can do in under a minute each (I've tested them) that are good for creating the feeling of a small win : ...read more


10 Simple Steps to Save the Bees

Fri 19 Oct 2012

How long can humans last without bees? If you've read much news online lately you've probably noticed increasing concern from scientists and environmentalists about a dwindling bee population, thought to be due to industrial insecticides. Of course, bees aren't just lovely; they're essential, as their pollinating skillz are fundamental to the earth's ecosystem. Albert Einstein predic ...read more


Best Household Hints Boards on Pinterest

Fri 12 Oct 2012

  Pinterest Tips Boards so Handy That You'll Wonder How You Managed Without Them.   I'm a Pinterest fiend. A confession here - I think I spent about 12 straight hours on the site when I first discovered it. It was just after Christmas and there was not much else to do, but still, I probably did need a pintervention.    One trend on Pinterest that I ...read more


15 UK interior design websites that give great FREE stuff

Fri 05 Oct 2012

  1. Crown Paints They offer up to 5 samples free, but it's not clear if these are actual paint pots or not. Worth a try anyway. You can use free paint samples creatively of course: often there's enough to paint things like picture frames, stencils, and bathroom accessories. Also, you can mix a tester pot with a cheap tin of white or magnolia to create a nice pastel shade at a ...read more


20 of Twitter’s most influential names in Home Décor

Sat 22 Sep 2012

  My hand-picked selection of 20 of the most influential home decor/interior design Tweeters. They might have a ton of followers, or they might have lots of media reach, or a prolific Tweeting schedule. All are go-to sources for big bursts of interior design inspiration.   1. My Deco Lots of home stuff on the minimal-retro side of things.   2. Domestic Sl ...read more


Minimalist Ice-Cream

Sat 15 Sep 2012

  How to make ice-cream from JUST bananas, with no ice-cream maker. OK, so I am going to show you how to make the most delicious, creamy, sweet ice cream ever. You don't need an ice-cream maker. And it contains no dairy products, no added sugar, and nothing artificial at all. And it's really, really cheap and easy to make. Too good to be true? Non! Read on...   1. ...read more


How to Make a Beautiful Moss Graffiti for Your Garden – Part 1

Sat 08 Sep 2012

  Moss graffiti is a lovely, subtle, organic way of making a mural, where you simply encourage moss to grow on a wall to your desired design. Inspired by Anna Gaforth's beautiful projects, I decided to try my hand at making a moss graffiti in my back garden. I've never done moss graffiti before, so hopefully I'll be making the mistakes, so you don't have to. :)   ...read more


How to End Problem Cat Behaviours (even if you've tried everything!)

Fri 31 Aug 2012

  How to End Problem Cat Behaviours (even if you've tried everything!) I live with 3 cats who I absolutely adore, and having lived with them in both rented places and now my own flat, I know all about behavioural issues such as scratching, spraying, and peeing outside the litter box. Of course, these are really just the cat being his or her natural self, and they're only behavioural ...read more