A bathroom makeover

Regular readers of mine will probably know that we moved to our forever home, coming up to three years ago now. My in-laws had done a great job of getting it to where it was when we moved in, but there were some rooms which really needed updating. We redecorated all of the bedrooms, the living room, and the kitchen; but one room we haven’t really touched on is the bathroom. Don’t get me wrong, my in-laws had it updated around 10 years ago (thank goodness – it was an awful avocado green colour before that!) but I would love to remodel it ourselves one day. But, that will probably be quite a few lot of years down the line.

I’m a bit of a daydreamer though and I do have a few wishful makeover posts already on the blog; my visions of a loft library, an office wish list, and an outdoorsy one with a patio makeover. So of course, I have to share my bathroom dreams with you. The main theme of my bathroom would be light & airy, to be both relaxing & comforting. In an ideal world with unlimited funds, we’d probably have to build a separate one for the kids, so they don’t spoil ours! Read more

Gift ideas for Mother’s Day

It’s a national day that happens every March here in the UK, and it’s quickly creeping up on us – Mother’s Day! If you are a last minute buyer on the hunt for a gift for the special lady in your life, then hopefully something from the guide I’ve put together below will be of interest and fingers crossed, well received.

Myself, I sometimes struggle and often put together a little hamper of items that my mum likes. There are some great gifts in here that would be a great hamper addition if you are also the sort of person who is indecisive and likes to create your own. Read more

Snowed in | Snow days

Snow, snow day

Now, I’m not sure if you will have heard or not (jokes), but a lot of the UK was bombarded with snow last week. Tuesday, routine as usual. Kids go to school, mum enjoys the peace and quiet for a few hours, kids come home from school. Tea time, bath time, bed time. Relax. Go to bed yourself, expecting it to be like Groundhog Day again tomorrow.

Oh no. That wasn’t in the plans of Mother Nature. Especially not here in Lincolnshire. Nope. Good old Mother Nature wanted to throw those plans out of the window. Read more

January Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

January Degustabox review

For a lot of people, January is the start of a new year health kick. This seemed to be the theme of the January Degustabox – aptly named “New Year, New Me” for the first few products. I will say, there were a few new brands to me in this box and I do try everything, but there were some I wasn’t so keen on. That’s not to say someone else wouldn’t be, of course.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the January Degustabox? Read more

A patio makeover

Artificial grass

From the day we moved into our forever home, there was a lot of work we needed to do. Don’t get me wrong, my father-in-law built it up pretty much from scratch; but as he got older and after my mother-in-law passed away, he sort of ‘let it go’ and lost the will. And then, he passed also. But, it meant we got pretty much a blank canvas to build upon. Being a creative person, my head was overflowing with ideas. Especially after living in a flat for the previous five years, I was absolutely ecstatic to finally have not one garden, but three! Read more