If you read my blog regularly, you will know we have been stuck in renovation Groundhog Day for over a year now. So when Gumtree challenged me to renovate my hallway and see how much I could save compared to the high street, I jumped at the chance.Continue reading
Who would have thought finding the right change bag could revolutionise your day out. You don’t just want a bag with enough space. The space needs to be easily accessible, multi-functional and pass the husband test (which in my case was finding something he would carry).
If you are anything like me, and strive for organisation (and rarely get there!), and have not yet heard of the PacaPod changing bag, then there is every possibility that you will be as ridiculously excited as I was when I first saw inside of it. It is quite frankly the changing bag that dreams are made of.Continue reading
I’m a big fan of alternative Christmas Trees and this year we decided to make one and I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own stick Christmas tree.
This super stylish and and space saving Christmas tree alternative would look great in any home and we decorated ours to be in keeping with our industrial chic decor.
First of all you are going to need some decorations. We selected some silver and fur decorations from Laura Ashley, as I thought they’d work really well in our house. You can find out more about what we picked below.
You’ll need to go our foraging for some sticks. Thankfully we have an abundance of trees in our garden. If you already know where your stick Christmas tree is going, then measure the space and work out the length of the longest stick you’ll need. You can use lots of sticks, or just a few. The tree we made was only 8 sticks.
You’ll also need some hard wearing string. You can choose any colour you like, in keeping with your decoration theme.
Once you know where you are hanging your stick Christmas tree, work out the width you want your tree base to be and make this the length of your longest stick. Gradually trim the remaining sticks to size, to ensure you have a perfect tree shape.
Lay out your sticks in order of size.
Starting at the base of the tree, wrap the string around the stick and secure in place with a double knot. Continue this step as you work your way up one side of the tree, making sure you leave enough of a gap to suit the height of where you are going to hang your tree. Repeat the same on the other side and make sure your gaps are even on both sides.
Secure your tree to the wall and begin decorating with whatever you like!
It’s that simple and super easy to store again for the following year. It’s also a nice idea for a wall or fence in your garden.
We were recently given the opportunity to review the new Sleepbear mattress. As someone who suffers from back problems, I was a little uneasy about changing from the trusty mattress we’ve had for over 8 years now…as it was the only place I was able to get comfortable when my back flared up. However, knowing that it’s recommended you replace your mattress every 8 years, we had to bite the bullet.
As you know we are big lovers of Lighthouse Clothing in this household. It’s a great way to wrap up warm and beat the Aberdeenshire weather.
This Autumn has been all about woodland walks and trying to absorb every minute of our children’s fleeting childhood. Who would have thought this year would fly by quite this quickly?! As another year draws to a close, I realise that we are getting past those ‘awkward’ baby stages as a family. You know the ones where feeds and naps run the roost and next year I’m looking forward to spending more time out of the house…making the most of the enchanted forest that’s on our doorstep and carving memories into our minds.Continue reading