Decorating a home on a budget is tricky, especially when you need to buy big items, like furniture. When we moved into our dream home 8 years ago it took almost every penny we had (planning a wedding at the same time didn’t help the finances) and there wasn’t much left for new furniture.  We had to work with what we already owned or look at alternative ways to keep the cost of furnishing our home really low.  Here’s a few frugal furniture ideas to help keep costs down: Buy used items Buying second-hand items is an especially good approach.… View Post

I may have mentioned before I have a bit of a pushchair obsession.  I know the reason behind it, when I was pregnant with O I was lucky enough to win an online competition for a full travel system and our car seat and pushchair arrived, complete with a carrycot for a newborn.  The only problem was that it wasn’t what I personally would have chosen and I think I felt a bit robbed of the whole process of choosing the pram I wanted for my new baby.  Common sense (and money) meant that it would have been daft to… View Post

You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet over here for the past few weeks.  Life has been a little bit crazy for the past few weeks, I was exam marking in July (and every year I forget how all consuming that can be), I left my job of fifteen years and then we had a summer holiday to prepare for.  In case you were wondering, we headed to Croatia for the week and had the most wonderful time, definitely a place worth looking at. It is all so different to where we were a year ago with… View Post

It’s been months and months since I wrote an Ordinary Moments post, I fell out of the habit and with time at a minimum it was one of those things that had to give.  Admittedly, recently, I’ve lost my way with this little blog of mine, lost sight of why I started it in the first place, trying to be something perhaps I’m not.  I’ve struggled with what to write, worried far too much about what audience I should be targeting and all of that took the enjoyment that I used to get from this.  So I’ve decided to stop… View Post