Well, the last full week of August came around pretty fast, didn’t it?  I think I’m slightly in denial that it marks the end of my summer holidays, although O is still off for another week and a half.  On Tuesday I will be starting my new job (totally terrified) but we have a lovely long weekend to enjoy first. We have had such a lovely summer holiday I’ll be sorry that it’s over but I’m an Autumn girl and I am really excited for darker nights and cooler weather.  I can’t wait to get my boots, black tights and… View Post

Buying a new shower is probably a bigger deal than you realise, it is used on a daily basis and is one of the items in your house you take for granted, I know I do!  If you are looking to update your shower here are a few points to consider. Buy from the right type of retailer These days you automatically get a warranty when you buy something. However, that is only of value if the shop you bought it from is still in business years down the line. If they have closed down, there is no way you… View Post

I’m having a love affair with all things foxy at the moment.  It started with G’s woodland themed nursery and has grown from there.  G has a wardrobe bursting with summer wear but very little for the chillier weather so I’ve been doing a little bit of online window shopping and have been eyeing up some foxy fashion. Maybe it’s that the colour is perfect for Autumn, or that there is something cute about toddlers rocking the fox look but I’m in love. Here’s a few of my favourite pieces out in the shops at the moment. Left to right:… View Post

  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