Get Stuck Into Some DIY This Summer — AD

Get Stuck Into Some DIY This Summer The brighter and warmer summer weather often inspires householders to improve their home in some way, whether it’s a bit of decorating through to a full landscaping of the garden.  There may be plenty you can do in and around the house, but DIY is time-consuming when there may be sunshine and outdoor leisure activities to enjoy, so the key is to choose

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How to decorate your home with personalised decor — AD

How to decorate your home with personalised decor   Our homes are often considered reflections of our inner selves. For example, we might end up painting the walls a colour we love, we’ll add garden furniture that we absolutely adore if we spend a lot of time outside, and we might even create custom artwork to add to our interior. There are plenty of different ways to personalise your home

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Important Home Improvements Most People Forget to do — AD

Important Home Improvements Most People Forget to do This year, I have vowed to get everything in the house finished. A lot has been done already. But, now that each room is nearing completion, I can see things we have forgotten. I have added them to my to-do list, which I am still keeping and using on a daily basis. But, talking to friends it is clear that they have

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Is your garden summer ready? — #AD

Is your garden summer ready? This post contains an item sent for review.   Summer has to be around the corner somewhere, doesn’t it?  It can’t keep on raining for much longer, surely.   I can’t believe that with the longest day next week we are still in a position where the big light has to go on before teatime and when I think I can get away with it

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How to prepare your home for last minute guests — AD

We love having guests coming to stay, it is why we bought a house with a spare bedroom, even better if they are last minute guests.  We wanted relatives to come for the weekend, to be able to stay over at Christmas, friends who have moved away to be able to come back.    Or for friends that come for dinner and enjoy more than one glass of wine to

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We’re doing a garden makeover — AD

We’re doing a garden makeover   This  post is in collaboration with LionsHome It has only been in the planning for fourteen years but we are finally doing a garden makeover.   It was on the list of things to do as soon as we moved in, along with ripping out the bathroom and to be fair that hasn’t happened yet either, but this year we have decided it’s time

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Running a household without stress — AD

Running a household without stress No matter whether you have a high flying career that you are exceptionally proud of, or whether you stay at home with your children and attend every school run and assembly, we all, as women, probably have one thing in common. We all have a household and home to run and keep in order. Yes, some of us will have more time, and yes some

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How to Host Stress Free Dinner Parties — AD

How to host stress free Dinner Parties the Easy Way!  I love hosting dinner parties – but I also hate how stressful they can be. After all, family life’s chaotic enough without throwing extra people into the mix once a week! That’s why I thought I’d put together some of the ‘rules’ I follow so I can host stress-free dinner parties. They’ll help you set the mood (and table) while also

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How to get in the bank holiday party mood — AD

How to get in the bank holiday party mood This is a collaborative post   Right, the weather forecasters are telling us that Easter weekend in the UK is going to be hotter than Marbella so that means one thing, invite everybody round to ours and have the first barbecue of the year.   It can then be a good practice for the two bank holiday weekends in May, God,

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#OnScreenOffices — AD

#OnScreenOffices This is a collaborative piece   I remember when I first heard that Lord Sugar’s office on the Apprentice isn’t his actual office and feeling as though I had been somehow massively ripped off.  Not that I actually watch The Apprentice mind you, but I have seen enough trailers to know he has a secretary who sits outside in an ante-room and says “Lord Sugar will see you now”.

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3 top tips to increase the kerb appeal of your house — AD

3 top tips to increase the kerb appeal of your house This is a collaborative feature.   You know about kerb appeal, right?  How attractive your home is the second a potential buyer sees it from outside, before they have even got out of the car.  Some studies suggest that a property increasing a property’s kerb appeal can increase the asking price by up to 25%.   Poor kerb appeal,

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Making the most of a small bedroom — AD

Making the most of small bedrooms As I mentioned in a recent post, we are in the planning stages of all sorts of house refurbishments as we are about to inherit enough money to get all the fiddly jobs done around the house that we have been meaning to do for ages.   First up is the bathroom, but after that we have a small box room that have never

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