• As homemakers and interior design fanatics, if we are willing to accept that different colours can impact our mood and sense of wellbeing, then it is definitely also worth exploring the power of fragrance in our homes. I was recently inspired to explore the world of essential oils, and I can't wait ...
  • We all have our own personal preferences when it comes to sleep: some (like Hubby) kick the covers off at night and others (like me) like to roll up in the duvet like a Chinese spring roll! Recently we made the decision to convert to pure wool bedding and it has improved the quality of sleep for ...
  • It's not often that we get something for our homes that benefits our health, the environment, and our wallet all at the same time. But I recently found something that does all of that: a water ...
  • Spring is a time for renewal, and it's the season that usually spurs us into clearing out the old and making a clean fresh start in our lives and in our homes. I'm one of those people who hates a messy house, but who also hates cleaning! That means that I am always trying to find the quickest and ...
  • In the current economic climate, we all want to squeeze the most out of every penny we spend and reduce our energy usage as much as possible for environmental reasons too. How can smart thermostats help us achieve ...
  • This is a two-sided tale; one of triumph and tribulation. It would be nice if every project I shared on the blog was an astounding success story, but home ownership is not like that. I'm sharing this in the hope that others can learn from our mistake and also because, along the way, I discovered a ...
  • It's that time of year where our thoughts turn to spring cleaning. I generally keep the house quite tidy, but this is very much an acquired skill on my part and not something that comes naturally. Thankfully Hubby is more of a minimalist and I have learned a lot from him over the years about being ...
  • I'm so excited about my new 'vintage' cutlery! I had been looking longingly at genuine bone-handled silverware sets for over a year but, no matter how I yearned for them, I knew in my heart that I wasn't prepared to hand-wash them and that they just wouldn't survive the dishwasher. So every time I ...