I enjoy nothing more than taking old pieces of unloved furniture and giving them a new lease of life! And it doesn’t have to be a hard slog or expensive. Classic chair. Copyright Littledesignerlou I bought a set of two chairs from a charity shop close to my home. I thought they had a very classic shape which I could up-cycle very easily, whether it … Continue reading Upcycling dining chairs
I have been thinking of replacing our bathroom for a few years, perhaps over thinking it much like many people. Many factors can be at play…budget, hassle & whither you would get your money back when you sell your house. All are extremely relevant. I personally think our house would definitely benefit from a refurb, but mainly because we currently do not have a bath, … Continue reading Bathroom Refit- use space well
It’s nearly spring time, that time of year that we decide to dust off the cobwebs, get fit, loose weight and start again. So I thought I’d chat about decluttering my home, which in-turn declutters my life & mind! Which is harder than it seems….When you have grown attached to your belongings, no matter how little you look at them, it’s not easy! And … Continue reading Declutter your home & mind
Something I have started doing over the last few years is attending a Christmas wreath making workshop! Its a lot of fun, and can make you feel very festive! Being a creative person, I often think…why don’t I just do it myself, save some money for Christmas. But in reality its the experience I am paying for, and the expertise of the amazingly talented florists … Continue reading Wreath making & mindfulness
Today is the day that we are taking down our Christmas decorations for another year. Packing them all away carefully into their little boxes to be placed in our loft for 11 months. It makes me sad…It was only when I was looking to take down my amazingly beautiful handmade natural wreath that I thought…why just for Christmas. I love my wreath. I made it … Continue reading Wreaths…why just for Christmas?
I might be late to the party here, as I know that children receive christmas eve boxes now-a-days. This seems a shame to just treat the kids! Right?! Sooo…I have created my own ‘Christmas Eve box’ full of all the things I love, and think I deserve. It doesn’t need to be expensive either, just personal….I CANT WAIT! My box consists of… New PJ’S Local … Continue reading Christmas Eve Box
So…my challenge this year is to send as little to landfill as possible this Christmas. I know it’s going to be difficult…but if I’m thinking about it maybe you are too. I think the biggest impact could be wrapping paper. I have chosen this year to use recycled paper for my presents. I just bought a roll of recycled brown paper from WH Smith £4.99 … Continue reading Happy Eco Christmas