Babington House 15 ways to create the look at home {Staycation Style #1}

What is it about luxury hotels that can instantly ease away those everyday stresses? Is it the elegant décor, plush bedding and soft lighting? Or, is it the coffee tray, room service and luxury bathrooms? Or, is it just the fact that you can escape your day-to-day routine, eat and drink at all hours and indulge in some quality ‘me or couple’ time? In fact for me it’s all of these things and more.  But, of late my weekend getaways…

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10 Reasons why I’ve joined Slimming World – and it’s not just to lose weight!

If the truth be told I wasn’t going to write about this. For one I didn’t want to tell the world what I can already see in the mirror – that yes I am overweight and since becoming a mum I have ‘let myself go’. And, by this I don’t mean I don’t want to wear nice clothes or do my hair and make-up – what I mean is I have let myself go with my eating. I was never…

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How to refresh your grey living room with Spring’s hottest pastel hue

PICT: Marks & Spencer When we first moved into our home the living room proved to be the easiest to decorate.  Some specially fitted bookshelves, a small plaster job and quick re-paint meant we could save our cash for the bigger jobs (hello ‘money pit’ kitchen) – but it also meant that I didn’t really give much thought to the ‘look’. The colour was pretty much governed by our curtains from our previous flat – as they had cost an…

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Getting our garden ready for Spring ‘wish-list’

PICT: Marks & Spencer Not sure if it’s the brighter days we’ve been having but I’m feeling that Spring is finally on its way. Working on Spring summer pages don’t help as all I have been looking at is bright, summery colours and fashions. It’s making me want to get outside yes, even from under my blanket on the sofa. But, to be honest my outside has been a little neglected. We moved into our house a few years ago…

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How to create a loft style kids bed the easy way with Ollie & Leila

Not sure if its that New Year feeling or the fact that I have just finished reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo – but I am wanting to make some big changes around our home. Besides a new bathroom, a massive de-clutter, rearranging the front room and decorating the hallway – I have been looking at ways to improve Miss Marnie’s space. The older she gets the more stuff she seems to be acquiring. As much as…

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