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I love plants .. despite being somewhat of a self confessed plant killer! (If you feel my pain, check out this post for 10 easy maintenance houseplants). And with every plant, of course, comes choosing a gorgeous planter that best suits your home and personality. There's such a great variety of planters available...
Candle, candle holder, DIY candle holder, nautical candle holder,
Living near the sea-side of course it's inevitable that we've got quite a few nautical accessories in our home. What am I saying? - our downstairs toilet looks more like a beach hut than a real beach hut! :) - seriously, I'm not kidding ... And since we love using candles in our home, creating this...
Whether's it's Christmas or summer, we always have loads of candles around in our home. They are just such a great way to create an atmosphere in your home (or garden during the summer months). As much as I appreciate the LED ones for safety reasons, there's nothing like a good old fashioned real candle (in my...
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Making coasters is such a simple and fun project to do! It's great for getting the kids involved for a rainy weekend craft afternoon or during the holidays. I often struggle finding coasters that I really love and end up settling for coasters that are just .. well .. OK....
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It always seems such a waste throwing a Pringles tube when you've munched your way through the crisps. Especially as they so sturdy. And of course, if you, like me, love craft projects, you're always looking for something pretty ordinary to make pretty and extra-ordinary :) Of course the Pringles tube is great for...
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One of the things I absolutely love about craft and DIY projects is recycling and re-using old things in a "crafty" (see what I did there? ;) ) way. So this week I rescued some old music sheets from the recycling bag after I had an "aha" light-bulb moment. What was I thinking throwing them away? I...
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I just love the feeling of having spring around the corner. Not as much as I love actual spring actually being here, but still .. it's the promise of better weather and sunshine to come! Adding a few spring touches to your home is a great way of inviting some...
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You may recall my post about 45 things to throw out without feeling guilty that I wrote a while back. Well, while I was clearing out I came across an old, (boring .. and I mean boh...ring.. !!) solitaire game that we've had for absolute aaaages ... at the back of the cupboard .. gathering dust.

Let's eat

watermelon sorbet with lime

Simple 2 ingredient Watermelon & Lime Sorbet

Gorgeously sweet and juicy watermelons remind me of our family holidays we had in Turkey over the years. They are such a welcome treat on a hot day! ...
water melon fruit bowl

How to make a watermelon fruit bowl

Summer is on its' way and with any luck (please let it be a good summer!) this will mean plenty of outdoor eating and entertaining! Having a fresh fruit...
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10 minute recipe for homemade hummus

Hummus is traditionally served with flat bread, but equally delicious as a dip with carrots, celery and cucumber. Or try it with crackers or tortillas. Sprinkled with...
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Hidden egg surprise Meatloaf with bacon

I like presenting foods that have an element of surprise and this meatloaf certainly ticks the box! Now, I mean a surprise as in a good thing. Not as...
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Vegan Salted Maple Pecan Fudge

OK, I admit .. I'm not vegan. But our daughter is, so we try to cut down on the amount of meat we consume and aim to have a...

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Make a soap dispenser from a Jack Daniel’s bottle

Re-using old bottles are such a cool and easy way to creating a quirky soap dispenser for your home. So with Father's...
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Make your own shattered marbles jewellery

I just love shiny and sparkly things (apart from mirrored furniture - it's just too much effort to keep those fingerprints off!..)....
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How to make an “Etsy inspired” punny planter

I love plants .. despite being somewhat of a self confessed plant killer! (If you feel my pain, check out this post...
Candle, candle holder, DIY candle holder, nautical candle holder,

From storage jar to nautical rope candle holder

Living near the sea-side of course it's inevitable that we've got quite a few nautical accessories in our home. What am I...
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Easy spring wreath – no craft experience required!

Spring is by far my favourite season. I just love the lush green everywhere and the promise of better weather ahead (yes,...