I’m a BIG fan of anything that helps me to stay organised. I’m self-employed, a wife, mother and a carer too. This means I’ve got lots of things to remember all of the time and love to use apps, reminders, notifications and my #kickerlist to help me stay organised. It’s really important that I don’t drop the ball when people are relying on me for various reasons. Recently I’ve been testing out a new pill reminder app, from Safe and Sound Health.Continue reading
For around 9 years we lived in a little 1 bedroom flat. With a child too. We originally felt like we had lots of space, and made room for pets as well. We also had space to store all the items for our daughter but finally, when she was 3.5 we were able to move house. Into an actual house! Hence the update to this post that has been popular for a few years now. It worked out well for us, for the most part, living in a flat. There was hardly anything I dislike about living here, besides drying clothes in a flat and my neighbour banging all the time!
Obviously, it is easy enough to use a washing line in your garden, if you have one. It is also easy to use a tumble drier if you have room for one. We personally had room for a tumble dryer but I like to try and cut back on the electric bill where possible.Continue reading
At the beginning of October 2019 we moved into our first house together. To say it needed work would be an understatement. Every single room had no flooring, needing stripping from top to bottom and even the ceilings were in poor condition. Factor in asbestos tiles, a leaking roof, damaged guttering and broken windows and you’d be right in thinking we’ve been VERY busy. Our new house is a council house, but it takes months for them to carry out repairs. I wish I was exaggerating. This means that we are focusing on our efforts on making the best of the space that we have, with a view to making lots of changes over the coming months. We have been working hard at stripping, sanding, skimming, chaulking, painting and glossing. Today I want to share with you some of the great Addis products that we have been gifted to help make our new house a home.
AD. Wallpaper was popular during the 60s and 70s but started to fade away in 80s and 90s. However, in recent times, it has had quite the comeback. Now wallpaper is attractive, fashionable and basic wallpaper can be pretty easy to install too. If you are considering hanging wallpaper in your office or home then you may be wondering if it is worth hiring a tradesman to hang the wallpaper for you, or if you should do the job by yourself. If you’re wondering this then YES it is worth hiring a tradesman to hang the wallpaper for you and here are the reasons why.
In the past if I had clothes that looked worn I would just throw them in the bin. Eventually. However, I want to waste less money and I hate clothes shopping. Since having my c-section I am really struggling with finding trousers that actually fit nicely, without hurting my stomach. I’ve got one pair of jeans that I absolutely love and they are really comfortable. I’m able to work down the allotment in them and walk long distances without pain. They had seen better days though. Significantly better days. For a while I was wearing them faded and wasn’t really bothered. That is until I saw a photo of me wearing them. I knew then that I had to either find more jeans that I enjoy OR I had to give my favourite jeans a dye. I picked up this Dylon fabric dye and set to work.