Brands, Interior Design

ufurnish A Totally New Way To Shop

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This post is sponsored by ufurnish. What if I told you there was a new way to shop for furniture? No really. A totally unique way that allows you to find and compare all that is home decor. All in one place. And from over 100 retailers, big and small. From High Street giants to smaller independents like John Lewis, Dunelm and Grace & Grey all in one place for the first time. In a recent survey 74% of people taking part said they find furniture shopping frustrating. Trawling the internet to find the best buy for your bucks is time consuming and not the enjoyable process we initially think it will be. And that is exactly why Deirdre Mc Gettrick founded ufurnish.com, to create a totally new way to search and shop for furniture and home accessories. Continue Reading…

How To's, My Kitchen, Outside Spaces

How To Make Supermarket Basil Last Longer

Make Supermarket Basil Last Longer

Contains Gifted Item. Now anybody that knows me will almost certainly know that I am a self confessed serial plant killer. I try so hard to keep them alive. I have no idea how I manage it but ultimately on the whole they die. Usually within a couple of weeks. You may also know/not know my love of all things Italian. The country, the language, the effortless style of the population and OMG, the food. From pizza to pasta, risotto and everything in between. I would quite happily only eat Italian food for the rest of my life. So you can imagine one of the key ingredients that is always available in my kitchen is Basil. Every week I buy a new pot from the Supermarket and every week I throw one away. And that got me thinking, how to make supermarket basil last longer and keep it alive??? Continue Reading…

Brands

Father’s Day With Samsung

This post is sponsored by Samsung. Father’s Day may have been and gone but in our home it’s all about making my husbands day that little more special. I try give my husband a wonderfully relaxing day. An extra special one where he even gets to keep hold of the TV remote πŸ™‚ This year as always I made him (together with my boys) his absolute favourite. An afternoon tea. At the moment the weather is absolutely perfect for tea in the garden so I thought I’d share my recipe for Victoria sponge with homemade hands free raspberry jam with you. I have a little help too from Samsung Home Appliances with my RS8000 American Style Fridge Freezer. Continue Reading…

How To's, Outside Spaces

Kerb Appeal – 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home

Kerb Appeal - 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home

Kerb Appeal – 10 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Your Home. The common saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ cannot be said of our homes. The one thing we definitely do when house hunting is make a decision almost instantly based on the outside of a property. How a house looks from the outside not only tends to let us know how well looked after it is but it also gives clues to the inside and its treasures. Kerb appeal coined by many an estate agent over the years isn’t something mythical or unobtainable. If you follow these 10 simple and affordable steps you too can improve the appearance of your home and it’s kerb appeal. Continue Reading…

How To's, Outside Spaces

How To Pot A Faux Tree

HOW TO POT A FAUX TREE

Post contains gifted items. As part of ‘Operation Improve The Kerb Appeal’, and my recent front door makeover I knew that I needed greenery as the final finishing flourish. Greenery softens the edges of a front door making it so much more inviting doesn’t it. My dilemma though was do I go real, or do I go faux?Β  Anyone that knows me well knows I’m rubbish with anything green. The thought of going down the alive route scares the pants off me!Β  So you can only imagine my relief at no longer having to procrastinate when Blooming Artificial came to my rescue. They very kindly gifted a pair of Boxwood Single Ball TreesΒ along with two Loft Urban Square High Planters which by the way are absolutely stunning. But having never had such a large faux tree to pot up before I wasn’t quite sure how to do it. Continue Reading…