Upholstering a Chair

Three years ago I wrote a blog post about upcycling, I was painting pieces of old furniture using Annie Solan chalk paint after reading what to do online, I just took the plunge and now my home has a few upcycled pieces. However, this time thanks to my awesome husband my Christmas present this year…

Stained nails from nail varnish how to remove

I hate it when you remove your nail varnish and your nails are stained yellow. Even with the use of a base coat, this happens at times. The only way to avoid this is to use a good base coat like Sally Hansen; I highly recommend their products. I decided to try some home remedies…

How to fix a broken nail

Don’t you hate it when your nails are the perfect length and then you catch a corner of the nail. I normally cut all my nails off if this happens and it’s always my thumb nails that suffer. About a month ago Mr N showed me a video that popped up on his news feed….

Upcycling using Decoupage 

During my pregnancy, I have felt I needed a project. I was 19 weeks at this stage and I didn’t want to start the nursery until we knew if we were going to be pink or blue. I know a week until we knew, but it seemed a long wait! As I hadn’t finished the…

Bringing life to the living room furniture

When moving in with your loved one, you end up with mismatched furniture. A mixture of hand-me-downs and pieces purchased for the previous places to make the home sweet home. This is something we experienced, with my upcycled pieces and the need for new pieces for the mountain of books we had. Even though we…

Homemade Breakfast Crunch Bars

Tackling that quick breakfast snack, I spoke about in my last blog Cinnamon muffins, I decided to try and test a breakfast bar. Having no clue what I was doing, I went head first in trying to make these by using ingredients in the back of my cupboard. • Oatmeal • Raisins • Date Syrup •…

Breakfast Cinnamon Muffins 

Scrolling through my Pinterest one morning, undecided what to have for breakfast, I come across a recipe for Cinnamon Buns. I am the worlds worse for remembering breakfast before work, so it would be easier to just grab something homemade, like a muffin. Lightbulb moment, I search for recipes for cinnamon muffins for breakfast. Luckily…

Mermaid Pie….because you all asked so nicely

If you have seen the film Waitress starring Keri Russell, then you have heard of mermaid pie. I love this film and have been making Mermaid Pie and Fall in Love Pie since watching it. As I have shared pictures and tweets regarding my Mermaid Pie making sessions, I always get asked what pie is…

Homemade Oat Milk – How To

 In early 2015, I discovered that I might have a slight intolerance to dairy! Bad news for me as I love cheese! After visiting my Doctor who said I couldn’t be tested for lactose intolerance, I just decided to give up milk and cream, I instantly started to feel better when drinking soya milk. I tried…

Surviving New Years Eve.

  It’s the end of the year again and whether you have had a good year or a disappointing year, it’s generally a messy ending. If you are out and about at a ticketed event or a house party, we normally see the new year in with a hangover and spend the day recovering, but…

How to make a Lampshade

2015 has been a crafty year for me and 2016 will be no different. With the crafty bug taking a bite, I am certainly hooked. I am also lucky to have one friend who is as crafty as me so together we are embarking on crafty adventures with workshops and courses around Gloucestershire. Our first…

Upcycling

I started upcycling old pieces of furniture after seeing a La De Da in Montpellier chalk painting furniture. Little did I know it would grow into a hobby. I was given an old toy box which was in desperate need of TLC, I purchased my first can of Annie Solan Paint without planning or thinking…