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Tips for a versatile home entertaining space
in Home décor, Interiors, Life

Tips for a versatile home entertaining space

For the past 6 years, I’ve lived in smallish rental flats or house shares – which can make entertaining guests pretty difficult. This has been a bit rubbish, because I absolutely love hosting parties and get-togethers. However… as regular readers will know, I recently bought my first house (!!). FINALLY I have a good space for dinner parties, games nights, the odd bit of drunken dancing… okay, regular drunken dancing… Today, I’m teaming up with Barker and Stonehouse to share…

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DIY geometric wooden coasters - click for more
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Wood

DIY wooden coasters (with geometric colour block design)

Not gonna lie, I struggled to write this blog post. Why? Because I didn’t want to tear myself away from my new tools! I’ve spent the past week pretty much glued to my new jigsaw and workbench, kindly sent to me by the guys over at FFX. Holy guacamole I LOVE them. It’s like a whole new world of crafting and DIY has been unlocked! One of the very first jigsaw projects I’ve embarked on is this set of DIY…

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DIY tweed moustache handwarmer - click through for more
in DIY + Crafts, Sewing

DIY tweed hand warmer (moustache shaped!)

Crikey, it’s a bit cold isn’t it?! Here in the UK, the frosty winter mornings have been sweeping across the country – and Brits have been responding in style, with wooly jumpers and bobble hats galore. I don’t know about you, but I actually love the cold weather. I like wrapping up warm and going for a walk over frozen terrain. But you know what I don’t like? Cold hands! Ain’t nobody got time for that. That’s why I whipped…

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Mid century modern Scandinavian style living room
in Home décor, Interiors, Life

Behind the scenes: new house update

Eeeeek I’m so excited for this blog post! Why? Because I’m going to be taking you on a little tour around my new house! We’ve not finished decorating (or even unpacking…) yet, but I couldn’t resist giving you a quick update on our progress so far. But before we start the tour, let’s back it up a little… last April, Gareth (my partner) and I set the ball rolling with buying our very first house. We settled on a new…

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Easy and cheap overnight oats recipe
in Recipe, Savoury, Sweet

My cheap and easy overnight oats recipe

I’m just gonna throw a quick disclaimer out there: if you’re one of those people that somehow manages to skip breakfast, then this post is not for you. I am definitely not one of those people! I LOVE breakfast. I love it weird amounts. It’s legit one of the first things I think of when I wake up. Yep, I’m a sucker for food… Anyway, moving on… For the past 12 months or so, I’ve been making overnight oats to enjoy for breakfast….

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in Life, Video

Watch my 2016 “1 second a day” video!

I can’t quite believe it, but this blog post has been a whole YEAR in the making! I feel like it needs a drumroll! Ah what the heck… *taps on desk to mimic drumroll*… I’m finally able to share my 1 second a day video with you! For those that aren’t aware, let’s cast our mind waaay back at the start of 2016. I set myself the challenge of recording 1 second of video footage every single day for a…

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2017 New Year Resolutions The Crafty Gentleman
in Life

2017 resolutions (and looking back on 2016)

Now, I’m really not one for the whole “new year, new me” mantra… I think: why wait until January to make improvements to your life? However, there is something undeniably special about a new year, which lends itself well to the process of goal setting. That’s why I like to use it as an excuse to set myself creative challenges for the coming 12 months. Looking back on 2016 Last year, I set myself one main creative challenge: to learn…

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in Life

My 2016 highlights

I hope you guys had an amazing Christmas day yesterday! I’m currently slobbing out on the sofa at my mum’s, stuffing myself with chocolates and English tea, with my new vinyls playing in the background. That’s what the festive season is all about, right?! This year has been amazing for me and my little business. I’ve grown my blog substantially, made so many new crafty friends and have worked on some of my most exciting projects yet. I cannot thank you enough…

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