Monday, 6 March 2017

Keeping your home clean and tidy (& stylish!) with pets


Keeping your home clean and tidy with pets from dovecottageblog.com

Last year we welcomed the bundle of joy/mess/general insanity that is Betsy our Maltese-Poodle cross puppy. Whilst I've always wanted a fur baby of our own, I'm not too ashamed to admit that the affect a pet might have on our home (and my borderline OCD-level of cleanliness) worried me. However, while we've had our fair share of doggy-diarrhoea-on-my-favourite-rug incidents, I think (or I hope) I've managed to keep my home looking fairly neat and tidy, despite the inevitable whirlwind of mess and energy an animal brings.

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Brighten up your home for Spring with Laura Ashley

How I have used decor and accessories to brighten up my home for the new spring season. Featuring some beautiful, floral kitchen and dining items from Laura Ashley to add colour and warmth to my small, gloomy dining room.
*This is a collaborative post*

Is it just me or is anybody else totally over winter?! I'm so bored of gloomy grey skies and have been longing for a bit of warmth in the air and colour in the garden.

So I'm really excited to be sharing this with you - I'm featured as a guest blogger over on the Laura Ashley blog today! I'm talking about their beautiful new Floral Heritage range, and sharing how I've used some of their stunning bits as a way of injecting a bit of spring time colour into my home.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

How to nail the tropical trend in your home - No redecorating needed!

How to incorporate the latest interior design trend into your home, using just tropical accessories, decor and homewares available now on the high street, without the need for redecorating, and on a budget.

I don't know about you, but I'm absolutely loving the tropical trend that seems to be everywhere at the moment. It's so bright and beautiful, and adds a fresh twist to any room - perfect for the warmer months. However, while you might not want to completely redecorate, it can be quite easy and cheap to incorporate this look into your home using just accessories and decor.
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Saturday, 18 February 2017

A-Z of buying your first home

A-Z of technical terms and jargon when buying your first home

Buying your first home can be a very exciting, but sometimes an overwhelming experience. When me and my husband were in the process of buying our home, I found I had to learn lots of complicated jargon and technical processes very quickly, so thought it might be helpful to put together a quick A-Z guide to buying a house, including everything first time buyers need to know when in the process of getting the keys to their first place.

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Update your home for Spring for £15 or less

Update your interior design for Spring, adding spring inspired colours, decor and accessories into your home cheaply and without the need for redecorating, using my pick of the best interiors from high street for Spring 2017, all for less than £15

I'm a huge fan of changing things about in my home and tweaking the interiors with the changing seasons (I've previously blogged about updating my home for Autumn, Winter and Valentine's Day), and love a mini-redecoration once the warmer weather is on its way.

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Valentines Day Decor - My Pick from the high street

*This is a collaborative post in parts*
Decorate your home for Valentine’s Day with my pick of the best heart and love themed home decor items and interiors from the UK high street

As you probably know by now, I'm a huge fan of updating my home for the new season, be it for AutumnChristmas, or even Valentines Day! I just love changing things around and adding something new to my home. So I've had a look at some of the best new pieces on the high street to add a bit of romance into your home this February 14th.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Recipe: Turkey Burgers with Spiralized Vegetables

*This is a collaborative post*

It's that time of year when everyone seems to be on a bit of a health kick, but if you're anything like me, healthy meals aren't always the most appetising - especially during the cold weather when you just want to binge on stodge. 
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