A Natural Christmas Tablescape – AD

The Christmas table is probably my favourite element of decorating the house for Christmas, I love it (probably as I love eating & drinking so want somewhere well dressed to do so)! This year I’ve been very conscious of the throw away elements to a Christmas table, favours, napkins, crackers etc & have tried to cut back on as many of these things as possible. … Continue reading A Natural Christmas Tablescape – AD

Sustainable Natural Christmas Moodboard

This Christmas is going to be a little different to previous years and much more parred back due to us having recently downsized AND moved into rented (with all of the restrictions that go with that). This means that our Christmas decor, which is usually pretty OTT with the rustic vibe and fairy lights, twigs & wreaths hanging from every wall. Do you remember my … Continue reading Sustainable Natural Christmas Moodboard

A Natural Halloween

Don’t get me wrong, I love a themed few weeks in October where the majority of our activities are Halloween based & I love creating meals for our family with pumpkin & lots of sweet treats but what I don’t feel the need for is a mountain of cheap, throw away plastic decorations & costumes that every supermarket seems to put in our faces to … Continue reading A Natural Halloween

Upcycling with Gin (kind of) – AD

Anyone else need to keep every gin (or other spirit) bottle as they are just far too beautiful to throw away & they’re way too easy to upcycle? I keep them all & sometimes keep wine bottles too if they’re a good shape. Bottles are such a versatile item to upcycle, they can easily be made into lamps, vases or my personal favourite…candlesticks! You can … Continue reading Upcycling with Gin (kind of) – AD

Upcycling Furniture Challenge

Before Christmas Valspar paint challenged me to upcycle a piece of furniture using their standard wall emulsion and their primer. I was sceptical of the durability of using wall paint on a piece of furniture that was going to be getting a lot of wear and tear but went with it as if it worked (which it did, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this post!) … Continue reading Upcycling Furniture Challenge

Decking The Halls – 2018

It’s December…finally time to get the house decorated for Christmas and play Christmas music non-stop. I’m so excited, it’s my favourite time of the year and I have to admit there have been some festive decorations creeping into our home over the last week or so but I always leave the tree until the first weekend in December (a girl has to have some boundaries … Continue reading Decking The Halls – 2018