This time of year has got to be one of my favourites. When summer merges into autumn, when we pull out the jeans and sweaters yet are still surprised by burst of warm days to soak up that late summer sun. Some trees are starting to show off their autumnal colours, there’s pumpkin spiced everything and then those crisp, early mornings! Ahh. For me this time of year always comes with a yearning to make our home cozy inside. I am giving you some free home decor ideas for late summer going into fall to make your home inviting & cozy for this season, while keeping it minimal & natural. Let’s get started!
It’s an understatement to say that getting a coat rack sorted after moving house is not our strongest point. It’s one of those things that seem to take FOR-EVER and I’m not even sure why! We have lived in our home for 9 months now and all that time any visitor would awkwardly throw their coat over the couch due to a lack of a better option. Anyone else recognise this or are we the only ones? But hey, we just managed to get our act together – and just in case you’re also in the ‘no coat rack’ tribe and you’d like to sort that out: I got you covered. Today I’ll be sharing a full tutorial including lots of progress photos so you can make your very own DIY accordion coat rack too.
We love a good cup of coffee at our home. We often share a lovely brew in the morning together, and even our two year old wants to join in now (but not quite sure how we’ll go about that one, ha). When you source delicious coffee, it’s all the more important to brew it the right way to get the most out of those beans. And clean equipment is where that starts! For a long time I struggled to get my Chemex clean, until I figured out how simple and easy it can be. Only one simple ingredient and a little time, no scrubbing needed. Let’s get started!
Guys, I’m excited about this one. If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you might know that I’m a big fan of reusing, thrifting and second hand – and today I’m sharing my latest project. I turned some old & tired little drawer tables into the most perfect floating bedside tables that pretty much look like new…I’ll be sharing the process from start to finish with step by step pictures and instructions on how I created this look and how you can make your own!
Spring is knocking on our door! It’s only a matter of days before we can officially welcome the season of new beginnings…These early spring days hold something special, right?. And to most of us, it does something on the inside too – a little hunch to clean out, prepare, get ready for what’s ahead. Yes, I’m talking about spring cleaning here. And before you pull out your bucket of cleaning supplies from under the sink, I’ve got some easy steps for you to follow for a wholesome and natural spring clean!
I’m sipping on a cup of filter coffee from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. This is a favourite coffee growing region for many, and it’s always been one of my personal picks too. Clean, bright and fruity and floral. Wow. Coffee can be pretty delicious he? But there can be a true frustration when you try to recreate those perfect coffees from your local cafe in your own kitchen. In all my years working as a barista I would almost daily have conversations with customers about their home set up and why they didn’t get the results they wanted. Oftentimes it was the simplest of tweaks that helped to improve their brews. So I’m here to share five of those tips to instantly make better coffee at home.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been working on our garden space. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might know that we bought a house last summer and have been busy renovating it to turn it into our family home. I’m so thankful we got to start on our garden already, as I would love to make the most of the coming spring season. It’s been my dream to have our own garden for a long time – I’ve always just had a balcony (which has also been amazing for growing some herbs and veg) until we moved into this home. I’d love to take you along on this journey with us – we are first time gardeners and will do most of this on a DIY & low budget basis. Let’s get on our small garden transformation!
We have a pretty good deal in our house. I love cooking, and I take care of our meals pretty much every day. My husband loves being left in the kitchen afterwards – doing the dishes, putting things away and leaving the kitchen ready for a new day. I would say I’ve got the better end of this deal, yet my husband would claim the same. That’s what I call a win-win!
Our living room consists of a pretty basic set up of a comfy couch, a space for toys & books and a lovely rug. There’s no TV. It’s not hiding inside a cabinet or behind a curtain, we just don’t own one. This topic regularly comes up whenever we have guests around, and I thought it could be helpful to share about some reasons why we don’t own a TV + an alternative that works great for us!