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.
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!
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!
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!
A LOT of work has happened here over the last few months. After those initial weeks of demolition, ground work & pipe configurations, we got to build things back up. Slowly but surely this building site was turning into our home. Wow. There wasn’t much left of that old, smoke stained house and obviously we’re quite happy about that! Writing some details for you today so you can follow our process. And if you haven’t read the initial story, make sure to check out “Our New Home Renovation – Part I“!
It’s been a rather hectic time for our family. We bought a home, sold our old home, planned a renovation and then made that renovation happen and finally, we moved – ALL within the space of about 3 months. I’m sitting on the couch with a lovely tea and finally have some mind space to share some of our journey with you!
Life as a new mom has definitely made me more thankful for my morning cup of coffee. While I’ve never been one to drink coffee for it’s caffeine ‘to get me through the day’, every bit helps when your little one keeps you up during the night hours!
For years I’ve worked as a barista with specialty coffee. And while I love a good espresso, at home we stick to the more gentle filter brewing. With filter coffee it’s a lot easier to get a good extraction (meaning yummy coffee) with simple tools. Contrary to an espresso, filter coffee becomes better when it’s cooled down a little and brings out so much of the character of the beans you use. We love sharing a cup together on our mornings off, especially when there’s cinnamon rolls involved!