One House, Two Very Different First Birthdays

One House, Two Very Different First Birthdays

There are definitely moments when you are knee deep in rubble, power tools and paint samples where you come to think this must be your life forever.  Will I ever rest my fingers on a surface in this house and it not be covered in a thick layer of dust?  (Probably not, actually!)  Or will we ever have a house without lights hanging precariously from the walls, a rug covering up untiled surfaces, or living a life where you frequent Homebase more than your local pub?!

The little mistakes we made when rushing our renovation (& how we learnt from them)

The little mistakes we made when rushing our renovation (& how we learnt from them)

As first time home owners there are certainly many things you have to consider that I'd never even thought of before.  Now don't get me wrong, I am really happy with the overall finish and we certainly have made a huge aesthetic transformation to what we started with, but there are some aspects that I would do differently if I could...

8 Tips for Completing DIY Around Young Children

8 Tips for Completing DIY Around Young Children

People often ask us how on earth we do it all whilst looking after the children and to be honest with you, there is no magic answer.  There is no wand that turns a dingy and dated hallway into a new fresh, practical and modern entrance unless you're willing to put in the hard work (or hard-earned cash).  Whilst we don't have much of the latter, we have attempted (and completed) many DIY jobs around the house so here's a few tips that we've learnt along the way...

A Family Bathroom Transformation that is Practical, Stylish and Budget Friendly

A Family Bathroom Transformation that is Practical, Stylish and Budget Friendly

When we picked up the keys for our first home 'The Otto House', we had three weeks to get it ready for our little family. At the time Darcey had just turned one, and although a walk in shower with large white plastic handrails and a fold down seat may be welcoming for a weary mama after a long sleepness night, it certainly didn't please me aesthetically...