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House tour of our first home part 2 – the first floor

First home finished master bedroom

Last week I showed you around the ground floor of our finished first home. I really need to get a shift on so that I can show you our new home! So this week, I thought I would move onto a house tour of our first home part 2 – the first floor. As I mentioned in my previous post, our first home was really small and there were only 3 rooms upstairs. I separated the house tour into 2…

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House tour of our first home part 1 – the ground floor

Living room after

Okay so I’ve been completely and utterly useless at posting recently. But it’s been for a good reason – we’ve moved house! I can’t wait to show you our new home, but first I wanted to do a house tour of the home we’ve left behind to begin a new chapter.  After trying to make this post into a full house tour, as the house was really very small, I realised it was still going to a mammoth post. Not…

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5 tips for buying your first home

5 tips for buying your first home

Back in 2011, we bought our first home. I was so excited but I also felt pretty unprepared. I felt like I didn’t know what on earth I was doing. After everything we’ve learned, these are my 5 tips for buying your first home.   1: Be prepared to compromise When you’re getting onto the first step of the property ladder, there’s always going to be things that you will need to compromise on. It’s all about prioritising the most…

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Printiki photos: updating the memories in our home

Printiki photos

To me, having photos around the house really turns a house into a home. I love to personalise our home with photos that remind me of wonderful memories. As I mentioned in last week’s catch up post, printing off photos is something I hardly do anymore. I’ve been noticing for quite some time that the photos in most of our frames are pretty old now. It’s such a shame to have so many memories just sat on my computer screen…

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Dunelm clearance: my top picks of the bargains!

Dunelm clearance picks

Dunelm is one of the shops that I’ve purchased lots of homeware items from over the years. They were so useful when I moved away to university and needed lots of basic pieces at a good price. Several things I bought for university have stood the test of time and we still use today, so they were obviously good value! There’s currently a Dunelm clearance taking place with some absolute bargains, so I thought I would share my favourite picks…

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How and why to stop focusing on having a Pinterest worthy home

How and why to stop focusing on having a Pinterest worthy home

Full of inspiring and motivational imagery, Pinterest is one of my favourite sites to browse. I find scrolling through the photos on there to be rather addictive. Most of the images on Pinterest are of seriously stylish bedrooms and living rooms, luxurious bathrooms and impeccably maintained gardens. I love looking at these kinds of images. I find them to be a wonderful source of inspiration. They fill me with ideas for the way I would like our dream house to…

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Finding shoe storage to fit a small space

Shoe storage to fit a small space

Having shoe storage close to the front door can be really helpful, particularly if you like to remove shoes as soon as you enter the house. Finding a solution to fit in a small space can be tricky, particularly trying to find something that is low in cost. I was looking for a cabinet to store a small number of shoes next to our front door for quite some time. We don’t have a hallway – the front door opens…

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Small updates to our bathroom: getting the luxe look for less

Over the last few months, we’ve made a few small changes to our bathroom. These bathroom updates haven’t cost much at all, but they’ve made such a difference. We completely renovated the bathroom when we moved in. You can see the before and after photos in my Bathroom reveal post. We were so happy with it, but after living here for over 6 years, there were some updates we wanted to make. I’ve been looking for a new bathroom cabinet…

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