Storage spaces are a lifesaver for those whose responsibility it is to keep everything neat and tidy. With enough storage, they have no need to try and guess where to squeeze stuff into as they pack them away. The problem is that most of us do not want our homes looking like it was built out of cupboards so what can we do? There are quite a few options that allow us to have the storage without it being obvious. Things that do not look like storage at all. Find a few examples of these hideaways below.… View Post

Welcome back to my A Few Favourite Things series.  This week I have Jane from Northern Mum showcasing her favourite things.  Read her blog posts for a refreshing take on what life is like as a parent.  For money saving tips check out her sister site From Spending to Saving.… View Post

A fine watch is a staple of every successful man or woman’s style. However, not everyone is ready to pay the full price of a Rolex or a Tag Heuer. If a brand new model is too much for your budget, perhaps you should consider a pre-owned watch instead.… View Post

It’s no secret that upcycling is in; a way to save money, reduce waste and be creative, it’s a cheap, chic and easy way to breathe new life into old products.  Moving away from the throw-away society that up until a few years ago we had found ourselves in.  There is now a call for a new take on the traditional mend and make do attitude by finding new uses for old furniture and accessories. Transforming items found around the home, car boot sales, and thrift stores along with items found loitering in family and friends garages.… View Post

From fruity treats and fairy cakes to tempting tray bakes and crowd-pleasing picnic cakes. Aldi is making baking easier than ever with its new summer baking collection.  Arriving in stores and online in time for the new series of the Great British Bake Off to begin next week on Channel 4.  So whether you are a fair weather baker, a fabulous home cook or just inspired by the creations from the show, there is something for each baker.  It’s time to get your kitchen ready for bake off.… View Post