A Dining Room Overhaul

If you read my blog regularly you will know that a couple of years ago we were fortunate enough to buy our first home. Interiors is one of my favourite topics to discuss or write about so here I go again! I'd happily speak to someone about paint swatches or grout colours over manicures and handbags any day of the week.

The house we bought was a lost cause to many people at first glance but upon viewing it both my partner and I could see past the avocado bathroom suite or the fact that it had no central heating because we could see it's potential and it just felt like home.

Once we got the keys to the house it was time to get stuck in because we had a very long journey ahead of us, it needed so much work. I didn't mind this because not only did it mean we bought a house at a bargain of a price but it also meant that we were able to have every room exactly how we envisioned it. We completed our renovations a few months back but one room I'm not entirely happy with has to be the dining room. I don't know if it's the fact that we don't use it or that it's just a bit boring or maybe it's both.

With this in mind I recently decided this needed a change and I thought one way to change my opinion on the room would be to deck it out with total new furniture and decor as ours is all currently all mismatched and leaves a bit more to be desired. I was recently browsing online at BoConcept Glasgow and I was so inspired by their wide range of modern and eclectic pieces that I just had to share a few of my favourites.

I think this modern bookcase would make a gorgeous focal point to any room! Not only is it pleasing on the eye but look at all the storage space it provides too! It ticks both boxes for me, aesthetically pleasing and functional too!

Next up we have this super suave modern armchair which I'm head over heels in love with. I can imagine myself curling up in it with a hot cup of tea and a good book. It doesn't just look chic and stylish but it also looks so comfortable too. 

One of the issues we have with our dining room is that with it being at the back of the house it doesn't get much light so we have to make the most of artificial lighting. We have quiet a few lamps in there at the moment but we are yet to get a main floor lamp like this one. It would match my theme and colour scheme to a tee and would also add a touch of sophistication to the room. 

Last but certainly not least we have this modern and contemporary side table. Now this is something that I wouldn't usually go for but I need to take a step out of my comfort zone and go for something a little bit more exciting and I think this piece really is just that!

Do you have a room in your house that leaves you a little uninspired? Or let me know which out of these pieces is your favourite! 

- This is a PR Collaboration. 


Project 365 - Week 29

17th July - 23rd July








Last week we had a pretty rubbish week with Noah being unwell but thankfully this week has been great. Noah's been better and we've had lovely weather too! We've spent lots of time outdoors, spending time with family, we've had the paddling pool out, been for walks and yesterday went to Blackpool for the afternoon and had such a great day! Blackpool is one of Noah's favourite places and he'd spend hours on the 2p machines, grabber machines and the rides! Now the weather has picked back up we'll certainly be taking more trips to the seaside!

What have you been up to this week?


Num Noms Series 2 - Competition

Earlier this year Num Noms caused frenzy with the introduction of the delicious, stackable and totally wacky collectables. After selling out across the globe the Num Noms are back with even more tasty flavours! Introducing series 2! 
Fans of Num Noms can now add to their collections with savoury flavours inspired by brunch dishes, such as Becca Bacon, delicious pizza flavours including Mozza Rella, sophisticated sushi snacks and yummy dinner foods. Plus, there are even more tasty sweet flavours inspired by fairground foods, freezie pops cupcakes and ice creams! 
Uniquely scented, each Num and Nom character is full of surprises. Nums are the outer, soft squishy, hollow characters that nestle on top of Noms, which are either fun scented stamps, motorized, lovely lip glosses or a funky eraser. 
Num Noms Starter Packs - £8.99 
Each starter pack includes three Nums and one motorised Nom, plus a container, accessory, and collector’s menu. You can choose from different starter packs including Brunch Bunch, Pizza Party and Freezie Pops. 

Num Nom Mystery Blinds Packs - £2.99 
What flavour will you get? Includes a Num and a surprised flavoured lip-gloss or stamps, in a super cool yogurt styled mystery pot. 

We love the inclusion of savoury varieties and there are now hundreds of different Num Noms to collect. We are so excited and looking forward to expanding our collection!

To celebrate series 2 I'm giving you the chance to win a Num Noms starter pack and mystery pot! To enter all you need to do is use the Gleam form below. Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions

Num Noms Starter Pack & Mystery Pot

Terms & Conditions.                                                                                                 
1. There will be 1 winner who will win 1 random starter pack and 1 mystery pot.
2. Prize supplied directly from the PR. 
3. Competition ends 28/08/16
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified. 
5. UK entries only.


Garden Party Hosting Hacks: Lighting Tips

Being a host in any situation can be very daunting – but fear not. Lighting is a shortcut to looking like you’ve put a lot of effort in. This post takes a look at how outdoor lighting can be your best friend for a quick and easy way to get any outdoor space looking like it’s fresh from a Pinterest board – minimal effort required. These tips are ideal for all sorts of garden-held events like birthdays, barbecues, or a summer soiree with family or friends.

Festoon Fun
First up, festoons really are your friends. A string of lights draped around the edges of your garden fences, or overhead of you got hanging space, work wonders to transform a dull yard into an inviting and glowing party space. Here are some fail safe festoon lighting positioning ideas:
* Drape string lights around doorways.
* Use tall garden furniture like archways, pergolas, trellises and even any trees you might have to hang outdoor lights.
* Use larger heavy duty outdoor lamps to light up walkways and paths overhead

Festive Decoration
Festoon lights are great for their simplicity. They also give a sense of the ‘village fete’ or fairground atmosphere that can work really well if you have a similar theme for your party. If you want to mix it up a little, you can make DIY shades or get fun shades from places like Cox & Cox online. Why not partner your festoons with some bunting or lone hanging lanterns for an extra summery feel?

Table Lighting on the Cheap
Now, if you’re centring your party around food or drink, you’ve got to think about your table presentation and evening mood lighting. If you’re organising a kid’s party, candles aren’t the best idea if they’re unattended by an adult, but for night time grownups only they are a fantastic choice.
* Buy tea lights for cheap in bulk from almost any supermarket 
* Invest in some tea light holders or recycle some clean glass jars for a homemade feel.

Set the Mood with Candlelight
Candles are great to kindle the mood with the gentle flicker of the flame; you never know; you could be kindling something more. Candlelight looks glorious on summer evenings and makes for a truly festive and charming atmosphere. Make sure you don’t overdo it; less can be more in some cases, so don’t overload your home with the bright stuff – you’ll want to keep a sense of night time mystery rather than copy that neighbour who goes a little over the top at Christmas time. There’s always one.

Do you have any tips you would like to share?

- This is a PR collaboration.