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Honey, Almond Oil and Lavender Soap

Another idea for using Lavender heads is to make your own soap. There are various ways to do this and you can find out more about the different processes and what’s involved on the About Home Website. The great thing

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Make your own Lavender Bath Salts

Another great way to use up the dried Lavender harvested from my garden. A little pot of Lavender Bath Salts would make a lovely gift for a birthday, hostess or Christmas and it smells divine! Lavender has been used for

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Make a Lavender Bouquet

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use the tons of Lavender which grows in my garden. This is an idea I picked up from Pinterest last year and I’ve eventually got around to making it myself! This

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Holiday Packing

Packing for holidays can be a nightmare, especially where kids are involved (always check their bags if they are packing for themselves, 5 bikinis and no underwear rings a bell!). Even if you only have yourself to pack for it

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Small Outdoor Spaces

Having limited outdoor space can be a challenge when it comes to squeezing everything you want into confined quarters. However, it is possible to create an appealing place to sit, socialise and enjoy the sun, here are some great ideas

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10 Great Ideas for Tin Cans

As usual, Pinterest has been my inspiration for this post, I lose whole days of my life browsing that site! However, it is totally worth it when you discover upcycling gems such as these, I hope you enjoy them as

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How to Choose a Paint Colour

Spring is the traditional time for redecorating your home, perhaps it is something to do with the change in the light; longer days mean we have more time to notice imperfections! Once you’ve decided to do a bit of painting,

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Money to Burn?

This article appeared in one of my local publications: Heswall MagazineĀ and it really struck a chord with me as I have so many friends who have been adversely affected by this very subject. The author, Nick Belderbos (architects-direct), has very

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10 Great Recycling Ideas

Recycling, reusing, upcycling, these are all the buzz words in use now and there are some great ideas out there. I’ve been doing a bit of “digging” around and this post is the result: 10 Great Recycling Ideas. Use cheap

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How to Approach an Interior Design Project

Interior Design is one of those areas which can strike the fear of god into a person, it sounds so complicated, where do you start? Creating a beautiful, comfortable space that makes the best of what a home initially offers

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