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How to refresh your home for a new season?

January 15, 2020

By Ron Wolf   If you live in a house you have a lot of freedom, unlike when you’re living in an apartment. It gives you the freedom to decorate your home however you like, inside and outside. There is a lot of space to fill, especially if you have a yard. The exterior of your house is as important as the interior. Having your own home also means that you have to check up on the state of your…

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Affordable ways to give new life to old Furniture

November 11, 2019
An old armchair

By Sally Norton   So, you found some old pieces of furniture while decluttering your home, furniture that is now outdated, unsightly or even plain ugly? Or, you bought some interesting pieces at a thrift store or at a garage sale that could improve the look of your home after some revamping? All you need now is some good will, some effort, and some helpful tips from us. This process doesn’t even have to be expensive, as affordable ways to…

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How to Beautify Your Home for Maximum Curb Appeal

October 24, 2019

By Dylan Bartlett   When you pull up to your home, does it have a welcoming look and feel? If you get a lackluster impression when you return from work or errands, you need to up your curb appeal. Many people mistakenly believe that beautifying their home only matters when it’s time to sell. Nonsense. Transforming your home’s outward appearance increases your property value and boosts your pride in ownership. Here’s what to do.     1. Clear Away Any…

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Sewing for Beginners – Part 1

August 14, 2018

Oh, brother… I want to be the perfect seamstress so much! My mother and my sister are perfect at it, I have friends and follow other people that show so many beautiful things… and I keep on dreaming about it. So this Part 1 shows what I have researched about how being a Beginner and what to expect, and what tools can they start obtaining to start practising – yes I will be following my own advice.   Tools to get…

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Being DIY creative ready

August 10, 2018

I love DIY. Having studied Architecture for 2 years to then change to Interior Design, and growing up in a Building family, Planning and designing is something natural. I worked with all different spaces: Big and spacious, or small in need of practical solutions. If you ask me: I love the small ones and the brainstorm they can give you for some cool ideas to make it work. I love DIY. I am not a heavy duty/making furniture person, but…

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Decor Ideas Without No Damaged Walls

July 27, 2018

Once in a while, during the year, I like to add and refresh my home decor. Because some trends fade off and the excitement fades as well, and new things appear and is just a thing I do. A bit of DIY is always good to keep our creativity awake, so I decided to pick up some new things and roll my sleeves up and do it. The problem is that sometimes to exchange wall art, nails can fall off…

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Handcrafted Light with Cable and Cotton

July 27, 2018

Everyone loves a bit of DIY and decor. Specially if it’s for your home. I got Cable and Cotton’s string of lights from their website. I chose the colours I would like in my bedroom, as I was in a need of refreshing the decor of it. On the package you can find the cases for the lights, the lights with an USB cable, I added a wall plug to be more practical (an extra), and after that is a bit…

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Personalised Gifts for Father’s Day

June 5, 2017

It’s no news, by now, that I love personalized gifts. On any occasion, even if it’s a drawing or a homemade biscuit, I like to give a little bit of my love in something I do or any original idea from me, to show how much I care and that i made an effort towards the person. This Father’s Day is no exception and I recurred to Snapfish, to help my little RJ and make some original gifts for his…

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Christmas gifts made by you

December 15, 2016

As you know, and have been following me for a some years, I LOVE to make my own christmas presents. I think making something with love is the perfect gift. I don’t believe in buying love  with money or gifts, but showing to a person that you care about them and making a pretty or yummy thing, is a way to show you have them in your heart (oh am I being too mushy? Hey it’s Christmas!). Once more I…

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