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Planning an edible garden

Planning an edible garden

The dream is to one day be completely self sufficient. I am realistic enough to know that this day is not just around the corner but that doesn't mean I lose focus on my aim. Every tiny step gets me closer to this life goal and at the moment I think it is worth us all just focusing on growing more fruit and veg than we did last year. It doesn't matter if that means you grew nothing last year - just start small with one or two things this year. I figured if I make it my goal to just top the...

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What is Steam Bending?

What is Steam Bending?

You might be wondering why we slog away bending pieces of wood outside on a cold, rainy day when we could easily just cut them out in a nice warm workshop. As with most things, there is a little more to it than that... I was definitely drawn to the ideas of implementing an age old process to create clean, modern furniture and fittings. But it's not just the age of the process which is fascinating.

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2019 Home Decor Trends

2019 Home Decor Trends

We aren't interested in fashion for the sake of fashion. Repainting a room each season just to 'fit in' seems wasteful. But looks can be important for any place you spend time in as it affects the way you think and feel.

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Meaningful resolutions

Meaningful resolutions

We all set out with such great intentions in the new year, but how many times have you set a New Years’ resolution that focuses on a negative? This year, I wanted to look at adding something of value to my life rather than focusing at what could be taken out. For a long time I have been wanted to read more but I have resisted it over the years. Recently, I got to a point where I decided that this could be such a positive change that the time had come to make it. I listen to a lot...

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How to prepare for a festive gathering that is simple but stylish

How to prepare for a festive gathering that is simple but stylish

During the past few years of being self employed we have missed out on one of those lovely winter treats - a work Christmas meal! This year we are hosting a self employed Christmas dinner for our friends who would otherwise be missing out on this December tradition too. I wanted to share my ideas for a simple but stylish gathering that would make even the largest of get-togethers feel special. I love hosting but a Christmas meal applies a bit more pressure doesn’t it? I think the key is to prepare as much in advance as possible so that...

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