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    Budget shopping spree glee

    by  • October 27, 2014 • Crafting, Living, Organising • 0 Comments

    I simply adore a bargain. And not the secret kind that fools people. I love to talk about my bargains. And tell people exactly how smart I am for spending so little on something so fab.

    Which is why I made a pilgrimage to Hema this weekend, and it was well worth it…

    In case you hadn’t heard, Hema is a Dutch chain of mini department stores stocking everything from clothing and make-up to homeware, stationery and kids stuff at really very reasonable prices. I first came across the chain in Amsterdam two years ago and I have longed for the day it would grace our shores ever since.

    And unlike other foreign retailers, it brought its A-game to the UK from the launch.
    The UK shops are small, so while the website is packed with great stuff, the three local locations (London Victoria, Bromley & Kingston) are only an edit of the whole collection, focusing mainly on homeware and stationery – good for me as those are two of my passions. So as you can imagine, I bought loads, including…

    Hema shopping spree

    …disposable table linens, Christmas decs, stamps and ink pads, storage and crafty stickers, buttons and iron-on patches. And could have bought much much more.

    Check out Hemashop.com/gb for their full UK collection and if you’re worried that what you want might not be in store, they offer delivery or an in-store click and collect service.

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    Get ready to make it festive

    by  • October 22, 2014 • Organising • 0 Comments

    If you think it’s too early to talk Christmas, then you are more organised than I.

    Two months is the minimum I need to plan, shop for, collect, make, bake, wrap and deliver everything that is meant to make the season merry and bright…

    Thank goodness for a bit of inspiration, especially in the form of Make It Christmas.

    Make It Christmas cover

    The amazing new special edition has Christmas wrapped up, with festive decorating ideas and fab finishing touches to well and truly deck your halls.

    Make It ChristmasAnd it is divided into six themes to help you hone in on the look you love and apply as much or as little to your festive life as you like.

    Make It Christmas

    The print edition is available now from where all the best magazines are sold, or download the digital edition here. Happy planning!

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    Just add desk…

    by  • September 12, 2014 • Organising • 0 Comments

    In the quest to put together my imagined home office, I put the new Ideal Home Boutique to the test. It was so easy to get carried away and compose a look (from a mix of my desired styles) from the collections available.

    The Ideal Home Boutique is packed with hundreds of affordable and slick furniture and homeware (no shiny new shoes, though) and creating my mid-Century-meets-monochrome-with-a-whisper-of-contemporary-country look was a breeze…

    Worldstores home office style1 – Corner shelf | 2 – Alligator cushion | 3 – Leon cushion | 4 – Wall light | 5 – Pendant light | 6 – Wall clock | 7 – Biscay rug | 8 – Windsor chair

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