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Nov 30 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on 8 Ways to Make Your Garden Look Chic on the Cheap

Improving your garden doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. You can make your garden look 10 times better, and even make it more functional by using these 8 techniques. Try them and see just how chic your garden can be for yourself! ...

Nov 22 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on Ways To Make Money On The Fly, And Have More Cash For Family Activities

If you’re a fan of family days out and like to treat yourself and your family every now and then, having a bit of extra cash can be very helpful. In addition to your existing income, there are many ways you can make extra money on the fly. In recent years we have been blessed with the internet, which has given us lots of new exciting ways to generate additional income. Here are some of them: ...

Oct 31 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on 5 Factors that Make Sleepers Ideal for Retaining Walls

You probably won’t have the freedom to choose whether to add a retaining wall to your garden. If flooding becomes an issue, a retaining wall generally becomes a necessity. However, you will have the freedom to choose the right material. ...

Oct 12 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on Honed Marble Makes Perfect Sense for Your Flooring

When you’re deciding on the right stone flooring, you need to consider factors beyond the type of stone. Also important is how the stone is finished, especially if you’re dealing with a variety as temperamental as marble. ...

Sep 19 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on The Importance of Window Repair for your Home

Windows are important in every home and commercial building; they provide natural, outdoor light and an undeniable architectural beauty. Maintaining the windows in your home or business is vital to make sure that the building lasts you a lifetime and provides you with the comfort and safety you and your family deserve. Ensuring that your windows are well looked after should be one of the major priorities on your home maintenance list. Having properly maintained windows will help...

Sep 06 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on How Waffles Helped us Totally Kill the School Fundraiser

My kids came home one day with a couple of those fundraising sheets we used to get back when I was still in school myself, which had me rolling my eyes before I could have a proper read at what turned out to be a rather exciting prospect. The idea was to raise funds for a brand new cricket pitch to be installed in one of the school yards and personally, I’m all for any such developments which contribute towards keeping the kids off the streets and away from trouble. ...

Jul 24 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on Why Is Green Oak Ideal for Frame Structures?

Green oak (also known as fresh sawn oak) is unseasoned, meaning that it hasn’t been allowed to dry out since being cut. Since it will dry out over time, changing shape a little and getting thinner as it does so, it’s a material that people often avoid using. That said, green oak does come with certain advantages that make it ideal for certain projects. For example, green oak can make an excellent choice if you’re looking for frame structures, and here are just three reasons...

Jul 20 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on The (Relished) Challenge of Redecorating an Inherited Home

My memory has me remembering visiting a recently deceased great aunt of mine exactly once ever in my life, at her lovely, quaint sea-facing cottage in the coastal hills and it was a case of all the kids being told to go play outside most of the time we were there because the interior didn’t quite seem to be child-friendly. The great aunt never married and never had children and that’s perhaps one of the reasons why I truly believed she wasn’t fond of me at all (I thought...

Feb 27 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on DIY Home Activities For Your Baby

These DIY home activities for your child are not only easy to set up, but they also promote your baby’s fine motor skills. They are appropriate for kids and vital for practicing their motor skills through sensory play. ...

Jan 29 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on Home Improvement 101: Go Green without Going Broke

Most people are aware of the environmental problem we’re facing, but they’re intimidated by one question – how much will it cost? Improving your lifestyle and preserving the planet can be affordable provided you organize well and focus your attention to specific aspects of life. Here are some budget-friendly ideas for creating a more sustainable lifestyle. ...

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