Why (and How) You Should Display Your Family Photos

Why (and How) You Should Display Your Family Photos

Have you ever given much thought to what goes on your walls? Displaying your cherished family photos may seem un-trendy, but there are lots of reasons why doing so can really enhance your family’s well-being. This article tells you how, and gives some practical tips on displaying your photos that I hope you’ll find useful.

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Ten Lovely and Inexpensive Gifts for Children

Ten Lovely and Inexpensive Gifts for Children

It can be tricky knowing what to give to children that aren’t your own. Ideally you have to find something that not only the child will like but that’s tasteful enough for their parents to like too. This article is a round-up of some of the lovely and inexpensive gifts for children that my children have been given that we’ve really liked and have stood the test of time. I hope you like them too.

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Three Basic Rules of Gallery Walls

Three Basic Rules of Gallery Walls

A gallery wall is one of the best ways of injecting personality into your home. There is no right or wrong way of doing it, and by definition each and every gallery wall will be different. A gallery wall is a collection of photographs and/or other artwork and artifacts displayed cohesively together on one wall. I have a gallery wall in almost every room in my house (overkill?) and so I’ve had a little think about what makes them work.

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Five Elements of a Great Family Kitchen

Five Elements of a Great Family Kitchen

The family kitchen/diner is arguably the most important room in the house. Ours kitchen was the room that sold us the house and the room we spend most of our time in. I get a lot of comments that it has a great feel to it but importantly it works for our family of 4 on a really practical level too. In this article I’ve tried to pick out some of the the reasons why I think it works as a great family kitchen.

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How to be a Happier Family by Changing One Meal

How to be a Happier Family by Changing One Meal

A few weeks ago, we made a culinary leap from having a hot meal on a Saturday evening to a cold one. Yes, in Winter. A sort of indoor picnic. A low-maintenance smorgasbord, if you will. It’s a bit of a revelation, so I wanted to share.By converting to a cold supper every Saturday we have decreased the tension and stress around at least one of our family meals so that we can genuinely share a hygge moment together. And I believe that’s what family life should really be all about.

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How to Make a Tissue Tassel Garland

How to Make a Tissue Tassel Garland

This was so super easy to make. I like it because it brings a bit of fun, and some lovely colour and texture to the gallery wall in my daughter’s room. And I made it! I think it’s nice to teach her to value creativity and all things homemade. Once it’s made you can move it around the house for celebrations and parties as well. Happy crafting!

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