The Monochrome Edit | Homeware Wishlist

The Monochrome Edit | Homeware Wishlist

1. Candle | £12 | Flamingo Candles
2. Square Dining Set | £39.50 | Marks & Spencer
3. Place Mats | £10.49 | Dunelm
4. Cake Stand | £24.99 | Amazon
5. Weekly Organiser | £45 | Next Home

As we get closer to the start of university, I am getting more and more excited at the prospect of moving back to Hull. My boyfriend and I will be living in a two bedroom house just a five minute walk away from the university and we can’t wait to move in together. We had a couple of problems when we first got the keys, including a horrific stained kitchen carpet and a faulty gas cooker that tried to set fire to me when I turned it on, but thankfully our landlords have taken them to the tip and now we’re ready to move in properly. The house doesn’t feel particularly homely at the moment, but with the help of some stylish monochromatic accessories like these I’m sure we’ll have our own little home away from home in no time.

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IKEA Hack – Vackis Alarm Clock

IKEA Hack - Vackis Alarm Clock

I don’t know about you, but I adore visiting IKEA. The beautiful designs, the low prices, the promise of a Quorn hot dog at the end… I revert into a five-year-old version of myself and go a bit nuts, running around to take in as much inspiration as I can. Some of my favourite things to look at on Pinterest are IKEA Hacks, which are simple ways to modify products from IKEA’s extensive range to more suit your style and taste. Inspired by IKEA hacking and the Pinterest favourite that is washi tape, I had a go at modifying one of IKEA’s cheapest yet most functional products – the Vackis alarm clock.

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Review: The Melt Crowd by Flamingo Candles (July Box)

Review: The Melt Crowd by Flamingo Candles (July Box)

It’s been a while since I posted, hasn’t it? Between working and sorting through everything in my bedroom for the first time in nine years (!), I haven’t had any time for blogging! Nevertheless, I’m back with a review of possibly the nicest-smelling monthly subscription box around.

I have to admit, since moving to university I have become a total candle addict. Whenever I end up in the homeware section of a supermarket, I make a beeline towards the home fragrance section and I can never seem to resist throwing a couple of votives or tea lights into our trolley. So when I heard about a new monthly wax melt subscription box, I had to find out more.

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Holiday Souvenir Ideas That Aren’t Useless Junk

Holiday Souvenir Ideas That Aren't Useless Junk

Greetings from Spain!

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with me on Twitter, I’m currently on holiday in Spain and I’m absolutely loving it! Ten whole days of shopping, relaxing on the beach and swimming around in my new bikini – oh, and a bit of blogging too!

Being on holiday has got me thinking about souvenirs, and what I should be bringing back for myself, my friends and my family. I love to bring back little mementos when I go away, and it’s a great way to share your enjoyment with your loved ones, letting them know that you didn’t forget about them when you were on holiday. However, it can sometimes be difficult to think beyond the typical crap sold in tourist trap shops. Everywhere I look I see tacky little souvenir shops selling keyrings, ashtrays and miscellaneous objects that I can only really describe as tat. I don’t want to bring back a load of old clutter, I wanted to bring back more meaningful items than the offerings of the kiosks just off the beach. At first I was lacking inspiration, but looking around the town of Calpe yesterday gave me plenty of ideas I’d love to share with you!

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