Top picks: Festival fashion.

Festival season is nearly upon us. I have to admit i’m not a big lover of the festival scene, in theory it should be my heaven.. but it really seems so impractical. queuing hours for a toilet, extremely overpriced beer and not to mention I’m 4 foot 11″ will I actually be able to see … [Read more…]

Sticky lemon drizzle cake.

  It’s May bank holiday weekend, there really isn’t a better time to bake a cake. And nothing says summer like this delicious sticky lemon drizzle cake. Its my all time favourite. I like it the day after its been made when the lemon sugar syrup has stuck with the icing sugar topping, a sweet … [Read more…]

Crafty stencilled bathroom floor.

We’ve lived in our current home since November 2013. During this time the living room has been decorated three times, the kitchen & girls’ bedroom twice, and every other room once. Except the bathroom – its never been touched. Bare walls and an awful blue rubber flooring, hardly the relaxing retreat in which I want … [Read more…]

Quick and easy mirror up-cycle.

 I’m a massive lover of car boots.. One mans junk is another mans treasure and all that. A few weeks ago I bagged a bargain with this massive mirror, It was just what I had been looking for size wise (minus the £100+ price tag) and we managed to get it for the grand sum … [Read more…]

Real chicken gravy – 5 easy steps.

Happy Sunday! Here in the Swain house we love Sundays. The door doesn’t get unlocked, pyjamas stay on, the TV shows a constant run of family friendly box sets and films (Modern Family & Harry potter being our favourite), we spend the whole day relaxing, just being, free of any stress that comes from having a busy … [Read more…]