I Only Clean Up When The Kids Are Awake

cleaning up

When my first born was a baby, I used to anxiously wait until she was asleep, then I would whisk through the house and clean up. When she woke up, I would be all eyes on her, sitting and playing and taking care of her until at last she would fall asleep again. Repeat.

6 Things I love About Smaller Homes

things I love about smaller homes

Yesterday we put a rental application in on a house – a whole house – that has easily twice the space of our current home, and I’m crossing all my fingers and toes that we are accepted. It has two living rooms, 4 bedrooms, and more cupboards than I’d know what to do with!

What I Love About IKEA

what I love about ikea

Firstly, this was written our of pure, genuine enthusiasm for all things Ikea. I love the food, the furniture, the design, the space saving ideas, the bargains, the feeling that anything is possible – I just love the adventure of it all.

So let me take you through all the things I love about Ikea. It’s something we do fairly often as a family – we just go to Ikea to walk around, have a look, touch, sit, play, open, design, dream and eat.

What Does Your House Say About You?

Do you know those ads that trying to make us feel like everyone is judging us on the cleanliness of our homes to make us buy their products? The Harpic toilet clean ads with the line “What does your loo say about you?” ads, or the “Ajax Spray and wipe” ads where someone has unexpected visitors and runs around cleaning their house so nobody ever knows that they live the way they live! Am I alone in thinking that your toilet says nothing about you? Except that you clearly have indoor plumping! Winning! But otherwise – I know I’ve never inspected anyone else’s loo and made an assessment on their character based on it’s condition.