Home & Interiors

Romance and Renovation

The trials and tribulations of keeping the love alive whilst the builders are in! 

When we embarked on renovating our home, I thought the most challenging thing was going to be whether we could afford it and if we would be able to get the right tradesmen in to do…

4 min

A Room With A Twist

Creating a family room that really works for the whole family

I’m sitting in the local Costa café trying to enjoy a relaxing 10 minutes of what has been an otherwise disastrous day. The type where the car doesn’t want to start in the morning, you are…

3 min

Scrumbles Living – Part 4

The painters are booked!

The painters are booked! They’ll be with us in a few weeks’ time and to say we’re excited is an understatement. We know it will be chaos for a bit, and we’ll all be camping in…

4 min

Building The Dream, Chapter 3: Walls

Documenting the trials and tribulations of our self build home

Aaaaand breathe. This past month has not been easy. For the first time, I have actually started to wonder if it’s all worth the hassle. But following one of the biggest ever (and very few) arguments…

10 min

Scrumbles Living – Building our family home in the New Forest

Part 4: The bathroom makeover

Now we’re onto the fun bit. I’ve absolutely loved building our house and getting involved with all the planning and design details but I must admit to feeling very overwhelmed by decisions at times. I really…

6 min

Building the Dream, Chapter Two: A New Life

Documenting the trials and tribulations of our self build home

I wish I could tell you I am taking everything in my stride and this whole self-build malarkey is a breeze and that we are total pros at this, but in fact I am writing this…

5 min

Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home

Interior decor & style

Is it a bit too late to still be saying Happy New Year? I still feel like it is new year – I mean it is only in the month of January I have a roller coaster…

4 min

Building the Dream, Chapter One: Laying The Foundations

Documenting the trials and tribulations of our self build home

Well hello, darling lovely ones!! How very exciting to be writing my first feature as a regular contributor to A Life Loved. I think I can speak for all of us when I say I am…

11 min