Snag The Cacti Trend In 5 Painless Buys

cactus decal

I’ve written a few times about my recent conversion to house plants and making a terrarium with my first little cacti friends was definitely a breakthrough moment. I’ve been seeing these prickly little plants popping up all over the place on Pinterest recently – both real and pictorial – so I thought it would be… 

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Epic Veggie Burgers for Meat-Free Monday

veggie burger

Do you follow the trend for Meat-Free Mondays too? I’m not vegetarian, but I do think that cutting down on eating meat is a small step everyone can take to benefit the environment and be a little more healthy too. Finding new ideas for Meat-Free Monday recipes can sometimes be a bit of a struggle… 

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Beautiful video of kantha quilts being made

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It’s always an exciting day when the new collection of kantha quilts arrives at Decorator’s Notebook. Each quilt takes about six days to make so we usually have several months to wait while the women at Basha carefully sew our quilts by hand, ready for their long journey from Bangladesh. But oh, how they are… 

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Styling Ideas For Double Sided Picture Frames

Double sided picture frame collage Decorator's Notebook shop

Nothing makes a present feel more thoughtful than an element of personalisation, but making something from scratch isn’t always possible. I think that’s why our double sided picture frames are so popular in the Decorator’s Notebook shop as they make it really quick and easy to make a special gift using photos, postcards, invitations, pressed… 

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Going Mad for Marble Kitchens

marble kitchen (450x450)

I’m someone who’s not generally into using a lot of bright colours to decorate my home, and one of the main things I grapple with is how to use muted shades without my rooms looking bland. I’ve come to learn that one of the best ways to add interest to a largely neutral home is to embrace… 

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Why, where and how to buy British flowers

Electric Daisy British Flowers

I love having fresh flowers in my home… the process of visiting the florist to choose them, returning home to arrange them in a favourite vase and placing them somewhere I’ll see them first thing in the morning to lift my spirits is one of life’s simple pleasures. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending Sisterhood… 

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How to make a terrarium

Terrarium DIY Decorator's Notebook

Historically, I’ve taken issue with house plants on this blog. But recently, I’ve been experiencing something of a conversion to terrariums. With these cute little indoor gardens I can move away from the straggling, dust-gathering house plants I remember from my student days to a neat and contained container of low-maintenance plants that even I can… 

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Weekend Recipe: Tangy Lime Pickle

Lime Pickle recipe 5

We get through a lot of limes in our household. When I spotted big bowlfuls of limes selling cheaply at the greengrocer around the corner I went a bit over-the-top and bought a huge bagful, more even than we could get through in mojitos and G&Ts (and that’s saying something). So, I want in search… 

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