WAS A MONTH OF DECLUTTERING ACTUALLY WORTH IT?

With only a day to go until the end of April my month of decluttering is quickly drawing to a close. For those of you that do not know, I have decided to dedicate 12 months to a Happiness Project inspired by Gretchen Rubin whose own Happiness Project I have read innumerable times. The goal?…

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THE “S” WORD

I’m not getting enough of it. Even when I do its not great. It doesn’t last nearly as long as I want it to. Ladies, sadly, I think we might have all been in this boat at one time or another. I don’t mean to boast (I do a little) but, as a general rule,…

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THIS WEEK’S ECLECTIC MIX

Welcome to to the Eclectic Mix – it’s a new style of post where you can find all the things I’m thinking about at the moment. I hope you like it! Lusting  After This top from J Crew after spotting it at The Frugality‘s event last week in Chelsea. Why I did not buy it I…

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HAPPINESS PROJECT: LET THE SUN-SHRINE IN

One of the ideas that really captured my attention whilst reading Gretchen Rubin’s Happier At Home was the concept of “cultivating a shrine,” a shrine being a place in your home where a collection comes together; a place that enshrines passions and interests. Rubin’s shrines include shrines to her family (a Valentine’s Day photograph collection…

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SPRING CLEANING: HANDY TIPS TO SET STORE BY

I know, I know, I know. Skip to page 157 or thereabouts of The Magic Art of Tidying Up and it clearly says that fancy storage is the enemy. Fancy storage is the frenemy of those who cannot discard properly – it lulls you into a false sense of security. It pretends it is helping…

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SPRING CLEAN & DECLUTTER YOUR HOME: YOU KON-DO IT!

M, who in no way subscribes to self-help and indulges me sporadically more for a quiet life rather than anything else, refreshingly seemed to be taking the concept of “sparking joy” incredibly seriously. I was thrilled. He was on board. A moment later I felt his hand on my shoulder. “Hmm,” he said. “Does this…

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NO OLD (BEACH) BAGS PLEASE

Years ago now I bought, for the princely sum of £3, a canvas striped beach bag from Primark. It lasted me for years, went through the wash time and again, I used it to go to the beach, as a gym bag, when I moved house the innumerable times I moved house in the first…

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