10 Mental Health Benefits of a Clean Kitchen – Parents Article

Our homes at the moment have become our offices, our hang out spots, our entertaining sources, our playgrounds and much more. But how is it affecting us mentally? Can you spot the mental health benefits to keeping this new found isolation spot clean?  I don’t know about you but I feel the difference between when my house is messy and cluttered than I do once I have had a major clear out and cleaned it top to bottom. Don’t you? …

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Choosing Curtains for Crittall Windows by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

There’s been so much Covid-19 chat recently, I’ve been trying to occupy myself with other things to take my mind off it. We’ve been decorating like mad things and I’ve just ordered some new curtains for our sitting room. I’ve found that choosing curtains for Crittall windows can be tricky! Track or pole? How to measure; pick the right colour? Should you go with a pattern? There are so many different options when choosing curtains — trying to make the…

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Creating a Gallery wall with Desenio by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

‘This is a paid partnership with Desenio’ I’ve written about Desenio on the blog before. Their site is my ‘go-to’ for fabulous, inexpensive artwork and if you ever decide you’d like to have a go at creating a gallery wall at home, they’re one of the best places to look, as their website is a one-stop shop for affordable art. A New Look For Our Old Staircase  Since the CV Lockdown started, Mr D and I have been doing loads…

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Silentnight Comfort Control Mattress Topper Review by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

‘This is a paid partnership with QVC’ When I was asked recently if I’d conduct a Silentnight Comfort Control mattress topper review for my blog; I didn’t have to think for very long. Anyone that knows me, knows I love my bed. I definitely didn’t need to be asked twice. We changed our mattress a year or so ago, so it’s fairly new. But it’s a little too firm for my liking. Adding a topper to a hard — or…

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Updating a room with a radiator cover by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

Have you ever considered updating a room with a radiator cover? I’ve spoken about our ensuite bathroom before and how I was desperate to give it a makeover. Although it’s a nice sized room — with a lovely, old cast iron, roll-top bath — it was fairly bland; and uninspiring, to say the least. It certainly wouldn’t be winning any prizes for the most attractive bathroom award, that’s for sure. The base of the bath looked like it hadn’t been painted for…

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Kitchen Organisation When You’re Renovating – Parenting Twins Article

One of the things I’ve found the hardest, since we’ve been renovating our house is the kitchen organisation… Or lack of it. Washing up in the bath for weeks on end was definitely a low-point! Here are some kitchen organisation tips, that might help you if you’re planning on renovating your home. Sort Before You Start This might seem obvious but have a good think about what you’ll actually need when you’re renovating. If — like us — you’re going…

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Home Decor Trends 2020 – Lets Talk Mommy – Parents Article

As 2019 comes to an end, we can begin to prepare for the new interior design trends that will come in the new year. Here are some of the trends that are set to come in 2020, so that you can get ahead! Simply Neutral Out with the grey, and in with the neutral tones! In 2020, a hot new home décor trend will be the use of neutral tones to create a simplistic and chilled-out interior. The use of…

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Our Listed Home Renovation By The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

OK — so you know that for years I’ve been banging on about extending our home? But as our 16th century cottage is Grade 2 listed, a listed home renovation isn’t just as simple as getting planning permission and off you go. But undeterred, in October last year, we finally put in some plans to the council and on 20th February 2019 — after a false start and a lot of to-ing and fro-ing — our planning permission and listed…

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How to Make a Silk Flower Wreath Tutorial by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

The internet is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Want to learn to make a curry? Ask Google. Want to know how to get wax crayon off a table? Google it. Want to know how to make a silk flower wreath? Hopefully your search has sent you over to my blog! I’ve seen so many beautiful faux flower wreaths online recently — particularly on Instagram. They’re a lovely way to pretty up an entrance and can be created to tie in…

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A final guided tour of our upcycled caravan by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

It feels a bit sad to be writing this but the time has come for us to say goodbye to Dolly 2! We’ve bought another van and are planning another makeover project, so we’re looking for a new owner for our little upcycled caravan. She’s taken us on so many adventures — and given us so many amazing memories — over the last four and a half years. When we bought her she was in a pretty dire state; a…

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