Setting Up A Small Business At Home

Working from home can create that flexibility we all crave, in how you spend your time and make your money. It can give you freedom to work the hours you want, to suit your needs and life without the 9-5. But it isn't a quick process and it doesn't guarantee financial success, and sometimes it doesn't work at all.

My first website has been running for 8 years now, and it hasn't been without its ups and downs, with threats to pack it all in, and wanting to ignore every email I receive, but hard work and perseverance pays off in the end, and now I run two websites.


Melvin Brewing Beer - A Style That Stands Out

Now, I'm not usually a big drinker. I'm very fussy when it comes to alcohol, an alcohol-snob you may call me. But if I do drink, I need to be able to taste the quality of it. Not just some mass produced can that doesn't stand out against the bore of the rest on the supermarket shelf.

When it comes to different types of beer, I love a good quality lager, an IPA or Pale Ale really. And there are so many to try on the market at the moment. But, if it comes down to the design, then Melvin Brewing would win every time, hands down.


Living Through A Renovation

One of the most exciting things that you can do when you own your home is to renovate. Not only is it exciting, it’s incredibly stressful, and even when construction runs exactly as it should, the worst thing about it is that you’re living through that building site. The movement of contractors in and out of your home is a huge inconvenience - even though you paid for that inconvenience!

So, you need to work out how to live through a renovation. From the fact that you may have to pack up half your house and put it into self storage, to the rental home you need to find when you have no hot water or heat, it’s a big job. With this in mind, let’s look at three tips for helping you to live through your renovation until the end of it!


7 Things You Probably Never Knew About Major Home Renovations

If you are a homeowner, the chances are high that you might want to embark on a significant home renovation project. It’s likely you’ve already done a few small changes in your abode, but nothing as major as a two-storey extension, for example.

Before you start putting your plans into action, it’s worth taking a few minutes to read this blog post in its entirety. You may not realise it, but there are several things you probably never knew about major home renovations. So, before you get stuck into your next project, take a look at these interesting facts. They will certainly give you some food for thought, and above all help you to make informed decisions:


The Bits & Bobs Your Home Needs

The bits and bobs are what make your home. You can put furniture and a TV in your living room, but it wouldn’t be very homely without all of the little accessories that you can put in it. The same goes with your bedroom. Just putting in a bed and a wardrobe is going to make the room feel very bare, you have to fill it out with all the little bits and bobs that truly make it a home for you. But not everyone reading this will have filled out their home the way that they want it to. Sometimes we think about something that we’d love to have in the home, and then that’s all it stays, a thought in our minds. Instead, every time that you think of something that you’d love to put into your home, such as a new lamp for example, write it down on a piece of paper. Soon, you will have a list of lots of random little items that would look great in your home. So, if you keep on reading, we’re going to start that list for you, and show you some of the bits and bobs that we think your home needs. Keep on reading to find out more.


My Top 3 Dresses For New Years Eve

New Years Eve is the one time of year where you can cast aside all the typical fashion editor rules. The mantra for NYE? Go big, or go home. Most of us look to buy a different New Year's Eve dress every year. I mean, it's irresistible, really. 

The 31st December is the one time of year where you can discard modern society's smart and casual restrictions and feel free to go all out in sequins, velvet, metallics, perhaps even all thrown together.


Tips For Renovating Your Kitchen

Choosing a new kitchen is one of the most exciting projects when it comes to renovating the home, and is the last thing on our list of places to renovate in our home. We've left it as it can also be the most expensive, stressful and time-consuming room of the house to do. From picking the right style to finding a designer and agreeing the layout, there's a lot to take on board, and everything costs money. 

However, if you're tempted to rush into a showroom and choose your design ready for a new room, then I'd hold off a little. It's important that you take plenty of time to consider what it is you really want in your kitchen. Follow these simple kitchen design ideas to transform your kitchen into one that is stylish and practical.