Friday, 14 October 2016

Bee happy ..... read Homespace by Darren Palmer

Book Review

By Darren Palmer

Murdoch Books

I just love this book. It is full of useful tips and practical solutions on how to update or change your home, very easily.

Tips include simply creating drama with focal points along with changing the look of a room completely by moving your furniture around. A great update which Darren suggests is how to dress your bed with cushions and throws for a completely different look, just by using different coloured bed linen and accessories. This is great for a new season up date.

Darren looks at different styles of homes, for example a beachside build to a new home providing a brief for each property style.

Kitchens, bathrooms and lounges are all included in this great book with ideas for individuals living in the spaces and any challenges they may encounter.

Homespace is filled with great photos which provide inspiration for you to apply to your own home.

Soft furnishings, accessories and artwork are all used to create many looks and Homespace allows you to easy copy the ideas for your own home.

Even by changing a rug in your lounge and nothing else, this can alter the total effect and feel of the room.

You can make simple changes on a budget or without and by following Darren’s advice make your house a home that you love to spend time in.

Bee happy x

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Bee happy ..... go sale shopping!

I wanted to share my recent purchase with you all.

I just LOVE stationery and adore Paperchase.

I noticed these cute pink leather pouches, great for using as a pencil case. 

They were reduced from £30 to £21 but when I checked at the till the one in my hand went through at £3! 

So I immediately picked up the last remaining one, so 2 for £6 what a BARGAIN!

What's your most recent best buy?

Bee happy x

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Bee happy ..... it's Father's Day soon!

It's Father's Day soon and a great gift would be a personalised photo gift from

I recently ordered this photo book which is 20cm x 20cm and is a great memory of a recent Paris trip.

You can choose the colour, of the photo book, layout and style and add your own words to your chosen photos.

The pages are glossy and the book is a cute hardback one.

The design I chose was simple with a varying range of photo sizes which I had great fun choosing photos to fit.

You can use for any photo gifts and great individual photos for printing out to put in photo albums or scrapbooks.

What will you get your dad for Father's Day?

Bee happy x

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Bee happy ..... Easter giveaway winner!

Hope you all had a great Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate!

My Easter giveaway to win this beautiful quilt cover has now closed and a winner has 
been picked .....

I put the comments into a random number generator and this is the number that came out as a winner!

Random numbers generated Apr 5 2016 at 8:21:20 by  

Congratulations to Dee (Delia West) on winning this super cute quilt cover, it will brighten your bedroom for Spring :)

Dee if you could contact me please with your delivery details I can pass these on so you can have your prize posted out.

Thank you to everyone for taking part and wishing you all a happy week!

Bee happy x

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Bee happy ..... Easter giveaway!

Wishing you all a happy Easter holiday!

To celebrate Easter I have a Spring giveaway with Homemaker Bedding, who will kindly post out to one lucky winner this gorgeous double quilt cover. The quilt cover is wonderful quality and a beautiful design - a great Spring update for any bedroom.

To enter this gorgeous giveaway all you have to do is 

- comment on this post

- follow Homemaker Bedding on Twitter for a second chance to win 
(and say you have done this)

The closing date for this giveaway is Sunday 3 April.

Good luck and Bee happy!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Bee happy ..... read The Maker: Beyond Decorating: Crafting a Unique Space

The Maker: Beyond Decorating: Crafting a Unique Space
Tamara Maynes
Publisher – Murdoch Books

I was sent a copy of this new book to review and was really looking forwards to receiving it. My expectations were surpassed when I opened the package and I saw The Maker. I so love the look of this book, it’s a hardback book with a chunky feel, and a beautiful curve to the bottom corner which is a work of art in itself!

The book is jam packed full of beautiful images and photography and I feel as well as a craft/making book, it deserves to be left out as a ‘coffee table’ book so everyone can enjoy the amazing images. It’s a book to pick up and read from cover to cover as well as picking up just admire the photos.

Tamara is a pioneer of Australia’s modern craft movement and begins the book with her interesting background explaining she is inspired by makers of the past. The writer is a renter of properties and has not been allowed to decorate her homes so has added flair, colour and design through making items of furniture and art work. There are many crafts covered in this beautiful book including applique, ceramics, felting and leather work, to name but a few, which Tamara then goes into further detail for each craft/material.

There are DIY projects included in this book with step by step instructions for making the beautiful pieces for your own home. Wall art is a favourite of mine and Tamara shows the reader how to use different materials for gorgeous wall art to brighten up your home.

There are question and answer sections throughout the book with other talented makers which is very interesting, along with a section at the back with maker’s tools, which look more like art work how they are photographed.

Tamara has also included a section in the back of the book called ‘Who to Follow’ which includes great people to follow through different Social Media – including Twitter, blogs and Instagram.

I just love this book, the feel of it, the look of it and everything inside of it!

Bee happy x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Bee happy ..... colourful wool

I was in John Lewis at the weekend and had to share with you these beautiful balls of wool.

I just love the colours and textures.

Bee happy x