7 ideas to create your own outdoor retreat

With spring in the air, many of us are starting to think about spending time outdoors again and enjoying those longer evenings. Picture it now: pink skies, al fresco pizza, cold beverage in hand… Possibly cuddled up under a blanket or patio heater (it is England after all). But what if you don’t have much … Continue reading “7 ideas to create your own outdoor retreat”

7 inspiring Teesside homes you’ll want to follow

If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy a scroll around other people’s homes on Instagram. It’s a brilliant way to get new décor ideas, see how paint colours work away from sample cards and discover new furniture and accessories. And Teesside has plenty of stunning homes to get your creative juices flowing. From colourful period … Continue reading “7 inspiring Teesside homes you’ll want to follow”

9 tips for managing your budget

Making a budget – and sticking to it – isn’t always easy, but it’s well worth your time. Whether you’re looking to change your spending habits or need to manage a reduced income at university, it’s always a good idea to work out your budget. It’s surprising to see how many things you spend money … Continue reading “9 tips for managing your budget”

11 ways to eat healthily on a budget

Eating a balanced diet isn’t always easy – particularly when you’re on a budget. Nutritious food can be expensive, and with the increased cost of living, you might be feeling the pinch more than ever before. But the good news is, there are ways you can save money and still eat well. By making a … Continue reading “11 ways to eat healthily on a budget”

10 tips for a better night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep is just as important for your health as regular exercise and a balanced diet. But we’ve probably all gone through times in our lives when getting 40 winks isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you’re struggling to nod off or waking up throughout the night, it can be incredibly frustrating. … Continue reading “10 tips for a better night’s sleep”

8 ways to cope with exams

Exams. If even the word makes you feel a little uneasy, you’re not alone. At any time of life, it’s not uncommon to feel worried or under pressure as you approach exam season. The good news is, there are a range of things you can do to help you prepare and deal with the stress … Continue reading “8 ways to cope with exams”

7 low maintenance houseplants to liven up your space

There are so many benefits to having houseplants in your home. They’re credited with having a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing, help to cleanse the air we breathe and provide visual interest in any space.   But even if you’re not particularly green fingered, there are still plenty of options to help you … Continue reading “7 low maintenance houseplants to liven up your space”