Welcome to Life in Notions!

This site is packed full of tried and tested ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY attempts, household tips and tricks, insights into life with pets, general fun stuff, and so much more. 

Learn from our successes and failures as we continue to try out new things in our quest to live a little better and happier each day. 

Happy browsing!

Christine & Tim x

bespoke dressing table created from antique piano

DIY Piano Dressing Table

Piano Dressing Table / Creative Storage Solutions It took almost an entire year to bring this crazy idea of mine to fruition, but I have finally done it!  Despite my limited DIY skills, I have successfully transformed our antique piano into a bespoke dressing table for our bedroom!Watch the video to get an in-depth look at our creative storage solution, find out how I keep everything organised in keeping with the KonMari Method, ...
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Kilner jars are great for storing dried goods such as beans.

KonMari Your Kitchen

The Life Changing of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo has transformed countless homes and lives, including our own.  Unlike the ...
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Tim and Christine cross arms to eat their delicious homemade pizza.

Our Favourite Homemade Pizza Recipe

Every Friday night in our house is pizza night!  Tim is the Pizza King!  He prepares the pizza from scratch, ...
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Best Laundry Tips and Products

I may be one of the few people I know who actually enjoys doing laundry!  Washing, drying and putting away ...
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bespoke dressing table created from antique piano

DIY Piano Dressing Table

Piano Dressing Table / Creative Storage Solutions It took almost an entire year to bring this crazy idea of mine ...
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Turning Old CDs into Art

Inspired by a Facebook post of artwork made using pieces of CD's to decorate different objects, Tim and I decided ...
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Rumo and Lila, Alaskan Malamute twins, relax on the top step of the garden steps.

The Story of Lila and Rumo – Chapter One

A Chance Meeting About ten years ago now, a chance encounter occurred near the picturesque remains of Dirleton Castle that ...
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