Welcome to Life in Notions!

Our aim is to inspire people to take joy in daily life and home management.

This site is packed full of tried and tested 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

It’s only 02 January, but we have been working hard to meet some 2018 goals!  Not only have our Instafamous pupsters, Lila and Rumo just launched their own YouTube channel, Double Trouble Malamutes, but we have created an entirely new section on this site, featuring ALL our videos, both from Life in Notions, and Double Trouble Malamutes.  Browse our entire video catalogue, or choose which channel to watch; alternatively, sort by category so you can easily navigate by playlist.  We hope you enjoy this new area of the website, and don’t forget to Like, Subscribe and Share!  

Healthy Oat and Honey Dog Biscuits Recipe

Like most dogs, our beautiful Alaskan Malamutes, Lila and Rumo, love treats - especially sweet ones!  It is not always easy to find dog treats that are healthy that they will both enjoy... They can both be extremely fussy eaters at times (Lila once went through a phase lasting months when she would rather starve than eat a meal without some yoghurt mixed through her food!)Lila is definitely the most finicky eater of the two, and she has some food allergies, so we have to be careful with what we give her to eat.  Yesterday, I decided to experiment in the kitchen with baking some sweet but healthy homemade dog biscuits.The first ...
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Kilner jars are great for storing dried goods such as beans.

KonMari Your Kitchen and Banish Clutter!

The Life Changing of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo has transformed countless homes and lives, including our own.  Unlike the ...
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peanut butter freezer fudge

Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

This peanut butter fudge is so simple to make and it is YUMMY!!! It’s sweet but not sickly, and has such a gorgeous texture and that wonderful peanut butter flavour – we absolutely love this stuff!Ingredients800g condensed ...
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How to Clean Vomit from a Mattress

At 03:00am on Sunday night, I was soaking in the tub, getting ready for bed, when I suddenly heard Tim ...
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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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Turn Your 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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Healthy Oat and Honey Dog Biscuits Recipe

Like most dogs, our beautiful Alaskan Malamutes, Lila and Rumo, love treats - especially sweet ones!  It is not always ...
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