Competition hot seat

Child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

Happy February folks! This month’s competition is one specially for the kids. We have a beautiful child’s elm chair to give away.

'Pampelune' range of elm chairs & stools from PIB

The chair is from the ‘Pampelune’ seating range from French company, PIB. As you can see, there’s stuff for grown ups in it too!

PIB brochures on chair seat

Pib specialises in a wide range of new vintage furniture and other stylish homewares.

Child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

This gorgeous little chair is perfect for dining area, bedroom or nursery. It works as a stand alone piece or could be married up with a small desk or table.

Detail of a child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

The materials, construction and finish are of excellent quality.

Detail of a child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

The blonde elm bentwood frame is fixed with solid industrial style rivet screws and finished with a woven cane seat. It’s a very attractive little piece of furniture indeed.

Child's elm chair from the Pampelune range from PIB | H is for Home

For your chance to win this competition hot seat, let us know what your or your kid'(s’) favourite children’s books are – we have a soft spot for Miroslav Sasek‘s This is… series.

Competition to win a child’s elm chair worth £75

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Get a handle on this voucher!

Win a £50 Handle King voucher | H is for Home

Happy new year, everyone! Our first competition of 2018 is a £50 voucher from the lovely folks over at Handle King.

Copper door furniture from Handle King | H is for Home

We love their selection of copper hardware – metallic home accessories are very on trend. It really gives a classy finish to black or dark grey doors and cabinets.

Copper handles on dark grey kitchen drawers and doors

We may be highlighting their beautiful copper collection however, you can spend your £50 voucher on absolutely anything from their extensive range of door & drawer handles, pulls, locks, hooks, hinges, escutcheons etc.

So whether you’re doing a large refurbishment or just fancy a quick cosmetic update this is a great opportunity.

Our competition runs until midnight on the 31st of January and we’ll randomly draw our winner on the 1st of February. To enter, leave us a comment saying what kind of door furniture your home needs.

£50 Handle King voucher




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Blob Birds Christmas giveaway

Helen Russell Blob Birds kitchen textiles with mince pies & holly | H is for Home

This month, we’re excited to have a kitchen textiles set in Helen Russell‘s cheeky ‘Blob Birds’ pattern to give away.

Helen Russell Blob Birds kitchen textiles | H is for Home

The set consists of an apron, oven glove and tea towel.

Detail of Helen Russell Blob Birds pattern | H is for Home

The sweet little bird pattern is just perfect for our Christmastime competition. They look like rotund little robins who have eaten one too many mince pies!

Helen Russell Blob Birds kitchen textiles with mince pies & holly | H is for Home

To be in with a shot at winning the set, tell us in the comments section below what your favourite food is to eat over Christmas.

Helen Russell Blob Birds kitchen textiles set




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Sweet dreams with Tweak Slumber

Mini Tweak Sleep Kit from Tweak Slumber containing a luxury lavender candle, room spray, sleep spray, sleep tea and an eye mask

To celebrate the launch of their new website, Tweak Slumber are offering one of our readers one of their Mini Tweak Sleep Kits.

The Mini Tweak Sleep Kit from Tweak Slumber contains a luxury lavender candle, room spray, sleep spray, sleep tea and an eye mask. Lavender is well-known to help you relax and enhance your mood.

Just what you need to help keep you calm in the busy run up to Christmas. Say ‘night, night’ to frazzled sleep!

To be in with a chance of winning, tell us what keeps you awake at night.

Mini Tweak Sleep Kit from Tweak Slumber




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Make your own soap

Win a Soap Kitchen Christmas melt & pour soap making kit with H is for Home

I was never very good at science subjects at school; I couldn’t get my head around physics and chemistry especially. I enjoyed doing the practical experiments – adding one substance to another to make a solution – it’s very much like baking. However, reading in a text book that combining H2O with NaOH causes a reaction that results in Na+ and OH- ions and lots of heat, was Greek to me.

Vanilla soap making kit from The Soap Kitchen | H is for Home

Fast-forward 30-something years and I’ll now always remember that particular little nugget of chemistry. H2O (water) and NaOH (caustic soda) are essential ingredients in soap making.

Tools needed for DIY soap making | H is for Home

Add them to vegetable oil with a dash of essential oil, whisk it all up… and magic happens!

Caustic soda and water solution Liquid soap | H is for Home

Pour the resulting custard-like liquid into your mould or moulds, allow it to cool slowly for 24 hours and you get your lovely bars or block of soap.

Soap hardening in a cardboard mould | H is for Home

The Christmas melt & pour soap making kit that we’re giving away contains moulds in the shapes of a Christmas tree, gingerbread person, reindeer, Santa Claus and an angel. As this kit doesn’t include caustic soda, it’s suitable for use by children with adult supervision.

Slab of home-made vanilla soap | H is for Home Sliced slab of home-made vanilla soap | H is for Home

I really enjoyed making my own soap for the very first time. Having the kit with all the ingredients pre-portioned meant that it was really easy and I was confident embarking upon the strange chemistry & alchemy! I now have the courage to buy all the ingredients in larger quantities and try out other oils and fragrances.

Wrapping hand-made vanilla soap | H is for Home

Some of the bars of vanilla soap I’ve made have now been wrapped up in tissue paper and tied with string ready to be stocking fillers for friends & family.

The Soap Kitchen melt & pour soap-making kit

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Put it in your diary!

Personalised H is for Home Toad diary

Hey, it’s October – the new school year has begun, many universities get under way next week. And, yes, Christmas and the new year are just around the corner. Good thing we’ve been super efficient and already have our personalised 2018 H is for Home diary to hand!

Personalised and customised H is for Home 2018 diary

We can’t take all the credit for being organised though; TOAD got in touch with us to collaborate on a review and give-away for our readers. TOAD®, which stands for TodayOrAnyDay, is giving someone the opportunity to design their very own personalised, customised, hand-made diary.

Personalised H is for Home Toad diary

Need a diary that starts at the beginning of the school term? Want one that commences on the day you embark on a year-long trip around the world? What about a diary that begins on your birthday?

Personalised H is for Home Toad diary

You can not only select the start date; you can choose the page layout, cover theme, colour & design, even the type of binding.

Personalised H is for Home Toad diary

Even though I have a calender app on my laptop, nothing beats good old pen & paper. I find the act of writing something down genuinely helps me remember it! Call me old fashioned, I also think it’s often so much easier to retrieve information by quickly flipping through pages than tapping on an app.

Personalised H is for Home Toad diary

With the help of a personalised TOAD® diary, you’ll have your life going according to plan in no time!

Personalised H is for Home Toad diary

To enter this month’s competition, comment telling us what would be the first entry in your new diary. As usual, there are lots of extra ways to gain bonus entries. Best of luck!

Personalised & customised TOAD® diary

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