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Unexpected Uses for Soap

uses for soap

I love illustrator Yumi Sakugawa’s series of illustrations for the website WonderHowTo.  This one on 11 unexpected uses for a bar of soap is particularly brilliant, and I had to share it.  There are so many uses for soap that I wasn’t aware of – from stopping squeaky floorboards to avoid getting dirt under your fingernails whilst gardening!

uses for soap

See the full post on WonderHowTo.

Did you learn anything new?!

ps: I’ve shared some of Yumi’s great illustrations before – here are 21 amazing uses for coconut oil and 13 unexpected uses for vinegar.

Home, Home and Garden

A Beautiful Cornish Home

vintage bedroom

Not much to update on our search for a home.  We’ve found a house that we love but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a straightforward purchase (are they ever?!), so while we impatiently wait to hear whether our bank will approve a mortgage on it or not we’re holding our breath and crossing our fingers and hoping for the best.  And, ahem, looking at interior design sites to get ideas for our future house, whether it’s that one or a different one.

Whilst browsing, I came across this beautiful Cornish home of Dai and Rosie Hughes and fell in love.  Like the other homes I’ve featured in the past, Dai and Rosie have focused heavily on secondhand furniture: from family heirlooms, to eBay, carboot, charity shop and vintage shop finds to furnish their home with stunning effect.

I’m particularly enamoured with their bedroom – the bed is just beautiful!

vintage bedantique bedvintage bedroom furniture

Their living room looks like a real cosy family oriented space:

living room secondhand furniturevintage toys

And their kitchen even features units made from old tea chests, as well as a gorgeous retro formica table:

upcycledupcycled tea chests

Finally I have a lot of love for their allotment garden!

allotment garden

For the full house tour, including more photos, do see the original Apartment Therapy post.  Their kid’s bedrooms are a thing of beauty too!

ps: more house tours like this herehere, here and here!