Hey_Mama

Catherine McCourt is the editor of Hey, Mama, a parenting, interiors and business blog designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget and a kick-ass career whilst you're at it.

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The Summer Reading List

I’ve mentioned in the past that by nature, I’m not much of a reader. But when I do, it’s mostly non-fiction because I prefer to feel like I’m learning something along the way; I guess there’s an argument that you…

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Creating A Pretty And Practical Kids Room

In an ideal world, Ada’s room would be minimalist, filled with wooden toys that she looked after nicely, and kept her room perfectly tidy. In real life, anyone with a two year old knows that’s a pretty impossible feat to…

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A Father’s Day Gift Guide

  Father’s day is quickly approaching, and I don’t know about you, but I generally SUCK at buying presents for Kane. He got a fancy watch for his 30th, I usually get an Xbox game or a coffee subscription, but…

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Additions To Our Gallery Wall

If you saw my “Updated Dining Room” post, you’ll know what we had a bit of an ol’ switch-around in here recently. Gone are the mid-century chairs in place of the most stunning, gold-legged set I’ve ever seen, and we…

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My Self Care Routine + Some Cruelty Free Favourites

Self care is a phrase that’s thrown around a lot at the moment, and whilst it means different things to different people, it’s something we should all be doing a lot more of. On some days, that’s just cooking a…

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A Dekoria Haul : The Finishing Touches

I’m forever talking on here about “finishing” rooms, when we all know that I’ll probably never be finished. Sure, most of the rooms in my house I’m really happy with, but at the same time I could walk into most…

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Styling A Bathroom On A Budget

My bathroom is the one room I’ve never featured on my blog because, frankly, it’s a little hideous. The previous owner put the tiles in himself, which lead to every single tiler who was involved in our kitchen renovation commenting…

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Another Family Room Addition

People who know me personally think I have a bit of a thing for chairs. It used to be side tables, and now it’s chairs; in fact, it’s been remarked that for someone who has relatively very little people ever come…

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A Desk Wishlist

I shared my new desk space in my family room post, and whilst I love the rest of the room, something about the actual desk feels a bit lacking. Not enough boxes for organising the endless amounts of receipts that…

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Choosing The Right Bedroom Colour Scheme For You

We recently gave our bedroom a makeover, and at the time, I didn’t think our space could get much more relaxing that the white and gold decor we had, accompanied with touches of pink and grey. We wallpapered our feature…

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Our Updated Dining Space

One of the things I loved about our home when we originally went to view it was how open plan it was; the kitchen, dining space and conservatory are all essentially one room, and I loved the idea of being…

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