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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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16 Home Pieces You Need For Autumn

Aaah, Autumn. You are my absolute favourite. Before it’s even the end of Summer, I find myself making little changes to my home, and this is the fifth year in a row that I’ve blogged about autumn home updates. I…

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My Bathroom Styling Essentials

I’ve mentioned it before, but my bathroom is my least liked room in my home. It’s in massive need of renovation, but I’m not sure right now when we’ll have the money/time to do it all. I try to make the…

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How I Take & Edit My Blog & Instagram Pictures

I never actually thought my photography has ever been up to much; it’s not the worst I’ve seen, but certainly not the best either. However, a nomination for a “Best Use of Photography” award in this year’s Amara Blog Awards…

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One Velvet Sofa : Four Ways

If you’ve been round here for any decent length of time, you might know that I have a bit of a thing for velvet sofas, and I don’t think I’m alone. It’s unescapable that velvet is the fabric in vogue, with…

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Why Every Home Needs Houseplants

One of the things people probably notice the most about my home is how many houseplants there are filling every surface and floorspace. I started off slowly, buying just a trailing ivy and the odd succulent, but it didn’t take…

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Home Plans : What We’re Planning Next

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I’m forever wanting to change around my home. Mostly it’s just moving decor items around and giving things a little restyle, but every once in a while we do take…

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Our Kitchen (Almost) One Year On

It’s been almost an entire year since we revealed our kitchen renovation; it took a good couple of months of pinching myself to come to terms with our new space, and with it the ugly broken cupboards and stained tiles…

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Our New Leesa Mattress (Sponsored)

Honestly, I didn’t think my old mattress was that bad. We had been given one by a family member that had been barely used and cost well over £1000, and aside from being a touch too firm for my liking…

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Choosing The Right Blinds For Your Space

Buying blinds is one of those really annoying, but necessary, adult purchase that usually comes in at least one part of the house when you buy a new home. For us, that was our conservatory; when we moved in it…

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Getting Productive After A Lazy Morning

Every Sunday evening I sit on my sofa, brainstorm some ideas for blog posts, think about the work I want to achieve in the next week, and start writing a to-do list. I go to bed feeling inspired, ready for…

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How We Nailed Potty Training With No Meltdowns Or Breakdowns

Potty training are two words that can ensue two very different reactions; excitement, that you no longer have to spend silly amounts of money on nappies and time cleaning dirty bums, or dread, that the process will be hard, long…

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