About Amanda Cottingham

Amanda is a Lifestyle blogger at The Ana Mum Diary. She has a passion for Homes and Interiors, travel, make-up and fashion, and a zest for keeping a stylish and happy family home.

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Home & Design Round-up : Clean slates & new spaces

January always feels like a clean slate, or a chance to start anew, don’t you think?  So I am going to dedicate this months blog post to the amazing makeovers that I have found in the blogging community this January. You have all been really busy and I’ve spotted some incredible transformations and advice about […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Middle aged joy & even more Hygge

So what have bloggers all over the Britmums network been blogging about this month? Well there have been lots of Home & Design posts, some of which I will be highlighting here for you today. First up, I just loved this post about kitchen lighting from Maxine at the We Love Home Blog.  Lighting as a […]

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Home & Design Round-up: A little bit of foliage & an awful lot of hygge

Hot off the press are some of the best home and interior bloggers around, sharing their home and design posts.  Giving us all an inside peak at, not only at their beautiful homes, but sharing lots of their knowledge too.  First up, I wanted to share with you a post that I wrote, about where […]

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Home & Design Round-up : Autumnal inspiration & The Shining!

Blimey, you’ve all been busy with your home improvements, and sharing you interior styling ideas! It feels like a new year somehow, now the kids are back at school.  I don’t know about you but I have a little spring in my step this September, and I am making lots of plans for the coming season. […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Summer Lovin’

Welcome back to this months Home and Design round-up which is going to be full of colour and sunshine! It’s all about planters and PJ’s over on Tigerlilly Quinn.  This is such a cute post, where Fritha has updated her garden with gorgeous larch planters (which I am coveting) and it looks like she and […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Summer garden inspiration

Summer is definitely in the air, in blog land.  Many bloggers have been getting down and dirty in their gardens (well sort of) and some of you have also been providing inspiration on what we can all do with our outdoor spaces. I have some fantastic summer garden inspiration to share with you this month. First […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Magnetic walls & IKEA hacks

Well I do hope that you all have a spring in your step and are ready to tackle some of that DIY around your home and garden.  Here is April’s edition of the home and design round-up.  I will be showing you what some of the UKs nifty and thrifty bloggers have been up to!  […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Houseplants, glazing & extensions!

Looking for home inspiration? Well let me show you just a few blog posts that I think you’ll love, that I spotted this month. Starting off with some great value summer accessory ideas from Apartment Apothecary. I love the ceramic vases and those rugs…perfection!  This before an after post, in a dining room is just […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Pantone colour of the year 2016

So how is your 2016 shaping up? I hope that it is a year filled with many home improvement projects! Well this year, I am hoping to include as many of your fabulous home and design blog posts I can. With today being the first instalment of 2016. I have some great makeover posts to […]

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Home & Design Round-up of the year, December

Well, I do hope that you have all had a peaceful Happy Christmas, and are ready to raise your glass to a new year of home decorating projects! This month on the Home and Design Round-up I wanted to look back on some of the amazing December posts that I spotted, and also look at some […]

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Home & Design Round-up : Christmas Home Inspiration

Well I had to include some of the fantastic Christmas home decorating and DIY posts in this months round-up, as there have been so many gorgeous ones to choose from. I thought I’d start off with this post from Old Fashioned Susie about how to prepare your home for Christmas.  I am hankering after a […]

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ALL of the Bedroom Makeovers: Home and Design October Round-up

A special bedroom makeover edition this month, for my BritMums Round-up.  It must be the time of year, or something in the blogging waters! We have been doing our own children’s bedroom makeover for our youngest daughter.  It was a small bedroom, and it really felt cramped.  So we changed the flooring, added some clever storage […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Makeovers, handmade & vintage galore

Autumn is nearly here, and if you are like me, I am already thinking about getting warm and cozy with the interiors in my home.  I’ve been very busy this summer, with a big makeover of my daughter’s room, that I really wanted to share with you today. We bit the bullet, and went for […]

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Home and Design Round-up: Storage spaces, daughters’ bedroom and a blog office

Welcome to the school summer holiday edition of the Home and Design round-up.  In this post I will be coveting and featuring makeovers, a gorgeous AirBnB property to lust after, some nifty DIY and of course glorious gardens. Let me whet your appetite with this post I spotted on Kat’s blog about a recently beautiful […]

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Home and Design Round-up: Summer time

Welcome to the July edition of the Home and Design round-up. I do hope that you all had a great time at BritMums and that you are now rested, and ready to tackle some home renovation, or at least be inspired. So what have I spotted on my monthly visit of your blogs?  Well you […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Typography, craft, makeovers and Ikea hacks

Well it is the most exciting month in the BritMums calendar, and BritMums Live is just around the corner. That also means that I have been doing the Home and Design round-up for one whole year now, I can’t believe how quickly that has come around. I hope to meet lots of you at BritMums […]

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Home and Design Round-up: Be inspired!

Well I hope that you are all enjoying this glorious weather, and of course getting round to all of those DIY jobs you’ve been meaning to do.  So many of you contacted me last month to share your posts, that I’ve a feeling lots of you have been very busy.  I have just completed a […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Easter and DIY

As Easter is traditionally a time for everyone to do DIY in their home, I thought this month I would include as many makeover projects, as well as ideas from the blogging community as I could. I’m hoping that you will enjoy this bumper edition, as there are some great inspirational home decor ideas out […]

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