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In years gone by - or at least in the years I was hunting for nice coasters (probably before online stores really existed), you'd be hard-pressed to find nice options in bricks-and-mortar shops.In fact, some homewares stores didn't even have coasters. And the ones that did were usually a bit cringe-worthy (coasters with names on them... I don't think I need to go into it).

I've been a big fan of HOORAY since it first landed seven issues ago. It was formerly named Hitched, and focused predominantly on weddings, but has recently rebranded and gotten bigger and better, with a much broader offering. Now, HOORAY covers events, party planning, occasions and celebrating the everyday. In the latest issue - out today - The Life Creative features!

Kids Room Ideas - IKEA shelving and framesApart from the gorgeous Stockholm collection and their amazing new kitchen showroom, one of the big things to come out of the IKEA event I attended last week was their announcement to focus on the family for 2014. Living with kids was a large part of this focus. So, dear parents, this one's for you; a look at five fabulous kids room ideas from IKEA that will make rooms for the little ones are fun for them and still easy on the eye for you. (This is just like an episode of Super Nanny but without the naughty spot!).

Perhaps it's stating the obvious to admit that I'm

Distressed Coasters from Stone InspiredI've been through my fair share of coasters over the years. Not only because some of them fall apart, but because it's hard to hone in on a style that feels timeless as well as working from a practical perspective (a cork coaster is a one way ticket to Absorption City). I was a bit overcome when I got my hands on these bad boys from Stone Inspired, then - with a personalised gift inside just for me!