I can’t conclude it’s been over two years since I purchased my first home. It’s unrecognisable from what it was when I moved in but is a complete renovation ever truly over? It’s got to that time where the paint needs a new coat and I’ve got the interior design bug…
The next big thing for me is all new guttering and fascias, we’re currently in the middle of getting quotes but as the old stuff is well overdue replacing it should really brighten up the outside of my home.
Kerbside appeal is something I think is really important and the outside of my home has been left until last purely because we had such a mammoth task inside but one thing I always crush over are gorgeous white shutters, like the ones you can get from Thomas Sanderson. They just look sleek and clean and I think can really update the appearance of a house while offering some fantastic privacy!
I’ve got two large bay windows at the front of my house and I’m not a huge fan of the ‘ole net curtain so some gorgeous shutters really would be the icing on my cake. I’ve still got a decent bit to do on the outside of my house though, including replacing a load of tiles for the plastic fascias and it needs a repaint. I’d also love to get the whole drive redone but alas sadly my pockets aren’t never-ending!
Interior wise we’ve recently brought all new bedroom furniture and we’re finally getting some quotes for some walk-in wardrobe mirrored doors to be put in so I can hide all my clothes and ever-growing bag collection! We’ve also redone the living room (again!!) with a new wallpaper and a coat of paint but I’m stuck for art.
I think my walls are still a little bare and it needs a personal touch! We’ve also sanded down all our furniture and painted it while leaving the tops wooden and varnished. It’s marvellous how such a small thing can make such a large difference to a room.I must admit decorating the house has taken a back seat as my tiny human is now very much walking and loves to get involved which means most of our work has to be left until he’s in bed but we’re getting there!
I’m a sucker for a nice print, even more so when they come in a range of different colour options, size ways and are fab quality! I love being able to customise a print too, just to make it that little bit unique and I can say that Old English Company ticked all of those boxes for me!
When Old English Company got in touch and offered to send me some gorgeous stuff of my choice, I headed straight for the prints. My house is definitely lacking in the art area so I knew I needed some prints to jazz things up a bit.
Within moments of clicking on the website, I knew what I wanted. The ‘Map Of London Print’ purely because it has my home town and haunting ground (saaffffflondannn), it’s my little bit of home that’s now found it’s way into my new home by the sea!
My second choice was one for my son and it not only fits in perfectly but I love that it’s been customised to his name. I picked an alphabet print but chose O is for Oliver.Both of my prints I ordered at A3 size and both offer a noticeable size without being too big. They are printed onto 220gsm paper which is a fab quality and the print itself is perfect. There’s no smudging or imperfections of any kind and they both were available in various sizes and colours!
I also ordered a pin badge of an owl that says I’ll always love you which my husband has taken off with but that was also utterly perfect!Overall I’m super impressed with what I recieved and really would highly recommend purchasing from them if your in the market for prints or homeware! I’ll deffo be purchasing a few more pieces in the future!
Is there anything better than new clothes? How about new clothes that are bang on trend, come in just about every size you can imagine?! Simply Be got in touch and I got to pick some incredible bits including some of the comfiest, fluffiest PJ’s in the entire world!
I spend far too long online shopping for clothes. I usually end up filling my basket with bits I like and then never actually ordering BUT I’ve found I can’t keep away from the Simply Be website. Being a UK 18, I find I can get anything I want, no issues, so order after order I just keep going back.
I’ve wanted a pair of ripped jeans for aggeeess but I’ve never managed to find the right pair. I’ve searched online and in stores but never actually been happy with what was on offer. Until I decided to take a leap of faith and order these beauties (pictured above) from Simply Be. Not only are they bang on trend, in black, which let’s face it, is basically all I live in but they are ridic comfy and look awesome with a pair of crazy tights underneath. I’ve been wearing these to death as now I’m a busy mum I do find it hard (and pointless) to attempt nice outfits any more as between having dribbly biscuit wiped up my jumper or crawling around in ballpits at soft play I just don’t have the time to worry.
When I’m not out and about with my little man I can be found at home in my PJ’s! So not only did I get a cracking pair of jeans I also opted to extend my ever growing PJ collection.
Will you look at these!? Not only are they super, duper fluffy and uber girly BUT they are so warm and comfy I want to live in them. With the winter nights still very much here this set is everything! I sized up in these as I adore being super comfy when I’m relaxing and to be honest I probably didn’t need too. they are definitely on the large size but they offer the most comfort factor!
To top off my PJ obsession I decided to go for another dressing gown as again my collection obviously needed another one…. and went for a jet black one with silk trim that is FLOOR LENGTH. I feel like a total Goth queen and I did even take it on holiday with me a few weeks ago to wear over the top of my swimsuit when I was sitting around the pool. It’s the dressing gown of dreams!One last thing, I know I might get some questions about my hoodie so I just had to share… £14, Primark. Your welcome.
With Summer in full swing (who else is living for this weather?! I actually have tanned legs – what?!) the car trips and long haul drivers are upon us and the summer fun is almost ready to begin. We are driving all the way to Disneyland Paris soon so ensuring our car is safe and ready for the journey is one of my top priorities. No one wants their journey spoiled by something that could have been avoided!
Tyres are one of the most vital aspects of a car and yet they are one of the top things we leave and leave until it either gets a puncture or it needs replacing! It can save you a fortune in call out charges or recovery should you not have a spare and it’ll save you time and stress of being stuck on the hard shoulder somewhere!
We are going to embark on a massive 500 mile round trip to Disneyland this coming September so getting my tyres checked by a professional is something I always remember to do.
The post can be with the fact that tyres are the most important aspect of a car. So going for a professional car care centre which is near to you is a wise thing to do be safe from road troubles. We had an issue with a puncture a year or so ago now and ended up stuck on the hard shoulder for almost an hour while waiting to be recovered as our run-flat just died on us. I was densely pregnant at the time so I wasn’t best pleased!
Going to a professional means you know your tyres are the right pressure which can not only affect the efficiency of your car but can even affect your fuel consumption, I have a BMW 3 Series and it’s amazing the difference it can make! There are many reliable places you could go to for ordering tyres online, for example, Point S offers tyres in Manchester – you can check here and buy your car tyres comfortably online. Doing this, also ensures your tyres are road legal with the required thread, something that can change your braking distance dramatically and stops your tyres potentially causing you further issues later on.
Having your tyres checked before a long journey doesn’t have to mean a high cost or lots of your time. I personally always order my tyres online now as it’s super easy to do and lets you know if they have them in-store or if there will be a delay. It also means you can choose the price range that is right for you! So don’t let unneeded inconveniences let you from enjoying your next car trip!
Enjoy the Rain Clouds and practice dancing in the rain. The storms of the earth provide for flourishing and abundance. We all experience storms at some point in our lives. Dark layers of clouds that hang low across the sky like a blanket. Look upwards with arms outstretched and welcome a cool drink from the clouds. Here are some reasons why people who enjoy rain are happier in life.