week 1 // week 2 // week 3 Is it really week 4 of the One Room Challenge already?! It’s going by QUICK – I don’t know where April went! Sooo…I wasn’t very productive this week. We didn’t get back from Portugal until Sunday afternoon, and the weekends are normally my project time. The weather … More Progress Despite The Weather – ORC 4
week 1 // week 2 It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge, and I’m in Portugal! But don’t worry, I still have an update for you. (Am I good or what?) This week I’m *finally* purchasing furniture for the patio. Here’s the look I’m going for: Sources: pillows 1, 2, 3 – hanging planters – … More The Plan – ORC Week 3
It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge, and my backyard makeover is starting to come together. After last week’s post, I sat in the garden for a few hours coming up with a plan of action. I had the beginnings of a to-do list in my head, but needed to decide how to prioritise it. As I sat … More Restoring Artificial Grass – ORC Week 2
Guess what?! I’ve decided to go for it, and participate in the One Room Challenge again! *internal panic* I have a budget of maybe £50, don’t have a lot of time, and made up my mind to do it yesterday. SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN FOR SUCCESS!!! What I do have is a boring backyard, and desperation. … More Outdoor Livingroom – ORC Week 1!
Happy Spring everyone! We’re getting 12 hours of daylight again, and that makes me soooo happy! I got pretty fed up with winter and cabin fever this year. My coping strategy was to stay busy, and I definitely succeeded. For the first time since we moved to the UK, I feel like maybe I’m too busy. Between … More Bedroom Mini Makeover
In a perfect world, pinterest elves would transform my house into a meticulously clean, curated, pulled together, hipster paradise. But the reality is my life is messy, the budget is limited, and my cats are bound to destroy the items I invest in. And you know what? Sometimes I like generic boring crap. Sometimes picture-perfect design choices are … More An Ode: To Interior Styles I Love, But Couldn’t Live With
“The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” ― William Morris Does anyone else feel like winter is 3 months too long? I’d be content if winter ended in December, and then right after New Year – BOOM! Spring. But alas, I’m looking at another 2-3 … More Making The Most Of Winter
Our little cottage has really come together in the last year, and it feels so good to be fully settled in our home. It’s almost hard to remember what a long painful process it was. Almost. I still haven’t forgotten how stressful and frustrating it was when all our belongings went missing for 8 months before finally being delivered … More 2017 To-Do List
Our Christmas present to each other was a quick getaway to Berlin. We were drawn by the Christmas Markets, and the price was right, so off we went! Germany goes all out for Christmas, and we were excited to see for ourselves if German Christmas Markets are in fact the best. I think I’m still … More Berlin City Break
CHRISTMAS!!! I love Christmas! It’s the only redeeming part of winter in my view. Maybe if I lived on a ski resort, winter wouldn’t be so bad, but I don’t. I live in a place where it’s cold enough to snow, but instead there’s just darkness, rain, and sogginess. As the days get increasingly shorter, it’s … More Happy *British* Christmas!