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 Living Room – 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
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!
You may have noticed that I’ve had sort of a thing for dye lately. Well as it turns out, DYLON discovered that I’ve been using their dye not a lot, but always, so they offered to sponsor a post on it. I was stoked when they approached me about it because I knew Andrew wouldn’t let me … More Upcycled Bedsheet With DYLON
Where has the time gone? I can’t believe how fast the Christmas season is flying by! Andrew and I went back to the States for Thanksgiving this year, and it feels like life has been nonstop ever since. I have a mile long to-do list, and I haven’t had time or energy to accomplish much … More DIY Chalkboard Wall
“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ― William Morris My goal for the remainder of this year is to try and live by this rule, and lately I’ve been on a … More RIP White Sofa (what have I done?!)
See what I made! Shall I tell you how it happened? Well. There’s a blank wall in our living room that’s been annoying me for months now ↓↓↓See it? Over there behind the lonely chair? Even though our lounge is teeny tiny, I feel like that wall is off by itself, and not tied into the … More Dyed Tapestry