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 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
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?!)