Interiors: Living Room Storage + Mirrors

Since we redecorated the living room I’ve been on the hunt for more storage and a few other bits, so we can get rid of the units that don’t go with the new decor. Currently we have a large pile of wicker crates full of toys and other bits in a little alcove under a window, and I really want to find a unit to fit in there nicely as it’s too small to put an arm chair or anything there but is wasted space if we don’t use it, but the current wicker crates look messy! I’m thinking a low side table with storage would work well, as we could always use it as a an extra table in the evenings closer to the sofas for drinks and things!…

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Camping in the New Forest + #ShakeTesters

Last weekend we spent three days away in the New Forest in Hampshire and although we were only away for a short time I’ve definitely got the post holiday blues as we had the nicest time! We camped at a campsite outside Lymington with friends so the kids were busy from dawn till dusk; on their bikes, playing games, kicking a ball about…  and we got to relax with good friends knowing the kids were safe and happy. During our weekend away we visited lots of places in the New Forest, and filled our days with fun and relaxing in equal measures. On Saturday morning we had a stroll around Lymington town, which has a market every Saturday. We strolled the high street, watched the boats in the harbour and…

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Me and Mine – May 18

May was a weird month, both Sam and I were away for bits of it, me once and he twice, and because it’s been so disjointed I feel like I can’t really remember much of what happened! These photos were taken by my friend Amy, as my camera has been sent off for repair because the camera no longer recognised the lens – bit of a bummer really! Anyway, this was us this past weekend on our camping trip in the New Forest (you can read the blog post about it here and watch the video here should you wish) and we had a lovely time. The kids were exhausted by the end of the weekend, on the last night Arlo even asked if it was bed time and asked…

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Does where you live influence how you style your home?

Before we bought this house I’d lived in a variety of rented homes, all decorated in varying degrees of ‘niceness’… A Studio flat above the pub I worked at: yellow walls with a terracotta feature wall round the original 60’s fireplace. Oh, and green swirly pub carpet left overs. At least I didn’t have to pay rent! A new build town house in Brighton – gorgeously magnolia from top to bottom and they were just finishing laying the cream carpets as we moved in! But we weren’t allowed to do a thing to it, so magnolia and personality free it stayed. A poky flat in Brighton North Laine opposite a comedy club – amazing location but the walls were so wonky that you couldn’t even think of putting shelves up,…

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Scrapbook Loves – May

Little Loves are one of my favourite types posts to write, because I get to recap what I’ve been up to and hopefully gives readers a bit of an insight into me! I used to pop them into my ‘Sunday Scrapbook’ posts every so often, but will be doing them monthly from now on,  so hopefully they’ll be a bit more meaty! Read This month I’ve read the following 5 books We were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter was immense, definitely the favourite book so far this year, plus it’s free on Kindle Unlimited too, if you use that! I’m now read 19 of my target of 50 for the year Watched Okay so here’s a rundown of what I watched and what I thought of things over the…

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Interior Tips for getting more sleep out of your Bedroom

Photo by Ali Inay on Unsplash Don’t lose sleep over a badly designed bedroom. Here are just a few décor tricks that could help to improve your sleep quality. Choose the right bed A comfortable bed is essential. The size can play a major part – if you’re tall, you may want to consider extra large beds and mattresses so that you don’t feel your feet are sticking out the end. The material of your bedding is also important to consider. Silk sheets can be better for people that easily get hot in the night as they’re able to stay cool longer than cotton sheets. When it comes to mattresses, some people may prefer a firm spring mattress, whilst others may prefer a soft memory foam mattress. Take time to find the right…

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Hampers for Father’s Day

Everyone loves a hamper, right? I know I do! Part of the excitement is another wicker basket to hide bits in (seriously, my whole attic is pretty much organised into hampers plus they’re great for ‘wrapping’ unusually shaped gifts!) but of course the contents are usually pretty exciting too! Lucky Sam will be getting a Father’s Day Hamper and although he won’t get it until the 17th I’ve taken some pictures to share what’s inside… There were so many different hampers to choose from, but I decided to steer away from the alcoholic ones as we don’t drink very much these days and pick a hamper with a real variety of items inside. The Luxury Alcohol Free Basket has two Bundaberg soft drinks, plus a selection of sweet and savoury treats…

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