Monday, 16 January 2017

Week 2

As I write this post, I've just turned to Simon and said, "have you only been back to work for one week?" .... Goodness, it feel like forever.  Yes, I've really missed having him at home.

Ok, so what happened this week.
I know its not everyones idea of happiness, but it is mine .... snow arrived. Not for long sadly, but it bought big smiles to our faces.  We also had lots of texts and calls from the flood alerts about the little house. Luckily it was safe and they shut the flood gates. 

The fire has been burning here a lot this week, which the bears and I love. We also had a new delivery of logs, so I see more fires in our future. 

I managed to get hold of a magazine I've been after for a while now. My cousin got me the planner for Christmas and I love it, so I thought the magazine would be wonderful, and I wasn't wrong ... its a great one. 

Ive also started sorting my craft room in order for me to start being able to get to things easier.  My sewing bits were in the corner and difficult to get to, so I shifted everything around and it feels good.

I'm also still on my quest to be better organised and that means having less clutter, so another visit to the charity shop happened this week, and I've a bag full already to drop off this week, from my craft room sort out.

Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy your week friends xx

Friday, 13 January 2017


If you're as obsessed with Pinterest as I am, you may have seen lots of IKEA hacks. In other words, things things from IKEA that have been changed slightly.  Well, here's our IKEA hack.

We've had our floating shelves in our living room, for well, it seems forever. Maybe 10 years or more, absolutely nothing wrong with them, but I felt like they're slightly dated.
This was how they looked. Like I say, nothing really wrong, I just felt they looked harsh. 

Simon, took them off the wall, and down to his workshop, where he fitted architrave around the outside edges, with wood glue and nails.  

I then got to work with the paint, and voila.

All done, and back in place. 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Week 1

I loved the first week of the year, and if that was anything to go by, I'm going to love love love 2017. 

So here are the highlights
We saw the new year in at the little house, and stayed a few days longer as Simon had the whole week off. We took the decorations down there and then back home, to take the decorations down here.  I also cleaned and cleared out my craft room, ready to start creating.  Which seems to have worked as I managed to do week one of my project life 2017 album.  

I also wrote up all the Christmas cards that we received, in my mums old book.  I've never been this organised before (its a worry lol)

I also attended the first crop of the year, and even managed a layout there ... what is happening to me! 

I'm trying to catch up with blog reading, so I apologise for any of those that I have missed over the past few weeks. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

My Word for 2017

I loved my word GROWTH last year, I kept it in my sights at all time, even now I'll still think about it, and its breakdown, I'm sure I'll still use it this year, and I'll share with you in a later post how I used it helped me in 2016. For now, I'd like to share with you the word I've chosen for this year.

It was a word that kept coming back to me, even when I thought about others.
As before, I'll explain my thoughts behind my choice  I've not just picked this word for crafting reasons, although yes that will come into it, in a big way.  No, I want to use my word in many ways, here are a few of them.

I want to CREATE more of a home in the Little House, so we can actually live there properly for longer periods of time. I'm looking to CREATE a little venture for myself (more about that in a later post). I want to CREATE a healthy lifestyle, by looking at what we eat, and how much exercise we do. I'm really looking to CREATE a happier me and more chilled out and calmer me. One that doesn't analyse everything and worry as much as I do. I want to CREATE a better blog, one that I really want to grow and explore my interests.

A word I did toy with as a word for the year was HYGGE, but again I can CREATE a hygge life.

There you have it ... I'm going to (hopefully) CREATE a life to be proud off in 2017.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Week 52

A lovely Christmas was had for sure.
We started the week at the little house, but had to come home as the bears had a visit to the groomers.   Honestly, we laughed so much when we saw the photo of them that they put up on Facebook of them ... no wonder they sulk when we pick them up.

Luckily for me, I ordered from the Emma Bridgewater sale on the first morning it started, and I couldn't believe me luck it was delivered before Christmas.

I was also very lucky with my deliveries as my project life album from Hey Little Magpie came too ... yes I know, I've not finished 2016's album but I'm still not giving in with this amazing project.

Finally Christmas day arrived and we spent it at home with my cousins, and my very very VERY talented hubby cooked an amazing dinner.

Lastly, our bears are calendar stars, yup, they're November's pin up bears.

There you have it .... our Christmas was lovely, and I hope yours was too.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas

I'd like to wish you all dear friends a very Merry Christmas.
Thank you for coming on this journey with me, and I'm excited about the blogging adventure yet to come.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Week 51

What a lovely social week it was.

It started out with my last R&D with Emma of the year.  I do love that for years, we've met for coffee and cake in the same place, at the same time, and actually usually the same type of cake. I also managed to grab a coffee with a neighbour at a new coffee shop that opened locally.

On Friday, Colin & Maria came over for the dinner.  Sadly, the bears were very naughty and loud, I'm so lucky that they understand and love them as much lol.  Even with them playing up, we had such a lovely evening.

This week, the round table charity called around, with Santa, and its such a big part of our Christmas tradition.
We went off on Saturday to spend some time at the little house, and put up the decorations, and although we're not spending Christmas day there, we will be spending time there over the festive period.  
This week Simon is off until the new year, and yes, I'm all ready for Christmas, so we can really enjoy the season.