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BUDGET FRIENDLY HOME DECORATING IDEAS

BUDGET FRIENDLY HOME DECORATING IDEAS

A home is the eternal satisfaction of life. Everybody dreams to bed their home of dreams. Right after the time, the dream of building the home has been accomplished. The next step is to decorate it. The feeling of adoring the home through incredibly pious […]

Pregnancy Care: When To Call Your Doctor

Pregnancy Care: When To Call Your Doctor

When I was pregnant first time round, I really didn’t have much of a clue about pregnancy, health or complications within a pregnancy. I ended up seeking help from books and parenting websites when I had a symptom I was unsure about. They were a […]

CENTER PARCS 2018

CENTER PARCS 2018

You know when you wait so long for a holiday, 365 days in fact, and it arrives and then its over before you know it. Yeah that. We have started going to Elvedon, Center Parcs for the past 3 years. Its been wonderful and something we all look forward to. When I say all, I mean 14 of us. We literally countdown the days from the moment we are back.

3 years ago, I had never been to a Center Parcs and to be honest I wasn’t overly fussed about going, but now? I wished I actually lived there all year round. Its so beautiful, tranquil and serene and getting to swim most days and walk around the woods with the pooch was just bliss. We sat alfresco, eating, drinking and laughing. We were so lucky with the weather. Predictions of rain and thunderstorms most days, but we managed to escape all that and it barely rained all week.

We all tried new things, new activities and made the most of spending time together. Park trips, disco’s, boat rides, archery and so much more. Its been such a wonderful week away. Time spent with my favourites and time spent away from the norm.

Just a few snaps of our week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | MAY

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | MAY

Welcome back to another month of Snapshots and Scenes. I cannot quite believe how quickly May went by. It feels like I have blinked and missed half the month! Its been a busy few weeks, with May ending with a rather lovely break away. The […]

MORSE TOAD MESSAGING SERVICE | REVIEW

MORSE TOAD MESSAGING SERVICE | REVIEW

Morse Toad are a chocolate messaging service. Instead of sending just a card you can now send chocolate messages to anyone you like – and for literally any occasion. Morse Toad have a huge range of messages for different themes and you can create something special […]

SAFE {NETFLIX}, HAIRCUTS, UNICORNS

SAFE {NETFLIX}, HAIRCUTS, UNICORNS

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and that’s a Little Love round-up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat, and it also means its half term!

Today marks the day we break up for a weeks holiday. I am super duper excited as we are actually going away and it could not have come at a better time. This month has been pretty full on and I am still struggling to juggle work, blogging, life and parenting! I have yet again been so slack on blogging and I am really wondering if its something I want to continue with. Im struggling with the whole social ,media side and I cannot find a good balance.

When I saw Morgana tweet yesterday, I knew I had to get back on the saddle as they say and join in. Its no secret I adore this linky. I love reading what everyones #littleloves are and now, its a monthly posts, hopefully it will be a lot easier to keep up to date with, as the lsat few times I linked up I was pretty sick with!

Without too much waffling, here are the little things I have been loving.

I was so good throughout March and April with my reading. This month I have been terrible! I am still reading Friend Request by Laura Marshall. I have to admit, I read the first few chapters and then forgot about it. When I did the school pick up yesterday I took it with me and read a few chapters. Its definitely coming away on holiday with me!

I am fully up to date with Suits! I managed to binge watch season 7 last week and I am all emotional Mike and Rachel will not grace the Specter/Litt offices anymore! It is such a good series and definitely one to watch if you haven’t already!

I started Safe {Netflix}  This eight-part drama follows Tom, a grieving widower who is thrust into action when his eldest daughter mysteriously disappears from their seemingly idyllic gated community. I am really enjoying it, I think I am half way through. Its based on a Harlen Coben novel.

We had a movie afternoon last weekend and we all watched The Greatest Showman. When I took Gracie to watch it, Henry went with his dad to watch Black Panther. So it was nice for them to enjoy the movie and see what all the fuss was about!

I know this is a cover, but I love this version. I love Paloma and I don’t think she can do no wrong. Been listening to this a lot. It also takes me back to those days I was obsessed with Lost! Which was the weirdest program ever!

Ok, the weather has been so bloody lovely this past month. I have been making the most of the summer wear. Shorts, dresses, skirts, sandals, you name it, Ive worn it. I’s also wearing a new hairstyle. I had a major accident with the hairdryer and managed to burn half my hair! I have no idea, how or why, but yep it happened and I needed it sorting. Its just been tidied up, and spruced up. A bit shorter than I would of liked, but It looks a lot better than the burnt nest that I was previously rocking!
Fleur also went for the chop. She was really struggling with all her fur in the heat. We decided she needed quite a bit taken off and she looks so much better for it. Now you can see her eyes, which before she had some massive floppy fringe which covered them. She could barely see!

This week I made a chocolate cake. It didn’t hang around long enough for photos unfortunately! I am also looking into making Henrys birthday cake. He will be 7 in just a few shorts weeks.  He is Minecraft mad, so I want to incorporate that. Pinterest has some great ideas, I am just hoping I pull it off and he likes it!

 

A few weeks ago it was my sisters birthday and we buy each other a little token gift. I was really unsure what to get. A few months ago in Asda I saw this gorgeous unicorn teapot, and because she is loving having tea out of a teapot I thought I would get her it. I bailed at the last minute though as I just wasn’t sure she would like it. On her birthday I showed her what she could of got and she actually took me by surprise and said she loved it! So she went and bought it herself. I then because I loved it so much I went and bought it too! It makes a rather lovely cup of tea!!

Whatever your up too, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely Morgana over at her new blog Coffee Work Sleep Repeat  for this linky,

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THE LATEST TRENDS TO UPDATE YOU HOME INTERIOR

THE LATEST TRENDS TO UPDATE YOU HOME INTERIOR

The world of interior décor is constantly changing at a breakneck speed. Year after year there are new trends that surface and take the world of interior décor by storm. The year 2018 has seen some insane changes in interior décor and home design. If […]

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | APRIL

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | APRIL

I’m so excited to share with you another snapshots and scenes. I didn’t link up last month as I took an unexpected blog break which went on for longer than I actually anticipated. I have come back this month with fresh eyes and the excitement […]

ACHIEVING THE PERFECT LIGHTING FOR YOUR HOME

ACHIEVING THE PERFECT LIGHTING FOR YOUR HOME

Decorating you home is probably one of the most rewarding things to do. When we moved into our house it was a big job. A job we have loved seeing come to life and how we envisioned. We are now slowly coming to an end of our renovations, but there are still some important things missing. Lighting!

Lighting your home can be stressful and tricky, you want something that captures the theme perfectly. You might want a light that creates a focal point, or one that is easily hidden. A pendant hanging light is an excellent feature to any room. It can brighten up a lounge or become a statement piece in an open plan kitchen. Floor standing lamps give that sense of warmth and a homely feeling.

Whether you’re looking to transform your living room into a cosy nest or craft a truly relaxing ambience in your bathroom. Their are three basic types of lighting that work together in your home:

Ambient lighting – at its simplest, ambient lighting provides an area with overall illumination. Also known as general lighting, it radiates a comfortable level of brightness without glare and allows you to see and walk about safely. In some spaces such as laundry rooms, the ambient lighting also serves as the primary source of task lighting.

It can be accomplished with chandelier lights, ceiling or wall-mounted fixtures, recessed or track lights and with lanterns mounted on the outside of the home. Having a central source of ambient light in all rooms is fundamental to a good lighting plan.

Task lighting – this type of lighting helps you perform specific tasks, such as reading, grooming, preparing and cooking food, doing homework, working on hobbies, playing games and balancing your checkbook. It can be provided by recessed and track lighting, pendant lighting and undercabinet lighting, as well as by portable floor and desk lamps.

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Accent lighting –  accent lighting adds drama to a room by creating visual interest. As part of an interior design scheme, it is used to draw the eye to houseplants, paintings, sculptures and other prized possessions. It can also be used to highlight the texture of a brick or stone wall or outdoor landscaping.

Accent lighting requires as least three times as much light on the focal point as the general lighting surrounding it.

I have been getting lots of inspiration on lighting ideas from a company called Lights. They have a huge selection of lighting to choose from to achieve the perfect lighting in your home.

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A NEW PRINCE, SUITS, RUTI | LITTLE LOVES

A NEW PRINCE, SUITS, RUTI | LITTLE LOVES

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and that’s a Little Love round-up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Again, I failed to link up last week. I have been a pretty poor blogger this year and I wrote a post […]