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Bits and bobs

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry that it has been ages since my last post. It has been a long time since I had a couple of weeks away, and usually I would have had a few posts scheduled in (so that you’d never know!) but with everything that’s been happening, I wasn’t quite so organised… So this is a bits and bobs post with news about happenings here.  Read More

Instagram Gallery: January 2015

It’s time for my Instagram gallery for the month! January has been a hectic month here, but it has been a great one! I celebrated my 29th birthday, and our kitchen build is almost complete. I caught up with lots of friends and we survived the gales and a bit of snow, and I’m enjoying my 365 Grateful challenge. Here’s a gallery of some of my Instagram photos from January:

 

 

Follow me on Instagram @hellohoorayblog 🙂 Click here if you would like to read my review of my Janome 525S sewing machine.

 

Living room trends for 2015

I was recently contacted by Furniture Choice to see if I would be happy to do a post for their Living Room Trends Project, so I’ll be sharing some of my favourite things in this post! We’ve got styling on the brain at the moment, so I jumped at the chance to think about a different part of the house – the living room. There are so many trends for 2015 – fusion is playing a big part, which means that mixing and matching colours, patterns and styles is big! What I love about this is that you can work with what you have already, adding in a few new key pieces or revamping and upcycling to bring a new, fresh look. And with spring on the way it’s a perfect time to get started!  Read More

Styling our kitchen

Ok, I am going to admit something here: when it comes to interiors, we only really just beginning to discover what our style is! You may be thinking that I have gone a bit mad, but hear me out… We have lived in our current house for 5 years now, and before that we lived in 3 different rented flats where we weren’t able to do any decorating. Well, I say that we weren’t able to do any but I guess we never really thought about it either – we were students and money went on rent, bills and bits and bobs, so decorating never made it on to the list. Throughout that time we accumulated stuff. A lot of stuff! It always had to fit in with whatever furniture came with the flat we were living in at the time, so we have quite a collection of stuff, it has to be said. In the five years that we have lived in the house that we own, we have only decorated one room, and that was because the roof and the old water tanks in the loft leaked at the same time! So that was done out of necessity rather than because we could. We had to get a new roof, and before that some new windows, and we saved up for our wedding too.  Read More

Fabric drawer inserts

Ok, so there’s still time to get a few things organised in January for the year ahead (well, just about!), and one thing that I’m never very organised with is my drawers. They are kind of like Monica’s closet on Friends, in that I generally just shove stuff in them but I’m then appalled by the state of them when I open them! Know that feeling? Well, I decided I’d have a go at making some simple fabric drawer inserts in an attempt to be a bit more tidy. I chose to use 4 different fabrics from the Petite Street collection by Dashwood Studios – I already had half a metre of the clouds fabric and the others were in the sale (yay!). The prints go so well together, and I knew that they would work perfectly for this project.  Read More