Archive for January 2015

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…

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Living room trends for 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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…

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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…

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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…

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Mushroom stroganoff

This mushroom stroganoff recipe is brilliant – it’s really tasty, uses cheap ingredients and is so quick to make too! Win-win. We couldn’t get hold of a varied selection of mushrooms, but it tastes great with a mix of field and chestnut mushrooms, so don’t worry if you can’t get hold of anything too exciting.  The…

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Kitchen progress: part 3

This week was week 8 on our kitchen build – and what a week it was! Thankfully, our windows and door arrived as scheduled on Tuesday, which meant that the old kitchen wall could be knocked through. I worked from home on Tuesday afternoon and by the time I got home at lunchtime, the windows…

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Entering the last year of my twenties…

I turned 29 this week, and have been thinking a lot about different things that have happened and things that might be. Maybe it’s because it’s a New Year thing, or maybe because 29 is quite near to 30, or maybe a little bit of both. I’ve been wondering how I feel about entering the…

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Chocolate and salted caramel squares

I’ve had a few recipes saved up for the time when we don’t have a kitchen, and this is one of them. I apologise if you’re trying to be healthy there are some links to healthier things at the bottom of this post! The original title of this recipe (which I found on the BBC…

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DIY iPhone cover

I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6 and this gave me a good excuse to get out my sewing stuff and design a cover for it! I bought a plastic one too but I really don’t want to scratch the screen or anything, so a fabric case/pouch is perfect for protecting it whilst it’s in…

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Kitchen progress: Part 2

Our builders have been working so hard and are making brilliant progress with our new kitchen! The weather has been a bit hit and miss, and the main problem has been the gale force winds that many of us have been experiencing around the UK over the past couple of weeks. The roof (which is…

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Banana and Nutella cake

Last weekend, we packed up the remaining items in our old kitchen in preparation for the builders to knock through at some point soon. It’s going to be really dusty, so best to get things out of the way in advance! We decided to do one last bake in our oven, which is incredibly old…

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Sewing machine review: Janome Sewist 525S

I bought my Janome 525S last year and have been so happy with it. I have wanted to review it for you for a long time, and now that I have tried and tested quite a lot of the functions I feel like I’m in a much better position to do it! I was hoping to get…

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