Back in March last year, I shared my rather pitiful blogging setup which included a teeny tiny spot on the sofa in our lounge to sit and write posts. My photos were all taken on top of our laundry basket in the bathroom, using an old marble tile J had left over from tiling the wall. Keeping it classy!
I recently attended a blogger event at Bluebelle & Co in Brighton and was invited by the lovely Katie. I’m so glad I was, because I’ve now found the perfect place to go if I need some gift inspiration, a present for a new baby or even some gorgeous blog props.
I honestly wish I could say I have the beautiful white desk with the amazing drawers and pretty makeup organisers for all my makeup, but I don’t. Instead I have the most random mixture of storage solutions; do I have to give my beauty blogger badge back now?
Since the invention of digital cameras, phone cameras and uploading pics straight to Facebook or Instagram, I miss the old fashioned excitement of using up a roll of film, taking it into a shop, waiting for it to be developed and see how great (or awful) the pictures I took were.
I don’t know about you, but after my one, occasionally, two cups of coffee in the morning (at the weekends), I don’t generally tend to think about water until about dinnertime.
Last week I wrote a post about staying safe while doing DIY round the house (you can read it here if you missed it), this week I wanted to chat about some really easy DIY projects you can do round the home.
At the moment we have several issues with trying to make our house look homely (in my eyes anyway):
If you read my blog a lot, you might have seen I wrote a post recently about some of the home goals I want to achieve this year (if you’re new to the blog, then hi, and you can catch up here). I’m looking forward to getting started on the projects I have (you know, once the weather gets better); except for one major flaw in my plan. I’m so clumsy. And until I moved in with J, I wasn’t particularly savvy at staying safe while attempting DIY projects! But he’s taught me a hell of a lot in the last three years.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been living with J for almost 3 years now. A medal for him for putting up with me. And Bear, who destroys the occasional home furnishing.
In that time we’ve done a few bits to the house such as; putting the heating and flooring down in the dining room so we could use it, moved some furniture around and bought new sofas and bedside tables.
Rather than doing a December favourites, I thought I’d do a general round-up of my year and share some of the lovely things that happened to me in 2016 (most of them blog-related!) 🙂
I love a good bit of mail. Especially when it’s cute mail as opposed to the usual bills and junk mail. Although I do love those Papa Johns flyers that come through the door! Because Papa Johns is the one!
Anyway, Sophie from I Just Love It got in touch a while ago to let me know about their Christmas campaign #IJLIGiftofGiving and that they wanted to work with bloggers to do a gift swap. Not only that but my gorgeous, lovely BBFF Jemma was going to be swapping with me.