We’ve got a move in date!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I’ve been back to work and i’ve been a busy bee!

But we have some fantastic news! We finally have a move in date.

Thursday 1st June 2017!

This is a lot earlier than expected so we are slightly panicking that we haven’t done everything.

This week we’ve been choosing our carpets and flooring. This has been proving to be difficult as I’m so indecisive. Due to the limited time frame I do feel rushed in choosing but I do think it may be a blessing in disguise as I probably would have taken months before a decision!

I think my next post will be the grand reveal of our home.

I’m so excited! Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Much Love,

Sophie x  

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Annual leave…

Today is my last day of annual leave. I have been off for 9 days, and its flown by.  Today is the day I will deep clean the house and start to get everything ready to go back to work. (I always feel like a child returning to school, making sure I have everything packed!)

Over the 9 days I’ve enjoyed:

  • A day out in Manchester with the Mother
  • A day of shopping with a best friend
  • I’ve danced the night away at a wedding
  • and I’ve had a fair few lazy days too!

 

(Above are a couple of photographs from the wedding. I wore a beautiful skirt from New Look which I teamed up with a simple black top from River Island.) 

Today however I will move from the comfort of the sofa and I will tidy up. I’m not too sure what happened. Why is it that after one night out and you wake up the next day and the house is a tip. Every room looks like a tornado has hit it. How does this happen?!

Before I continue Ned is making strange noises at me… That’s his way of telling me he wants to go out. I swear he rules this house!

So I’ve just got back from walking trouble and out of 6 dogs on the park he was the only one on his lead. Yes, he is a pain as he doesn’t listen to me, only Adam, so he can’t be trusted off his lead.  Are all dogs the same?! Do they only listen to the ‘man of the house’?

So where was I…

While i’ve been on annual leave it’s also been pay day! (Thank the lord!) So obviously I rushed out and went on the hunt for homey items.

  • 1st Item- Lampshade

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I mentioned this item on my ‘I’ve taken over…’ blog post. The gold spotty lampshade from Debenhams will be for my new dressing room. In that room I will be aiming for a pink, white and gold theme so this lampshade was the perfect fit. For more information e.g. sizing and costs pleas check out my blog ‘Ive taken over…’ post.

  • 2nd Item – Bunting 

I found this adorable bunting from Home Bargains for 99p!! I really wish I got a few more packs, so I could go around all of the windows in the kitchen. Maybe another trip to Home Bargains is needed!

  • 3rd Item – Fruit basket 

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This copper looking fruit basket was also from home bargains for £2.99. I finally found a reason to chuck out a blue plastic nasty looking fruit bowl which has been in our home for YEARS. Some how I inherited from my mum, and it was just awful. So hello there new beautiful modern looking fruit basket.

 

4th Item – Photo Book

How adorable is this Kirstie Allsopp Spotty photo book. I found this great little bargain buy off ebay. It should have been £18.00 and I got it for £6.95 and £2.95 for postage (brand new may I add). I was on the hunt for a pretty photo book because for the move we are going through everything in the house and being ruthless. I have a large toy box full of printed photographs from the olden days when you used to use disposable cameras. We have 100’s. Me and my mum separated them in to piles of who was keeping which photographs .. So I decided to buy a photo book. Unfortunately it was only for the small images but I couldn’t complain, it was a great bargain buy!

Right…I’ve just had a sneak peak at my emails..and the emails have piled up like crazy. So a hectic day back in for me tomorrow. So I must make a move and tidy the house, as I’m certain I wont be lifting a finger when I get home tomorrow night.

Much Love,

Sophie x 

 

ZZZ…

If you were to ask my boyfriend to a name a love of mine, I think he would say ‘sleeping!’ Lazy I know, but who doesn’t love a comfy bed where you can drift off to dream land and escape reality.

Therefore I’ve decided I want to invest in a new bed for our new home, but like anything, I’m on a tight budget. As you will soon see, I’m rather tight when it comes to money. I’d rather search high and low for a bargain before I  go ahead and buy. I typically tend to  head back to my first finds, but it’s always worth looking for a cheaper alternative right?!

I have recently been inspired by a couple of different places in regards to beds.  The first inspirational place happened to be my work place…

The Glendower Hotel has just finished a major refurbishment and I am extremely proud to say that I work there. The bedrooms have been finished to a very high standard, and the building hosts 3 sea view suites.

The Ribble View is personally my favourite suite in the hotel. This suite has two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a balcony.

(Photo credit : Gavin Haworth Photography )

Because of the Glendower, I haven fallen in love with headboards. I think they make a fantastic focal point to any bedroom. I would like to think I can also make that ‘wow factor’ when I create my bedroom in my new home.

Whereas now I currently have a white framed bed (please see below for very old photographs). When I first purchased my bed 2 years ago, I thought it was beautiful, but like anything, you grow out of love with trends, and now I’m looking for my very own divan bed with headboard. Obviously the Ribble View master bedroom is rather large in comparison, as my cosy new bedroom will only be 3.31m by 3.12m, so my headboard would have to be on the smaller scale.

I’ve also spotted headboards in the show homes in Thornton Fields, Rowland Homes. The way the rooms are presented is impeccable and have shown me headboards can fit in smaller spaces too.

My search criteria:

  • I will aim for a neutral colour such as a grey or cream so that when I do change my mind (possibly yearly) on the colour of the walls the bed will still suit the room.
  • Rough budget of £500.
  • Standard 4’6″ x 6’3″ double size.

If you have any recommendations, please do let me know. Or if you have a beautiful divan bed with headboard I would love to see!

Much Love,

Sophie x

I’ve taken over…

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…the box bedroom in the new house!

In our new home, we will have a box room which has no purpose until now! I have taken this room over so this can be my new dressing room!

I have always wanted my own space where I can get away with big bang of girly-ness. As soon as you walk in I want glitter galore!

Whereas the rest of the house I have to be careful as I do share the space with a manly man! So I very much doubt he would want pink, flowers and glitter in every inch of the property.

So when we decided this space would be mine, I sat down and went through some home magazines to gain ideas.

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I soon came up with the idea of having a pink, white and gold theme. Luckily these colours are very on trend at the moment, especially copper tones and rose gold.

One item which shouted ‘BUY ME!’ was this gorgeous blush pink case set. I am in love, however at £44.95 I am struggling to part with my cash. Mainly because I have no idea what I will use them for. I urge you all to give me ideas, just so I finally have the excuse to click buy. Just look how pretty it is…

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The cases were not the first item I struggled to buy. The first item bought for the dressing room was the lampshade. Screen Shot 2017-04-27 at 12.05.53This beautiful lampshade from Debenhams was originally £25.00. I know this isn’t expensive, however I was little worried about the size. The dimensions (HD): 20 x 30cm and weight: 0.73kg seemed a little big for a small room so I was put off at first. But as I kept looking around, I failed to find a better option. Because I changed my mind so many times it went on sale for £17.50! So sometimes changing your mind pays off as items come in sale, or I was just very lucky!

One key piece for the dressing room, is the dressing table. I already have a beautiful table and chair which I bought when I move in to my rented bungalow roughly 1 year ago. I will be keeping this, as it’s just the right size and still looks like brand new.

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Items to find are curtains, wardrobe, wall art and mirror. I would love an oversized floor standing mirror, but I think it may over power the box room. Therefore I am being patient and waiting until we go in the new build to get a feel for the size before I start buying furniture.

Any recommendations for websites or shops in Lancashire would be greatly appreciated, as I see myself going back to the same places again and again.

Soon all my planning will come in place, and I will finally see my beautiful girly space.

Much Love,

Sophie x

 

Happy Little Egg

We’ve just moved in to our dream little home. Our new build is 3 bedrooms, based in Lancashire and this is our very first home that we can call our own!

Since I can remember I have always had the passion for interior design. This has become a hobby of mine, obsessing over Pinterest and viewing other inspirational Insta pages.

Keep your eyes peeled for my thoughts and progress of my new home, along with a possible few posts about my biggest love of my life, my Westie, Ned.

Much Love,

Sophie x