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Pinterest – just call me Mrs Pin..

03/03/2015

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I love Pinterest and it seems to love me back!  Just this week I smashed the 250,000 followers mark – I know, it’s mind blowing.  Since then I have been listed as one of the countries top ten Pinterest influencers.  Plus, yesterday, I was interviewed by the Telegraph newspaper, about how Pinterest can be a tool for gardeners, which you can read here.

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William Morris – Project Spring Clean…

02/03/2015

dining room 1

A few weekends ago, Dan and I wallpapered one wall in our dining room, and I can safely say that this one tiny change has made me so happy.

I have been a long time fan of William Morris wallpaper, in particular the Willow Boughs pattern.  I’ve pinned it, written about my love for it on here, but could I convince Dan to have it – could I heck! But, perseverance prevailed, and eventually he conceded (perhaps fed with me harping on about it).

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Lighting Majestic giveaway…

28/02/2015

majestic lighting giveaway

I have been after a lamp for the dining room sideboard for years. I have ummed and ahhed over many a lamp, but never committing to something for the fear of choosing the wrong thing. Madness isn’t it?  I was after something that was traditional, yet contemporary. Something I could live with in years to come and won’t date.  Gosh it was hard to find.  Until I saw this one on-line at Lighting Majestic.

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The Pig Hotel, Bath…

27/02/2015

the pig hotel bath

Dan and I try to go on a few dates each month, a chance for us to reconnect and talk about life without the interruptions of two wild kids.   Our dates can range from a trip to the cinema, a walk in the woods or lunch somewhere wonderful.

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Nature in the Home – a weekly pick…

26/02/2015

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A beautiful calm scene by @mathea_cornelia

Nature in the Home just keeps getting better and better.  Each week I am wowed by the amount of beautiful images that are submitted. Thank you all, for making this project such a wonderful experience.

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Morning rituals – a moment of peace…

25/02/2015

tea, mornings, littlegreeshed. lifestyle blog

I’m not a natural morning person, most mornings it takes great effort for me to leave the warm comfort of my bed. As much as I love lying there, I dislike the rush and frantic nature of the school run that occurs if I do rise late.

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Allotment range by Betty & Walter…

24/02/2015

 

Betty and walter allotment range spring flowers

I recently met Lisa Levis in Liberty of London, whilst we were knee deep in Liberty tana lawn, crafting.  As a long time fan of her work, I found the whole thing a little overwhelming.  But needless to say she is lovely and extremely talented.

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Bristol – our most romantic city…

arnolfini Bristol is well known for being a great City to live in.  Recently awarded the Green Capital of Europe for 2015, it is fast becoming a popular City break destination.  Known for it’s vibrant arts and music scene it’s the perfect City to live in for both young and old alike.  But is it a romantic place to live?

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How to care for your indoor plants…

23/02/2015

pilea House plants are possibly the one thing you could do for your home to instantly lift your decor and bring life into your space.  They are cost effective, beautiful and good for you too, by producing oxygen and cleaning the air.

Recently house plants have become ‘trendy’ (never went out of trend in my book). A couple of years ago the mother in laws tongue was all the rage, then the fiddle fig leaf and more recently the Pilea is the plant du jour.  But no matter how you wish to follow the design trends, house plants are tricky to look after for some.  Believe me I’ve killed many plants in my time.

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