Plants & sunny mornings

Excuse my excitement but today England had over three hours of sunshine. We all lost our cool.

I wore shorts. That is until I realised it’s actually April and only 22 degrees, opened my front door, shivered and ran back inside.

Sunshine makes everything better and I thought I’d share my happy looking front door area, featuring plants that I’ve somehow kept alive!

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The Moss adds character….

Happy weekend everyone!

Em xo

Our little home intro

Hello there, I thought I would introduce our home, as I will be blogging our refurbishment!

We moved in back in December 14, it only took us a couple of hours and a very small van! The only furniture we owned included a sofa, TV, Ikea coffee table and a bed! Luckily our home included built in wardrobes, a washing machine and a cooker so we didn’t need to buy much straight away!

The following months passed by quickly and then drama. Whilst I was showing one evening water came dripping through the ceiling! Cue the home refurb in February much sooner than we (and our bank accounts) anticipated.

During the decorating and demolishing there were days when I simply wasn’t needed and ended up getting in the way… so before my OCD got the better of me I decided to paint and spruce up the outside of our home!

Before…

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During…

First we decided to change the front step as it was a CRAAZZYY steep drop, which I may or may not have fallen down a few times in the dark. We also continued the paving along the front of the house to fill with flower pots & maybe a little bench who knows!

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Next I repainted the white walls in brilliant white, oh so bright and cheery. And refurbished the little post box, which I mightaaa messed up the ‘o’ so it stayed a “pst” box for a day while the paint dried… whilst I waited for that I also re-painted the plant hanger bracket and changed the door sign.

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The spider fear was unrealllll.

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We also replaced the outside light as it was as bright as a firefly on its deathbed, and its now got a motion sensor! It’s the little things.

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It feels so much brighter and welcoming! Now to focus on the inside…. gulp.

Em xo

Green vibes

I decided to start a little blog dedicated to mainly the refurbishment of my first home with my boyfriend Ben & general lifestyle posts. So to start things off, here’s a small mid-week plant adoption and refurb.

I think having greenery adds such vibrance to a room, I particularly love plants that are easy to care for like my little cacti family and aloe vera plant. Greenery can also help to purify the air and that’s all good with me!

When family members or friends sell their businesses/offices/move homes it’s always worth having a little peak at things they no longer need…

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Tadaaaaa, this lovely little tree was unwanted, unloved and seriously wonky! So I emptied the pot, placing the plant into a bin bag and scrubbed the pot to death. I then filled it with new, fresh soil, which I may or may not have borrowed from my parents garden… and replanted resulting in a lovely new addition to our living room!

You never know what gems you can find for free!

Em xo