House Reno updates!

 So it’s been awhile since I showed you the progress we’ve made on our house & I’m pleased to say we’re almost there!

This is just a quick over view of the rooms that are practically finished I will do a room room by tour when they are all fully completed…

Dining area

First of I’ve got to say kitchen/dining room is 100% my favorite room in the house I love the style and colour this is literally the kitchen of my dreams.

Still to do

We are going to build units & shelves into the alcoves for extra display room & storage & also to cover the old pipes & sockets. We also need to fit skirting boards & put up our curtains & blinds

Kitchen area

I LOVE MY KITCHEN! I seriously can not express how much I love this kitchen, Its exactly what I dreamt and imagined. The white units, solid wood worktops, Belfast sink, island hob. All accentuated with duck egg blue & chrome accessories. We have duck egg blue tiles to match the wall in the dining room & I love my Lion knocker chairs!

Still to do

You can’t see in the above photo but we have a pantry which needs a new door fitting & we need skirting boards & blinds for the remaining 2 windows. We also need to finish/start tiling.

    Living Room

This room is so cosy I love the colours in here. We carried the blue through into this room and added the green (my favourite colour) I think they work so well together and as we have double doors into the dining room from the kitchen and we’ve had the same flooring throughout the entire first floor it helps all the rooms flow together.

Still to do

We just need a curtain pole we already have the curtains and the skirting boards fitting in here now.

    Master Bedroom

This is our master bedroom & the only room in the that is completely finished. There’s a few finishing touches I’d like to add such as pictures and decor but the main bit is done.

Still to do

Fit our new door
  The Bathroom

Not much left to finish in here either Josh has just finished boxing in the pipes behind the toilet and sink.

Still to do

Fit the door, skirting boards and a shower screen.  
 Hallway

Last but not least is our hallway.

Still to do

We’d like a new door in the long run but for now we just really need a shoe rack or cupboard because it’s getting out of control lol,

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House Renovation – Room updates part 2

Well it’s literally full steam ahead at our house at the minute, with only 9 weeks left till the wedding we rushing around like headless chickens trying to finalize things and finish the house off. The good thing is that our house has now been fully plastered except the two spare rooms which we’ve decided to leave until after the wedding. They are currently being used as storage rooms to house our new bathroom and furniture till we can move them into their forever homes.

Our living room, Hallway and Bedroom have been fully painted and are awaiting the flooring skirting boards & glossing to be done. The Kitchen side of our kitchen/diner has been painted and my OH is putting together our units ready to have to kitchen installed next week here are some update pictures.

The Hallway

We have a pretty decent sized hallway and I was unsure what to do with it but then I realized it would be the perfect place to add some colour due to Josh’s aversion to colour anywhere in the house (if it’s not magnolia it’s not happening); I decided on lemon & grey which I know can be pretty dark in a small space but all the dark wood is going to be painted white, including the door and I’m going to add some bright photos & accessories to brighten it up. I’m excited to see the finished product.

The Living Room

As I mentioned above Josh has an aversion to colour so as we already had chocolate brown sofa & chairs we decided on chocolate & cream for our colour scheme. I will definitely be adding some kind of colour in here but until it’s finished I haven’t decided but I’m thinking emerald green & purple with hints of gold. Fingers crossed I get to add some colour lol

The Master Bedroom

Again with the colour aversion but in this case I’m happy with it as it’s exactly how I wanted it. My colour scheme is cream & gold I wanted it to feel calm, comfortable & relaxing with a hint of luxury. We have a hint of gold glitter in the paint it’s so pretty but really hard to capture in a photo & it matches the wallpaper perfectly which also has gold glitter and a gold shimmer.

There’s not much left to do in any of these rooms others than flooring, skirting boards, & glossing And other little touches like light fittings & plug sockets but these rooms haven’t got far to go now! I’m so excited now I can see it all coming together.  I hope you’ve enjoyed a little tour round our house and stay tuned for further updates on some of our other rooms.

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House Renovation – Part 1

On Friday the 27th of February we finally picked up the keys to our very first home!

Since then we have been hard at it turning it into a home we will love. The house was well cared for but very old & dated and desperate for a complete  make-over.

So far it has been mainly wallpaper scraping as whoever lived in the house before us absolutely loved the stuff it was in every room of the house including the ceiling and some rooms had a lovely surprise second layer of wallpaper waiting for us. It’s fair to say wallpaper is my nemesis and I am now a fully paid up member of the I hate wallpaper club. Today we made our biggest change and knocked down the wall separating the Kitchen and dining room to make a big dining kitchen it has made a massive difference as the kitchen was rather cramped but now it big and bright.

Anyway first things first I’ll give you a tour of the house before any work was started on it.

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So far all of the rooms apart from the hallway, 2nd bedroom & 3rd bedroom have been stripped and carpets removed. Every room is having a complete revamp and I will be showing you the plans & ideas room by room as we go by now that the walls gone we’re just waiting for the boiler to be moved into the loft as it’s currently in the bathroom once that’s done we can start plastering and really seeing everything come together. We hope to have everything done and be moved in before the wedding which gives us 4 months so keep your fingers crossed for us!

I hope you’ll follow us for the ride 2015 is turning out to be a very very busy year!

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Update – 5 months to go!

I know, I know it has been FOREVER! 5 months to be exact but I can only apologize and say things over here have been crazy crazy CRAZY!

Apart from my birthday, we went for a long weekend to London it was amazing I finally got to see Wicked and seriously can not recommend it enough! It was fantastic! We also went to the ice bar all in all it was a great birthday.

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Christmas & New year were spent eating, drinking and being merry with friends and family.

The biggest news is that we have finally bought our very first house! I am beyond excited and all being well we should pick up our keys next week! Which in all honesty is lucky because we have A LOT  of work to do on it. We have big plans for the entire house & garden which I’m sure will fill my blog up until the wedding. Once we get our key’s I’ll post pictures of before during in and after and explain our plans for the house.

Back to the subject of the wedding, as the title says there’s just 5 months to go and so far everything has gone smoothly we are just £300 off our grand total then the rest goes towards our honeymoon fund. We also have our engagement shoot on the 1st March at our wedding venue and I’m excited about working with our photographer and finding the best shots and poses. I’ve also been busy DIY’ing gifts and decorations for the wedding our spare room is set up like a workshop at the minute lol it’s also playing host to all the wedding clothes including all of the bridesmaids dresses and shoes, which I’m going to do a full post on later this week. And finally my wedding dress has arrived in the shop and although they can’t fit me in for a full fitting I can go see and try my dress on tommorow!

That’s just some of whats been going lately and there’s plenty left to talk about but I’ll save that for my next post in the mean time you can keep up to date with me by following me on

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No money, Mo problems…

Ok so the sayings actually ‘Mo money mo problems’ but it makes more sense this way (at least to me)

While I’m off in la la land dreaming of big sparkly dresses & jewel encrusted Jimmy Choos (Oh yea I’m that kind of bride), my fiance is furiously counting the cash & weighing in the books & totting up the tills. But while he’s counting the pennies I’m planning how to spend them….

And right now I have fell in love with what may currently be the ugliest house most unkept house ever….

 but I must have it! I can see & imagine so much potential! I love a project & this could be an amazing first home!

anybody want to rob a bank with me?

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