Project House 2016: Goals

We moved into our current home in May 2009. Although we wanted to decorate and make some big changes it wasn’t a huge priority. Now that we have Parker, I’ve found a passion for interiors that I didn’t realise I had. I want to make our house somewhere that makes me happy, not somewhere that we just eat and sleep.

There is something so special about having a cosy, family home. A nice garden to spend evenings in during Summer. A cosy lounge with blankets and throws to keep snug in Winter. We have lots of plans for our house this year, which I’ve dubbed ‘Project House 2016’.

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12 Books that should be studied in high school

There are so many books out there that I would have benefited from reading and studying whilst I was in secondary school. Many authors are writing fantastic books dealing with so many sensitive topics and genres, giving students access to a wide and varied range of reading material.

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Bullet Journal: A Beginners Guide

Are you a bullet journal newbie? Want to know more about it or need to know where to start?

I did a post on starting a bullet journal back in April. it was my first experience of using one and I wanted to share my thoughts with others. It has been my most popular post to date, and has been pinned over 15,000 times. The post itself has been viewed over 40,000 times!

I am still loving my bullet journal and have persuaded quite a few others to start. I’m going to do a Bullet Journal 101 guide, to give you some tips, tricks and inspiration. At times it can feel overwhelming – especially when some bullet journals are like tiny masterpieces. Just go with what works for you, try and try again until you like something, keep it simple and start slowly.

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Eight Ways to get Mummy Me Time

As parents we all know how difficult it is to get some well-deserved me time. Time without a small person clinging to you, or shouting at you for something or other. Time without washing, cleaning or cooking to do. Time to switch off and just relax. I find it really hard to switch off, when Parker goes to bed in the evening is the only real time I get to rest.

Parker goes to bed at 7pm. I spend an hour doing bits and bobs like cleaning, cooking dinner, washing up, sorting things out for the next day. I then aim to do something with my evening that I enjoy, even if it is only for an hour.

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H is for happy

This is the sixth month in my H is for Happy series – the June Edition. It’s nearly July which means the Summer Holidays for me and days spent with my boy.

I’ve decided to celebrate the good things, the things that have made me smile, the things that have made me happy and the things I’m grateful for during the month.

H is for Happy aims to be an informal post that sums up our month and all of the things that have made me smile, no matter how trivial.

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