Wednesday, 3 September 2014

If I had a £1,000 to create the dream room...

I was contacted by Think Money to create my own dream room.

Think Money The Great Escape are offering one lucky person the chance to move out of their parents home.

3.3 million young UK adults live with their parents. (I was one of them not that long ago! I lived with my newborn and husband at my parents house until summer 2012) 

Think Money are offering to pay first month's rent, the deposit and a £1,000 to furnish your new place!!

That's where I come in, here is my virtual £1,000 furnishing ideas. A few of us bloggers have been asked for our ideas, and one of us will help the winner create their dream home concept.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2014
Living Room / Dining
Bedroom
Bathroom
Why did I choose purple? I chose this colour not just because it's my favourite colour, it's romantic, quite grown up, and can be quite a glamorous shade. I actually own most of these items and this is the colour I chose to use in my little flat. 
Back when I finally moved out of my parents house, we didn't have that much money, especially being young and having a newborn baby!! So I chose to use white furniture and purple as it was my favourite colour. Over the years I've added bits here and there, but it is still very similar to how it was when we moved in. 
Choosing a base colour (such as white) means you can mix and match furniture easily, and just use pops of colour to brighten the space up. White also reflects the light so can make small spaces seem bigger. I've chosen purple for my accessories, but white works with any colour.

I've chosen cheaper furniture that still looks good, and left a lot of money in the budget as kitchen equipment and utensils don't come cheap these days!

Furniture details:

Bedroom
Wardrobe- Ikea £39
Bed- Ikea £165
Flower Light- Dunelm Mill £6.99
Chest of drawers- Ikea £79
Table lamp- Dunelm Mill £6.99
Canvas- Argos £24.99
Room Total= £321.97

Bathroom
2 and 3 drawer storage- Argos £49.99
Bin and toilet brush- Argos £12.99
Bath mat- Argos £6.99
Laundry hamper- Argos £9.99
Bath towels- Argos £6.99
Room Total= £86.95

Living Room / Dining Room
Sofa- Argos £249.99
3 canvas- Argos £39.99
Coffee table- Ikea £14
Rug- Argos £24.99
Shelving unit/ Room divider- Ikea £45
Table and 2 chairs- Ikea £50
Photo frame- Ikea £1
Flower wall/decoration stickers- Ikea £8
Vases- Ikea £5.50 each
Curtains- Ikea £17
Room Total= £466.47

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Cancer Research Little Star Award


Whilst in the cancer ward a few months back I saw a leaflet for the Little Star Awards (Cancer Research UK, sponsored by TK Maxx) I nominated StarGirl for an award and a few weeks back it arrived!!


Here she is holding the award :)

Friday, 7 March 2014

BabyStar's Birthday Book

For Babystar's 2nd birthday I wanted to give her something different, I knew the theme I wanted for her party, so decided to make her a book.
In this book she's the mermaid, her favourite toy is her sidekick, and they search for her birthday treasure :)

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Pastry Stars

Strawberry Jam Puff Pastry Stars!!

 
I made these gorgeous puff pastry and jam stars this week. So simple to make and they taste amazing!!
 
Two ingredients: Ready rolled puff pastry and any jam you like.
 
I used different sized star cutters from Hobbycraft for the shapes. Some of them did explode in the oven but I wasn't expecting them to go perfect, where's the fun in that ;)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Buy Handmade British Blog Feature



Yesterday we were featured on the Buy Handmade British Blog :) Thank you so much Jenna.

Read the full article here: BuyHandmadeBritish Blog

Etsy Finds Email : Double Feature!



A little while ago we were featured in the fab Etsy Finds Email!!! Two of our items! One of our Something Blue Bridal Rings and our Tweet wood sign!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Today's Little Inspirational Quote




This little quote is brilliant and I couldn't put it better myself. Love should never be taken for granted.

Lauren xxx

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