Hello my lovelies,

I’ve added a handy little shelf to the outside lavatory where we can store toilet roll, room spray and the like and I thought I’d share it with you.

We didn’t want to add a toilet roll holder or anything to the room as its only a single skin block wall with lathe and boards on the inside, so it may at times have some damp in the air – and I don’t want mushy toilet roll!

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Hello my lovelies!

We’ve been working away like busy little bees over the past month or so, and while we are waiting for the plasterer to come at the end of this month we took on a little side project – refurbishing the original outhouse aka outside toilet/garden’s toilet/outside lavatory…

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House Update | Onwards and Upwards…

Hello my lovelies,

Well we’ve finally done it… the house is as complete as we can make it and we’ve decided to move on to another project, so this week we went ahead and put it up for sale.

It was a BIG decision, trust me on that, but although we love this little house and we have loved spending these past two years renovating and decorating it, it is time for us to move on to pastures new. We live in a pretty rural, costal village and we like the general area so we won’t be moving too far, but having lived in and renovated our current house over the past two years we know exactly what we need in the next house that we don’t have/can’t create in this one.

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Master Bedroom | Offset Window Problem SOLVED!

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Things have been moving full speed since we last spoke and I feel like I’ve so much to tell you but not enough time to explain it all right now, so to make things simple I’m-a-guna-break-it-doooown and start with a master bedroom update. Remember waaaay back in February I mentioned a few ideas we had about sorting out our off-set windows? Well we finally got the problem solved. It was a pretty easy job to be fair – an extra long Ikea curtain pole, two pairs of the Red Genevieve Pencil Pleat curtains from Dunelm Mill and a little effort – we had it fixed up in no time.

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Got a virus x 2!

Hello my lovelies,

Just wanted to post a quick update on why I haven’t posted anymore house updates yet… Well I had the flu which was bad enough, but then I went and downloaded some silly computer virus pretending to be a flash update! So mad right now. My computer is still not right and I’ve lost pretty much everything off it, so please bare with me while I try and fix it.

Big loves,
Kiki x

Master Bedroom | Faux Fireplace Upcycle Update

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This is another quick update about the ongoing project that is our house! I’m ever so pleased to say that after 14 months of hard slog we are very nearly finished with all the major projects and decoration… not quite there, but very nearly almost. The faux bedroom fireplace was a little ‘inbetween’ project that I took a liking to after seeing it on dollybowbow’s YouTube channel.

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Gift Dilemmas | Gift’s For People Who Are Difficult To Buy For

Hello my lovelies!

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been scouring the internet for Christmas gift ideas and have pretty much sorted out all out all of my gifts for everyone, but there are a few people who are really difficult to buy for and I’ve been struggling with what I should get them, so I’ve turned to that age-old gift solution – personalisation.

When in doubt I always turn to notonthehighstreet.com, they offer a fantastic range of personalised gifts and always have the answer to my gifting dilemmas. I think they came up trumps with these five little gems!

These will go down a treat this Christmas, what do you think?

For the girl who loves jewellery (but has just about every piece on the market)…

Design Your Own Star Necklace - J&S Jewellery £19.50

This Design Your Own Star Necklace for £19.50 is a great option. She isn’t going to have this and it’s completely personalised… if in doubt about buying jewellery I find that a small personalised item is much more appreciated than a large over-priced monstrosity.

For the literary lady who has a library at her disposal…

Jane Eyre Birdcage Necklace £13

When you don’t know what book to get the literary fan in you life, don’t waste you time scouring the bookshelves… get her this – the Jane Eyre Birdcage Necklace. For £13 you get a beautifully made birdcage necklace complete with a lovely printed quote which she can then use as a bookmark… two gifts in one – you can’t go wrong.

For the house-proud pair who have their pad sitting pretty…

Peronalised House Illustration £42

I know from experience that buying and renovating your first home together is a really big deal and the finished product is something to be immensely proud of. This Personalised House Illustration for £42 is a beautiful way to capture the hard work and dedication first-time buyers/renovators have put into their home and something they can take with them if/when they move.

For the lovey-dovey newly weds…

Peronalised Penguin Love Linen Cushion by TILLYANNA £30

It’s always difficult to buy a joint gift for someone. You see something one person might like, but the other person wont and visa versa…. and the to-ing and fro-ing can go on for ages. The easiest option is a homeware gift. Choose something cute but practical like this Personalised Penguin Love Linen Cushion for £30 and you’re on to a winner. A cushion is something you can put anywhere in the home, the living room, hallway, kitchen, bedroom, etc – the list is endless, so you’re not forcing someone to find space in a particular room for a decorative item.

The crowd pleaser…

Personalised Knitted Mug Cosy by CHI CHI MOI £17

When you really are at a loose end on what to buy, how about this, the Personalised Knitted Mug Cosy for £17. It’s handmade, has a cute personalised label and it comes in several different colours. You can even buy a mug to go with it and some of their favourite tea/coffee/hot chocolate to complete the gift. It’s a really simple gift, but one that everyone will love.

I hope you enjoyed this quick gift guide and that it gave you some ideas for what to get those who are difficult to buy gifts for in your life. Don’t forget to hit that like button and subscribe to keep up-to-date with my daily posts.

Big love,

Kiki x