Home Tour – Living Room

Hello My Loves,

Venturing into our own home is probably the most stressful and money draining thing we’ve ever done! So when Jessica and I finally took the plunge and moved out into a small terrace house (for those who aren’t in the UK, this is a two up two down townhouse style home) we took to pinterest for cheap, diyable ideas. We’ve been here a year now and just about gotten the rooms to our tastes. So I thought I’d do a home tour series and take you through the rooms one by one, starting with the living room.

“Take a Seat”

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The living room isn’t a big room so we’ve made the best of what we can with what we’ve found. To be honest, when they’re is only two of you, you don’t really need to think about a bunch of seating options and storage so we just had fun!

The sofa was a gift from Jess’ Mum, the coffee table is a steal we found at a local charity shop for just £4.50 and the map I brought at The Works for around £3 then hung it using string.

The star of the room is the handmade fireplace! I have a wonderful friend at work who loves to create in his spare time, so when I showed him a bunch of fireplace inspirations and explained we didn’t have a fireplace he surprised me with this beauty and I absolutely LOVE it!

“Drink Up”

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This has to be my favourite side of the room, I feel like I have walked into a Pin from my INTERIOR DESIGN board when I look at it.

So the chair in the corner was my Nana’s – it was originally a dark brown wood so we painted it white to contrast from the wooden coffee table and accented it with one of the larger cushions from the sofa and a decorative cushion we found at the world market last summer.

The “Tea Trolley Bar”. I have been playing around with this since we brought it at a charity shop for £10. I eventually decided on painting it gold and adding a home bar to the bottom. We chose a mix of tumblers and glasses (Blue – Charity, Yellow – Asda and the flamingo tumblers – IKEA) then used decanters we found on various charity shops to add the liquor. On the top, we have varying plants, scented candles and globe light I brought Jess for Christmas around 2 years ago.

No doubt this room may change over time but right now, we love it! As a couple we have very eclectic tastes and are always spotting bits of furniture and ideas of pinterest we love!

What’s your style? Link me to your room tours!

Love, Heather x

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DIY Key Chains

Hello My Loves,

As much as I’d hate to admit this but I’ve been thinking about Christmas lately! I’ve been pondering on the idea of a DIY Christmas – or at least some aspects of it. I’d like to give my gifts this year a more personal touch! Anyway, I’ve been pinteresting ‘DIY Gifts’ for months now and I came across numerous key chain ideas, so I’d thought I’d have them a go!

DIY Key Chains

Here’s what you’d need:

What You Need

A selection of wool/yarn

Key rings

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I used a couple of tutorials to show me to make the different components – For the Pom Pom’s I went HERE, for the Tassels I used THIS (I did attempt to use the BLOG however it was in Spanish but the picture speaks a thousand words) and for the Hair Wraps I went HERE!

So once I’d gotten some inspiration and an idea of what I wanted to create I went ahead and followed the tutorials (they’re definitely for beginners)then simply tied the components onto the key rings using double knots – making sure they were secure and I absolutely love how they turned out! These would make great gifts for friends and neighbours for all different occasions! I’ll definitely be making more!

You can find more DIY’s and Inspiration on my PinterestHERE and HERE!

Be sure to post links to yours!

Until Next Time!

Love, Heather x

Bunny Mum – Boredom Breakers

Hello My Loves,

As my first post I’d like to introduce you to my two babies, Maude and Freddie.

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Maude and Freddie are two 12 week old Lion Head Rabbits, who live rouge in our house with us. This means they don’t have a cage, however they are litter trained and do there business in one spot (give or take a few mishaps). In this post I’m going to talk about “Boredom Breakers”. Seriously, if you have Rabbits, you’ll understand. They chew. Everything. 

The best thing I’ve given them by far was free! Toilet roll inners and cardboard boxes. They go crazy for these babies. Rabbits love to chew and throw things around, these two things you’ll always have on hand. You can make them interesting but cutting them up, putting hider holes in them, hiding treats. The world is your oyster. I’ve lots of ideas on my BUNNY board on pinterest.

Every so often I will buy the kids (yes I refer to them as my kids) toys from the pet store. I’ve purchased a few things over the past month or so, some I would definitely buy again others I won’t.

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First up, the “Boredom Tree”. I brought this from The  Range here in the UK for £9.99 however you can buy this HERE. The Kids loved this but it wasn’t long until they had destroyed it! Took them around 3 weeks. So it’s worth the money but I may have to save repurchasing for a bigger treat.

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Sizzle/Rope Toys – These are brilliant and so inexpensive. They range from around £1.99 to £3 in pet stores or ONLINE. We have about 4 hanging around the house from where they’ve thrown them or carried them to their desired destination.

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Wicker/Willow Balls – Brilliant. However they can chew through these so quickly. They’re on the cheaper side, you can buy 3 for around £3 HERE however I prefer the larger ones you can purchase at Pets at Home.

When the weather is good here I find the best way to break their boredom is letting loose to eat my beautiful plants! I know, it breaks my heart to watch them munching away at my plants but to see them happily hoping and jumping about in the sun, makes my ruined garden so worth it.

Do you have fur babies? Comment below and tell me their names!

Feel free to leave any boredom breaker ideas!

Love Heather