A HUGE HELLO, to everyone who's new to this little corner of instaland.... whether you're here for interiors, lifestyle or faith, I hope you feel like you can engage with me.... cos that's what i'm here for.... to help and to encourage.
Life can be rough sometimes.... am i right???
This little space is very soon going to be covered in text books, biro marks and half drunk mugs of tea, as i share this space with my 12 yr old son.... but i'm enjoying the last couple of weeks of it just being MINE!
I'm currently trying to hatch a plan of creating a little creative space just for ME (i'm so greedy).
Anyways have a good one folks.
ps @thegwinterwonderland you can tell your little lady i love my little candle 💕
Laura xx #myhome#thesimplethings#myhaven#myHShome#interiorblogger#nihomes#niblogger#ukhomes#ukblogger#metalhealth#keepitpositive#radiatelight#studyspace#creativespace#calltobecreative
#myhouseinaugust prompt today is LIVING ROOM.
We have a open planned living space, the TV snug which i shared a few days ago is at the other end of this room (and between both rooms are the kitchen and dining area).
I chose this chartreuse sofa from dfs, as it is the shade of many of the fields outside. It also provides the much needed colour pop as everything else within this space is so neutral.
One of the focal points in this room is our stove. We had at one stage thought we would stone the entire chimney breast, but once we were in the space (we have a vaulted ceiling in this area), I thought it would be too much...... and i'm so glad I didn't go ahead and do it.... less is more sometimes!
You'll also see we have NO TV in this space... and that's another i'm happy about! It's my peaceful space I have my morning cuppa in☕️
These beauties caught my eye in the vegetable shop yesterday....lovely home grown sweet peas!
I knew i had to have a bunch, i knew they were going to smell so sweet... did i need to smell them before i bought them.... nope.... i was confident they were going to have that sweet fragrance they always did.
I have met so many wonderful people through IG, but you do always wonder... what are they like in "real life".
I hope my little corner of insta is a true reflection of who i am, and that you won't be shocked if we ever meet!
I love stories tho, as i feel it's were people reach out a little more, it's were their heart is, and they really want you to interact with, help them out......maybe i'm wrong?
So let's be more like a bunch of sweet peas, be consistent and carry a pleasing and sweet aroma!
I really don't want to say it but... it feels a bit autumnal this evening! I've the candles lit and the light outside is golden. Hope you've all had a lovely Wednesday, the weekend is in sight, yippee!! ⭐️
This is me... just causally sitting like a numpty, on my bed, talking a selfie!
Just wanted to take 5 mins to say hi, to all the new followers who have dropped into my corner of insta over the past week (with a little help from @homeatrosecottage @makingmemoriesinthechaos, @littlemaldod & @little_green_tree)
I'm a 36yr old stay at home mum, from N-I.
I love to see the beauty in everything and everyone. I believe we are all just living this life one day at a time... and some of those days are just by the skin of our teeth! l
I also have a blog (link in bio) where i share more on our new build, faith and how there is HOPE in the midst of darkness.
I started this little instablog back in January, primarily to talk about our beautiful new home that we built and have been blessed with living in for the past year...... but it's developed into a kind of lifestyle blog too.
I share my love of making, cooking, faith and family (i've 2 boys aged 10.5 and 12 and i've been married to richard for nearly 16yrs).
I hope my little corner of insta will encourage and inspire each of you lovely peeps!
If you're new here... say hi in the comments... id love to meet you! #itsbettertogether#interiorblogger interiorblogger #niblogger#lifestyleblogger#interiorblogger#nihomes#myhome#mystyle#familylife#selfie#justsayinghi
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This had to be the cherry on top for last years Christmas. Finally getting the digger onto sight and seeing the very first stages of our house unfolding. Maisie was also preggo in this picture, a Christmas present I wasn't so fond of 🐶🙈
Pretty blooms in these cute little hanging vases from @littlemaldod.
I'm having a few girls over tonight, and i'm quite excited.
When you live in a house full of boys it's easy to get excited about pretty flowers and liberty napkins!
Though don't let this pic fool you.... i'm currently sitting on my back door step for the following reasons:
One of my boys is slapping a refresher bar and the other crunching (obvs with his mouth open) a bag of onion rings.
The regular show is blasting so loud i'm surprised you can't hear it in portrush (maybe you can) and the ipad is up so loud because the youngest can't hear over the sound of the TV
Now the rain is coming in so i have to go back in😫
We are nearly at the half way folks.... you can do it 👊🏻 #ukhomes#niblogger#nihomes#prettyblooms#thesummerholidaysdrivemeinsane#gettingittough#ineedearbuds
It's a slow one here this morning. We had sleepovers and breakfast has just finished.
I've one boy bouncing to get into the shower, because his NEW BLACK SUPER SKINNY RIPPED JEANS have just arrived (how good is @nextofficial next day delivery).... i've never seen a kid so excited (i'm really going to have problems with this one).
I'm going to be plus 3 kids this afternoon and i'm getting new hall curtains and a little roman blind fitted in our ensuite from @signaturedesignsbelfast .... so it will be all go come 1.30!
So i'm going to enjoy this my 2nd cuppa before the madness!
Also thanks to everyone who is able to make the @sueswannorwex party i'm hosting on thursday evening... i thought it would also double up as a casual instameet.... still got room for more so if you'd like to come, have a look at a fab range of home products whilst catching up with the girlies (and nibbles) i'd love to have you.... just let me know 💕
ps. how pretty is this little rose plant from @lidlni a steal at £1.25 🌸
I love fresh salsa with nachos and melted cheese on a saturday night!
Here is my receipe.... it's so easy and once you've made fresh you'll never look back.
Punnet of cherry tomatoes
1 small onion
3/4 packet of fresh coriander
Juice of 1 lime
1 clove of garlic (crushed)
splosh of olive oil
green chilli (optional and add as much as you like)
Chop everything up and mix in a bowl..... simples!
Happy S U N D A Y peeps!
It's been a slow one for us so far, but the bbq is on and then we are getting ready to head down to @wondrous_ebwi this evening.... i'm actually really excited as this is the first time we have went to a conference as a family! A bit nervous for the big boy as it's his first time attending anything youth related outside of our own church comforts... but i just know he's going to be SO blessed.
Other good news is the hubby has given the green light for furniture for our balcony and a few new bits for our bedroom, so as any good wife would do.... i've already the balcony stuff ordered and also negotiated that it would be better for me to go to ikea to pick up the furniture, rather than pay the £35 delivery charge (you know i'll spend more than the delivery charge right??).
so it's another winning day for me! #instahome#myhaven#instagood#bedroomdecor#bedroomupdate#imfinallygettingalongmirror#ukhomes#nihomes#niblogger#interiorblogger
It's a bank holiday in N. Ireland tomorrow and I am off, hurray! And it's going to be good weather! Double hurray! Tonight I'm going to catch up on a bit of housework so I have the whole day to enjoy with the family 🌸
A final detail from the photoshoot of Judy @french_grey_lifestyle and Simon's stunning home. Photographed for Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living Magazine @ihilmagazine. To be featured in the September 2017 issue.
Happy Sunday! Ah the N.Irish weather is back to normal ☔️ We had a lovely BBQ at my sisters last night and enjoyed every last second of the balmy evening on the patio. At least I have my cheery sunflowers to add a little sunshine inside! 💛
A detail from the photoshoot of Judy @french_grey_lifestyle and Simon's stunning home. Photographed for Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living Magazine @ihilmagazine. To be featured in a forthcoming issue. 2 of 3.