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To celebrate the revised and expanded edition of the popular Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook from The Hummingbird Bakery @hummingbbakery, we have five delicious bakes from the book for you to try at home in the November issue. We are also offering three readers the chance to win a copy. Simply pick up a copy of the November issue and answer the question to be in with a chance of winning – good luck! 🍰
To celebrate the revised and expanded edition of the popular Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook from The Hummingbird Bakery @hummingbbakery, we have five delicious bakes from the book for you to try at home in the November issue. We are also offering three readers the chance to win a copy. Simply pick up a copy of the November issue and answer the question to be in with a chance of winning – good luck! 🍰
Island Living! CRL Stone @crlstone recently collaborated with Andrew Ryan Kitchens on a new installation in its County Wexford showroom which I had the pleasure of photographing. This project showcases CRL Quartz worktop in Knightsbridge. The lighter surfaces are great for bouncing light in the room and make small spaces look bigger. A great contrast with the dark blue island.
Island Living! CRL Stone @crlstone recently collaborated with Andrew Ryan Kitchens on a new installation in its County Wexford showroom which I had the pleasure of photographing. This project showcases CRL Quartz worktop in Knightsbridge. The lighter surfaces are great for bouncing light in the room and make small spaces look bigger. A great contrast with the dark blue island.
PLASTERERS have started πŸ™ŒπŸ» So excited to finally see progress again. It's getting so dark in the evenings though, views by iPhoneπŸ“±torch the other night! #selfbuildni #selfbuild #plasterers #plastering #sashwindows #buildingahouse #buildingsite #nihomes
MORNING!
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I love how the sun rises in this corner of the house, and thankful that i've floor to ceiling windows to capture it!
Not thankful for having to clean them tho!
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I've hugged the boys and kisses them that much this morning as we won't see them for 4 days... I hate flying and leaving them... but I know they'll have the best time with nana and granda!
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I'm also nervous as this is our first time in Italy and I don't even know one word of Italian ... like how rude is that!!! We are also staying in an @airbnb apartment for the first time... so excited to see how that turns out!! Any tips for Rome or places to visit??
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Now i'm just wondering do I finish my new pile of ironing or leave it for my mum to do when she comes to stay πŸ˜‰
#romeherewecome #househasneverlookedsoclean #cornersofmyhome #myhome #niblogger #nihomes
MORNING! - I love how the sun rises in this corner of the house, and thankful that i've floor to ceiling windows to capture it! Not thankful for having to clean them tho! - I've hugged the boys and kisses them that much this morning as we won't see them for 4 days... I hate flying and leaving them... but I know they'll have the best time with nana and granda! - I'm also nervous as this is our first time in Italy and I don't even know one word of Italian ... like how rude is that!!! We are also staying in an @airbnb apartment for the first time... so excited to see how that turns out!! Any tips for Rome or places to visit?? - Now i'm just wondering do I finish my new pile of ironing or leave it for my mum to do when she comes to stay πŸ˜‰ #romeherewecome  #househasneverlookedsoclean  #cornersofmyhome  #myhome  #niblogger  #nihomes 
MORNING!
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My love of all things green is slowly taking over the house.
Now it's the hallways turn!
It's also the only space in the house, where i haven't had the courage to put anything on the walls yet!
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I'm now on the lookout for 2 mirrors and some funky wall art.... so if you've any advice where I should look, hit me up!
I did see the most beautiful @voyage_deco mirror yesterday in @alexandersdesignhouse (see stories), so I may ask santa for it, as it would match our curtains perfectly πŸ˜‰ (UPDATE Santa just said no- must have been a naughty girl this year)
#plantsofinsta #myhallway #plantlady #niblogger #interiors #nihomes #myhome #homedecor
MORNING! - My love of all things green is slowly taking over the house. Now it's the hallways turn! It's also the only space in the house, where i haven't had the courage to put anything on the walls yet! - I'm now on the lookout for 2 mirrors and some funky wall art.... so if you've any advice where I should look, hit me up! I did see the most beautiful @voyage_deco mirror yesterday in @alexandersdesignhouse (see stories), so I may ask santa for it, as it would match our curtains perfectly πŸ˜‰ (UPDATE Santa just said no- must have been a naughty girl this year) #plantsofinsta  #myhallway  #plantlady  #niblogger  #interiors  #nihomes  #myhome  #homedecor 
New centre piece for October...my favourite month of the year!πŸπŸŽƒ #october #interiors #instahome #minipumpkins #centrepiece #candles #hygge #nihomes #autumn #seasonaldecor #instadecor #gourds #autumnvibes
Busy day today furniture shopping in London for our new house! #nihomes #selfbuild #rennovation #cultfurniture #made.com #scandanaviandesign
Our fun little project has come to an end. #nihomes #window #extensions #happyclients #paving #tobermore #quarrystore #gmg #galgorm #brickwork #archwindow
New hairpin table!
Shame i'm totally colour blind and it matches no other furniture in the entire house πŸ™„
Good job i'm handy with a paint brush!
#myhome #interiors #newtable #hairpinlegs #hairpintable #niblogger #nihomes #blogger #stylemyhome #ukhomes #ukblogger #interiorinspo #homedecor
Progress with the portico this wknd and plasterers due to start this week πŸ™ŒπŸ» #selfbuildni #selfbuild #portico #caststoneportico #plasterers #buildingsite #buildingahouse #nihomes
Bargain of the week!! Found these little beauties for Β£2 each in tesco! (Yes I raided all they had left πŸ˜„) #bargain #scandinavianstyle #planters #cactus #interiorinspo #bythesea #coastalliving #nihomes #indoorgardening
The little man demonstrating how we all feel about self builds right now! πŸ™ˆ#letsjusthide #selfbuildni #selfbuild #toddlerlife #buildingahouse #nihomes
MORNING!
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Just thought I'd say Hi to all the lovely new folk around my little squares!
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My name is Laura, and i've been about for 36 years! (yes please do take time to be shocked).
I am a wife (16 years... I married my school sweetheart) and mama to 2 boys (10 & 12).
I'm currently at home with my boys, but you will see on stories that I also help out with our churches new outreach programme @the_yard_portadown (which opens this saturday... eeekkk).
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I'm pretty new to the old instagram, but these squares represent all that I love and what I cherish in life!
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We recently built our forever home (that is until the sunshine finally calls us abroad β˜€οΈ) and that's the main reason for starting this blog; to journal all things interior and DIY, but it's slowly turned into more of a lifestyle blog.
So prepare yourself for faith, food, interiors and lots of making!
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I have previously blogged about my journey from depression... so if you feel you may benefit from reading my scribblings on this part of my life... please pop over to my blog.... it's hard hitting, but I know it's already resonated with so many of you.
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As always, if there is anything you ever what to drop me a message about... my inbox is always open!
And say Hi below, if you're new around here 😊
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So that's me in a few sentences.... Have a great Wednesday!
Laura xx
#instahome #instadaily #instablogger #niblogger #nihomes #myhome #pursuepretty #alittleaboutme #myhome #plantsofinstagram
MORNING! - Just thought I'd say Hi to all the lovely new folk around my little squares! - My name is Laura, and i've been about for 36 years! (yes please do take time to be shocked). I am a wife (16 years... I married my school sweetheart) and mama to 2 boys (10 & 12). I'm currently at home with my boys, but you will see on stories that I also help out with our churches new outreach programme @the_yard_portadown (which opens this saturday... eeekkk). - I'm pretty new to the old instagram, but these squares represent all that I love and what I cherish in life! - We recently built our forever home (that is until the sunshine finally calls us abroad β˜€οΈ) and that's the main reason for starting this blog; to journal all things interior and DIY, but it's slowly turned into more of a lifestyle blog. So prepare yourself for faith, food, interiors and lots of making! - I have previously blogged about my journey from depression... so if you feel you may benefit from reading my scribblings on this part of my life... please pop over to my blog.... it's hard hitting, but I know it's already resonated with so many of you. - As always, if there is anything you ever what to drop me a message about... my inbox is always open! And say Hi below, if you're new around here 😊 - So that's me in a few sentences.... Have a great Wednesday! Laura xx #instahome  #instadaily  #instablogger  #niblogger  #nihomes  #myhome  #pursuepretty  #alittleaboutme  #myhome  #plantsofinstagram 
Sometimes just one post isn't enough. #instahome #gallerywall #gallerywallhashtag #nihomes #neon #starwars #banksy #lips
This baby is ready to be lit for the first time πŸ”₯
I knew I always had to have a @charnwoodstoves when we built a house, or every single one of those @countrylivinguk magazines over 10 years would have been such a waste!!!
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Looking forward to meeting up with lots of you all later at @larchfield_estate.
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I find when you actually meet someone in person it's always better!
Typing behind a screen can be great, but until you've actually met with, chatted to and given a squeeze (⚠️ i might be prone to a few hugs) to someone, you are always a bit wary?? Maybe i'm wrong!
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Us NI girls are a good bunch.... it's going to be a GREAT day!!
#niblogger #nihomes #countryblogretreatni #charnwoodstoves #autumn #larchfieldestate #
This baby is ready to be lit for the first time πŸ”₯ I knew I always had to have a @charnwoodstoves when we built a house, or every single one of those @countrylivinguk magazines over 10 years would have been such a waste!!! - Looking forward to meeting up with lots of you all later at @larchfield_estate. - I find when you actually meet someone in person it's always better! Typing behind a screen can be great, but until you've actually met with, chatted to and given a squeeze (⚠️ i might be prone to a few hugs) to someone, you are always a bit wary?? Maybe i'm wrong! - Us NI girls are a good bunch.... it's going to be a GREAT day!! #niblogger  #nihomes  #countryblogretreatni  #charnwoodstoves  #autumn  #larchfieldestate  #
FRIDAY!
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Anyone shocked to wake up to the rain this morning.... nope didn't think so!
I'm glad I did my foraging yesterday, for all my autumn bits for the house!
Will pop a blog up later on how I made the house all autumnal on a budget (think I spent under Β£35).
Have a good one... and remember your umbrella β˜”οΈ
#shelfie #fridayvibes #itsthesimplethings #flowerstagram #hedgerowflowers #autumn #autumdecor #niblogger #nihomes #ukblogger #ukhomes #ilovemyhome
AFTERNOON PEEPS!
Finally getting to sit down for 5 minutes, before making dinner.
Have to say giving this corner of the kitchen a bit of an autumnal make over nearly had me beaten earlier...but it's nearly there!
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I've went all green and foliagey (that's not even a word but indulge me.... it's been a long day) and managed to sneak a little navy in (tho not convinced yet it works!).
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This faffing took me 2 hours, and i'll bet 1 quizzilion pounds that my husband won't even notice that anything has changed!
#ionlychangedtheshevingunitandgotafewnewplants #andnewcushions #andthrows #nihomes #autumnalinterior #familyinterior #cornersofmyhome #niblogger #ukhomes #myhomemyway #myhaven #ilovemyhome
AFTERNOON PEEPS! Finally getting to sit down for 5 minutes, before making dinner. Have to say giving this corner of the kitchen a bit of an autumnal make over nearly had me beaten earlier...but it's nearly there! - I've went all green and foliagey (that's not even a word but indulge me.... it's been a long day) and managed to sneak a little navy in (tho not convinced yet it works!). - This faffing took me 2 hours, and i'll bet 1 quizzilion pounds that my husband won't even notice that anything has changed! #ionlychangedtheshevingunitandgotafewnewplants  #andnewcushions  #andthrows  #nihomes  #autumnalinterior  #familyinterior  #cornersofmyhome  #niblogger  #ukhomes  #myhomemyway  #myhaven  #ilovemyhome 
My goodness it is wintery outside today, we are using it as the perfect excuse to stay cosy indoors. I have a big pot of Irish Stew bubbling away, I'm trying out my Mums recipe for the first time and if it tastes half as good as it smells we are on to a winner. Usually I catch up on work at the breakfast bar during nap time but today I have retreated to the living room with my cosy slippers, fresh coffee and my laptop. Stay cosy you lovely lot β˜”
My goodness it is wintery outside today, we are using it as the perfect excuse to stay cosy indoors. I have a big pot of Irish Stew bubbling away, I'm trying out my Mums recipe for the first time and if it tastes half as good as it smells we are on to a winner. Usually I catch up on work at the breakfast bar during nap time but today I have retreated to the living room with my cosy slippers, fresh coffee and my laptop. Stay cosy you lovely lot β˜”
Exciting day today, the first of many shopping trips to furnish our new house! Picked up 6 of these beautiful chairs ... not even sure where for yet ...got carried away because they were a bargain at Β£60!!! If you are planning on redecorating Sostrene Grene should be on your go to list, its fab! #sostrenegrene #interiordesign #interiorinspo #rennovation #nihomes #bargain #onabudget #selfbuild #limavady  #belfast #homeandlifestyle
~ FIELD STONE ~ I just love this wall πŸ’› So glad we went with local field stone for the garage as it makes it less garagey! #selfbuild #selfbuildni #nihomes #buildingsite #buildingahouse #fieldstone #stonemasonry #sashwindows #countryside
Demolition day!! We have been waiting on this since we laid eyes on our house, knocking 3 rooms into one for proper open plan living. 😁😁😁 #rennovation #newhouse #loveyourhome #progress #northernireland #limavady #interiordesign  #openplanliving #vision #nihomes
I applude the previous owners bold choice of colour..... I do not however share their taste. #bathroom #bathroomnightmares #passmethehammer #rennovation #northernireland #limavady #interiordesign #nihomes
Introducing our sleepy seventies bungalow... which we plan to give a rude awakening to! Watch this space! #rennovation #ireland #limavady #northernireland #interiordesign #interiordesignideas #onabudget #sandanaviandesign #nihomes
Friday afternoons are best spent snuggling on the sofa // we are doing a little update to our living room which hasn't been touched since we moved in almost two years ago. It's amazing what a few new cushions and throws can do to change the whole feel of the room. We are still waiting for our new rug to arrive and are planning to upcycle our coffee table, plus add in a desk for me and some blinds at last but the little changes we have already made make it feel like a whole new room. 🏑

P.s. hubby and I are debating whether or not to put white wooden slatted blinds on the bay window, what do you think? He voted to not obstruct the view but I think it will really frame the window, please help you lovely people πŸ€”
Friday afternoons are best spent snuggling on the sofa // we are doing a little update to our living room which hasn't been touched since we moved in almost two years ago. It's amazing what a few new cushions and throws can do to change the whole feel of the room. We are still waiting for our new rug to arrive and are planning to upcycle our coffee table, plus add in a desk for me and some blinds at last but the little changes we have already made make it feel like a whole new room. 🏑 P.s. hubby and I are debating whether or not to put white wooden slatted blinds on the bay window, what do you think? He voted to not obstruct the view but I think it will really frame the window, please help you lovely people πŸ€”
From a photoshoot a while ago: An award-winning Parkes Interiors @parkesinteriors kitchen design that is contemporary in style and brings the kitchen, living and dining spaces together in a mixture of cool tones along with softer, ash wood finishes.
From a photoshoot a while ago: An award-winning Parkes Interiors @parkesinteriors kitchen design that is contemporary in style and brings the kitchen, living and dining spaces together in a mixture of cool tones along with softer, ash wood finishes.
Not the best picture ever but yeah for the flat roof man - he arrived eventually! A quick trip down in my lunch break to have a peek and check out my future lunch break view πŸ™ŒπŸ» Now to meet a few other plasterers and hopefully get going on that front πŸ™πŸ» #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingsite #buildingahouse #nihomes #flatroof #balcony #countryside
Here's a picture of the little man checking out the window cills as the plasterers have let us down so no more progress on that front. 😩 #icouldcry #noprogress #selfbuildni #selfbuild #buildingsite #buildingahouse #sashwindows #windowcill #toddlerlife #nihomes #needaplasterer
An image from a photoshoot for CRL Stone @crlstone earlier this week, featuring one of their striking quartz surfaces complementing this bespoke kitchen in Comber. I'll pop a detail shot or two on Instagram in the coming weeks for a closer look. πŸ‘€
An image from a photoshoot for CRL Stone @crlstone earlier this week, featuring one of their striking quartz surfaces complementing this bespoke kitchen in Comber. I'll pop a detail shot or two on Instagram in the coming weeks for a closer look. πŸ‘€
It's the last few days of #myhouseinaugust and today its "Kitchen".
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I think the kitchen really is the heart of most homes, it's where everyone congregates when needing comfort in the form of food!
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For me when we were designing this space it was important that all the appliances were hidden, (apart from the ovens) as we also lived in this space. I went for a downdraught extractor fan and a boiling water tap, so we didn't have to have a kettle on show. But to be honest, I don't like the boiling tap that much and i normally pull the kettle out of the cupboard most mornings πŸ™ˆ
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The @thomaskentclocks clock from @thebottomdrawerportadown, was a statement piece for me and even tho it's temperamental at times, (yes it needs new batteries!!) I don't think i could bear to have it away!!
Anyway this is our heart of the home, and I love it πŸ’• 
#kitchendesign #nihomes #nihomesandinteriors #heartofthehome #mystyle #myhouseinaugust #selfbuild #myhome #myhaven #myhappyplace #myHShome #niblogger #interiorblogger #familyhome #openplanliving @_homebirds_ #idealhome #actualinstahomesfeatureweek
It's the last few days of #myhouseinaugust  and today its "Kitchen". - I think the kitchen really is the heart of most homes, it's where everyone congregates when needing comfort in the form of food! - For me when we were designing this space it was important that all the appliances were hidden, (apart from the ovens) as we also lived in this space. I went for a downdraught extractor fan and a boiling water tap, so we didn't have to have a kettle on show. But to be honest, I don't like the boiling tap that much and i normally pull the kettle out of the cupboard most mornings πŸ™ˆ - The @thomaskentclocks clock from @thebottomdrawerportadown, was a statement piece for me and even tho it's temperamental at times, (yes it needs new batteries!!) I don't think i could bear to have it away!! Anyway this is our heart of the home, and I love it πŸ’• #kitchendesign  #nihomes  #nihomesandinteriors  #heartofthehome  #mystyle  #myhouseinaugust  #selfbuild  #myhome  #myhaven  #myhappyplace  #myHShome  #niblogger  #interiorblogger  #familyhome  #openplanliving  @_homebirds_ #idealhome  #actualinstahomesfeatureweek 
Some patio and garden inspiration as we will have a bit of a retaining wall at the back. I can only dream of being at this stage though 😒 #gardeninspo #patioinspo #selfbuildni #selfbuild #buildingahouse #nihomes
Apologies for the silence of late - been up to my eyes!! Photographed this recently for Parkes Interiors: The beautiful New Hampshire kitchen is the latest hand painted in frame kitchen by @parkesinteriors. What we have here is a tea, coffee and drinks preparation area all concealed behind folding doors when not in use. A perfect design solution for an open plan space. Complete with a champagne chiller recessed within the island! Who doesn’t need that in their lives???
Apologies for the silence of late - been up to my eyes!! Photographed this recently for Parkes Interiors: The beautiful New Hampshire kitchen is the latest hand painted in frame kitchen by @parkesinteriors. What we have here is a tea, coffee and drinks preparation area all concealed behind folding doors when not in use. A perfect design solution for an open plan space. Complete with a champagne chiller recessed within the island! Who doesn’t need that in their lives???
Realised I hadn't taken a pic of the full front view of the house for a while, so snapped a quick one when I was down last night checking if the flat roof guy had been - that was a no πŸ™„ Says he's coming on Friday or Monday though - here's hoping 🀞🏻 #selfbuildni #selfbuild #buildingsite #nihomes #stonework #stonemasonry #buildingahouse #portico #caststoneportico #scaffolding #sashwindows #blockwork #fieldstone #instahomes
In Bangor and FOR SALE #ppdreamhomes Brooklands, 1143 Groomsport Rd, Bangor #northernireland #dreamhomes #bythesea #bangor #propertiesforsale #propertypal #nihomes #architecture #queenannestyle #1900s
MORNING πŸ’›
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I'm waking up so thankful this morning!
Overwhelmed with the messages from both of yesterday's blogs (sorry for the overload, won't happen again!)
They couldn't have been more different from each other, and they probably shouldn't have been posted in the same day... but hey I was just responding to my heart with the second one.
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I think my generation is definitely exposing depression for what a terrible illness it is, and all the stigma that's  attached to it.
I believe that if everyone who suffered from a mental illness (pnd, anxiety, biopolar, depression) wore a bandage around their hands, people might see if differently... maybe i'm wrong?
As always i'm here if you need someone to talk to, because it's always better together!
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Onto yesterday's other blog and i'll be typing up the lasagne recipe and sharing it later this afternoon, was going to share it now, but it would be cruel to share the pics so early in the morning!!
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Enjoy the last week of the summer hols guys! Over and out πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
#niblogger #nihomes #mentalhealthawareness #ukblogger #mymentalhealthstory #mystory #myhaven
MORNING πŸ’› - I'm waking up so thankful this morning! Overwhelmed with the messages from both of yesterday's blogs (sorry for the overload, won't happen again!) They couldn't have been more different from each other, and they probably shouldn't have been posted in the same day... but hey I was just responding to my heart with the second one. - I think my generation is definitely exposing depression for what a terrible illness it is, and all the stigma that's attached to it. I believe that if everyone who suffered from a mental illness (pnd, anxiety, biopolar, depression) wore a bandage around their hands, people might see if differently... maybe i'm wrong? As always i'm here if you need someone to talk to, because it's always better together! - Onto yesterday's other blog and i'll be typing up the lasagne recipe and sharing it later this afternoon, was going to share it now, but it would be cruel to share the pics so early in the morning!! - Enjoy the last week of the summer hols guys! Over and out πŸ‘ŠπŸ» #niblogger  #nihomes  #mentalhealthawareness  #ukblogger  #mymentalhealthstory  #mystory  #myhaven 
Work progressing on the portico πŸ‘πŸ» We decided to go for a cast stone portico made by a local business Rowantree Stone and steel work by McCormick Metal Fabrication. I've always loved the look of them and can't wait to see it up. #porch #portico #caststone #caststoneporch #caststoneportico #sandstone #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingsite #buildingahouse #nihomes #toddlerforeman #toddlerlife #instamum #irishhomes #instahomes
MORNING!
My top 3 things that make me happy around my home!
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1. Plants. I think they are my new favourites! They last longer than flowers, less expensive and work with every colour scheme.
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2. Candles. Instantly brings calm to a room. Also handy after cooking salmon for dinner or hiding the odour of your husbands stinky trainers!
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3. Word art. We have a mixture of funny or Gods word..... what can i say, I'm a strange mix of human!

What simple things make you smile at home (and you can't say family as that's a given πŸ‘ŠπŸ»)
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#thesimplethings #myfavouritethings #myhome #myhaven #plantsforthewin #words #candles #slowdown #thingstomakeyousmile #ukblogger #ukhomes #nihomes #niblogger #irishhomes #irishblogger
MORNING! My top 3 things that make me happy around my home! ------------------ 1. Plants. I think they are my new favourites! They last longer than flowers, less expensive and work with every colour scheme. --------------- 2. Candles. Instantly brings calm to a room. Also handy after cooking salmon for dinner or hiding the odour of your husbands stinky trainers! -------------- 3. Word art. We have a mixture of funny or Gods word..... what can i say, I'm a strange mix of human! What simple things make you smile at home (and you can't say family as that's a given πŸ‘ŠπŸ») - - - - - #thesimplethings  #myfavouritethings  #myhome  #myhaven  #plantsforthewin  #words  #candles  #slowdown  #thingstomakeyousmile  #ukblogger  #ukhomes  #nihomes  #niblogger  #irishhomes  #irishblogger 
MORNIN!
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???
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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 πŸ’•
Laura xx #myhome #thesimplethings #myhaven #myHShome #interiorblogger #nihomes #niblogger #ukhomes #ukblogger #metalhealth #keepitpositive #radiatelight #studyspace #creativespace #calltobecreative
MORNIN! 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 πŸ’• Laura xx #myhome  #thesimplethings  #myhaven  #myHShome  #interiorblogger  #nihomes  #niblogger  #ukhomes  #ukblogger  #metalhealth  #keepitpositive  #radiatelight  #studyspace  #creativespace  #calltobecreative 
So glad(ioli!) I bought these beautiful flowers from Tescos. How can you go wrong at Β£1.50! #myinterior #myhomestyle #instahome #styleitdark #nihomes #gladioli
Hoping that the sun stays out for a wee while longer...🌻🌻 #sunshine #summer #sunflowers #instahome #nihomes #interiors #blossom #flowers #homedecor #decor #flowerstagram #thatsdarling
Downstairs ceiling has been plasterboarded with @saintgobaingyproc wallboard premium to help with sound proofing. Can really get the feel of the rooms downstairs now πŸ˜†#progress #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingahouse #buildingsite #nihomes #gyproc #ceiling #instahomes
This little space is off my son's bedroom and above the back hall/utility room that joins the house to the garage. So the builder put a little access door in and said it'd be great for storage. Mummy says it'd be great for a play hut/hide out/den πŸ˜† #bigkid #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingahouse #buildingsite #nihomes #toddlerroom #instahomes
Vaulted ceilings taking shape upstairs - so glad we decided to do this. I know we'll really be the only ones to see tit but isn't that the point of doing your house the way you want it? πŸ™ŒπŸ» #vaultedceiling #plasterboard #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingahouse #buildingsite #nihomes #instahomes #insulatedplasterboard #kooltherm #kingspan
Who ever thought you'd get excited about a toilet?! πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ˆ@geberit_group #geberit #geberitframe #wallhungtoilet #plumbing #plumbingfirstfix #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingahouse #buildingsite #nihomes #instahomes
#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.
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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 inβ˜•οΈ
#myhouseinaugust #livingroomdecor #countryliving #myhome #myhaven #ukblogger #nihomes #niblogger #interiorblogger #selfbuild #stoves #fieldstone #charnwoodstoves #mydfs #myhometrend #lovetohome
#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 inβ˜•οΈ #myhouseinaugust  #livingroomdecor  #countryliving  #myhome  #myhaven  #ukblogger  #nihomes  #niblogger  #interiorblogger  #selfbuild  #stoves  #fieldstone  #charnwoodstoves  #mydfs  #myhometrend  #lovetohome 
Just a pic this morning for #myhouseinaugust its prompt is OUTSIDE today.
I normally have a hedgerow door wreath, but this little heart has been gracing it instead the past week.... need to get my green fingers into action!
Hoping that the skies clear later, as we are planning on heading to newcastle to see the red arrows.
Have a happy saturday peeps.
#interiorblogger #ukblogger #myhouseinaugust #niblogger #nihomes #countryliving #fieldstone #belfastbrick #irishhomes #gardenstyle #frontdoor #kerbappeal
Just a pic this morning for #myhouseinaugust  its prompt is OUTSIDE today. I normally have a hedgerow door wreath, but this little heart has been gracing it instead the past week.... need to get my green fingers into action! Hoping that the skies clear later, as we are planning on heading to newcastle to see the red arrows. Have a happy saturday peeps. #interiorblogger  #ukblogger  #myhouseinaugust  #niblogger  #nihomes  #countryliving  #fieldstone  #belfastbrick  #irishhomes  #gardenstyle  #frontdoor  #kerbappeal 
So glad we added this little @veluxgroup roof window in the ensuite. Lets so much natural light in β˜€οΈ #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingahouse #buildingsite #velux #roofwindow #ensuite #nihomes #instahomes #plasterboard #insulatedplasterboard #kingspan #kooltherm
So excited to see the plasterboard going on upstairs. Standard plasterboard for the few stud walls and @kingspan_europe kooltherm insulated plasterboard on the sloping ceilings πŸ™ŒπŸ» Am I sad now? πŸ™Š #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingahouse #buildingsite #plasterboard #kingspan #kooltherm #nihomes #insulatedplasterboard #instahomes
First fix of our central vacuum system. We went for @sachvacuk from a local distributer, who we'll also get our mechanical ventilation from. #selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingsite #buildingahouse #centralvacuumsystem #sach #sachvac #bricks #nihomes #instahomes #blockwork
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.
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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?
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So let's be more like a bunch of sweet peas, be consistent and carry a pleasing and sweet aroma!
#wordstoliveby #fridayfeeling #ukblogger #niblogger #nihomes #sweetpea #besweet #beconsistant #flashesofdelight #bepleasant #gobuyabunch #myfavouriteflower #flowersoftheday #flowersofinsta #memoriesofmychildhood
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! #wordstoliveby  #fridayfeeling  #ukblogger  #niblogger  #nihomes  #sweetpea  #besweet  #beconsistant  #flashesofdelight  #bepleasant  #gobuyabunch  #myfavouriteflower  #flowersoftheday  #flowersofinsta  #memoriesofmychildhood 
These shelves never get snapped because they are in the hubbies office that you don't enter unless you are:
1. bringing coffee pre lunch time.
2. bringing dinner at 6pm (bless him he works American time too).
3. Cleaning (my fav).
But i cleaned today and popped a jar of yellow billy balls in them... so of course i took a photo πŸ˜‰ #ukblogger #interiorblogger #nihomes #niblogger #shelfie #dadsoffice #officedecor #mancave #ihavethebesthusband #billyballs
😍😍😍Loving these amazing lights from @pm_lighting #boucherroad #obsessed #ni #nihomes #keepingitlocal #instahome #edisonbulbsfordays
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!! ⭐️
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!! ⭐️
Temporary door on to secure up the main house - don't want all those tradesmen wrecking my lovely front door πŸ™ŠπŸ™‰#selfbuild #selfbuildni #buildingahouse #temporarydoor #keepawayfromthegooddoor #buildingsite #nihomes #instahomes #security
First fix electrics, plumbing and roof insulation almost done. Lots of researching and pricing but went with Isover Metac roll for the pitched roof and spacesaver plus roll for the rest, all from @saintgobaingroup πŸ‘πŸ» Cavity wall insulation has also been pumped in which was from Warmfill and we went for the supersilver bead. #selfbuild #selfbuildni #firstfix #buildingahouse #firstfixelectrics #firstfixplumbing #roofinsulation #metac #isover #cavitywallinsulation #supersilver #warmfill #buildingsite #nihomes #instahomes
First fix electrics, plumbing and roof insulation almost done. Lots of researching and pricing but went with Isover Metac roll for the pitched roof and spacesaver plus roll for the rest, all from @saintgobaingroup πŸ‘πŸ» Cavity wall insulation has also been pumped in which was from Warmfill and we went for the supersilver bead. #selfbuild  #selfbuildni  #firstfix  #buildingahouse  #firstfixelectrics  #firstfixplumbing  #roofinsulation  #metac  #isover  #cavitywallinsulation  #supersilver  #warmfill  #buildingsite  #nihomes  #instahomes 
Hey!
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)
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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.
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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).
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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
Hey! 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 
New blog post about my little collab with @signaturedesignsbelfast.
I'm totally in love with my new curtains and Sarah-Louise was a delight to work with!
Link in bio if you fancy a wee read.
Also to receive a free home consultation with @signaturedesignsbelfast there is a special code at the end of my blog!
#interiorblogger #ukblogger #signaturedesignbelfast #harveynorman #ukhomes #voyagedeco #frontdoor #curtains #mystyle #nihomes #niblogger #interiorinspo #finishingtouches #softfurnishings
New blog post about my little collab with @signaturedesignsbelfast. I'm totally in love with my new curtains and Sarah-Louise was a delight to work with! Link in bio if you fancy a wee read. Also to receive a free home consultation with @signaturedesignsbelfast there is a special code at the end of my blog! #interiorblogger  #ukblogger  #signaturedesignbelfast  #harveynorman  #ukhomes  #voyagedeco  #frontdoor  #curtains  #mystyle  #nihomes  #niblogger  #interiorinspo  #finishingtouches  #softfurnishings 
Throwback to the day my utility was this tidy!
Reality is, it's full of washing and i'm still in bed! But my cup of tea is calling (along with the washing), so i better get a shake on!
Thanks also to everyone who messaged me about rome... we booked a lovely little airbnb near the colosseum last night.... roll on october!
Happy Monday 😊 #ukblogger #interiorblogger #ukhomes #nihomes #niblogger #kitchendecor #tileinspo #patternedtiles #mystyle #myhome #myhomedecor#love2home
Throwback to the day my utility was this tidy! Reality is, it's full of washing and i'm still in bed! But my cup of tea is calling (along with the washing), so i better get a shake on! Thanks also to everyone who messaged me about rome... we booked a lovely little airbnb near the colosseum last night.... roll on october! Happy Monday 😊 #ukblogger  #interiorblogger  #ukhomes  #nihomes  #niblogger  #kitchendecor  #tileinspo  #patternedtiles  #mystyle  #myhome  #myhomedecor #love2home