Thursday, 27 January 2011

Through the Keyhole

Do you remember that programme with Loyd Grossman, I loved it. That's because I am sooooo nosy! I love looking at other people's houses and everyone's house is different.
I love catching a glimpse of fellow bloggers houses when they put pictures up too, naughty me. I'm not ready to put pictures of my house on here because it's just not tidy enough! But I thought I'd show you some of our vintage/retro stuff. Don't be fooled though we've not got some cool house which is a mecca to all things vintage.
This is an old 'The Rythm' iron and no I definitely don't use this, in fact I haven't ironed in 4 years, yes you read that right 4 years.

An old Bush radio, the cross stitch above it was done by my daughter for my OH when she was in the infants school. It's a little grubby but it's very special.


An old clock, not working at the moment. That is an Emma Bridgewater tin in the background and you can just see L's head as he's sat at the table colouring.

This is the top shelf of our little vintage cupboard in the kitchen. Do you remember those milk bottles? We've got loads more in the attic. The mug I picked up at a charity shop for 50p.

This is the second shelf with some old books and bits and bobs.

And the bottom 2 shelves with more glass bottles and nik naks with an old photo of OH's sisters and friend.

And lastly this isn't vintage but it is my favourite picture in the whole world. It was taken when L was only 1 day old, I was lucky to have a wonderful home birth (planned!). H went to bed when I'd just started in labour and woke up a big sister! I put the picture on a sort of scrapbook layout and into a frame. It has pride of place on the wall :). I can't believe how young H looks in this photo too.

Well, I hoped you enjoyed your little tour. xxx

Monday, 17 January 2011

New Year Resolutions/Aims

I just thought I'd show what H had started, she has taught herself to knit via youtube and has started to knit 3 colours of wool together and she also did the fringing.

I have been busy since Christmas trying to get L out of nappies, I started off slowly putting him on a few times a day then took him out of nappies whilst at home. Last weekend we just put him in pants all weekend and he a couple of accidents but so far so good. He is at playschool every morning now as he is now funded and he has gone in pants each time and no accidents so far. I'm really pleased as it seemed like he's be in nappies forever!

I've also been busy making Valentine cards for my friends flower shop.








These are the books that I've been buying, just a couple then. I think I'm addicted to buying books, I love the new book smell too :)



I know it's a little late but I wanted to write my resolutions/aims as I thought I would be more likely to keep them then!

To be more organised/plan better

To keep the house tidier, not a show home but be a little more house proud
To start doing yoga again
To be better with money, I have joined Money Saving Expert. Definitely worth looking at if you want to do the same.
To eat healthier, that includes getting the family to do so aswell.
That will do for now!
The OH and I are currently catching up with 'Lost', we had watched the first 2 series on 'normal' tv then it went to Sky and we missed it and you know what it's like, it's at the back of your mind, so what really happened! So we hired series 3 from the library, only £5 for 3 weeks great value. Then my mum treated herself to the box set. Well we watched series 4 before Christmas and now we're on series 5 (there's 6) and my mind is spinning! I keep dreaming about it!
Hope everyone had a great weekend xxx

Friday, 7 January 2011

Advent Goodies and back to the routine

Phew! Wel that's Christmas done and dusted for another year! I have to say we had a lovely time here, everything seemed to run quite smoothly, nobody was poorly and the kids didn't get up too early Christmas day!

I'm a little behind on showing my advent goodies but here are days 16 - 24, I just wanted to say thanks again to Annie, The Felt Fairy for being such a good swap buddy.


Day 16 - yummy Thorntons chocolate

Day 17 - Silver and Gold pens, perfect mine had just started to run out! Spooky :)

Day 18 - some pins and ribbon, gorgeous


Day 19, chocolate and some felt earrings to put together.

Day 20 - A really cute felt brooch

Day 21, a reusuable bag that looks like a strawberry!

Day 22, some chocolate

Day 23, really fab felt birds which sat in my Christmas tree over the festivities and are now on a shelf in the lounge. I love them :)

Day 24, gorgeous wooden buttons and retro ribbon, both of which I absolutely love. Sorry about the picture but it was dark when I took the photo.
I really loved doing this swap and I hope we all do it again this year. I have to say it was quite difficult to resist opening the parcels but I manage to restrain myself and wait each day and only open that day.
I'm glad to be back in the world of blogging, I have caught up on and off over the last couple of weeks and hope that I will be a more regular blogger this year. I'll be back nest week to reveal what my new year resolutions will be.
Happy New Year everyone xxx
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