Wednesday, 21 September 2011

I really wish I had these

Monday, 19 September 2011

Some Christmas ideas ...

So I obviously can't be saying what I am doing for each person until Christmas has passed.

But a little peak I have found this little project list, a few of these have definitely tickled my fancy......

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Home Economics

I really struggled to think of a name for my blog back in April, I am so glad my mister came up with Home Bird Economics. 

In the south the slang for a woman can be a 'bird', I think its slowly working its way out of current language but for me it added me to an interesting topic I wish I had pursued further. Trouble is, when I was at school there just wasn't the home ec classes I wanted. 

I really enjoyed reading this article on Home Economics in America, I know it isn't strictly relevant to the UK because we don't have a specific programme. But how are the future generations supposed to move this economic situation forward when the current generation has already missed living on a budget, financial education and thriving on credit, replace instead of repair? I just don't see how anything is going to change until someone is prepared to realise that you can't have both a family and successful career simultaneously. I am not saying that its the woman's job to stay home and support their man because actually woman can earn better than a man if thats what they choose. Maybe its a luxury that money means I can have this opinion - we will be fine financially when I give up working until the Children are in school, we will live on a budget and wont spend money like it means nothing. Our children will be brought up saving and making their own things - because thats what we believe in. But we only believe this because our parents did. If we were brought up on credit perhaps things would be different .... 

Sneakily sneak

My mister is playing rugby this afternoon but I hate the waiting around before the actual game starts, usually I try to be a part of his rugby by getting to know the locals and sometimes helping out. But we are still very much the new kids and although Andy has been a part of this club before as a single young lad, we as a married home owning couple haven't.

Which seems to make things strange for me.

I don't really feel I have a lot to say to the lads because they are the typical 21 year olds that we very much aren't. I think this is where my over analysis of social situations comes in, most of the lads probably haven't given me a second thought nor thought about what they would even say to me. Whereas I have concocted many scenario's so that should I have need to strike up a conversation or reply I don't sound like the most arrogant person in the entire world!

I think Andy is best left to fit in because the girlfriends don't seem to get involved much in this club!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Craft room wishes

I totally wish I had found this wallpaper shop before we moved in....... I might have put us further into debt though so maybe its not a bad thing!!!

This would have been just right for the craft room, lovely crisp exotic inspiration. Especially as the rest of the room is white. I think the price is just too much for us at this moment in time, I  think I just love it!

Mediterranea Wallpaper A Fornasetti wallpaper depicting villas in black and white with occasional gilded dome roofs

Monday, 12 September 2011

Bedroom lampshade

I have been doing a lot of research into the lampshade I would like in our bedroom and I know that I would like it to look like this.

Of course, I found the crystals after I had a go at looking for the frames! I picked up the ribbon on a recent shopping trip and it cost £3.30. This frame set looks a good deal - the practicality of wrapping ribbon around the frame without it being a solid structure is worth bearing in mind. It might be that I have to rope the mister in!

So the actual lampshade I found in a local store cost £80, the cheaper I can collect all the pieces for. The better!!! My plan is to get it done in under £20. That's my ultimate goal!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Living room finishing touches: Part One

I am really struggling at the moment to choose the style of curtains we would like to go for in our living room, we have browns and beige's, its quite neutral and cosy. So I am keen to keep this feel and get something that will compliment the existing atmosphere. I think that duck egg blue will really tie the room together and make it a little more exciting!

Orginially I called this post "Living room finishing touches" and as I am writing this post I realised that I am a way off yet and have so many 'finishing touches' to go. So 'part one' was added!

The Cosy Home Blog was a good starting place for me, some food for thought most definitely.

But I really wanted some pictures, this wasn't easy because as usual I know what I want it to feel like in my head. So I found some good colours and started to build my own picture, whilst looking at my window. I sketched it out and tried to think about walking into the room seeing the curtains there and how they worked with our patterned wall and cream sofa's.

Then I thought, I am going to have to learn how to do this! So I had to choose between pencil pleats, eyelets or voile's......
I know I want to keep an elegant feel to the room so I think that it has to be pencil pleats - vintage and classic. I am sure this video will be useful once I have all of my supplies together. Although I have to make the curtain design first....... Whilst still keeping the curtains quite neutral and having smaller pieces of the duck egg blue colour to keep the room sane.

When I am out looking for the fabric I will be taking a piece of our wall paper for the brown and creams but also  some petals of a fake flower in the blue that I am trying to include. I think I have a bit of an adventure ahead of me!! Yet I feel excited to create this space for us.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Picture for Stacey

This is the picture my Dad took for my sister and I keep meaning to put it up but forget instead!

See you soon Stacey xxxx