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I always have a feeling of frustration (and a little bit of guilt!) when I sit down to write a blog post and realise it's a week since I last posted. I keep having these ideas for blog posts floating around my head, but I keep finding it really difficult to find the time to sit in front of the computer and get them on here! I am going to try and make some more time for blogging though, as I'd like to focus my posts a bit more - I do worry you guys are going to get bored of all the photo catchup posts I seem to do!

It has been a bit of a barbecue-orama over the last couple of weeks, in a way I'm glad the weather hasn't been so great this weekend as I'm not sure I want to look at another sausage for a little while! Having said that, the novelty still hasn't worn off of coming home from work on a sunny day and being able to sit out in the garden.  Especially when this is waiting for me! (Thanks Tom!)


One of the reasons I haven't been as regular a blogger as I'd like recently is that I'm desperately trying to make some small changes to the rooms in the house that are 'nearly done' - rather than having nothing that's anywhere near finished.  I am nowhere near being able to share a proper 'photo tour' on here (unless there are any cardboard box enthusiasts out there you will be sorely disappointed) but I do now have a few places in the house that feel homely - I thought I would share some of these on here.

The craft room/study is probably the most together room in the house, and it feels like my little corner where I can hide if I ever feel like having some 'me time'....




The lounge is also coming along nicely, I love the way my stack of old suitcases looks against the old floorboards...



We were having a conversation about fudge in the office this week - what's your favourite? Mine is butter tablet (the really sugary, crumbly type) so I whipped up a batch, not thinking that they would be not only impossible to resist nibbling at, but completely at odds with my attempts to lose weight.  Sorry Jillian Michaels!



A couple of weeks ago I sent off a little package to the lovely Ayden at Little Blog Of Horrors with a CD and some sweet treats in it, and this week she sent me back an awesome mix CD, cute card and this a-mazing brooch - isn't it adorable? When I started my blog last year I was just looking for an outlet to post up some photos and read about other people's adventures and daily lives.  I certainly didn't bank on being able to strike up friendships with some lovely ladies who I'd love to meet up with 'IRL' one day - this makes me very happy!


This weekend I went home to visit my parents'.  My Gran has been very ill in hospital over the last few days so it felt like an important time to be with my family for a couple of days.  I took this quick snap (iPhoners, don't you just love instagram?) of my brother when he got back from having a haircut - isn't it weird when little sisters and brothers grow up? 


On a final note, one last thing that made me grin big this week was the awesome Gem at From Gem With Love's post on blogging.  I take massive inspiration from the way Gemma is so honest and not afraid to say what she thinks - go and have a read.

Phew - well done if you read all the way down here!

17 comments

  1. YAY! It always makes me so happy when I see a new post from you! Your house looks great already! Loving your shelves! From your photos it looks like youve got a really nice feel to the place! I always worry about being able to do that. That brooch is so lovely!

    xxxx

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  2. Your house is looking lovely. And yummy fudge. I think tablet is probably the best too - though I am partial to a chocolate one. Actually, I am partial to anything with chocolate in.

    Michelle

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  3. I love how many books you have! And fudge...yummmm! I made peanut butter fudge at christmas and it was so easy and so so good x

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  4. Love the photos of your house, so pretty and I love the suitcases too! Ooooh I love that type of fudge, am always disappointed in the rubbery fudge you can buy in the shops!

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  5. Your home looks so lovely, the suitcases look amazing! Such a great touch :) xoxo

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  6. Your house looks so sweet!
    I love the floorboards and the suitcases.
    I especially love the 'Home' lettering, Can I ask where you got it? I saw some lettering in TK Maxx but some where odd colours/fonts but the one you have is lovely.

    Ayeisha
    x

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  7. I just love your style Rosie! Please come and decorate my bedroom for me? The suitcases look great against the floorboards. They're the sort of thing I always see in vintage shops and want to buy but just don't have the space for. xx

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  8. Your room looks awesome! So fresh & girly. Kids & hubby get in the way of my vision for a clean, fresh house!!

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  9. I want to live in your house, I do, it's so cute. Thank you for my mention sweetie, and ur bro is hotttt. Haha sssshhhh xxxx

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  10. i love the fairy lights and the HOME on top of your bookshelf, so lovely. I agree gem's post is great xxxx

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  11. I like how you organized the suit cases, I would've never thought of that! Looking forward to a home tour one day!

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  12. I would love to put the BBQ on, but its to cold out side at night. My best friends mum used to make a fudge like that yum:)

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  13. Your suitcases do look awesome, I dont think my own borrowed bright purple set would have the same effect!

    I cant wait to see your house when it's all done, I'm so nosey lol

    xx

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  14. I love your suitcases all stacked up, looks so good. And I know what you mean about seeing your brothers/sisters grow up, my older brother is now 27 and has his own family, and my little brother is finishing school! So weird...x

    justa-thought.co.uk

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  15. I just started instagramming - what's your name on there? Unless it's private of course. :D

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  16. I read this last week but this is the first chance I've had to comment! (will reply to you email soon too sweets) Thank you so much for the mention, I'm glad you liked your wee parcel and its pretty safe to say that you are AWESOME! :) And its girls like you who are the reason why I blog. That butter tablet looks amazing, is it easy enough to make? I love when you get a wee square with a cup of coffee, always a winner :) I said in the email but your brothers tattoo looks awesome. Your house is really looking lovely too Rosie :) Cant wait until I have my own house, to turn it into a proper wee home ♥ hope youve had a good weekend, lots of love xx

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