Im so glad we opted for Chesterfield sofas in our home! Some tried convincing us otherwise, saying they are uncomfortable and too expensive. I disagreed🙃 We found them on @facebookmarketplace for a steal and they're so comfortable! They definitely make a statement to this room🏡
Oh it would be rude not to spend sometime in the garden today wouldn’t it 🌞
Temperature is to drop this week and rain later tonight. Think everywhere needs it ☔️ Last night we had a takeaway pizza with our folks in the garden. Oh and a cheeky gin (Monday I know 👍). I was so excited to see our dads walk through the gate and sit at a table for food it was a good feeling 🥰
Throughout this we have enjoyed spending so much time with our two kids. The two dogs have also made the indoors and our exercise out a joy. They all have such high-spirited energy it rubs off 💕
Love always wins and with great hope, light, understanding, compassion, and communication, big ol mountains can be moved and great changes can happen🌈
I’ve literally sat on the couch all day drinking coffee (decaf!) and watching reruns of the Vampire Diaries! But I got my booty off the couch to whip up the quickest biscuits I’ve ever made! These sourdough chive and cheddar biscuits! Seriously so stinkin easy and quick! I even had a sweet little assistant helping me! You can swipe right to see him in all his baking glory! Hope y’all have a great week! .
Hi ya! I went car shopping today ❤️ It felt normal......ish! I haven’t made any decisions yet, but was fun to have a test drive in something different. When I got back I finally sorted the gate to stop Mabel the pug from slinking through the bigger gates (see stories) but honestly sometimes I feel like I live in a lock 🚣♀️ we have so many gates and doors to keep dogs in or out, chickens in or out, I go through two just to get the bin out 😅 I was going to move the bunting today, but then got distracted taking photos 😝 Have a lovely evening x
Ad 🥛 World Milk Day 🥛 a little unknown fact about me, the cow is my favourite animal! I grew up on a dairy farm and was surrounded by cows all my childhood. I feel so fortunate to have had a farming upbringing alongside my parents and grandparents, I have so many wonderful memories.
Cows milk was at the core of most of what we ate and drank. Granny used to spend her time baking away in the farmhouse and I remember taking cups of tea to my dad in the milking parlour. The apparatus needed to make clotted cream always fascinated me, so much milk and so little cream!
This is one of the reasons we were keen to support local farms and receive a milkman delivery a few times a week. @freshmilkandmore support local dairy farmers by delivering fresh milk to their customers. Our core delivery includes 2 whole milk bottles 3 times a week and we’re able to add other products to our order if and when we want them🥛We’ve loved being more sustainable and supporting local farmers and the milk tastes so nice coming from a reusable glass bottle!
ad | Today is world milk day! 🥛
Having our milk delivered weekly by our local milkman from @freshmilkandmore never fails to make me smile 🥛🥰🤍. It’s something I’ve never taken for granted especially in recent hard times, a simple delivery of ice cold milk bottles has added a bit of happiness to our days inside!
The ease of having it delivered first thing to the doorstep, and the simplicity of leaving the empty milk bottles out for our milkman to take away and reuse has meant we’ve saved on using plastic from shop bought bottles.
I do love cottage life, but these past few weeks I’ve had a yearning to go out clubbing. 🤷♀️ 💭
I haven’t reached 40 (quite) yet, but let’s just say; being a momma, it’s been a while since I set foot! 😂
One of my bucket list items is to experience #cafedelmar so maybe I’ll have to work on making that happen!
For now, whilst I can’t go to a club any time soon, I’ve been doing the next best thing; turning up the music 🎧 and having a #homeboogie 💃🏼 (whilst I try and have a clear out! 🤪) Hopefully the newly cleared spaces will stay that way at least for a day or two!..... Ps ive added the ‘before’ photo to my stories.
The 1st of June, can’t quite believe we are here 😊
May has been a time of everyone coming together, with huge determination and strength to look after loved ones and the special people on the front line 💕
The amazing people, still going to work and stepping outside when needed to carry on 🥰
From today we can unite with 6 people once again at the distance but chat with each other and be there for one another, special times 😘 🌈
Thinking about everyone for June who will be trying to re-start and get going with their business and for all the children going to school again 💕
My heart is with all the families who have been affected by this 😔
Ad It’s World Milk Day today!🥛Celebrating with a delivery of fresh milk from the local milkman from @freshmilkandmore. We’ve been getting deliveries twice a week from them for a while now, we pile through the milk as we’re home so much at the moment and use a lot in Teddy’s meals 👶 Despite the current crisis they have never missed a delivery (in fact maybe embarrassingly I’ve never even heard or seen the milkman, milk just appears on the doorstep as if by magic!✨) I love the way that having a milkman feels very traditional and ‘English’ if that makes sense and it couldn’t be easier with @freshmilkandmore to pause regular deliveries or order additional products without any delivery charge. It’s something we’ll be continuing for a long time! #milkandmore#countryliving#countrylife
Los planes rústicos y bien elaborados, hacen de las noches inolvidables momentos
10 26731 May, 2020
Hi everyone 😘 Waiting on the in laws and our nephew to arrive ❤️ we are having a socially distanced garden gathering and picking up @rockybottoms1 fish and chips at 5pm! ❤️ There will be wine and merrymaking ❤️ a perfect Sunday ❤️ Hope you all have a beautiful day 💖❤️🙌🏼 x
We have never had a run of weather so warm for this long that I remember 😁
For us, the sun so far has helped the state of mind. Making it so we can be outside. Be it playing, gardening, eating out, working outside and exercising. The sun makes you feel better and brighter. Especially being inside for so long. 😊
We are still staying home at the moment most of the time. Exercising outside and only popped to a couple of shops. Hubby’s out working to. But we are really looking forward to seeing the folks next week in the garden at a distance of course. But I’ve looked forward to this day for so long 🥰. Are you all meeting a loved one or friend?
I think it’s going to help them so much, being in company and the kids making them laugh 💕
• MAY ACHIEVEMENTS •
A bit of a shocker on the renovation front - with the kitchen diner brought to a standstill due to pandemic-related delays, insurance delays, builder delays, stock delays...if there could be a delay, there's been a delay.😳
BUT this just might have been a blessing in disguise...
I've had an epiphany. (Yes, I'd go that strong). Delays have forced me to spend more time musing and planning and researching and I finally know what to do. It was a total EUREKA!💡 moment. The final piece to the puzzle... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I love the rooms we've decorated so far, but there was always something missing. 🤔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now I know what it was.
Flow. Authenticity. Provenance. What I truly want is a cosy home with whimsical antique touches. One that feels effortless as you move from room to room. One that doesn't look brand new and isn't 'on trend'. So that's what I'm going to do. #thinkpositive 🙌🏻
Watch this space!
(If you still have no idea what I mean, take a look at my new Pinterest account - created as a side effect of this ephipany [check the link in my bio👆🏻]. My previous account was a shamefully disorganised collection of wedding, hair and craft ideas, so at least I've set the bar low.😂).
Have you had a total Eureka! moment recently? Maybe today's the day!
Ava Wallpaper | @sandbergwallpaper
Cushions & Throw | @madedotcom
Green Smoke Paint | @farrowandball
Lampshade | @habitatuk
Stool | @aldiuk
Reading | @mad_about_the_house
74 30131 May, 2020
The tiptoes! 🥰😍 But just look at these stunning hydrangeas - the most beautiful blues! 💙 They might have to feature in all my pictures for the foreseeable... ;) #howparentshome - love a new hashtag! .
Here she is y’all! In all her swirled loveliness! My Mrs. Patmore Madeira Pound Cake! She came perfectly clean out of the pan thanks to Baker’s Joy spray! My mom and brother came over this afternoon and we enjoyed a slice! My mama said it was a success! This is a recipe I’ll keep and continue to bake over and over! It’s a good one! Y’all if you’re a Downton Abbey fan, get yourself the cookbook! .
Hey everyone! What a day 😅 I thought I’d introduce my husband Kev to you all because he’s bloody brilliant ❤️ It’s also my opportunity to publicly apologise to him for believing we could become plumbers in a day and fit a shower 🤣 He actually sat me down after the whole debacle and said that’s enough now Kirstie, no more diy pluming! (We’ve had small successes in the past, but I’ve pushed him to far today) 🙈 My darling I love you and I’m sorry 😅 Now please can you just hop onto that roof and get that leak sorted 😘 x
After an evening of drinking in the garden until late last night if been feeling rather, erm delicate, and very sorry for myself today. If you need me I’ll be eating Ben and Jerry’s straight from the tub and washing it down with copious amounts of strong coffee 😂
Gifted items are tagged including my beautiful coffee tin and blue striped jug from @vintageelmcottage •
We are off for a walk shortly. We have been spending the day here in the paddling pool watching the kids splashing and having hours of fun 😁
We added this extension to the back of the house 3 years ago now. Its been a godsend having the extra bedroom and living space. 🏡
It was a complete success that we managed to get the sandstone. It’s punched face the design and it was made for us locally such a bonus 👍. Before pictures added 😁
Have a wonderful Saturday, curry night tonight 🍛 yummy xx
Legger meg langflat på sofaen med denne utsikten etter timer med hagearbeid 👩🌾🦋🌸🐝🌿☀️helt kaputt - skulle hatt noe krutt 😂
35 48030 April, 2020
What a day! My daughter’s university suspended in-person classes and I went to five different stores looking for hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Finally found some though! 🌸 .
While the world may seem a little crazy, I gathered my family around and we enjoyed the normalcy of baking together. These Bird’s Nest Cookie Cups are so easy to make with your kids :) .
HOP over and grab the recipe and see all of the Easter treats my friends are sharing too! 🌸 .
How are things where you are? Are your schools still open? Sending you all hugs. I’m so grateful for this Instagram family and being able to connect with you! 🌸 .
. #springdessert#easterdesserts#dessertsofinstagram#kidsfood#partyfood#cadburyminieggs#cadburychocolate#realsimple#cookiecup 🌸 .