Happiness is... The sight of buds on my #dahlias !! Not long until they look like this again 👏
Pic 2 shows how close the buds are.... 🤞
Nature really is wonderful to give us so many gorgeous flowers, different textures, shapes, colour combinations and wonder to keep us going. Now I just can't wait until my seed dahlias start to bud to see what colours they will be 🌺
Happiness is... something new! When you ask all the kitchen companies for kitchen plans but the local kitchen makers send the plans you like the most, it's impressive. However so many people have told us to not have a handmade kitchen. So we're pretty stuck 🤔. Handmade or not?
Day 2 ~ Good Morning and Happy Thursday! As outdoor projects are still underway, my gardens are a little unhappy this morning. It isn't bad enough that everything is so dry...we desperately need rain. The mulch has been disturbed, rocks have been temporarily placed on top of tender groundcover, a huge section of pachysandra on the hillside garden was sacrificed to a hungry machine and a layer of dust has settled over the gardens and patio. I am sure everything will eventually look very nice, and I will be happy with it. But a lot of work will remain for the OH and me to do after the workers hopefully finish by tomorrow. @myhousethismonth, @mygardenthismonth on the happiness spectrum, mine won't be at the "extreme joy" end. But it won't be at the "contentment" end either. Due to many factors, I am not getting the gorgeous stone steps I have drooled over in books and magazines. I also can't have the the type of walkway I love due to the steepness of our yard...all first world problems, I know. But in the big scheme of things, I will be pleased, I will be satisfied and I will feel fortunate that we were able to get the projects done at all...making it safer to get around our property.
Different people feel happiness for different reasons. What makes you happy might not make me happy. @storyofmyhome "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are ideas our beloved country is based on. We are all "created equal" and are "endowed with certain unalienable rights." Each and every one of us is entitled to experience a positive well-being combined with a sense that our life is good, meaningful and worthwhile. Have a happy day...do what makes YOU happy. ❤🇺🇸💙 #myhousethismonth#mygardenthismonth#happinessis#storyofmyhome beloved #landscapeprojects#patiodecor#4thofjuly#redwhiteandblue#libertyforall#flytheflag#declarationofindependence#allarecreatedequal
The bunk beds may still be in the middle of the room and she may need to watch her head climbing into bed tonight.. but the first coat is on 💪🤭 Don't worry I will move the bunk beds before bed time.. I'm not that mean 🤔🤣
Kitchen is 95% done!! - I still have the rest of the woodwork to paint (grey), mainly skirting. I need to get some pretty (pref grey) storage boxes (from probably poundstretcher, BM or homebargains) for on top of the kitchen cabinets. BUT otherwise the kitchen is looking clean, tidy, organised, spacious and a lot prettier than it did 3 months ago!! - Where there was lack of worktop, lack of space, lack of cabinet, small dishwasher, and just constantly got in a real mess.
Ps. Yes those chair covers don't fit my kind of chairs properly; but the purple covers work waaaaay better than the wooden chairs that match nothing. It's inherited antique so not painting or staining the chairs or table!
See previous posts about my bat lamp. I've also done a previous post on my Pagan (Eclectic Wiccan) / Witch Alter and bookcase. And yey I finally got to lay down my purple tartan style runner rug (from @ebay_uk / @ebay last year) which pulls the colour of the walls, chairs, table decor, candle on top of the hob, washing up bowl, dish cloth caddy and drinks caddies etc colours together!
OFFICE ☕️💻 I’ve been slowly updating my workspace at home over the past few weeks, as working from home seems to be the new way of life from now on! I have big plans for this space, including some new shelves, artwork and adding a sofa bed on the other side of the room. But with a full house to complete renovating and furnishing, it will just have to wait for now 🙈 But this space isn’t so bad in the meantime ✨ #ChezSartorialScot
Morning Instagram! It’s WFH Wednesday today and as always, I have a lot of teacher admin to do!
I love working in my office but this photo has brought a few things to my attention.
1. I need to get a lampshade ASAP.
2. The positioning of that rug 🤦🏻♀️
3. I think I might need some light curtains to soften the window.
The most incredible red skies last night so beautiful sadly has not resulted in shepherds delight 😭 celebrating two of my lovely friends birthdays today can’t wait to see them all 💕
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Tuco and Phoebe practicing social distancing....😺😺~
Thank you to all of you who sent birthday wishes! I had a great day at the beach, where my family rented a service that set up a “lounge” complete with furniture and rugs!! ~
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I absolutely love being a parent, but over the last 3 years I’ve come to realise I’m pretty much at the whim of my beloved son... hence the 5.49am start 👋 😴 Some days are smooth sailing, and others are just 😱😩🤯
Things I’ve come to realise:
1. I can’t do anything without an audience 😳
2. I no longer need an alarm clock ⏰
3. I spend 75% of my day handing out bribes 🤫
4. The other 25% explaining what I’m doing + why
5. Eating alone as a child is torture, getting to eat my lunch alone is a treat!!
6. I can no longer have sick / duvet days 😱
7. The word ‘bedtime’ means the complete opposite.
8. Multitasking has become second nature, along with telling little white lies 😂🤫
9. I can survive (just) on 5 hours sleep and would you believe it, there’s a 3:00 am that doesn't involve alcohol.
10. I've definitely become more patient - sometimes!
Morning all!! Feel like I’ve neglected this account so much in lockdown! A combination of spending too much time in doors so I now want to redecorate EVERYTHING... and the kids trashing every room they enter!! 🙈 🌷
I was thinking of entering @myhousethismonth this month to get myself back into it... but then I forgot to post the photo yesterday! 🙈🙈 ... oh well there’s always next month! In the meantime here’s some pretty blooms as a reminder I’m still here 😘😘😘
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