The One where It Finally Starts Looking Like A House.

So this is how it looks now. The living room on top. Still needs wallpaper/paint, laminate flooring, shelves on the wall and sofa covers. But apart from that it’s finished 🙂 Dining room at the bottom. Still needs wallpaper/paint and laminate flooring. And I have to shorten the drapes 🙂 We’ve decided to keep our furniture for now as I really love the fact that it’s true vintage (I inherited it!) My husband isn’t into all this vintage, he likes things quite minimal and modern, but we haven’t got any money to buy new furniture so for now he gave … Continue reading The One where It Finally Starts Looking Like A House.

The One where I need Holiday Inspiration

Hi guys, I need your help! I want to wear something pretty for the upcoming holidays but I’m all out of ideas. I want to look pretty and festive and not feel like whale. My problem is mostly due to the fact that I have such nice fabric in my stash that it would feel like a waste using it for a one time maternity holiday dress. Is that weird? So any suggestions? On patterns or fabric? And for those interested here’s a small construction and baby update: We’re getting our central heating installed today (finally). The upstairs are finished … Continue reading The One where I need Holiday Inspiration

The One Where We Got Organised

We had a busy few weeks. The 4 weeks of construction in our house are over and even if we’re nowhere near done, at least we’ve got flooring, ceilings, hot water and a new shower. We’re living on the top floor of our house now. So things are temporary. My father was here everyday for the past four weeks, working day in, day out. I swear it would have been impossible without him. But now even he has to get back to his regular job and construction will be limited to weekends only. So while life resumes we need some … Continue reading The One Where We Got Organised

The One with All the Maternity and Moving Plans

The Moving Part I haven’t been blogging much lately and that has everything to do with our big move which is coming up a month from today. I mainly keep busy by planning all the renovations which need to be done – it didn’t seem much at first but boy, was I wrong – Two weeks from today, the house will be officially ours and while we have already been doing construction work on it, it doesn’t feel like we can do anything we want just yet. We are redoing the entire electrics – they date back to 1967, so … Continue reading The One with All the Maternity and Moving Plans

The One with All the Big News

Before I get to all my big news I have to tell a little background story: The past few weeks have been crazy busy. About 6 weeks ago our landlord decided that we didn’t pay enough for utilities, so he wanted to raise the price we paid for them. We did some calculations ourselves and turned out we were already paying way too much for utilities. So we told him we were willing to pay more if he could prove to us, we were actually spending that much, if he didn’t want to prove it, he should just let us … Continue reading The One with All the Big News