Guys! We are so close to our move in date! After months and months of renovation work, we’re nearly finished and I’m so excited. I’ve spent my last few weeks rushing around like a crazy person trying to get everything sorted. We’re now at the stage of packing up all of our things into boxes and my god does it take a long time!

I recently shared some pictures of the transformation of our lounge and I got a really good response on it. So today I’m going to share the¬†transformation of our bedroom!

We’ve gone for yellow and cream walls. I wanted something really light and airy to make the room seem bigger as it’s not overly large. Also, I always think that yellow is a happy colour and I want my bedroom to be a happy place!

Hope you enjoy the photographs! ….

Writing this post and going back through the photos is actually insane. When you’re renovating somewhere week in and week out it’s easy to forget how it looked at the start! I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out and can’t wait to get some homely bits and pieces in the room!

Thanks for reading ūüôā

Charlotte xx

 

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Motivational podcasts that I'm loving

I feel as though I’m really late on the podcast bandwagon. In fact, I know I’m really late on the podcast bandwagon.

As I mentioned not too long ago; I’ve recently started a new job. And the beauty of my new job is that I can listen to music all day with my headphones in. This was great at first but then I got a little bored of it. Someone I sit with at work suggested I try listening¬†to podcasts as it makes the day go so much quicker… And now I’m obsessed with them!

Being the blogger that I am, I decided to look for some creative/ blog themed podcasts as I thought this would be an interesting place to start and I’ve been really enjoying them. I thought I would share some of my favourites with you.

The Small and Mighty Podcast by Sam Burgess 

This is actually an older podcast that isn’t still running but I’ve been able to listen to all of the older episodes. In this series Sam interviews lots of small business owners and they talk about how they got where they are today. For a very long time now I’ve wanted to start an Etsy store so listening to this podcast about how others have started their own business has been really inspirational for me.

Brilliant Business Moms with Beth Anne Schwamberger 

This is another series that isn’t currently running but I’ve been binge-listening to all of the older episodes. This podcast primarily focuses on mums that run their own business. There are lots of interesting interviews to listen to such as tips to grow your Pinterest following, how to uncover your writing voice and how to boost blog traffic. I feel like I’ve learnt so much from listening to this podcast and it’s also really inspiring.

Beauty and the Vlog with Erika Vieira 

I have only recently started listening to this but omg I love it! I’ve gone all the way back to the start from 2014 and I’m absolutely loving the content. I’ve loved watching Youtube Videos for about 10 years now so I find this series really interesting. Erika interviews lots of different Youtubers and you get to learn their stories of how they began right through to the highs and lows of having a life online.

If anyone has any podcast recommendations please leave them below as I have a lot of hours in my day at work to fill!

Charlotte xx

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It’s been just over 3 months since we completed on our house! It’s so scary where the time has gone. After spending pretty much every weekend at the house and having absolutely no life whatsoever we’re so close to finishing all of the renovations. We’ve recently had our kitchen and bathroom fitted and we’re currently in the process of having all of the carpets and flooring fitted.

When I look back at the pictures of the very tired and old house that we bought; it makes me so happy and proud of the transformation that we’ve done.

I’ve been sharing various pictures and updates over on Instagram and on Twitter of how we’ve been getting on and I decided it was about time for another blog post!

In this post, I’m sharing some pictures of how we have transformed our lounge.

House renovation update

Fireplace

House update - sofas

I can’t get over the transformation of this room. We’ve turned it from a very cluttered and dark room to a very bright and open space. We obviously still need to finish furnishing the room, (and get rid of those dust sheets by the fire haha) but I’m so pleased with how this has turned out.

Stay tuned for lots more house posts which will be coming soon!

Charlotte xx

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Turning 26

On May 14th I turned 26! I kinda feel old but at the same time, for the first time in a long time, I feel as though I have my life together! I remember when I was about 16 and I had my life mapped out… I would be married by the age of 22 and have kids by the age of 24. How wrong was I?! Haha.

I had the day off of work for my birthday and I actually spent it tile and floor shopping. What a way to spend your birthday! My life in honestly so busy at the moment and any spare moment I have is spent sorting things out for the house.

LET’S CELEBRATE¬†

I did still spend some time celebrating my birthday though. On 12th May¬†myself and Shaun caught the train to London for the day to see Aladdin. We arrived at lunch time and went for a meal at TGI Friday’s which was amazing and then we headed over to the theatre to watch Aladdin. I absolutely love going to the West End and Aladdin was incredible! I especially loved the bit with the magic carpet. I’m sure you’re all well aware of my love for Disney, so this was the perfect way to spend my birthday!

Aladdin at the West End

WHAT GIFTS I RECEIVED 

I always love being nosey and hearing what other people received for their birthday so I thought I would add this to the post. My main present this year was a new camera. I wanted a camera that’s smaller than my DSLR but still takes great quality pictures. I opted for the Canon EOS M10 and I LOVE it. It’s the perfect size to carry around and I’m really pleased with the quality of the images. I also received some money which I’ll be spending on the house and a voucher to a local spa which I can’t wait to use. Of course, I also got The Greatest Showman on DVD as it’s basically the best film ever ūüėÄ

 PLANS FOR 26-YEAR-OLD ME 

I’m really excited for the next year and it really feels like I’m starting a new chapter of my life. I’ve just started a new job which I’m really enjoying and I’m about to move into my first home with Shaun. There are so many exciting things happening at the moment. I’m jetting off to Majorca on 30th June for a week of relaxation and then I’m excited about the little things like my first Christmas with Shaun in our own home! Also, let’s not forget that I also have a trip to Disney World booked for next year and I’m SO EXCITED for it.

Thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday and a big thank you to Shaun, my friends and my family for making my birthday a good one!

Charlotte xx

 

 

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2018 goals and plans revisited

Somehow we’re already halfway through May?! I’m not really sure what has happened to this year but it’s absolutely flown by. We’re approaching the middle of the year so I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the goals that I set for the year and see how I’m getting on. You can read the full¬†post here of my goals and plans for 2018.

MOVE INTO MY OWN HOUSE 

I’m almost there!! We’re still renovating the place but we’re due to be moving in on June 14th. We still have a lot of work to do in the few weeks we have left though. June 14th will also be mine and Shaun’s 3 year anniversary so it’ll be pretty cool to move in on that date.

CONTINUE CRAFTING AND DOING WHAT I LOVE 

To be honest this has taken a bit of a back seat the¬†last few months. All of my spare time is spent at the house doing work so I haven’t had any spare time. However, with that being said, I’m having a ‘craft room’ in our house so once I’m all settled in I’ll have all the time in the world to do craft projects.

OPEN AN ETSY SHOP

This kind of follows on from the above comments. It’s taken a back seat because of the house but it’s still something I really want to do. This may have to wait until 2019 though so I have more time to plan and create things.

GET A NEW JOB 

I’m so happy to say that I finally have a new job. I absolutely hated the job that I’ve been doing for the last 3 years. I actually only started my new job a couple of weeks ago so it’s all fairly new but I’m getting on really well. I’m still working for the same company as before but I’ve moved to a new department which is a lot less stressful than my old role.

BE HAPPIER 

This has come hand in hand with me starting my new job. I honestly feel like the biggest weight has been lifted off of¬†my shoulders and I feel a million times happier. It’s so nice being able to wake up and not dread going into work… And it’s nice to get home from work and not feel completely drained.

I feel like 2018 has been a very good year for me so far and I honestly think it’s going to keep getting better. I’m so excited to move into our house in a few weeks and then I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings.

How are your plans and goals going so far in 2018? 

Charlotte xx

 

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