October…

MORNING!!

It’s been a minute hasn’t it? Well let me fill you in on why I have been so quiet and it all started where most of the best stories start…in a pub:

Bubs and I decided to have a little date night in our little local. Just a get a bit dolled up, have a few drinks kind of evening. We were sat there a few drinks in and Bubs said “are you serious about this whole moving in thing?” To which I was like DUHHHHHH but actually replied ” yeh, of course I would love to live with you.” So we get on our phones and he found this quite little flat, 2 bedrooms, absolutely beautiful and in our price range, so that was that, we decided to look at it.

As you can imagine everything kind of fell in to place from there, viewed that flat, got all the paperwork and money for the flat waited a few days and then we got told…

 

WE COULD MOVE IN!

That is right folks, I am officially an adult, I live with my wonderful boyfriend in our cute wee flat and everything feels just perfect.

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This is our living room. All the furniture and decor is all ours. I love the brick, that was what made me fall in love with the flat n the first place . I’ve tried to make it as cosy as possible and as you can tell I love a photo! All of them are of friends and family or are pictures of me and Bubs.

 

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We have a cosy fireplace and I think it’s beautiful! That mirror of mine I’ve had for years and has followed me from flat to flat, I think it’s just wonderful. I can’t wait for cosy winter nights where Bubs and I can just cuddle up in front of the fire.

Now we are all officially moved in and our internet is all sorted I will have more time to keep you up to date. If you keep up with my instagram you can get a day to day account of my day.

Well I hope everyone has a glorious day, it looks like a nice day out so might go for a walk later.

I’m going to IKEA on sunday with Bubs mum and sister so look out for a blog post at the start of the week to see my haul.

 

 

Much love,

 

Natalie

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Metallic accents…

Imagine, walking down a street on a warm summer’s day. The sun is bouncing of the pavement and wrapping you in it’s warm glow and suddenly a shimmer, or is it a sparkle? Something flashes in the summers air and taunts you to come near. What is it? you wonder as your curiosity peaks and you search for the source. It whispers to you through the rays and the glistening light devours you making you want more… and there it is, the perfect shining pieces of metal, crafted into this seasons latest trend.

Scandi style living room in farrow & ball pavilion gray and that La Redoute Berber rug!
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I have been really into home decor lately and looking and different ways to add something a little bit extra to my home when I move. One trend that I always seem to come back to is metallics. Metallics are so versatile and can be mixed with all sorts of styles and colours. One of my favourite colour-ways at the moment is grey and pink. Call me a girl but I think it’s very romantic, and the bright airy feeling gives you a feeling of fantasy.  Adding in the metallic accents give it a bit of an edge. It goes from this airy fantasy feeling to that of mystery and intrigue.

 

Here are some of my favourite pieces at the moment:

 

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B&M Hepburn copper side table – £34.99
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B&M Metallic Photo frames 4X6″ – £1.99

B&M have been upping their game lately when it comes to homewares. This table and picture frame is just a few of the things they have in their metallic range. Honestly every time i go in I find more and more stuff I want. I could probably re-decorate every week and still find more stuff I would want to put in my house. Definitely worth a visit if you want a bargain!

http://www.ebay.co.uk Solid colour metallic cushion – £4.99 

This cushion I found on Ebay is a dream! not only has it got the metallics but that lovely pink blush colour that I’m into. Ebay is great for one off finds, but sometimes you do need to dig around for a while until you find the right product for you.

Metallic Ceramic Planter (15cm x 9cm)
Matalan Metallic Ceramic Planter (15cm) – £5.00

This planter from Matalan is to die for! I love plants and think something as simple as a plant with a pretty pot like this one can add so much to a room. I like this one so much though because it is something different. The shapes, the colours and even the structure of it make it something really unique and if you’re on a budget it is worth every penny.

 

I love this trend but I am not sure if it’s something my boyfriend would go for. Has anyone moved in with their boyfriend for the first time? How easy/hard was it to decide on the decor? Leave you’re answers below.

 

Just keep swimming….

Afternoon,

I have been SUPER busy this past week and a bit and have felt that I haven’t really had much time to sit down and take the time to do ANYTHING! I’ve been doing a lot of nightshift lately and I find when I have time to myself I just want to chill and take the time to centre myself. I’ve been feeling really ill lately and I think because I don’t have a normal routine my body is completely gone to whack. I’m so tired, and have been literally sick every day for a week straight (F.Y.I Not pregnant, but thanks for the concern) and have had like a weird cold thing for about 2 months but it’s not really come to anything major, but a runny nose and feeling blergh.

 

Enough about my moaning though as starting from next week it’s back on track, back to a routine, back to feeling normal. Healthy Natalie take like 10 is on it’s way and hopefully because there will be no more nightshift I can have the time to focus on myself a lot more. When I have a second I’m going to plan everything out, like what are my goals? how long am I going to give myself? how am I going to achieve them? and hopefully it’ll be a step by step process to move forward from my little funk.

 

So yeah, essentially I just wanted a moan (what’s new?) and to give everyone a little update. I want to apologise as well if anyone follows me on social media and has noticed I’ve gone a little quiet it’s purely because all I’m doing at the moment is sleeping and working and that seems to be the last thing I can focus on right now.

 

If anyone has any hints or tips on how to plan and progress from here leave them in a comment below.

 

Much love,

 

Natalie xx