Sunday 27 May 2012

Little life update and house news (and my new bedroom wish list)

Hello guys,

So on the 31st May my bestie and I pick up the keys to our new home!

From 2010 to now has been a turbulent few years for me, bad family times (don't want to go into too much detail) and having to deal with no family support what so ever. 

I have been finding out who my true friends are (finding that out the hard way too) moving twice, thinking that I had found a nice flat for myself but that flat being the worst place a human being could live in - mould and black flies, two severe chest infections in 3 months and having to deal with the land lady from hell and environmental health and citizens advice the list goes on!! 

I had to then move back in with a good friend for 15 months whilst all my possessions were in storage costing me a small fortune, But I have come through the worse of it with support from my friends (you know who you are Mags and Leigh and Moose) and strength and just knowing that what doesn't kill you, does indeed make you stronger!

If I could write you a book about my bad rental experiences than I certainly would do, but what I will say is that with patience and trust things always do work out for the best.

So in a few days time I move in with my friend Leigh (Leigh - I know you will read this)  we have been friends since I was 16 or 17 and he knows me through and through.  We have always talked about moving out but with money and things in the way it never came about and now it has I am so blooming excited!

We have never lived with one another before, so it will be a learning experience but we have the same taste in pretty much everything so choosing sofas and home wares is going to be so exciting.

The idea of waking up to a whole house, living with a very good friend who I trust and allowing my two precious cats to have a nice garden to wander around in is making me grin like a Cheshire cat just writing this!

So my friends here is my little wish list of items I would like for my new bedroom and home.. lets hope before the year is out they all become reality!

I don't want to purchase massively expensive items because who has that kind of money at the moment?  So I have chosen white to go with the furniture that I have in storage and then I can accessorise with colour.

My new desk -

MICKE Desk IKEA £59.99 This desk is gloss white, with two large draws where I can blog from and enjoy using.
I'm going to start saving for an IMac and a Canon camera so that I will fully equipped for more blogging!  
 My new make up storage -

HELMER draw unit on casters white £24.99 This unit I shall use to store all of my make -up.  (I have A LOT!)

I first knew about this unit from Charlotte from Lipglossiping blog you can view the post on this amazing idea 'Here'
I have so much make up in storage that finding something white and smart looking where everything has a home really appeals to me! I shall also be buying the inserts called ANTONIUS which Charlotte showed in her blog post above. 

My new desk chair - 
SKRUVSTA swivel chair in white £99.99 This chair although expensive will look great next door to my new desk and looks as though it provides great back support for a granny like myself!

Decoration -
Peony RHS Rose and Wisteria Faux Flowers in a Vase £39.25 the beautiful Peony from QVC faux flower arrangement is absolutely beautiful, it will look lovely on my new desk and instead of them being real flowers and dying quickly they will look vibrant and beautiful as the above every day. 

NEOM 3 wick happiness home candle QVC £31.50 This too will look beautiful on my new desk, and I have heard rave reviews from other bloggers about this range.
<>New Wardrobe -
ASPELUND Wardrobe IKEA £139.00 This wardrobe has a great shabby chic style to it, and the mirror can be placed on any of the doors, meaning you can place it to bounce light around your room.  I do like a piece of furniture to be versatile!

I hope you've enjoyed this little post?  Enjoy the glorious sunshine and think of me packing all weekend!

Hugs as always



(photos taken from IKEA and other relevant websites)



  1. I am so happy I bumped into your blog!!
    I am also looking to update my room with a white colour scheme!
    Lovely products in the post, I'm going to start searching with IKEA now! Thanks!
    Please check out my fashion blog and I would love if you followed if you like it!

    Tolu from Fashinate Me

  2. Hi Tolu,

    Thanks for the great comment.

    IKEA is good for basic stuff - and white I find always looks effortless and you can always jazz it up with coloured accessories.

    I will look at your blog now, dont forget to subscribe to mine!

    Hugs Claire xx


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