When we viewed our house we really didn't like the living room, it felt a little uninviting and it was dark and dingy.  And when we moved into the house almost two years ago, the living room was one of the rooms we still didn't have a vision for.  However once we chose the sofa, it all just started to come together from there.  Now we have managed to create a space that feels comfortable and relaxing but light and airy at the same time.


We stripped all the paper from the walls, it was that embossed type paper (or just terrible 3D paper as Craig calls it) and my Dad lined all the walls and then papered a feature wall for us.  Craig painted the remaining walls, skirting and ceiling.  The dark blue carpet came up and was replaced with a light neutral colour (which is pretty much the same throughout the house), that way if we decide to change the colour scheme of any room there is no need to change the carpet each time.


Then we started to get the furniture in...

Then added a few more accessories and here we are today...

Still a few little finishing touches to do, we need to get some curtains, put some pictures up, finish the door and decide whether to put shelves, a picture, or something else in the alcove, or just leave it as is.  I am happy with the results and we both enjoy chilling out in our little living room.



I have just started out on Instagram and I am pretty #obsessed (which is more than I can say for the world of Twitter).  Whenever Craig catches me taking a photo now he is quick to remark that I am ‘living that Instagram life’; particularly if I have rearranged the house, put out some flowers and I am standing on a chair with iPhone in hand stretching my arm as far as it will go in order to get that shot (which is almost inevitably crap).

I did create another Instagram account some time ago and used to post on it fairly regularly.  I would add photos of anything really, ya know the photos of me watching telly and shit, which probably didn’t really need to be documented let alone shared with the world.

Since starting this blog however I have a new found love for Instagram and created a separate account alongside this ye blog here.  There are so many beautiful accounts and feeds and I am only just learning how much better those feeds look when the pictures are cohesive (I have a long way to go).  I know that some people are very strict when it comes to Instagram, they edit their photos meticulously, will never post two landscape pictures together and only feature the colour blue or something along those lines.  Whilst I can’t commit to anything as restrictive as that, I quickly realised I do want my feed to be made up of photos that are at least of similar appearance, as there is no denying it, those types of feeds are just easier on the eye.

That being said, this does mean there are lots of photos and little snippets of my life that don’t quite fit into my Instagram feed and won’t see the light of the day.

Therefore I thought I would begin a monthly feature of the photos that didn’t cut the Insta mustard.

So now I’ve babbled on enough, here are the December and January photos that weren’t quite insta-worthy or don’t fit my ‘Instagram life’ as Craig would say…

You can find me on Instagram here.