June 16, 2014

Dream house!

I'm not sure if I have shared this before but I am a big fan of Camille Styles - she is based in Austin, Texas and her blog is always full of aspirational recipes, parties and decor so you should definitely have a look if you haven't already. Anyway I stumbled across these pictures of her house and its just so stunning that I couldn't resist posting....

I'm taking alot of inspiration away from the way she uses natural textures to create a homely feel. I also like the use of pattern in that beautiful pouffe and the cushions in the bedroom. And what is there to say about that outdoor space?? I think this gets filed in my Pinterest dream house section!

http://www.caseydunn.net/ via CamilleStyles 

http://www.caseydunn.net/ via CamilleStyles 

http://www.caseydunn.net/ via CamilleStyles 

What do you think? Are you in agreement? You can see more pictures here.

Love Rachie xo

June 09, 2014

Living Room Update!

Time for a living room update!

We had the green textured wallpaper removed and the walls re plastered whilst we were on holiday and so when we came back the walls were super smooth (pretty much - although the hubs being a perfectionist still re-sanded some parts!)  We also finally removed the plastic fake ceiling rose which has been bugging me for three years (good riddance!)  So now we're at the prepping stage. We have decided to do this ourselves to save a few pennies plus the hubs is a super good painter (its that perfectionist streak again!)

So if you go back to this mood board here we are still on track for the blue colour palate. I think we are going for the one on the right of the picture which is Dulux colour mix liberty blue no 6. Its quite a calming blue with a touch of grey.

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A new addition to the moodboard is that we are thinking about using some sort of tiling around the fireplace. (See picture below)  I think the tiles would add a bit of pattern to the room and create a focal point around the fireplace but we are thinking about a darker blue and white tile What do you think?

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More soon!

Rachie xo

June 01, 2014

Nine Months Old!

Annie is nine months old ! (Well closer to 10 months actually but I'm so behind in my posting at the moment!) That means she has been out longer than she was in. (She actually arriving at 39 weeks!) I continue to be amazed about how much her little personality shines everyday. She is constantly smiling at everything and everyone and is a cheeky little thing! We love you so much Annie Manny.

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This month Annie :

  • Is crawling! She started a few days before she turned nine months (and three days before we went on holiday!) 
  • Speaking of holidays we went on her first trip abroad to Soller in Mallorca with Granny and Grandad. She absolutely loved it and she was so happy every day!
  • Had her first taste of chocolate at Easter and unsurprisingly (like her mummy) loved it!
  • Has three teeth - the two bottom ones and one at the top now and is suffering with teething hence the dribble and runny nose in this picture!
  • Loves to play peekaboo!
  • Can say dada, baba and lots of sounds and squeals.
  • Is obsessed with books especially if they have flaps she can open. 
  • Gained her Level 1 certificate in swimming!

What a busy month!

Rachie xo

PS: Sorry about the bad quality photo but the chair is in the lounge at the moment whilst we are redecorating!!