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Take One Challenge Update
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Here’s a little update for my Take One Jumper Challenge. I gave myself four weeks to revamp an old tired jumper and turn it into something beautiful. This is the jumper I chose. As you can see, it does a good job of keeping me warm, but it’s not very pretty. It took me ages […]

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get ready for summer: diy bodyscrub
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I love the changing of the seasons. After months of rain, the sun has finally made an appearance and my Instagram feed is full of pictures of country walks and sunny parks. However, this sudden appearance of the ‘yellow-thing-in-the-sky-they-call-the-sun’ has had one drawback. You see from about mid September last year, I’ve had my grey boots […]

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edenfound: Take One Jumper

I mentioned in my catch-up post that I wanted to be more creative during March and that I had planned a little something that you could get involved with too. Well, here it is. It’s that time of year when we’re all bored of wearing the same jumpers week in/week out. Instead of sending our […]

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diy: tartan skirt
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I’ve been wanting to rock the tartan trend for a while now, but every skirt I’ve found has been a little, well….short. I’m 5ft 9in, 35 years old and live in Yorkshire. Not a good combination for exposing too much leg I’m afraid. However, I spotted this gem in my local charity shop at the […]

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shop love: the painted house
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At this time of year thoughts often drift to decorating and what can be done to change the rooms we live in. I think it ‘s because there’s so little to entertain us in our gardens (especially in Britain  – please, no more rain…) our thoughts drift to how we can beautify our interiors. I’ve […]

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diy: monogrammed cardigan
2014_22_01

Does anyone else see pictures of amazing outfits and think to themselves, ‘I could make that’? Go on, admit it. I know I’m not the only one. This diy was inspired by this picture and by this blog post and only took 45mins to complete from beginning to end, including picture taking time. I found the […]

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diy: photo calendar revamp
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For Christmas 2012 my good friend, Caroline, gave me a photo calendar. On it she’d put photos of our children playing together through the year, interspersed with photos of me doing pulling faces (shock horror). It was a lovely, unexpected gift and when the year drew to a close I didn’t simply want to throw […]

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caravan of love: renovation update #1
2014_18_01

You may remember that back in June we bought a beautiful 1970s Carlight Caravan. I named her Matilda. I wrote about it in this post. When we bought her she was in great condition and would serve us well if we wanted to use her as a holiday home. However, she was bought as part […]

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diy: colour pop necklace
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Do you ever buy a piece of jewellery or clothing with the intention of wearing it often but never actually get round to it? Of course you do – we all do it (though if my husband asks, I never do it. Ever. Noooo)   Even though it was bought with good intentions, I never […]

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diy: glitter backdrop
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What were you doing in the build-up to Christmas? Visiting family? Frantically dashing round the shops to find last minute presents? Wrapping multitudes of presents? Well, for me the answer is all of the above. Oh yeah, and I made a glittery backdrop. Just before Christmas we decided to throw a Christmas party. I wanted […]

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