Project Eight – Bunk-bed Renovation

Project Eight – Bunk-bed Renovation

Last summer we managed to acquire a wooden bunk-bed for free, it needed some TLC and a good few licks of paint and in this post I’m going to show you how it was done. I decided the quickest and easiest way to renovate the bed would be to paint it and decided on a grey colour.  The bed had been half painted, literally just had paint  on the sides that were on show apart from one panel at the…

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Mental Health – Mini Series – Pregnancy Loss

Mental Health – Mini Series – Pregnancy Loss

When you are trying to get pregnant, each month is a waiting game as to whether you will get a visit from your now frenemy; your period or not… When we decided to start trying for a baby shortly before my 28th birthday we weren’t sure how well it would go.  My fertility had always had a big question mark over it, not only because of my battle with Anorexia (Blog post can be found here) but also because I had…

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Mental Health – Mini Series – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mental Health – Mini Series – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of November… I don’t think I will ever forget Saturday 5th November 2011, the day so much of my life changed. To begin with it was a normal Saturday working at a local Health Spa as a Therapist, all was going well until I was getting ready for my first client after lunch.  I went into the treatment room to make sure all was ready and slipped over, hitting my head on the floor and I…

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Mental Health – Mini Series – Eating Disorder

Mental Health – Mini Series – Eating Disorder

In October 2005 I was diagnosed with an eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa.  My Mum took me to the Doctors and made sure she came in to the consulting room with me, she knew that if she didn’t i’d make up a reason as to why I was there and not tell the truth.  I’d become very good at hiding what was really going on.  I had been doing it for years. Looking back, my eating habits changed gradually as things…

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Mental Health – Mini Series

Mental Health – Mini Series

Mental health is such an important subject and it is something that I personally battle with every day.  Because of this, I have decided to write a few posts, a mini series if you will on my experiences.  I was originally going to write just one post but I think it will end up being a long read and I want this to be received properly and I thought that addressing everything together wouldn’t be correct. In these posts I…

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Our Wedding – Part two – Bridal Party Style

Our Wedding – Part two – Bridal Party Style

In part one I spoke about all the prep that went into the theme. Now i’ll talk about the dresses, suits, hair, make up and accessories. So lets start with the Bridesmaids, I had five in total (my Sister, my Sister in Law to be, my Cousin and her two Daughters). I wanted all of their dresses to be in midnight blue, the three older Bridesmaids (my Sister, Cousin and Sister in Law to be) wore dresses my Mum found…

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Our Wedding – Part One – Venue and Theme

Our Wedding – Part One – Venue and Theme

In just over a weeks time it will be our third wedding anniversary, so i thought I’d write a couple of posts about it.   Let’s start where it begins though, with the proposal…. On 14th July 2013, a regular Sunday J got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, I was putting the shopping away in the freezer and when I shut the door there he was. Obviously I said yes. Now you may be thinking…

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Project Seven – Wardrobe and Changing Table Make-over

Project Seven – Wardrobe and Changing Table Make-over

Hi all, When I wrote the Nursery post I talked briefly about the changing table and wardrobe I had acquired second hand and gave a new lease of life to, in this post I will explain how I went about it. I worked on each item one after the other but as the treatments were very similar I will talk about them together here. Luckily both items didn’t need any repair work as such, it was purely renovation apart from…

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Our Tree of Life

Our Tree of Life

A hot topic these days when you are pregnant is what to do with your placenta after you give birth, do you do nothing and leave it at the hospital to be disposed of, do you have it encapsulated, eat it or do you plant it? I chose to do the later, I planted a tree of life. My Aunt who is Scottish told me about a tradition in Scotland where you plant your placenta under a tree, so it…

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Project Six – Nursery

Project Six – Nursery

Decorating a nursery ready for a new baby is a wonderful part of a pregnancy journey and I couldn’t wait to get started on ours. To say the room that was to become Thomas’s nursery was a blank canvas wouldn’t be correct, the walls were purple, the gloss work was pink and we had been using the room as a storage room so it was full of items that needed moving. Once the room was empty we needed to sort…

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