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I haven't got anything new to share at the moment. i desperately want to get on with some creativity but the start of 2019 has been filled with admin, tax return & replenishing sold out stock, plus spending time going for walks with maggie & trying to relax (this isn't something i'm very good at). in the meantime here are some lovely bugs & beetles 🐞 #maggiemagoodesigns *
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comment 159 star 7,882 2 weeks ago

December 28th

all that glitters.

not a single decoration will be removed from hardcastle towers until new year’s day...and even then some of the ones i’ve taken a shine to will stay all year. the pink glittery reindeer looks so good on the gin shelf i’m thinking he’ll make the cut.
and what’s with everyone taking the trees down? come on folks it’s still december, it’s crimbo limbo and anything goes; day time tv, quality street for breakfast, sequins and a baileys before lunch. who wants to bring all that to an end?! .
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comment 105 star 935 4 weeks ago

January 1st

it’s a new dawn...
happy new year!

this year i’m not going to make any grand gestures or resolutions.
last year i vowed to lose a stone, i lost it and put it back on again. so i’m going to try ditch the scales and work on getting to a shape where my clothes fit nicely. i’m sick of being a s***e to a number. if you hear me say diet slap me.

i’m not going sugar, plastic or alcohol free either, and nor am i becoming a vegan, ever. life is too short to be constricted.
i’m going to cut out all the c**p that i’ve let creep into my diet over christmas but still enjoy my food, and drink...in moderation.
i will exercise every day, walking and running is good for my soul and grounds and calms me.

in short i am going to carry on trying to be the best version of myself, having a healthy mind and a healthy body and being respectful of the planet. we only have one body and one planet and it is our responsibility to take the best possible care of both of them. i am not going to strive for some impossible ideal and compare myself to others. we only get one chance at this life and it is too short to waste it trying to be something else, waiting until we’re thinner, happier or richer. life is for living now.
so here is to a year of self love and self care .
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comment 91 star 974 4 weeks ago

January 17th

broke the bank.

i could have literally posted a picture of any room in our house for this prompt.
old houses eat money, when you buy a period property it is a lifestyle choice, and a labour of love.
every job that you start is so much bigger than you ever expected it to be and costs so much more. the rooms are all on a scale that don’t fit anything off-the-peg. curtains have to be made to measure, no floors are straight or walls are even. right angles do not exist. skirting boards, cornices and picture rails cannot be picked up at b&q.
there is damp, there are leaks and there are drafts.
constant decisions have to be made between beauty and authenticity versus practicality and expense.
you have got to really be in love with the house like this.
good job i am isn’t it, 😍
and i make no apologies for posting another picture of my bathroom, i need to remind you that the competition to win a bath board a candle and bath bombs is still live. head over to the picture i posted on sunday evening and get tagging all your mates. i will be drawing the winner on sunday evening.
make sure you are following @bathboards, @thelittleyorkshirecandle and @thebathbombshopuk .
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comment 116 star 3,092 6 days ago

Absolutely no time for tidying or styling, christmas is coming crashing in on me, but thought i’d been quiet for a while so here’s a snap of the only room that seems to have any daylight today ☀️this time next week there’ll be a very excited child waking up here. i get so nervous christmas eve thinking they’ll wake up mid-delivery, dan can’t understand why i get so panicky. neither do i really since i have children who practically go into a coma once asleep. oh and one who actually sleeps with his eyes open 👀what’s that all about?? #myhousethismonth #sassyhomestyle #myinteriorstyletoday #myspaceanddecor #designupnorth #luxuryinteriorsonabudget #interiorboom #rockininteriors #spotlightonmyhome #myfabhome #styleithappy #myhometrend #styleitdark #mygorgeousgaff #myhomevibe #ukicyou #myspaceanddecor #myvintageabode #howwedwell #apartmenttherapy #designsponge #walltowallstyle #myperiodhomestyle #mycreativeinterior #mixingthemonth #eclectichome #myhouseindays #victorianterrace #interiorwarrior

comment 22 star 678 last month

January 23rd

excelsior.

i am really struggling to take pictures at the moment with the dark, my house is upside down and in decorating chaos. to be honest i’m a bit grumpy.
the last room we decorated was the bathroom. we had no toilet for over a week, and we had to climb over that beautiful bath when it was wedged in the landing for days, don’t even get me started on the tiler! but i’ve to remind myself it was worth it.
it was a bit of a insta gateway room for me; i hadn’t been on insta very long when we started it’s transformation, but it was fab to have a gang of interior obsessives behind me as we did it. it really helped to shape my page, it was also the room which escalated my instagram growth earlier this month. so let’s see if the project that i’m working on this at the moment can be both bigger and better! i’m loving having a gang of interiors geeks in my phone who i can tap for opinions and advice, and so many fab brands on board with me as i work through my bedroom transformation.
onwards and upwards!
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comment 125 star 3,219 16 hours ago

I am very lucky that my commute to work is 8 and a 1/2 minutes long. the downside of this is when i’m in the supermarket buying tampax and wine i’m guaranteed to bump in to a year 8 asking ‘what ya buying miss?’. .
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but for a 8 and a 1/2 minute commute, the occasional mild embarrassment at the tesco checkout is something you take.
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today i had to drive for an hour as i was on a course. an hour! i don’t how you long commuters do it. by the time i got there i hated every single driver on the planet. i also hated my s****y fiat 500, frost, traffic lights, greg james, my empty water wiper spray, cyclists and winter sunshine that is so low it blinds you even when you have visor down.
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however, the course was good. coffee was better. drank a lot.

after the course i had to do the hour commute home. and because i am awful at driving in the dark i turned off the wrong turning. twice. i swore a lot. then i needed a wee due to all the coffee. swore some more.. then popped back to work for a parents evening where i had to see all the parents in half the time, as i was very late due to course (and wrong turnings). but because of all the caffeine it was a bit like that scene from train spotting with spud and the interview and the amphetamine.
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anyway get me in this bath and bring me this gin!!!’
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comment 76 star 643 3 hours ago

One of my first projects and still one of my favorites. that color. that light (by the amazing @windychien ). the bedding. ♥️ linked some gorgeous lumbar pillows, pendant lights, bedding, and the furniture pieces for you guys! 👉🏼 follow the link in my profile and click the photo👌🏼 http://liketk.it/2zlgw #liketkit @liketoknow.it #ltkhome
photo by @margaretaustin_photo

comment 66 star 2,675 2 weeks ago