How house proud are you?

Are you houseproud?? Do you like you house to be ‘just so’ – or is it just simply somewhere to lay your head, and you’re not fussed what it looks like? I’m fairly houseproud, even as a teenager I loved to decorate my room, and keep it tidy-ish and a nice space to spend time in. I’m not obsessive… I’m certainly no fan of housework – I do what I have to do and no more. It’s something of a running joke in our house that housework doesn’t happen. The kicthen gets cleaned after we’ve used it, pots washed and sides wiped… the floor in the living/dining area gets hoovered daily {messy kids and animals}, beds made each morning and a quick ‘put away’ at the end of the day. I like it to be clean, and not so messy I’d not want to invite an unexpected guest in ha! Carpetright have recently launched ‘The House Proud Survey‘ – this survey asks a few questions to gauge how house proud you are as a person, from the answers you give you are then generated a house proud profile. I took the survey and my result was ‘The Nester'{pretty apt for…

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Caseapp Review & Giveaway

Working from home, I like to have my office looking good as well as being functional. I’m more likely to want to sit at my desk to work if it’s clean, tidy and full of pretty things. The same goes for my laptop – Baya kindly donated a few stickers to brighten it up, and I must order a new set of keyboard stickers – I had rainbow ones on my old laptop! CaseApp kindly offered me a laptop skin and phone case of my choice a while ago. CaseApp is great because you can create customised cases/skins with your own artwork or a collage of photographs. They also have some pre-designed cases if you’re not feeling like making your own. I fell in love with this laptop skin as soon as I saw it, but decided to create a skin for my phone with a collage of family photos. The site is easy to navigate, and creating your own case is really simple. Pick your photos, upload them, choose the collage layout you like best and huzzah – you’re done! Once I’d clicked order, it only took a couple of days for them to be waiting in my mailbox.…

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52 Weeks of Gratitude – Week Twenty-Four

A parcel full of goodies from the lovely people at Paperchase, won on an Instagram giveaway arrived this week! Feeling grateful for online shopping – I hate going to town, so I’ve been ordering gifts for a certain ‘C’ festival this week! A couple of nights where I’ve slept in my bed all night, and not ended up on the sofa with backache Finally finding the mojo to start painting the bathroom…. Lots of lovely orders last night after I announced my shop is having a hiatus while I have a baby Morning baths – feels really decadent {even if it is the only way to stop my back aching so much some days!} Being *almost* finished in Beastie’s nursery, just need a carpet now!  Downton – I’m not a big TV watcher, but I do like Downton Abbey – it’s my weekly treat one night when G’s at work :) Home Ed Group today – it’s the only time I manage to sit and do nothing for a whole day! In need of a rest and a catch up with friends looking forward to tomorrow morning, when the kiddos all have groups and I’ll have two whole hours to…

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Enchanted – taking a hiatus

It’s been a long time coming, the past 6 months my poor neglected shop has taken a back seat as I’ve found myself more and more consumed with blog work. With a baby on the way, it’s time to let it have a rest, for now at least. SO… let’s have a sale! Everything is half price – help me clear out old stock and make some space in my office! Just use code ‘toodlepip’ at checkout and your savings will be deducted. Thank you all for supporting my little shop over the last few years – I’m sure it will be back at some point in the future! Now – go shop ;)

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Kiddos Halloween Costume Ideas

one // two // three // four // five // six With Halloween only around the corner, we’ve been thinking about costumes…. we have a trunk full of dressing up outfits, but I’ve been browsing on Pinterest for some DIY inspiration. I love love love the Raggedy Ann costume – that hair is fantastic! I also found myself looking at boys costumes – no little man this year, but come next we’ll have a boy to dress up for the first time! I’m quite looking forward to a whole different world of costumes opening up. Do your kiddos dress up for Halloween? Have they decided what they’re dressing up as yet?

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