How’s Your Garden Growing this month?
Last month I joined bloggers around the World for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and got lots of positive feedback. So thank you everyone who gave encouragement and advice to this novice gardener! I also posted when I first moved into The Creative Coastal Home, The Novice Gardener by the season: Winter, showing my garden by the seasons. This month I’m updating you on what’s in bloom in my English north-east coastal garden in Spring. Plants are starting to bloom – warning this post is photo heavy!
Home Renovation, Inspiration, Storage
Who’s up for a free 60 minute makeover?
It was only 11 weeks ago that I moved into my lovely new home aka The Creative Coastal Home. I have lots of plans for it, but haven’t got stuck into decorating yet. I’m deliberating how to tackle some of the bigger things I’m considering (mainly electrics!) and spending quite a lot of time planning, which I’m planning a post on in future. I also think it’s important to settle into a space and get a sense of how you’d like to use it rather than rush in and make mistakes.
I haven’t even fully unpacked, because I’m expecting electrical work and decorating to cause a fair amount of disruption. I am of course pinning like mad to my Pinterest Boards and reading everything interiors and garden related that I can get my hands on. There is just SO MUCH inspiration out there! You can read my guide to some of the home and garden bloggers who inspire me here in What’s my home style part 2.
I am itching to get stuck in though so I set myself a mini challenge: to create a cosy little corner which can be a calm haven and an inspiration whilst I do my planning. I don’t want to spend any money because I haven’t decided on schemes yet. So here’s my challenge for my own 60 minute makeover: create a cosy chill-out corner in 60 minutes, just by using items I already own! Here’s my guide to how to do it yourself:
Could you complete a Creative Challenge?
I posted in December about my creative challenge for 2016, to knit 12 shawls in one year, and gave you the update on the first half of the challenge last week. Read on to find out how the second half of the challenge went!
Could you do a 12 month Creative Challenge?
Back in December I posted about my personal challenge for 2016, to knit 12 shawls in a year. (For those of you asking ‘why?’ I can only say ‘why not?’) So, did I manage it? Read on to find out!
What Camera is Best for Blogging?
It’s no secret that my biggest challenge as a new blogger is photography. I’ve always been a point and shoot photographer, and relied on being able to just take a lot of pictures then select the best one. Now I want to be giving my readers clear and accurate photo guides of how-to projects, before and after room schemes, and inspirational landscape shots of the beautiful coast and countryside. So I really need to up my photography game! This post is dedicated to my research on cameras to date, in the hope that it’ll help others, and that I’ll get some feedback to help me in my final selection of my new blogging camera.
How’s Your Garden Growing?
Back in February I posted the first in my series: The novice gardener by the season, the Winter Edition. I moved to my Coastal Home at the end of January so I’ve just been discovering my garden. You’ll have to wait a while for the Spring Edition, where I’ll take you thorough what I’ve done so far, and the lessons learnt to date. In particular I’m trying to get some fruit and veg growing underway!
This month I’ve joined the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by May dreams gardens. Each month bloggers around the World post pictures of their gardens in bloom! Here’s my March Edition to give you a taste of how The Creative Coastal Home garden is looking.
Last year I posted about the lessons I learned from fitting my own kitchen. I also fitted my own bathroom in my previous home! If I can do it anyone can – you just need patience! Here’s the lessons I learned from this one:
How is your home style influenced and inspired?
Recently I posted What’s my home style? Part One to give you some hints about my home style, and what you might expect as I decorate The Creative Coastal Home. But of course although I have my favourite things that I’ve brought with me, my style is evolving. Here’s what influences and inspires me: