“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.” — Sandra Kring Life often needs to grow through the same situation seeds start from and often partnerships do to. I’m a firm believer in working together with your partner, … Continue reading DIY Raised Border.
The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer.” Lady Gregory I’m not sure I can remember a May like it. The days … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – May 2021
It’s been a while I’m sorry. I’ve been in a funk. My brain has been going a million miles an hour consumed with pointless thoughts of self dealt, loneliness and anxiety. After nearly a year at home, with my family around me, they were suddenly gone. Silence echoed around these four walls we call home. … Continue reading Round Up, April 2021
Woodworking matters. It's more than a pastime or hobby being a woodworker means that you know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands and mind to build beautiful, functional objects, and that you're as interested in the process as the outcome. Amid the speed and chaos of the modern world, woodworking gives … Continue reading Know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands – Our take on a Apothecary Cabinet.
February, the month of my birth, the month I grow a year older. 😖 I’ve never really been one for celebrating, I don’t like the attention to be on me, I would rather be in the background in my safety bubble, where no one notices me. The last few years Hubby and I have celebrated by … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – February 2021
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. But who won’t want gifts from Draper Tools to make it the Christmas of dreams, for any diy enthusiast or trades man.I was gifted a Draper Tool Advent Calendar, it was the perfect way to count down to the most magical … Continue reading Have yourself a Draper Christmas.
For those of you that don't know I have been trying to learn how to use power tool, well tools in general. My hubby is a qualified plumber so I have had no need to pick up his tools and learn. Having a husband that can put his hand to anything and success is fantastic, … Continue reading Drapers Advent.
I’ve been learning a little wood work, mainly how to use a table saw, miter saw, nail gun etc. And boy isn’t it fun.😃I’m very grateful that I have a patient husband who has been teaching me, my memory isn't that greatest so it is not an easy task. I take my hat off to … Continue reading Just a little something I knock up – Woven Bench
August, the month of sun kissed apples and falling stars. Ripening grain in the fields, the scent of tree-ripened fruits, and hot buttered corn on the cob straight from the fields. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms beautifying gardens, while the mouthwatering smell of bbq’s and the delightful squeals of children playing as they make … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – July 2020
Let’s start at the very beginning, back in April 2014 we moved into our new house. We were excited especially as my hubby Mark was moving back to his roots and would be close to his family. It would be the first time living near them since buying our first home when we were spring … Continue reading House To Home – Garden Makeover – Phase One
I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since me and my boy tackled their bedrooms. Both were in a sorry state and desperately needed a little tlc, well actually a lot of tlc. Mark was heading to Germany for his yearly trip to Hockenheim drag strip, to crew for my brother in law Smithy. … Continue reading House to home, Box Room Makeover