What makes a dream home? 

I’m currently in the process of dreaming up my perfect home. It’s a bit early on but hey why not! Some girls spend years dreaming up their perfect wedding day. That wasn’t me. Heck I planned it all in the five months leading up to it. But my dream home… That’s something different. Maybe because your wedding is one day in your life whereas your home is something you will have for many years.

Pinterest is great for putting together some ideas in the form of a mood board. It also helps you source inspiration from different creatives all over the world.

I think it’s important to not take fashion trends too seriously. Whenever I read home and lifestyle magazines it’s all about changing up your house aesthetic based on a new trend that will really only be around for a couple of months. Your home is your sanctuary and a long term investment, so like your wardrobe, invest in pieces you love and can have around for many years.

It’s also worthy to focus your efforts on a spacious warm kitchen space that speaks welcoming, a decluttered bedroom, a central open lounge space and a killer bathroom.

Here are my must haves for a dream home:

  • High ceilings
  • Lots of white and natural light
  • A big lounge area
  • Open plan including a spacious kitchen with an island bench
  • An egg shaped free standing bath (alongside a killer bathroom with two basins – this is a must for me)
  • A walk in wardrobe with lots of shoe storage space. Somewhere I can hide with my girlfriends
  • Light timber floors
  • A pop of blue
  • Lots of greenery
  • Homey feels and meaningful art

What would make up your dream home?

Love A x

London to Spain to… WORLD TOUR!

I just cannot get my head around how blessed the past 5 months of my life have been! If you had told me about all the things that have happened a year ago, I probably would have become very angry at you for lying to me and giving me false hope.

I am so so glad with all the decisions I have made this year! Even though some lessons were learnt harder then others, at the end of the day I am definitely a stronger person and my perspective on life these days has grown so much. I have so much appreciation for all my amazing friends and all that they do for me, for my family who supports me no matter what, for the jobs I have had, for the churches I have been to, for the places I have seen, for the education I have received and for the most inspiring and caring boyfriend who is if anything one of the best friends I have had.

I love love and love loving all the people that come into my life everyday. This year I have made so many friends who have inputted into my life in many ways and who I know I will have in my life for a long time.

Even though life is not perfect, there are times of sadness and things you wish you could change, I have to say that at the end of the day I could not be more thrilled for the promising future ahead!

“Mum, I’m Not At War.”

Being away from home can be a crazy time. A crazy time for your parents that is.

The other day my friend from my flat and I were joking about some of the funny things our parents have done whilst we have been away on the other side of the world- the late night texts (WHERE R U?!), the silence followed by concerned Skype calls and emails at all hours of the day (and night!)

We love our parents and we love their concern for us! But it always gets us laughing when you don’t hear anything from home for days then all of a sudden they’ll shoot you an email asking if you are still alive, or one weekend they won’t ask any questions and the next it’s all about the where are you going? text me when you’re home! who are you with?

You can NEVER predict their next text or email… it’s always so sporadic and unjustified.

Oh how we love you parents! But please, all we ask for is some consistency… just a little- we promise we’ll keep you updated!

#ImStillAlive
#MadeItHome
#Almost20

By Snow & Snow

I am absolutely in love with Richmond Park! It is exactly what I dreamed European parks to be like- with the lakes, the bridges, the grassy fields, the deer…

Every time I go there, I feel like I enter this world where everything stops and I can clear my head and sort my thoughts out.

I think pictures tell a thousand words so here, enjoy! A few photos of Richmond Park- by snow and snow.

Richmond

These two love birds.. Everyday I find them gliding the water together.

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Fresh fresh powder.

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Family.

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The only deer who didn’t fear humans.

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A quiet forest to clear my head.

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My favourite colour.

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White lines cover the sky- trails from the Heathrow planes

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An icy path into the woods.

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