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Spend 5 minutes with me on Pinterest

One of my favourite bloggers, Meg, wrote a similar post a few weeks ago. As a fellow Pinterest addict, I thought it would be fun to show you what I’ve pinned over the last hour or so. Follow along with me as I clicked my way through!

I’ve always had a fascination with these, I call them dandelions but I think that’s probably what they’re not called. Ha!

some see a weed,I see a wish. Click on this image to see the biggest selection of life tips and positive quotes!:

I’m one of the world’s biggest procrastinators.  I put things off and then spend time wishing I’d just flipping well done them.

Great ideas for tackling procrastination and getting things done! Love this free printable to serve as a reminder!:

One of my goals this year is to grow my Instagram following.  *shameless plug – i’m @kezonlineuk over there if you want to come and say hi!* I love photo’s, I’m a super visual person so Instagram screams awesomeness to me. This post on which hashtags to use to grow your following is right up my street.

Instagram tips! How To Use Hashtags to Grow Your Instagram Following:

Of course, this wouldn’t be a productive hour if I hadn’t pinned any food.  Dave and I are training for our first 10k in May.. eeekk! Literally from couch to 10k… so we need some healthy stuff in our lives. And our lunchboxes.

Prepare Seven Healthy Lunches For The Week:

Thinking about food led me straight into the kitchen.  We have a black and white kitchen in our rented home and it is actually really lovely.  I’ve filled it with all sorts of colours that just don’t go ( so me ) and have been dreaming about something like this instead.  Now just to stop procrastinating and make it a reality.

We can't help but think of our Sagres design when we see this. www.avenuefloors.co.uk:

It’s also time I grew up and gave myself an adult bedroom instead of mis-matched sheets, old pillows and general crap everywhere.  This room is just gorgeous, possibly too white for messy old me but I love it all the same.

Second Hand Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover:

Ah, my office… aka a corner of my lounge. I desperately need a new desk and chair! It’s on the plan ‘to do’ this year – oh man how gorgeous is this chair?? Oh Pinterest… I need this.

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These stairs are in Meg’s craft house. So much love for these, but I don’t think Dave would be too happy if he’d come home and I’d ripped up the carpet and painted the stairs like a rainbow. Spoilsport.

Crushing on these rainbow stairs from @megduerksen's craft house! So fun!

Summer… oh summer where have you been?! I’m longing for long, light, warmer days. And hopefully more sunshine than we had last year. (I’m lookin’ at you Mr Wet Summer of 2015) Soaking up the sun - craving this feeling.:

Back to food. It was inevitable.  This squash, leek and broccoli pie is literally calling my name. Nommmm! Leek, squash and broccoli pie - Main course - Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes | Vegetarian Living magazine (with a vegan option):

And this for dessert. Obv’s. I cannot pass up a pavlova, no matter how much I try.

Strawberry Daiquiri pavlova:

What have YOU been pinning? Let me know your pinterest deets and I’ll hook up with you. I’m here over there. If that makes sense.

Happy Wednesday lovelies,

Kez x

DIY: How to make a Herb Garden from a Pallet

A couple of weeks ago I posted about our Spring Garden on a Budget

We’ve been working our socks off in the garden on every dry day possible –  making everything out of pallets. EVERYTHING.

I saw a pallet herb garden on Pinterest and thought it would be a perfect project for my back fence. So… we got this huge double pallet for Free and Dave screwed it into the back fence.

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The girls sanded it with a little Black & Decker mouse sander – it literally took about 30 minutes to do the whole thing, and then we painted it with ‘Vintage Rose’ exterior wood paint.  The paint was Johnstone’s, available at B&M. They currently have a gorgeous range of pastel garden paints so grab some while you can!

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And Ta-Daaaa! All painted and ready for the herbs to go into it.  I’m not ultra green-fingered so I decided to order some vinyl lettering from eBay to remind me what each herb is… Stop laughing. The letters are custom made with the names of the herbs so that I can peel and stick them onto the front of it. They were super cheap – I think I got 60 letters for £9 delivered.  As soon as they arrive and I’ve filled it up I’ll do a follow-up post so you can see the finished result!

This project is super budget-friendly, yet useful and beautiful too!  I’ll be scouring the car boots for some herbs as well as keeping an eye on my local Aldi.  They recently had a 6 herbs for £3.50 deal so I grabbed one of those and wished I’d bought a couple more!

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I’m kinda hoping it’s going to end up something like this…

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Eeeekk! I love it! Next week I’ll be sharing our pallet furniture too which Dave made to go onto our deck. It’s pretty awesome stuff.

What have you been doing in the garden this Spring? I’d love you to share your idea’s / pins in the comments section 🙂

Kerry x

The Weekend Post – #1

My weekend in pictures. A bit of partying. A LOT of painting and sanding 🙂

Probably the best selfie I’ve ever taken

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I jumped on the Primark tshirt bandwagon and busted out this bad boy. Yip, not much I love more than wifi 🙂

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Oh presents in the mail… how I love thee! I joined the #stationeryswaptastic swap organised by Innocent Charms Chats.  The awesome Vikki from Love From Mummy sent me these gorgeous gifts to feed my stationery addiction – you ROCK sweets!

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On Sunday we went to my friend’s little boys birthday tea – he turned 5 and is obsessed with all things Belle. Bless him. Although it’s debatable as whether this is Belle on the cake or a drag queen. haha!

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Sunday night = snack night, especially now the new series Home Fires has started! Dave really should be the cook in our house, he whips up stuff like this out of nothing. Love that boy.

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Our decking is coming along and yesterday we whipped up our benches out of the pallets we have left. It took me most of the day to sand those bad boys – now to paint and decorate… all the fun stuff! I’ve got more posts coming on how we did this if you’re interested.

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As we’re eating healthy, I decided to give a recipe in the Essentials magazine a go. It’s a vegetarian salad of butternut, sweet potato, beetroot, rocket, pomegrantate seeds and a delicious nutty dressing. YUMSVILLE.

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So that’s what we got up to this Bank Holiday weekend, pretty chilled.. lots of food and diy. Pretty good weekend all in all. What have you guys been up to?

I captured some of this in my weekly vlog this week – here it is if you have 30 mins to chill out and look at my awful hair.

Linking this up to THE WEEKEND POST linky over on the gorgeous Write Like No-One’s Watching blog – go check out more weekend shenanigans there by clicking the badge below!

Summer Garden on a budget – #PinAddicts Linky 2

We recently moved into a new rented home.  The house is newly renovated throughout which is lovely but the garden is a SHAMBLES. Like huge patches of MUD and uneven grass all the way through.  Its a long, narrow garden with quite a bit of space and a footpath splitting it up the middle leading to a gate which opens up onto the neighbouring farmer’s cornfield.

It needs a LOT of work. Dave and I are not very green-fingered although we would like to be. The garden screams SPEND MONEY ON ME AND DIG UNTIL YOU CAN’T DIG NO MORE.

Neither of which really appeals to us. But we opted to dig. And patch up. And source free stuff to make the garden a happy sunshiney place to enjoy this summer.

Dave had a week off last week and literally spent every waking moment in the garden with our friend James (aka Mr Sydenhams.. lol) He managed to source us some free pallets, brought over all his tools and we were OFF.

This is the general plan for the layout of the garden taken from about halfway up the garden. Look at my awesome washing. Real blog worthy pic stuff.

Garden LayoutAs always, inspired by Pinterest we decided to give it a go..

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I’ve got some detailed posts coming on how we built our deck and shed base using pallets so watch out for those in the next couple of weeks – in the meantime here’s a sneak peek of our decking… I’m so flipping proud of the boys.. they did an amazing job! The girls and I had the job of staining it << tough stuff for us.

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The furniture and tables and borders and plants etc all still need to be done, but it’s a work-in-progress and we hope to have it completed before the next half term 🙂 We did a quick tally up and the total cost for the decking so far comes in at around £80… total steal! You can source free pallets at local warehousing/distribution companies or even at your local supermarkets.  I found some pretty cheap on eBay too.

My next project while Dave cracks on with the furniture is my pallet herb garden.. I’m hoping it’s going to end up something like this 🙂

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What are you doing in your garden this summer? Do you have any cool pins to share with me? Let me know in the comments pleeeeasse! I’d love to chat to you.

This is my entry to this week’s #PinAddicts challenge – have you recreated something you found on Pinterest? Please link it up into the linky below and join our awesome Pin-Mad community!



Kerry x

Welcoming back the PinAddicts challenge!

A couple of years ago I set up a website dedicated to all Lovers of Pinterest. PinAddicts 🙂

A linky party once a month which encouraged people to re-create something they had pinned on Pinterest. Instead of just pinning ALL.THE.THINGS and forgetting about them in Internet land, I decided that I actually wanted some of that stuff in my house. In my wardrobe. At our parties. In my life.

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And so the PinAddicts site was born. A team of 7 amazing women wrote daily posts for the site on all things Pinterest – Recipes, DIY’s, Craft, Décor, Activities, you name it these chicks blogged about it. We had a stack of people blogging about things they had been inspired to make and do & then entering them into our linky. Sometimes we ran giveaways, we ALWAYS had lots of fun.

And then. My Dad got really ill. My life was literally turned upside down and I struggled to go to work every day, let alone blog all things happy and Pinterest. The site petered out, it needed love and I didn’t have any to give.

18 months on and my Dad is doing well, my life has finally returned to some sort of normality and I’ve started blogging again. I’ve had so much interest in the PinAddicts site, people literally email me weekly to find out if/when it’s starting up again.

And so…………. the PinAddicts linky is reborn!

I’m going to keep it here on my blog for now, a linky party every Tuesday which will remain open until the following Monday at midnight. So you’ll always have a linky to join and be inspired by fellow bloggers.  You’ll fast become part of this awesome community we have going over here.  We’re still on Facebook so come over and join us for daily inspiration on using up your craft stash, tips & tricks, tutorials – you name it we’ll be blabbing about it.

So, how does it work?

1) Find something you want to recreate that you have pinned on Pinterest

2) Recreate that thing

3) Blog about it! (or join in via the Facebook page if you don’t blog)

4) Come here every Tuesday and link it into the party  – make friends, be awesome, have fun!

Who’s excited? 🙂