Monday, 30 April 2012
I only need 4 more followers and we are at 900!! OMLord I never thought I would ever have that many so im going to do a special little giveaway.........
..... coming soon hopefully! :)
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Did I tell you how much I love that store!
Thought I would share a little update on the downstairs loo redo!
Sandras Pretty Crafty Home and the loo is getting the first overhaul. Chandelier paid for with Tesco vouchers, wallpaper bought partly with the refund from the wallpaper left over in the living room means that it hasnt been an expensive make over at all (the blind was reduced to £4 in B&Q and the other bits picked up from....yes, TK Maxx!) lol
This is in progress, as you can see we dont have the lights sorted yet as Stu was still putting them up and it turns out the wiring is shot! We will go tomorrow and pick up the bits needed, the voile for the window and then once the mirror etc is back in place we are done :)
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Draw will close at midnight on 30th April and winner announced the 1st of May - GOOD LUCK!!
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
I may just have a soft spot for empty containers...
Either way Im sure Im not alone!?!
Here is another way to use those empty jars...
Wash any empty jars you may have with warm soapy water and remove the label completely.
Quirkyboots - shes an absolute wizz with felt and makes THE prettiest things! :)
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
I dont press buttons unless I have the ok from my hubby...
However, even though I didnt touch anything (honest!!)my computer crashed last night and its completely cleared out my email system to the point of having to start afresh with just the emails hubby has managed to catch coming through just now :(
Gutted isnt the word!
Please could you just take a second to email me at debbie(at)countryheartandhome.com with you email addresses if i need to send you anything, have been talking via email with you, PR messages, creativeheartandsoul details about the retreats etc - anything!
Thank you so much and im so sorry if Im late in doing anything due to this :(
Distraught of Durham!
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Friday, 13 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Well, as you know by now, when I want something I have to do it straight away and in little over a week I was finishing up my last yo-yo - yep 168 of the little rounds! They just got easier and quicker the more I did and thankfully I managed to finish a week ahead of schedule! lol (yes im anal like that and give myself deadlines - I work well to deadlines!) lolNow comes the sewing together and its taking time but instead of crocheting it together im adding little tiny knots to keep them all together. I love looking at old projects and seeing little embroidered stitches or workings where you know someone has spent time over and i thought the back deserved to have as much character as the front.
Hopefully in years to come the kids will look at the blanket with their own grandchildren and say 'your great grandma hand tied each of those tiny knots and filled each one with hopes and dreams and lots of love' ... because thats exactly what Im doing :)
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Since the Mary Queen of Charity shops programme was on TV everything has hiked in price and theyre always busy which is good for the shops but not so great for us bargain hunters!
Today I didnt find anything that I needed but saw something that I just knew Evie and the boys needed!
We bought London for £1!
How cute is this little set of building bricks...Scott has gone off to find a map of London so they can make it look geographically correct. Evie just likes moving them around....ME, I like the little London Eye and Royal Albert Hall! How Cute!!
Monday, 9 April 2012
Here are your random numbers:
74 2 47 20 42 4 66 18 29 70
Timestamp: 2012-04-09 09:34:13 UTC
The top 10 books right now are... which means the winners of each book are...
Catching Fire - Lucy R
The Hunger Games - Hollysmum22
Mockingjay - Kathleen Hooper
Hunger Games Trilogy - Scattymam1
Little Paris Kitchen - Paula Maher
Before I Go To Sleep - CarolynUK
The Dance With Dragons pt2 - LadyBugSays
The Dance With Dragons pt1 - K
Me Before You - Emma Lowe
The Cat Named Bob - The Crafty Haggis
Huge Congratulations to you all and if you could please email me your addresses to debbie(at)countryheartandhome.com I will arrange for these to be sent to you :)
Thank you again for taking part - I really enjoy reading each and every one of your comments and hope you had a little fun with this competition.
Stay tuned for lots more and since im hitting 900 followers soon there may be a little extra giveaway!! :)
Sunday, 8 April 2012
What with the severe change in the weather lately the leaves have all gone a lovely autumn colour - reds, dark greens etc. This meant the tree was a little darker than it usually is but hey it was still ok for what we needed and probably fitted a little more with the whole feeling of the weekend if that makes sense.
We decorated it with little wooden eggs, rabbits and ribbon then popped some chocolate in front for us all to share (believe it or not the children only got 2 eggs each this year - thankfully as i hate seeing masses of temptation when I really need to diet!!) lolEvie decorating her little tree too :)Sunday morning we removed all of the leaves and blossom from the tree and wrote out our dreams and hopes for the rest of the year. It resembles a fresh start and keeps our momentum going for what we want out of 2012 :)Happy Easter! xx
Saturday, 7 April 2012
In fact I think dyed is probably their favourite!
To make these cute spiderweb style eggs all you need is some hardboiled eggs and an assortment of different food colourings.Lightly crack the eggs by rolling them on the table.Pop the egg into a bag and pour in a little of the food colouring (believe me you need the bag or rubber gloves as its VERY messy!!)Roll the egg in the colouring until completely covered.Set aside and allow to dry.Repeat for each egg.Use kitchen paper to unwrap the egg from its shell (you can see on the blue one where i had a little colouring on my fingers and it transferred to the egg - its easy done so try to keep something between you and the egg at all time!)
Pat dry with kitchen paper and marvel at all the little tracks in the egg that the colouring has made! :)What are you doing this weekend??