Dreamy Dressing Tables

Have you ever dreamed about having certain pieces of furniture?  I have….in fact there are many types of furniture out there in the world that I have always wanted but not quite got to owning yet.  A dressing table is one of those fine pieces of furniture I have often thought about and dreamed of sitting at.

Our house in the UK is a 2/3 bedroomed bungalow, on the corner of a road with a sweet wrap around garden.  It is our first home together, after spending almost 7 years between our parent’s houses.  I couldn’t wait to get in and start organising, decorating and putting our personalities into it.  I found it a lot harder than I originally thought it would be!

Our bedroom was the first room we gutted; I say gutted because I don’t think it had been decorated since it was built in 1970!  We soon found out that everything needed doing in every room; plastering, re-wiring, woodwork, painting etc.  The largest room, where we have our bedroom, is a simple long rectangle with a large window covering the width of one of the short walls.  Due to the window placements, the bed was hard to position as we didn’t want furniture to cover the big window and we just didn’t know what to put where!  We certainly didn’t have room to put a dressing table anywhere!

Our rented apartment in the US almost has the same square footage as our bungalow in the UK!  It came fully furnished but no dressing table!  We have room for a dressing table but we are only here for a year so again I can’t really buy one!  I am sure that you can imagine my frustration :-0

I have put together a list of my favourite dressing tables.  If I ever had an eight bedroomed house, I would buy all 8 of these 🙂  If I ever get to buy 1 of these…I will let you know!

New dreamy dressing tables with numbers

Talented Tuesday Link Party – No.2

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 Welcome to Talented Tuesday No. 2!

We loved hosting our first party last week!  Thank you to everyone who linked up:-)   This is the place where we come together to share any projects that we have been working on.  Make sure to check back every Tuesday to see lots of different link ups!

Emily from Table + Hearth
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Kristina at My Own Home Blog
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Meaghan over at DIYfaerie
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Amy from Home Remedies
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Natalie at Threads & Bobbins
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Our Very First “Talented Tuesday Link Party”

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Welcome to our very first Talented Tuesday Link Party!

If you have a passion for DIY, sewing, baking, crafting, cooking, up cycling….basically anything to do with making… then this is the place for you!

We want to see your posts that showcase your amazing talents.

I am so excited to be co-hosting this fantastic link party with the lovely ladies above.  Every Tuesday @ 9am Central, we will come together to give you a chance to link up your posts and have a look at what we have been up to.  We will also feature a post that we loved from the posts that were linked up during the previous party.  We will even make a big deal out of the post that has the most clicks 🙂

Have a read through, click a few links and share your post at the bottom of the page!

My Liebster Award :-D

I was so thrilled to receive an email last week from Kristina at My Own Home Blog, telling me that she had nominated me for the Liebster Award!  *cue grinning face and fist pumps in the air :-)*

I had seen this floating around on a couple of other blogs in the past and thought it looked fun!  A little way of telling people a bit more about the person behind the blog.

So, what is it?  I hear you ask…

“The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Awesome! Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.”



Eeeeek! Join the #SoMe2 Link Party…..I’m the Featured Blogger!!!

I’ve been getting involved with the #SoMe2 Link Parties for a couple of weeks now, broadening my Social Media followers!  I entered the draw to be a Featured Blogger….and WON!!!!  So here is the post for this week 🙂  Enjoy!
Welcome to #SoMe2 #51!!
You may notice that there are new graphics – that’s because in just one week, we will be celebrating #SoMe2’s 1st anniversary! And in honor of that anniversary, we’re making a few fun, exciting changes!
For those who are new: #SoMe2 is a SOcial MEdia Link Party that happens every Tuesday @ 7:00 PM (EST). We’ve been linking up 2 different platforms each week – but starting next week, we will begin a new format!

we will be adding three new hostesses!!


And now, on to this week’s party!!

Introducing our #SoMe2 featured blogger of the week…

Natalie at Threads & Bobbins!!


One, The Other or Both



Part of my non-working routine here in Alabama is to read a range of blogs whilst having my breakfast and a few cup of Yorkshire Tea.  I favourite, like, share and comment in the hope of broadening my blogging network and finding future ideas and inspiration for myself.  The question that I’m asking myself everyday is whether I should use the ‘WordPress Reader’ or ‘Bloglovin’.

I like the WordPress Reader as it is easy to search for tags and easy to click the little follow button at the top of my  screen.  Making and replying to comments is smooth as I get notifications immediately on all devices.  I have found that if I am following a WordPress blog, they are aesthetically pleasing on the screen.  However, I have followed a couple of ‘non-wordpress’ blogs in the reader and they just look pants!  I find that I don’t want to click on them as nothing appeals to me 🙁

Bloglovin is something that is quite new to me.  I have a profile and my blog is linked to my profile.  Being able to mark posts as ‘read’ is a fantastic idea, and when I like a post it appears on my profile in a tiled fashion.  I have followed loads of blogs that I like to read (and adore the photography of!).  I don’t quite understand the commenting system as all blogs are different and I never know if anyone has replied to my comments…if anyone can shed any light on this I would be extremely grateful!

Bloglovin seems to be the way forward.  The design, the features and the ability to follow all blogs, including WordPress blogs.  But I can’t help but think that I would be abandoning WordPress 🙁  I like getting followers though WordPress and I’m sure others do too.  If someone followed me on Bloglovin, would they also follow me through their WordPress Reader?  Probably not!

I am interested to see what everyone uses.  Wordpress Reader? Bloglovin? Both?

… and if you fancy following me on WordPress, click the follow button at the top of your screen!

… or if you would like to follow me on bloglovin, click here 🙂