12/06/2017

Round-Up

Watching



We are currently obsessed with 'Halt and Catch Fire', an American TV series about the personal computing revolution of the 1980's and the growth of the World Wide Web in the 90's told through the viewpoint of the four main characters. I must admit, it does lose me a little at times due to all the technical language but I find the relationships of the key characters really interesting and I'm fascinated by Joe who constantly has you swinging between loving and hating him! It's also really funny to hear big brands that we all know and use today, such as Apple and Nintendo, mentioned in the early stages of the technology race.

Buying

So, as I keep mentioning we are still in the process of updating our living room, this has been delayed due to problems with the sofas that we ordered from tesco. Long story short, we have had to cancel our order and go back to the drawing board. After some deliberation we decided to buy another Ikea Ektorp sofa in dark grey with an extra set of the dark grey covers for our existing Ektorp which is currently white.

Ikea Ektorp Sofa - a much darker grey than this image appears.
I'm so pleased we decided to get another Ektorp, it's saved us money and means we can keep our existing sofa rather than have the headache of trying to get rid of it or move it somewhere else. It is also a much more practical solution as our baby is due in around 7 weeks (scary how quickly time has gone) and the slipcovers are washable!

Doing


We seem to have so many projects on the go at the moment which means we don't seem to be able to get one thing completely finished!! The living room and dining room are so nearly there, we just need to hang some art and add those finishing touches. We've just started on the nursery and also decided to try and do something with our much neglected garden (which basically consists of some borders around some ugly slabs that constantly need de-weeding) so we've been visiting lots of garden centres looking for inspiration!

Wish our borders looked like this but they definitely don't!!

Baby Talk


As we're getting closer and closer to meeting our son, I am feeling really nervous! I can't believe how quickly the time has gone and that he will (hopefully) be here soon. There seems to be constant hospital/doctor/midwife appointments at the moment and I've just found out my iron levels are a little low so I need to keep an eye on that. We are making really slow progress with the nursery but I think that will be an ongoing project as he will be sleeping in our bedroom for the first few months any way. I am really liking the idea of putting some small shelves in there though so we can change the artwork around and display toys, books and mementos as we collect them!

Nursery shelves inspiration via Rue Magazine
Take a look at my pinterest board for more nursery inspiration.

Shop Talk


I've been working on adding lots of new products to the website and etsy shop, including a little furniture and lighting collection which we will hopefully be expanding over the next few months as we add new items. I'm really trying to focus on vintage/handmade pieces at the moment as I'm sick of seeing the same new products in different shops and love the unique touch that vintage adds to a home.

Just some of the new arrivals in the shop

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