After years of scrimping and saving we finally bought our first home, a small cottage in a little village between Bolton and Blackburn.

Starting from scratch we’re redecorating from top to bottom, embracing the opportunity to make a property truly our own (Albeit on a budget…)

So far we’ve transformed our lounge, made over the bathroom and got to grips with our garden.

We’ve also taken on a few smaller projects, turning a chest of drawers from shabby to chic and upcycled a much longed for dressing table.

Over the next couple of years we’ll be continuing with our renovations, re-fitting the kitchen and hopefully converting our loft.

With a small property space is always sought after, so we’ll be making the most of any opportunity to add a little storage wherever we can.

Happy to be home at last, we were recently joined by our baby boy, and we’re getting used to facing challenges as a family.

We’ve made it through the newborn days, survived Colic and we’ve been lucky to get more sleep than we expected…although more often than not our day tends to start at half five!

We’ve also had the chance to get to know a number of brands a little better, Homesense, Amara, Polaroid, Cox & Cox, BabyBjorn, HiPP Organic and Chicco to name just a few.

We also share our home with our two little dogs, Polly and Ruby, who have zero respect for interior design.

To them cushions are chew toys and muddy paw prints regularly cover our rugs… we wouldn’t be without them though.

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