Month: April 2016

Potting Shed Makeover

I have to say, I’m absolutely loving this recent Spring weather we’ve been having here.  I just want it to last for weeks and weeks, but alas, here in Northern Ireland, that is rarely the case!  On the positive side, however, I suppose it makes me appreciate the settled weather when it’s here and its often short-lived nature motivates me to get outside into the garden and do stuff before those pesky April showers make another appearance…

It was during one such spell of recent dry weather that my husband and I decided to repaint our lovely, but very much flaky and deprived potting shed in the corner of the garden.  When I first viewed our house, it was one of the features I instantly fell for, as I could see bags of potential in it and it just oozed such yesteryear charm.  At the moment, we use it as a store house for gardening tools and logs, however recently the children and I planted out some seeds in preparation for our veg patch come Summer (more on that soon), as it really does heat up quite nicely on a sunny day.  I can also imagine it as a sort of summerhouse – it will eventually require a little work on tidying up the paintwork on the inside, however plonk a chair in there on a sunny day with a coffee and a book and I’ll be in garden heaven.

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Pin the Look – Blush Pink & Copper

I probably don’t have to tell you that Pinterest is a fabulous resource for getting inspiration for everything from kitchen cabinet colours to what to eat for tea tonight, but it’s also a great place to suss out what’s trending at the moment in the interiors world in particular.  With this in mind, I thought it would be fun and informative to take a look at some key looks and design trends that are pretty hot right now and show you where you can source similar pieces.  With Spring being the most popular time of year to turn our attention to home decorating projects, I’m hoping these Pinterest inspired posts will help you along your way.  (See, I’m doing all the hard work for you!!)

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5 Bedlinen Trends to Style your Room for Spring/Summer

Bringing your bedroom from the cold depths of Winter and into Spring/Summer can be easily achieved with some simple yet really effective updates to your bedlinen. After all, the bed is the focal point of any bedroom and it needs to look the part according to the season! So with Spring upon us, it’s time to pack away your heavy blankets and fur throws and update your look to something a little fresher.

Whatever your taste, there’s a bedding style out there for you; just take a peek at these top five stunning bedlinen trends and be inspired to make that transition to a clean new look and, of course, a restful night’s sleep!

 

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Dekko Bird is 1 !!

Well, Happy Birthday to me… or rather my blog, which I’m proud to say is one whole year old today!!

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If you’d asked me a year ago, when I published my very first post, if I thought I would last the first year, I’d have been very unsure of my answer – I was embarking on something totally new and of which I can honestly say I knew very little (ha, still the case!), yet it has been one of the best personal decisions I have made.  Blogging has become such a big part of my life and I never tire of it because I’m talking about what I really love and feel passionate about, but I also started the blog as a way to invest time in myself and focus on my own interests, which as a mum of three, is a real luxury!

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Five Under £5 for April

I have been really enjoying this monthly link up post started up by Julia over at the gorgeous Rainbeaubelle blog, where she shares five little things that she’s picked up over the last month, each for under £5.  Lots of other bloggers have joined in along the way and I must admit, it’s very intriguing to see what others have managed to pick up for less than a fiver, too.  More than anything, it’s good fun!

I have finally got around to joining in this time around, so here is my round up for April…

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