Monday, 29 May 2017

What I've Been Up To: Week #21

Week 21, and we're leading up to the last day in May. I managed to find some peonies this week, after seeing so many online and wanting them. They're not opened, but I just loved the colour of them so much to let them go. Fingers crossed that they open over the next few days!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

What I've Been Up To: Week #20

Well, I can't believe it's week 20 already in the year. Only six more of these until my holidays from work and then my fun can really begin.

Makeover: Wardrobe, Chest of Drawers and Bedside Locker Upcycle

I've found that, although we definitely find ourselves working on certain big jobs during different weeks, there's always little projects that are taking place behind the scenes. This little up cycle was definitely one of those things that had been pushed by the wayside while the bigger jobs were been tackled, but when I finally had two days to myself last week, I knew I'd be able to work away at it, and be able to tick it off the list.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

What I've Been Up To: Week #19

Warm weathers, birthdays, nights out, days off and lots of chocolate
 - week 19 was some week for one week.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

What I've Been Up To: Week #18

It was the most stunning week this week, weather wise. The temperature reached the high teens every day, at some point even into the twenties. We didn't know what to do with ourselves. Ireland's a completely different place when the sun shines - there would be no need for us to ever holiday abroad if it stayed this nice.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Recipe: Tanya's Salted Nutella Cookies

My sister popped over to me during the week, and asked for a little bit of assistance. They had an upcoming bake off taking place in work and she wanted to have a little look through some of my cookbooks to try and get a few ideas for something to make. We eventually decided on three different bakes, all from the same cookbook - Tanya Burr's "Tanya Bakes". I put all three bakes up on Instagram after we had baked them, and this recipe is one that got the biggest response.
As someone who has made these a few times, and tasted them even more I can testify that these are definitely worth the bake - nice and sweet with the perfect tang of salt at the end of the mouthful. Just be warned, they are slightly addictive - at least to me anyway!

Makeover: Bathroom

When we originally looked at our house, we knew without a shadow of a doubt that the bathroom would realistically be the first room that we would be renovating - and how right we are. In fact, I'm fully convinced that the look of the bathroom alone (and possibly the master bedroom) were enough to frighten away potential buyers and leave us open to swoop in with our bid. In saying that, as lucky as we were to walk away with the keys to this house, this room will show you exactly the extent of what we were up against.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

What I've Been Up To: Week #17

Another busy week, and the last day of Spring has come around. It's finally Summer. I realise that this week's roundup is a little bit later than normal,  but what with the busy weekend we had and the bank holiday also on the week just got away from me.