1) Lady and Chief will be frequent visitors, 2) Storage boxes, 3) A place for me to relax and a place for the dogs to relax, 4) IKEA lanterns match the storage boxes perfectly, 5) Scrapbooks, re-purposed bathroom rack & books, 6) I added the labels to the storage boxes to help me keep track when I was organising but I liked them so I decided to keep them, 7) Lots of paper, 8) Craft room, I love having the bureau so it can be folded away when I don’t need the table. It makes good use of the limited space.
During the summer I ordered a skip and had a massive clear out of work stuff and organised what I needed to keep and bring to work. This left loads of space for the spare room to be used as a craft room (yes, I’m sure we’re thinking the same thing – when in the heck do I get time to craft?). I spent a couple of weeks with a lot of help from my mam organising it so that everything had a place. This meant that the copious boxes of craft materials could come out from under the bed and have an actual home. More space for shoes -bonus! It still needs a few finishing touches but I’m really happy with how the room turned out.
It wasn’t supposed to be a big job so there was no painting or new furniture with the exception of a new white chair I can fold and put away to save space. It’s so organised and perfect, I’m actually a little afraid to mess it up. Look out for some scrapbooking and craft projects coming soon.
1) Chief tired after a long walk, 2) Lady relaxing, 3) My mam & I, 4) Fethard on Sea beach
I can’t believe it’s taken me over a month to write this blog post. This year is going by in a blink. On the 12th of August my mam and I took the dogs on a well deserved holiday. They have a very hard life you see, all that walking, sleeping and eating. We went to Fethard On Sea in Wexford for almost a week. My Aunty Pauline came with us for the first part of the week and we had a really relaxing time. We brought the dogs for long walks, had some drinks, cooked some nice food and even played bingo. When the weekend came around Pauline left and we had some other visitors including Annie the dog and my favourite little human Layla. The dogs had a ball on what was dubbed ‘The Dog Holiday’ and the humans enjoyed themselves too.I had a 99 ice-cream on the last day on the way home which is a must for a Wexford holiday. I love visiting different parts of the world but there’s a lot to be said for a holiday at home. Ireland really is such a beautiful country.
For more photographs from the holiday, check out my album here
I’m already half way through my time in Dubai (wow, that went by fast) but I’m really missing these two dorks today. I miss the humans too. I haven’t fully transformed into ‘crazy dog lady’ just yet. Plenty of time for that.
1) Hot chocolate and coffee date with my dad, 2) Fresh summer breakfast, 3) I just love Chief’s ears, 4) Superhero Jalapeno houmous – yum! 5) Lady enjoying a rare bit of sunshine
The dogs love getting out and running around in the grass. When it’s time to go home Chief just sits down and refuses to leave. He loves grass, but he’s allergic to it so we have to keep him out of it most of the time. Lady on the other hand does what she’s told more often, so when we call her she usually comes to the boot of the car.