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February

February

February

How was your February? ours was rather busy but fun with some big changes that had taken place.

Our month started with a party – Lee turned sweet sixteen so we had a small family celebration at home, we had 15 people come to dinner. We are celebrating Lee’s birthday with a trip to Barcelona so kept it small as celebrations will be taking place over in Barcelona.

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Cake anyone ?

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We have been having a bit of a bedroom makeover, not just in Lee’s room but ours too!

Lee created a unique bedroom, he took full control of his bedroom makeover, he chose the furniture, colour and even decorating it himself. He is now hunting for soft furnishing to help style it.

Our bedroom also saw big changes too, it is not just a bedroom anymore – it is also an office too!

We needed somewhere we could escape to where we can get our work done in peace, minus distractions. Having somewhere quiet to escape to saves us from working late into the evenings and we can also get more work done too, meeting those all important deadlines.

Our home also saw the arrival of lovely new carpet. The carpet was for Lee’s bedroom and our bedroom/office. We are yet to still carpet Bradley’s room but work is still needing to bed done in there yet.

Bradley got creative with his stickbots and made this short valentines video with them. Full review can be found >>>HERE<<<

We enjoyed another date-night for valentines night, we made a lovely paella and enjoyed a lovely bottle of Prosecco. It was a lovely evening, we was going to go out but we was both too tired so opted to stay home instead and cook.

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Perfect night in ?

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Half term week we got creative and Bradley made a tin can robot and an air power engine car these can be seen here >> On the blog <<

We attended open day at our local college for Lee to chat with tutors about the courses best for his career choices. He is busy with exams and studying hard trying to get the best GCSE results in hope to get on his chosen course.

I was fancying a change in hairstyle/colour… what do you think?

We celebrated chinese new year and made a lovely homemade chinese sweet and sour pork.

We are currently busy getting our gardens ready for spring, they was a little neglected.

A busy but fun February – How was yours?

 

 

 

Decorating

Teen Style Bedroom

teen style bedroom

Teen Style Bedroom

Lee has been a busy teen this weekend, he has been busy getting creative in his bedroom by giving it a much-needed makeover to create his own teen style bedroom that he has been wanting.

Lee’s bedroom used to be Danny’s room until he moved out and there has been so many changes that Lee has patiently waited to change so we thought it only fair that these changes are now made for him.

Lee’s been wanting to change the wall colour, some of the fixtures and fittings, have a change in layout and get creative with the room putting his style in there.

Lee has a box room so there’s not a great deal that can be done in there apart from try and create as much space as possible. Lee has a good few ideas up his sleeve. He wants to put a TV on the wall, move his bed to a better position in the room he also wants to turn a fitted wardrobe into a shelving unit to give him more storage space.

Once the room is painted and things are in position we will then help him hunt for soft furnishings to help decorate the room that bit more.

Our weekend went a little like this

Friday night

Our weekend started off with a trip to B&Q for Lee to choose his wall colour and to also get the wood needed to start his fitted shelving unit. On our return home Ian and Lee was eager to get started and decided at 8pm at night that they would make a start on the wood-work to the fitted shelving unit. Lee’s room was then Emptied into our room and wood was being cut along with new skirting being glued. Good job we are friendly with our neighbors and they didn’t mind the noise.

teen style bedroom

This used to be Lee’s wardrobe space – not any more, this has now been emptied, all the old frame removed and new added (at 8pm). This is now being painted, shelved and turned into a new spacious shelving/storage space for books etc…..Still in progress!

teen style bedroom

Saturday

It was an early rise Saturday, we cleaned all wood-work and made sure the room was clear ready for painting. The paint was then opened, Ian and Lee got started with the painting whilst I went off to work, they enjoyed some father and son time with Ian giving Lee some painting lessons, he was shown how to cut-in and roller the walls which he thoroughly enjoyed. Whilst I was at work I done what I do best – internet shopping and ordered the carpet….well it had to be done!

We ordered carpet samples from Online Carpets over Christmas and we really liked the carpet so ordered in the colour and size we wanted. We will have to get a move on now with the painting – I thought this would give us the kick up the bottom needed. We have ordered carpet not just for Lee’s room but for all three bedrooms.

teen style bedroom

What do you think of Lee’s colour choice?

teen style bedroom

teen style bedroom

Sunday

Lee spent Sunday having a sort out of all his stuff and boxing up what he no longer wants/needs in his teen style bedroom to give to the local charity shop.

What a productive weekend, how was your weekend?

 

 

Planning

Our Bucket List for 2016

our bucket list 2016

Our Bucket List For 2016

As we have now waved goodbye to 2015 and have already welcomed 2016, our plans for 2016 have already started to be made. We have some exciting times ahead and thought we’d make a bucket list and see how we do. Here is our bucket list for 2016.

Fingers crossed we manage to complete it.

  • Bedroom makeovers are desperately needed.
  • Plan lots of fun camping trips in the UK.
  • Hopefully buy our house…..fingers crossed, exciting times.
  • Start my Massage training now I finally have the all clear from my shoulder damage caused by my car accident. I hope to start my mobile  massage business asap now I’ve been given the all clear…..eeek exciting!
  • Grow our social media.
  • Attend blog conferences and meet other bloggers.
  • Enjoy a nice spa day and just relax for a day….bliss!
  • Celebrate Lee’s 16th birthday in Lee style.
  • Visit Barcelona football stadium. This is a wish Lee has had for a while now and we hope to make it happen this year for him.
  • Save really hard for a more relaxed Christmas. We will be making Christmas easier by following our money-saving plan the best we can.
  • To hit London on a massive shopping spree would be awesome.
  • To visit the beautiful Cornwall countryside.
  • Have lots of family fun day trips.
  • To have more family time together.
  • Learn how to relax more is a must this year.
  • Be more organised is something that must be put to the top of our list this year.
  • Reach our target at Slimming World would just be fantastic, our weight loss is currently at a standstill at the moment. We need a kick up the bottom I think.
  • Do a fun charity run is something we have wanted to do for a while now.
  • Have a friends only weekend away.
  • Have an up-to-date family photo shoot. It would be brilliant to update our family photo.
  • Stay positive – Endometriosis keeps knocking me down but I will not let it win!
  • Be prepared to help Lee through the transition stage of starting college.
  • Be more organised in the kitchen and meal plan better.
  • Watch Bradley perform on stage in the West End London.

our bucket list for 2016

 

We are rather keen to see how many of these we can complete this year. The challenge is now on!

Here’s to a new year.

New challenges.

New dreams.

New adventures.

&

A new journey.

Do you make a bucket list?