Making a house a home

I love that Joe added to this blog yesterday.

I was visiting family at the weekend and was away with work on Monday and Tuesday so I’m really enjoying looking at the pictures Joe took whilst I couldn’t be at the house over those few days (although I did make one or two appearances – I’ve done my bit, I promise!). Although everything still looks a little bit like a building site, it’s really starting to come together quickly. Family is a wonderful thing.

Here’s a few of my favourite piccies from the last week.

Gary (Joe's cousin) attacking the wall between the toilet and bathroom. With a hammer?

Love this picture of Peter through the first hole in the bathroom wall.

Rubbish left at the side of the house. Pre-skip.

Joe putting his feet up in the garden

Joe playing with Lily

Hmmm hall is bit messy!

Luckily we have Carol (Joe's mum), the clean up Queen!

She's defo got the right idea. Using a shower cap to avoid getting dust in her hair. GENIUS!

The lounge looks so much better now that the walls are sanded, the fire has been removed, and the carpet remains have been removed.

Us in our gear ❤

– Karen x

Mum’s the word

I was lucky enough to get 2 days off work this week (Thursday & Friday) to get some more done on the house. My mum (Angela) came to see the house for the first time and to lend a hand. It was so nice to see her and even better to put her to work! I remember when I was young and my mum would make me and my sister (Amy) strip wallpaper and tidy up when our houses were being decorated. Revenge is sweet!


Mum starting on the bedroom walls with the electric sander

Mum's phone after about 10 minutes of sanding the walls (pardon my nails). It got so dusty in there that we kept setting the fire alarm off. Oops!

Taking a break from the dustcloud upstairs, we head to the lounge to find....the cat! Making herself at home 🙂

Mum again. "I knew I shouldn't have worn my good jeans" haha she's a numpty

Joe joins us after work 🙂

Time for a break in the garden. Sunshine!

My mum unfortunately had to leave the previous night as she doesn’t live locally anymore (insert sad face here). So Friday it was just me. I spent a lot of time singing wildly to cheesy music, and dancing on a ladder, which I now know is dangerous. Who knew?

Safety first!

Turns out I wasn't alone after all! Hello Lily

I sit down for a 5 minute breather...there she is again! Straight onto my lap. D'awww

Stripping the ceiling in the back bedroom, I thought she had left. But no, she's just exploring the garden.

-Karen x