Summer Home Improvements

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Summer is always a great time for home improvements. The sunshine and longer days make you feel like you have more time to play with, and with the lockdown, we had so much time. We made the most of the extra time spent at home by doing some summer home improvements. We have been really busy working on our house and I am impressed with how much work we have done already. Prior to the home improvements, our house was looking pretty tired. We have been in our house for over 7 years now and we haven’t really devoted time to redecorating since we moved. I switch things up here and there, but nothing extreme until this summer.

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Before this big home redecoration, the most we ever did was to get new curtains and blinds a while ago. The Yorkshire Fabric Shop is a great store to shop for fabrics for blinds, curtains, so it is worth looking on their website for fabric furnishing ideas. We also decorated the children’s room some years ago and we do get new home furniture every now and again. However, this is the first time we went all out in home decoration.

Plastering and Painting

The first thing we started off with was plastering and painting. We only just finished painting the whole house some weeks ago. M did it all and it was a lot of work. We opted to use the same colour to keep things simple, and the cream paint and white doors work so no need to change it.

Redecorating the Children’s room

The kiddies got new beds. They have outgrown their toddler beds, so we decided to go for single beds for them. They love them and the single beds look great. I love the fact that they come with some storage to store extra bits neatly. You can never have too much storage. The twins also got some new bedroom furniture and a reshuffling of their bedroom. The redecoration has given the room a new look. It looks brand new!

Deep Summer Cleaning

We were able to deep clean the house. Since we were moving furniture about, we got the golden opportunity to clean so many corners and spots we haven’t been able to reach in years. It was so amazing to give the whole house a good deep clean.

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Have you had any summer home improvements done? Do you enjoy decorating?

 

4 Versatile Shoes That Everybody Should Have In Their Closet

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If you’re putting together an outfit for a special occasion, you might decide to invest a bit of money in a glamorous pair of heels. But you probably won’t get much wear out of those shoes because they’re not the kind of thing that you can wear day today. If you start doing that a lot, you’re going to end up with a closet full of shoes and an empty bank account, which is why you should start looking for versatile shoes instead. There are plenty of great shoe styles that are well suited to special occasions as well as everyday wear, so with a few different pairs, you are prepared for any situation. These are the versatile shoes that everybody should own.

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White Trainers 

A pair of nice white trainers are great because you can wear them with so many different outfits. They work well when paired with simple jeans and t-shirt combo but they’re equally as good with a nice summer dress. If you’re looking for summer shoes, they’re ideal because they’re casual and they’re nice and comfortable when you’re out and about all day. When you have a good quality pair of white trainers in your closet, you’ll always have a reliable pair of shoes that you can wear every day. 

Ankle Boots 

Trainers are great for everyday casual wear, but you can’t really wear them with a formal outfit. If you want something that is stylish and formal but also works well with casual outfits, a pair of womens ankle boots are perfect. They are classy enough to wear with a smart dress on a special occasion but they also look great with a pair of jeans or a nice skirt. They’re perfect for the winter when the weather is wet but they’re also lightweight enough to keep you comfortable in the summer. 

Black Loafers 

Finding the right shoes for work can be tough because you need something that is smart and stylish but also comfortable, especially if you are on your feet all day. If you are fed up with trying to find the right shoes every morning, you should invest in a good pair of black loafers. They’re the ideal shoe for work and they can be worn around the house as well. 

Ballerina Flats 

When you are going for a night out, you don’t always want to wear heels all night long. They might look great but they’re very uncomfortable, so why not go for some ballerina flats instead. They’re a classic shoe that never goes out of style and they make a great alternative to heels on a night out. However, they also work well with pretty much any other outfit. A decent pair of flats is the most versatile shoe there is and you will get a lot of wear out of them. There are plenty of cheap pairs out there but if you are going to be getting a lot of mileage, you should invest in a good quality pair that will last you a long time. 

If you invest in these different shoes, you will never be stuck for something to wear ever again. 

 

 

What I am watching on Netflix

I am not much of a TV person but sometimes I just like to watch some of my favourite shows. Thankfully, Netflix has really kept us busy this summer. There are loads to watch on there and my watch list keeps growing and growing. With my busy lifestyle,  I wonder when I will get the time to watch them all. If you are wondering what to watch on Netflix this summer, this post may inspire you.

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What I am watching on Netflix

Here are some of the series I have been busy watching on Netflix lately –

Ancient Aliens

I recently discovered Ancient Aliens on Netflix and I am so into it. There is a new season (season 3) coming on Netflix. I am currently watching season 2 and it has been eye-opening. If you are into documentaries, sci-fi, history, aliens, AI, and the likes, you would enjoy Ancient Aliens. It kept thinking and rethinking so many ‘facts’.

Dark

Dark is another series I have been busy watching on Netflix. It is a German Sci-fi thriller and it is very interesting. We are currently watching season 3. If you are into sci-fi series that makes you think outside of the box, you would love Dark. However, the storyline is deep and you have to pay full attention to understand what is happening. Dark is nothing like your regular series. It is about the apocalypse, missing children, lies, deceit, parallel lives, past lives, future lives, and more.

Dark Desire

If you are after a lighter sort of storyline, Dark Desire is a good one to watch. We finished watching this some weeks ago and it is an interesting series on Netflix. Dark Desire is a Mexican thriller drama after infidelity, lies, and lust. It is a good series to watch. I really enjoyed watching it and I really won’t mind watching it all again.

Greenleaf

We have finished the new season of Greenleaf and it was all I thought it would be and more. I love how the new season started and ended. It looks like Greenleaf has now come to an end. I won’t leave any spoilers but it is worth watching for sure if you haven’t binged watched it all already.

What are you watching on Netflix? Have you seen any of these? What are your thoughts? Please sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

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