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That lovely mug
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Look what’s trending: copper
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Look what’s trending: metallics
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Look what’s trending: knits
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Look what’s trending: stag cushions
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Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest?
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How to make mason jar candle holders
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The 5 Acres in North Wexford
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Getting over-excited about bits of string
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All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel

That lovely mug

Web_version_Gift_Set_of_Six_Fine_Bone_China_MugsThere might not be many thatched cottages around anymore and the only high-nelly bicycles you’ll see are the ones the hipsters have brought back from the dead. However, this Read More

Look what’s trending: knits

Chunky knit home interiors

Knits are always a seasonal staple when winter rolls in. This year I’m seeing in particular a lot of chunky knits, with cream and beige being the trending favourite colours. Read More

Look what’s trending: stag cushions

Stag Cushion Collage

All sorts of deer-shaped door knobs and doe-like decorations can be hunted (pun very much intentional) in Irish and online interiors stores this season, so here’s a collection of my favourite stag cushions for your inspiration. Read More

Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest?

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In contrast to the wide-open, cow-inhabited, sloped fields we scoped out last week, this week, in our search for a site to build the dream house, we viewed 8 acres of flat, densely overgrown forest.

The site wasn’t easy to access but after clambering through a stream, a high ditch, a thick hedgerow and a barbed wire fence, we found ourselves in among the trees. Read More

How to make mason jar candle holders

Inspired by the mason jar crafts craze on beloved Pinterest, I decided to start making mason jar candle holders. The DIY craftsy nut in me gets very excited about photographs like this:

Mason jar crafts inspiration from Pinterest

Images above found on Pinterest

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The 5 Acres in North Wexford

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After a fruitless few months of scanning property websites for the dream house in the countryside, we’ve started flirting with the idea of building it ourselves.

Today we went to view our first site for sale. The site is 5 acres and it’s located Read More

Getting over-excited about bits of string

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Lately, I’ve been planning to hand-make some rustic candle holders and vases out of jam jars, so today I picked up the bits and pieces needed. They are mostly from Inspiring Ideas in Blanchardstown Retail Park. I’m so excited about these materials that I had to share photos of them (*facepalms at self*). Read More

All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel

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After seeing Harvey Norman’s Autumn/Winter collection described as being “all about the ranch look, with a rustic feel, plenty of checks and even a few skulls”, I’ve been terribly excited to have a gawk. Read More