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A Thrifty Mrs |UK Thrifty Blog  You'll find me in a charity shop or a DIY store! I'm a thrift obsessed, award winning blogger. Turning a run down Edwardian shop into a home. πŸ“MCR, UK

Oh Crosby, you beautiful, beautiful place. Just what I needed, sea air, sunshine and a visit to Liverpool - my favourite place ever.
What are you up to today? Where's your favourite place? I'm off to tell this guy about exfoliating. πŸ˜‰
[ Lots more photos of my trip in my Instagram Stories today ]

The light in our sitting room at this time of the day is just perfect, don't you agree? πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ Don't forget the #clocksgoforward tonight. Time taken - #6pm

Thanks for the #widn @theresagromski I'm getting ready to spend the morning with some of the most inspiring women I've ever known, the ladies from my postgrad course back over a decade ago. Today we are supporting our friend through her business launch and talking websites, accounts, PR, projections, and much more.
Intelligent, supportive, feminist women sharing skills and ideas. πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ My make up bag at the moment features 99% free samples and why ever not?! Both from magazines and department stores, I always make sure to get full use out of samples. Look at that tiny lippy, I think it's fab and has at least 3 months of daily applications wrapped up inside a handy handbag sized package. Do you like a good perfume or make up sample? Do you actually use them or do you just hoard them in a basket and throw them out 18 months later, suitably covered in dust? #8am #girlbossing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Who fancies playing along, just let us know what you're doing now with the hashtag and tag some people to join in @sean_toomey @loveaudrey83 @mathildeheartmanech @t_h_e___g_e_n_t_l_e___p_a_c_e @doer.upper

(Swipe ➑️ to see the hilarious 5ft Disney mural the "artist" who lived here painted on our landing - you can't sue me for Disney based emotional distress)
It's 3 years today since we completed on our house and got the keys. In someways it feels like a week ago and in other ways it feels like 20 has done by. The house has undergone so much and still has so much more to go but I'm happy with the way it is right now.
Whaddya reckon? Should we have left the gang to carry on? πŸ˜‚ If you have a really good before and after from your renovation tag me in it so I can have a nosy on my train journey. #scarydisney #badart #terribleart #winniethepooh #donaldduck #minniemouse #mickeymouse (the wall looks really bumpy but I think it's the light bouncing in weird ways against the dark colour because it is as smooth as a very smooth thing (!) in real life.) #5pm

It's easy to lose your faith in people and the world but it's always the small things and small acts that make a difference. Seeing this delicate blossom on the tree today made me stop and realise how lucky I am to stand where I am, to witness something so peaceful and new. Seeing thousands of people donating money to crowd funding pages to help the victims of the London terror attack warmed my heart. People are good.
I have linked to a page, on my bio, which shares the various Just Giving pages related to the attack if you can spare anything, please do consider donating. If you can't afford to donate (I totally understand) please consider sharing the link. Thank you. πŸ’

Thanks for the #widn @thehousethatpinterestbuilt and @halcyon.road (and a couple of people IG won't let me find again)
I've had a bit of a crap day, so I've been faffing around with my antique bottles and marmalade jar collection as a distraction before getting the train to stay with my lovely friend from my MA seminar group, years ago. I threw up in the park today and then watched some ducks and geese fighting over who got to sample my gut flora first. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜·πŸ¦†(I'm fine, it's a regular #clusterheadache and #PoTS symptom for me). How have you been today? Any animals eaten your bodily fluids? 🀣

Who else fancies sharing their #WIDN @the_house_that_jen_built @suedowson @lexden_house @patirobins @malmo_and_moss ? #faffingfriday #fafffriday #whatdoyoucollectbymisswong

#TBT to the time our downstairs loo looked like this πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (swipe ➑️ to see progress). It has come a long way and is perfectly functional these days but I have big plans for tarting up the smallest room in the house. And yep that is a loo with a sink attached! I love the chartreuse paint, because if you can't go bonkers in the downstairs loo, where can you? How do you fancy spending a penny in that first picture? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸš½
#tbtπŸ˜‚ #throwbackthursday #turnbacktime #downstairsloo #lovemyrenovation #myhomestyle #thriftyreno #homeimprovements #renovationproject #renovationrealities #homeDIY #plastering #tilingwork #tiling #plumbing #downstairstoilet #bathroomreno #bathroomremodel #bathroomdiy #diynightmare #makeahouseahome #chartreuse #roofinglife #renolife #beforeandafterrenovation #beforeandafterhomeedition

London you are brave, we stand with you.
As I said on Twitter, it is ok to take a break from the Internet and media during times like these, it doesn't mean you don't care. Focus on the people who helped.
(Photo from back in 2013)

I went to get a short trim and came out with my shoulder length hair chopped to just below my ears and away from my face into some sort of feathery, choppy fancy dress wig. To say it's a shock is an understatement. It's not dissimilar to that episode of friends where Phoebe cuts Monica's hair like Dudley Moore πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜‚ β€’
I'm going to tackle it with hair clips (these are by @merimeriparty and a birthday gift from my husband) and erm....a stiff drink. πŸ₯ƒ
Does anyone else hate going to the hairdressers because they so rarely listen and do what they want instead(there are great hairdressers who DO listen but mine has inconveniently moved to Greece)? I'm such a softie when it comes to confrontation, I just nod and smile when they do the back of the head mirror thing, pay the bloody money and then burst into tears in the car. Am I alone in this? Please tell me of your hair disasters to make me feel just a smidgen better. Please? Please let me laugh at *ahem* I mean with you.

Isn't Bramhall Hall gorgeous? It's a beautiful Tudor building in the middle of one of the public parks we walk the dogs in. What you can't see here however is the fact I am covered up to mid-thigh in mud, my hair is drenched and I've just spent 20 minutes trying to pull a still attached poo out of my dog's arse, thanks Lionel! β˜”οΈπŸ˜«
#tudorhouse #tudorbuilding #tudorengland #visitbritain #visitengland #statelyhome #flashesofdelight #asecondofwhimsey #intentionalliving #slowandsimpleeveryday #morningslikethese #morningwalks #mymagiceveryday #nothingisordinary_ #finditliveit #thatauthenticfeeling #explorerocreate #landscapelove #searchwandercollect #happyhumpday #happyhumpday🐫

It's been a while since I've had a proper drink but tonight I'm celebrating great news with friends, so will be partaking in a few cocktails. What's your favourite cocktail? Mine is a dirty martini or a gin and it. Cheers! 🍸🍹🍾πŸ₯ƒπŸ·πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸΊ

If eating pastel macarons for lunch is wrong, I don't wanna be right. πŸ˜‚
My friend has popped by for an early lunch and to discuss buying a house for renovation. She wants to do the entire renovation (bathroom, kitchen, electrics, heating, plastering, new doors, new floors and decorating) in 6 weeks for Β£10k. I admired her imagination but also made sure to tell her how much I enjoyed her comedic skill. I feel like it took me six weeks straight of standing in shops just to decide which toilet I wanted. πŸ˜‚ #candyminimal

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