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Charlotte Amor Valentine  Pug owner, mumma to Elsa & Rory, crafting & interior obsession, neat freak, self-confessed decorating & shopping addict β™‘

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Can't wait for the shutters to arrive for Elsa & Rory's rooms so the front of the house will be the stuff of dreams 😍 may be planning a slight makeover in the teeny tiny little ladies room so they'll look even more gorgeous & also because obviously it's been a good couple of months since I last got the paint brush out so you know πŸ’πŸΌ #ivegotissues #decoratorsanonymous

Oh Summer, where art thou? Today's blog post is all about panelling & you'll have probably guessed that I'm a big fan judging by my ensuite of dreams, hallway & downstairs WC. I've also popped in some before pictures from when we first moved in to Baylyn House which make me realise how far we've come & how much personality panelling gives, plus it's a super easy look to achieve πŸ› 

A Sunday well spent bring a week of content πŸ‘ŒπŸ» I've got a super busy week planned & it's the last one before the dreaded summer holidays hits eeek #howlongbeforeimbeingdriveninsane #igiveit2days

We're up & ready for an action packed weekend! Starting the day right with a nutritious bowl of @readybrekofficial who have teamed up with one of our favourite books 'We're going on a bear hunt'. We'll be using our bear hunt guide today (splashing in muddy puddles is definitely on the agenda) but we're always trying to find ways to encourage our little ones to get outdoors & explore. Hope you all have a lovely weekend, whatever you've got planned #ReadyBrekBearHunt #ad

Definitely got that Friday feeling! Gin & tonic in hand, dinner in the oven & a weekend full of family time πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

The sunshine is making a comeback just in time for the weekend! Those of you who've been on #wisteriawatch on my stories will have seen how amazingly my wisteria & lavender have grown since my pergola/planter DIY BUT I've also had a bit of a makeover of my rockery area which is now channelling less 'spikey mess' & more country garden. Just call me Charlie Dimmock πŸ’ͺ🏻 Head over to www.thehomethatmademe.com to see more!

"A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes or designer clothes; a waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart & he'll give you his" - Marley & Me (my favourite film of all time, yet I can't sit through it without sobbing like a baby). Happy 6th birthday to my first (& favourite...shhh!) baby, my pig-dog & loving, gentle soul Mungo. To mark the occasion I've put up a blog post on how to keep your home clean with a dog 🐢

This time last week we were ready to welcome our gorgeous Saturday ladies to #thtmmworkshop & now I'm currently having a well deserved lie in. This shot was taken as part of our 'Styling Challenge' & doesn't it look gorgeous! Have a lovely day 😘

FriYAY!! I can't believe it's been almost a week since #thtmmworkshop but I'm ready for a slightly more relaxed one this weekend. To mark #NationalUpcyclingWeek I've popped up a post on 5 reasons why upcycling is ingenious...after all, my gorgeous farmhouse table & chairs cost me whopping £50 & a little bit of TLC ❀️

We're over way through the week already guys! Situation #antgate has just stepped up a level in that it's officially flying antville outside here in Dorset so we've barricaded ourselves inside even though it's roasting & are praying non of the little buggers that have been squatting in my house for the past few weeks decide to sprout wings...tell me that can't happen?! 🐜🐜🐜 #thehomethatsinfested #ihateants

Another room that I don't show as much as I should...this shot from Saturdays #thtmmworkshop is by @railwaycountrycottage who was joint winner on my 'Instagram challenge'. Everyone said how Baylyn House looked a lot bigger & shockingly even better in person than they imagined & Instagram photos show - just LOOK at that window 😍

Spot the snoozing pug whilst I'm working hard - I've definitely cracked the matching your beige dog with your beige decor thing. So my #THTMMworkshop blog post is now up for those that didn't manage to get a space, filled with what we got up to & some of my super talented ladies styling using tips from @ldavdiso. Laurie & I would like to say a huge thank you to all the absolutely lovely ladies that attended (some drove for up to 4 hours & one even flew here!!) as well as our florist for the weekend Margaret from @pearlyblooms. Another big thank you to @aldiuk for the roses along with our fab goodybag suppliers including @dunelm @farrowandball @idealhomeuk @totalwardrobecare @mynotsolittlepaxton @soakandsleep @_heathcoteandivory @_thebestyears_ & @kandlcandles. You're all absolutely amazing & judging by the feedback, everyone had the best time ever. I'm definitely feeling proud ❀️

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