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

So today is a officially a dream come true for me as @idealhomeuk are here to shoot my home for the November issue. I've been a subscriber for the past 6 years & sometimes I have to actually pinch myself at how far I've come & how incredibly blessed I am to have a job that gives me opportunities like this but is also my passion. The incredible @ldavdiso is styling & Colin snapping the pics. Quick break for lunch then we're moving upstairs! πŸ“·

Attempting to clean to show home standard for tomorrow's shoot with two children messing up everything you've just done πŸ˜’ anyone that's been watching my Instastories will have seen how my life has been changed by the @sharkcleanuk & I've received SO many messages so the lovely team have given my a 10% discount code of 'Valentine10' - you can thank me later πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

A cosy Sunday evening before a busy day tomorrow cleaning & prepping ahead of Tuesdays @idealhomeuk shoot eeek! Hope you all have a lovely week 😘

Spot the snoozing pug πŸ’€ but it's Friday so who can blame him? Mr The Home That Made Me has just popped up his monthly guest post on how we met...a rather alcohol fuelled version of Romeo & Juliet at the office work Christmas party #saynomore πŸ™ˆ

We spent last weekend tidying up the exterior of Baylyn House & what a difference a bit of deweeding/hedge trimming/pressure washing has made! Head on over to for my top tips on creating curb appeal 🏑

The frames are filled in the playroom/snug with the photos taken by my lovely friend @charlottemariephotography 😍 I couldn't be more in love with them & this room is finally finished!

Hello Easter weekend! Whilst husband has been DIYing, I've been painting egg decorations & general faffing (obviously super important...). Hopefully we'll get lots checked off of our to-do list so we can enjoy some quality family time. Have a lovely bank holiday 🐰🐣

So my gorgeous guest posters last month were SUCH a hit that I've decided to invite an Instagram chum along each month to post for me. Up for this month is the lovely @athomewithgem who's a property developer & landlady with an eye for design. Head on over to the blog for a peek at her home & read her story 🏑

Good morning! Yet another beautiful day here on the sunny south coast & Spring is in full force. Ive posted a blog on how to bring spring into your home with @heartofhouseuk available at @argoshome with their fabulous new collection so head on over to πŸ’•

Breakfast in bed on a Sunday morning πŸ‘ŒπŸ» I was challenged by @alsohomeuk to style one of their beautiful trays & what better way to enjoy it than a lie in with croissants. Also it's looking like another sunny one today! The perfect Sunday.

I'm not one for posting pictures of us on here (know you guys love interiors rather than our faces!) but I couldn't resist sharing this gorgeous shot taken by the ridiculously talented @mummys_a_photographer on Thursday to fill the frames in our playroom ready for my Ideal Home shoot in 2 weeks. For those that don't watch Instastories; here's the face behind The Home That Made Me πŸ–πŸ» (& for those that do, you're probably fed up of seeing our faces & daily struggles!). Happy weekend everybody - enjoy that sunshine!

Happy 2nd birthday to my little tinker πŸ’™ he came into the world in a pretty crazy 6 minute labour & has been a whirlwind ever since. Every day we see more of his little personality come out (he definitely has his Mumma & sisters stubborn streak!) & I can't wait to see what this year brings. Thank you for completing our family little man & being 'you'

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