A little late in the game here (well, only 9 days but you get the point!). I’ve moved house! March has officially been moving month, which I can safely say has completely and utterly taken over my life. But not in a bad way, I hasten to add. I have absolutely loved every second, sofa shopping, interiors buying, packing, life in boxes, Ikea flat pack (not so much) .. the list goes on. It’s definitely the biggest and most exciting thing boyfriend and I have ever done, a new chapter! And we couldn’t be happier. Here’s what I got up to in March:
Watching: Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds
I absolutely love Kirstie Alsopp. I giggle at her and Phil Spencer, lust after her ladylike elegant dresses and aspire to have her home and property knowledge, which is all rather funny, because boyfriend cannot STAND her. Anyway, she’s got this great new show on 4od which involves couples searching for the best of both worlds between urban and rural. Being a homeowner and all (squee!), property is another interest added to my list. This show takes you all around the country, seeing different properties, prices and ideas – a great watch.
The lovely lady herself.
Reading: Debenhams Catalogue
Not particularly literary genius, I know. Since beginning on my quest for my ideal home, I have found Debenhams homewares to be absolutely excellent. I think they have the best variety of quirky and colourful designers (right up my street) at reasonably affordable prices (but make sure to wait for the sale!). The catalogue allows me to peruse at my leisure and pin point bits and bobs I might save up for, all to make our lovely flat a little more lovely.
My March Must-Read
Listening To: Moving House Playlist
Oh yes, we made a playlist. Since we were without the internet for a while, we reverted back to grand old reliable Itunes to make a moving playlist. We were so lucky to have all our friends and family rallying round helping us, so it had to be something everyone would like (and not get sick of!). It mainly included the likes of Bastille, Simon and Garfunkel and Katy Perry.
Bastille made regular appearances in our move.
Wearing on my body: BDG Bad Boys – Comfort Edition
Long term readers may remember a post I did last year about my FAVOURITE ever pair of jeans (which you can read about here:https://bellasbits.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/bdg-bad-boys/ ). BDG has since become a favourite brand of mine in the jean stakes, and I haven’t been out of this pair this month. They are really ill fitting Mum, Helen Hunt style jeans, but are comfy as anything. They are 90s high rise straight leg, but look good with anything and have been a life saver in the moving house department.
They look a bit like this.
Wearing on my face: Maybelline Baby Skin
Having big pores, the same as my Mother and my Grandmother, I have found the recent pore minimising beauty products a life saver. After a year of shelling out £20+ for Benefit’s ‘Porefessional’ version, when Maybelline launched Baby Skin at just £7.99 I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Whilst the quality and coverage isn’t quite as good as Benefit, Maybelline’s product still acts as a great pore minimiser and primer for foundation (just make sure you let it set!).
Anyone who knows me will know how much I like (okay, love) my pizza. Our new flat is a stone’s throw from a Pizza Hut, so pizza became a well loved, easy, cheesy comfy favourite in the dinner department. But April is now here and I’m a year older so I’m trying to only have pizza once a month now.
As a thank you present to all our friends and family for helping us move, it was only fair we stocked our brand new Whirlpool fridge with ice cold beer for the hot and sticky weekends. We go to Belgium most years, and this beer has become a firm favourite. Leffe Blonde is the version we’ve mostly been drinking and is very light and refreshing.
Blondes are clearly the best.
What did you get up to this March?