Pin it Forwards

I was lucky enough to get a little slot in the blogging event ‘Pin it Forwards‘ organised by Victoria at sfgirlbybay.

The theme is ‘What home means to me’ and yesterday Alternative Eagle, a fellow Brit, posted an adorable post about her life and what home means to her. She is making the move to Wales soon and I have to say I have serious rug envy over the picnic blanket she posted……You should have a look at her blog, it really is lovely.

And today it my turn to tell you ‘What Home Means to Me’. As you might know I am moving house, from the shared, student-esque, house I am currently in, to a beautiful flat, with my good friend Sarah. I can not wait for a little space we can call our own, to be able to spend evenings with one of my best friends, to be able to have friends over without worrying about the state of the house, to be able to let the boy loose in the kitchen and know it’ll be, at least when he starts in there, clean. And quite importantly, have her amazingly comfy leather sofa to laze on……..It’s going to be nice to have somewhere to call Home – rather than a place I refer to as ‘the house’.

It’s been a while since I have had my own ‘home’, so I thought I would take this opportunity to show what I hope this new home will be like and what it’ll mean to us;

1., 2., 3., 4., 5.

Colour – Lots of it. In splashes. In bulk. And make it girlie!

I want the guts to paint something that pink – I am hoping it is the colour lizzie has the go-ahead to paint her bathroom. {And, yes, I am still drawn to those pinks and blues!!!}

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

I think this might be the part of moving I am most excited about. The details. The making those little nooks and cranny’s perfect.
Sarah has some wonderful little pieces – she has the most amazing light-up globe from her Granddad, and some gorgeous Budda’s that have been collected from around the globe by various people {note – get the boy to get one on his India work trip}. I am excited to merge our styles, they are pretty similar, but also we have our quirks, so it should make it interesting.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 {from my fb}

I have so many recipes that I am just dying to try, but the oven at the house at the moment doesn’t cook evenly so I am reluctant to even begin to make macrons, or meringues, as I am pretty sure they’ll need some sort of even cooking experience. {I am sure the fact I bake is the only reason Sarah is moving in with me – she claims she doesn’t bake, but she had a hand in those burger buns up there!}

I am so excited about having a space to have friends over. I know Sarah will be there joining in. I am also excited about the fact the Sarah in my house at the moment, is going to be round the corner. I do enjoy living with her {and whilst I wont admit it, I will miss her. hehe.}

So, there you go – what this new home will mean to me.

You can see all my ‘What Home Means to Me Pins’ at my Pinterest page. I have a couple of other ‘pin-boards’ too, so check them out.

Tomorrow you can catch up with Victoria’s pin it forwards post.
And if you would like to take a peek at all of todays ‘Pin it Forwards’ post across the 10 groups, the other, super talented, bloggers taking part today are;

Group 1 – Annie Banana, Group 2 – Little Girl Big World, Group 3 – Me, Group 4 – Emma Lamb, Group 5 – Great Full Day, Group 6 – Make Do & Send, Group 7 – Poetic & Chic, Group 8 – For The Love of Gold, Group 9 – The Reading Nest, Group 10 – Creamy Life

{P.s If you’d like a go at creating your own Pin boards, I have a couple of invites – drop me a line and let me know and if I have any left i’ll drop you over an invite.}


  1. I love it! So gorgeous – this is how I had envisioned my pinboard coming out, but best laid plans… 😉

  2. What a wonderful post! I love how your organized it! It's so fun to think of the future and plan for fun times with a friend! I just got back from visiting my dear former roommate, nothing strengthens a bond like living together 🙂

  3. Thankyou for your lovely comments.
    And Ashleigh, I can not wait to live with such a great friend. It's going to be fun….. xo

  4. I really love your layout! Me and my boyfriend are still saving to move out so I can imagine how exciting it must be to move into your new home soon I know I would be bouncing off the walls with excitement 🙂

  5. I like your food images and decorating details. It makes me want to redo my kitchen and cook up a storm.

  6. Hi Em, this is Karen from Alternative Eagle – thanks so much for your lovely words!

    I loved your post about what home means to you and I am so excited for you about creating a new home with your best friend. It's the most fun thing, having a new place to play with 🙂 And those burgers! Hilarious and amazing. I wish I could bake… Good luck with the move! Very pleased to have met you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy