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InnocentCharmer

32yr old Mummy to 3. Our 4yo disabled son, 2yo strong willed minx and our recent addition our little piglet Deacon born 21st June 2013. Making our way through the every day, remembering to smile, as it's the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

The Perfect Home – What is on your list ?

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, Home & Interiors

Do you know the worst thing about renting, especially a house you had to rent quickly, lack of choice. I can live with the white walls, in fact they in some respects they are better as no painting maintenance to keep up and you can change colour schemes, artwork and design at the drop of a hat, it’s not even the horrific light fittings or curtains as I just change those, box up the landlords and when we come to leave swap them back.

The worst thing about renting is flooring choices, you may think I have gone crazy but take it from me a harden renter of 9 years it really is, even more so when you have children. The house we currently live in has no carpet on the downstairs living area, we have real wood flooring in the living room and quarry tiles in the kitchen/diner and playroom.

Don’t get me wrong it certainly has its practicalities, I wouldn’t have carpet in a kitchen area of course, when the kids spill something it is easy to clean for sure, but when Deacon was born there was no sitting on the cold hard floor with him, as he learnt to crawl and now walk every time he falls or stumbles is a major screaming incident, followed this week by a bloody mouth :(

Winter months are cold, it is no fun sitting on a solid cold floor to play with toys and the heating bills go through the roof.

I seriously crave carpet, I spend time going in carpet shops looking at them, feeling them, I even pin nice cosy carpets, I have a craving for carpets.

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Next time we move we will have carpet, we have even made it a must on the lists with agents, the husband feels the same as me you see.

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So how about you, what would be on your must list on your next move, I have quite a list now but I want the next move to be a more permanent one, I want the next house to hopefully be the one my children grow in, so I want it to be perfect.

 

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Corners of my Home – My Desk

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, interior design

Sorry I am a little late with this months Corners of my Home post but life has been very busy. I was unsure what part of the house to share with you this month, I am starting to hate the house more each day so I have not been overly bothering, instead I focus on how I want rooms to look when we move, I have some posts coming up with inspiration so watch this space.

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In then hit me as I went to write the post that I have never shown my little work area, it literally is a corner, a corner of our very busy Living Room, I hate how dark it is, our whole house is very dark as the lower level is below the road so is covered by a bank and gets very little natural light, I am crazy about light.

My desk is a piece I had wanted for many years, I spotted it one day as I walked through Marks and Spencer, by the time we had space to buy it they no longer had it, I was so disappointed. Then about 18 months ago we were in Marks and Spencer again at Lakeside and there it was looking back at me, I couldn’t believe it, we were just about to move into our current home and I had decided to buy a second-hand table to use as a desk but had yet found nothing, it was fate, so I sold whatever furniture I no longer liked and scrapped the money to buy it.

I still literally love it as much now as 3 years ago, I have seen it featured in magazines and every time I do I pin the image and smile (sad I know).

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The desk is an excellent size, I love the 2 tiers as it puts my iMac at the right viewing height and allows me to put my many treasures on my desk but still have working space. The desk is a lovely glossy bamboo, it is easy to keep clean. The colour of the legs are a duck egg/teal, not usually a colour I gravitate towards but I love it with this desk, it has such a retro feel which is always prominent in my home. It works well with the original G Plan pieces in the room, matching their style but not trying to say I am the same.

I have a 60′s chair that I use with it, no it certainly is not the most comfortable and I have been covering the ugly seat pad for over a year now and never got round to it, but I love the style with the desk.

Next to my desk is my wheely bead storage, although ugly this is a very expensive and excellent piece of kit, it has separator drawers perfect for storing my hundreds of beads. I have a thing about metal baskets, the yellow one is a new addition from H & M, I still haven’t decided how to use yet, the mail one on the wall holds mail needing to be sorted in an attempt to keep the area tidy. The cork board has been purchased this week, it is going to have a little bit of styling then go up on thew wall to hold little pictures and treasures I receive in the post, I can always be found pulling pics from mags or writing notes of inspiration so it shall hold those too.

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On my desk there is a great deal of goodness which highlights my personality, my Greengate cups/jugs hold my pencils, they are my floral loving part, I have many a notebook stacked up (but only 1/3 of my collection) I am obsessed with stationery and list making so I can always be found with another notebook.

I have a piece of wood that Mr Innocent Charmer carved a love note into for me, as well as a little glass elephant & angel which Addison and Ash bought me last year, the elephant was Addison’s obsession at the time and shall always be remembered, the angel to signify Innocent Charms my dormant jewellery business as he knows I want to reopen it very soon.

I have pictures stuck up on the wall, ones that make me smile and I look to them when I am stuck. There is a collection of washi tapes as they are an artwork in themselves and are far too pretty to hide away in a cupboard, there is always at least one interiors magazine as I am obsessed with interiors and love to flick through for inspiration.

One of the things that caught my eye about the desk the day I first saw it was the built in metal ruler, as a jewellery maker a ruler is crucial. One day this desk will serve my many loves.

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All in all my desk is probably one of my favourite ever corners of my home, I am sure you can tell from this very long post about it.

Do you love interiors, I would love to see your corners, so please do link them up below so i can come and feel inspired.

Don’t forget to check out some of the other Corners Of My Home.

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Fashion Friday Plus Sized #3

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in #fashionfridayplussized, 2014, fashion

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I can not believe we are at week 3 already, I am loving my project so much, it has really inspired me to think more about what I wear and learn to love myself. It must be working as this morning I said to my husband “I feel really pretty today”, I can not remember the last time I said that.

Thanks to all the lovely Plus Size ladies who have got involved but lets spread the word and get more, lets build a fantastic community, like WIWW, which I was lucky enough to guest post this week, go take a look at my outfit.

If you are unsure what this is all about, then head here read, come back and have fun.

My outfit this week is smart/casual, I took my daughter to London this week and I wanted something that I would be comfy in for a long day travelling, but also look smart. The weather was up and down, some points rain then very hot sun, thankfully this outfit worked well, it is quite a dark outfit for the summer months, but I am starting to purchase clothes that will see me through to winter too.

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Outfit Details

* Glasses – Select Specs

* Necklace & Bracelets – Dorothy Perkins (Gifts)

* Cami – Asda

* Shirt – SimplyBe

* Skinny Jeans – SimplyBe

* Bag – Sun Jellies

* Shoes – Sun Jellies

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I was unsure on these glasses, the shape is different than I usually wear but I couldn’t pass them up considering they were only under £30. I am pleased I did they slim my face down.

The lipstick I am wearing is a new TopShop Lip Bullet, I am loving them, I bought 2 pink shades and they are fab to wear, I shall be going back to check out other colours.

The shirt is a Boyfriend shirt and is supposed to be oversized, but honestly I think I could have gone down a size with this and it still would have that effect.

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The last part of my outfit is my trusted Sun Jellies and Sun Jellies bag, I am on 6 pair of Jellies I think on last count, they are super comfy, the bag reminds me so much of my childhood, it is perfect for Summer, especially the trips to the beach.

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What is fab is Sun Jellies have been so inspired by #fashionfridayplusssized that they this week are our sponsors and are giving away one of their Jelly bags to next weeks winner. Colour choice down to you. 

Thanks so much to Sun Jellies, it really is a bag I think everyone should own, so I am pleased one of you shall, to have a chance to win just link up your fashion post or Instagram outfit shot from the week, winner shall be announced next Friday. Do head over to Sun Jellies website and have a look at what colour bag you would choose if you were picked.


Living Arrows {11th August 2014}

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014

There is nothing better than exploring the outside world, being a child, care free, seeing amazement in the little things, I want this for my babies., now and always.

Living Arrows - 11th August 2014

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