The Tots 100 Home Club with Homebase

I'm thrilled to bits to be one of the founding members of the Tots100 Home Club in association with Homebase.   The other members are my great friend Jen who blogs at Mum in the Madhouse ,The very lovely  Violet Posy ,  Fellow twin mum Heather from GrowingSpaces  and the very undomesticated looking Domestic Goddess  (met her at the weekend complete with tiara and pearls ! ) xx


Tots 100 Home Club Parent Blogger


To kick us off the theme is "get organised" with a storage task.  We have have been given £100 to spend in homebase and can use it in anyway we see fit to improve storage anywhere in our homes.  This couldn't have come at a better time for me.  Working from home out of my combined dining/work room has always been a problem.  Even more so since I started selling vintage homewares at fairs.  I can't remember the last time the family sat down together at the dining table to eat.

Now your illusions of my perfect white home are about to be shattered.  Look away now if you are easily shocked !

THE BEFORE SHOTS




Oh Dear ! Thinking I maybe over sharing a little too much




There's a sofa underneath somewhere





The "office "


As you can see, this challenge is very timely indeed.  I am really looking forward to sorting it all out.  We even get a fab app to help us with our planning.  If you are on facebook you can find it here : Homebase - House of Inspiration   Its a great idea.  I've already had a play around with it. Its simple to use and you can even import your own pictures to really pull your board together.  Perfect to help you plan any renovations or decorating plans you might have.


As we are a vintage thrifty home I am trying to come up with ideas that don't involve plastic storage boxes so watch this space and please come back and see if I manage to achieve a tidy, usable dining/work space.    If you have any ideas of your own you can get involved too on the Tots100 Facebook page 

Excited !

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  1. Oooh can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    1. thanks lovely, don't think it is going to be earth shattering, just tidying away a bit xx

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  2. Oh, you've shattered my illusions into a thousand glittery sparkles in your carpet... but shocked and appalled as I am at your 'work room', I cannot wait to see what geniosity you pull off!

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    1. hahaha! I will do my best to restore the faith xx

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  3. Good luck, You really do have a white house. x

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    1. I do lovely and hopefully one day you will come visit xx

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  4. You shattered my illusions when you said I looked fab in my tiara!! Looking forward to seeing the sofa!

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    1. oops sorry sweetie, but you did look pretty blingtastic : ) xx

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  5. Can't wait to see what you do, I'm currently trying to organise my new study but have to sort out storage first. I might copy whatever it is you do!

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    1. no pressure then ; ) xxx

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  6. I feel so much better now .. Its stills looks amazing .. its look so pretty !

    I am inspired to have a go x

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    1. oh thank you. You must and use the homebase app too its so useful xx

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  7. Hello! *waves* I have recently stumbled upon your blog and am just loving it - it's like home/style porn (not meant in an offensive way, just to clarify!) - can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge. Good luck! xx

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    1. *waves back* HA! Thanks for visiting and for your comment ; )

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  8. Hi Karen
    Looking forward to the after shots, keeping a house tidy with 3 boys I know can be very challenging!!
    hope to see you soon.
    Jill
    Rosiebud Designs

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  9. Thank you Jill, can't it just ! xx

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