Does your book shelf look like you!x
TO DIE FOR: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World? by Lucy Siegle
So I stood in Waterstones with vouchers in my hand (Christmas gift) and had a battle in head between buying a book that I knew would challenge me, and probably change my shopping habits forever...or staying in happy denial! I took the decision to give the Christmas vouchers the potential to make a difference and bought 'To Die For'. I've only read the introduction and first chapter and know already that if I was completely honest with myself it echoes my heart! In August 2011 I committed to only buying used clothing for a year (Charity Shops, ebay etc.) and quit my addiction to the High Street for at least 12 months. Nearly half way through and I am absolutely loving it...it has brought about so much more creativity and thought into what I buy, wear and then how I pass it on. So I am now settling down to read some more of the book tonight and hand over a little bit more of my denial; I'm sure there will be more quotes to come but for now...x
I have lived at Hope Cottage for nearly a year and have worked my socks off to turn it from what it was (not nice!) to a bright, inviting, creative & comfortable home. Every wall is white (except 1 pink one), wooden floors throughout the whole property with lots of quirky, vintage & creative touches! My front door is cerise pink with chrome fittings and always starts conversation as guests arrive. This house has been far more than a building to me, it is an expression of the creativity that was buried under work, stress and trying to be Superwoman. Slowly over the past year with the blank canvas (and no partner to consult and compromise with) I have discovered lots about what I like, don't like, can create myself and all on a very small budget. I have found a passion for being thrifty and making something beautiful out of what someone else would consider rubbish! But now it is for sale...(reasons will be explained in another blog post - but it's all good!) Three Estate Agents have been round and tried to convince me that they are the ones to pick, I've started the clear out (extensive) and get frustrated that the children are making it look smaller and untidy just by being there!