Behind The Scenes

The Ordinary Lovely

Behind the scenes at The Ordinary Lovely, I'm a busy mama to a five year old and a three year old with an addiction to stripes and statement necklaces. I spend my free time making and eating chocolate puddings and trying, unsuccessfully, to hang wallpaper. It would appear that wallpaper paste and I are destined to never be friends.

So why The Ordinary Lovely?

Well ... I'm busy ... really busy ... pretty much all of the time. I mean, who isn't these days? And when you're busy, it's tempting to look ahead to THE NEXT BIG THING. A fancy night out, a weekend away, a summer holiday, Christmas even. It's so easy to write off ordinary days at home as they can seem relatively unexciting when compared to jetting off somewhere sunny or sitting down to a festive feast. However, it's even easier to find little bits of loveliness in each and every day ... small things that we simply have to take the time to really appreciate.

It could be savouring the perfect cup of coffee, silently cheering at finding a great hiding place in a particularly competitive game of hide and seek, thanking the gods when, at the getting-on-a-bit age of 39, you finally find the perfect shade of lipstick for your skin tone (Yves Rocher Marron Glacé, if you're interested), filling your house with jar upon jar of fresh flowers, finding the old, battered school desk of your dreams on eBay for a snip, or marvelling at the most beautiful of sunsets ... things that are right in front of us, or so ordinary that we often take them for granted. But we shouldn't.

So this is my space to celebrate those things that make my ordinary life, and our ordinary home, a little lovelier ... a place to celebrate the small things.

Here are a few of my very favourite posts ...