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Obsessed with paved walkways!

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pavingThis week I have been getting myself a little over excited with paved walkways, especially with the ones on driveways and patios! I feel that paved walkways really enhance your lifestyle and add distinction to your outdoor environment.
They are pretty much guaranteed for life and are a fantastic solution for lasting beauty! I just love how paved walkways have a huge selection of colours, styles and textures – the possibilities are endless!
Take a look at these stunning designs that really caught my eye this week.
paved walkways1This one in particular really stood out to me because of the adding seating wall and outdoor grill enclosure. It really makes the outdoor living space a gem for relaxing with your family and friends.
The Social Butterfly Layout

Im in LOVE with this! Look how beautifully the paved driveway compliments the brick work and colour scheme
Take a lot at these stunning paved driveways:

paved walkwaysI personally think your buildings brickwork and your paved walkway should compliment each other. As you can see from the three images above, they all commit to a colour scheme. The first one is mixture of pinks beiges browns and whites, the second one adopts a modern and monochrome feel with its simplistic colour scheme and the third one has a real cosy and traditional look.
Which style do you prefer?

Let us know your thoughts on paved walkways!
Sarah ox

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The Beginning To A Healthier Lifestyle

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So last week, I woke up one morning thinking about how I can improve my eating habits into something a little more healthy and sustainable so I can lead a more healthier lifestyle.

lemonsNow, i have to first rant a little about faddy quick fix diets that quite often involve living off shakes and “meal replacement products/bars”. Lets be honest, nobody on this earth is going to want to sustain a lifestyle of eating bars and drinking shakes as their everyday meal, especially when you’re attending social events or meeting up with friends for food etc… 9/10 You are going to fail and you are going to binge eat and end up gaining back twice as much weight as you did before! Trust me, I’ve tried them all and been there done that so to speak…

To me, healthy eating is all about eating less of the bad stuff and replacing and tweaking your overall diet plan by adding in some healthy bits. A healthy lifestyle does not need to be overwhelming of any sort, in fact, the most sustainable way to do it is to make small, gradual changes. Im not going to expect too much of myself too soon as I know this is a marathon – a lifetime one, not a sprint!

Here are the simple changes I am going to adopt this week:

*Select brown bread instead of white bread – this is easy for me as I LOVE brown bread*

*Use mustard instead of mayo on my sandwiches*streberries

*Eat the white meat of cooked chicken instead of dark meat*

*Bake, grill or boil my food instead of frying*

*Switch from full-fat cheese to reduced fat cheese*

*Reduce portion size*

*Replace fries with a garnished side salad*

*Snack on fruit and veg instead of chocolate and crisps*

*Drink plenty of water*

As you can see, I’m not completely cutting food out. I am replacing them with healthier alternatives that will be better for my general health.

So, here goes! I will let you know next week if I’ve completely ate my words and buried my head in the sand at the nearest McDonalds…

Sarah xox

 

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Royal Pink Design Fit For a Princess

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With the Queen grinning like a cheshire cat and fans of the royals getting all excited over the birth of the new Royal baby, I thought it would be a fitting post to have a look at some Royal interior themes this week.

I first want to start with a very big congratulations to William and Kate,  according to BBC news “The Duke of Cambridge weighed 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg)” here is the magical moment they left the hospital.

It got me wondering what type of princess bedroom would the The Duke of Cambridge be going home to?

Would it be the traditional royal treatment with a canopied four poster perhaps?

Kids’ bedroom ideas: go BIG, or go home I say. Decorating a kids’ room doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style and design. In fact, it opens up a whole new world of exciting design possibilities, without limitations. It’s the perfect excuse to be as over the top, brave or magical as you want. Take a look at these fantastic and royally over the top princess rooms….

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My Daughter Polly is a princess lover and I have always found some fantastic princess styled furniture from a bunch of online stores that sell Disney Princess products.

For those of you looking for a more grand and royal approached theme, you can find some fantastic royal-styled furniture from some interesting Vintage stores and old antique places on the high-street. You may even be surprised by what you will find from second-hand/charity stores!

Thats all folks! If you have any queries or would like to share your thoughts on royal themed interior and express your excitement about the arrival of the Royal Baby then get in touch.

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Welcome To “Hattrick Furniture” The Ultimate Home, Garden & Lifestyle Guide

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My name is Sarah Jayne, I am 38 year old mother of 2  living in Surrey and working in London. I’m a huge lover of interior design, gardening, lifestyle and all things artsy. london & SurreyI enjoy shopping and sharing my latest find or putting together new interior design ideas, so expect to find everything from reviews, hauls, favourites, wishlists and idea posts here on my blog.

My aim is to display all the wonderful ideas and images that inspire me about home garden and lifestyle. I want to inspire and share my vision and passion by featuring posts on houseplants, decor, cooking and DIY projects, so that I can help encourage readers to brighten their home and their lives with a touch of nature.

I’ve decided to set up this blog after finding myself reading the House and Garden book and blog thinking “I could do that”. I have always had a passion for creative lifestyle and so on a mild chilly evening in England, today I have created my account and am ready to share with the world my ideas and creations.House___Garden_mag

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