Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Busy Bee Business!

I don't know about any of you married's out there but my life seems to have got a lot busier now that there is another person occupying it! I guess that's what happens when you join forces with another person. Married life is bliss and one institution that comes with high recommendations from my hubby bub.

You'll see a lot of these and I'd apologise for it if I was sorry, but I'm not. 
Now, I don't know if any of you were following my old blog but on there as I was flying through the stages of wedding planning there was one website that stayed by my side through thick and thin; that helped me in my hour's of wedding need and that website was called (for short).

Well, just as I thought this most awesome website could not get any more awesome(d) I get an email from them (automated I presume) congratulating us on our wedding (how awful would it have been for anyone jilted at the altar?), it also read that now more than ever it would not leave my side and asked me to join their brother/sister/relative website called which is all about the nest.

Or rather, making a home for you and your hubby/wifey. It gives great tips and tricks on marital (nearly put martial) life and ways to make your house into a home. So far, our house is as homey as it is going to get barring a few doors that need to be hinged on here and there but this website can be a great help for any questions people have after they get married. It is indeed another website that should be given much credit for turning houses into homes (that and DIY).

I am indeed turning into what might be called a housewife. Today, I cleaned the house and actually really enjoyed it, I mean, who enjoys cleaning their house? I actually got up and went straight into cleaning mode, but the house looks ab fab so who can complain? Not me!

This busy bee is going to be in 3 places in 3 days this week (end).

Friday I'm in Sunderland with middle sister-essss; seeing to her every need for the day and possibly catching some lunch.
Saturday I'm in Preston with youngest sister-esss; helping her move some of her things from halls to storage for the summer.
Sunday I'm back in Washington with hubby-bee to go to church and generally have a good day. What is most awesome about this is the fact that hubby-bee's shifts change starting Monday and he starts on a week where he has Monday and Tuesday off so we get a nice long weekend. YAY!

Tomorrow: A review of "What to Expect When You're Expecting"

P.S. Do you like the new look?

Monday, 4 June 2012

Calling the Creative!!

Can you hear me? Helloooo??

Creativity? Where are yoouuu?!

I am usually a bit of a whizz when it comes to being creative but alas recently the mind seems to have taken a bit of a turn for the uninventive and slightly boring.

In my collection of creative-box-ness I have a pile of small canvases that I want to do something with. I seem to have a thing for anything 'vector' and anything 'tree' so a mixture of the two would look like the image presented below... but if I did the picture below then it wouldn't really be my work.

I want to do something I can put on one of the many blank walls in our house to spruce it up a little, give it some 'character' (queue very fashion diva voice) make it sort of 'pazazz'. I know, I know what you're thinking, crazy isn't it? Well I go on holiday not this Friday but next Friday and I intend to have at least a little idea of what I want to do by then.

The way I usually make a sort of creative genius is by gaining an influence from somewhere. I do this by researching what I like most - and researching it until I can't possibly research it anymore. So for example, I shall get together all the 'vector' pictures I like and all the 'tree' pictures I like, then smush them all together (yes smush - put them all in front of me and mix them up; a bit like you do a pack of cards) and pick bits from each one that I like; whether it's shape or colour or size or style and then create what I want from there.

Once I've decided which bits I like and don't like I'll sketch on a few pieces of paper the canvas sizes that I have and what order I want them to be in (they're not all the same size and shape you see) and draw on the piece of paper a vague idea of what I want. Once I've done that I'll then go on to colour in my drawing in pencil - if it looks good put paint to paintbrush and paintbrush to canvas. If it doesn't, then I'll just go back to the drawing board and start again.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

A Bit of D.I.D.

Do it differently!!

I think looking back on our wedding and how much of a perfect day it was - because it really was - there is only one thing I would probably change about the day and that is - GET RID OF THOSE FLOWERS!!!

I loved my wedding flowers, they were and still are beautiful. They were perfect for the wedding and the photographs looked incredible. But, because the flowers were so big and so beautiful they covered a lot of my dress, and for many of the photos my gorgeous and very expensive dress couldn't be seen. The detail on the bodice was hidden behind a mass of beautiful flowers.

The only thing I would have done differently is relaxed a bit with my flowers. Probably put them to one side for quite a few of my photos. They look very stiff for all my photos when really, I was happy and relaxed and the day was beautiful which should have been reflected in the way I held my flowers.

It would have been nice to have a bit of direction from our photographer too. I mean, it's not like I've been married before so I don't really know what I am supposed to do. But apart from that, we loved the whole thing and yeah maybe I am being just a little too picky - but we are going to have these photographs for the rest of our lives so we obviously want them to look good.

I might get my sister to retake a few. It'll only mean wearing my massive dress days after I got married but it's fine. It can't be bad luck can it?

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Beating The Bus!

Because I haven't lived here for that long and Adam and I haven't really had much of a chance to walk around Barmston and find bus stops I've been relying on Adam to help me get around and buy things etc. so, yesterday when Bethany and I wanted to go visit Emily in Sunderland we had no choice but to figure out where we were going on the bus. With the help of Google and Google maps we eventually figured it out and had to get a bus from a bus stop called 'Barmston A1231 slip road' - slip road? We had to get a bus, from a slip road.... how random. The most random thing about it was that when Bethany put into Google maps "Barmston A1231 slip road" it actually came up with both the bus stops we were looking for.

We got on the bus in the right place and we even managed to get off in the right place and find our own way around Sunderland without getting lost! How awesome! It's like 1-0 to Grace.

I hear you ask why Bethany is here, since as we all know she's supposed to be at university in Preston... well, last week she saw the sun and decided she was bored of Preston and sitting around not doing anything by herself so she decided to come on a train to Sunderland/Newcastle just for the fun of it - to enjoy the beach at Sunderland. She was supposed to come as a surprise but she gave herself away too much on the phone to Emily; it's still nice to have her here though.

We received the wedding pictures from Ruth Mitchell and we liked the majority of them so I'm really glad we picked her as our photographer. We received all the photographs on CD and are currently just waiting to have some money to get them printed; we're also trying to decide which one we should have on a large canvas and placed on one of our walls.

The house we live in is beautiful, we still have lots that we need to get done with regards to painting and carpets for all other non-essential rooms; not to mention doors on door frames (!) but, we'll get there eventually. Right now we're doing what we can with what we have and slowly making a house into a home complete with freshly baked cake and cookie smell!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

So Here We Are

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

I am SO glad you found me again! Well... let me tell you. The last two to three weeks have been CRAZY!! I wish I could have stayed in my old blogspot but it wouldn't change the name of the blog.

A few names did go around for the name of my blog but for some reason keeping the 'Bradfordian' in my blog seemed a little old... because I'm not in Bradford anymore! I'm in Newcastle! Or rather, I'm in Barmston. So I thought from B to B would sound great for the blog - and my last name begins with a B so it all fits! (YAY!)

But, carry on we must!

So, a little update. I got married in the middle of this month - two weeks ago yesterday in fact to the Awesome Adam. Since then we've been to Blackpool for our Honeymoon; come to my new home; unpacked a lot of my things; baked biscuits; had visits from my sisters and applied for Job Seekers Allowance (booo...). Things have been rather busy but all in all extremely FUN!

This blog will be jam-packed full of awesome-crazy-wonderful-funny-bouncy-jubilicious things and I hope you stay around to see them all.

Keep you posted!