Friday, March 11, 2011

Telling it like it is...THE big 4-0

I worry.

I worry about what people think about me.

Quite a lot.

It's my weakness.

I've been saying for ages that I would show you guys my revamped kitchen floor...

But I have procrastinated- I'm very good at that.

In my warped mind, I would rather show you my floor when it's looking bad. Then I figure you won't judge (as we all agree it looks bad) Lately I've been taking a long hard look at myself. Another thing I have noticed is I really avoid putting pictures of myself on here. I look at other blogs I follow and people have pics of themselves and their outfit for the day etc and I am in awe of their confidence. I convince myself people would be picking me apart. I need to stop that.

Tomorrow, I turn 40. I think this is a really grown up age. An age when I should be comfortable in my own skin. Caring less about the things that don't matter. So in honour of the occasion...

Welcome to my kitchen...
I'm honestly not angry or upset in this picture, I just find it really difficult to smile without looking like a total goofball! Also, I was cooking an omlette and burnt the pan - doh!
I think the floors look so much better that the old laminate. The house was built in 1840 and these are original boards - very cool.
My new photo wall is getting there, I do need more pics though. I would like to cover alot of that wall. The heart on the right I made with assorted red buttons.
As you can see, the hearth were the cooker goes has been uncovered and needs to be stripped and then painted bright red which is what it would have looked like originally.
I love this gorgeous big window, I can look out at the barn and the garden while I'm doing the dishes. Excuse the mess on the side...I was cooking my omlette remember!?
My favourite hand towel on the left by PIP Studio.
I got this R from a charity shop, they had sold out of B's!


Wishing you all a lovely weekend.


B x


All That Jazz said...

I just turned 40 last month! It wasn't so bad! :-) I had a great small party with close friends.
Like you, I have not been brave about sharing my photo on my blog! I am such a private person. I am getting better about it, though. I do like seeing pictures of bloggers I read, so I figure I have to walk the walk, LOL! ;-)
You kitchen is cozy and quaint, your house has so much character!!!

Brown Paper & String said...

Bex!!! You are so beautiful!!! And your smile is great. 40 is the new 30 babe! Rock it.
Your kitchen floor looks HOT too.
Much love and Happy Birthday my friend.
Jo xxx

Simply H said...

Hell, I would put pics up everyday if I was turning 40 and looked 25 like you do!!! You are certainly not alone though in being a bit shy of putting pictures of yourself up - I am guilty of that too! Loving your kitchen, it is gorgeous x

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

40 is good! Even better when you don't look it (which goes for you!)

Your kitchen is lovely ~ I wish mine could look that neat and tidy even when I was cooking...

I'm not so brave about putting photos of myself on my blog ~ but I do meet lots of fellow bloggers and customers in person to make up for it!

Have a fun birthday!

Ali x

Jacqueline said...

First of all, you look look as if you should be going to school you look so young !!....and just are just a baby compared to me !!!haha and.....whenever I post a photo of me on my blog, it's always out of focus, which makes me look a bit better!! Your kitchen looks wonderful and your floorboards have come up a treat. We have all of the original floorboards upstairs and some downstairs. They have such a mellow feel about them, don't they ? You have a wonderful period home and should post more photos of it..... and photos of you as well. Much love. XXXX

Susan said...

Dear B,
When you get to be my age {I turn 54 today!} you will look back and wonder why you lacked confidence and found it hard to believe that you truly are Beautiful! You have a rockin' smile! Keep smiling sweet girl! Your home is wonderful!

Min said...

Hi B!
I just had to comment on your kitchen... it is gorgeous!
I love white and your taste is lovely and simple. I just turned 40as well and think it's a wonderful age... and you look fabulous!!!
Min X

Anonymous said...

Hi B,
Every time i see that little pic of you in your denim jacket on,scarf draped round your neck,hair up and beautiful face i have always thought wow she looks so together and confident so this post saying how you really feel blew me away,you are stunning and beautiful,seriously!
Your kitchen is just gorgeous i love the painted brick wall, the floor, everything it is very stylish and calm.
I am 40 this year too Happy birthday to you,
Love Kristina xxx

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