Week 8 Ashley and Laurie Linkup

Week 8 of our linkup and guess what? Laurie and I actually did link up in real life in london yesterday! So how has your week been so far?

Mine was brightened up by some autumn flowers…


Week 8 Ashley and Laurie Linkup


My week 8 so far:

The good:

laurie and I had so much fun together and as a special bonus we also met up with the gorgeous Anna from Anna’s Island Style blog 

As I am sure you can imagine (and as always happens when bloggers get together) the chat flowed and an hour disappeared in the blink of an eye! Here is a lovely pic that my son took of the 3 of us at lunch time…

I will post more about this soon.


Week 8 Ashley and Laurie Linkup


Another piece of good news:

Just before I went away to Morocco I found out this little blog ‘Lazy Daisy Jones’  had been mentioned alongside some lovely other bloggers in a Dutch magazine called Maigret it is the equivalent of our ‘Woman’ magazine. I was very proud to see they like our bedroom and our handmade bed!

The headline says ‘the best Blogs for interior design’

Week 8 Ashley and Laurie Linkup

This is the pic of our bedroom that they featured, we made and designed the bed ourselves!


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The bad and the Ugly:

Well it can only be the weather, we had a storm called Brian in the UK at the weekend and the rain came down in buckets…but then again if that is all I have to complain about, I will count my lucky stars right?


My featured Bloggers from week 7 are:

Lyndsey who designed this superb display: from repurpose and upcycle

Jonet ‘Fabulously chic over 50’ who wrote a lovely post with a background of pumpkins!

Pop over to Laurie’s blog Vanity and me to see who she chose this week?


Week 8 Ashley and Laurie Linkup


Will you Join us for Week 8 of the #AshleyandLaurieLinkup ?


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I am sure you know how a link up works, but if not a quick recap for you…

When and where:

Every Thursday from 7am, on both our blogs.


Any post on any subject you like from the last week. Instagram pics welcome too! (Please note your links are added are in random order.)


  1. You will discover new blogs to read and other people can discover your blog too. Win win!
  2. Laurie and I will each pick someone to feature each week from the week before, on both our blogs.
  3. It’s going to be lots of fun.

Link-up Etiquette

“We dont like rules, anything goes…just play nice and be polite” 

However, because you are getting two links for the price of one, all we ask is that you leave a comment on both our blogs?  Afterall you wouldn’t go to a party and ignore the host now would you?

(We may choose to remove your link if you haven’t done this!)


If you like a pretty badge (who doesn’t?) then we would love you to use this one and spread the news.

Remember to copy all the code to add it to your blog post or sidebar.

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Love to know what you have been up to this week! so do leave me a comment?

Ok lets link!

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You can catch up with Week 7 here if you missed it

Bestest wishes for another good week…

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  1. 28/10/2017 / 22:09

    Lovely photo of you, Laurie and Anna! Blogger meet ups are so much fun! Congratulations on the magazine mention, your handmade bed is beautiful!

    Emma xxx

    • 28/10/2017 / 23:39

      Hi Emma, I love meeting Bloggers I’ve admired from afar, thank you for the compliment re. our bed, its super comfy too!
      Ashley x

  2. 27/10/2017 / 20:28

    Congrats on the Dutch magazine mention. How awesome to design and build your own bed!

    • 28/10/2017 / 12:55

      Hello Gail and thank you ( I have to say he did all the work!)
      Have a great weekend!
      bestest Ashley x

  3. 27/10/2017 / 00:47

    Looks like you had a great week! Thanks for the link up!

    • 27/10/2017 / 14:00

      Thank you Amy have a fab weekend!
      best Ashley

  4. 26/10/2017 / 16:29

    Congratulations on being featured in the magazine! That’s wonderful! And how great to see other bloggers, that sounds fun.

    • 27/10/2017 / 14:00

      Thanks Tiina its fab to meet up with people you know online especially bloggers!
      thank you for linking

  5. jodie
    26/10/2017 / 13:44

    That’s so fun that you got to meet up with Laurie and Anna!! I was telling Laurie that it’s the best part of blogging, I think!!
    And how fabulous with that bed you created!! You are completely amazing!

    • 26/10/2017 / 14:41

      Jodie thank you so much it is one of the best parts of blogging I agree one day it would be lovely to meet you too!
      enjoy your week
      Ashley xxx

  6. Jonet Wooten
    26/10/2017 / 12:04

    Dearest Ashley, what a wonderful way to start my day! Thank you so much for choosing me as one of your featured bloggers this week. I am honesty humbled and oh so grateful. Love your blog, keep up the great work. Xo Jonet

    • 26/10/2017 / 14:40

      Hi Jonet you are so welcome I loved that post!
      best wishes
      Ashley xx

  7. Andrea Nine
    26/10/2017 / 11:33

    Yay, so glad you two lovelies got together in person!

    • 26/10/2017 / 14:39

      Thanks so much Andrea isn’t the blogging world a lovely one?
      Ashley x

  8. 26/10/2017 / 11:26

    I love reading about blogger meet ups! Mostly because I love meeting other bloggers in real life! It is the most amazing experience to be able to talk in person. How fun that you, Laurie, and Anna got together! And what exciting news about your feature in a magazine. Congratulations!


    • 26/10/2017 / 14:46

      Helloooo Shelbee! I have only met Laurie once before but I feel like I have known her forever! Anna was the icing on the cake that made for a superb day out!
      Thanks as ever for your lovely comments always a pleasure to see you pop up on here!
      bestest Ashley

  9. 26/10/2017 / 10:55

    Lovely read, and thanks for the link-up too. Have a fun week/weekend. x Jacqui

    • 26/10/2017 / 14:35

      Thank you Jacqui have a lovely meet up on saturday too!
      thank you for linking up
      best ashley x

  10. 26/10/2017 / 07:18

    Still got lots of thoughts running through my head after such a fun day yesterday! And tell the OH I’m just in the process of designing my bed for him! xx

    • 26/10/2017 / 14:36

      Laurie will do ! but it may be awhile because he is very busy making lots of stuff for meeeeee!
      best ashley xx