The Tots 100 Home Club with Homebase

I’m thrilled to bits to be one of the founding members of the Tots100 Home Club in association with Homebase.   The other members are my great friend Jen who blogs at Mum in the Madhouse ,The very lovely  Violet Posy ,  Fellow twin mum Heather from GrowingSpaces  and the very undomesticated looking Domestic Goddess  (met her at the weekend complete with tiara and pearls ! ) xx

Tots 100 Home Club Parent Blogger

To kick us off the theme is “get organised” with a storage task.  We have have been given £100 to spend in homebase and can use it in anyway we see fit to improve storage anywhere in our homes.  This couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  Working from home out of my combined dining/work room has always been a problem.  Even more so since I started selling vintage homewares at fairs.  I can’t remember the last time the family sat down together at the dining table to eat.

Now your illusions of my perfect white home are about to be shattered.  Look away now if you are easily shocked !


Oh Dear ! Thinking I maybe over sharing a little too much

There’s a sofa underneath somewhere

The “office “

As you can see, this challenge is very timely indeed.  I am really looking forward to sorting it all out.  We even get a fab app to help us with our planning.  If you are on facebook you can find it here : Homebase – House of Inspiration   Its a great idea.  I’ve already had a play around with it. Its simple to use and you can even import your own pictures to really pull your board together.  Perfect to help you plan any renovations or decorating plans you might have.

As we are a vintage thrifty home I am trying to come up with ideas that don’t involve plastic storage boxes so watch this space and please come back and see if I manage to achieve a tidy, usable dining/work space.    If you have any ideas of your own you can get involved too on the Tots100 Facebook page 

Excited !



  1. Midlife Singlemum
    May 16, 2012 / 11:39 am

    Oooh can't wait to see what you come up with.

    • Karen Jones
      May 16, 2012 / 6:01 pm

      thanks lovely, don't think it is going to be earth shattering, just tidying away a bit xx

  2. Laura
    May 16, 2012 / 11:48 am

    Oh, you've shattered my illusions into a thousand glittery sparkles in your carpet… but shocked and appalled as I am at your 'work room', I cannot wait to see what geniosity you pull off!

    • Karen Jones
      May 16, 2012 / 6:02 pm

      hahaha! I will do my best to restore the faith xx

  3. SusanKMann
    May 16, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    Good luck, You really do have a white house. x

    • Karen Jones
      May 16, 2012 / 6:02 pm

      I do lovely and hopefully one day you will come visit xx

  4. Domestic Goddesque
    May 16, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    You shattered my illusions when you said I looked fab in my tiara!! Looking forward to seeing the sofa!

    • Karen Jones
      May 16, 2012 / 6:03 pm

      oops sorry sweetie, but you did look pretty blingtastic : ) xx

  5. notSupermum
    May 16, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    Can't wait to see what you do, I'm currently trying to organise my new study but have to sort out storage first. I might copy whatever it is you do!

    • Karen Jones
      May 16, 2012 / 7:32 pm

      no pressure then ; ) xxx

  6. Claire Toplis
    May 16, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    I feel so much better now .. Its stills looks amazing .. its look so pretty !I am inspired to have a go x

    • Karen Jones
      May 16, 2012 / 7:33 pm

      oh thank you. You must and use the homebase app too its so useful xx

    May 16, 2012 / 10:17 pm

    Hello! *waves* I have recently stumbled upon your blog and am just loving it – it's like home/style porn (not meant in an offensive way, just to clarify!) – can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge. Good luck! xx

    • Karen Jones
      May 17, 2012 / 6:39 am

      *waves back* HA! Thanks for visiting and for your comment ; )

  8. Jill
    May 18, 2012 / 4:42 am

    Hi KarenLooking forward to the after shots, keeping a house tidy with 3 boys I know can be very challenging!!hope to see you soon.JillRosiebud Designs

  9. Karen Jones
    May 30, 2012 / 7:06 am

    Thank you Jill, can't it just ! xx

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