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A Residence Blog

Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

#MyHomeRocks Warmth Play Love

THR secret garden

Through The Keyhole was a real hit, I think we all love looking though a real home for inspiration, and sometimes reassurance. I wanted to give it a twist this year. Although the anonymous element was fun, it was also frustrating for the homeowners who all wanted to join in the conversations about their home on social media. So #MyHomeRocks is a now the place to celebrate and be inspired by real homes, lots of snooping guaranteed.

So I’m really excited to introduce the first #myhomerocks, enjoy having a look round this home, it’s full of warmth and love, and a few secrets, let me hand you over…


Warmth Play Love

My home is full of warmth, and play, and love, and creativity. I have a secret longing for stylish minimalism but ’tis not to be…. as life just seems to burst out and make a riot of colour and piles of stuff in our home!

My lounge is colourful and cosy, full of our beloved books, and a place to have fun play and hang out together. I sometimes think I long for taupe and serenity but red sofas always sneak back in. Have had many over the years, I like a splash of colour!

cosy red lounge

The kids’ playroom is stuffed with games and crafty bits and bobs and is a room full of fun just waiting to be had, it rarely stays tidy for more than 30 seconds, but that’s okay, I like my kids to play! I fight a constant battle with storage and I never win!

TRH playroom

I love my bedroom it is cool, calm and restful which is exactly what I need it to be. I have two colourful lively kids and a rather chaotic creative life and I need utter peace to sleep and rest my mind.

THR bed

My favourite part of house is this tiny secret garden that cannot be seen until you make your way to the end of the garden and peek round a little corner. My husband made it last summer as little oasis amidst the chaos. A perfect place to write and to relax away from everyone.

THR secret garden

Think I live a nice ordered life? Not at all, check out my desk!! It’s a wonder I get to the computer to do any blogging at all and I have a lot to do (6 blogs at the last count!)

Messy desk


Picked up any clues as to this blogger’s identity? She left a little clue in that last photograph! Do go follow her on Instagram!

Becky Goddard-Hill is an expert on all things thrifty and home. She runs four very successful blogs including Thrifty Home and A Beautiful Space.  She is the author of How to Afford Time Off with Your Baby and lives in Nottingham with her husband and two children. You can also see her desk when she’s tidied it, in my real home office inspiration post.

I have been lucky enough to visit this home and it truly is a place of warmth, love and creativity, the first thing I noticed was the big red sofa and the beautiful notebooks scattered around. The secret garden is as magical as it looks.

Here are a few items inspired by Becky’s home over at WayfairUK:

Warmth Play Love #MyHomeRocks

Eames Rocking ChairBistro Dining SetBird CushionRed SofaRed Storage CubeCowboy Print Storage cube. Objects not shown to scale, please check measurements if ordering.

What inspired YOU about today’s home? Please share in the comments or join the conversations #myhomerocks @pennyalexander_ @babybudgeting

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