Meet Karen & Joe

Likes: funny hats, m&ms, colourful tights, Southern Comfort, furry animals, travelling, space, dinosaurs, gadgets, Joe.
Dislikes: Ironing, the countryside, people who post their dinner on Instagram.
If Karen had her own way decorating the house….all the furniture would probably be black.

Likes: Sharks, ice hockey, golf, beer, metal music, computers, old school video games, moustaches, Karen.
Dislikes: Being skint, queues, computer viruses.
If Joe had his own way decorating the house….every room would be a Star Wars room.

We love our hometown of Manchester and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. We have a leopard gecko called Fluffy, quite often steal the neighbour’s cat, Pebbles (you’ll read about her a lot on here) and are the proud owner of 2 hilarious ferrets. We like watching TV series all the way through and love nothing more than  chilling with a Chinese take-away when we’re not decorating. Joe proposed to Karen on 28th April 2012. You can read about it here. We are expecting our first baby in 2o14 which you can read about here

This is us through the years so far…

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Joe and Karen wedding

  • this post reminds me that i have next to no pictures of me with my husband!

    • Aw what a shame. There’s no time like the present 🙂

  • Thanks for the like! Any tips for a new homeowner?


    • No problem!
      Well, it’s all pretty new to me as well to be honest.
      I guess the only bit of advice I would have is to have a goal in mind to keep you motivated, and never be afraid to ask for advice from others 🙂

  • Andy Dracup

    Love the 2012 picture!

  • Adam/Jimmy :)

    its 2013 now!!! you needs a news photoz!

    • Karen

      Thanks Jimmy! I’ve updated it now 😉 x

  • Laura

    Oh my goodness, you two are the cutest!! 🙂

    • Karen

      Oh thank you! *blush* x

  • Kate

    Aww you got engaged the day we got married! 🙂 Just stumbled across you – very much enjoying the blog!

    • Karen

      Aw thanks so much Kate! & wooohoo great date to get married 😉 x

  • Karen wrote my Likes and Dislikes, although Computer virus’s are sometimes difficult, I wouldnt put it up there in the top 3 things I disliked most! haha

    • KarenAnita

      Well maybe I should rephrase to “3 of the things you vocalise your distaste to most often” hehe Rewrites are welcome Joey. I bet lots of people would love to hear your point of view on the renovating too 🙂 xxx

  • Rory

    Great blog. i subscribed. Great photos, one piece of practical DIY advice needed. Where are the DIY clubs in UK to get practical help or is it try and then call for help if you make a mistake :))) Many thanks

  • Love this series of pics – so lovely to see and how fab do you look on your wedding day 🙂

    • Aw thanks lovely. I could really do with updating my picture haha But I don’t often get my hair & makeup done professionally so it stays 😉 x