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ABOUT ME




Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. Welcome to At home with The Bayfords. My name is Joanna and you may know me because of my main blog Joanna Victoria where I share Parenting and Lifestyle posts. 
I'm a thirty something year old wife and mum who loves reading, Netflix, art and spending time with my family. I am  homebody who loves home decor and getting inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram for our home. 

I started blogging on my main family and Lifestyle blog Joanna Victoria back in 2012. The blog started out as a lifestyle blog but once I was pregnant with Blake it evolved to include parenting posts as well


So what is the point of this blog?

Where as Joanna Victoria is a family and Lifestyle blog  At Home With The Bayfords is a blog focusing on home related content where I can share tips on home living, home hacks, interior inspiration plus more home and garden related posts. We live in a 3 bed house we own in Lincolnshire after relocating here from Bedfordshire back in February 2019. 



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