Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'll let you in my dreams if I can be in yours ....

I have been inspired by Bethany at Rinse. Repeat. to write a post on Valentine's Day. I will admit that I am a bit of a sucker for holidays. I love to be pampered and showered with gifts but what girl doesn't ?! When New Year rolls around and we have taken down the beautiful tree I feel a little heart broken and sad that Christmas has flown by so quickly. I need to feel restored and happy with something else to look forward to and that first thing that pops to mind is Valentine's Day ! Like Bethany I buy into the holidays too buying beautiful gifts for my loved one, I love to make wonderful decorations, prepare the most exquisite food for a romantic dinner and ensure that I have the cutest of outfits to please my fiance.

For the gift giving cause boy do I like to shop ! I thought I'd make Eddy's (my handsome fiance) life easier by providing this valentine's wish list ... for you sweetness lol ...

1. Better Together by Essie.
2. Simona Lace Push Up Bra by Intimissimi.
3. Bi Colour Stem Tiny Umbrella by Orla Kiely.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Saturday Browse Around

Hello and happy weekend ! I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend so far ? Today has been a pleasurable day. I spent the morning visiting various vintage shops in Angel not knowing really what I would find but intent in finding a 1920s dress for a wedding I am attending in April. However, I found that I was outa look. I mean really £390 for a dress ?! Crazy ... OK I know it's vintage and all and I respect that but I would have to be insane to want to spend that much money on a dress that I am going to wear like once !

Disappointed yes I am and I won't deny that. Cause lets just face it I really do like to look my best and I am a bit of a sucker for dressing up, but no way am I forking out that kind of money. No no no.

On a much happier not what I did discover today was a cute little quirky shop called Smug run by Interior and Graphic designer Lizzie Evans. You can find a mixture of contemporary and vintage items for sale there, which for me is a match made in heaven. She has a website which when you get the chance go and take a smooch around Most of everything in this shop are things that I have been pinning and fantasying about having on Pinterest. I LOVE that place. In fact I would have brought tons of stuff if it hadn't been for a wee thing like me having to save for my own wedding next year ! So I couldn't really just shop by whim, but then I couldn't really leave empty handed; so I thought long and hard and eventually decided on purchasing this adorable little Barn Owl Print for only £10 ! Isn't it just cute ?! Also a couple of other adorable prints that they have on offer. Enjoy !

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Kitchen Now !

Well today has been one heck of a day. I think I am coming down with something AGAIN sniffle sniffle I had it in mind that I would be in bed by 9pm to help with the 6am start but hey look it's 5 minutes before 9 and I am itching to give you a wee little up date on the kitchen as is now, so it looks like the early night has been thrown out the window yet again oops !

The kitchen was settled over a year ago, it took a lot of hard work; nothing seems as easy as we once thought it would be ! This flat is so freakin uneven ! Everything is out, but it seems that my fiance and his 'i'll just cheat a little here hunny it'll be OK ' seems to actually work (sometimes). I am still a little shaken when he makes comments such as this cause in actual fact his cheating doesn't always go according to plan ! Remember the wonky shelf in the bedroom sweetness or the upside down door that you hadn't noticed you had put the wrong way round ?!

I can sit here and laugh at it now, but boy have we had our fair share of domestics over the renovations. I mean can you just imagine when he says 'Babe they won't even notice' (oh no) 'no of course not sweetie no one will see that the door is the wrong way up and that shelf is all off, you'd have to be bloody drunk to think it's normal!'. But hey ho after me throwing a tantrum like a deranged toddler (and believe me it seems like i HAVE to behave this way) I finally have the faults / mistakes corrected. Instantly, I am restored and I am now once again in love, not only with my partner (who actually wants to have me locked up in a psycho ward for my crazed behaviour now), but also with my wonderful brand spanking new kitchen. So many dinner dates oh yes there will be plenty !

Anyway, enough of my wit ! Here are a few photographs of the kitchen in the making. Enjoy !

Monday, January 23, 2012

One Step Forward

One Step forward

It has been a long time now that I have fantasied about having a blog that would include all things that I am passionate about. I spend far too much time scouring blogs and pinterest looking for 'pretty things' that make me smile. Had a hard day ? Nothing but a good cup of tea and a small dose of that 'something pretty' couldn't solve. Pretty things make me happy, I will be honest about that. I would fill my entire flat with those 'pretty things' if it weren't for my fiancé ranting on at me about 'this place is looking far too girly for my liking sweetie and what on earth are those little bits of pink tape doing on the wall ?' Oops.

So you see I need people that can relate to my 'so-called' bizarre obsessions with rainbow coloured sticky tape and the random placing of 'strange paper things' found hanging around my flat. There will be many articles and posts not all original as is the case with many blogs but credit will go to those that are the key founders of the many cool things that I find. Sure there will be lots of tea and cake, (I am a English after all) even recipes to try, photographs of our newly refurbished 'girly' home, and a lot of random babbling cause boy do I like to ramble !

For now I will leave you with a few photographs of our home before we started the works !