Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tinted Jars

001002003007I’ve been pretty glued (ha…) to my laptop or tv lately so when I saw this diy on Pinterest I decided I needed a little craft break. It was nice to sign off for a little bit and listen to the soothing sounds of…my husband whistling while he worked.

I didn’t have any Mod Podge around so I just mixed glue & water. Again, I used the many Gu jars we have around because the desserts are so tasty. I’ll probably use these for bobby pins, candles and little stuff.

They turned out pretty cute!

A Very Happy Aunt

babysbreathMore babies! My sister-in-law Lucy is pregnant with her second baby! Hooray!!! So happy for her and the family. Isak is going to make a great big brother. Congratulations you guys!

P.s. Yes, I am already planning the shower.

photo via fieldguided

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Charity shop finds

5881268174_9c25357525_b5881249154_b83e51605a_b5881274496_4ce5e5f200_b5881249142_f8f1f7c9ae_bWhen I stepped outside today it smelled like I was in a flower shop! Yeah, It was a little cloudy but all the flowers are out and birds are chirping. It has been pretty hot over here and by hot I mean 70’s which is rare for us here. It’s shorts weather and I never thought I’d say that. 016I had a good trip to the charity shops today. It has been a while since I’ve been in one so it’s nice to walk out with some good pieces. Hello - that blue skirt! The photos are grainy because it’s a little cloudy here so they had to be brightened, but how lucky am I for getting it for £1?! In fact, I bought all of these guys for £1. It was a good day indeed. I know the red tube top (hate even saying “tube top”) brings out the inner hoochie mama (at least it does to me and yes I have one in black, what?!) but after finding the skirt I thought about all the color blocking that is going on out there, I thought I’d join in. Will I wear it? I hope so!

And Mom, this one is for you since you have the coolest birdcages ever. Ryan says we already have a birdcage and even though he is right…this one is so cool. I didn’t get it but I might go back tomorrow if it isn’t too late.
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Someone has a case of the Fridays

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So full of Chinese food right now which means it has been a good Friday. I made strawberry fruit leather earlier today (such an old lady, right?) and it turned out really well! Try it if you have 8 HOURS to spare.

We finally got rid of our other sofa the earlier this week too. It looked like a theatre in here for awhile because we bought a new sofa from Ikea a few weeks ago. I love it! Time to start the cushion hunt.

There are some new projects happening over here that I’m really excited about! Hopefully I’ll be able to share them more towards the end of the month. For now I’ll share with you some of my favorite things lately –enjoy and have a good weekend!

x Quick way to tone legs – I love these little exercises
x My favorite Etsy store atm.
x Someone tweeted this DIY ombre dying tutorial but I totally forget who (sorry!). Must try soon.
x My bathtub is one of my favorite places, it’s true. So when I saw this I knew I had to have it…or Ryan needs to make me one.
x Totally loving this necklace. I need to decorate my neck more.

 

photo via Georgia Pellegrini

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dessert Tradition

oneyearMy man and me on our one year anniversary date eating crème brulee just like we did that night a year ago. <3

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wonderful Wedding

008009011264213_10150646615260543_885545542_19109263_8114910_nWe went to our friends wedding on Friday at the Kingscote barn and it was too pretty! Congratulations Duncan & Georgi! So cute that there were tons of little lamb surrounding the barn too. I was running on zero hours of sleep but had a really great time. I may have been a little more mental than usual. Anyway it was so good to see all of our friends and we were lucky to be sat with them at the Mad Hatter’s table which was a perfect name for us. Made me want to marry that handsome man again.

Fathers Day

fathersdayprintAbove is the print we bought for Dad from LilyGene on Etsy. We’re all in different countries now but we’ll all be together for Christmas this year! Hope all the Dad’s had a nice Fathers Day!! Love you, Dad!<3

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A romantic dinner with myself

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Second paper gift

009010Ryan will always be an emo boy at heart. This was such a clever card – had to get it for him.

We celebrated our ONE YEAR anniversary on Saturday!! I woke up to lots of roses, breakfast and cards. We went out and spent the day together doing fun things then had dinner at our favourite restaurant.

There’s still one more present on its way. Shame it didn’t arrive on Saturday but I’ll show you when or IF it arrives. Hope you had a good weekend!

Friday, June 10, 2011

First little gift

swansTomorrow is our one year anniversary! Just wanted to share a photo of this little swan automata I gave to Ryan a few days early (I’m so bad at surprises but there is something else on its way that he doesn’t know about). First year anniversary gifts are traditionally supposed to be paper so the paper swans are perfect. Ryan keeps it by his desk and sometimes I’ll look over and see him turning the crank to see the waves rolling. There is a little video here by the maker.

 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daydreaming about: Mermaids

il_570xN.236630692Conch Shell Barrette Clips from dreamsbythesea on Etsy

I grew up watching The Little Mermaid…religiously. I had Little Mermaid parties, dolls, books, clothing (see the goofy photo of me in my “About Me” section), everything. A few days on the way to Ikea, we took a trip to Lush to get a mask my Sister-in-law raves about, Mask of Magnaminty, but instead walked out with the Aqua Marina cleanser. The label says it is “inspired by Mermaids” and has flecks of seaweed in it. You’ll taste salt if you happen to open your mouth or lick your lips after washing your face. Let me know if you’ve tried it. My face was getting pretty oily and this has def sucked the oil right up.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Got Gingham?

freunde-von-freunden-elvira-bach-7122freunde-von-freunden-elvira-bach-7193Elvira Bach’s kitchen via Freunde von Freunden

…you should see her living room.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Good Day

008010016Saturday was a good day. Aside from the strange dark clouds it has been really really warm. I painted my nails an old color I had called Kauai then saw that this color came out! Sort of similar.

Later, we went to Ikea to check out a certain something and I was so excited when we actually bought and walked out with that certain something!! I’ll put a photo up soon.

I cooked chorizo and scallops in the evening (which was delicious, if I do say so myself) with veggies and brown rice. We switched to brown rice a few weeks ago and I feel like every mouthful is a bit of magical healthiness and it probably isn’t but it is better. Right? Then we watched Hall Pass which was pretty funny but mostly just watched it for Stephen Merchant because he’s hilarious.

Hope your weekend is going ok!xx

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bag Romance

il_570xN.177116823il_570xN.241885534Beautiful bags made from vintage fabric from Thailand and India.

I mean…wow.

via Dazzling Lanna on Etsy.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hey June

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Happy June 1st! My second favorite month! I’ll miss you, May! I will prove it by making a list because I love lists.

Things I’ll miss about May:
x My long hair
x Our visit to France
x Saying “omg can you believe it’s already May?”

Our landlord got back to us and it was a no on keeping a dog here. So we’re pretty bummed out and of course I want to move asap but it doesn’t just happen like that. We really want one but it’s just not the time for us OR WHATEVERRRRR. I’m grumpy, can you tell? Thank goodness it’s a pretty day out. I want to put my new bistro table to use outside.