Exciting News! I have been nominated for a blog award in the upcoming Amara Interior blog awards, my category is Best Newcomer, I am so happy to be included among the most talented bloggers in the industry. The blog awards last year received over 35,000 votes and only 16 winners were announced over several categories, for me to be even considered is a huge deal, so if you lovely lot can spare a moment to place a vote for me it would truly make my day, just click on the link below and it will take you to my voting page
I do love a good shelfie! The above picture is of the open shelves I have in my kitchen, Id like to say that each piece was meticulously chosen to create this look….but i’m not that organised, in truth the first thing I decided was ,which colours would I like to see in my kitchen? that was easy…i’m a pastel kinda girl so pinks, blues and pale green was top of the list with pops of red and of course polkadots, I cant lie polkadots make me happy!
I wanted my kitchen to make me smile, I wanted it to be a cheery place where I could cook and bake with the kids and dance away to the radio. I have figured out while renovating our house that I actually need colour around me, I have noticed that when I’m in dark surroundings I feel very uncomfortable, but put me in a light bright environment and my mood completely changes, my favourite colour is Pink ( I know…big shock, right?) I read up a little on this and I came across something called Colour Psychology and did you know that studies have shown that Pink calms and reassures our emotional energies and alleviates anger and anxiety…..true story! If there was ever a reason to go Pink then that should be it!
Sometimes the little details make all the difference when you start designing a room, when my bathroom was finished I struggled to find any Towels I liked, I wanted something different from the norm and something that reflected my style, these gorgeous Star Towels are made exclusively for The Fine Cotton Company, they are unique, fun and very good quality and as you can see my favourite colours!
I think perhaps Imperial Candles create the most fabulous candle I’ve ever come across, not only does it look amazing and smell amazing but it hides a secret too. Each candle has a jewel inside either a ring, earings or necklace with a value from £10 upto £2000. Now how often do you see that! Each candle is lovingly hand poured with Soy wax into a luxury glass container with lid. I went with the Cotton Candy Candle it has a sweet and fresh scent and I love it, my hubby came in from work and could smell it instantly. This candle is the perfect gift and ive already had my orders off a couple of friends that they would like one for Christmas!
So I suppose you’d like to know what jewel I got? I opted for a ring(you have the option to choose a Ring, earings or Necklace from a drop down menu before checkout) Here it is.
Ah the summer holidays when every parent has to master the ability to keep their children entertained from the minute they open their eyes till the moment they go to sleep, failing to do so will most certainly result in the 2 words which every parent dreads to hear ‘I’m Bored’ and they will continue to repeat it until you… the parent, does something about it. At these times of despair, I turn to the craft box and desperately try to think of a fun project to keep my little angels amused. Above was today’s project, my daughter calls it the Pom Pom Light shade Garland.
This happened this month, my little garden was featured in Modern Gardens magazine, it put a huge smile on a very tired mummy’s face. I love this Magazine (not only because I was featured in it) but because its great for all, whether your a professional or novice gardener its packed with achievable ways to make your outdoor space beautiful. I especially loved the Laid- back Garden Glamping feature, as you know I’m a little Glamping obsessed of late and I got some great fun ideas out of it, i’m definately trying the floral washing line.
When it comes to camping I believe there is 2 types of people, My husband is definately a camper hes the type of person who would happily throw a sleeping bag a tiny pop up tent, tin opener and a gas can stove into a rucksack and be perfectly happy. I am the complete opposite I like sheets not sleeping bags, I like big tents with plenty of room, I like proper beds with a mattress, I like my tent to feel homely and cosy, so I guess im a glamper ..my hubby laughed and said ‘were supposed to be roughing it’ and hes right, my version of roughing it is very different to his, but that doesn’t make it wrong..what ever floats your boat as they say!
For little girls get bigger everyday…yes I was singing as I wrote that. My daughter right now is still little, still believes in fairytales, still all about Mummy and Daddy and is still allowing her Mummy, that would be me, to decorate her little bedroom with pastels, flowers,fairy lights and drapes. I fear one day she may grow out of her love for pretty and fairytales, I never did…but you never know! So while I still have this tooth fairy believing, Santa Claus loving ,daydreaming little girl i’m going to make the most of it.