Sunday, 28 November 2010

i heart this lady...

not just sjp but sjp as carrie ... j'adore carrie bradshaw
i love her realness and how you see all her flaws as well as her strengths not to mention maybe the most amazing wardrobe - ever!
below, a handful of my favourite outfits including that wedding dress!
(all my favourites so wouldn't fit but here's a couple)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

thought for the day..

It's cold!!!
i think i coined the term "it's brass monkey's outside" at several points during the course of today (this, may i say is a truly accurate indication of weather conditions if ever there was one. one may also count number of times they have heard the phrase 'coined' as another clear measure if they themselves have not yet braved conditions to 'coin' from experience)
so today was officially freezing, i had to defrost my car at 6:45am before work and I had to scrape the windows again when i left work! not cool!!! (no pun intended)
now im all for a time...wrapping up warm in toasty blankets..drinking hot chocolate while the fire roars - what i am not for and absolutely do not like what so ever is being cold!
i would so much rather be too hot than too cold, some may disagree some may even call me mad (i can hear cries of 'oooh you can always add more layers if your too cold') but i fear if there is ever another ice age (period not movie) during my life time - well it actually doesn't bare thinking about.
so with being cold a definite temptation to leave your jacket on a wee while longer when you get inside, or put your jacket on several mins too early before you are about to head out into siberia or hat/scarf/mittens (indeed any form of Winter PPE)i might add - then take heed of my nana's firm belief:
"take your(insert PPE of choice)off love or you'll never feel the benefit when you go outside"
all keep warm tips received gratefully..
that is all xx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

pretty paper..

i used to love love love making paper dolly chains when i was little so how super sweet would it be to have them as your bridesmaid invite...and the little peg is the so cute! oh sigh! how will i ever cope when i get married!!!!
just imagine receiving this through the post asking you to be bridesmaid...not only would you wee a little because weddings are so much fun (& someone you loved would be getting hitched - always lovely!) but you'd also get to see who was on team bridesmaid with you! swoon Y
ps. the pic is linked to the wonderful oncewed site so you can see more pretties if this leaves you needing to view more!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

oh happy sunday...

oh you know its going to be a good day when you find this most prettiest pretty whilst browsing etsy & drinking a cup of tea - when i kindly asked etsy to convert the $$ to ££ for me i was even happier.....for only £46.76 + pp miss.pretty.fisheye could be mine! i got paid yesterday and im extra more tempted than i am when i stand infront of the krspy kreme stand in selfridges thinking can i really justify £75,000 on a frosted ring of dough?!

well the little voice in my head is telling me that i can justify this sweet's the equivilant of....what? 4 boxes of krysy kremes? with the added bonus of having something to show for my purchase for a very long while!!

oh wait hang on this is not the best bit...said pretty has been made to look so sweet by the very talented robert ryan of misterrob i love his work! you can see his etsy here and his blog here! extra temptation to buy!

the only way to sort out this to buy or not to buy mess is to put the kettle back on and uumm and arrr over a spot of tea...i'll keep you posted (no pun intended!)

Lomo loves xx

Saturday, 30 October 2010

the sweetest of invites.. need to (as in absolutely must) set yourself an hour aside and visit this girls corner of the web! it's so pretty and then just when i thought it couldn't get prettier she posted her wedding invites!

are they not the sweetest postcard style invites you ever did see...loves! you can see the whole invite post here..and enjoy this sweet little blog here!Y

have fun & happy saturday xx

Thursday, 28 October 2010

hot chocolate..

tonight i am mostly wanting hot chocolate with marshallows - mm mm sweet chocolate dreams xx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

If found please return to..

so then do you ever have days where you just feel like your getting nowhere? like going to work is getting in the way of you doing what you actually want to be doing, like you have so much you want to achieve and don't know where to start, like you get home from work and instead of picking up a paint brush you fall asleep on the sofa because you've been up since the crack of dawn, like your 'to-do' list is now bigger than you (5'5'' so im kinda medium but in terms of a list that's a pretty grande list no?) like you've had a gocco printer under your bed for near enough 12months STILL yet to be played with (oh don't the voices in my head are punishment enough!) well WELCOME to my world!!
it sounds uber pathetic when you type it out - i need a giant kick up the rear!
so i feel as though i have lost my....what is it? mojo? my artistic mojo?! i think that's a safe classification for said absent personality trait! if you come across it please return it to me i will be most grateful, and will invite you in for tea and biscuits by way of thank you!
in the mean time as it seems no amount of searching can locate my personal 'scarlet pimpernel' of creativity i am going to set about creating a new one..
new season - new mojo? maybe?
wish me luck xx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

oh autumn season of change, its like mother nature having a clear out. i could do with a clear out and a change and change of scenery. a life clear out! who knows what this season of change may bring! xx

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

a collection of things...

before we start, i just heard a lady on tv say that she 'hummed & harred' about whether to do i don't about you but if i do have to mull things over and am of an indecisive mind then i tend to 'um & arr' do you not? also in the same programme a man has just described a 'light hole' in a roof with a noise not to dissimilar to that of a dog!

now then i saw the below here...and here is a friend of here i believe.

when i saw it, it read to 'Bold the ones you have done and then post it on your blog' voila...

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity (repeatedly!)

7. Been to Disneyland or Disney world ( i love a bit of walt!)*

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis (i'm not entirely sure of what this is - big stick insect?)

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped (thankfully not & i have no desire to)

12. Visited Paris (i need to go again)

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (i am in the process of teaching myself crochet - oui)

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning (i think so?(like that's an achievement!?-can you do brackets inside brackets?))

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight (no regrettably)

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon (No, i cycled manchester to blackpool though - i'm most certainly absolutely not one who runs!)

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (one of my biggest to do's)

29. Seen a total eclipse (only if we're talking jaffas)

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community (? why?)

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing (good grief we used to go to this rock climbing place during PE in high school - detest is not a even close to being a strong enough adjective. does that count? i'm going to bold it anyway)

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Olde Faithful Geyser Erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa (gambia)

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance (thankfully not, although i am surprised no. 39 didn't lead to this)

47. Had your portrait painted (my aunt does oil paintings)

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (been to level 1)

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre

55. Been in a movie or on a TV show

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business (again on the to do list)

58. Had an encounter with a wild animal (define encounter!?)

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (uk brownies didn't rock this trend did they ha!)

62. Gone whale watching (sea world?)

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma

65. Gone sky diving (jeepers creepers NO! i'd have to be chucked out of an aircraft, i doubt i'd be in the frame of mind to be considering the art of 'diving' that's quite a calculated action surely! i fear my 'dive' would more resemble some kind of uncoordinated air borne 'can can')

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a cheque (oh the shame)

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favourite childhood toy (i have cupboards full)

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades (t'was a tres 'police academy' experience - i loved it)

75. Been fired from a job (yay me!)

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (i was like 6)

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (sat on a stationary harley?)

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a Jury

91. Met someone famous (one of these encounters included telling ryan giggs that he looked like ryan giggs - smooth)

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person (? what is this)

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone (i am thinking a more challenging question would be 'never' owned a cell..ahem mobile phone)

99. Been stung by a bee (technically my fault - i stood on it)

100. Taken a martial arts class

*on re-reading this sounds slightly wrong!

what a pointless exercise - with a sprinkle of kinda fun - try it. and if like moi you like a good list then you also might like the day zero project you set up your own little (big) list and it meaures your % rate of achievements - you list 101 things you would like to do/achieve/make/whatever and you have 1001 days in which to do them - as previously mentioned i love a list and i love 101/1001 (despite my 2% complete score to date - i have 920 days and counting and i WILL tick every box)

I also remembered today that next month is time for toffee apples and with next month only 2 sleeps away then hooray for toffee apples..

and now before i turn into a pumpkin (eep pumpkins are only 2 more sleeps away too! how topical) i bid you good night xx

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

viva glam..

i love the viva glam advertisements for mac - sign me up to the mac regime!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Barbie and Jen...

so today i am very much in love with harpers bazaars latest cover shoot with jennifer aniston, she looks amazing - and i absolutely love the amazing ms. Streisand so this couldn't make for a better combination - i am now off out to make my purchase...

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

i wish the milk was so cute in my supermarche - oui? xx

Friday, 20 August 2010

Yay for the weekend...

Yay it's weekend! and after a whirlwind, non stop, staying late week at work im very much looking forward to recharging my tired li'l batteries...

so the plan for the big chill...

i'll be hopefully baking some more of these bad boys...

Paying these cuties a visit with my favourite people...

and spending as much time as possible kissing and squeezing and having fun with this li'l cheeky chops...

Monday, 16 August 2010

I love Louis...

i Y Louis' fall campaign...oh how very 'mad men' chic of you Mr Vuitton..
c'est fantastique!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

my little list...

and in no particular order...

  • make little plan for new idea (exciting - oui?)
  • post little postcard (this should have been done a while back, but better late than never)
  • buy new shoes (always exciting)
  • use new sketchbook...paint a pretty picture
  • plan my veggie patch for next year
  • haircut
  • swap wigs (oooh cryptic)

no pictures just thought i'd share...

sweet dreams xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Toy Story 3...

Tonight i have been to see Toy Story 3 at the cinema..i ate the biggest tub of popcorn and cried twice!
Loved it xx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

exciting news... apple iphone4 has arrived - i am having much fun finding apps and learning to use it...that is all xx

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

itsy bitsy teeny weeny..

a teeny tiny post to say..i miss my missing reading all the pretty blogs i follow and i can't wait for may 17th when i get my freedom, life, baby moon and sanity back!!!
night night lovelies... xx

Monday, 5 April 2010

Sexy spring...

(image polyvore)
So i have been MIA for a good few weeks, but i have been spinning many plates - i'd just like to say i cannot wait until may 17th when i have my own free time back again - cannot cannot cannot wait!
i hope everyones had a lovely easter full of daffodils, bunnies, sunshine, chocolate and love! I've made a hot li'l sexy spring polyvore to kick april off and pledge to post often this month, i need to get my blog ball rolling (big time).

so then may the daffodil of love fill your april with inspiration and fun....

loves xx

Monday, 22 February 2010

a new discovery...

if you haven't played on polyvore before go play now...
it's my new love xx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010


to make the boys wink...

Y loves x

Saturday, 6 February 2010

lots of love...

because you can't have too much...
sweet dreams x

Friday, 5 February 2010

not long now...

Not long now...i'm going to make something special!
& i'll share it with you soon xx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

im ready for my bed now please...

a very busy day.....i need to rest my peepers now...nite nite


sweet dreams x

Monday, 25 January 2010

peeping through the keyhole...

I Y this amazing talent...

the cutest little books...

designing pretty 'savon' for anthropology...
(please can i buy one to use and one to look at?)
but then how could you not be creative in this amazing workshop...
(i have studio envy!)
with a cabinet full of vintage toys for inspiration...
i happily introduce my inspiration crush nathalie lete...
living and working in paris, this most talented lady paints, illustrates and works in a whole host of mediums. creating everything from the wonderful wares above, to stuffed toys and ceramic sculptures.
Featured in this months ElleDecoration she describes her approach to art as similar to that of a fairy-tale, mixing the enchanted with the terrifying.
go visit her...
(ahem..erm..before you go.. can you just help pick me up off the floor!)

sweet dreams x