Im in love with this purple polka dot wallpaper that i came across tonight on scandinavian chic. Its got a bright and funky feel to it and i can imagine it in my sons bedroom. Im even tempted to get a paintbrush out or even a sharpie marker lol and do it myself. I found an idea on pinterest for his room that i thought would look pretty cool too. "A hole to another universe" I love this mural and its quite different, lets hope the kids dont actually try to jump into the thing lol. My son is only one so i want the room to be quite funky, something that can grow with him. I think the polka dots and the mural are a cute combination.
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Happy valentines day everyone! Due to being a sick house the last few days we had to improvise when my daughter said she wanted to give 2 of her friends something special for valentines day. I've been collecting empty jars in particular Nutella jars not only because I have an addiction to Hot crepes and the delicious chocolaty goo but because the jars are cute and have big white lids perfect for decorating. So first we filled the jars with sweets (we had quality streets but you could anything love hearts would have been a cute idea), we then covered the lids with washi tape (this tape is amazing, love the stuff) then we printed off some free valentines labels from here and tied them on with some bakers twine. My daughter finished off by drawing some hearts on the jars and putting her friends names on the labels, this is such a cute and simple idea and doesn't need to be just for valentines day. Perfect for making personal little gifts for weddings, birthdays, baby showers. We are planning on saving enough jars so we can decorate them and give them out at my daughters birthday party in the summer rather than the standard party's bags. You can fill them with anything from sweets, bubbles, costume jewellery, even a little recipe and some key ingredients, small toys, the possibilities are endless. I suppose whatever your theme is you could think of cute things to fill it with. There are also free printables all over the net If you don't want to make your own, I think this is such a lovely idea and can be used for so many occasions. Hope you all have a great day x
joined iheartnaptimes sundae scoop link party:) so maybe fab ideas over there my idea is only 429 lol x
Sunday, 10 February 2013
|Going go gold|
Today I joined the bar cart revolution! and I'm a little excited lol. To some of you this may be a very exciting revelation but I'm sure for others you might still think these wheeled beauties belong all the way back in the 60's. I know I'm a bit behind on this one but I was holding out till I found the right one.
|simply swoon worthy|
I have been on the hunt for a bargain bar cart or "trolley" for so long now and today I stumbled across one that excited me very much. I’ve had an idea in my head of what it would look like and I have to say that the one I got my hands on today for the bargain price of £5 is actually the opposite of what I wanted lol. I really liked the idea of a metal trolley, either aluminium or a light copper. I planned on spraying it turquoise and filling it with all my favourite drinks and cocktail making supplies. I absolutely love my sailor jerry, disaronno, chambord, hendricks gin (ok please don’t be alarmed I do love all these fabulous drinks but definitely in moderation, well ok unless I’m having a cocktail party ha)
Please excuse my little guy in the picture, as soon as he saw it he shot straight in shouting "go..go..gooo...." yes my older son told him it was a go kart and he was getting wheeled about the living room in it lol. Buying this today has even inspired me to blog again. My blogging addiction is slowly creeping back and thanks to my friend Minnie over at mamawithoutborders I now have a name for my type of blogging. It would appear I’m a sporadic blogger and she even suggests I may start a trend. Well I’m not sure about the trend setting but I’m defiantly loving the title. I hope I might even inspire Minnie to embark on the sporadic blogging trend too because I do miss her posts.
I’ve got so many ideas running through my head about what it’s going to look like, all I really know at the moment is it will not be staying "as is" sorry to all the wood lovers out there, where I absolutely appreciate the beauty of wood, the colour is not for me. Ideas so far would be a really rich turquoise peacock blue, or gold. I’m open to any suggestions. Can’t wait to start it, only problem is once it’s done and stocked I am going to have to hide it from my little guy because he is one crazy boy and I know he would have a field day firing cocktail glasses and bottles about the house. Will keep you all posted on the progress.
|watch me go mummy!|
Friday, 8 February 2013
Every child is an artist-Pablo Picasso once said! Since nursery school I have saved my kids school work especially their story books (these always make me and my husband laugh, kids have amazing imaginations) and their art work. I have kept everything sentimental from their ankle bracelets, clippings from every newspaper they were in, their first shoes, even their tiny baby teeth (shh the youngest one doesn't know about these yet) are you seeing a pattern here lol. Well i finally sat down the other night and sorted a lot of their keepsakes out into individual memory boxes for them that I will continue to add to until they are old enough to appreciate them ha! I have been wanting to create an art wall for ages so decided to take some of my favourite pictures and put them together to create one in my utility room. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, think it brightens up the room and the best part is it cost absolutely nothing! I think next time I take a trip to ikea I might buy a few white frames to break the wall up a bit more but for now Im happy with it. Think Picasso may have been right, this is currently my favourite wall in the house and it was created by tiny little hands with huge imaginations.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
After two years i have finally got round to painting my sideboard that i picked up from a local thrift store for the bargain price of £10! I bought the Annie Sloan chalk paint after seeing some diy furniture in a local shop and after the lady explaining that it could be applied directly to furniture, no sanding, priming required i thought i had to give it a try. I'm really busy pretty much all the time so to be honest the only thing i did to this piece before slapping on the paint (4 coats i gave it) was wipe away dust lol. I'm sure if i had taken the time to sand it down i could have got a pretty amazing finish but i was in a hurry and wanted it done so on Sunday i gave it a bash. The paint dries really quickly so you don't have to wait that long before coats, you can make it as thick, thin as you like, you literally just add water, I'm really not kidding when i say you cant go wrong with this stuff. Don't worry about streaks to much as when it dries they disappear, obviously try and keep it as clean as possible and minimise lumps slodges etc. So I let it dry overnight then used the Annie Sloan clear soft wax all over and when it was still wet gave the entire dresser a little distressing. I only wanted a little but its pretty easy to rub off so use a fine sandpaper, mostly on the edges, any areas that stick out a little. I then removed the handles and sprayed them with metallic silver spray paint. The paint and spray paint was less than £25 so in total this project cost £35. Not bad for a days works. I bought a small tub of turquoise to try and will be attacking some other poor piece of furniture with it soon. If you love recycling old furniture but don't have the time to sand, prep etc then annie sloan chalk paint really is for you!
Sunday, 6 January 2013
So modern technology just seems to be getting better and better and I've finally caved and purchased an all shiny all sparkly iPhone 5, I'm serious when I say that at some point I may in fact have to start attending ip5 anonymous because I'm utterly addicted, it's got everything a girl needs in her busy life, instant access to emails, calender, reminders, music, eBay, Pinterest (my current addiction, who knew modern day scrap booking could be so much fun. Facebook, Instagram, an amazing camera, paypal, banking, apps for recipes, apps for cocktails, there's even an app to feed your furby! and of course there is blogger, all these wonderful things plus it's fast. So i thought maybe because of this little wonder there may in fact be time to blog this year.....even a little, I know my blog is still getting lots of traffic everyday but i kinda miss some of my blogger pals so if u notice this post then give me a shout maybe al get back on the blogging bug again. I saw this picture on Pinterest the other day and I just love it, mainly because the statement pretty much speaks for itself but also because it looks fab. Love yellow & black together. Really must sleep now lol, hopefully I will get a chance to blog again soon
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Hey guys, not sure if anyone is actually still stopping by my blog since i haven't been here for ages but i thought i really should take some time and explain why. As ive always told you i only started my blog to keep all my finds ideas and inspirations in one place because i was always finding cool stuff then forgetting where i saw it lol. Anyways when i got my first comment and follower on my blog i remember thinking what the hell, how did they find my blog i haven't shared it with anyone, and so the journey of my blogging began, i became obsessed (as my personality dictates new obsessions frequently) with other blogs, my fellow bloggers, with projects and so this continued into my own home. Soon i was getting more followers and more people wanting to see pics of my own home, commenting on my posts, asking for my opinion and sharing my blog with others, it was all very exciting and i loved it! 3 years on and i still havent shared my blog with any of my family and friends, it was just for me, i didnt feel i needed their approval or more so their criticism (not that i think they would criticise me at all but would they understand why i was posting pics of my home, sharing my thoughts about things with complete strangers) well any way i absolutely loved chatting to my blogger friends (you will know who you are:) and collecting ideas and inspirations along the way but after falling pregnant again and so much other stuff going on, having a job, 3 kids, a house and family/friends i just found it harder to find the time to blog! ahhhh so one day i just stopped. I recently joined pinterest which i love, i get to share pics of things i love (the main reason i started my blog in the first place) its fast its easy and most of all i get to share all the things i love in life not just my love for interiors. So ive finally decided that this will be my last post for now on my blog, it will still be here for people to look through and hopefully pick up some fabulous inspiration along the way because i have certainly enjoyed collecting it all. I would really like to say the biggest THANK YOU to all you guys that have followed my obsessions over the past 3 years and supported my blog:) If you would like to follow my current obsessions in picture form (no need for words) then please follow me on pinterest,
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Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Forgot how much i love black & spiro until i saw these photos! Love the mix of colour, patterns and print in the first pic and i love all the cushions in the second pic and I stuck the 3rd pic in just because i love the whole mad mix of furniture, colours prints patterns, ornaments.......and the list just goes on