Friday, 27 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Click on the button to link to Jennifer's blog to see her post and a full list of participants.
Sorry for the lateness (and shortness) of this post. Been feeling a bit under the weather and have only just managed to pull myself together!
So quickly! Lost 1lb (still feels like a million to go!)
I'm loving Victoria's posts each week and even though she is my friend and I have heard her advice many times, somehow seeing it in black and white makes it seem all the more sensible! Thank you Victoria!
I promise next week's post will be a little more inspiring!
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.......
I need this yummy perfume, not only has it got my name but I have tried it and it smells like it was made for me too!
A girl can never have too many bags, and I have decided I neeeeeed this one by Mulberry, pretty please?
I also need some Louboutins, need you understand Santa! Look at the pretty red soles! (Very Prive pumps please!)
A lifetime supply of Lola's cupcakes (calories removed please!!)
Some new wheels?
A Holiday Here:
Where he will buy me something sparkly in a little, blue box (well diamonds are a girl's best friend!)
Thank you in advance :)
Sunday, 15 November 2009
The village itself was lovely, very picturesque and well worth a little stroll round (we probably would have explored a bit more had the weather been better!)
The fair was really well organised and with 26 stands full of treasures.There was lots to drool over!
I could have bought the entire contents of Chipping Sodbury Town Hall but I restrained myself and bought these little gems of lovelyness!
A gorgeous Union Jack cushion with Cath Kidston fabric trim and a beautiful Union Jack pennant with vintage fabric and trims from the lovely Hen at Henhouse. (I had already spotted what I wanted from her preview post!)
The pretty heart was bought from Sal at Sal's Snippets, I just couldn't resist the lovely colours and pretty flower.
I love this patriotic magnet and these pretty floral magnetic pegs from Lucy Bloom. The vintage fabric dusters are from Shabby Chick, as are the gorgeous vintage baubles in the following picture (perfect for my pink, bedroom tree)
The 'Home Sweet Home' card is from the talented Claire at Elfie and Me I just couldn't leave it behind!
I picked up these cool vintage Christmas bits too! The vintage wrapping paper and Christmas badges were from Acorn and Will . The vintage building block has a 'K' on it so obviously I had to bring it home! I bought it, with the Noddy badges from Michelle at Cowboys and Custard.
I'm afraid I cant remember who I got the vintage angel tree ornaments or the Noddy print from, If I bought it from you please tell me!!!
The vintage hair slide, bobby pins and toothbrush and gorgeous vintage Christmas cards are from International Quality Kitsch (I have developed a love of Vintage cards that started at the Rose Bowl in LA)
The visit was very inspiring, and we got to meet lots of fellow bloggers! I might even have a little crafting session myself today!
Saturday, 14 November 2009
1. To award those things and people in our lives that, quite literally, bathe our souls. Places, things or people that inspire you, or make you happyWho or what do we immerse ourselves in that give us a lift and help us to manage the rest of our day. That cleanse refresh and do indeed bathe our souls
2. To award the people whose blogs I love.
So the things that make me happy, calm me and make me feel that little bit better are......
My family of course, I know I have mentioned before how close we are, so I don't need to again (erm but I just did!, you know what I mean!)My best friend, who can calm me and motivate me in equal measure.
Venice – I love it, just being there makes me smile. It’s beauty never fails to take my breath away! (and it's home to a very special bloggy friend too!)
Blogging – I get so much pleasure from it, and have met some great people as a result!Time on my own – as much as I love my friends and family I like to just be alone with my thoughts sometimes.
Crafting – I love actually producing something to be proud of
Singing in the car! Seriously, I wail to my heart's content imagining I don't sound like a drain and people would actually like to hear me (In fact, the opposite is true!)
I'm going to present this award to...
All of you!
I would love to read about what bathes all your souls, so feel free to take this award (but let me know if you post it because I will want to make sure I don't miss it!)
Hope you are all having a good weekend!
Victoria and I are at the Vintage and Handmade Fair today, can't wait to share our fun with you tomorrow!!
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
We had a lovely day, It was Really busy but well worth fighting through the crowds!
There were loads of fantastic stalls selling everything from dried fruit and nuts, fabric, decorations and greetings cards (and that's just for starters!)
Ok! Ok! You wanna see what I bought?
I fell in love with this cushion in the first 5 mins and just had to go back for it! Then saw the other cushion cover for only £7 (Obviously a bargain!!!!), A lovely reel of ribbon (can't go anywhere without picking some up!!!) Some cool Union Jack note cards, two ultra cute kitsch greetings cards and an ornament tree (been looking for one like this for ages!)
We subscribed to Country Living Magazine for the whole of next year at almost half price, as if that wasn't bargain enough we received free Jan Constantine Stockings for our efforts!
Here is mine! I love it!
My favourite purchase of the day has to be these mini metal heart decorations, they are so cute and came at a bargain price of 50p each!!! Perfect for my ornament tree in the kitchen!
And look who we met!
The lovely Kate of Sewpatchwork fame, what a gem! Kate was truly charming! We hope to see her again very soon!
Lots of Love
We are heading off bright and early (after taking the lovely Rianna to school!) We have the Lead for Rose so we can't loose her when she wanders off, Plenty of cash and our oyster cards at the ready!
We are hoping to bump into some of our bloggy friends there so if you see us please say hello!!
Also, Victoria and I are all set to head up (I think it’s more sideways actually!) to Bristol on Friday for the Vintage and Handmade Fair.
We only decided to go last week but I’m really looking forward to it! Will be nice to have a change of scenery, hopefully meet some bloggers and of course purchase some pretties!
I just love a spontaneous road trip (and staying in hotels!)
Lots of Love
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Beautifully wrapped presents! I always think it's such a shame to open them when they look so pretty! But I'm not that good!