Wednesday, April 1, 2015

you can't fool me.

Well I tried fooling ye over on my Facebook page but there seemed to be no takers! Ah well, my customers are just too smart! 
There's 20% OFF all items in the shop today with the coupon code YOUCANTFOOLME.
Happy April Fool's Day!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Oh Me, Oh My DIY! on the road...

If you follow me on Facebook you probably have seen me sharing the latest news from our Oh Me, Oh My DIY! workshops. In case you haven't...we're going on the road! We'll be holding our first non-Cork workshop in Langton's House Hotel in Kilkenny on 7 June. 
We're awfully excited, we've already had a great response to it and we can see that some attendees are coming from different counties so to make a weekend of it, I've put together some places to stay in this beautiful city. (Langton's unfortunately are fully booked this weekend).

Hotel Kilkenny which is located just a few minutes from the centre and has a pool and spa which is always a bonus. 

This cute guesthouse is situated in the heart of the city and offers free parking.

The Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel is a beautiful restored building in the city centre.

Bridge View is a picturesque B&B in the city centre. 

On a strict budget? Try Kilkenny Tourist Hostel.


{If you'd like to book a spot at our summer workshop in Kilkenny click here}

Hope to see you there!




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

life lately.





photos via instagram

 Life lately has been a mixed bag. Busy days, quiet evenings, sunshine, ice-cream, rain and movies. I've been kept busy with the online store, our Oh Me, Oh My DIY! spring workshop is coming up soon and things have been tipping away at A Little Bird Told Me. It's great, but I may possibly need a nap as I write this! The next few months are going to be hectic AND we're moving house but I wouldn't have it any other way. 


Monday, March 23, 2015

western handbags.



I have some new listings of vintage western leather bags at the moment that are making me quite sad because I wanna keep 'em all! People are always telling me that I should just keep things that I like and although I kinda agree with them, it sorta defeats the purpose of my small business! 
Saying that, I do treat myself to one or two things every so often but at the moment I have a wardrobe that needs decluttering and the back of my bedroom door is starting to look like a mini leather bag stall! 
I've made a promise with myself that I need to do some spring cleaning before I go on any mini shopping spree. Sigh!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

nancy says.

The past few weeks there's been big changes with this little one and there's about to be a few more milestones in the coming months. She's a little girl now!

When explaining to her that I will be buying her "big girl underwear" she asks me one question...
Nancy: Sparkly ones Mama?
Me: Ok, no problem.

When she points at something and has no word for it...
Nancy: What in the what is that?

She asked me the other day if she could hold a candle on the table (it wasn't lit, don't worry!)
Me: Here you go.
Nancy: Thanks Mama. I'm gonna hold this for 20 million hundred years.

This one I mulled over whether to post or not. Nancy pointed at the cactus on the window sill...
Nancy: That looks like Dada's tail!

Take from that what you will!



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

knuckle down.

After a few days of daytime naps, coffee dates and play dates, it's time for me to knuckle down as I have a room full (and very unorganised!) of vintage pieces for the store. Sit tight, I expect to have most of it listed by this weekend. 


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

parade.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! We spent the afternoon at the parade in the city followed by some ice-cream as the sun is out!

Vintage sweater - Miss Daisy Blue
Blue pencil skirt - Penneys
Vintage brogues - Beyond Retro
Name necklace - A gift
Leopard print coat - Tesco




Saturday, March 14, 2015

homemade bounty bars.

Seeing as it's Mother's Day tomorrow and my mums favourite chocolate bar is Bounty, closely followed by a Curly Wurly I believe!), I decided to make her some homemade bounty bars. They're incredibly easy and I found a recipe online using just three ingredients so I just added two teaspoons of honey to mine to make them that little bit sweeter. 

homemade bounty bars:
200g desiccated coconut
1 can condensed milk
2 teaspoons of honey
250g cooking chocolate

In a large bowl, pour the condensed milk and honey over the coconut and mix well. Take large spoonfuls of the coconut mixture and shape into small bars. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and chill in the fridge for one hour. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water and using two forks dip and roll the coconut bars in the melted chocolate. Place them back on the baking tray and chill in the fridge until the chocolate sets.



In my (humble!) opinion they tasted nicer than the real thing and would taste great using dark chocolate too. Enjoy!


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