Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Just a quick update to let ye know that the online store is still open for the week while I'm away. I'll be sending out parcels next Tuesday 29th and my recent purchases for the store will be arriving next week also so it'll be straight back into work to prevent post-holiday blues!

Catch ya on the flip side!

life lately.

 The past few days have been really good to us. Enough sunshine to have picnics, a car wash and doughnut date and I even fitted in a pedicure to get my feet all ready for this holiday we're going on later today. Suitcase is packed and I'm armed with colouring books, snacks and a tablet with three series of Peppa Pig to get through this flight without any tears. Fingers crossed.

P.S. Follow me for some little pics like this on Instagram!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

little adventures.

 The amount Nancy has changed in the last week scares me a bit. Proper little sentences and a proper little attitude! Learning slowly how to deal with a miniature version of myself!

Friday, April 18, 2014

love heArts.

As I've mentioned a few times before that we rent our home, it can tricky enough to decorate sometimes when you want a change. I decided last week to start changing things around starting with the art and photographs I have around the house. 

A few weeks ago I bought this beautiful painting from Becca's Love HeArts on Etsy. Using watercolours, Rebecca paints little love hearts into each piece. When I saw this converse painting I knew I had to have it as we all own a pair of red converse in this house, Nancy included!
This is the first little change I've made in our hallway and I love it. Next I want to try another collage like this one somewhere in our bedroom. What do you think? 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

salad or smoothie - strawberry, cucumber and toasted almonds salad.

I had planned to make a different salad today but what with all the lovely sunshine, I walked to the shop with Little Nancy for some strawberries and went for a really summer salad. No regrets!

 strawberry, cucumber and toasted almonds salad:
some spinach and rocket leaves, handful of strawberries, a few slices of cucumber, sliced almonds toasted for a few mins, dressing (1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp honey and 2 tsp lime juice). Toss salad ingredients with dressing and serve.

Monday, April 14, 2014

vintage holiday on a budget.

I've already mentioned here that I'm going on a holiday with Little Nancy, my sister and my mum so I thought I'd do a post on how to pack a suitcase for a vintage style holiday...on a budget!

 1. Get it fixed. If you're anything like me, you'll have a few vintage summer dresses and some of them don't fit quite well, too long, too big etc. Instead of shoving these back into the wardrobe, get them altered to fit you properly. If you're not a whizz at the sewing machine, send a few off to a professional. It'll be cheaper than buying a bunch of new dresses and once they fit you just right, you'll feel like you went on a little shopping spree without the shopping spree cost!

 2. Buy the basics. Most of the time, I think a vintage piece needs to be the statement piece of your outfit especially when it has an awesome print or pattern. So invest in a few plain tops or shorts to really show off that piece and it gives you the freedom to mix and match a bit more too. 

3. Invest in vintage staples. Levi denim shorts for the beach, a small leather handbag for nights out, a floral playsuit or two to take you from day to night. These kinda pieces are worth investing in. They look great summer after summer and will last for years too. 

Now please excuse me while I go count how many sleeps 'til we take off!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

little adventures.

It's nearly no jacket season. How very exciting altogether! We spent the first half of the week cooped up inside trying our best to not spread more germs to the outside world and the other half was getting some much needed fresh air. A tough little week, I have to say, but the sun was shining all day today and totally made up for it all!

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