November 30, 2012
I know its still November but I just cannot help it…
I know I have mentioned Christmas a lot this week and one thing you do need to get organised as soon as possible is Christmas cards… so people can adorn their house!
Do you still send/give Christmas cards?
I know lots of people don’t but I just love to do it, I am still hoping I’ll find the time to make my own again this year as I have a great idea… but if I do buy some then here are my favourites… from Etsy of course.
I am a sucker for letterpress…
Eat, Drink and be Merry by Ink and Iron
Be Merry and Bright by Parrott Design Studio
Jolly Holiday by Ashley Paul
Let it Snow by Ink Meets Paper
Peace and Love, another beauty by Parrott Design Studios
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… by Ink Meets Paper again
Peace, Love, Joy by Vandalia Street Press
And this Rockin’ Christmas is so fun… by Steel Metal Press
Seems I am into pink type or traditional red colours this year!
Love them all, how do you choose?
November 29, 2012
I just found the cutest store!
Loglike is a UK based shop selling pretty things made from wood… Loglike
I love these little place markers… perfect for this time of year when people are having lots of dinners at home… I really want these!
This little birdy is so lovely… a little something blue, I’d like him for my bedroom shelving (I’m still not happy with the styling)
These would look great among leaves for an Autumn centrepiece.
But my favourite thing are these heart handled spoons. SO CUTE.
Visit Loglike for some great stocking fillers (they even have a tangerine and a lump of coal, how fun)
November 28, 2012
I mentioned earlier this month the project that I had been working on since I started my wedding job at riverstation. Last week I received some photographs from Jennie Hill who was kind enough to come along and snap away for us…
They make for some pretty viewing…
The riverstation team was super generous and gave away lots of Champagne to our lucky guests…
Not to mention the amazing good bags we put together…
We had the lovely Charlie from The Natural Wedding Company join us too! You can see her run down of the day and details of her stand here
Canapés and cake too…
It was a lovely day and you can see form the above that our exhibitors were just the best.
Their stalls were all so beautiful and I was swooning all through the day!
Head on over to our Eco Wedding Fair blog to see a full run down of all the exhibitors and entertainment and all the treats enjoyed on the day.
November 27, 2012
Tuesday is supposed to be recipe day but instead today I am going to give a recommendation because I love this company so much, and everyone has a tricky gift person so here’s the answer!
Mostly I love the packaging and the branding, but what’s inside is even better. They support ethical trade fo cocoa farmers too.
This bar is my obsession. I try to always have one in my house.
I reeeeeeeeeeeally want to try the hot chocolate, and would definitely not hide the pretty box away.
The cat that got the cream chocolate bar… so cute.
These. Now these are something I try not to have in my house or I become a greedy girl indeed. So. Amazing.
If you wanted to go all our… this heart shaped box would make any chocolate lover swoon!
If this post causes you to eat lots of chocolate I am (not) sorry.
You can thank me by sending chocolate.
November 26, 2012
Yet another insta-photo diary… bored yet? I have some actual blogs this week too don’t worry.
So I will start at Thursday just because I saw the Queen! That’s her very post car, she and Prince Phillip drove right past me as I left my office for lunch. Such good timing. She looked very little and cute!
I spent most of last week working into the evening after my week off I had lots of catching up to do… Biggie kept me company by lounging on the kitchen table. I think he was trying to distract me.
Friday was party time, for a few months now some friends and I have been planning to throw a secret party for two of my bestest, Ollie was my best bridesman and Baz was a witness at my wedding. It was also their birthday this month and they used to run a night called Penguin Dance, so we brought it back for one night only.
I still can’t believe they didn’t find out! Well done everyone who kept quiet… and big love to all that came was amazing to see so many old friends. I danced, sang at the top of my lungs and drank like I was a student again.
Saturday was of course extremely painful, after getting over-excited about being with all my uni crew I drank far too much, pretending I was young again!
I had a beauty appointment in the day to get big huge eyelashes (I love them!) then it was chinese food and red wine on the sofa with Biggie and my husband…
Biggie was a bit grumpy too… he stole my seat and got cross when I took a photo…
I also got another birthday present, some more beautiful china for my dresser and found room for Ben and Jerry’s. Lets face it, there is always room for Phish Food.
Sunday was all about the food. We decided to have a very chilled day at home, venturing out for breakfast as the cupboard are bare at home! We hit our favourite spot Souk Kitchen for proper coffee and delicious eggs… I tried Shakshouka for the first time. So good.
Then I actually got a head start on work this week before making the most awesome burgers and brownies.
Some things are standard when I make burgers at home, we must have home fries (the only time I don’t want home-made chips), pickles, mayo and cheese in the burger and salad on the side. We nearly always have avocado, either sliced or in guacamole form but yesterday I caramelised some onions and this might be my new favourite addition… even if it is a little messy to eat!
Brownies… you all must know my simple recipe right now… they must have raspberries in them at the moment… a Sunday tradition we just cannot break!
I hope you all have a good week, I am keeping it simple it’s all about work and the gym this week. Nothing else. Sounds boring but it is very necessary, my 3 jobs are all giving me pretty good to do lists right now so I need to stay on top of it… and I want to keep next weekend free… we are hitting December people and you know what they means!!
November 22, 2012
I think we all need to escape for a moment today… what is with this rain?
So I have been obsessing over a trip to Greece for about 6 months now… it’s going on my must do list for sure.
I want to go to the islands more specifically…
I mean how pretty is this?
Images from National Geographic
I want to wear sandals and sun dresses and wander around these beautiful hills of bright white houses…
Images from 1001 Places Blog
Maybe next year…