Monday, October 31

So much prettiness.....

{ image from this blog }

... all in one spot. Florals, stripes, checks lamps, wallpaper, botanical prints - so much to make me happy all in the one picture! Re-dic-u-lous!

Saturday, October 29

Cleaning Day

{ via here }

Today is washing and cleaning day. Long overdue. Hate doing it but I must admit it does feel good when it's done. Must step away from the computer.....

Friday, October 28

Must Have

Looks like a summer essential to me. Love it. Not sure I'll be wearing it with those shorts and no top underneath though!

Thursday, October 27

Old + Cool

{ images from matchbook magazine }

My Mum just turned 70 which has given me a whole new perspective on growing old. She is AMAZINGLY energetic and young at heart and I think probably enjoying life more than ever. Most people don't think of growing older as being particularly aspirational but when I see my Mum and now this lady pictured above (she's 72) I realise that like most things growing older is what you make of it and as such needs to be embraced with vim and vigour!

Wednesday, October 26

Happy Feet

Adorable sandals from Sambag. Aren't they just the prettiest, softest most delicate and feminine looking shoes. Swoon xx


{ tea towel found at third drawer down }

The ups an downs of life never cease to amaze me. And things can change in an instant. A conversation, a phone call is sometimes all it takes.  This week there's been plenty of highs and lows.... and it's only Wednesday. I know there's lots to look forward to but wow, sometimes life is tough.

Tuesday, October 25

Home office love

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I can't wait to be setting up a "proper" home office. My current home office is an office come guest room come laundry pile come junk room...... but one day I'll have a serious office decorated beautifully where I will feel exceptionally happy to be working each day.... Hurry up!!

Friday, October 14

A big birthday...

 { image via newenglandprepster }

Sending lots of birthday love to my Mum for this weekend. It's the big 70 and we're having a big party to celebrate! Happy birthday to my darling Mother. She's my hero xox

Wednesday, October 12


Have had this for ages but rediscovered it last night and it made me laugh just as much as it did the first time.

Tuesday, October 11


{ image from fuckyeahpreppies tumblr }

The sun is shining (finally) and i'm looking forward to the weekend (already) and having a few days off to celebrate my Mum's birthday. Happy Tuesday peeps xo

Saturday, October 8

Hope for the best.

{ I got this from tumblr - but can't remember where }

Being someone who can jump to the worst case scenario pretty quickly I think I need to read this quote often.

Friday, October 7

My own little tribute to Steve Jobs. Legend.

{ image from here }

 “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Wednesday, October 5

Whisk me away...

{ check it out in more detail here }

To here pretty please. It's called 'The Farm at Cape Kidnappers'(of course it is!) and it's at Hawke's Bay in New Zealand. Clearly too divine for words and having just checked out their rates I can assure you it's got a price ticket to match. Another one to add to "the list".

Sunday, October 2

Who knew?

{ not sure who owns this image but I love you }

I've developed a bit of a thing for skulls of late. I'm tracing this obsession back to the Alexander McQueen skull scarf from a few seasons ago. In any case, I kind of like them - in a weird kind of way. Came across this one of late (can't remember where - sorry) but i love it and want to frame it big time.

Saturday, October 1

Photography 101

{ image via emerson made }

Doing my photography course tomorrow and am really looking forward to understanding my camera a bit better. I can't believe I've had it almost a year and I still can't really use it properly. I want to be able to take some great shots at my Mum's 70th birthday (which is in 2 weeks) - nothing like a deadline to get you motivated!


{ image here, but orginally from here }

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”