Wednesday, November 28

Check It.

{ all the above images have been found on Pinterest with the exception of the final one which is
by the brand UIMI via The Design Files Daily newsletter }

I really can't tell you when my love of checks first began - I'm pretty sure I was born with it. To me they are classic and timeless. Some might say it's the country girl in me... Probably is, but although some would consider checks a little dull and boring I believe they are the height of chic and make everything look fresh and totes fabulous.

Thursday, November 22

Dutchy chic..

A kinda cool interpretation of the little dutch trinkets you come across in your European travels. Designed by a dutch designer, Carla Peters, the vases are part of a collection called 'Wonderable'. I think it's a pretty wonderable way of putting dust collectors to great use - unusual.... different (a la Kath & Kim). Feel free to view her website here, but unless you speak dutch you won't have much luck reading anything!

Saturday, November 10

Wish I Was There...

{find it's original source, or at least where I got it from here }

I've got a to do list a mile long after what has been a very long and busy week.  Things are getting hectic which reminds me of one of the main reasons I wanted to live in the country was to NOT let things getting too busy & stressful. Stress and I are not friends. So, in an attempt to chill out and not worry about my growing list of things to do and places to be I'm dreaming of a little Hawaiian holiday.... and taking the dog for a walk! I can't resist those sad puppy dog eyes any longer!

Wednesday, November 7

Piece of Cake!

{ images found on pinterest }

Given that I've only recently had success with a cake I baked myself (packet of course!) I think it may be a tad ambitious to suggest that I'm in any way capable to creating something of this scale and beauty. In any case, it seems like a shame to eat these cakes anyway. They are far too pretty to even think about slicing!

Thursday, November 1

Good Idea....

 { flowers in your ice cubes.... oh so simple and a nice touch for a  summers day }

 { wrap your bottle in a pretty tea towel for a cute hostess gift }

{doesn't hurt to add a bit of zing to your lemonade every now and then! }

{ backyard movie night... screaming for a screening of dirty dancing... i'm soo doing this... one day }

So, one of my pinterest boards is named the 'How To' board. Full of (other peoples) good ideas on how to make things, turn thing from drab to fab etc etc. You get the drift. Some practical, some fun and some just for when a rainy day strikes and you feel like a little project. Thought I'd share some of my favourites that are pretty easy but fun... most of which I'm yet to do but will totally get around to soon....!! Check out more 'How To' goodness here...