Friday, February 22

Hermes Love xo

{ was way too excited one I found these and forgot to bookmark where they came from }

Ok, maybe once a year there is a campaign that hits the streets that is drop dead in its sheer fabulousness.... well I'm happy to report that it's only February and it's already happened... the new Hermes campaign made me almost cry with love and delight. Like a kid in a candy store I devoured these images when I stumbled across them a few days ago. Don't you just want to step into them? Me too....

Thursday, February 21

Keep Calm and Look at Pretty Pictures

 { green grass always makes me feel calm and happy }

{ grace & jackie - 2 women who I'm sure were never  made wait over an hour for anything! } 

{ oh, to be able to go back in time to a simpler life when one's email hosting solution didn't even rate a mention }

I am writing this blog with a phone to my ear... I am on hold, and have been for 59 minutes!! Is that UNBELIEVABLE (bold, caps, underlined) or what!!  Who am I on hold to? The technical support team of my domain name & email hosting provider. I tell you what, by the time someone actually answers this call I'm going to be needing more than technical support. Or rather they will be... Some poor person who's possibly making themselves a cup of tea and doing the office chocolate run and therefore has no time to answer pesky customer calls, is going to incur my wrath. So, in an attempt to curb my frustration I am looking at pretty pictures and thought I'd share what I've found.... it's quite therapeutic this blogging gig! I feel better already..... NOW ANSWER THE BLOODY PHONE... we've just ticked over to 1 hour, 5 minutes and 33 seconds.

Wednesday, February 20

Best Valentines Day Card EVER!

I have long followed the Elements of Style blog and now I also follow the girl behind the blog on Instagram.  Was having a little look at Instagram over the weekend and came across this on her feed. Stopped me in my tracks.... with laughter.  I immediately sent it to my husband... and I'm sure he wanted to send it right back to me!  Enjoy..... xox

Wednesday, February 13

That's Gold!

{ if you want to trace back the original source you can do so by clicking here }

I have always been a silver girl but lately gold has caught my eye so thought I'd share some of my favourite ways to incorporate some gold into your life. Doesn't matter whether it's fashion, accessories or at home, it's officially time to get your bling on!

Friday, February 8

Tea & Snakes...

{ it really does, even a snake sighting....  }

You might be wondering what tea & snakes have in common.... well, let me explain.  I have seen no less than 3 black snakes over the last month - the most recent one in our front garden earlier this week. Doesn't exactly thrill me that there are snakes loitering around particularly with our beautiful dog but apparently this is one of the downsides of country life. So, having seen sooooo many snakes in such a short space of time I started to think that there must been some hidden meaning... maybe the snake is trying to tell me something ???  Stay with me.... So I did what any self-respecting new ager would do and googled it. Here's what I came up with...

The snake power animal brings the message and symbol of regeneration and connectedness. The snake totem guides us to stay connected to the self through observation of both the tiny vibrations in the earth, and the warmth and smells of the air and sky. When we learn to connect with our surroundings we can continue on the path of growth, and discard the trappings of the past.

Interesting but doesn't really explain the link with tea so let me connect the dots. When telling my Mum that I had seen a snake in the very garden that she and I had been planting things earlier that day she gave me some good Country Mother advice. She said, "Darling, when you see a snake just go inside make yourself a cup of tea and by the time you come back out it will be gone"...... And it was! xx

Wednesday, February 6

Something like this...

{ found at this tumblr page }

...would be just perfect for our backyard!  I noticed when I saved this picture it was called 'the garden shed'..... Ummmm, surely not! I'm thinking more of a little place to escape, read a book, have a cup of tea, relax..... In any case something tells me I'm a loooong way off getting something like this in my backyard but it doesn't hurt to dream... and visualise!

Tuesday, February 5

Fashion Fix

Grey is my new must-have colour in both fashion and at home... isn't this just the height of chic

 Lace seems to be popping up everywhere thanks to our friend the Duchess of Cambridge. I like this take on it.

when keeping the fashion simple it's always good to have a healthy dose of bling...

My wardrobe is bursting at the seams (no pun intended!) so I'm self imposing a NO NEW CLOTHES rule for at least the next couple of months.... well, except for the Country Road vouchers that I received for Christmas... seems rude not to make a purchase with them. But, other than those I'm not to buy anything else until at least April... should be longer but let's be realistic. Given the majority of my summer wardrobe has become extinct since moving to a cooler climate I have a surplus of clothes that I can't bear to part with but that are taking up valuable closet space. Therefore, no more spending (for now) and instead I will have to settle for a virtual fashion fix courtesy of the world wide web....

Monday, February 4

Monday Magic....

{ trace it's origin here }

I'm starting the week off on a good note and throwing a little bit of magic into the mix never hurt anyone! Hope everyone has a happy week.... over and out.... x

Friday, February 1

Liking Lately....

A few randoms from my Pinterest "likes" over the last few weeks....

I am loving these handcrafted rings complete with a rather sizeable rock. With a birthday in April is it too early to put in an order??

I am always, always, always drawn to these colours. In fact, speaking of a my new business (refer to yesterdays post), I've been playing around with these colours for my new logo.

Who's the first person that comes to mind when you read this????

I have so many upholstery projects in my mind for 2013 and this just added another thought into the mix!!  Ahhhhhhh.....