Wednesday, 31 August 2011
I think wearing your hair up looks so pretty. I tend to wear mine down in loose waves (or that's what I aim for, anyway!) but I'm inspired to try these out as they look fairly easy to do and I like that they look kinda messy. How about you? Do you wear your hair up a lot?
(Images from Glamour)
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011
Choosing and buying all the equipment for the arrival of Jamie and Alfie was so exciting. It can get a little overwhelming (did I need a travel cot / what different types of sheets do we need for the moses basket etc), so I found the best way to get organised was to make a list of everything we needed, then start working through the list and finding what we liked either in the shops or online. For changing bags, there are now so many gorgeous styles available. The Storksak Sofia is absolutely beautiful (but pricey, at £250!), however, I'm certain it would be used long after your little one outgrows it. The Maclaren Field bag is available here, and the cute spotty bag is from Cath Kidston.
For you Dads, there are some gorgeous bags too :-
The Storksak Jamie bag, (comes in a gorgeous dark brown, too) available here
and the OiOi Messenger bag, (I love this, so cool)
What are your recommendations? Do you have a favourite baby bag you love?
Friday, 26 August 2011
I think butterflies are so pretty aren't they? I have memories of visiting a butterfly sanctuary when I was a little girl, and entering a room where the butterflies were flying around freely, and landing on peoples heads! I got a butterfly-topped wand from there that I played with for ages and ages.
I now have some lovely little white butterflies that I have decorated our Christmas tree with before - so pretty and different. I've seen do many butterfly adorned things recently; I adore the tea towel above which I think would be perfect for prettying up a kitchen.
What are you up to this bank holiday weekend? We are having our new fireplace fitted which I'm very excited about (!), but other than that we haven't really made any plans, I think we'll just see what happens :)
Have a great weekend!
(Images here, here, here, and here)
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Me and Jamie have a little routine on a Saturday morning: We have something yummy for breakfast or a mid-morning snack. This weekend, we got up, had some breakfast, got dressed and played, then once Alfie went to bed for his nap, we warmed these delicious chocolate croissants in the oven. (Jamie definitely takes after me in the chocolate-liking department!)
We sat down to eat these at the table; Jamie had his with a glass of milk, me with a cappuccino. I think Jamie loves this because it is something just the two of us do, and I think that's so important, especially when there's more than one little one in the house.
p.s These were the best tasting croissants I have ever had - so chocolatey!
(All photos pretty + pretty)
Friday, 19 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
I know, I know, Summer isn't over yet, but I don't think it's too early to be looking clothing for the upcoming chillier months. I'm always on the lookout for a lovely coat (the pretty one in the top image is my favourite). The jewel colours seem just right for the time of year when the air turns a little crisper, and the leaves start crunching underfoot.