Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas kitchen bouquet

Pussy willow and Red Berry
Reminds me of when i was a child on my way to school. I love how soft it is. Like stroking a teeny tiny pussycat!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Stylish Blog Award - goes to me!

I was awarded The Stylish Blog Award from the lovely Kate over at Deceivingly Domestic. Thank you!
What do I have to do? 
Basically I have to tell you 7 things about myself that you may or may not know about and the best part is to award any fellow bloggers whom I think that their blog is stylish and fabulous and most importantly an inspirational blog. Note: *To accept this award, there are 4 rules:*
1. Thank the person who gave you the award
2. Share seven things about yourself
3. Pass the award on to bloggers who you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you picked and let them know about the award.
Here goes: 
 1.  I love short hair and have spent most of my adult life with a short style. At the moment i'm on a grower but you can be guaranteed it won't last forever! This photo is from last year when i was still a blondie too!
 2. Ew...this is hard...6 more to go!
I have recently started an interior design course part time, as i am currently a homemaker/housewifey but i have worked as a teacher, waitress, TV agent, sales assistant, personal shopper and for InStyle Magazine in the fashion department! 

3. I'd love to be able to speak fluent French. I'd love a second house in the South of France! One day...

4.  If there were the places to go, people to go with and babysitters a plenty, I'd dance the night away every weekend.  I missed being born at a time where people went dancing on a night out. Now we stand in bars or have to go to seedy clubs. Real dancing is not the norm. Oh for the Frank Sinatra big band bliss!

5.  My second baby weighed 10lb 11.5 ounces. I had him at home, au naturel, as they say. Midwives were amazing. He got stuck and my midwife had to ahem...put her hand in and 'help' him out. I've learnt the ability of the human body to do amazing things and the power of your mind to get through any situation. It was an experience. I've learnt to never say 'never again'.
 Seriously porky!
6. I am unbelievably positive. Ask any of my friends. It may sound deep!... but I truly believe positivity is the key to all success. Through any crisis, drama or tragedy i'll always be the one standing back after the smoke has cleared saying 'but look at the silver lining.' It's probably the single most important thing i want to pass onto my children. I believe it makes you a happy person.

7. I find music very emotional. I can often begin to  feel my lip wobble at the most random of tunes. And don't even get me started on Christmas carols. It's just embarrassing. Once when i was little, i cried so much at 'Away in a manger' that the teacher had to take me out of assembly.

Ooh i'm done...
Now my Stylish Blogger Awards goes to... (too many, had to whittle mine down to a names out of a hat thang!) ANYWHOO...
Trina at La La Lovely
and Lizey at Shh it's Lizeylou

So I have have spread the award around to let another fellow blogger know that their blog is heard, seen and show them that they are appreciated! You never know what litte cheer could do to another fellow blogger!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Hey peeps!

I'm back and not quite fighting fit but back anyway! Looking forward to catching up.

Yesterday i was 32! Wowzer. Mr C and Kitty made me this -
His first ever cake...and it was delic. Am hoping eating the rest might make me feel better?!

And funnily enough as if by coincidence, on my birthday i also got awarded the Stylish Bloggers Award. over at Deceivingly Domestic..so I'm pondering the conditions and will be back tomorrow with a bit more on that!

What else have you missed? Not much only this...

Dodgy iphone pic but you get the jist...anyone else's husband forgot to put the guard on the clippers?
Mohichan anyone?

Friday, 10 December 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010

Ikea Live

After getting my super fabulous free Ikea magazine for Winter 2010 in the post i am all excited and taking a little trip out there tomorrow to get some Christmas bits for our table of 15!

Shame they don't have my favourite picture from the magazine on their site. Think i'll have to scan it but they do have oodles of other inspiration.

Lots of lovely Scandinavian inspired White!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Make Shift Sledge

I have cabin fever from being stuck in the house for the past few days. I have been snowed in...kind of! England shuts down when any amount of snow hits the ground. It's insane, so i was elated when Mr.C didn't go into work today. Too many days housebound without speaking to another adult is tough! There are only so many paper snowflakes you can create and playdough snowmen to mold!

           So much snow you can't see the top of my wellies. It's fun for a short while but i'll be happy to see the snow gone soon!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Advent Calender...just in time

I finished this last night.
I couldn't even begin to tell you how i made it. Trial and error and lots of unpicking!
But just in time for today. Literally! I 've put the days in number order (except Christmas Eve) as mine are still little and learning their numbers and i thought it might help them remember their order visually seeing them like this.

Not sure what i am going to fill them with yet. I'm thinking I'll just add the treats a day at a time so they are not raided all at once by little fingers! Maybe some stickers, Christmas colouring pictures, biscuits and chocolate buttons or maybe a card with something we could do that day, like put up the Christmas tree. Great ideas other than just chocolate, after being inspired by the ideas over at Green is the New Black. They have the cutest Advent Calender.

Green is the new black
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