Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Anthropologie products for kids

 A quick trip at the weekend to the Kings Road store and these caught my eye. 
Some great gifts for toddlers to teens.

The Owl Wallpaper was amazing and even if you don't buy anything it's just as fun to go and be dazzled by the styling!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Yes please...

Baked Brie Popsicle.

Instructions via Joy the baker.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


The twins were one. Happy Birthday boys! Off we went to the zoo.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


...is coming to London and i have myself a spot.
Am i grinning ear to ear and giddy with excitement? Yes i am.

So i get to learn photoshop in 2 days from Bri Emery and Angela Kohler and hang out with some totally cool bloggers at the same time.
 Yes aahhh.
Anyone joining me? Anyone taken this class before?

All images via blogshop. Find out more here. Or just go crazy and straight sign up for the London one here.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Polar bear cake

Original idea taken from luna magazine

I made this on Boxing Day but i think it could be fun for any cold time of the year especially as a simple birthday cake.  The original idea says to use a pre bought cheesecake but i think you can make this with any cake and the more homemade the better.

1. Make or buy your favourite cake ( i baked a light sponge)
2. Melt white chocolate and pour over greaseproof paper, then with a spatula thin out. Leave to set and dry in a cool place. Refrigerate if necessary.
3. Cover your cake in whipped cream.
4. Snap up the cooled and hardened white chocolate into iceberg shapes and stick to the whipped cream around the cake.
5. Dust the cake with edible glitter and add polar bear figures ( or penguins etc...) Mine were from Schleich.


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

long or short?

At the moment i am long. I am growing and it is getting loonng.
Somehow this one picture kind of rips my years of hair growing resolve...oh and that hair dyeing thing i thought i'd never go back to. Yep, ruined.
Heidi Hackemer/Six items or less Via Carousel.

Not saying i'm going to rush out and do this but i know somewhere the short is coming back. Sometime, someplace, maybe sooner than i thought.

FYI: That picture is so me. I'd need smaller boobs but the rest of it i'm loving minus a few pounds of baby shizz. One for the fridge!

Belle and Boo party

Two birthday parties to organise in the next two months. Aren't these perfection? Think i'm going to keep this for Lola's 1st birthday. Never had a summer one to organise before!
Via Belle and Boo

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


I have decided. Envious really just means inspired for the positive happy person. Just as jealously really means admiration. On that note. Here's some things i am inspired by and admire.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Envy is a terrible disease

It is sickening. It is shallow. I need to get over it!

A lovely collection of Christmas presents did not help.

And neither did my little trip to a new friend's house today for an impromptu coffee. I smiled though i could of cried at the beauty of her period yet contemporary house. I melted in her kitchen/dining/living room. Nearly wet myself in her hallway and almost cried in her downstairs toilet....(cloakroom to all the posh people.) Her house was large, but it is never the size that appeals, more the style that gets you,  don't you agree? I never saw upstairs. And i did not of course ask to take photos and publish them in my blog. Surely not on a first 'date'! Did i mention it was IMMACULATE and she has 2 kids.

My problem is that
a) I am a chameleon. I do not have just one style i like. I change my mind a lot. Though recently i have seen a new clarity that seems to come from listening to what i love in my heart and not to follow my head.
Why do i have cream shutters in my kitchen when i actually don't like the colour cream?
Well somehow i was convinced by someone else that white would look bad with the cream cabinets. But in actual fact my heart told me white and now in hindsight i think, well i could just paint the cabinets so that they matched!

b)i have an ever changing idea of what to do with my house. Mainly because i am always just trying to make do. We spent every penny on buying 'the' house and don't get me wrong. It's a wonderful house but it is just not my perfect style. So unless you have the funds to do the whole room makeover in one, room by room - new furniture, new window dressings, new floors etc... you constantly strive to make do, bit by bit, and doesn't always make for a cohesive look.

Any of this sound familiar. Anyone else with a small case of house envy?

I wonder if they therapy for this? 

(ps. This is for light relief and self catharsis. There is no need to comment to tell me that living in the slums of India or some other poverty stricken place in the world would surely cure me. I am aware of this but reserve the right to post such flippant and frivolous rubbish anyway!)
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