Friday, 30 December 2011

Welcome 2012!

Hello I hope you all had a wonderful New Years!

My resolutions for this year:

Book at least one driving lesson
See more of my friends
Complete a sewing project each month

Hasnt 2011 gone quickly!

Here are some of the best things from last year:PhotobucketPhotobucket
Moved into a flat with my boyfriend :] <3Photobucket
Ben and I welcomed Terrance and Shelby into our new home, terrapins are my new favourite animal :)
Visiting Amsterdam, mine and Ben's first holiday together!

I also got promoted from sales assistant to Supervisor at work :) go me!

So as you can see it was a year of firsts which I plan to keep coming next year! I want to keep visiting new places home and abroad. April 2012 will also be mine and Ben's 4year anniversary! I cannot wait to spend another year together, happy in Cardiff with our pet terrapins :D

Tuesday, 27 December 2011


Hope you all had a great christmas!
I had a lovely day with my boyfriend and his family.

This is us 'kids' on christmas eve being merry.

Here is a few of the lovely things I was bought:
D&G L'Imperatrice is such a beautiful perfume you have to smell it next time your in a perfume shop.
I really cannot wait to get stuck into my craft books I think my new years resolution will be to pick one book and complete every craft in it...Photobucket

I also cannot wait to watch Mr and Mrs Smith as you may know Carole Lombard is one of my all time favourite actresses and when I saw this in HMV I was cheeky and asked Ben to buy it for me!

Ben bought me the dvd and also the Lion King boxset! I havent actually seen the second and third movies but it will be interesting. He also suprised me by saying he is buying me a joint birthday (24th Jan) and christmas present but he needed to know my size first...

The ring I posted about! Ben saw the pictures and decided to get it for me! So as soon as it arrives I will have pictures to show! :D

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Happy Holidays

I dont often post pictures of myself but this is a nice one and I have a fancy cocktail :D
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Wreck This Journal

You know when you buy a present for someone and you love it so much you want to keep it for yourself?

Well thats how I feel about this book

I mentioned in my last post that I had bought it for my sister for her birthday... well I bought myself one too, I couldnt resist!

To give you an idea of what its all about here is a glimpse of what I have done so far. It took me a while but Im slowly letting go of my urge to keep this book perfect, I was even spontaneous yesterday!
The best page is the one which says 'LIST MORE WAYS TO WRECK THIS JOURNAL' so far I have put:

1. Bury the book and dig it up later.
2. Run over the book with a car, bike etc

any other suggestions?

I first heard about this book on Claire Payne's fantastic blog have a look here for some great tutorials and cutesy crafts:

Monday, 19 December 2011

Family Christmas

Its my sisters 20th birthday today, Both my sister and me will be working away this christmas so I went home for 2 days to celebrate and have the family feast I will miss on the 25th.

I had a great time with family,friends the chickens and the ducks. We enjoyed great food and company and a few early presents ;) I love living in Cardiff but I wish it was closer to home and the people I love. The ducks have grown so much they are bigger than the chickens! They do not stay still for one second so here is a blurred picture of them.

My sister bought me a charm for my Chamilia bracelet, the suitcase one I love it!

This is how my bracelet looks now, and I have asked for this bead for christmas:Photobucket
it looks better in real life :]

I got my sister a 'Wreck this Journal' by Keri Smith

The book is soooo much fun!

My friend bought me these adorable mittens and the Kirstie Allsopp craft book!!

I will review the book soon as christmas is over and I have had chance to make something. I am thinking of the mittens now as I type with cold hands...mmmmm.

Because I have given my secret santa presents now I can give you my fail safe gift:

a digital photo keyring.
Its perfect for anyone! plus you can get a good one for £5 so its cheap too! I got mine from

Thursday, 15 December 2011


I love cushions, Im not one of those who will get carried away and pile up hundreds of throw pillows on the bed so they become an inconvenience when you need to get in but I am a believer in cushions brightening up a room and adding a bit of comfort and character.

Like this chair for instance its a neutral colour so it needs a bit of colour.
The Racoon (cover only) is from H&M home, the Stag cushion is from Primark

they are too big to both go on the chair but Ben was sitting on the sofa so I displayed them here for a quick photo.

I cannot wait for the January sales where I am hoping to pick up a sewing machine so I can start making my own cushion covers. They would make splendid gifts :]

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

'Oh Christmas Tree' at last!

Finally put up the tree and I am truly delighted by how it looks! I was suprised we had enough decorations but we had just the right amount.

Me and Ben have both said we want a tree full of personality with almost no ornament the same. We are already doing quite well, I showed you some of the other decorations in my previous posts we have one from our holiday some are homemade its something we will build on each year :)
Photobucket PhotobucketPhotobucketI would love some vintage decorations but its not something you find in Uk so much unless you look online.

I also used the link off Heidi Kenneys blog

To make some snowflakes for the windows, and I am brimming with more ideas since watching Kirsties Handmade Christmas.

My first christmas with my boyfriend of 3 years I cannot wait I love him so much :)