Sunday, 2 March 2014

Free Silhouette Shape of the Week - Print and Cut Journalling Cards

Just popping in to share the past week's free Silhouette shape of the week, a gorgeous set of print and cut journalling cards:

They would be great for layering as well as for using for their intended purpose of journalling on! Plus they don't just need to be used on scrapbook pages you could use them in your Filofax, for cardmaking, journalling, to stick on envelopes so that you can reuse them, and many other things! How would you use yours?

Sunday, 16 February 2014

A Belated New Year's Post - Learning to love Yourself

Apologies for not updating since before Christmas - for a while I'd gotten myself into a pattern of self dislike and have been making a concious effort to embark on a journey to loving myself more. It is a difficult ride, but for part of it, I'm promising that I will return to blogging regularly.

For now, I'm going to leave you with this:

Love Yourself bear print etsy
Source: I Love Doodle Etsy Shop.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Shopping Local - Christmas Gifts in Hove

Brighton and Hove gift shop

There's a lovely shop on Portland Road in Hove called Dragonfly Concepts. It's one of those perfect for gifts kind of places that stocks things from a smaller budget soap or bath bomb gift to stylish, pretty jewellery.

I decided to shop local for part of my Christmas gift buying this year and thought that Dragonfly Concepts would be ideal to pick up a few things for my Mum. I'm sure that from the images below you can see why I decided to pick up some things for her from there, their selection of gifts is expansive, given the size of the shop!

gift shop brighton hove

Inside of the shop there are lots of nooks and crannies with all sorts of different kinds of things to buy

orla kiely brighton hove gifts

Orla Kiely cups a-plenty!

Brighton prints

Stunning local photography

dragonfly gift shop brighton hove

Lots of bags, purses and scarves

dragonfly gift shop brighton hove

Jewellery, body care products and some cute ducks

homeware dragonfly gift shop brighton hove

Stylish homeware

dragonfly gift shop brighton hove

Liberty, Cath Kidston and Kirsty Allsopp floral stationery goodness

owl biscuit jars tins

Plus check out these two chaps - adorable owl biscuit jars

I can't share what I picked up Mum as she reads my blog and it hasn't been Christmas yet, but I can show you something I picked up for myself - really couldn't resist this rose gold Estella Bartlett necklace, how pretty?

estella bartlett necklace brighton hove

The Instagram pic doesn't pay it justice but lighting is so rubbish at the moment that it was all I could do at the time!

I shall be showing you the pretty things that I bought my Mum in another blog post, but if you'd like to pay the shop a visit you can do - the ladies who work in there are simply lovely, like I said before the gift selection is great, and it's away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city in the leafy Poet's Corner part of Hove. It's for sure one of my favourite local retailers and I really would like to thank Barclaycard for letting me treat myself and of course my Mum in this lovely little shop.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Week That Was 24/11 - 30/11 2013

My week wasn't super exciting photo wise, but I started a new job which so far I am loving getting my teeth into.

Here's a little round up of what happened:

Tea Cake and Make Instagram selfiesunday night sewing with deftones

Sunday - A rare photo of my face on the way to eat some roast dinner, wearing the scarf I won in Lyndsay's recent giveaway. Then getting some stitching done in the evening to some good ole Deftones.

ollie and nic leather satchel bagpalmeira square hove winter

Monday - My new Ollie & Nic Donna bag ready to start my new job and the gorgeous square right by my new office - love the fact that I am only 5 minutes from the beach!

allie brosh booklunch at cafe and salvage hove

Tuesday - Received this on Monday but spent most of this evening with my electric blanket on and tucked up with my new 'Hyperbole and a Half' book. Preceded by a yummy lunch at Cafe and Salvage in Hove.

Wednesday - obviously nothing too exciting to take photos of, I did however have dinner at Rodizio Preto followed by seeing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was  amazing!

palmeira square tree and lights

Thursday - I admired the tree right by my office - there's also a Menorah but I am yet to get a decent photo -  here's hoping that I can get a better photo in the next couple of days to post onto my Instagram.

Friday - after work drinks so I didn't take any photos!

russell brand messaiah complex dvdlego advent calendar

Saturday - night in with Russell Brand's new DVD and some Ben and Jerry's. Then getting excited for starting my new Lego Star Wars advent calendar.

Blog posts - DIY Blackboard Frame and  the newest free Silhouette shapes for Christmas.

How was your week? Did you do anything fun? What kind of advent calendar do you have?

Fancy checking out other blogger's weeks? Click on the link below to see Hannah's link party:


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