Saturday, 19 April 2014

Duo

If you read my last post then you'll know that I spent the majority of this week away in Wales with some of my favourite people, but whilst there I didn't forget about my little corner of the interweb and you guys. Managing to somehow fit my tripod in my already full suitcase, I got a few pics of some of the outfits I wore whilst there. 
Going away with a bunch of 13-23 year olds meant it was a little difficult to get outfit photos that didn't have someone photo bombing them (hence why some of these are rather blooper worthy), so I decided to combine the two outfits I got pictures of into one bumper post featuring them both, instead of two rather small posts. 
Let me know which of the two is your favourite!     






Outfit 1 -
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tee - Primark     Skirt - New Look
Boots - Primark    Lips - Revlon - Macaroon
Outfit 2 - 
Tshirt - Topshop Sale     Jeans - M&S
Ring - Camden Market 



Love
God bless

Friday, 18 April 2014

Cuddle in a cup

If you've read one of my last few posts then you'll know that from Monday to Thursday this week I was off in Wales adventuring, exploring and creating magic and madness with Group, (my crazy extended family of 40+ of my favourite people)
I was part of the team that helped organise the few organised activities, one of which I thought I'd share with all of you today,  as its such a wonderful and adaptable DIY! 
Somewhat inspired by this (here) A Beautiful Mess DIY, and some of the things we've done in the past, we created this fun little diy/activity for one of the evenings in the girls chalet. Over the years we've done that, err, thing, where you write your name at the top of a piece of paper and pass it round for everyone to write something, lovely positive encouraging etc etc. So when asked to help organise the girlie activity, we thought it might be fun to take this to the next level, and instead of paper, use mugs. But instead of writing sentences or paragraphs, we could only use one word, although some people cheated and wrote phrases once we'd started going. I don't think I know a bigger group of tea/coffee/hot chocolate drinkers, well, mainly tea actually, but you get the picture, so we knew that the girls would definitely use them on a regular basis. Which is what we were hoping, as we wanted them to be able to see and read what everyone had written to encourage them, cause yano, us girls don't always have the greatest opinions of ourselves.    
After all those rambles I better explain this DIY to you guys, and how you can adapt it for yourselves. 
Things you'll need:
- Plain ceramic mugs (ours were from Argos)
- Sharpie marker pens
-Oven/grill 
This would be an amazing thing to do for birthday parties or presents, hen parties, baby showers, youth groups, family gatherings, and well, anything you want to do it for, as it's sooooo simple. 
Here's the bare bones of what we did, and how to make sure your words or decorations don't rub off:
-Pass out the mugs and sharpies, make sure everyone has their own mug.
-Get everyone to write their name somewhere on the mug, we wrote ours on the handle (we also wrote the date on the bottom)
-Then just get started, this is the point where we started to pass the mugs around and write on them about each other. But, just like the A Beautiful Mess DIY (here) if you just want to write or draw on a mug yourself,or decorate them for another reason, then start getting creative and add your design/drawing.
-Once all done, put all of your mugs into the oven at 350 Fahrenheit, leaving them in for 30 mins. Do not preheat the oven, instead switch it on once your mugs are in. Putting them in the oven means that your designs, words, encouragements or drawings won't rub off the first time you wash it, and they're sealed in.  
-After the 30 mins is up, turn the oven off and leave your mugs in it while it cools down.
-Handy tip : After you've washed your mug, when drying it try not to rub to hard and to pat dry instead, to avoid your designs or words rubbing off or smudging a little. 
Oh and DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE DISH WASHER!          

I hope this inspires one or two of you, and maybe you'll even do this yourselves with your friends and family, or maybe you'll just take the essence of this DIY and make it your own. Oh, and some point over the next few weeks I'll probably put up a little life style post with some pictures and stories from my holiday. 

Love 
God bless  

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

By the time we get through, the world will never ever be the same







Outfit -
Tshirt - Topshop (sale)  Trousers - Topshop
Boots - Primark  Ring - Shop Dixi

This is an outfit I've kinda fallen for, and as a result have worn multiple times over the last few weeks. Which means that I had to share it with you guys at some point, and well, this is the point, even though these pictures were taken before I got my hair chopped and dyed again.

Love
God bless

Monday, 14 April 2014

And changed your hair, but the look in those eyes says..








Outfit -
Shirt - Topshop  Jeans - M&S
Leather Jacket - Topshop  Shoes - Topshop (sale)
Rings - Rokit Vintage, Camden Market, Shop Dixi
Necklace - H&M   Lips - Revlon - Candy Apple 

You might be able to tell from the post title, or the pictures, that a few days ago I had my hair done again. I had it done just before Christmas, and finally got it done again this weekend. Although it doesn't normally look like it does in these pictures, it was just crazily windy when I took these snaps, turning my hair into the love child of a scarecrow and birds nest.
You may also have gathered from this post that monochrome is becoming a firm favourite of mine, which is very very true. I just can't help myself, even though spring is trying to become a permanent fixture in our lives.

Oh, and this is a scheduled post, as this lunch time I went off to Wales for a few days with Group. I'll be gone to the land of sheep and no 3G until Thursday, so if I suddenly go dead in the social media world/blogasphere it's not because I've disappeared. I'll just be in a dead zone.

Love
God bless  

Friday, 11 April 2014

The moon's so bright you could drive with your headlights out..






Outfit -
Jumper - Topshop  Skirt - New Look
Boots - Primark
Rings- Shop Dixi, Camden Market
Lips - Revlon - Berry Smoothie

You might have guessed at this point that I've be come very, very obsessed with this skirt. I've just fallen head over cut out boots for it, really.

Love
God bless