Sunday, 23 November 2014

LATELY....














~New Christmas jumpers for me and the little dude - Mine is from M&S (now sold out), Fletcher's is from Next

~Goodies from America - My sister recently went to Disneyworld, Florida and she very kindly picked up a few bits that I was after whilst she was there.  Victoria's Secret really do the most flattering and beautiful underwear.  Their bath and shower products are so fruity and girly - perfect for layering and creating a subtle, fresh, everyday fragrance.

~Still working out - I love making time to work out.  I'm still following Kayla Itsines BBG, it motivates me, clears my head and I really do feel amazing afterwards (well after I've had my shower anyway).

~Baking - I baked raspberry trifle cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery book to take to work for my birthday last week and they went down a storm. The cases are from Lakeland if your wondering.

~Mani & Tea - Essie Forever Yummy and a really old gloopy black by Rimmel (which is now in the bin it was THAT bad) and tea always tastes better in a Cornishware mug.

~Woodland walks - We've been doing a lot of these lately, exploring new woodland areas in Cornwall that we have never been to before.  These pictures were taken at Pendarves Wood and the heavens opened just as we walked past a little bird watching hut.  It was lovely listening to the rain beating down on our shelter as we poked our heads out and watched it makes little ripples in the lake.

Keep Smiling
xxx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

UNIFORM FOR COLD DAYS




Jumper-Joy//Vest-Primark//Jeggings-Dorothy Perkins//Ankle Boots-Aldo//Hat-H&M 

Vest+Jumper+Skinny Jeans+Ankle Boots - This is a typical outfit for colder days.  Its definitely getting colder here in Kernow now and I've literally been living in ankle boots or brogues....ballet pumps just aren't cutting it in the rain i'm afraid.

The jumper is quite a new purchase from Joy The Store, its nice and baggy and I really like the print (its also in the sale so grab it quick if you like it).  I love how the green skinnies complement the navy.  And can we just take a second to appreciate how lovely this hat is too! It's also new and I have a feeling it will be staying firmly on my head for the foreseeable future.

This weekend I am celebrating my birthday.  My actual birthday is on Tuesday and I will  be working so i'm celebrating early but more about that next time.  For now its time to get my morning workout done, take a shower and hit the shops for some Christmas shopping.  Have a lovely weekend everyone.

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xxx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Love this pic of me and my boy!

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween yesterday.  Fletcher spent from 7:10am-7pm as a vampire, we carved pumpkins, picked up a prescription from the GP surgery and then spent the afternoon driving to Saltash to look at a car (which I subsequently didn't end up buying) so you know it was a pretty standard non scary day really but Fletcher didn't seem to mind.   In all honesty i'm not sure he really understood the whole concept of Halloween, he asked me the day before if Father Christmas was going to be there??

I however celebrated Halloween on Thursday night when I dressed up as a Zombie/Corpse Bride for my Zumba class. We learnt the routine to Backstreet Boys - Everybody and my costume won best dressed, turns out I'm pretty good at making myself look revolting.  It was such an awesome night!

Have a wonderful weekend guys.

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xxx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A LITTLE BIT OF AUTUMN

Oh I do love me a bit of Autumn............

Everything just feels that little bit more cosier.  The air is crisp and the leaves are crunchy and beautiful shades of red, orange, yellow and brown.

Autumn is all about fluffy socks//wellies//tartan//brogues//halloween//pumpkin pie//berry lipstick//darker nail polish//hot chocolates by the fire//walks in the woods//bonfire night//apple picking//cinnamon//layering//scarves//hats//mittens

Whats not to love about Autumn.  I'll leave you with some pics of what we've been getting up to so far since the leaves started falling.

 A lovely stroll through the woods
 The perfect leaf

 He's a bit of a pro on his balance  bike now

 Time for a snack break
 "look daddy its the Gruffalo"

 Little piglets at the farm
 Muddy Puddles
 Chief picker


 Umm you've got something on your chin darling
 Tartan scarf from Dorothy Perkins here





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xxx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

SEPTEMBER FAVOURITES

Heres a round up of what I've been loving throughout September.

Beauty/Cosmetics
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya 42 - I have a couple of these lip butters and they are a dreamy creamy sensation. This colour is definitely my favourite and I wore it pretty much everyday through September. My only problem is I never reapply any of my lip products throughout the day. I put it on in the morning and that's it for the day I'm going to make it my mission to try and reapply throughout October!

Eyelash curlers - it's amazing what a difference curling your eyelashes can do for you. I've recently started doing this again (after being too lazy to do it for a while) and seriously it adds on about 15 seconds to my application routine and makes my lashes look longer and my eyes brighter.  These ones I think I bought from Superdrug donkeys ago!

Haircare

Batiste XXL volume dry shampoo - this gives volume like no other.  I have quite thick hair but it can sometimes look a bit flat at the root. I spray this onto my roots and ruffle it up with my fingertips and voila volumised textured hair. Perfect for my shorter do.


Blogs

Roses and Rolltops - I've been following Rebecca via Instagram since her house was featured in Ideal Home around June time. I then watched her beautiful wedding take shape on 3rd July (the very same day Fletch was diagnosed with T1 diabetes). She started a blog in August documenting her wedding, beautiful house and love of travel and I'm hooked. Rebecca just seems like such a lovely genuine girl.
From Gem with Love - I've followed Gem's blog for YEARS! It was one of the first blogs I started to follow. The best way I can describe Gem is as an English Rose, she is beautiful! Her photography is incredible and I adore the way she writes. She's so real and down to earth and I wish her all the best with her new photography venture.

Fashion/accessories

Black Jeggings Dorothy Perkins  - definitely my most worn item for September. They are so comfy and stretchy and black goes with everything.
Havaianas - As we had the mildest September in history I was able to wear my Havaianas for a large portion of it. These are the BEST flip flops. I have another pair which are years old and still look brand new.

Movie/TV show

New Girl - I had a ton of these on my sky planner to watch (we got a bit caught up with Breaking Bad you see). I love how stupid and funny this is and Zooey Deschanel is my ultimate girl crush


Food/Drink

Butterkist Salted Popcorn - I love salted popcorn with a passion and love nothing more than having shrivelled up lips from all the salt. This stuff usually comes out on movie night (which is typically a Friday or Saturday) Dylan loves sweet though so we have to alternate between the two, marriage is all about compromise after all. Butter popcorn on the other hand is YUK!

Song/Album


Taylor Swift Shake it off - hands down my favourite song of the month. I love the music video too, I've got a lot of time for someone who can take the piss out of themselves.  Taylor can do no wrong in my eyes.


Random

Nose piercing - I had been toying with the idea of getting my nose pierced for a while (it's all Amy from The Little Magpie fault) and I decided it's now or never really as I'm 30 and it kinda seems like a mid life crisis or something but hey whatever, I did it and I love it.
Going Brunette - I said goodbye to the ombre right at the end of September.  It was time for it to go, I felt ready for healthy brunette locks for Autumn and I'm so glad I did because my hair is really thankful for it.

What have you been loving lately?

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xxx




Saturday, 20 September 2014

AUTUMN OUTERWEAR & ACCESSORIES

Autumn Outerwear & Accessories


ASOS pea coat / Zara coat / Red or Dead brogues/ Michael Kors Purse / Kate spade watch / H M woolen shawl/ H M braided scarve/ H M band hat / Topshop fedora hat / Sorel Caribou Boots

Autumn officially starts tomorrow.  I can't believe that summer is over and boy did we have a good one this year.  I managed a good amount of trips to the beach and even had a swim in the sea on more than one occasion.

This year I am a big fan of tan, camel, grey and navy (as you can probably tell from the above set). I am on the hunt for a perfect camel coat.  I really like the ASOS one pictured above but i'm really hoping Zara come out with one as I feel they get coats 'just right' (i mean just look at the lovely grey one).  I've already bought the brogues and am looking forward to styling them with tights and a skirt and skinnies too.  I love the Sorel boots too, I think they are a great alternative to Uggs (I feel like Uggs have been done to death now)

Whats on your autumn wish list?

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xxx


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

CAPE CORNWALL

OUTFIT DETAILS - Jeans/Gap-Shirt/Newlook-Vest/Primark-FlipFlops/Havaianas

Last Saturday we took a little trip to St Just and Cape Cornwall and let me tell you something, jeans were a bad choice that day!! It was grey and cloudy when we left and by the time we got there I would have given anything to had been wearing shorts.  It turned out to be such a lovely sunny day.

We had a little stroll around St Just town, had a saffron bun (after trying to figure out how many carbs were in it!) we then made our way down to Priests Cove which is a cute little stony beach with lovely views of Lands End.  The Brison's rocks in the middle of the sea are said to resemble Charles De Gaulle in a bath. Fletcher went on a mission to throw every stone from the beach into the sea......after realising that this would take him an eternity we called it a day and made our way back to the car.  We then drove home to our mansion as pictured above (a girl can dream right!).

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xxx