Friday, 16 November 2018

Pretty, girly Ikea home decor... and extras!

Pretty girly IKEA shabby chic home decor haul, what I bought
We live a million miles away from pretty much any big department store haha, my favourite thing to do when we pop down to the midlands is straightaway take a trip to IKEA. I always buy too many nick nacks and food, always daim bars. We also had a quick stop off at the huge 'Outfit' outlet store, which holds an insane variety of famous brands, well to my tiny mind, including Topshop, Accessorize, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins... Here are some irresistibly girly buys and homeware pieces I found.
Pretty girly IKEA shabby chic home decor haul, what I bought

Sunday, 11 November 2018

The perfect shabby chic mini makeup drawers

Girly shabby chic makeup storage and beauty product organisation ideas
I recently purchased these really pretty white drawers from ebay. I love the look of the clear plastic muji display drawers and the idea of seeing all the products inside through the case, but wanted to
 avoid putting things on display, to avoid attracting the attention of a certain inquisitive person Oscar.
Girly shabby chic makeup storage and beauty product organisation ideas
They are like a miniature set of drawers, they are crisp white and have two drawers that open out, complete with little knobs, and a place on top to store makeup brushes, or lipsticks if I'm brave, but I

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Hello Leon, newest My Hummy sleep aid bear*

My Hummy newborn baby toddler sleep aid white noise toy review
Hello Leon, our brand new bedtime bear from MyHummy, baby sleep aid experts. Just today they released a brand new range of soft and snuggly bears to lull infants and me to slumber with unique white noise technology, to help your little ones settle down and comfort them when they wake in the night. You can find all the new gorgeous 'Sweethearts' and 'Smarthearts' here! Here are my thoughts...
My Hummy newborn baby toddler sleep aid white noise toy review
  I had no idea what to buy for the early, newborn days or what to invest in, I thought that knowledge would automatically come to me once I became a parent. I didn't have a clue what I needed, where to 

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The tricks we just used to buy our first home!

House hacks, shabby chic girly pastel bedroom
Ahh home. I've been wanting to create this post for a while, since August 2017 when we managed to purchase our first home. Here I detail the exact tricks we used for purchasing a property in the UK. Out of interest, taking a look at how much it is worth since we bought it, it's risen in value by around £200 in only a year! If you want to know the tool I used for this go to SunLife and use their calculator here. It is lovely having the security of a home, means that you have that much value to your name and potential money for the future. I wanted to put together a little guide I wished I'd had when navigating the whole house hunting process, exactly what we did to purchase ours - and what no one told me...
House hacks, shabby chic girly pastel bedroom
With the deposit and mortgage!

 This is what we did for our deposit... Our deposit was pretty huge. As much as we saved and saved, we still needed about ten times the amount we had. What we did, something that is becoming more

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Autumn and October photo diary

Girly lifestyle blog pink photo diary
 It's Saaturday! I am so excited to indulge in the beauty that is Saturday night tv and catch up on lovely blogs. Here is a random roundup of photos I took recently, those I haven't shown on my blog so far... 

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Twelve princessy things you can do

Modern day princess things, self care beauty rituals
In your pyjamas! As weird as it sounds, honestly there are so many little rituals that I love doing and give me princessy vibes. It means I have some control over my life even though I cannot control the
tiredness, I can still live in a beautiful way. There are limits but I am in control. One of my favourite parts of having Oscar has been being able to discover being a child again with him, making forts or castles out of cardboard boxes. I feel like we can strip back our adult persona and we are still children underneath, fashioned from those same basic emotions. I feel like we can connect with that side of us still, a side that is pleased by glitter and ice cream and the bones of skeleton leaves...

1. For a lovely bedtime ritual - purchase a sleep mask or a night cream for supple, soft skin, the Lush Sleepy body lotion is so lovely to apply before bed! Maybe try some fluffy, fleecy socks or a silk pillowcase and an extra poofy pillow my dream bedtime routine: face planting a cloud of loveliness

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Free girly and shabby chic fall wallpapers

Free girly, feminine, shabby chic and blush pink fall phone wallpapers
 I am forever alternating the wallpapers on my phone, laptop, I can never just decide on one haha. I feel so excited for Halloween, I'm like a little kid. I have been looking out for autumnal wallpapers since

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

What I bought, a blog beauty and candle haul

Beauty blog fashion and autumn candle haul, what I bought
I went in to Boots to pick up my favourite foundation and there was a 3 for 2 offer across all makeup. I picked up these two Essie shades I've been wanting to try for so long, Mademoiselle and Muchi Muchi.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Girly shabby chic new room makeover

Girly shabby chic room makeover and mori girl room ideas
 For a while now I've been working on giving my room a little face lift, I replaced my raspberry walls with whiter, brighter cosy ice cream hues and pastels. I also added a few little candle holders and

Sunday, 30 September 2018

ABH Norvina palette international giveaway

 To say a huge thank you for reading my blog and leaving me comments I am giving away the famous Norvina palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills! I've been wanting to do a super special blog giveaway for

Friday, 28 September 2018

A little cosy autumnal reading nook

Girly cosy relaxing space, shabby chic reading nook
Pre room makeover, I had long resigned myself to the fact that I would never be able to move my bed and furniture around, due to my big bulky bed frame taking up most of my little room haha.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Room makeover print wishlist

Etsy shabby chic print blog wish list
I've been scouring Etsy for some prints to decorate my new and light walls and here are my favourites. Most of them are actual physical prints sent straight to your door and some of them are computer

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Five little life changes, update

1. Oscar is now going to nursery - asdfjk! You mean to tell me I have a baby and he is in nursery now? How did this happen? I'm doing the nursery run four times a week and am struggling to get over the hill

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Really cute autumnal finds

Girly autumn blog haul
 Every year I go looking for autumnal goodies, here are some lovely spooky bits and pieces I picked up last year! It's probably a bit early but I love to see the whole run up to halloween as a celebration in

Friday, 7 September 2018

The very pink backpack of dreams

Girly shopping haul beauty style fashion blog
I purchased this backpack from Accessorize as it was 20% off in the sale and wanted to share it with you on the blog. It's so, so pretty and the perfect back to school bag, or in my case day/nursery run bag...

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Oscar, sleepovers and My Hummy white noise toy*

My Hummy white noise newborn sleep aid review shabby chic baby blog
Hello little boy! It feels like forever since I did a baby update or family post, this now three year old won't stay still for coco pops. Right now Oscar loves finding tags on his clothing, spotted recycling vans

Thursday, 23 August 2018

How to build an 'aesthetical' blog

Here is how to build a blog with a certain aesthetic, in terms of how the word is used on instagram, or in other words a distinct and beautiful theme. This is not at all necessary while blogging, but it is so

Friday, 17 August 2018

Two weeks of the kiss pmd, review, before and after*

PMD Kiss lip plumping blog review before and after
Today I have a review of the PMD Kiss, a smart new device designed to boost collagen and create long lasting fuller lips. I have always had lips on the smaller side, I've always been curious as to what it's like

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Modern Lady of Shalott outfit ft River Island*

Lady of Shalott themed modern vintage romantic outfit
Tennyson's 'Lady of Shalott' and the various portraiture interpretations of her have long been my muses. I was so excited at the prospect of creating an outfit inspired by the poem and channelling his female

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Save, spend, sloths

Disney fashion beauty blog wishlist
My favourite thing to do in my free time when poor is make a wish list haha. Here are some of the cutest things I found on the web, featuring more Disney (check out my Disney brogue boots haul here) and sloths...

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Things I bought, Disney Marie & brogue boots

Blog fashion haul, Disney Marie collection
Hello birthday month! I can't believe we're in August now, lately I have been enveloped in some kind of depressive/anxious spell along with my M.E. I just want to say that it's totally fine to struggle or feel like

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Sherbet marshmallow bunny ear biscuits

Marshmallow bunny ears sugar cookies
The summer rains have come at last... a damp and drizzly afternoon, I finally decided to try making these marshmallow rabbit ears that have been floating about on my Pinterest for a while (find them here!) and attach

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Magical faraway lands I'd love to visit

Travel blogger wishlist, modern fairytale destinations
Hello all! Sorry for my absence, I've been away from the blog with an incredibly painful ear. I thought I would make something a little different... I have been glued to the Pinterest travel section, in between doses of extra

Monday, 9 July 2018

What's on my bedside table

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog
I keep my dressing table next to my bed as a kind of bedside table, it fits nice and snug in the corner of my small room and I love that I can keep my makeup remover stuff close to my bed. I thought I would make a little

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Shabby chic photo prop secret weapons

My favourite shabby chic blog photo prop ideas
Happy 4th July guys! In my last post I talked about being snap happy and thought I would share with you my shabby chic photo secret weapons, some useful bits and pieces that totally transform the look of your flatlays

Friday, 29 June 2018

A little Windermere summer shabby chic outing

Lake District mori shabby chic style blog
Happy Friday everyone! It's easy to feel a lot of pressure while blogging, am I thinking about branding, making my best images? Am I SEO friendly? It is so lovely to forget everything for a minute and go snap happy with

Friday, 22 June 2018

The cutest Disney purse of all time, under £10!

Primark Disney Alice in Wonderland collection purse
I found this purse in my local Primark in Lancaster and wanted to share it immediately! My Primark missed out on the beautiful Marie collections, I was over the moon to find the Disney Alice in Wonderland range in

Sunday, 17 June 2018

What I've been buying and getting up to, photo diary*

Shabby chic girly blog photo diary
 These kinds of posts are really great for just having a catch up, rambling about things while I'm having my tea and talking about what I've been loving lately. Right now it's raining, my ear is blocked and Oscar is eating

Monday, 11 June 2018

Victoria ITV cosplay, Scotland inspired look

Jenna Coleman Victoria cosplay vintage girl outfit
Hey guys, it me! I am back with another modern vintage outfit experiment, again inspired by the beautiful Jenna Coleman in ITV's Victoria. Something I always dreamed of doing is to be able to go out in full long skirt 

Thursday, 7 June 2018

What's in my spring bag and hayfever essentials*

What's in my bag blog and hayfever essentials
 I always love 'what's in my bag' posts, they are one of my favourite kind of posts to read, probably because I'm nosy haha! I think that the things kept in someone's bag can offer a unique look in to their world, namely

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Bird rock baby moccasin boots*

Bird Rock boots shabby chic baby wear review
Earlier this month we were very lucky to get our hands on the beautiful, soft baby and toddler booties by Bird Rock Baby and now the Moccasin boot for babies and young children of all ages. I always dreamed of buying

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Little boy's bear themed birthday, on a budget

Shabby chic boy party ideas, bear themed party
A couple of weeks ago my little boy turned three years old! I can't believe it, it seems like yesterday we were celebrating his first birthday. I wanted to make a little themed party for him and decided to get creative... I'd

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Small, yet productive things

Shabby chic vintage girl blog
Having ME... the tiniest thing like finding and putting on some leggings can leave me so overwhelmingly sicky and sleepy I need to lie down for ten minutes. I am so conscious of my capabilities and fight every day to meet

Monday, 14 May 2018

Strawberries, cream and french chateau dreams

Shabby chic blog room tour
The weather has been so lovely lately and there are late blossoms still around, it has felt like a kind of paradise stepping outside to air that is as warm as it is inside. Oh, to open the windows and let the hot air in and wear

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Plan a bluebell excursion with me*

Where to find bluebells, the best places for bluebells in the UK
Bluebells, birds and bubbling becks... bliss. It was the hottest day of the year so far, a rare and blissful 24c afternoon. A sudden rain shower and now the whole forest is steaming. The bluebells seem to have come out

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

My goodness gracious boy and new baby launches!*

Toddler baby shabby chic blog update
I woke up this morning to a lovely smell at my bedside, a fragrance that was strangely familiar. It didn't take me long to see the emptied bottle of Dior shower gel face down on my sheet and my whole dressing table

Friday, 4 May 2018

Ice cream and trinkets...

Pastel girly shabby chic blog wishlist
Now is the month of Maying! You just caught me drooling over home decor again... I love making wish lists as part of my blog and as an excuse to go window shopping haha, even though we are meant to be saving up for

Monday, 30 April 2018

How I use crystals in my every day routine

Alongside my dancing sloth notebook yasss I keep a collection of crystals tucked inside my bag, when I am not festooning our home, every room, or lining my pockets with them. Sometimes they are just pretty stones

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Modern white swan inspired outfit ft Boohoo*

Vintage mori girl fashion outfit ideas
Inspired by the swans that haunt the river in my town I decided to attempt an Odette or white swan inspired outfit, using this beautiful flowing skater dress by Boohoo. During the days of taking of these photos the

Sunday, 22 April 2018

A teeny, tiny kawaii haul

Kawaii blog stationary haul
I really like the idea of living minimally and having only a few possessions but sadly that doesn't seem to be happening for me any time soon haha. I also seem to like collecting and hoarding and spending any money I

Monday, 16 April 2018

A little tour around my town in spring

Lake District Kendal Cumbria
I wanted to make a little 'swanstagram' swan appreciation post... then decided to add in a few snaps I took around town on the same day. I am the nosiest person when it comes to seeing where people live haha, I am

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Spring photo diary, blossoms, sloths and babies

Spring photo diary pink girly blog aesthetic
If I was being realistic it might be 'bottoms, sharpies and baby related makeup carnage' but I don't have photos to cover those moments! So I will supply you with highlights from my month instead I will save those

Friday, 6 April 2018

Modern ITV Victoria inspired look

Jenna Coleman style old fashioned vintage girl inspired look
Only a little while ago I wrote about my favourite modern Victoria style picks here, modern pieces that emulate the look of Jenna's gowns, a ruffle here, an off shoulder neckline there. I've been on the lookout for

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Notes from a gerbil crazy human

About gerbils pet shabby chic blogger
As a gerbil breeder I often feel like the parent and grandmother to many tiny, funny individuals. After purchasing brothers Hei Hei and Sushi last year, I have since gone on to breed them, they are now one year old

Monday, 26 March 2018

Princess sleeps here, Marie pyjama giveaway!

Disney blog international giveaway
I have put together a little Rafflecopter giveaway for the chance to win a lovely bundle of pick me ups to thank you for reading my ordinary little blog haha! I wish I could gift you all for your support as it means so much to

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

A few things spring

Favourite pink girly nostalgic shabby chic spring things
Happy first day of spring all! The new season has been so late to bloom this year, I'm just starting to see a sliver of evidence outside the museum in our town as the earliest milk pink blossoms begin to peek outside of their