8 June 2016

CAMPING READY STYLE WITH REGATTA & WIN TICKETS TO KENDAL CALLING FESTIVAL


Camp ready, kendall calling festival, campsite style, competitionAs you know we are huge Festival goers and there's nothing we love more than relaxing outdoors, listening to music and hanging out with friends, plus it's so much fun seeing the kiddo run wild and free. You might remember our family adventures at End of the Road Festival, Just So and Wilderness Festival *good times all round*. So when Regatta Outdoors asked if I would like to travel down to Kent with a few other bloggers to get camping ready and style my site, I was totally game for some fun. 
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6 June 2016

BEAUTIFUL DIY CURTAIN TIES BACKS ON A BUDGET // INTERIOR INSPIRATION

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Ever since I revealed my room makeover I've had some lovely emails and messages from you lovely lot *blushes and huge thanks!* and quite a few of you have been asking how I made my DIY curtain tie backs! Well as they only cost me the grand total of £10 for two, I thought I would share it on the blog with a little Make It tutorial. I really love the pale natural wood, especially against the grey, as I think it definitely adds a touch of Scandi style to the room. 

They are so super simple to make all you need is:

• 6ft of grey suede cord or string.
• 2 x 2ich diameter wood beads
• 8 x 1.5inch diameter wood beads
• 4 x 1 inch diameter wood beads
• 16 x 1/3 inch (or 1 cm roughly) diameter wood beads
• Scissors

 DIY curtain ties backs, interior curtains, curtain tie backs diy, designCut your cord in half and start to thread the beads on using the following pattern:
1 small bead (SB) / 1inch / 1 SB / 1.5inch bead / 1SB / 1.5inch bead / 1SB / 2inch bead / 1SB / 1.5inch bead / 1SB / 1.5inch bead / 1SB / 1inch / 1SB. 

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Once you have created your repeated pattern then tie off the ends, making sure you leave a loop for your curtain tie backs to fit onto the hook on the wall. Cut of any excess cord or string and then admire your handy work! 

 DIY curtain ties backs, interior curtains, curtain tie backs diy, design

It really is that easy! It took me about five minute to make both and you can pick up the wooden beads in most craft shops – or Hobbycraft in the UK – and it gives a lovely finish to your curtains, creating beautiful wooden curtain tie backs on a budget!

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 Have you got any DIY home hacks planned for your home?

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4 June 2016

WASHED IN HAPPINESS & SUMMER STYLE



I'm not sure if you've sensed my excitement but it's officially June – my birthday month – which means fun celebrations, long hazy days and warm summer nights, and so far the weather is playing ball. I don't know about you but with the change of seasons comes a frenzied hunt for the perfect summer style staples to fill my wardrobe, so I knew I struck gold when I saw the new collection from FatFace. Full of soft cottons, pre-washed denims, floaty linens in an array of colour and prints, it certainly makes a shopping trip washed in happiness. I was thrilled to received the most beautiful hamper – thanks FatFace! – filled with a selection of styles to road test on a day out with the kiddo and I knew exactly where we should spend the afternoon!We jumped into the car and headed to Tyntesfield, our local National Trust property, with the most beautiful Orangery and fresh cut flower gardens *swoon* and while F played on the various tractors, I explored the hidden corners filled with botanical delights. 
I've practically been living in this FatFace Denim Fringed Skirt as it's perfect with pretty much any top and I love the acid wash A-line mini style. I teamed it up with this fun linen FatFace Batik Fish Linen T-shirt, a firm fave in their summer look book. We wandered around the stunning orangery and hunted for lemons and checked out the giant cacti, while I dreamed of a space like this to grow our own – a girl can dream right ;) 

The gardens were filled with the most beautiful blooms, fragrant roses, fallen petals and a wonderful kids play area with a ride on tractor and cafe for those in need of coffee or cream teas. In fact, it was quite tricky to persuade the kiddo to leave his new found treasures and when we got home I found a pocket full of pink petals stashed away. 

The next day we woke to more sunshine and smiles and headed to our local cafe to pick up my must have caffiene fix. I wore the FatFace Ava Batik Fish Dress and teamed it up with my old pair of leather sandals. The soft floaty dress has pockets, that is great for running around with a small, also I love that you can tie it in at the waist to create a flattering shift dress style.
Everytime I wear this dress my I imagine balmy Greek Islands in the med, walking along sandy shores under a burning sunset *sigh* it's definitely creating some wanderlust. If I did manage to tear myself away this summer I know I would be keen to let my legs see some vitimin D, and these super cute cotton chino shorts and colour matching Southwold Linen T-shirt  would be the first things I pack. I can't resist a bit of blush and it always reminds me of my fave 80's film, Pretty in Pink!

Now I don't know about you, but I have been super eager to try out the hottest fashion trend from the Spring/Summer catwalks, yes I am talking about the mid-length leg! Whether it's floaty cullottes that float your boat or Denim Capri Jeans, everyone seems to be wearing them or have an opinion on them. I've always stuck to skinnies as they are my fail safe style and I love the slick Opal Blue super skinnies from FatFace. I promise you won't find a comfier denim to pop your legs into, but rather than play it safe I decided to try out a new look and teamed up a super floaty Landstone Linen Swing Vest with a pair of these cool retro wide legged capri jeans and my faithful leopard print jacket. What do you think? Can I pull it off? Paul isn't so sure but I love the look, especially with my chunky platform sandals and I think it's a great one for a night out with the girls, sipping cocktails outdoors.
Have you seen anything for to add to your summer wardrobe? I've already spotted another dress that I can't wait to try from FatFace. *This post is written in collaboration with FatFace. All words and opinions are 100% my own. 




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3 June 2016

CANOPY & STARS GETAWAY AT KNEPP WILDLAND SAFARI

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Just like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as soon as the golden ticket dropped through the letter box I was excited, I mean what do you pack for wild adventure? As part of the CS Collective – you might remember my day at Harptree Court or us trying our hand at winter glamping but this was something special – I had been invited by Canopy & Stars for getaway at Knepp Wildland Safari with some lovely bloggers, and channel my inner girl scout by collecting badges as part of their Year of Wild.
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