So True!


Sunday, 28 October 2012

I saw this today on Abby Goes Design Scouting, via Cup of Jo, and it made me smile.  I don't know about you but I'm terrible for expecting results immediately, and then wanting to quit as soon as I realise I'm actually no good at something.  I guess the sayings "good things come to those who wait" or "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again" are popular sayings for a reason!

(Drawing Demetri Martin)

Getting In The Picture


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

I read this on the weekend and, as a mum, it totally made me stop and think. So, today whilst we were out in the park for a particularly drizzly family walk, I wanted to make sure I caught a moment with Sam on camera. No, I don't like my hair as it was all limp and horrible from the raincloud which had descended on us. And I can't bear seeing all the wrinkles that seem to be gathering, worryingly, around my eyes, but that's sooo not the point...  One day Sam will look back at these photos and just see him and me, his mum, hanging out in the park and having a laugh!

Ho Hum


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

I've discovered some new blogs this week which has been nice... Little Birdie, Hello Olive, My Scandinavian Home and Morten and Me. It's been fun reading through some of their recent posts and finding inspiration and a fresh perspective from what these gals are in to and choose to write about. And in some ways these blogs kind of popped up at the right time too, when I was beginning to feel a bit fed up and, I don't know, a bit blah about all things bloggy.  

Therefore this morning's post from Morten and Me really rang true with me today... (read it here) Sometimes there's just nothing going on.  Well nothing interesting anyway. You know, life is just normal, mundane perhaps. Don't get me wrong, I love my design blogs as much as the next person (what do you think I aspire to here!) and read my favourite blogs daily. But just sometimes I don't have my morning cup of tea in a beautiful, handleless scandinavian-inspired designer mug, and maybe this morning I ate just boring old toast for breakfast off my daughter's plastic animal plate because all the grown up plates were still in the dishwasher. It was just nice to hear that for everyone sometimes life is just life. And we all have dull photos... (but actually the best thing about those pics of our boring old life is that, to us, if we're lucky, they're not dull photos at all!) :)

Here's a few dull photos of our trip to the park today... I love this time of year, Autumn is so pretty.

Out and about scootin'

Sam recently discovered the swings!

A dab hand at the swings!

Looking cool in Daddy's sunglasses!

Birthday Lists


Saturday, 6 October 2012

So it's my birthday in one month from today (32, eek!) and I have to confess I've been busy tweaking my birthday wish list for a few weeks now. Am I too old to still be making birthday lists? Yes maybe, but I find it fun compiling lists of things that I'm into at the moment and apparently I can be one tricky customer to buy for sometimes so a wish list never fails to point my family in the right direction of what will put a smile on my face!

Do you make birthday lists? Do you like buying for others from a wish list or do you think presents should be surprises?

Here's an overview of my birthday list this year...

Anthony Burrill Prints


Friday, 5 October 2012

I don't know if you know of Anthony Burrill but his bold statement prints are really great and definitely worth checking out.  We've just had these two framed and I'm excited about getting them up on the wall this weekend!

images via

Winter Blues


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

It's getting cold out, and wet too :( Winter's coming and although I love dressing for the cold season (new boots, knitwear, scarves, etc!), I do start to feel a little down in the mouth... the grey days, the dark evenings, it can all get a bit gloomy.  So when I saw this house tour on one of my favourite blogs Seventy Tree, I just had to bookmark it for days when I need a little lift and a bit of inspiration.  It's such a gorgeous home, and I mean a really gorgeous! Take a peek for yourself.

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