Wedding Wednesday’s: 2 Year Countdown /16

Ok so we are at the 2 year mark and I have actually booked something for the wedding. The photographer. She’s amazing and she’s a friend and I seriously can’t wait. I will do a big post on her closer to the time for you guys, because you all need to see her work.

But yeah two years, it’s crazy how quickly the months are going by. I really have to step it up a notch now, find a venue at least. But hey two years should be enough right?

But yeah crazy crazy. There a few things I have sorted out, the budget, guest list and possible colours are on the go. Here are my last few choices of colours.

 

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These are all from color collective, my  choice of colours is peach with mint greens and blues…I really like the green and peach in this palette.

 

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Christmas Etsy Wishlist

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Ok so this is a pretty epic wreath isn’t it. Geometrics are in so why not go all out for Christmas and wow your neighbours with this beaut. But at £121. It might set you back a little. This is from Hruskaa.

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Some fancy decor to put up to make your house uber festive. This is from printable home.

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Another festive print to spruce your home up at Christmas with. This is from Mooseberry Paper Co. Maybe do a gallery wall themed with Christmas graphics.

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Paper garlands as decorations? Yes please and these look so great it wouldn’t matter if you forgot to take them down. Transparent Es Decor.

 

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I am totally loving the prints this time. I just think it’s such a cool way to decorate your house for the holidays. no? This is from Cassia Beck Collage.

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Awesome wrapping paper, to make your presents pop. This is so cute too. This is from Normans Printery.

So just a few little snippets of Christmas to get you in the mood…just a little bit…



Weekend Antics: I can’t fight Christmas anymore

Ok so I have officially given in to the early Christmas celebrations. After working a ten hour shift on the bar last night during a Christmas Craft fair I admitted defeat. By the end of the day I had listened to countless christmas songs, my clothes were infused with mulled wine and the evidence of mince pies were all over the bar floor. I even bought some tinsel and my mum got me a Christmas decoration. I know I know. We are only just half way through December. But fear not because there are a few things I won’t be doing until the 1st+ of December. Like buying a tree, and putting decorations up. I feel thats where the true will power is..waiting to get your tree. It’s Richard’s sister Beth’s birthday late November so we must celebrate that before any proper Christmas decorating or such comes in.

 

But don’t fret because I do have some fun Christmas things lined up, which will start this week. Edible, decorative and full of inspiration I hope. So let’s just admit defeat, and start taking about Christmas. As it’s already all over the place anyway.

 

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Thank god it’s Friday.

So this morning at 5.20am I dropped Richard off at the train station and while driving home heard an almighty bang, my exhaust had partly fallen off…its tipping down with rain and I have pulled over in an industrial estate, I know what your thinking it sounds like a horror film, and I’m telling you it kind of was. So lying on the floor in the pouring rain, there it is my exhaust on the floor. So I did what any rational 25 year old with no breakdown cover would do. I rang my mum. After having Richard on the phone too, I found a 24hour garage, where a nice man came and helped with my mum driving out to help.. An hour later we were home and I was back in bed recovering from the rain, and broken down morning.

But it’s all fixed and was rather cheap apparently only the clamp went or something so yay for that and our contract has been approved, and we managed to do it all without paying any more fees to the evil estate company I mentioned the other day. So all in all, it worked out.  But thank god it’s Friday, I am working all weekend but this week has been an almighty hell of a week, so I am looking forward to taking my mind off the week by working my butt off.

Ok so as a warning my Christmas fanatics will start soon, I have eaten my weight in Christmas Sandwiches, and to be honest I am so looking forward to moving into our new place, having a Christmas party and just decorating the place head to toe. Plus I am having a massive declutter of the house, there’s no better excuse to get rid of some things then moving house!!

 

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Looking at some of my old photographs from the last couple of years, I found this one quite calming..I may take a drive in our newly fixed car back here and chill…

 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.



He Says She Waffles, Cirencester

Ok so yesterday me and Richard were looking for something fun to have for lunch when we came across this little place down a side street.

 

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So we spotted the sign and went in, its in on the Cirencester highstreet, and I am telling you, you have to go.

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Filled with fun decor, and a funky orange and black colour scheme, I could have stayed here all day trying the many options they offer. The milkshake flavours alone are endless.

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Wedding Wednesday’s: My Etsy Picks /15

Ok so I have a budget sorted now it’s time to really start planning this wedding! Here are some Etsy finds which I think would look great at any wedding.

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You can never go wrong with pretty tape, as this company also does custom designs..why not get your save the dates on tape?? I like the idea of using pretty tape to seal favours and invitations. This s from Chamby and Cor.

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Why not create a pretty backdrop for a Photo Booth section? Just look at all the colours, its a fun way to spruce up your pictures and it’s something a bit different. This is from Pom Love. They have so many cute things on their shop too. il_570xN.673337529_1p2n

 

I think this could be great as little gifts for your bridesmaids. Just look at the confetti fun!! This is from Kindah

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a cute favour idea or something cute to add as decoration? Or give your bridesmaids a little gift bag?? This is from Lampshade Bash.

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Thank you cards are a must, and I think these are just awesome!! Say thank you in style. This is from Wednesday Press.

 

 

 

 

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Bar mats, why not? You can get them blank here then maybe by a stamp? I really like the idea of this, add something fun and personal to the big day. This is from Haute Papier.

 

To be honest I can not wait till we get a venue sorted and I can start buying and making things for the big day..

 

Hope you enjoyed Wedding Wednesday’s.



Feeling a little bit stressed?

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Yes yes I am. I officially hate estate agents, or at least one in particular, gah theres nothing worse then spending your day emailing and ringing and arguing. I can honestly feel my shoulders and back just tighten up.  I hate ringing people and I hate it more if I know it’s not going to be a great conversation. Anyway I am trying desperately to calm my heart rate down, and to relax my body. Why is it when we get even the littlest bit worked up we automatically tighten our bodies up and go rigid. I am thinking I am going to do a few stretches and then take a bath. I could honestly murder a spa break right now..theres just something amazing about having those fluffy white robes, and the dim lights with scented candles…yes thats what I need..

 

Now to complete my effort to dis-stress I am putting the computer down. No online work for me!!

 

Bye all speak soon!!

 



Weekend Antics, Firework night to Christmas, and how I love the cold crisp weather

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So firework night has come and gone, and we are stepping into the Christmas Spirit. Don’t worry i’ll keep my promise no Christmas stuff tip next week. But one thing I am loving that is already out is the Christmas food.

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The turkey Christmas sandwiches are my favourite. Plus eggnog Latte…you can’t go wrong. I don’t mind these being out already. But honestly its all happening a bit too fast…Do you know I have been doing Wooden Flamingo for a year now. I started the blog in January but the shop has been open a year. Crazy right?? Where has the time gone..here is to another successful year for Wooden Flamingo. And I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who come here. Means a massive amount to us. So thanks.

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Pins I am loving this week.

So it’s the end of another week. Seriously where is all the time going. It’s like a blink and woosh another week has gone. Christmas is 6/7 weeks away. I mean come on it was only January last week right? Anyway with the Christmas festivities already bursting around us,I presume you have all seen the John Lewis advert with Monty the Penguin, I am trying to hold on at least another week or so before I got all crazy Christmas on you. When do you guys get into the Christmas Sprit?

But until my week deadline I hope you enjoy these very un-christmassy pins!!

 

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Look at the colour, I love these coats too. I think thats the best thing about winter. You get to get all your wooly jumpers and new coats with boots, knitted ware galore. Crisp cold nights with hot chocolate and marshmallows…. Source unknown but from Design Love Fest Pinterest.


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How tasty do these look. Do you think you could argue that these could count as breakfast?? From Hummingbird High.

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Little bit of motivation never hurt..

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Flowers make me happy. I want to be surrounded by flowers constantly!! This is from Design Love Fest too.

 

Have a good weekend all!!

 



Vintage gems. My love of vintage clothes

Ok so I have been collecting clothes for years now. I am the type of person who will see an amazing find and get it for the chance I loose tons of weight and become a size 6. So they stay safely kept in a clothes bag hanging up never to be worn again. Until now. I am sifting through some of my best items and photographing them for our Etsy shop. It will be a process of me picking the best pieces, having them cleaned and just generally making sure they are fit to send off. It’s pretty exciting! Anyway I have done a few pieces and here are a few pictures from the mock shoot. Hopefully the first few pieces will be up by the end of next week.

 

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Denim jacket paired with a blue striped mid length skirt, Casual but feminine. I love how her face is out of focus. Reminds me of film photography.

 

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I love this picture, my sister is annoyingly photogenic but tho Levi jacket is heat, plus everyone needs a denim jacket in their wardobe.

 

and With vintage pieces, you really have to trail around endless charity and thrift shops. Even looking at car boots and garage sales. I have so many pieces that I have collected from Canada, France, Italy the states. Everywhere. Whenever I go abroad I seek out flea markets and such. Remember to look at the material, and condition. Then always haggle. I have brought quite a few pieces in the past which I got for a steal which just needed a little bit of mending. And then there is ebay. Never doubt ebay. Look for pieces that are ending soon mid-day. Because thats when it’s quiet and things go for a steal. Also because I am not just looking for things in my size. (which can be difficulut when your a 16-18) I have a wider range of things to pick from. Some of my most prized pieces are sequin beauties in great condition. But it’s time to move them on. And give them a new home. Selling off my pieces in acid free packaging, drycleaned or steamed with some styling tips shoved in there too!!

 

So will let you know when the vintage collection launches!!