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Ok so our next installment of our gift ideas concentrates on the men in your life. I find I end up getting Richard the same thing when it comes to birthday’s and Christmas. Food, cooking bits or Lego. Sometimes the poor guys get given socks, chocolates and games year after year..which they probably love, but if your on the look out for something different then take a look at our gift guide below! Want to find a gift for your female friends, take a look at our other gift guide here.


20-gifts-under-20-for-him-trouva-etsy-not-on-the-highstreet-blog-christmas-gift-ideas1.  Men’s Society bar of soap, Trouva, £13.00   2. “Not drinking enough” Brown embossed hip flask, Trouva, £17.00   3. Low and Slow BBQ pork crackling, Not on the Highstreet, £15.99   4. Guitar pick wallet, Not on the Highstreet, £18.50   5. Tequila & Lime bath salt shots, Not on the Highstreet, £12.95    6. Aandersson Shapes mug Agnes, Trouva, £18.00   7. Beer bread mix, Not on the Highstreet, £6.95   8. Penguin Feet slippers, Etsy, £17.80       9. L:A Bruket coriander & black pepper hand cream, Trouva, £17.00   10. Make your own chorizo sausage kit, Not on the Highstreet, £14.50   11. Men’s personalised canvas beard bag, Not on the Highstreet, £9.95   12. Tequila Mockingbird, Cocktails with a literary twist book, Trouva, £9.99  13. Dwight Schrute t-shirt, Etsy, £8.99  14. Smartphone projector, Not on the Highstreet, £19.95  15. Moustache grooming kit, Not on the Highstreet, £20                16. Gourmet popcorn seasonings, Etsy, £11.32   17. Sock subscription, Not on the Highstreet, £ 17.97   18. Breaking Bad Heisenberg’s candy, Etsy, £3.99   19. Beardy mugs set, Trouva, £20   20. Mrs White’s Beard oil with Kentish hops, Trouva, £20


Hopefully this gift guide fills you with some inspiration, or at least introduces you to some awesome designers!

Not long to go til Christmas…yayaya


Our Nursery Gallery Wall



Ok so I thought I’d give you a snippet look into our nursery, which is nearly finished, just a few touches need doing, and my office side needs reorganising, but overall I feel pretty ready for this baby…if it ever comes..

So I didn’t exactly have a big budget for this gallery wall, but I had an idea of what I wanted. Not being able to paint the nursery was a bit of a bummer, so we made do with rent fixes like copper polka dot decals, and colourful frames to add a little something to the nursery.

I spent many hours sourcing frames off of free cycle and rummaging around charity shops and ended up spending around £10 altogether on the 12 frames I used. One day if I have tons of money I will probably pay to have them all professionally framed, but because I wanted to spend more money on the actual artwork, getting the frames cheaper meant I could spend a little extra on the contents.

Ok so here are a few of the frames I sourced.



So they needed a bit of a clean up, but it was super easy to do and then I just spruced them up with paint and spray paint..really simple. Really effective. Really budget friendly.



Ok so here are a few close ups and I’ll list where I got the artworks from too.I used some Etsy vouchers I had for most of the artworks, but there are so many places to get free  printables, see my post here, and even creating some of your own pieces or asking family members to create something, can add a really lovely personal touch.

Ok so from L-R.  1.Linocut goat, Etsy. 2.Gondoliere Print, Etsy.  3.Dinosaur was part of four postcards, Etsy.   4.Bonjour cat and dog print, Etsy.  5.Owl postcard, Etsy.

You can see some more Etsy artworks for a nursery here and here.



Etsy prints L-R. 1.Deer print, Etsy.  2.Hello Print, Etsy.  3. leopard drawing, my dad did this when he was younger. 4. Hippo Print, Etsy.  5.Sea Life postcard I got free with one of my purchases. 6. Click Click camera Postcard, Etsy.  7. lemon horse Postcard, Etsy.

So there you have it, my gallery wall on a budget. I do note that there’s quite a lot of blues and greens. Honestly, I happened to have those colours in spray paint, and it’s much easier to spray paint the frames, rather then hand paint them and being I was on a budget, buying more spray paint in a variety of colours not seen as gender specific would have cost quite a bit. I went for a mix of neutral prints, and it was a lot of fun curating them together! When the baby is here, I will probably add some more and if it takes another 2 weeks for this baby to make an appearance I will probably end up grabbing my paints and doing some little doodles for the room myself to try and keep me sane!


Hope everyone had a good weekend…oh joy for Mondays!!


Father’s Day Gift Ideas



So I was asked to look at some ideas for father’s day, and to be honest I had quite a bit of fun researching and pinning ideas! Next year Richard will be celebrating Father’s day, and I already like some of these as possible ideas for him next year!

Ok to the gifts. From clockwise we have  1. You’re the best pop! Card from Etsy.  2. My daddy is cooler then Batman, Card from Etsy.  3. Bacon me Crazy, food products from Brika. 4. Beef & Beer T-shirt, from Brika. 5. The Grillfather chopping board from Etsy. 6. Dad you are my father, Star Wars card from Etsy. 7. Stitchless Wallet from Brika.

Ok so a few little things to hopefully get the ideas flowing. I always find father’s day get’s more and more tricky the older you get..what to buy the dad who has most things he needs. There’s only so many times you can buy him socks! So hopefully some of these ideas may inspire. Plus I love how cute the cards are!  For the little ones, go on to our Pinterest page and look at our father’s day board, there are some super cute DIY ideas for your little ones to make for their dads.

Don’t panic we have just under 2 weeks to find the perfect gift!

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Throw Pillow Inspiration

Ok so I have ordered some pillow inserts cheap from Wilkinsons, they are like £1.50..and I have piles of material, so I thought I’d spruce up my living room with some new throw pillows…heck maybe just ‘throw’ them all over  the place..

Ok so let’s do this, my round up of awesome DIY pillows, and cute ones from Etsy too.



Ok so I love the pattern on this pillow, and if you use plain material why not get some fabric paint and make your own watercolour masterpiece. One of a kind cushion…unique to the max. This is from Thimble Press on Etsy.



This awesome pillow is from Love Joy Create on Etsy, and can easily be achieved with fabric paints, or if your feeling more adventurous patchwork fabric onto your pillow to get the desired effect.


Sewing different materials together to get a geometric effect like this could add some colourful style to your couch! Love the pom poms too!! This is from Love Joy Create on Etsy.




How awesome is that cactus pillow. Now obviously you would need loose stuffing for this pillow..sqaure’s won’t cut it. But get the full DIY instructions here on Everything Emily Blog.


I am so going to try this one. But instead of using gold leaf paint, I have picked up some gold fabric paint..hopefully it has a similar effect…guess we will have to see! This is from Design Love Fest.


A cute array of DIY pillows from A Beautiful Mess. Check out their site for all instructions.I love the gold accents in these.




For those who aren’t a fan of sewing these no sew pillows look really effective! From Homey Oh My. Full instructions on the blog.


All I have to do is wait for my pillows to arrive!! Exciting times!

info@woodenflamingo.com (ask for Sophie, unless it’s a question about steak then Richard is your guy)

Twitter; Ramblings, and updates on us.

Pinterest; If you like colour, decor and food, then take a look

Instagram; We seem to have a lot of pictures of eggs and food..

Facebook; We post new bits and competitions so check it regularly.





Commission work for Weddings. Now on our Etsy shop

So recently I have been occupied doing a big commission piece for a wedding stylist in Swindon called Event Style. Take a look at this site as they offer loads of awesome options for wedding styling! Great if your around Wiltshire.  This project took a lot of out of me, I forgot how tiring sanding is.. but it was fun and I was pretty happy with the outcome. So much so that I am going to put the designs on Etsy so they can be made to order. SO you guys can enjoy them too! Wedding season is coming up and I really liked the plain wood board I did. Probably more so then the white boards, as it just looked so natural you know. But I also did a few other big boards for specific areas of the wedding like the church, or where you have your ceremony and even little ones for cute table decor. So take a look below and there’s a link to our shop at the end.















We do custom signs too and I will be doing an in depth price list soon too! But until then go take a look at our Etsy shop and some of our new wedding signs.


And have a lovely FRIDAY!! Yay it’s the weekend!!




So I love Etsy to bits, but sometimes you can spend hours looking through to find that gem you are looking for. So I thought i’d share with you my picks of the month. Hopefully you can find some gems too!


I love this double sided wrapping paper from Eva & Anne, I made some notebooks with this paper, sooo beautiful! And at £5.58 for a pack of 3 sheets, bargain!


This notebook is so beautiful I couldn’t help buying it! It’s from Nikki Strange and cost me £4.99 with free postage! To add to my many other notebooks….


I love this bag, and it’s one of many different styles, they are just so cute!! This is from Modernaked.




I love love love this, it’s such a cool way to hang your jewelry up, and just in  time for halloween? extra prop, double the usage!! This is from Redwood Stonework’s and is £24.54.




This is beautiful, who doesn’t love a statement gold piece of art work? From White Nest and for £15.10, it would make a lovely statement piece for an office no?




I am in love with this wrapping paper, galaxy prints are really in right now, so why not spruce up your gifts with this beautiful paper. From Normans Printery and for £8.81 for 2 sheets of each design? You could be the wrapping queen of your social group!




I am in love with this bag, and its on my gift wish list to get!! We know my love of colour and confetti!! This is from Kindah and is £40.90



These gorgeous earrings are from White Nest too. And I have just ordered them!! I can’t wait til they arrive and at £5.03? You can’t go wrong.


There you have it!! Happy Thursday all! x


So I was so excited to receive two prints in the post today which we brought off an Etsy shop called Berkley Illustrations. They are just so brilliantly awesome I am just in awe. To put it simply, their illustrations make me very happy. Just go and check out their shop. I challenge you not to be smiling after 10 seconds. Anyway, excuse the crappy iphone pictures, they do not do these justice but here are our latest editions for our gallery wall.



 I mean, just look at them? Genius no? The variety they do is insane, me and Richard spent a good hour choosing between the sloth and the otter. We have already decided on the next two that we want..or maybe four..

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So both being from a big family, birthday present ideas can be difficult. Especially when there are so many birthdays close together. Richards birthday is in two weeks and then I have my adorable twin nieces, Amelia and Eliza’s second birthday a week after. With other babies on the way through friends and such, getting inspiration for the little bundles of joy can be difficult.

Last year we brought the twins a cherry tree. You may be asking why a tree, but we thought it would be lovely for it to grow as they do. Plus cherries come in pairs..right?

Anyway we got them some colouring stuff too. But as the little princesses they are and the masses of family and friends can sometimes leave  finding gifts tricky.


Just a quick photo of the infamous twins with their dad (my brother), adorable yet destructive. Kidding aren’t they just the cutest.

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Ok so I am soooo excited about our new product. Being inspired by all the lovely geometric shapes, and the sun finally coming out we have designed some funky coloured chalkboards! So without further ado here are our new chalkboards.


So we have a range of shapes and colours, and we can always do a custom order for you! I have the Miami two toned hexagon on my wall! Go to our ETSY page and take a look!

So yeah that’s a new product from us…Woop!! I am totally wooping due to pro-activeness.

Also as a special feature, you get a piece of chalk which has been hand picked by your’s truly from the beach. Yeah it’s sea chalk. I am pretty sure that’s a thing.

 Our Inspiration

So thought I would show you some of my inspiration for these beauts. Miami beach huts were a big factor. With the colours and shapes. Gah I want one. I think this would look great in my garden in Essex….



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