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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas




1. Yoga Mat, Anthropologie. 2.Mothers Day Card, Etsy. 3.Colourful Scarf, Anthropologie. 4. Watch, Anthropologie.                  5. Desert Plate, Anthropologie. 6. Flowers, Rebel Rebel.


Mother’s day is coming up and I always worry that I am just getting the same old thing for my mum every year…box of chocolates, bath stuff..or Tesco flowers. So I thought I would do some extra research this time and get somthing a bit different.. My mum isn’t into yoga, but if your is  that yoga mat looks amazing, I would take up yoga full time if I had a mat like that. A lot of the gift ideas come from Anthropologie, which is a great place for gifts. It has such cute dainty and colourful things.. if I had the money I swear my entire house would be an Anthropologie catalogue.  Another awesome place is Rebel Rebel flowers, located in Hackney in London. I love this place, their arrangements are so funky and fresh, plus you can get some really cute arrangements which come in water cans…so awesome. They also do workshops too…man I’d love to do a workshop there or maybe organise one for you and your mum?

Anyway I hope I have given some ideas of how to spoil your mum this Mother’s day!

Til tomorrow!




With all the preparing for the craft show on Monday, I have been more then occupied with other things. My house looks like a unicorn has died in it. Colour and glitter everywhere. Anyway, I am not going to lie to you, I am no closer to planning our wedding, the venue and colours are still a mystery to me, so today I just wanted to have fun, and look at cute random ideas for weddings.


So here they are.



We all know my love of lego, and me and Richard already had this idea, but having the blocks that they stand on with names on, just takes it that bit further. This is from here.


Richard thinks these are cheesy, but I kind of love them, they could be shoes to change into for the reception.. This  from Wedding Chicks. 




A sweet bar is a must, look at all those goodies. Get them here.



I love this idea, it’s so sweet and would look lovely as a new piece in your home after the wedding. I got this from here. Plus you could get stamp pads that match your wedding colours…so special no?


This is so awesome, precise and to the point, and having refreshments during the ceremony which may be outside is such a cute idea!! And look at those colours and graphics… This is from Bridal Musings.


I love love love this idea, so sweet and unique, this is perfect for a winter wedding too, maybe put some faux fur coats in the mix too…this is from Bridal Musings too.


I am so doing this for the kids who are invited to the wedding, a nice way to entertain them during the day! Get the print out’s here at Something Turquoise. 


Who doesn’t love confetti and bursts of colour everywhere. This is from a birthday party but I am loving the balloons. See the post here.


I love balloons and I love this photo. It’s so simple yet so beautiful no?? This is from The happiest are the prettiest blog. 



I love this, I don’t even care if its cheesy. Get yourself two chairs do them up and this is a cute decor idea which I think will wow your guest and make them go awww.. haha. This is from Green Wedding Shoes.

So there are my pins for my wedding wishlist. At the rate things are going there is going to be a lot going on…probably too much, at our wedding!!


Speak soon all!!




I suppose I should of looked at budgeting first, but oh well. So when I thought about weddings and the organisation and money that went into it, I honestly thought that this was all you needed. Dress, Suit, Venue, Cake, Food, Flowers. Wedding stationary completely left my mind, and obviously chairs, tables, table gifts, ceremony, caterer,decorations, chair covers too!! I know your probably thinking, jeez have you be living under a rock? The truth is I am the first out of my close friends to get engaged, so it’s a learning curve, plus my mum piped up and knocked some sense into me.

Ok so lets look at the facts.

According to Brides magazine the average cost of a wedding is £23,305. I took out the engagement ring from the budget, as in my eyes that’s already been brought., otherwise it’s £24,716


But even so, that’s a lot of money, that’s a healthy deposit for a house. Or maybe you are reading this thinking, jeez that’s quite cheap.. realistically, me and Richard could never afford that budget, even with my parents helping out, so do we get a loan? Or do we find ways to save money… Richard has already made his views clear on not wanting to start our marriage life in debt, so lets see how much we can do to save money first. I am not criticising anyone who gets a loan, sometimes there is no choice. If my parents hadn’t offered to pay for at least some, much to Richards dismay a loan would be our only choice.  But we haven’t even picked a venue, and until then I have no idea what ‘extra’s’ we will need. So we could still end up needing a small loan. But lets look at the wedding budget according to Brides Magazine. FYI, Brides magazine looks at all different budgets, and I am a little bit in love with the magazine. Has so many good ideas so go check it out.

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Ok so now I am newly engaged, the fun begins of planning the wedding. Now I have a few ideas already, but I’m nowhere near ready to start planning a wedding…yet. So I aim to fill the space with ideas every Wednesday, and slowly build up a mood board of my favourite pins and ideas. I will also be experimenting with DIY wedding fave’s, so hopefully I can inspire you too!

So lets get started,as I have never planned anything like this, I brought a couple of magazines, Brides to be specific, and they suggested some apps which can help you get started. I went for WedHappy. The basic version is free, and it gives you check list and rough dates for when things need to be done. First task, setting the date.

Ok so we have a few dates in mind which we are going to keep to ourselves for the meantime until the date is official, but I let you know the year and the favourable month we are thinking. November 2016.

The next item on the agenda is a venue, as I guess venues need to be booked way in advance, especially for popular months during Spring and Summer. I have been looking at some venues, just online and looking at pinterest for the type of thing I want. Here are some places which look amazing.

First thing, first. I’m not getting married in NYC (I wish) but I love this list of alternative places to get married there, which was featured on BuzzFeed. The best thing about Pinterest, is you can get ideas on layout, decor, and features that you might want at your venue, plus, I like to find places that might appeal to all of our readers.





Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is number 5 on the list, but how breathtakingly beautiful does this look, all that light? and in the evening, safe to say, it’s a constant instagram moment.

See the rest of the list here. 

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