Sunday, 27 February 2011

It's All In The Name

God I love Twitter (#justsaying) .  It has lead me to discover 'Nutrition Rocks'.

The name speaks for it's self. The brain child of Meg Mathews and Hala El Shafie, Nutrition Rocks is a mix of all things health, beauty, fashion, lifestyle and advice.

These seven glamorous girlies and 1 lucky guy say no to size zero and instead promote health, body confidence and well being.

The site only launched in June 2010 but there's enough on there to get you going.

It's only been a few days but I feel inspired already.  Please do not quote me for now, as this is a habit of mine.

Have a look and let me know what you think.


Saturday, 26 February 2011

Back to the Future

This is pure genius.  This project completly tunes in to my love for nostalgia.  Photographer Irina Werning recreates old family photos with the same people as they are today.

It took me a few looks to realise the faces weren't photoshoped into the original photo but that the whole scene had been recreated.  I want to post the whole project but it makes more sense to go take a look, PLUS it's an ongoing project.  Sooo clever. (Click the images for a closer look.)

I love that this picture shows that some parts of the world haven't changed that much at all. I like that.

I want to play!  Have you done anything similar?

Sunday, 20 February 2011

One day this will be mine

I absolutely adore this canvas by French artist Anouchka Potdevin.  Inspired buy the Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 catwalk show in Paris.

The hair is vintage buttons and the bow is vintage satin.  Gorgeous!

Image courtesy of Getty Images

Friday, 18 February 2011

It's The Weeeekend

Lets gooo


Currently Cyber Snooping (the friendly kind)...

...Reggie Yates

I've been a fan of Reggie Yates from way back when he used to present saturday morning kids tv with Fearne Cotton and another guy - don't judge, I was probably old enough to know better but it was ideal hangover TV. Since then the two friends, Reggie and Fearne, have been paired together on and off through their careers (bit like a really cool Ant and Dec) but are both equally very succesfull in their own right.
But what I'm really surprised and impressed by is his photagraphy - who knew?? I came accross them while on the Graham & Brown website looking for wall art inspiration.

The best images are on his own site There are 6 categories of photography, ranging from music to reportage.

It was really hard to choose the pictures to show you because they're all so amazing but here are some that stood out for me.

You should also take a look at Reggie's site  It's a real mix of culture, design and music all rounded with regies's undoubted humour.


Thursday, 17 February 2011

Show Some L O V E...

... If only for the fruit in your life.

Loving these cute fruit stickers from Twig & Thistle.  There's still time to use them on your valentine, but they're cute enough to be used for any occasion.

Click here for the free download from Twig & Thistle.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

And They Said I Was Crazy...

... but I knew better.

Remember my Record Bowl post of all of a week ago?  Look! People sell them!

Here's a few I liked the look of online.   Click on the images to go to the link.
The Contemporary Home - £24.99

I Bake Cake- approx £3.19
Eye Pop Art - approx £37
Get the oven warmed up, there's money to be made!


Sunday, 13 February 2011

Chunky Pearl Necklace

I've discovered this site called PS I Made This. It's full of ideas and cheap alternatives to help us look uptodate and gorgeous!

The founder, creator, and author of the site, Ereka Domesek's motto is “I see it. I like it. I make it.“ I couldn't agree more.

I'm going to give this simple necklace idea a go, just need to get myself off to Primani for some pearls' and I'm away.

Follow the link for full how to.


Friday, 11 February 2011

Mix & Match Dining Chairs

A friend was complaining to me about her need to get a new set of dinning chairs because after hosting a dinner party, to her embarrassment, it had only just occurred to her that her current set were mismatched. I've seen them, there are 2 or 3 different styles in the mix but hey, they all had a similar theme. I tried to convince her that it's OK now to have unmatched furniture as long as there's something in there to pull them together. She wasn't convinced. ping! an idea for a post was born...

Some of her chairs have upholstery but luckily they are all a country kitchen style pine chair,so adapting them should be quite simple.  I'm hoping to convince her of this with some fabric samples and some paint...  a 'Before and After' post may follow later...

apartment therapy

Divine Consign Oak Park

Divine Consign Oak Park

Decor Demon

I love the last three images in this post.  Having the same colour palette brings out the individuality of each of the chairs.

Have you got a similar scheme happening in your home?


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Record Bowl

Quick cheap and oh so easy (not me, the project).
What you will need:
  1. One old vinyl record or if your brave enough a vintage classic would be ideal for a unique gift.
  2. A heat resistant bowl or a empty tin can and baking sheet for ease.
  3. An oven - set at about 150 degrees
  4. oven mits
What to do:
  1. Heat oven for a few minutes.
  2. Place record on upturned bowl or can on the baking sheet and place in oven.
  3. Take a look after about 1 minute and keep checking until desired meltage.
  4. Remove et al from oven with mits and leave in place until hardened again.
Fill with what ever you see fit (I've used it for collected business cards).

Word of the Week


Pronunciation: trist
a private romantic rendezvous between lovers:
    a moonlight tryst
keep a private, romantic rendezvous with a lover:
(as noun trysting)
    a trysting place

Where has this word gone?

I want to use this word, I want to do this word. I love this word.

I tried to find an image for this post but everything was cheesey and blurgh... until...

The dog peeking in the background does it for me! lol.  Thank you

My Little Plot part one

Part of me fancies myself as super healthy cultured person, BUT unfortunately wine, smoking and cake puts pay to that! So to balance this I'm a bit of a glittery eco warrior trying to live off the land (8ft x 3ft raised bed and some pots to be precise) and be all natural.

Last weekend I started off some seeds in a mini propagator and promptly ignored them.

A few days later when I tripped over the tray... Look, growth!

So impressed.

I probably should tell you how I got this little bit of magic started, just incase anyone is foolish enough to take my advice??!!
  1. Get a copy of 'Grow Fruit and Veg by Carol Kleine or like me have a great friend who knows your ambition well enough to surprise you with a copy.  Fantastic book. Simple information and instructions for growing every possible vegetable.
  2. Mix together 50/50 compost and horticultural sand (not normal sand, I think it has chemicals in it).
  3. Press into seed trays or small pots.  I do two thirds compacted then sprinkle the last third and lightly compact.
  4. Add seeds (see individual packets for instructions) and add cover with more compost if instructed.
  5. Important - Label your seeds even if it's a tray of one sort you will forget, although it could be a nice free suprise for you come the summer.
  6. Water gently - the best way is to soak pots or tray in water for a about 1/2 hour or until compost is moist.
  7. Place somewhere warm until you see some shoots. If you've used a propagator remove the lid once the shoots appear other wise they sweat then rot - attractive thought!

Divine Valentine Mini Cherry Pies

Check out this fantastic idea via theartofdoingstuff It's such a simple yet amazing idea that I will have to steal it then make a mess in the kitchen to look like i'm the most amazing girlfriend in the world. heh heh ('Mr' do not read this post - thanks *sheepish grin*).



Follow the link to find the step by step fun, then eat and enjoy. Happy Valentines Day xoxo