Sunday, 21 August 2016

WALL TAPESTRY FROM SOCIETY6.


Recently, I placed my first order at Society6. After a fair few hours(!) of pouring over all the pretty artwork appearing on my computer screen, I eventually settled on this small wall tapestry, measuring 51 inches tall by 60 inches wide.

The mandala design is by an artist called Nika - I just adore the colours and the intricate patterns in her work, especially this one! I managed to nab this wall tapestry during a 15% off + free delivery event so it was a tad cheaper than the base price on the website.

I really think wall tapestries are a great alternative to traditional framed wall art if you're not afraid to go big and make a statement with it. I hung mine in my bedroom at my parents' house and every time my mum comes into my room, she's always saying how much she likes it - I'm pretty sure she's gonna steal it as soon as I head back to uni!

Have you ever bought anything from Society6?


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Sunday, 14 August 2016

DIY PROJECT: GIFTWRAP STORAGE BOXES.

I've got a really quick and easy DIY to fill an all-too-common rainy afternoon for you all today! Giftwrap storage boxes are a great idea if you want to make those functional but plain-looking shoe boxes a tad more appealing.

YOU WILL NEED:

Shoe box
Wrapping paper
Scissors
Mod podge
Paintbrush / foam paintbrush
Coloured paint (optional)

Choose just one or alternatively two complementary wrapping papers to wrap the box and the lid. Paint a thin layer of mod podge onto the box before placing your wrapping paper on and smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles. You could even paint the lid a block colour to contrast with the wrapping paper if you wanted, but make sure to add enough coats and leave it to dry before using it.


You could even go for some festive wrapping paper if you were wanting to make some Christmassy storage boxes. Let me know what you make!


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Sunday, 7 August 2016

COLLARLESS SHIRTS ARE THE BEST.


I absolutely love these kinds of shirts, especially at this time of year in the UK with our ever changing weather! They're a light and airy material perfect for the hottest days of summer, which are then easy to layer up in spring and autumn. I find them slightly less formal than a traditional collared shirt, so they're also easy to transition from day to night if need be.

Flowery shirt - T.K.Maxx - £12.99

Red shirt - Primark - £10


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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

STEAL OF THE WEEK: BOOKS FROM CHARITY SHOPS!

When I went camping with my boyfriend recently, we pootled along to some nearby towns and villages to see what we could find in the charity shops. Tom tended to browse through the bric-a-brac and furniture, whilst I would mostly gravitate towards the books. And I came away with a fair few!

Five of these books I picked up for £1 total(!), and the other paperbacks ranged in price from 75p to around £1.30. The hardback Andrea Levy novel was £2, but the cover is super pretty and the blurb sort of enticed me to buy it.
What's the best bargain you've ever found in a charity shop?

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

WHAT TO BUY THOSE WHO ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO BUY FOR.


We've all been in that situation: you're struggling to think of a gift for someone - someone you know very well but who seems to have everything they want or need - and every time you ask them what they want for their birthday they respond with a reluctant "Oh.. I don't know.." and you're left with little to no hope of buying them something they'd actually like.

But there's no rule that says you have to buy them a physical gift, so why not give them a day out to remember? There are so many websites nowadays through which you can pay for an experience day for someone and gift it to them so that they can choose a date that's suitable for them. Some examples of the kinds of days on offer are spa days, an afternoon tea for two, driving experiences, cooking classes, brewery tours, chocolate tasting events - the list is almost endless! There's bound to be something out there that your loved one will enjoy. Recently, my family all banded together to get my dad a supercar driving day for his 50th, which he absolutely loved, and my brother and I got our parents an afternoon tea voucher for their Wedding Anniversary, which also went down a treat!

Below I've linked a few of my favourite sites for these kinds of experience days, so check them out if you're struggling to find the perfect gift for someone!






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