Wednesday, 24 December 2014


Before signing off for Christmas I thought I would first wish you all a very Merry Christmas and secondly share with you the style of wrapping I choose this year. It's fair to say I may have been heavily influenced by pinterest and the best thing was I only had to buy the two rolls of brown paper which was £2 everything else I already had. So it turned out to be cheap Christmas wrapping as well. I will keep this short and sweet and end by saying I hope you all have a wonderful, fun filled, food filled, magical and spectacular Christmas.


In case any of you are wondering 'Mow' is my brother, his name is Matthew but when I was little I used to call him Maboo, then that some how got shortened to Mow. Oh and also Emma is my brother's girlfriend.


Monday, 15 December 2014


With it only being 10 days before Christmas I thought I would do a Christmas tag.

What is your favourite Christmas Movie?
I absolutely adore Christmas Movies and own quite a lot, simply because every year my mum, brother and I all break up for Christmas on the same day and we always have a christmas DVD day. My favourite Christmas movie has to either be The Polar Express.

Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning.

Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I'm not quite sure I can pick just one, but I think my favourite is...I remember one year when I was 8 and my brother was 7. I woke up on Christmas morning to hear that my brother had seen Santa's sleigh. He had woken up in the middle of the night looked out his bedroom window and saw Santa flying away in his sleigh. Even to this day when you bring it up he will say that he definitely saw something but it was most likely not Santa.

Favourite festive food?
It has to be Chestnuts....roasting on an open fire.

Favourite Christmas gift?
I've been given so many wonderful gifts over the years that its difficult to pick just one....but the one that sticks in my mind is the dolls house that I got when I was 10 (I think). I still have it and found out only a few years ago that my dad built it which makes it even more special.

Favourite Christmas scent?
I don't think I have a favourite festive scent....if I had to choose I think it would have to be the smell of Christmas Dinner cooking.

Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
My Mum always buys my brother and I new bedding which we put on on Christmas Eve. On the evening my family and I always go to church which we always walk to as its only a 15 minutes away, when we get back we always have something to eat and sit down and watch a Christmas movie and play a few games in our new Christmas Pj's. Christmas Eve is quite a late night for us but always a fun filled family one.

What tops your tree?
A star

What's the best part about Christmas for you?
Seeing everyone opening the gifts I've gotten for them, it makes me feel so happy.
As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) you always asked for but never received?
I can't remember ever asking for anything extravagant. When I asked my Mum she replied with 'Not really, you asked for a lot of pink plastic tat, that stuff wasn't cheap`. Ok then.

Monday, 8 December 2014


 images from pinterest

Some people see wrapping presents as an absolute chore, but for me it's my favourite thing to do besides actually hand the presents out. I suppose it's my artistic flare coming through. I spend way too much time wrapping presents until they are absolute perfection, only to see my hard work destroyed in a flurry of excitement, but they do look oh so pretty for those few days they sit under the tree. Last year I did a tartan theme and this year I'm going to be using (if you haven't already guessed) brown paper which I will decorate with buttons, string, stamps, ribbon, washi tape and perhaps some twigs and leaves from the garden. I'm rather looking forward to wrapping my presents this year, more so than usual. I'm using every inch of my will power to stop myself from wrapping them too early. Fingers crossed I manage to keep myself restrained for another week. But for now I think I'll continue to scroll through pinterest.


Saturday, 6 December 2014


     What you'll need:
~ Plate
~ Nail varnishes of your choice
~ Toothpicks
~ Water
~ An old container big enough to fit your plate into
Step One: Fill the container with Water, but allow enough space to dip the plate in without it overflowing.

Step Two: Begin to drop nail varnish into the water. Do this close to the water if you drop it from too far a height, the nail varnish will sink to the bottom of the container. I find two colours work best but you can use one.

Step Three: Next take a tooth pick and begin to swirl the nail varnish about

Step Four: Dip your plate into the nail polis. Gather the access nail polish using the toothpick by swirling it around the access nail polish.
Step Five: Remove plate and allow to air dry. Once dried you can take some nail polish remover and begin to clean up your design.

Step Six: Decide what to use your plate for.

I'm currently using mine to store my favourite perfumes on. Hope you enjoyed this DIY and let me know if you give it a go.

Blogger Template designed by Andy Mae Studios