Saturday, 6 December 2014

All the Christmas feels and DIY present ideas

This year I'll actually be on a plane on Christmas day so won't enjoy the usual roast, crappy TV and excessive family time. In the meantime I have plans to make my uni room as christmassy as possible; I'm talking a mini tree with lil decorations, a banner, advent calendar and a diffuser that will make my room smell like a combination of Santa's grotto/a swiss chalet/fresh gingerbread/frankincense and myrrh.
This is kind of like a Christmas inspo board? Ideas for baked goods, DIY presents, decorating, dream snowy destinations- or as the title aptly sums it up, a post so i can feel 'all the Christmas feels'.
Baking is always a fail safe. This recipe for chocolate-dipped gingerbread marshmallows and molten chocolate and salted caramel tarts would 100% be ideal to open on christmas morning and could easily be achieved on a small bugdet. I'm also eager to try this mint brownie and no-bake vanilla cake batter chocolate truffle recipe.
Cat from Take Courage posted about this DIY snow globe last year on her blog and it would make a perfect gift. This fawn from Cox & Cox would make a cool ornament for the inside if you're not into the London theme, and you could always add something specific to the gift reciever for a personal touch.
*couldn't find the two original sources*. If you have a small apartment or need a last minute christmas centre piece you could find a mini fake or real tree and plant it in a vintage tin or old jar. Also cool for a uni room or office desk.
Happy holidays everyone

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A massive Christmas gift guide

I've done these a couple times over the years and they're always one of my favourite posts to read through. This is mainly directed at the females in your life (or as majority of you are girls, to put on your own wish lists) but I've included some things for the boys too. All the items are for a range of budgets so could still just serve as inspiration as you're strapped for cash. I've got another post coming up of the best DIYS/homemade presents/experiences if you fall into that category too (aka all students out there). 


Porcelain Cup PlanterAnthropologie Golden Monogrammed mugCopper alphabet letterBronte Herringbone throwAcctim Copper & Black Wall ClockTom Dixon candleDiptyque Classic Candle Set, 3 x 70gAnimal egg cupsSilver Light up globeEmma Bridgewater LIBERTY mugEmma Bridgewater SELFRIDGES mugRifle Paper Co Travel calendar 2015Rifle Paper Co City maps notecard setKate Spade freedom notebookSelection of wall art from Etsy




As its the elusive 'Black friday weekend' that the UK has appeared to taken on from our oversea pals, I've left a click through list of the best discounts that are beginning today. Time to get the christmas shopping done! 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Seven AW14 Polyvore looks

A mix of night and a day times that I would ideally wear if I had a generous budget. Liverpool is actually quite mild right now but I've heard that won't last for long.. 
link to my polyvore for item details