Wednesday, 31 August 2011

anybody for a saamie?


How divine are these sandwich cutters!? You can get them from @ home for R39.00 each. Perfect snack whilst chilling around the pool on a hot summery day. Can't WAIT for Summer to arrive*

a to zoe



I love Rachel Zoe's style. Hubby got this book for me a while back! It is definitely one of my fav style books.

wrinkles be gone


After reading Angie from luckypony's post on eye creams and the debate on which product is better (shesh there are so many to choose from), the hefty prices etc I thought, it is probably best I do the same! So whilst looking at a couple products at Clicks I came across the Vitamin E Eye Cream from The Body Shop. I was immediately drawn to it (possible because it was PINK, hehe.) Anyhoo. I love the Body Shop products and have never had a problem with them. I like their values too (protect the planet, environment, animals, people and what not) also it was only R95 bucks so thought I would give it a go ... 

Okay so its only been just over a week but so far so good. The texture of the eye cream is smooth and silky. It has a very slight sheen to it give your eyes a slight radiance. And the wrinkles ... Well to be honest I dont reaaaally have any to visible at the moment but lets hope this wonderous cream protects my eyes from the buggers. All in all- No complaints as yet. Great product, great price, gorgeous packaging.

What are your thoughts on eye creams? What do you use/ recommend?

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

i heart shopping

Here are some of my latest super bargain deal finds:

Life is Good- Mr Price Home, Mug from @ Home, Leopard print pumps- Mr Price, RSA coaster- Mr Price Home

Adore this heart print top from Mr Price

Colourful bakers- Clicks, leopard print Lou Harvey make up bag, Top- The Thrift Collection, gorgeous bunny salt & pepper grinder- Mr Price Home


Friday, 26 August 2011

these were made for me

Emma Bridgewater's range patterned goodies are unique and too gorgeous for words! 

Cutlery comes in all sorts of patterns! You should see the heart patterned ones, amazing! Love them all!

I'll have all three thanks!

This tea set needs to be MINE!



Click here for her website ... Be warned ... You will want everything!

no bake chocolate cake recipe


Whats that you say? Yes it is true. No baking required! Awesome!
Do yourself a favor and click HERE for the easy peasy recipe!

two i hearts - awesome


There are TWO I heart markets in September! How spoilt are we? I couldn't make last months so just cant wait to go next weekends. Looking forward to checking out my new 'blogger friends' tables- Nadia from cupcakecouture and Megan from chinadollillustrations! Such gorgeously talented ladies, love their creations! Hope to see you all there. Yay!*

Thursday, 25 August 2011

fav looks

Some pics I collected off fashionsalade.com of some of my fav looks.
Just love eeeeeeevery outfit! Which one do you like the best?

nothing like a good cuppa

Just ordered this from yuppiechef.co.za- Been looking for a good quality (& pretty looking) coffee plunger and fell in love with this one. I have ordered quite a few products online & let me tell you the service that I received from Yuppie Chef was just outstanding. They even included a personal, hand written thank you note with my order! Have you ever? Got a couple more items on my wish list {see here} so will definitely be ordering through them again soon!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

jeeeeelly beans



I’m having a bit of a love affair with these guys right now.
They are the perfect snack while working / blogging (each time flavor is a surprise if you don’t look at which color you are popping into your mouth!)
And they just look so gorgeously fun & cheerful placed in a sweetie jar!
What is your fav jelly bean colour?

heart this

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Monday, 22 August 2011

Friday, 19 August 2011

W.A.N.T these four items from yuppiechef!


KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer (colour: Empire Red)



Le Creuset Whistling Stovetop Kettle (colour: Dune)

 

Le Creuset Heart Shaped Stoneware Casserole (colour: Cherry) 



French Oak Le Coeur de la Maison


Best I start saving cos these babies aint come cheap! Sigh*

optimism


Cos its FRIDAAAAY! Yay!
I have a super jam packed weekend planned- Rugby tonight with the Rosies, Tea with a friend tomorrow morning and hopefully a hair cut (need to make an app asap!)
Cals birthday celebrations at the Macaroon Cafe late Sat arvie and then Ambs birthday celebrations later on in the eve! Shew! Excited.
I hope you all have a happy weekend!*

Thursday, 18 August 2011

gold staples



a gold permanent marker can change your staples from boring to awesome in a minute!

country road



I'm really loving the beautiful hues in Country Road's spring 2011 homeware collection. Hoping our SA Country Road gets the same stock!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

WIN WIN WIN

HAPPY WEDNESDAY to you and YAY for the first giveaway on my blog! Hopefully it will be the first of many!*


The Obliphica Oil Treatment by Amika is is definitely the ultimate nourishing & styling product.
The natural molecules in the formula penetrate the surface of the hair to get to the root, sealing split ends, and improving shine and elasticity. It perfect for nourishing and protecting hair during heat styling and helps to reduce drying time. It can be used alone or added to other conditioning and styling products for enhanced hydration.

Obliphica has an unusually high content of the anti-oxidant Vitamin C (15 times greater than an orange), Vitamin E, Omegas 3, 6 & 9 and the rare Omega 7 (usually only found in fish oil).
These potent vitamins and nutrients combined with the powerful properties of the Argan nut oil come together to form a line that replenishes, moisturizes, and brings out hairs natural balance.

To stand a chance of winning this gorgeous product ALL you have to do is:
1. Become a follower of this blog
(click 'join this site' on the right of this page)
2. Leave your name & email address in the comments section of this post
Easy huh?

For an extra entry (please leave a seperate comment with the link) mention this giveaway on your facebook page or blog :)

Giveaway closes on the 5 September & winner wena will be announced on the 6th! YAY!*

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

just ordered


I have just placed my order for a gorgeous set of bamboo heart salad servers from an online store called heart and parcel. I am VERY lucky to have a very special friend & fellow blogger, Megs from onedaybox who lives in London. She lets me ship the items to her which she then ships to me :) Cant wait to get these! Just adore them!

hello prescilla

I think I have the most amazingly thoughful (& handsome) husband in the whoooole world! Remember my post on the new Vamp Furniture store (see here). I love bunny's and fell in love with the ceramic bunny on display in their store pictured below ...


Well lookie what I received in the post yesterday!


My hub ordered me my own ceramic bunny from Vamp as one of my birthday gifts.
So excited! I have named her Prescilla and she sits happily on display in my kitchen! Thank you darling hubster! :) 

Monday, 15 August 2011


 
I love these prints! All of them!
You can purchase any one of them plus loads more interior and decor goodies from
quirkyme. I just love this online shop!

happy in love


This is MY sister and her handsome fiance, Shaun. Dont you think she is just like the most beautiful girl you have ever seen? Jax is my 'middle' sister. I have another one, Natalie (aka Poopsie) who is 16 year old who is just as beautiful. Jax is engaged to marry the man of her dreams (and ours for her) Shaun early March next year. We celebrated their engagement with close family and friends this past Saturday. Unfortunately though I have been man down with the most dreadful flu ever known to man. It has had me in bed since Thursday and still today I am not over it. Goodness me. So Jax's MOH (maid of honour) aka ME wasnt the best of help on Saturday but the party was none the less a great success. It was great to meet Shauno's family and friends. The build up to their wedding has already started and we all cannot wait to celebrate their magical day!

On another note! My friend Kel from sunflowersandspears got engaged over the weekend to her boyfriend of 6 years. She is over the moon with excitement and so am I! Congrats Kel!
So much love to celebrate! Its awesome!!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

retro phone

How cool is this! Its a phone handset for your blackberry/ iphone. Looks pretty awesome in this office dont you think?


They come in a range of funky colours too. You can purchase them from amazon.com
office pics from here

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

gorgeous wallpapers

I love wallpapers! They are the perfect final touch to any room.
My very good friend Megs from onedaybox has the most awesome online shop where she sells all sorts of gorgeous goodies from fashion accessories to these fun & quirky wall papers. Below is a taster of her wallpapers currently on sale. She can have them delivered to anywhere in the world. Go shop on her blog HERE. Email your orders to m3gandouglas@gmail.com (most of her prices include postage)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

get in my belly


Macaroons are just the most delish things in the world! My ultimate indulgence! I love that there are soooo many yum flavours to try. Found a recipe for Snicker Macaroons and just had to share it with you! Sound amazing dont they? What weird and wonderfully delicious macaroons have you heard of or tried?
recipe from tarteletteblog


art deco chair

Vintage Flower Art Deco Chair by Vintage Renewal

Love this Vintage flower art deco chair by Vintage Renewal. Wow, what a head turner! So cute for your office, studio, bedroom, guest room or living room.

Friday, 5 August 2011

celebrating the big two six

I LOVE my birthday. I get sooo excited, I start the count down like 5 months in advance ... Yes, worse than a 6 year old.
I just LOVE celebrating! Cake & balloons, champagne, dancing, PRESENTS & of course being surrounded by my close friends & family. Who doesn't love birthdays?
When I blow out my 26 candles today (can't believe I am 'crossing over to the other side' & on the down hill to 30 already! Eek!) I will be wishing for health & happiness. Not only for me but for all my family & friends ... Including all of you, my loyal, beautiful readers.

 

YIPPEE YAY its my birthdaaaaaaay!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

cake with a heart in the middle


Who will make this for my birthday on Friday?
Promise it is not as hard as it looks ;)
{image and recipe via i am baker}