I had hoped to get this styling the seasons post shot before I went away on holiday but that was beyond optimistic to put it mildly! Having said that it all worked out quite well as my holiday served as the inspiration for my styling this month. I made the most of the good light and styled up one of our built in shelves which doesn’t usually get much photo action as they can be a tad dark. We went to Egypt for 10 days which was just what I needed. Scorching sun, relaxation and a taste of the culture. Sorry to disappoint you if you thought I would thus be including a nod to the pyramids and a camel figurine in this post. We were in the Sanai desert so Ive incorporated this little desert plant friend in this fun cup I picked up from a charity shop. I’ve styled this up with a book as part of what I loved about being on holiday was having so much time to read! I have a renewed commitment to incorporating it into my lunch break before bed each day, instead of having my eyes glued to my phone. And then my sunnies are thrown in there for good measure because oh boy…there was enough sun to replenish my vitamin D reserves for the next year.I’m guessing all of you lovely readers probably have holidays booked particularly as we’ve now hit school holidays! That’s certainly what I start thinking about when July comes. I hope you all have a lovely time and find it just as rejuvenating as I did. I’d been functioning at 100 miles an hour, working way too much and not making enough time for relationships particular the most important one with my Husband. It’s been really good to take stock and realise how being obsessed with work totally clouds my brain and gives me tunnel vision. It’s unhealthy and I need for that to not sit right with me each day or at least listen when my husband tells me to slow down.I hope you enjoyed my little slice of Egypt. If you fancy joining in styling the seasons you can easily style a corner of your home and post it on your blog or twitter or instagram and useing #stylingtheseasons. Don’t forget to tag Katy and Charlotte who head up this whole concept. Then they can see your contributions.
Time for some new free desktop wallpapers and it seemed only fitting to bring in some Spring flower vibes! Hopefully having these on your screen will brighten up your day. I love a bit of watercolour and I’m hoping to perhaps get a bit of time over the Easter break to get my paint palette out again and rustle up a few more.
I have A LOT of necklaces! I mean A LOT. They’ve been hanging out in various bowls, trays and dishes around our bedroom, leaving me rooting around like a crazy women in the morning having forgotten which one I put which in. For a while I tried those sticky hooks on the wall next to my mirror but I can safely say folks, they just aint that strong. There came a point where I was beyond sick of sticking them back onto the wall and rooting around on the floor to retrieve the debris. So I came up with this easy DIY which is useful but will also be a cute addition to any wall. You can see where all your necklaces are and there won’t be any surprises hurtling off the wall.To start you’ll need one of these delightful wooden house boxes from Tiger. Yes, Tiger is my second home. I’m not ashamed at all. This comes with an attachment at the back which makes it easy to hang from a wall hook and it cost me about £3 or £4. I’m really bad with remembering numbers but it was cheap as chips.