Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Where, oh where, have I been........

In short I am pregnant.......

Due in November and my Hubbie and I are very excited. Our first....

The long version is that,firstly, I took a work contract and it drained my creativity out of me completely. I tried to work on the weekends and schedule a couple of posts but it just was not happening. I couldn't think of a blessed thing to write about. My "go to" lists of bits and bobs, that I was keeping for times like this, just was not cutting it for me.....so I just stopped blogging!!

Secondly,  I got pregnant....super excited.....but then all I could think about was babies and all baby related stuff.....and I felt like it was not going to fit with my blog and my  blog buddies and all the blogs I follow......HELP.....so I just didn't blog!!!

I have completely lost all interest in clothes, cooking, baking, makeup, nail polish, crafting....everything....I just want to sit and stoke my belly........is that WEIRD??

Then my sister said "Will you post something on your blog? I am tired of seeing the tins!!"...sister honesty...where would I be without it!

Well that is what is happening with me.....What is happening with you??


Saturday, 30 March 2013

Up Cyclying Biscuit Tins... Part 2

This is second installment of my biscuit tin spraying......This was my first installment.
A Cadbury's Roses tin and a USA biscuit tin... and they turned out perfect

The tin in the background is the dud!

Tips for spraying tins:
  • Wash them thoroughly
  • Lightly sand them 
  • Use a primer
  • Spray many lights coats 
  • Let each coat dry completely


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Barry M Textured Nail Affect....

NOTD....in Barry M Textured Nail Affect....TNP1

When I tried this the first time I was unsure how many coats I would need to apply, one or two?? It is very pretty with one coat but then when you apply the second it looks like your second coat is smoothing out the texture....
In this pic you can see the first 2 nails are painted with one coat and is very pretty and I started painted the third nail and I kinda got nervous thinking the texture was gone....but ....

 The finished affect..love it!! This was the only colour left in my local Boots, which was a disappointment because I wasted one in each colour.


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Rouge Edition Lippy

Before I started blogging, I used to be such a slave to products I was used to. I still have my absolute favorites but bloggin has inspired me to be a bit more adventurous and try new products...

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Rouge Edition Lippy
My foundation is in the colour 51 and is a perfect match to my skin.The foundation has a soft floral fragrance and applies smoothly.

Foundation on the left and lippy on the right

My fav of these 2 was the lippy, colour fabulous, creamy and long lasting....but I am mad about the colour!!It's a perfect mix of pink and coral!

17 Rose millésime


Monday, 25 March 2013

Dunlop Blizzard Wellies.....

So I have been on the hunt for wellies for ages and then I got a great deal on lovely Havaianas wellies in the January Sales....but after being farming for over 2 weeks now the wellies have split in the back. So I returned them and went off to my local NCF co op and bought myself a pair of Dunlop Blizzard Wellies.....

Mine are on the left, Hubbies on the left
It is so hard to get a WORKING woman's wellie. My local co op had loads of choices for men, but poor selection for women. I really wanted pretty wellies but after looking for ages and having bad luck with the ones I bought. I went heavy duty (I think)....I would have thought that it was the norm for wellies to going up to the knee but it was not so in my local co op.And these are technically snow boots and they are three quarter length so not so bad I guess....

I also picked up new ones for Hubbie......

Lets see how we go with these!


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Silent Sunday...

Instead of my usual pic or quote I thought I would share this with you all....I got it emailed to me by a friend and I love it!!....
Shortest speech by CEO of Coca Cola

I think this says a lot when you work full time and are trying to balance life and work! Very inspirational I think and thanks to Mr Bryan Dyson for such wise words!


Happy St Patrick's Day!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Bake Day...Banana Bread!

A little baking has sorted me out.....just calm kitchen pottering with a yum result......Banana Bread!

I googled this recipe in 2006 and thanks to Darina Allen it has been a staple in our house since.

I left out the walnuts because Hubbie does not like nuts...

I love this with some butter and tea!

Have a lovely weekend all! 

I am heading over to Avenue 57 to get some inspiration on what to wear today when I eventually get out of my hoodie and trackies!!