Holidays don’t half eat into your budget! Sacrifices have to be made and there will be no more wining and dining- at least for a little while. However, date night can still be as romantic as ever!
I love American people they are always so animated even in their 9 to 5 roles they seem so cheery, trying to flog club tickets and getting shunned by passers-by. I loved dipping into conversations from street sellers “Excuse me sir, is this your girl? No?! Why the hell not! I see sexy, a whole lotta sex-ay” but my favourite character of all was our bus driver.
The Grand Canyon has been on my bucket list for years and I am ecstatic to finally tick it off. I have been back from Las Vegas for a day now and I couldn’t wait to jot down my thoughts because this trip of a lifetime is something I cannot recommend enough.
I’m an avid user of Pinterest and after stumbling upon wire signs on a pin board I immediately fell in love.
I was directed to the Anthropologie website where unfortunately they were completely out of stock. My jaw dropped and for a moment I was gutted but then I thought why not give it a go myself. That way I can create something more personal like my favourite lyrics, a quote that inspires me or even something basic like ‘Welcome’.
That’s the beauty of DIY; you see something inspiring and then you put your own spin on it. If you were to create your own wire sign, what would it say?
I imagine that this is often how it pans out when attempting to take a self portrait.
- You comb your mop and put some lippy on.
- You take photos until your arm aches.
- You look over the 100 plus photos that you have taken and realise that they all look vile.
- You wish that your T-Rex like arms would transform into Mr Tickle’s.
- You give up and start to stalk celebrities on Google images, cursing them for looking so ruddy good!
I’ve been there. And I understand how sometimes Facebook likes on your new profile picture can be a real pick me up.
So, I couldn’t resist getting my Guinea Pigs Oreo and Hershey involved to give you some tips on how to take better selfies. ( I’m no expert but even if these pointers reduce the time you will spend with your arm shaking in the air by a fraction then I will be chuffed.)
Ever since I created my decoupage table it has become a beautiful centre piece in our living room. Believe it or not the original table I purchased for this D.I.Y only cost me £5! It was originally meant to be £10 but I fluttered my eyelashes and pointed out a large scratch along the surface. So always try to barter when purchasing second hand furniture, because you never know- you could bag a complete bargain. An added bonus was that I could use the pennies I had saved to buy some floral craft paper from Paperchase for my chosen design.
To be frank, rented spaces can be annoying and I for one cannot wait to get my own place. I can’t wait to splash a bit of colour on the walls and hang a picture without the worry of filling in puncture holes. However, having said that I also love how the limitations of my rental allow me to think outside the box and be creative with my decorations.
Here are a few little touches that have made my rented space seem a lot more inviting and somewhere that I feel proud to call home.