Off The Record: Street Fairs, Sweet Treats & Making the Shortlist!
Oh my golly gosh, what an amazing week it has been. We were absolutely thrilled to hear that we had been nominated for not just one but two awards this week, ‘Best Wedding Blog’ in the Cosmo Blog Awards and ‘Best DIY Wedding Blog’ in the Wedding Blog Awards for the second year in a row – how crazy is that! Cloud 9 is where we are at right now, we are so honoured to be amongst such good company in both awards, what a way to enter into our third year! Of course we wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are today if it wasn’t for our dedicated readers and for this we are eternally thankful, you guys totally rock!!
Of course the hard work doesn’t just end there, if you think we deserve to win an award this year then your votes are going to be crucial,so please head over to Cosmo & Wedding Magazine to place your bets today!
♥ Working on some delicious confetti treats ready for a super sweet collaboration that we have coming up in a few weeks time.
♥ Shooting with Laura Power Photography – this girl know how to put a smile on my face!
♥ Of course having Bespoke Bride nominated for two awards has been a huge highlight of the week so you can’t blame me for mentioning it again 😀
♥ Singing along to the Frozen Soundtrack with Jess – I promise we were working at the same time.
♥ Walking Wednesdays – this is kind of an extension of date night. We decided as the weather is now on our side that we would make it our mission to take at least one long walk a week. Being the outdoorsy type this will be the perfect excuse to snap a few wildlife shots.
♥ Visiting the Crocodile Conservation centre in Oxford. Mr T surprised me with this rather unusual day out but I have to say it was so much fun. We watched juvenile crocodiles feeding which was quite frankly terrifying, I can only imagine how ferocious full grown ones would be. The centre also plays host to a number of alligator which took me by surprise, I had completely underestimated how large they were!
♥ Baking pies! Me & James decided to make an apple and raspberry pie on Saturday and happily devoured it later on in the evening! There’s something so nice about eating warm pie when it’s raining outside don’t you think?
♥ Going to Newnham Street Fair! Newnham is a really cute village not far from us and they put on an adorable street fair on the weekend with lots of homemade food stalls, face painting, tombola’s and fun! All of the proceeds went straight back into the community too which is always a lovely thing! We also took Mushu for a walk straight afterwards
♥ Kicking off the week with a sweets and treats photo shoot with Laura Power! We had so much fun not only baking the treats…but eating them afterwards as well!
♥ Watching 2 great films this week, first one; The Dallas Buyers Club, there was a lot of hype around this movie since the Oscars and rightly so! It was gripping and the performances were simply brilliant. Secondly, totally different vibe of film; We’re The Millers, definitely watch this if you want a good LOL! I was laughing my ass off 😀
♥ Having a candlelit bath. Enough said. Bath’s rule.
♥ And last, but certainly not least, as Emily mentioned it goes without saying that we are completely overwhelmed with being nominated for two awards this week! I feel so incredibly humble and in awe that this has happened and can only thank you, our readers for this. I can’t even describe how much I appreciate it xx
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WORDS OF WISDOM
♥ Kid President’s Pep Talk To Teachers & Students – oh how I love this kid!!
♥ Dating Out of My Depth – The 30 Dates Blog has become my dirty little secret!
And last but not least, are you ready for this…
♥ If you are a fan of the Hunger Games, as I am, you are going to love this teaser!
I wonder what the next week will bring?
Much Bespoke Love