Off The Record: Braids, Beetroot & Believing The Date
Is anybody else totally shocked that it’s the 1st of August today?! I mean, how did that happen?! We’re starting the 8th month of 2014! Sayyyy whaaaattt! I hope that this year is shaping up nicely for you! I just can’t believe how fast the weeks are flying by, but they say time flies when you’re having fun and this week was no exception! Here’s what we were loving in the final days of July…
♥ Tiger. As in the shop, I had never even heard of it until we were just strolling past it in Cheltenham on the weekend, I loved pretty much every single item in there but I managed to refrain myself from buying an abundance of fun colourful stuff and instead left with a handful of awesome napkins! I wish these cool geometric boxes were in store though, I’d have totally snapped them up too!
♥ Visiting Liz and Adam up in Cheltenham, their new house is absolutely gorgeous and I fell head over heels in love with the newest member of their household; Kate Moss, the beautiful little kitten! It was also ace to chill out, have drinks and sing maybe just a little bit too much..
♥ Adding beetroot into my morning juices! What could be better than food that’s naturally pink?!
♥ Prawn stir fry. I just cannot get enough of it, especially with a teaspoon of grated ginger thrown in!
♥ Jamie’s Italian. I’ve got to say the pasta was delicious!! It’s all made fresh that day and I ordered a squid ink dish covered in mussels, crayfish and squid! SO YUM!
♥ Homemade Ice Cream Soda’s – They are so tasty!!!
♥ Going for a beautiful walk around Symonds Yacht with Mr T at sunset then indulging in a yummy dinner at the Saracens Head Pub.
♥ Braids in my hair! I have never been able to braid my hair and after spending one evening practising and checking out tutorials on Youtube I am now a dab hand.
♥ Holding a Twilight marathon weekend – my secret guilty pleasure!
♥ DIY days with Jess, we have been having a blast this week, creating new DIY’s and videos for you. We can’t wait to share them!!!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOVING AROUND THE WEB…
♥ Confetti Vases (Totally in love with these! And so simple too! Above photos by Sugar and Cloth)
♥ Net Inspiration Board
♥ Jewelled Paracord Bracelet (I really really want to make one or two or ten of these beauties!!)
♥ Striped Outdoor Chairs (Seriously need these in my life)
♥ Garden Fairy Crafts (so so so cute, even if you don’t have kids!)
♥ Wild-at-heart beach wedding with oyster trough table (Above photos by Zoe of Andy & Zoe Photography via Burnetts Boards)
♥ Enchanting Scottish castle inspiration
♥ Feminine Spring Bridal Inspiration with an Urban Edge (so pretty!)
♥ Dry Lake Bed Elopement (eek! This is awesome!)
WORDS OF WISDOM:
♥ Help! I Judge Everyone! (Above photos by Francesco Ormando via Gala Darling)
♥ It’s Business Baby – Brand Audit with The Blogcademy (Sophie, from Crown & Glory conducts a really interesting audit of her brand here, it’s inspired us to do one too! SUPER HELPFUL!)
♥ Dress Your Tech! (Totally loving these desktop background from Julie Song via Design Love Fest!!)
♥ My Game Changing, All-In-One Camera: The Sony NEX-5N
♥ How A Password Changed My Life (Really really really love this!!)
Finally I shall leave you with a video that completely brightened up my week even more, imagine the difference this made to this one man’s day…
Let’s spread the love people!
Much Bespoke Love