Sunday, 5 October 2014

Graduation #2!

I have been so busy recently that I haven't had a proper chance to sit down and catch up with y'all! 

Last week was the official end of my Masters degree, and I got to graduate for the second time! I was a bit nervous this time. My first graduation was spent with the other 8 people in my class that I considered close friends. This time, I'd only known my course-mates for 8 months, and having missed a lot of the first semester, I didn't really get to bond with them.
But that worry was all squashed as I bumped into them and we all went to get our gowns and caps on.











We had a lovely picnic in the park afterwards.





  It was awesome to have my man come - it was tiring for him as his GBS causes fatigue, but he did it :)



Woohooooo!!


Sunday Social 05/10

Social Sunday

Hey guys!

So this is the penultimate Sunday Social!!!! So sad. 
Next week we're revisiting the questions from 2 1/2 years ago, the very first ever SS, which will
be fun reading back what we wrote and comparing it to now!

1. What is your favorite month and why?
I don't really have a particular favourite.
December is fun because it's my birthday and Christmas,
but then I love June and July for the weather.
:)

2. What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas!!!!!! Can you tell that I'm already super stoked? :)
I even started getting some new decorations together already,
whoops!



3. Are you getting the new iPhone, or are you more of an Android person?
I've got the 5c in blue and thats enough for me.
Plus it doesn't bend :P 

I just made a new monogram case too!

 

4. What is the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received from someone?
My engagement ring! <3



5. What is something you can’t wait to splurge on?
Something that's coming up very soon - keep your eyes peeled!

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions
These are the original questions from the very first Sunday Social! We thought we should end the same way we started! We’d like for everyone to take one more opportunity to introduce yourself and your blog!
1. How did you come up with your blog name?
2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
3. What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now can’t live without?
4. Facebook or Twitter? Why?
5. If one celeb read your blog, who would you want it to be?
6. What is something you want people to know about your blog?
Happy Sunday!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday Social 28/09

Social Sunday

Here we are again, linking up with Ashley and Neely for the Sunday Social!

1. What is your favorite magazine to read?
I read 2 magazines regularly, Heat (gossip), and What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You (health). They're great!

2. What is the best thing you’ve seen online lately?
In-Flight Science by Brian Clegg
I read this article after it popped up on my newsfeed today.
Within 5 minutes, I had ordered the whole book :)
With a long-haul flight coming up (and my first over 4 hours!!!), I'm hoping it's going
to make me feel a little better!

3. What is your favorite celebrity to follow on Instagram or Twitter?
I love following Kaley Cuoco (@NormanCook) on Instagram, 
Jules Hough (@juleshough) on Instagram,
and Holby City cuties Camilla Arfwedson and 
David Ames (@camillakarfwedson and @semadivad)
on Instagram for their hilarious and cute photos. 
As for Twitter, I only really check it for updates from Derren Brown,
and my man crush Matt Bardock from Casualty.

4. Is there one article of clothing no matter what the season you can’t help but love?
Skinny jeans! They can be accessorised in any season :)

5. Do you prefer email or snail mail?
Snail mail! I love keeping it and reading it back.

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up!

Next week’s questions
1. What is your favorite month and why?
2. What is your favorite holiday and why?
3. Are you getting the new iPhone, or are you more of an Android person?
4. What is the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received from someone?
5. What is something you can’t wait to splurge on?
Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Upcycled chair!


When we moved into my Grandma's house last year, we had to do a HUGE cleanout.
In the attic was an old wicker commode. I know, gross, right! We bleached it and cleaned it, threw away the potty part, and I kept the rest because the chair itself was so cute.
Fast forward a year, and we've just started decorating the smallest of the two spare bedrooms. We went for baby blue, as it's calming and relaxing. At the moment, the room will be used as a spare space for hubs as his health problems mean he can't always sleep. Hopefully this will be a good space for him to relax in on his own, without keeping me up and a place he can fall asleep in in the morning and I won't wake him up by getting up. Plan! 

I have to say - we bought a Dulux PaintPod to do the walls and boy, was it good! It took me 4 hours to do two coats. Its fantastic! :)


BEFORE
BEFORE
 After painting...




We have a lovely dark grey carpet ready to be fitted soon, and furniture ready and waiting. We also have a lovely new double futon/day bed that should fit perfectly.

Anyway, back to the chair! Eventually, this room will be a nursery. I always knew I wanted the chair in there, so whilst painting it today, I kept in mind that for now, it's a chair in a spare room, but one day it'll be part of a baby's nursery. 
I decided to match the colour to the walls by painting the wicker blue. The legs were an off-white that matched the skirting boards in the room, so I distressed them with some sandpaper and left them.
I decided to put a monogram on the backrest of the chair - a W for Wood. I printed a stencil, cut it out and sponged the white paint on.







I'm so happy with it! I am eventually going to re-cover the cushion with a grey/blue chevron material, but for now I simply painted it with white paint. 





Happy Sunday!

Sunday Social 21/09

Social Sunday

Hey y’all!
Today’s Sunday Social questions are all about fall!

1. What is your favorite part of fall?
I never really looked forward to autumn until the last couple of years.
I love Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, Costa's hot spiced apple, carving pumpkins
and the cooler weather - fall fashion is my favourite!
 

2. Do you have anything special planned for fall?
Hehehehe :) quite possibly. You'll have to watch this space ;)

3. What is fall like in your area?
he leaves turn golden and there are conkers everywhere.
It's beautiful. 


 4. What is your favorite football team to cheer for (college or professional)?
Haha, well I'm in England so football here is the US version of soccer.
I don't follow football but would have to say our own team Plymouth Argyle.

5. Do you decorate for fall? Show us pics!
I love cute fall decorations!
We don't decorate for it, but I do start getting the house cosier,
ready for winter. Blankets come out, lots of red and orange candles.
Last year, Scout dressed up as a pumpkin for Halloween :)




Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up!

Next week’s questions

1. What is your favorite magazine to read?
2. What is the best thing you’ve seen online lately?
3. What is your favorite celebrity to follow on Instagram or Twitter?
4. Is there one article of clothing no matter what the season you can’t help but love?
5. Do you prefer email or snail mail?
Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday Social 14/09

Social Sunday
 Hey guys :) Sorry I missed last week - I was so poorly :(
Today on Sunday Social we are sharing a few favorites!

1. Favorite scent
Davidoff Cool Water - Wave <3 

http://www.boots.com/en/Davidoff-Cool-Water-Wave-Eau-de-Toilette-50ml_40334/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-Boots+Shopping+-+All+Products


2. Favorite food
Asian food, noodles mainly.

3. Favorite sound
Waves crashing on a beach!

4. Favorite picture currently on your phone

My dog and nephew :) bff's!
5. Best memory of the year so far
Hasn't happened yet ;) 
So it's got to be doing the ice bucket challenge at work!
(Sorry about the swearing, this was taken by a customer.)
I'm the one in the baby pink wellies on the right!

video


Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up!

Next week’s questions
These are all about fall!
1. What is your favorite part of fall?
2. Do you have anything special planned for fall?
3. What is fall like in your area?
4. What is your favorite football team to cheer for (college or professional)?
5. Do you decorate for fall? Show us pics!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sunday social 10/08

Social Sunday

Hey guys :) hope you're having a lovely weekend! 

Today’s questions are all about tv, songs, and movies - our favourite. 

1. One show you would love to see on Netflix that isn’t there?
Sabrina the Teenage Witch! I could literally just sit and watch them back to back on a rainy winter Sunday :) hubs might have something to say about that though! Oh and 8 simple rules :) 

2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio?
Anything from the 90's. It makes me giggle :) 

3. Your favorite song to sing loudly in the car?
Oh my goodness, I am a chronic car singer. My tops are probably Blurred Lines and anything by Maroon 5. 

4. What movie/tv show do you quote the most?
Buffy! Growing up on it, I learnt every script, knew everything there was to know - I aced every quiz book; sad isn't it. But I do find myself quoting it so much. 

5. One silly thing you do daily
Oh dear, there’s so many :) sit and talk to the dog about what he wants for breakfast....sing to myself when brushing my teeth....

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up!

Next week’s questions

1. What is one item you wish you could splurge on right now
2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?
3. What is the next place you are visiting outside of your current city?
4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?
5. What is your favorite summer purchase?
Have a great day!