Thursday, 5 December 2013
Hello! I thought it was time for a little Christmas giveaway! I cant believe there are only 19 days to go - eek! I really must get more organised!
The prize is this black Lucie Kaas ceramic lotus print bowl by Arne Clausen and also a pack of cloud, triangle and circle chalkboard stickers from my Etsy shop - with 6 of each design per pack.
To enter just follow scraps of us (either by bloglovin or google friend connect) and leave a comment below.
You can gain extra entries by sharing on twitter, facebook or your blog - please just leave an extra comment for each to let me know!
The giveaway will end on the 12th Dec and I am happy to post worldwide. Good luck! xx
Monday, 2 December 2013
These are some pics from our weekend. We had a really good one - lots of exploring out and about which is what I love to do best when the kids are home.
On Saturday my mum took us for lunch at Shoreham airport. I had never been before, but its an amazing building and a great place to sit and watch the little planes coming and going. The boy absolutely loved it!
We then went to nearby Shoreham-by-Sea and collected shells (from the many there) and the kids made sandcastles. We stopped at Littlehampton beach on the way home and walked along the seafront. I just caught this pretty sunset late afternoon - I've really noticed this last week or so how early it's getting dark!
On Sunday we went for a walk around Petworth park. It's so pretty there at this time of the year with the golden leaves and I love seeing all the wild deer roaming around.
Wishing you all a wonderful week. xx
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Happy December! The countdown to Christmas has begun. The kids loved opening the first little packages on their advent this morning. I also bought them a chocolate one each a while back before I decided to make my own. Elizabeth carefully opened the first little door on hers while Archie somehow managed to open the end of the calendar and has shaken most of the chocolates out the bottom!
This is my mosaic of Instagram pics from November. As always there were lots of trips to the beach, a visit to this lovely fabric shop, playing with buttons, at Pagham Harbour, pretty skies and some treasures found in the garden out and about.
Wishing you all a wonderful month. xx
Saturday, 30 November 2013
This year I decided to make my own advent calendar for the kids. I have been inspired by all the amazing ones around on Pinterest and thought I would have a go at one myself.
I wanted to keep it fairly simple to make but I also wanted them to each have a little package of their own to open each day. I opted to use these sweet bags which I already had and simply filled each one with a small treat or some sweets. I then stuck numbers on the corner of each bag and punched holes in the tops so I could thread them on to some twine. I quite like how it worked out, with the checked pattern of boy and girl bags. Elizabeth was especially excited when she saw it, I cant wait until they start opening them each morning to see what they have inside!
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
This is the last little rose from our garden. I thought I would pick it to enjoy indoors as it cant really be seen outside. I made a little hanging vase by wrapping some thin wire around the neck of this bottle I saved and then pinned it on to the wall next to some triangle stickers. It makes a nice change from just putting it on the mantle like I normally would and it smells gorgeous too!
Joining in with Lou of little green shed and her nature in the home series. xx
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Yesterday we went to Worthing and had a walk along the seafront. It was such a gorgeous day - so warm and sunny and the sea was so calm.
We walked past all the fishing boats collecting beach treasures as we went. I loved all the colours of the fishing crates stacked up and of the faded boats - I could have spent ages there taking pictures!
It was just so lovely to be out and about without our coats on in November - a few more days like that would be nice please!
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
This is my very late mosaic of Instagram pics for October. The end of the month came and I kind of thought I would stop doing them... then I changed my mind! After all there is only one more after this one and I will have a whole year of little mosaics to look back on. I might even make them all into one big mosaic - a year of Instagram pics!
A couple of weeks ago I was made a suggested user on Instagram. It was such a wonderful surprise and has been lovely to meet so many new people.
I have been using my phone camera so much more lately, I just find it so much easier - both to use and to carry about with me! I will try and post some recent photos from my big camera soon though!
Hope your having a good week! xx
Friday, 8 November 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013
Happy November! I'm just squeezing in my garden moodboard for October - joining in with Asa and Karin and their collections of flowers and foliage from the garden each month. There are very few flowers out there now, though still quite a bit of colour with all the turning leaves and the bright red and orange berries. I love all the different kinds of mushrooms too!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! xx