April 23, 2014

Tales from the Week on Thursday!

We had a lovely Easter - I hope you did too! We hired a cottage down on the South Coast and spent a few days by the sea. It was really relaxing - even with a eight month old in tow!

Here are a few pictures...

  • The beautiful beach at West Wittering
  • Annie enjoying the sand (and mostly trying to eat it!)
  • Annie's Easter haul!
  • We rented a house in this beautiful road. The blossom looked so pretty. 
  • My nephews and the hubs enjoyed the dodgems on the seafront!
  • I made these sweet bunnies for all of Annie's friends as an Easter gift. 


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Hope you also had a happy Easter!

Rachie xo

April 11, 2014

Free Easter Printables!

What are you up to for Easter? We have rented a house by the seaside with some family and I cant wait! For me Easter is about relaxing, having a big Easter lunch, long walks and cosying up eating Easter eggs and this year it will include an Easter egg hunt for Miss Annie!

I have rounded up a few printables that I thought were lovely for you to use over the holiday.

Always stylish - these "Hoppy Easter" tags from Eat Drink Chic are so colourful and ideal for Easter gifts for your friends. Click over here to download them.

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Are you cooking an Easter cake? Why not decorate with these sweet Easter bunny decorations you can print out yourself from The Celebration Shoppe.



We are gifting eggs to Annie's little friends and I'm going to use these cute printable boxes from Mr Printables.com.



Do let me know what you are up to for Easter?

Rachie xo

April 04, 2014

Easter Recipe - Coconut Bunny Cake!

Easter is fast approaching and I wanted to share with you this gorgeous Easter Bunny Cake by the beautiful Jenny Steffens Blog called Everyday Occasions. It would be a lovely centrepiece for Easter lunch or a bunny party and its not too difficult either!  Click over here and make sure you peruse her blog too!


Do let me know if you try this and share your attempts on my instagram page too!

Happy Friday!

Rachie xo 

March 31, 2014

Floral Easter Party.

Happy Monday all!

I'm so excited to share this sweet Easter party with you because not only is it really beautiful and perfectly styled but you can buy the printables to recreate the same look!

I found this over on Kara's Party Ideas but you can buy the set from Sweet Scarlet Designs for only £6.17. This  would be a gorgeous idea for a baby shower or bridal shower too.


How gorgeous is this printable set of stationery!


Do let me know if you use these and please do share the pictures on my Instagram page. I would love to see them!

Rachie xo

March 28, 2014

Living Room Moodboard !

I've been trying to collect my thoughts on the re-decoration of the living room for a few weeks now and I'm not sure I'm quite there yet.  We've actually had the sofas delivered and already they look SO much better in the room (not being brown helps!) 

Anyway the things we have figured out are:
  • Wooden flooring - probably oak. Unsure of the colour yet but leaning towards a lighter colour I think. 
  • Shutters/blinds on the windows. We have these in the rest of the house and I love them and they will cover up the windows (that we are not yet ready to replace) nicely!
  • Some sort of rug - Probably a blue/grey colour.
  • Some kind of greenery in the form of house plants. I feel like this is lacking at the moment. 

What we are unsure about:
  • What kind of coffee table if any?  With Annie progressing to walking I'm not sure if we should keep some space for her to toddle. 
  • What colour on the walls? If we go with blue -what colour?
  • Lighting - would we want a free standing lamp or side lamps?

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What do you think? Any suggestions?  We are open to them!

Rachie xo

March 25, 2014

Seven Months Old!

Annie is seven months. Its such a lovely age. Her facial features seem to be changing as she looks more like a little girl. Her personality gets better every month and she definitely knows her own mind now.  We love her so much!

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This month Annie:

  • Is enjoying her food. She eats three meals a day now and I'm mostly following the Annabel Karmel meal planner. Her current favourite is Spinach, Leek and Pea purée and she loves to chew on toast and pineapple!
  • Has started swimming lessons with her daddy. We are doing the babyswimming.co.uk programme which teaches her to swim underwater. She seems to love it so far!
  • Babbles much more now and makes sounds and laughs lots ! She is such a happy little girl. 
  • Loves to play peekaboo with mummy.
  • Is sleeping much better now with only one or two wake ups! (YAY!)
  • Met her new little cousin Reuben 
  • Went to the farm for the first time! She was fascinated with the pigs!

Happy Tuesday!

Rachie xo

PS: You may have noticed that I photoshopped in the paper this month instead of using an actual piece. This is why! Uh oh!

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March 19, 2014

Online Delights - This Modern Life.

I'm going to start a little mini series where I share fabulous online shops that I have stumbled across.  I wish I had found This Modern Life when I was decorating Annie's room as it has some gorgeous finds for babies and some really lovely gifts.  They ship worldwide too! Here are a few items that I really liked!

1. Door knobs can change a bland piece of furniture into something really different. I love this giraffe one.
2. This metal pendant light will add a gorgeous pop of pink to your room.
3.This iron on appliqué would look great on a plain cushion.
4. This soulmate baby bedding set is adorable. I love how its unisex too.
5. This pear rattle is such a sweet gift for a new baby.
6. Think how much fun your little one would have in this tent!
7. A sweet birthday present for a little person!


Do click over to This Modern Life for a browse! It contains some gorgeous gifts!

Rachie xo