September 23, 2014

Twelve Months of Annie

Well although Annie turned 1 in August I realised that I haven't shared her final 12 month pictures and the whole collage!  Well here it is!  I know everyone says it but its incredible how much much my baby girl has changed!  From that beautiful dark haired little munchkin to my funny, sweet and gorgeous one year old.  

Its been an incredible year, finding my feet in motherhood, breastfeeding, sleepless nights, tears, lots and lots of laughter and immense joy. Our lives have totally changed, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Annie we love you.

Love Rachie  xo

September 04, 2014

Coveting for Autumn!

I love Autumn/Winter clothing. Its definitely my fave season for clothes. You get that back to school feeling that makes you want to update your whole wardrobe don't you think?  I feel like my style has become much more casual since having Annie and even though I don't mind I want to try and make more of an effort so I've picked out a couple of items that I am really liking. I'm calling it polished casual!!

Easy to wear throw on dresses like these two from And Other Stories and Anthropologie above are wardrobe stables. I love the print of them both and they would look great either with flat boots or trainers. Leopard print is apparently huge for this season so I would love this Boden Clutch (seen all over the blogs!!) and these Converse which would be perfect for running around with Annie!

Love the quilted trend and this tee  from Warehouse would be great with skinny or boyfriend jeans plus its warm for Autumn. I'm also liking these flattering blouses from Anthropologie - they come in different prints and colour ways but I rather like the green.   Last season I couldn't get on board with the rucksack trend but this season I'm all over it. It fits with my new paired down style so I'm going to be investing in this Accessorize one which ticks all the boxes for me.(Obviously I would love the Cara Delevingne Mini Oxblood bag but sadly I don't have a spare £795!)

Do share what you are coveting this season!

Rachie xo

August 25, 2014

Annie's Christening Soiree!

About a month ago we had a little family party for Annie's christening and I have been meaning to share a couple of the pictures.  It was very low key but I wanted it to feel girly and a little bit rustic.  I found some invitations from Dulce Grace Printables on Etsy that were personalised to fit the theme and  I decorated the kitchen table with a hessian runner, some pink roses and The Rifle Paper Co botanical banner. I thought it looked really pretty. We also had a cake made which looked so beautiful with a chocolate and vanilla inside. Unfortunately it didn't taste great (keeping it real!) but it did look fabulous! 

Annie wore the white dotty christening gown that my mum made for me and my sister's christening in the 1980's and she is the first girl of our generation to wear it so it was really special. She looked so gorgeous don't you think? Her daisy headband was from Accessorize and she wore my own christening bangle on one wrist and on the other, we bought her own from Kit Heath with a little silver heart. 

Finally I gifted the godmothers (my sister's) this sweet pebble from Badgers Badgers at Not on the High Street as a little token of our appreciation. 

I hope you like the pictures!






Badgers Badgers 
Happy Monday!

Rachie xo

August 05, 2014

A Nautical Rehearsal Dinner!

Some of you may know that back in June I attended my very good friend Will's wedding in Menorca. He was marrying his sweetheart Toby and it was just the best celebration. In fact the whole wedding weekend was incredible, from the moment we touched down in beautiful Menorca to the fun nautical themed rehearsal dinner (that I am sharing today!) to the wedding ceremony so full of love and laughter. It was truly one of the most romantic ceremonies I have ever witnessed and I was so proud to be best girl.

Will and Tobes had planned the nautical themed rehearsal dinner for the evening before the big day and it was such a great chance to meet everyone in such relaxed surroundings. The blue linens really complimented the green fields around the hotel and the blue skies and the stationery suite from Minted was a perfect touch. My favourite detail were the place names designed in the image of Will and Tobes by the gorgeous Brooke Hagel who also flew in from the US for the celebration. She is one talented lady!

I have included a few pictures below (including one of Will and I where I am grinning wildly!) but do pop over to Will's blog Bright Bazaar to see more pictures and the full write up!
Happy Tuesday!

Rachie xo

PS: All photography by Jean Laurent Gaudy - a truly awesome photographer and lovely man!

July 31, 2014

10 and 11 months!

Since I haven't blogged for so flipping long I forgot to post both Annie's ten and eleven month pictures. Fear not though as I still took them and here they are! Annie's personality is developing more and more. She is spirited and knows what she wants and is so funny! She makes me laugh everyday!!

At 10 and 11 months...

  • She now crawls everywhere and is so fast! She is also cruising around the furniture and can stand on her own for a few seconds. 
  • She attended her first wedding of the gorgeous Will and Toby in Menorca and was such a good girl. (Although you did wake up during the end of Uncle Will's speech!!) Oops! 
  • She has seven teeth!
  • She gained her Level 2 certificate in swimming and has progressed to Heigh ho (Level 2) in Monkey Music.
  • She is interested in everything and everyone!! 
  • Her favourite foods are cauliflower cheese, strawberries, blueberries and pesto pasta. 
  • She was christened. She didn't even cry when the vicar pouted the water on her head!


Annie we love you SO much. I cant believe you are almost one!

Rachie xo

July 29, 2014

Back with Living room update!

Okay so I think that's the longest time I have ever been away from blogging so if there is anyone still reading (!) then apologies for that! I'm going to try and blog a little but more regularly from now on!!

Anyway the living room is almost finished (YAY!) and I have a little update for you with a couple of things we have bought recently.

These are the tiles that we are using for the fireplace and they are made in Spain from Alhambra home. I love them as they have a Spanish look but are still contemporary and they make such a statement in the room. The fireplace is the first thing you see when you walk in so we wanted it to have the wow factor.

 I wasn't sure whether we were going to have artwork or a mirror above the fireplace but due to the statement nature of the tiles we finally settled on a mirror. We went with this one from Nordic Home as it was simple but still had some interest with the beading. I was so pleased with how it looks.

Nordic Home
And here's how they look together..I really like it! You can also see a sneak peak of the new built in cupboards and flooring. We're just waiting for the shutters and i'll show the final reveal soon.


What do you think?

Rachie xo

June 16, 2014

Dream house!

I'm not sure if I have shared this before but I am a big fan of Camille Styles - she is based in Austin, Texas and her blog is always full of aspirational recipes, parties and decor so you should definitely have a look if you haven't already. Anyway I stumbled across these pictures of her house and its just so stunning that I couldn't resist posting....

I'm taking alot of inspiration away from the way she uses natural textures to create a homely feel. I also like the use of pattern in that beautiful pouffe and the cushions in the bedroom. And what is there to say about that outdoor space?? I think this gets filed in my Pinterest dream house section! via CamilleStyles via CamilleStyles via CamilleStyles 

What do you think? Are you in agreement? You can see more pictures here.

Love Rachie xo