February 28, 2013

Easter Bunny Sweetie Pouch DIY

Hi all

Happy Thursday!

I'm getting in early with the Easter DIY's and I'm starting them off with this adorable Easter bunny sweetie pouch from Mer Mag (definitely worth a browse by the way!)  This would be lovely for an Easter lunch place marker or just for little hostess gifts! One of my new years resolutions is to do some sewing as my mother in law gave me her sewing machine at Christmas and shamefully its still in the loft. Surely even I can manage to sew this?!

Click over for the DIY and more pictures - I'll let you know how it goes!

http://mermag.blogspot.co.uk/
Happy Thursday!

Rachie xo

February 26, 2013

Tuesday Tales from the Week!

Hi everyone!

We are nearly into March how did that happen?! Here's what I got up to this week!
  • Lots of meeting up with friends this week! Tried out a new Brazilian BBQ restaurant Cabana and also visited one of my faves Wahaca where I had the delicious churros! Yum!
  • Noticed the blossom coming out in our street - does that mean spring is coming! Pleeeease!!
  • Showing off the new hair cut and colour
  • Oh yes I would like one of these kMix toasters and a kettle - so colourful!!
 
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Happy Tuesday!

Rachie xo

February 25, 2013

Vintage Racing Car Birthday Party!

It's so hard finding chic birthday party ideas for little boys so when I stumbled across this Vintage Racing Party I knew I had to post it! I have lots of little boy nephew's and they would love this - perhaps combined with going go-karting!

My favourite details here are the tin cans which are great props and are made by wrapping paper around tins! The oil change jelly cups which is such a cute and easy food idea and those sweet black and white checked food toppers. The wooden stands continue with the vintage theme...

Best of all if you would like to throw this party at home you can buy all the printables from Crackers Art over here and to see the full write up and more pictures then click over to Kara's Party Ideas.









Happy Monday!

Rachie xo

February 21, 2013

Glittered Cake Toppers DIY

I am coming into birthday season amongst my friends. There are so many birthdays from March onwards! That means making lots of birthday cakes for my pals so I thought I would post these cute DIY glittered cake toppers from Pizzazerie which are a lovely way to finish off your cake. They are so easy to make to. Click over for the tutorial!

http://blog.forrent.com/holidays/valentines-day-diy-entertaining
Happy Thursday!

Rachie xo

February 19, 2013

Tuesday Tales from the Week !

Can you believe we are half way through February already?  This week we celebrated pancake and valentines day and I took a trip back to my child home to see my parents and visit some friends! Here is what I got up to:
  • Celebrated Valentines day with a home cooked meal by my man. He even made heart shaped roast potatoes!!
  • We made our own pancakes on pancake day! We have savoury ones as well as sweet.
  • The daffodils at my mums house reminded me that spring is coming! Hooray!
  • I found this old picture of my sister and I that made me smile! I'm the one with the red hair!
  • Visited these two little cuties who are now nearly 4 months old! Adorable!

A Chi Chi Affair

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Happy Tuesday

Rachie xo
 

February 18, 2013

Moustache and Bows Baby Shower

Happy Monday all! Hope you had lovely weekends!

I realised I hadn't posted a baby shower for a while on the blog so I was thrilled when I found this gorgeous Moustache and Bows Shower on Onto baby by Meohmy Design.  With the gender of the baby a surprise,  a neutral white and grey palette with a pretty pop of pink was selected for this party and it looks so stylish! I love the little bow and moustache motifs! Super cute!

Other details which are gorgeous are the brown spotty paper wrapped cutlery, the crisp white paper poms hanging over the food table and the popcorn favours. I love the sticker "Kristen's ready to pop!" Such an easy and budget friendly favour idea to steal!  For more details click here.


http://www.meohmydesign.com/ via Onto Baby


http://www.meohmydesign.com/ via Onto Baby


http://www.meohmydesign.com/ via Onto Baby

http://www.meohmydesign.com/ via Onto Baby

Are you planning a baby shower?

Rachie xo

February 15, 2013

Friday Home : Valentines!

Happy Friday lovelies!

I just thought I would check in to show you a few pictures of our Valentines last night! We had a low key dinner at home which was so lovely and I decorated the table using these fab printable placemats that I downloaded free from The Pretty Blog. I didn't have any A3 card but they still turned out pretty well and added a bit of theming to the table! Love my newish pink placemats from Ikea too!

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Hope you had a Happy Valentines!

Rachie xo

February 14, 2013

My friend Will's big announcement (starring me!)

So many of you know that my good friend Will who writes the Bright Bazaar blog is super talented! But you may not know that as well as being super kind and lovely  he is also the one of the most hardworking people I have ever met!  So I am beyond pleased that his talents have been recognised and he is getting published!!  He has signed a worldwide (!) publishing deal to write a Bright Bazaar book about interiors! 

Ever the creative, Will decided to announce his book in style with a stylish video and who did he ask to star in it! Yes me!! I am so flattered!! Thank you Will! I loved being part of it! Please remember me when you are a worldwide superstar! ;-)   Click over to read the full post here and you can see the amazing video below!
 



Happy Thursday!

Rachie xo

PS: Happy Valentines Day! I hope you are celebrating with your loved ones! x

February 12, 2013

Tuesday Tales from the Week

Even though the weather has been grey, rainy and gloomy this week, we still enjoyed a fun day out in London on the weekend! Here are my pictures from the week.
  • I enjoyed a relaxing morning having a cut and highlights at the hairdressers!
  • We visited the Cabinet War Rooms - Definitely worth a visit especially if you do the audio tour. I also really liked the posters!
  • The Southbank near the London eye was all decorated for Valentines day - how sweet!!

A Chi Chi Affair
Happy Tuesday!

Rachie xo
 

February 11, 2013

Valentines Day Free Printable Cards!

Happy Monday all! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

I realise that Monday is normally a party inspiration post but this weekend I realised that Valentines Day is THIS WEEK and I hadn't done any free printables posts yet!

Anyway I had a little hunt and I found these darling printable cards from HWTM blog. The hubs and I am doing dinner at home for Valentines day but I thought these would be gorgeous for decorating the table with. They are so cute and fun! You could give them to your friends too!

Click over to HWTM blog to download them here




I love these!

Rachie xo

February 07, 2013

Our Wedding in You and Your Wedding Magazine!

Exciting times!

Shortly after we got our wedding photos we were contacted through our photographers Segerius Bruce by You and Your Wedding Magazine to ask if they could feature the photos in their magazine. Of course we were thrilled and after submitting a lengthy write-up; finally after five whole months of waiting our pictures have made it into print! I was so excited when I opened it to see we had four whole pages!!  I love the feature - I hope you enjoy it too!

http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/

http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/

http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/

http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/

http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/

 Happy Thursday!

Rachie xo

 

February 05, 2013

Tuesday Tales from the Week!

Well apart from being busy at work the weekend was rather relaxing which was a welcome change! The weather is definitely turning cold again though! Here is what I got up to this week....
  • Dim sum at Ping Pong on the Southbank with the hubs! Yum!
  • I love the views over the Golden Jubilee Bridge which connects the Southbank to Embankment. Can you spot St Pauls and the new Shard in the distance?
  • Dinner on Saturday morning at The Lighthouse in Wimbledon with a great friend. We chatted the afternoon away!

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  •  Sunday was truly relaxing - we went on a long walk and stopped at the pub for some vegetable soup!
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 Do you like the flowers that my friend Will bought me?  I love tulips and the beautiful blue hyacinth smell divine. More on this soon!

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Have a happy week!

Rachie xo

February 04, 2013

Poker Party!

I always think adult party themes are few and far between so when I come across a good one I always make it my mission to post it! Actually the hubs celebrates his 35th birthday this year so I think I'm going to keep this Poker Party by Cakes By Gitty that I found on Amy Atlas Events blog up my sleeve for September!

Now, obviously the cake in this is a real showstopper but I also really like the little details such as the playing card garland in the background and the playing cards with adjoining ribbon around the cake stands. The striped paper bags make great favours too. There are also some lovely food choices like the individual jellies (If I made these they would definitely be alcoholic!) sweeties, and macaroons all keeping in with the red and black colour scheme.

For more pictures do click over to Amy Atlas here.

Cakes by Gitty

Cakes by Gitty

Cakes by Gitty

Cakes by Gitty

Cakes by Gitty
Happy Monday!

Rachie xo
 

February 01, 2013

Friday Home: Bread and Butter Pudding


Hi everyone! Its February already!!

I made this Bread and Butter Pudding last weekend when I was looking for a quick and easy pudding for a Sunday night. My mum used to make this all the time when I was a child and I always loved it! I would sometimes make it when I lived with flatmates and have it for dinner instead of savoury food! I had forgotten how yummy it was...

Click over for the recipe. I actually didn't have any cream so just left it out and it didn't seem to make a difference.

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Happy Weekend!

Rachie xo