February 26, 2014

Six Months Old!

Annie is six months - half a year already!! I know everyone says time flies but honestly - where has that little newborn gone? However its so amazing to see her little personality develop. Six months is a seriously cute age!

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This month Annie..

  • Is sitting up confidently. She loves sitting on the playmat and playing with her toys. 
  • Has more hair - its growing fast and is a sandy blondy brown colour. 
  • Has started eating solids and her current favourite is butternut squash...
  • Loves to look around whilst siting upright in the pram. She is defintely inquisitive.
  • Laughs, babbles and smiles all the time. 
  • Is on the 25th percentile for weight and the 75th for height. Tall and skinny like her daddy!
  • Celebrated her first valentines day and made daddy a sweet card!
Happy Wednesday !
Rachie xo


February 25, 2014

Tuesday Tales from the Week.

A quiet week for us this week and we have had a few lovely sunny days so I think Spring is definitely on its way. Can you believe its March on Saturday?

Here's what I got up to...
  • Went for a lovely country walk - its so nice to see some blue sky...
  • Annie had a play date with her cousin Oscar. I love the image of this picture in the Waterlogue ap.
  • We bought a new kettle and opted for the Kmix in Yellow! I love it!
  • A leisurely breakfast of coffee and toast at Daylesford Organic.

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Oh and hugest Congratulations to my friend Jen (JP & Rose Blog) who had a beautiful baby girl yesterday! Cant wait to visit soon.

Rachie xo

February 24, 2014

Little Girls Puppy Paw-ty!

There are so many cute ideas around for children's birthday parties.  I cant wait until I get to plan Annie's. I love this puppy pawty by Hello Love Designs found on Pizzazzerie with its preppy blue and white striped colour palate. It has some really sweet ideas like the felt ear headbands that all the little ones wore and the hair bands (worn as dog collars) for the favours not to mention the gorgeous cake and tablescape.

For more  pictures and the full write up then click over to Pizzazzerie here.

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Happy Monday!

Rachie xo

February 18, 2014

Tuesday Tales from the Week!

Its been a horrendous week weather wise but the nights are getting lighter and I'm feeling good that it is almost Spring! Whoop!

Here's what I got up to this week...

  • Celebrating Valentines day with a special dinner for two.
  • The littlest member of our family wearing her heart cardigan. Thanks Uncle Will
  • I received this gorgeous Zara necklace from the hubs. I love it!
  • Browsing in John Lewis home - I love this cork fish trivet and deep blue napkins. I might get them for dinners al fresco on the decking. Cant wait!
  • Sofa shopping as we're about to decorate the living room. More soon.
  • Its so wet that ducks are swimimg in puddles!
  • A glimpse of spring. I love daffodils!

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Happy Tuesday!

Rachie xo

February 17, 2014

Easy Elegant Wilderness Wedding.

Happy Monday all!

This is one of the most lovely weddings I have ever posted on the blog. The green colour palate is so underused in weddings and this shows how gorgeous it can look. Paired with gold, rustic textures, gourds as the table settings, cabbage bouquets and the bride in a cardigan it is just so beautifully styled.

I love the bird cakes as favours, the rosemary on each table setting which must have smelt lovely, the cake table and the deer motif on the stationery. Ruffled blog (where I found this) describe it as the perfect blend of rustic glam and woodsey elegance and i think this sums it up.

For more pictures click over to Ruffled here.

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How much do you love this?

Rachie xo

February 12, 2014

Valentines Doughnut Boxes!

Ooh I love a cute valentines DIY and as its only 2 days away I found this super easy doughnut tags at Sugar and Charm that you can stick on little boxes or bags of doughnuts for your lovely ones. They are so fun and would be lovely to take into work, your classroom, hand out to your friends....

Click over to Sugar and Charm for the printables...

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Happy Wednesday!

Rachie xo

February 10, 2014

Valentines Day Presents!

I know men traditionally leave it the last minute so here are a few ideas to hint for Valentines Day this year! I have my eye on  that beautiful necklace! Perfect for Spring!

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1. Perfect Pair pencils (Gorgeous as wedding favours too!) £3.50 M&S
2. Bonjour cross body bag. £19.99 Zara.
3. Elle Macpherson Knickers. £22 Figleaves.
4. Heart chopping board. £17 Oliver Bonas.
5. Rhinestone necklace. £19.99 Zara.
6. Heart Snack boxes. £7.50 Paperchase.
7. Marc Jacobs Wallet. £175. Liberty.

Do tell me your fave!

Rachie xo

February 05, 2014

A gorgeous gift!

I have the best friends! My fashion designer friend Jenny who is currently 39 weeks pregnant and has a fabulous blog called JP & Rose made, (with her own fair hands!) Annie and I this beautiful changing mat. Its so pretty with its vintage fabric and spotty oilcloth wipe clean backing and it has a handy pocket for nappies and wipes too.

It is beautifully finished with black trim and tie. She should definitely sell them - they would fly off the shelves!!



Thank you Jenny - we absolutely love it!

Rachie xo

February 04, 2014

Tuesday Tales from the Week!

Hello February! The days are getting longer and its Valentines this month so things are looking up! Here's what I got up to this week...

  • Day and Night out around Tower bridge on Saturday. Its so beautiful there - definitely must be one of my fave spots in London.
  • Pancakes with great friends in Richmond on Sunday were delicious and the company was even better. 
  • Country walks with Annie wearing her pink bobble hat - I wish they did it in my size!
  • Perusing the Valentines range in M&S. Very impressed. Its so fun!

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 Happy Tuesday!

Rachie xo

February 03, 2014

Fantastic Mr Fox 1st Birthday!

I completely love this "Fantastic Mr Fox" 1st Birthday Party that I found on 100 layer Cakelet - its just so sweet! From the beautifully designed invites from The Paper Suite  which are some of the loveliest I have ever seen, to the informality of the long dinner table with all your friends and family gathered. I like all the natural textures against the concrete walls of the warehouse space and the creative snow globe favours as well as all the fox masks for the guests - Super cute!

To see the pictures and the full write up then do click over to 100 Layer Cakelet.

http://www.studio1079.com/ and 100 layercakelet


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Happy Monday.

Rachie xo