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treat-your-mum-with-kikki.k It may seem a little early to start looking for Mothers Day gifts, but I just can’t help it – I love searching for the perfect gift(s) for my amazing Mum for Mothers Day, because she really does deserve the world! I’m also yet to meet anyone that isn’t a massive fan of Kikki.K, every season they bring out the most beautiful new range of paper goods, stationery and now homewares that have you leaving their beautifully organised stores with armfuls of stunning new goodies! Their Mothers Day range this year is just as beautiful, so I thought I’d share a little Mothers Day Kikki.K gift guide to help gather a few gift ideas to spoil your gorgeous Mum this year! xo

uppsala cup | mothers day greeting card | leather pencil case | midsommer candle  | uppsala everyday gel penthankful journal gift pack |

scandi kitchen | made from scratch

scandi kitchens | made from scratch

scandi kitchens | made from scratch

scandi kitchens | made from scratch Kitchen’s truly are the heart of any home, there where every meal is lovingly made, where you enjoy those meals and where everyone tends to drift towards during any party! So it’s not hard to image why people have such a deep love for their kitchens – I’ve always had a very soft spot for either all white or black kitchens with touches of blonde wood and marble, which is very obvious from my pinterest board! I love the completely neutral tones, minimal lines, how it’s forever classic and a base that you can easily add colour when the mood strikes through flowers, beautiful kitchenware, art or of course through delicious meals! Everyone has a different dream kitchen, I’d love to know what yours is. x

solid oak stool | coffee cup with gold handlefocus ceiling pendant | sorrento serving bowl | six barrel coffee syrup |  bosch flexinduction |

made-from-scratch-instagram Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a truly lovely weekend and got outside to enjoy this amazing Autumn weather we’re having! Can any one else believe that tomorrow is the start of April? This year has flown by! The start of the year for us has been such a busy whirlwind, everything from new jobs, crazy personal news that would knock even the most grounded person off their feet, weddings, birthdays, and day/weeks so busy that they all seem to blur into one! I have to admit out of the three months that 2014 has offered us so far, March has been my favourite. It was a time for us to sit back and absorb the madness that the start of the year brought us – and take a little time out to enjoy lazy weekends of cafe and gallery hopping!

I thought the best way to bid adieu to March would be a lovely little roundup of some of my favourite photos I’ve shared this month on Instagram, it’s quite easily become my favourite social media platform of choice at the moment, I’ve met some truly amazing people who have quickly become fast friends and I am forever inspired by what pops up on my feed – plus it’s a lovely outlet to share a little more of what I get up to. Below is a little list of my top 5 favourite feeds at the moment - I’d love to hear what your favourite feeds are, it’s always so lovely to find new ones! I hope everyone has had a really lovely March so far, I can’t wait to see what April brings. xo

#1 vanessabarendregt - this stunning feed is home decor heaven at its best! Minimal, clean and styled to perfection, it’s such a breath of fresh air and I love seeing Vanessa’s beautiful images in my feed!

#2 sundayfolk – you will already know how much I adore Bianca’s work and style, her blog and feed is vegan baking at it’s very best – it’s truly amazing! Plus I’m also beyond honoured to be a judge as part of her What Folk Eat community, be sure to take a peek at her website for more info!

#3 Fit24 - in a bid to create some healthy habits before winter, Ben and I have signed up to the Fit24 April Challenge that starts tomorrow, if you’re interested in improving your heath and wellbeing take a peek and join up! Their feed may have just started, but it’s already sharing some seriously delicious recipes to try!

#4 Blomst – easily the most beautiful feed I’ve stumbled upon in a while! Tracy’s amazing eye for detail, magical images and truly amazing art work makes this easily one of my favourite feeds at the moment – my heart almost stops every time one of her images pop up in my feed!

#blondeandbone – last but certainly not least, Hannah’s beautiful feed is minimalist heaven! Full of perfectly styled images full of crisp white tones, soft blush pinks, bold blacks, fresh blooms and an office to die for. You’ll quickly fall in love with her stunning feed and end up ‘double tapping’ every single one of her images!

I’d love to hear what your favourite Instagram feeds are at the moment, you can of course follow me here. xo

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The Sauce

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I adore the blogging world, it is such a magical place full incredible talented people – I stumbled upon The Sauce a little while ago and have been completely smitten since. There is something so romantic and lovely about a illustrated food blog, you simply must take a peek at Emma’s work and of course blog, it’s beautiful! x

Love-Your-Christmas Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend – I’m so pleased that the summer is finally here, I can’t wait to enjoy some long lazy summer days with my friends and family. Plus the most exciting thing of all, Christmas is on it’s way, you start getting into the mood for the silly season quite quickly once the weather starts to warm up. One of my all time favourite blogs A Beach Cottage is running the most beautiful Love Your Christmas Home series – Sarah has some absolutely stunning and incredibly helpful tips and tricks to help you through this magical silly season. I also guarantee you’ll end up spending all day admiring her beautiful home and quickly becoming obsessed with her instagram feed – be sure to have a peek at both, her style is absolutely to die for! I already have so many lovely ideas from Sarah’s beautiful blog for Christmas this year – I’d love to hear your plans for this year. x

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You may have seen some of my hugely talented friend Gem from Blackbird’s gorgeous work floating around lately - if you haven’t go to her blog right now, I’ve no doubt that you’ll have a huge girl crush on her and her work in no time, you may also remember her gorgeous series of guest posts on Made From Scratch! Gem and her dashing hubby recently moved into tired rental and in no time flat they’ve completely transformed it into easily one of the most beautiful spaces you’ll ever see – she’s proved that you can make any space your’s and that rental homes can absolutely stunning! You simply must take a peek at the before photo here, read her tips and tricks for renovating a rental and of course admire their ‘new’ kitchen - her style is absolutely to die for! x

weekend-reading Inspired by one of my all time favourite blogs Paris in Four Months I thought I would start a little round up of links and shops that I’ve found throughout the week that you might like to have a peek at while you’re relaxing over the weekend, have a lovely weekend everyone! x

Fresh out of uni and before we were married Ben and I spent two incredible years backpacking throughout South East Asia, India, Europe, England and the United States of America – every time I read any of Carin from Paris in Four Months beautiful new adventures while traveling around Europe or wandering around Paris my travel bug doesn’t itch, it bites. Hard! I’ve no doubt that you’ll quickly fall in love with her blog and adventures, they’re absolutely breathtaking!

Christmas is coming and that means gathering beautiful gifts for your loved ones – if you haven’t had a peek at LET LIV’s beautiful new range of goodies yet you absolutely have to, Natalie has the most incredible eye for curating beautiful items and I can promise that almost all of her shop is on my wish list this year! And better yet, you can buy everything online and it will be lovingly wrapped and sent just in time for Christmas, how perfect is that?!

When I read this post titled The Hate is Crazy by the wonderful Design Love Fest this week I couldn’t have agreed with her more – this amazing online world that so many of us are lucky enough to be apart of really can be so incredibly rewarding. But sadly there are ‘haters’ out there that thrive on pulling people down to their level and saying incredibly nasty things about them and their work. I’ve personally never understood it and can’t imagine how people can be so cruel to others especially when they work so hard at their trade – this really is such a lovely and well though out reminder from Bri! 

I’m not embarrassed at all to admit that I have a huge girl crush on Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Girl - her blog is stunning, she’s lucky enough to travel the world for work, her style is impeccable and her instagram feed is absolutely amazing! You’ll also see Nicole pop up now and then on Paris in Four Months - I’ve no doubt that just like Paris in Four Months you’ll find yourself reading through Gary Pepper Girl in one sitting, it’s so stunning. x

The beautiful image above is via Paris in Four Months

stocking-stuffers

With Christmas just around the corner I’ve been trying to sort out my shopping early so that I don’t get overwhelmed in the lead up to the silly season, it also means I get to really hunt out that perfect gift. I have to admit I’ve been doing quite a bit of my shopping online, its just so easy especially on day’s when you just don’t feel like battling the crowds. So I thought I would do a little round up of a few of my favourite stocking stuffer gift ideas – teeny tiny bit in love with the everything, especially the coral cosmetic bag that could double as a purse! x

mini sky planter | hanno the gorilla | pom pom garland | cosmetic bag | piggy bank | jasmine candle |

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