My very sneaky and enormously talented brother Ben Olive and his equally talented and lovely wife Lucy Olive:: Design surprised everyone last night by announcing that they secretly illustrated and wrote their very own book which has been 5 years in the making! It’s a gorgeous story about a little Yeti who finds snow, fantastically illustrated by Ben and beautifully written by Lucy, this really is a story to fall in love with and instantly become a family favorite! We got our very own copy last night and I can honestly say that this is the most wonderful book that you will buy all year, and is suitable for all ages, think Pixar! Plus you will be the very proud owner of your own yeti desk buddy to keep, so cute! I could gush on forever about this book, it’s absolutely incredible and I am so proud of Ben and Lucy, be sure to click here get your own amazing yeti book! x
Gosh can anyone else believe that it is already May? It also means that it is the end of my April Challenge where my goal was to do something different everyday, it’s a great challenge to take as you push yourself to step a little out of your comfort zone and try something different. It was a wonderful and busy month full of digging holes, building decks, catching up with friends and family and then finished by my brother’s beautiful wedding. For everyone that joined in with me thank you so very much, for those of you who have just found out about the challenge, don’t fret you can always make your own May Challenge.
Click read more for the full list of things and here for the first half of the month. x
Phew what a busy weekend Ben and I had, amongst me coming down with a pretty horrid head cold, we started and finished digging out all the holes and a good part of our back yard needed for our new deck-to-be. I have really been enjoying this month as each day I have been doing something different as part of the April Challenge you can follow me here and here, but seeing as it is now half way through April I thought I should show you what I have been up to.
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Hello everyone, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and didn’t get too fooled with April Fools Day. Over the weekend I came across this very inspiring blog called See Hear Say by the very lovely Laura. She and a few friends have just finished the March challenge, where the aim is to do something different every day. Seeing as I came across her blog on the 1st of April, I couldn’t be part of the March challenge, but I could most certainly do it for April.
Join in! this challenge can be as simple as you like, from trying a new coffee or drink, walking or driving a different way to work, going to a different part of town on the weekend for brunch, wear bright blue nail polish instead of pink. Or you can think as big as you like, start a evening cooking class, learn a language anything that you like. There is no need to think you have to buy something new every day, this is your time to be creative this is why it’s called do something different every day.
But most of all this challenge is about having fun and adding something new and different to your day. You never know what wonderful things you might discover over the next month just by doing something different.
If you plan on joining in on the challenge over the next month, I would love to hear from you. If you tag yourself on any of the social media outlets above, be sure to include #differentapril, so that I am able to follow you as well.
For everyone where it is the 2nd of April, that is ok. x
Spring is certainly here, the days are getting longer, its not as cold and there are some amazingly bright yet soft cherry blossoms flowering everywhere you look, it also means that the cherry season is about to arrive! Oh they’re amazing by themselves or even better if baked into a chocolate cherry cupcake! Something I defiantly need to make once our lovely kitchen if finished!
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We have been having the most annoying by typical winters day’s lately, one minute it is beautiful and sunny the next it is pouring with rain and cold! So I thought, what better than a pretty grey and yellow post for today. I have been pouring over ever blog I can find for inspiration for our home and I can’t wait for the renovations to be finished so we can start decorating. All I know is that we want our home to be clean but with lots of colour! I hope everyone is having a lovely day so far, what are your plans? xx
Click Read More for the delicious cupcake recipe via Tartelette
I hope everyone is having a really lovely weekend so far, Ben and I are so close to finishing painting the first part of our home its such a good feeling! I have loved pottering around our new home, but I can’t wait to spend a Sunday wandering around a farmers market collecting all sorts of delicious fresh produce and gorgeous flowers, now all I need a pretty vintage bike to get to and from the markets. xx
I know that I say this every week, but I honestly can’t believe that its Friday already plus to make it a little scarier, its already July! I hope that every has had a really lovely week, ours has been a roller coaster of problems and solutions but its been good all the same. What are your plans this weekend, I’d love to hear? xx