Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vintage wedding dress

One day, Hubby and I will get married. We have been engaged for almost 3 years now, so you could say I've had plenty of time to plan the big day. So far, all I know is that I want to wear a vintage wedding dress, and what better place to start looking but at the Vintage Wedding Dress Company!


The designs of dutch DEMAKERSVAN are so inspiring.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A great escape

I'm ignoring the mess in my house by keeping the lights off and staring straight into the tv, munching some chocolate thing I found at the back of the cupboard with the baking stuff. The kitchen smells of ketchup.

And that's me in the photo.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


A skincare routine for a tired mum on a budget.

That's not me in the photo.

In the meantime, I'm trying to remember the recipie for a home-made face mask I made once. The base was thick porridge and then I mixed a few things in. A couple of crushed multi vitamin tablets for, well, vitamins. A bit of orange juice for gentle peeling. The contents of a green tea bag for anti oxidants I think. Perhaps there was some oil, I can't remember. And perhaps something else I've forgotten.
By the way, did you know that washing your hands with used coffee grounds not only cleans your hands incredibly well of paint and grease and such, but also leaves your hands silky smooth? The combination of scrubbing and the oils in the coffee I guess.
I also remember seeing a reicipie for a home-made foot soak at some point. I only remember that you were supposed to add lemon for whitening the nails and oil to smooth the skin. I guess you could scrub your feet with coffee grounds first, then soak them in warm water with lemon and oil.
Do you have any tips on cheap and cheerful products for tired looking skin? Something that counters the lack of sleep, stress, at times poor diet and age? Any recipies for home-made stuff? Please share :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

We're going on holiday!

I'm so excited! I managed to book us this little cottage in beautiful Snæfellsnes for a week in June. This is one of the most beautiful places in Iceland with the Snæfells glacier, beaches, little fishing villages, beautiful birdlife and all to be enjoyed around the 24 hour sunlight of summer solstice. I'm also very exited because believe it or not, my husband and I have never been on holiday together! Apart from visiting my parents over the holidays when we used to live in London. I'm seeing long walks and honest talks in the summer night, lots of time to read and listen to music, really having time for bonding with our little ones and just generally recharging our batteries.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Time saving tip No.1

Wear colourful socks! It's much quicker to pair them after laundering than if you have black socks that look almost the same but never quite (even if you buy exactly the same kind of socks always, they still end up looking different). And it's fun too :)