Category Archive: Christmas

If in doubt…

It’s getting pretty Christmassy around here! I’m so excited to finish up my last week of term and get home to my family, but I’m making sure to soak in everything that is… Continue reading

Super Simple Gift Guide

I’ve always enjoyed picking out gifts, and over the years my incessant lists of what I’m planning to buy my loved ones must have filled several notebooks, the backs of many coffee receipts, and all… Continue reading

Happy Christmas! (42 Style)

I hope you’re having a lovely Christmas. I’m working on some updates at the moment (you may have noticed the new look!) and I’m excited to make more changes and improvements in the New… Continue reading

DIY – Leather wallets

Let me say right away ‘Leather Wallets’ is probably a bit of a fancy term for these lil’ guys. Maybe leather pouches? Or little card envelopes? I’m going to be keeping my store… Continue reading

DIY Christmas Table Runner

We’re midway through December and that means it’s nearly time for our Sunset Strip mini-Christmas! As Imogen is going to be taking on the huge task of cooking a roast for five people… Continue reading

Christmas Cards

What’s nicer than a Christmas card? (apart from a Christmas card that’s made of food) How about a sweet handmade card with a secret punch of glitter and a personal hand delivery service?… Continue reading

Gift Guide #2

How’s the present-buying going? Really really well? Well I hope you’re doing better than me anyway! It’s so stressful buying gifts – especially gifts for guys, right? What do they want? Because the perverse… Continue reading

#SmallBizSaturday

December the 6th is Small Business Saturday – and a great day to remember all of the small businesses (in our home towns and further afield) when buying Christmas Presents. My dear, dear… Continue reading

Gift Guide #1

Not long ’til Christmas! If you’re not quite done with your christmas shopping (or if you haven’t even started *slaps wrist*) don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! For these little gift guides… Continue reading

Christmas Haul!

I’m so so happy that it’s finally December, and so excited to jump into all of the Christmassy goodness I’ve got planned! I’ve got a girls and guys gift guide coming up for… Continue reading

Breaking Bad Cushions – DIY

Rob and I were obsessed with Breaking Bad this year, so, as it has become a bit of a tradition for me to make him cushions at Christmas, I decided to take the iconic element… Continue reading

Pair of Hearts Chopping Boards – DIY

I bought this pair of small sturdy wooden chopping boards from IKEA (these APTITLIG 24x15cm Boards) for £4 each. I wanted to upgrade them to a kind of whimsical-Jamie-Oliver-chopping-board affair, adding a simple design… Continue reading

DIY: You’re Pretty (Message Mirror)

I made this mirror for my sister as a cute addition to her University room. It was really easy to do and I love how it turned out. I used this mirror (the BERLEVÅG Table… Continue reading

InstaChristmas

Yaaaay. Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day/Boxing Day and managed to spend time with the people you love. These are my December highlights…   Hope you had an awesome time, Big Love,… Continue reading

Have a Delicious Christmas – Part Three: Fancy Food

I had to rope in Rob to help me with this one, seeing as I am a pathologically lazy chef. Boo. That being said, these little filo treats are actually very easy to… Continue reading

Have a delicious Christmas – Part Two: Lazy Days

I know, I know, it’s Christmas and you don’t want to get up off the sofa for anything, in case you get cold, or you get your onesie in a tangle, or in case… Continue reading

Les Miserables

This Wednesday, I went to see Les Miserables at the Queen’s theatre in London and it was brilliant. As the program points out, it is not exactly a likely candidate for a West… Continue reading

Winter Favourites

I’ve been having unusually fond feeling towards Winter this year (it ordinarily leaves me confused and cold) so I decided to rope Abi in (’tis the season of good will, after all, so… Continue reading

Have a Delicious Christmas – Part One: Lazy Days

 Christmas Coffee Cocktail Sometimes, all you want to do is snuggle up with some comfort food and watch Elf. I’ve never been very good at putting in the effort when it comes to making… Continue reading

Have a Thrifty Christmas – Part Two

Awesome Gifts for under £10 Okay, so if all that stuff yesterday about spray paint and hand making gifts and looking out for sales and getting all your coupons in a twist filled… Continue reading

Have a Thrifty Christmas – Part One

Gone are the days when I could write a poem with a crayon, present it to my Mum with sticky fingers and call it a Christmas gift. So, so gone. Mainly because I’m… Continue reading

Question Tuesday: Retail Hell

  Seasonal Questions of the Week: Why can’t I go to Boots without wanting to rip my own face off? Is my face classic beige or soft beige? (and will it matter after… Continue reading

Have an Organised Christmas!

Have an Organised Christmas! Now doesn’t that sound fun? Doesn’t that sound like just the kind of lazy, eat-everything-you-can-find-and-never-leave-your-duvet festive season you’ve been dreaming of? I mean, probably not, but I’m the kind… Continue reading