Favourites: July Edition

For my July favourites I want to focus on my favourite household objects.  More specifically my favourite objects in my favourite room.

We have recently moved house and are working our way through the rooms getting them just the way we like them.  The first room was my dressing room / office, I might do a post on that another time.  We are just putting the final touches to the living room, this is the room that’s quickly become my favourite.

We don’t have a TV (we watch a lot of Netflix and DVDs) so we normally just load whatever we want to watch up on a laptop.  Our living room is very minimal and I love that your eye isn’t drawn to a massive black rectangle as soon as you step in.

For our anniversary we bought ourselves a new radio/CD player/Bluetooth speaker system.  We are in love with it, it looks really sleek and a bit retro and is super simple to use and set up.  The sound quality is great and it comes with a whole load of features like an alarm and a sleep timer that we’ve not really looked into yet.

We have a lot of green in our lives. Hubby’s parents recently adopted our cats and since then we have felt a real lack of life in the house – plants are the next best thing to pets I think. They lift your mood and they can be interesting to watch grow and change.  They will fill the four legged gap until we are ready to welcome a new fur baby into our lives.

I’m a knitter, and, as such, I make many many blankets, cushions and sometimes foot stools!  Knitted fabric is a wonderful texture and when it’s a nice colourful pattern it can be a real feature in your room, we have a table/basket (we got ours from IKEA) that holds all our blankets when it’s too hot for them.

Everyone loves a candle, right? I particularly like The White Company for candles. At the moment we have Ocean Tide.

We are planning to add a chair and a coffee table to this room and then it’s done done done!

What’s your favourite room and why? Let me know down below!


DIY Bauble

For this craft you’ll need:

  • 1 Bauble
  • Music/text from a book
  • Pva glue
  • Glitter
  • A paintbrush
  • A bowl/plate

The idea is pretty much, cover the bauble in glue, cut up your music/text into smallish pieces, glue them too the bauble (use your fingers if you need to)! Sprinkle with glitter and hang to dry, it’s that simple!

I made a video tutorial if that’s more your thing!

Washi Tape

IMG_1685I’m a big lover of stationery, I get a little bit of teasing that I own a filofax.  People assume that becasue I have my beautiful Saffiano (in aquamarine) that I’m organised. This always makes me laugh.

It was only fairly recently that I discovered the joy that is washi tape and it took me quite some time to realise that washi tape and paper tape are pretty much if not exactly the same thing.  What do you do with it? Whatever you want my friend. It is a wonderful and versatile thing.

These are my favorites, don’t tell the others.

I popped into IKEA on Thursday, and as I was walking past the stationary I noticed washi tape…

I threw my money at a member of staff and now I have lots of beautiful new washi tape rolls, and really the point of this post is to show them off to you.