June 18, 2015

Annie's 2nd Birthday Party - Invitations!

So we are fast approaching Annie's second birthday party and we are going with an Animal theme as we have booked a whole host of small animals to arrive in our garden. (Are we mad - I think so!)

I have been looking for some cute invitations to fit in with the theme and of course my fave stationery site Minted came up trumps!  (Have a look at the beautiful stationery used in my friend Will's gorgeous wedding here)

Here are some of the designs we are looking at...

http://www.minted.com/product/childrens-birthday-party-invitations/MIN-53H-CBP/pawty-time

http://www.minted.com/product/childrens-birthday-party-invitations/MIN-DK9-CBP/fancy-fawn

http://www.minted.com/product/kids-party-invitations/MIN-EI8-CBP/barnyard-crew?org=photo

http://www.minted.com/product/childrens-birthday-party-invitations/MIN-FD6-CBP/race-car-party

http://www.minted.com/product/childrens-birthday-party-invitations/MIN-VRR-CBP/party-hat-animals


My favourite is number five I think as its just so sweet and fun but still funky!. They also do this in different colour ways and you can personalize it with your child's name.

Do have a look at Minted if you are looking for beautiful paper goods. They have such lovely children's birthday designs in all kinds of themes so definitely worth a browse here.

Which one is your fave?

Rachie xo

PS: Its good to be blogging again!



February 11, 2015

Quick Valentines idea for your teacher!

I love the idea of sharing the love on Valentines day. Not just with your loved one but for those you appreciate too! So after a quick search on Pinterest I found this lovely printable which is perfect for little Annie's nursery teachers who do such a good job with her.  Pop over to happymoneysaver.com here to download it. 

http://happymoneysaver.com/

Here's how mine turned out! I filled the bags with little jelly sweeties and wrote a little message on the back of my label but you can just attach yours to some chocolates/wine or any other little gift. 

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Do let me know if you are trying this!

Rachie xo 

February 08, 2015

Valentines Shopping!

Hi all!

There are some gorgeous gifts out there this year for valentines and I've done a little round up of some of the most lovely things I have seen in the shops this year! Leave a hint for your loved one or treat yourself!

How sweet is this fine knit jumper. I love the nod to Valentines with the heart patches on the elbows. £22 from ASOS.

I am totally loving those red shoes - super cute with skinny jeans and only £25 from Oasis. They will take you nicely into Spring too.

London for Lovers is such a gorgeous book. It maps out romantic dates full of originality, spontaneity, and adventure and is lovely for long term Londoners or those just visiting. £11 ASOS.


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I love a romantic framed print and this cute one is just £15 from M&S.

How about taking out this cute heart purse from Cath Kidston? It will brighten up your little black dress! £18.

For singles this Looking for Mr Right - Swipe PJ set from Asos really made me laugh! Super Cute!

Kate Spade always have gorgeous jewellery and how nice would this Sparks Fly bangle be from your loved one?  Its a lovely coral colour too! £40.

Have you got Valentines plans?

Rachie xo 

February 05, 2015

Valentines Day at Sainsburys

Sainsbury's recently got in touch to show me some of their fun gifts for valentines day. Now I know its not normally the place you would go for gifts but honestly they have some super cute pieces.

My favourite is this movie night set and sweet pillow which are both so reasonably priced you cant go wrong!  If  (like us!) you're more than likely to be staying in this Valentines day (hello people with children!) then why not make it cute?  Download your favourite rom com and get the popcorn out then snuggle up on the sofa with this cool cushion!



Have you got anything planned for Valentine's day? I would love to know...

Rachie xo

January 22, 2015

Guest writing for Bloved.

One of my little side projects at the moment is writing for the stunning Bloved blog which relaunched last year. I'm one of the contributors for Little B which is their baby and lifestyle section.  My post this week features Annie's newborn shoot which 18 months down the line I am sooooo pleased we had. It brings back such lovely memories. I cant believe she was ever that tiny!

Click over to Bloved here to view the post. 



To read all my other posts for Bloved then please click over here!

Rachie xo

January 16, 2015

New Baby range at Mango!

Hi everyone!

Mango have launched a lovely new baby range that I thought you would like to see as its super cute. They have had a childswear range for a while but this season is the first where they have branched into baby-wear. I have to say its not the most trend led range in the world but it is stylish and there are some good well priced items that I am going to share with you.

In the girls range I particularly like this Tulle skirt dress at £16.99  which is both pretty and practical and these dusky pink leggings with hearts on look great quality and are £9.99. The cool scarf at £5.99 is a steal with the fab tassels and this little grey cropped cardigan (£14.99) has some lovely detailing with the lace edging and little star print.

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The boys range is super cool and includes pieces like these stripy trousers at £9.99. I love the patch detail and the lace up. This long sleeve t shirt  at £5.99 is a good quality basic and the dusky blue colour is gorgeous.  This ombre jumper at £14.99 is both casual and smart and what can I say about the scarf! I would love to see a baby boy with this on! Its just £5.99.

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The range is available online and ranges from 3 months - three years.

Rachie xo

January 11, 2015

Free Printable Calender 2015!

I'm a little bit late with this but as we aren't quite half way through January and time just seems to go so fast nowadays then I think this is okay!

Sooooo I have a beautiful free printable calender for you which would be so lovely in your office, at work or on the fridge... The patterns are just so pretty.  Its from Oh the lovely things and you can download here.

http://www.ohthelovelythings.com/2014/

Back soon,

Rachie xo