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

January 01, 2015

Christmas Decorations Home Tour 2014!

Following on my tradition of showing my house decorations here are the ones for 2014! You can see the lounge is now completed (albeit a few pictures on the walls) so I am feeling much happier about how the decorations look against their surroundings.  You can see 2013 here. 2012 here, 2011 here and 2010 here.

This year we were away for Christmas from the 20th December so I didn't go all out and I have to say I kind of missed it as they were very low key. We had such a little tree this year! Our front door wreath was our silver one but I added a few festive bows to give it a different look.

On the mantel I added a fir cone garland with a few silver baubles dotted in between and last years silver deer. I wish I could find blue lights for this but I left it a bit late - Next year!!

The kitchen with the green walls always lend themselves well to reds and I used a few of my favourite red baubles in the jars as well as my favourite red deer and Christmas tree. The paper bauble is a recent addition from Wilko!

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Lastly these guys were also new for this year and I have a feeling we will have these for many years to come! Annie loves Mr Snowman and Miss Reindeer was gifted to us by my bestie Rosie. Both got many cuddles this Christmas and I'm looking forward to getting them out year after year!

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Happy New Year all!

Rachie xo

December 28, 2014

My Christmas Presents!

I'm not going to dwell on how utterly rubbish a blogger I have been these past few months but I am promising myself I'm not letting my blog die so here is my traditional look through this years Christmas presents. As usual I was a very lucky girl!!

First up this was my favourite gift from the hubs. An Astrid and Miyu rose gold necklace with an A for Annie on. I haven't taken it off since. Its so delicate and beautiful.


It was definitely a good year for jewellery, as well as the above, one of my gorgeous girl friends bought me the Stella and Dot inspire bracelet which will become an everyday favourite I'm sure. I love the neutral leather metallic band it sits on. My mum got me a gorgeous star ring which is from the Z for Accessorize range which I also love.

My bestie in Australia got it so right as usual and gifted me this beautiful coral leather journal and these fabulous pencils from Anthropologie. This will be perfect for work and to carry around in my bag. Its quite robust so the pages wont get damaged and the pencils will brighten up our office nicely!

I have been after a Parlux hairdryer for years and the hubs surprised me with this one. I blow dry my hair everyday and so speed of drying is most important and this one is brill!

My sister got me this lovely lip balm (with matching hand cream) from one of my fave shops L'Occitane. Its called Shea delightful Rose and its new. Its really light but luxurious for winter lips.

Finally I love all things Kate Spade so was lucky enough to get this lovely coffee table book. I cant wait to flick through it when i get a spare moment!

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I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

Rachie xo

September 23, 2014

Twelve Months of Annie

Well although Annie turned 1 in August I realised that I haven't shared her final 12 month pictures and the whole collage!  Well here it is!  I know everyone says it but its incredible how much much my baby girl has changed!  From that beautiful dark haired little munchkin to my funny, sweet and gorgeous one year old.  

Its been an incredible year, finding my feet in motherhood, breastfeeding, sleepless nights, tears, lots and lots of laughter and immense joy. Our lives have totally changed, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Annie we love you.

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Love Rachie  xo

September 04, 2014

Coveting for Autumn!

I love Autumn/Winter clothing. Its definitely my fave season for clothes. You get that back to school feeling that makes you want to update your whole wardrobe don't you think?  I feel like my style has become much more casual since having Annie and even though I don't mind I want to try and make more of an effort so I've picked out a couple of items that I am really liking. I'm calling it polished casual!!

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Easy to wear throw on dresses like these two from And Other Stories and Anthropologie above are wardrobe stables. I love the print of them both and they would look great either with flat boots or trainers. Leopard print is apparently huge for this season so I would love this Boden Clutch (seen all over the blogs!!) and these Converse which would be perfect for running around with Annie!

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Love the quilted trend and this tee  from Warehouse would be great with skinny or boyfriend jeans plus its warm for Autumn. I'm also liking these flattering blouses from Anthropologie - they come in different prints and colour ways but I rather like the green.   Last season I couldn't get on board with the rucksack trend but this season I'm all over it. It fits with my new paired down style so I'm going to be investing in this Accessorize one which ticks all the boxes for me.(Obviously I would love the Cara Delevingne Mini Oxblood bag but sadly I don't have a spare £795!)

Do share what you are coveting this season!

Rachie xo