Yesterday we celebrated the 25th anniversary of my boyfriends parents. A garden tea party was decided on, with 80 guests, lots of cake, lots of candles, and even more bunting! It was the perfect party. Me, Josh and a few others spent 6 hours preparing the garden and setting up the decor. Then I was the photographer for the night!
These are a few of my favorite photos of the day. It was a special day, because it was so filled with love, inspiration and great food! Best garden party ever. Can't wait to do something similar again.
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I have granny tendencies. And by that I mean I dress like a granny, sometimes act like a granny and (on occasion) get called 'grandma' by little children. There's nothing wrong with any of this, in fact I quite like who I am and I feel comfortable in the clothes I wear and the styles I like. But occasionally I wonder if i hit my head somewhere along the line and forgot how to be a regular young(ish) person. I am especially made aware of this when I see my friends sporting short shorts, crop tops and aviator sunnies, with hair down to their bums and looking totally untouched by the ghastly wind that has ruined my hairstyle completely.
I like my vintage dresses, safe knee lengths and ballet shoes but perhaps its time to 'sex it up a bit'. What do you think?
I love getting all dressed up and playing model, its so much fun! Especially when it's a rainy day outside and you have nothing better to do. Me and my sister decided it was time to add another shoot to her portfolio, so we spent the afternoon drinking Peach Schnapps, listening to Judy Bridgewater and taking photos. It was swell!
I've had this post sitting in my drafts for months now and its taken me until now to publish it! I'm glad these photos are finally on here for you to see though, because we honestly had such fun with these. Back when we shot this I had just begun redecorating so we didn't have many vintage objects to play with, unlike now (I'm a hoarder of vintage sewing machines, book sleeves, jewellery, perfume bottles, dresses and antiques). I'll post another vintage-inspired shoot hopefully soon. For now, hopefully this post and my last vintage-inspired shoot will inspire you!
If you love lip balms as much as me (there is always a pot of Vaseline in my purse) then you might fancy trying this easy scented lip balm DIY. It takes just 15 minutes. Go on, try it!
1 table spoon of Vaseline
An old lipstick
A small pot for storing your new lip balm in
1 drop of your favorite essential oil
A microwave-safe bowl
Optional: To create a shimmer lip balm you can add edible glitter just before you put the lip balm in the freezer to cool.
To decorate the pot your lip balm is going in, you'll need:
Twine/ribbon/string to tie around the pot if you wish.
1. Firstly, place a tablespoon of Vaseline in a microwave-safe bowl. Cut off about an inch of lipstick (I chose a fruity coral color I can use throughout summer) and blend the lipstick and Vaseline together with the back of a spoon.
2. Place the bowl in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl, add a drop of essential oil (I used mango & papaya oil for a fruity scent) then stir it all together and place back in the microwave for another 30 seconds until it is in liquid form (but not boiling!)
3. Once liquified, give it one last good stir.
4. Then pour it into a clean, small pot. I used an empty Vaseline pot that I could paint once the balm had cooled.
5. Place your lip balm in the freezer to cool for 20 minutes.
Decorating your Pot
1. While its cooling, paint the lid of the pot you're with chalkboard paint. I used left over paint from my chalkboard mug tutorial. Paint it once, leave it to dry for 10 minutes, then paint it again.
2. Remove your lip balm from the freezer after checking that the balm is solid. Turn the pot upside down and paint it with chalkboard paint. Leave to dry for ten minutes then give it one last coat. Make sure not to get any paint in the balm!
3. Once the pot and the lid are completely dry, you can write on top of the pot with chalk or draw a pretty pattern over it! If you're thinking of giving it as a gift to a friend, why not tie it up with twine. Now your handmade lip balm is complete!