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I’ve moved blogs!


Hey all!

I know I know! Long time no positing right?!  I’m say sorry, am well I am, but I got kinda lost on here.  I lost what my purpose was, what I was actually blogging about.

It did however, let me discover what I REALLY want to do, and I’ve been focusing all my energy on that.  It’s time to start my own business and I am beyond excited!  I’d love all your support and be able to follow you back from my new blog (and portfolio – this one does both!) so please come say hi!  I’ve tonnes to update, and there’s a few posts I’m going to transfer over.

Be awesome to see you there!


You know your boyfriend loves you when…

…he buys you a super cute vest tee telling you so!

I know, I know, super cute right??  I don’t know whether I love the bold punchy graphics, or the unique packaging more!  You can get your hands on one (ok, direct your boyfriend) here.  And speaking of boyfriends…  They’ve an awesome range for guys, and as everyone seems to be mentioning that disgusting ‘C’ word already, bookmark Pistol Boutique‘s page ready and waiting for those festive purchases.

Bold graphics & super long tee’s : Violate Clothing

I don’t think I’ve bought a t-shirt since 1992, however I struggled to resist (ok, I didn’t resist, my hard earned money was exchanged) on my recent trip to Boardmaters.  Violate Clothing, I’d never heard of them before, but they grabbed my attention.  I wanted 3, (this and this also) but did restrain to just the one.  Just.

Now, who’s up for the beach?!

Everyday I’m tumblr-ing : Social Media

I’m attempting to pull my finger out of my derrière and get all my social media up and working for me, and consistent – I’m a little all over the place at the moment.  It’s all very disorientating.

Anyway, on that note, have you come across my tumblr site yet?  Oh, some of you haven’t?  Well let me show you want collage of inspiration you’re missing out on!

When I’ve a stack of things I need to get done, I can spend hours tumblr-ing away filling my procrastinating time instead.  Have you got a tumblr blog?  I’m always after my next fix of tumblr inspiration – so hook me up!

Scribbles & Ink : Turning a house into a home

I’ve illustration pins and reblogged tumlr images everywhere, and the new(ish) apartment means getting some of these saved images scattered on my walls (and ribs) as well as the web.  I’ve just ordered the first on a whim… 

Catherine Campbell print via Etsy

And oh how I need to contact this artist and see about getting me a self portrait.  I’ve never commissioned anything in my life, and feel somewhat extravagant doing so, but how lovely would one of these be??  I’ll need to dust off some French first.  Ok, I’ll enlist some french help…

Illustration by Marynn

And um, *cough*, yeah, whilst I am currently in the process of removing one tattoo (may have to do a post on this full, looooooooong, beyond painful experience at some point) I REALLY do want another.  I’m 80% sure I want this style, but it’s not fixating itself on my body unless I reach at least 99.6% sure.

Tattoo by Marie Kraus

Marilyn Monroe print by Keishia via Etsy

Found via tumblr

And who’d have thought knees could look so cute, right?

Image via SF Girl by Bay

Found via Pinterest

I think it’s the age creeping in.  I’m having all these urges to nest and create a ‘home’.  There’s so much to do, and so much to buy, and goes against all my traveller’s instincts.  But hey, anyone see why I can’t have both?  Nope, me neither.

Lust List : Monochrome Summer

It might be summer, the season of all things bright, popping, neon, floral and zesty, but I’m craving monochrome and simplicity.  In everything.  And I desperately need to inject some personality into my new(ish) apartment I’m yet to thrust my stamp all over.  This is what’s hitting my radar right now, and probably my credit card shortly too…


1. the big harumph print via etsy.  2.  Third Floor Design print via Etsy.  3. Mini & Maximus print.  4. Via Atelier Turner blog.


1. Washi tape.  2. FREE decals from The Painted Hive blog.


1. Maldives baby yeah!!


1. Arrow hoops via Lila Rice.  2. Found on Pinterest.


1. Blanket via Fem Home.


1. Found on Pinterest.

Ok, so even credit card’s limit won’t stretch to the Maldives vacation, but a girl can daydream until her honeymoon right?  And yes, I’ve primed BF by instantly sending him this photo when I found it, with a message asking when we’re eloping.  I’m still here.  You can unfortunately assume the answer wasn’t “Now honey.  I’m booking the tickets and whisking you off your feet NOW.  Pack your sunscreen, bikini and get writing them vows!”  Silver lining, I get to be an un-honest woman a while longer.  *Grins*

Flash Back : Design & Interior Style

Following on from my Personal Style scrapbook post, here’s some of the ones from my interior and design book.  I love Pinterest, and it makes the whole ‘scrapbooking/inspiration boards/need to refer back to’ process a whooooooole lot simpler.  However, having a look back through these scrapbooks I’m getting pure nostalgia, and whilst Pinterest is simpler, more efficient, it’s also more clinical.  I miss my torn paper, Pritt Stick and masking tape…

…However I am currently wondering what interior ‘artwork’ I can conduct with the above process.  Hmmmmn.  What this space.