Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Great little shelf idea from Ikea

I've been mooching around pinterest again and found this neat little idea.  Very handy, would look lovely painted in Annie Sloan Paints.

Lolo x

Sunday, 22 January 2012

White and Grey

My oh my, have been a bit lapsidaisical with the old blog lately.  But then January is always a funny month for me, I just want to get it out of the way and get on with the year ahead.  I have been busying away in the background though, decluttering like a demon which always takes hold of me this time of year as I am sure it does a lot of people after the excesses of Christmas.  Craft room is having a much needed makeover with some new shelving purchased from the big blue store along with copious amounts of their clear storage boxes, I kid you not I now own 40 of the things!  There'll be some piccies when it's done, which knowing me will be a while longer yet.  Speed is not my strong point.

Today was a good example of my dithering, when I should have been building said shelving I instead found myself slobbing on the sofa surfing.  It wasn't long before I was on Pinterest looking at all things white and grey.  I've always loved grey for clothing but for home interiors I fell out of love with it when it was always being teamed with baby pink.  Thankfully it has taken on a much more dreamy and classy look these days.

Please can I have one of these at the bottom of my woodland garden where it meets the stream bubbling past through the bushes.  I wish!  It'll will have to go at the bottom of my little terraced garden and I will imagine the rest when I am sat in it with my glass of wine.

Beautifully crafted flowers out of cashmere, very classy.

Okay this one has pinks in it but it was too pretty to miss out.  I would actually love washing days if my drying area looked like this.

Definitely a me outfit.  Scarves are a big thing of mine and you very rarely see me without one on, even in the height of summer.

Someone had a very steady hand to do this icing.  It is truly beautiful and would make a lovely alternative to the traditional red on valentines day don't you think.

Oh well enough time wasting, I really must go and do some more sorting out in the craftroom.  Thanks for popping by.  Are you counting down the days of January like me?

Lolo xx

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Beginning of January - Resolution Time

Whether we go in for them or not new year's resolutions are hard to avoid.  They are everywhere, in magazines, newspapers, tv, and radio.  They are also the main part of conversations in the workplace as we all go over how we need to improve our lives, homes or careers.
Now I've avoided jumping on this bandwagon for the past couple of years but this year is different.  You see I got on the scales after Xmas and had to jump right back off them and check they were working properly.  Surely not, that can't be right.  Back on I got and yep, damn things were right, it was official, I am fat!  I didn't really need some common bathroom scales to tell me this, my clothes had been doing a good job of it over the past few months.

So, like many others around the globe I am now officially on a New Year diet with some exercise thrown in every now and then.  Well a girl has to take it easy in the first few weeks so as not to shock the system too much.  Achieving my goal will be done in the privacy of my home and I certainly won't be doing any of this, and they ask you for £6 a week for the privilege!
Tried this route a few years ago, and yes it did work, but each weekly visit involved the ritual of turning up having not eaten since the night before and about ready to pass out at any moment.  Dashing to the loo, along with many others, to squeeze out the last bit of 'pee' coz that's really gonna make a huge difference, not!  Oh and as you get closer in the queue to the actual weighing part you start stripping off your clothes to the minimum you can get away with without being arrested, because we all know our clothes weigh a good half a stone don't we.

So my journey to becoming thinner has begun, this is my 3rd day of not consuming enough calories to keep a small football team going!  So far it's not been too bad and on the plus side my body is now getting some good nutritional fodder in it.  I also have a great little app on my iPad to help me along, www.myfitnesspal.com and my trusty digital scales.   Anyone else out there on a weight loss mission?