Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I enjoy reading various interior magazines and decor books for inspiration and ideas on decorating. Lately I have noticed that copper accents are quite on trend at the moment. I imagine it would be quite a mission to keep it clean and shiny, but I love the way that it brings warmth to a room.

All images Pinterest


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Potter Party

When I was little I remember sitting on my gran’s lap listening to the tales of Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable patch, Jemima Puddle-Duck hiding her eggs, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle the hedgehog washerwoman.

She had the whole Beatrix potter collection on the bottom shelf of her bookshelf in her bedroom, and would allow me to choose one of the books so she could read it to me – Sometimes, she would even read me more than one story. These same books belonged to my mom and aunt when they were little, and now they belong to me.

I found this Peter Rabbit Party post on Style Me Pretty Living, and it brought back so many memories.

What a wonderful idea for a theme for a children’s party.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love Hurts

I believe love is the most important of all virtues.

I watched a few TED talks on the subject, one by Yann Dall’Aglio called “Love – You’re doing it wrong”, and another by Helen Fisher called “The Brain in Love”.
In her talk, Helen Fisher quoted the below poem, which really spoke to me.

Fire runs through my body with the pain of loving you
Pain runs through my body with the fires of my love for you
Sickness wanders my body with my love for you
Pain like a boil about to burst with my love for you
Consumed by the fire with my love for you
I remember what you said to me
I am thinking of your love for me
I am torn by your love for me
Pain and more pain
Where are you going with my love?
I am told you will go from here
I am told you will leave me here
My body is numb with grief
Remember what I have said, my love

Good bye, my love, good bye

Love is a truly beautiful thing, but it can be so painful too – Not only when love is lost.
I think, for me, the pain comes in because I love so deeply. It is all consuming – It is scary – It is hard to believe that another person could requite this kind of love.