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Archive for September, 2012

Add Pops of Colour to Your Home | Saturday Decor Inspiration

With all the emphasis on bright pops of colour in the fashion world at the moment, I don’t see why it can’t be as easily incorporated at home?! Gone are the days when classy neutrals and various shades of white dominate homes – bring on the colour!

Check out these great examples of adding pops of colour to your home, and it doesn’t all mean you have to paint entire rooms bright yellow, pink or turquoise (although you can if you wanted to!) Accessories, accessories, accessories: from colourful kitchen items, to scatter cushions and colourful lamps, there are plenty ways to add a touch of colour to any room in the house.

Happy Saturday all!

Colour Pops in the Kitchen

Colour Pops in the Kitchen | source Pinterest

Pretty & Peaceful in the Study

Pretty & Peaceful in the Study | source Mint Design Blog

Gorgeous Garden on the Balcony

Gorgeous Garden on the Balcony | source Casadevalentina

MisMatched Colour on the Shelf

MisMatched Colour on the Shelf | source Homes & Antiques

Green & Neutral in the Bathroom

Green & Neutral in the Bathroom | source Better Homes & Gardens

Colour Box Ideas for Your Home

Colour Box Ideas for Your Home | source Pinterest

Lilac Walls in the Office

Lilac Walls in the Office | source Apartment Therapy

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Shiny & Colourful Cap Toe Heels – New Trend on the Block

The latest shoe trend I’ve been noticing is cap-toe heels = still working out if it’s ME or not, but still, it’s pretty cute and cheeky! You can do cap toes with pointed stilettos or round toes, either or is good.

The trend on the red carpet is metallic cap toes = usually in gold or sometimes silver, but with the neon trend still on the up, bright shoe tips are also pretty popular. Check out the DIY pic below for a how to with out the spend! Great way of jazzing up a pair of old shoes 🙂 Happy weekend all!

Celebs Wearing Cap Toes

Celebs Wearing Cap Toes | source Who What Wear

Metallic!

Metallic! | source Pursuit of Shoes

Models in Cap Toes

Models in Cap Toes | source People Style Watch

Cap Toe Shoes - Do It Yourself!

Cap Toe Shoes – Do It Yourself! | source Hollywood Blvd

Gorgeous on the Red Carpet

Gorgeous on the Red Carpet | source Pinterest

Black Heels with Yellow Tips

Black Heels with Yellow Tips | source A Pair and a Spare

Pretty Wooden Hearts | Easy Event or Home Decor

We all love a little bit of ee cummings… and pretty heart decor that’s perfect for at home in your kitchen, or as a feature at your wedding. Happy Monday x

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Hearts in the Fence

Hearts in the Fence | source Flickr

Wood Heart Candles

Wood Heart Candles | source Pinterest

Wooden Heart Chairback Detail

Wooden Heart Chairback Detail | source HobbyCraft

Colourful Wood Hearts

Colourful Wood Hearts | source Etsy

Scrap Wood Hearts

Scrap Wood Hearts | source Stone & Rose

Vintage Wooden Heart Hanging

Vintage Wooden Heart Hanging | source Rustic Wedding Shop on Etsy

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

It’s one of those Fridays where I simply cannot wait to start doing what I’ve planned; we’re heading off into beautiful Sanbona Wildlife Reserve on the R62 to experience a weekend of mountain biking, trail running & campingForever Wild style…

And it’s just occurred to me that in weekends (as in life) you need to prepare in order to get the maximum benefit out of something (at least, that’s been my experience). I’m so looking forward to this weekend because we planned for it – ok yes we were up late last night packing – but still, it was planned! I often think we sometimes struggle to get off the ground and we blame it on many things – lack of inspiration, no motivation, no one to help, no idea of what to do – but actually it’s just a little bit of preparation that will let you soar.

And so, for a Happy Friday thought – I’ll leave you with this:

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly | source Pinterest.

‘Dippy, Doll’ – The Hair Dipping Trend

The new dipped hair trend is taking off in the States – I haven’t really seen much of it here in South Africa, but it might just start now that Summer is on it’s way! The process involves bleaching the lower sections of your hair and then dying with a number of different colours – like pink, blue and teal.

Have a look at these Hair inspiration looks for Summer (I’ve also included a ‘how to’ photo) – what do you think? Would you embrace the dipped dye trend or is it just too much? Happy Wednesday everyone!

Pink Dipped Hair Trend

Pink Dipped Hair Trend | source Oh So Pretty The Diaries

The Dip Dye How To

The Dipped Hair How To | source The Beauty Department

Geek Chic

Geek Chic | source Hair Colour Ideas

Pastel Prettiness

Pastel Prettiness | source Free Birds Flying

Gorgeous Natural Dipped Hair

Gorgeous Natural Dipped Hair | source Celebrity Fashion

Dipped Hair Combinations

Dipped Hair Combinations | source The Beauty Department

Pastel Dipped Hair

Pastel Dipped Hair | source They All Hate Us

Coloured Dipped Hair

Coloured Dipped Hair | source Pinterest

Summer Trends for 2012 – A Saturday Moodboard

Haven’t done a moodboard in ages, but since I was inspired to go shopping last night after work and managed to come home with a few choice new items, I thought I’d spring a moodboard on the blog this morning – all in celebration of Summer 2012’s FABULOUS fashion, makeup & hair trends…

Think Neon, Pastel & Prints, top colours are mint, teal, green, coral & pink, dipped hair is in, brights are good to go, makeup is fresh & colourful, jewellery is big, glittery and bright... enjoy!

Summer 2012 Trend Moodboard

Summer 2012 Trend Moodboard | all images from Pinterest

Summer, Smoothies & Yuppiechef LOVE!

I am feeling SUMMER in the air! Wandering down Kloof Street at lunch time today I was accosted by singing birds, whistling painters, cute pastel & lace outfits, open-toed shoes and brilliant rays of sunshine beaming down onto people & cars. Plus, Table Mountain looked pretty amazing.

Made me long for a smoothie! Good thing that Kauai is just a few steps away to meet my craving, but got me to thinking that I need to pull out my stick blender & smoothie maker that have both been hiding away for most of winter.

Speaking of smoothies, I got this great email from YUPPICHEF today (one of the best I tell you) with a link to a great post on smoothie making – here are some of the instructions on how to use the Morphy Richards Food Fusion Stick Blender by Lisa the editor of Spatula Magazine, plus a super delicious banana & berry layered smoothie – just in time for summer!

Ingredients (for two smoothies)

For the bottom layer:
1/2 cup yoghurt
1 ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
Pinch of cinnamon

For the top layer:
10 strawberries
3/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup yoghurt

Tip: use frozen berries for a super-chilled smoothie.

Method

1. First make your bottom layer. Add the bananas, yoghurt, cinnamon and honey and blitz with the stick blender.
2. Pour the smoothie into a glass and wash out the measuring jug so you can start afresh with your top layer ingredients. Your bottom layer needs to be the heavier of the two. You can put the first layer into the freezer for approximately 10 minutes as this will allow it to set a little.

3. Now blitz together the second layer ingredients.
4. Gently pour or spoon the top layer over the first and serve with a sprig of mint and some fresh blueberries.

Enjoy.