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Hey Friday Hey! Have a Good Girl Weekend!

Hey lovelies! Hope your weeks have been good, but if they haven’t – it’s ok – it’s FRIDAY! Can you tell that I’m ready to head home? May your weekends be full of the nicest moments, and may you be the best Good Girl you can be πŸ™‚ Would love to hear about your weekends – and what cool stuff you got up to.

Taken some pics at a market? Gone to a show? Spotted a cool DIY idea? Would love to know your ideas around awesome weekends! You can mail me on theggguide[at]gmail.com or DM me on twitter @theggguide. Keen for some weekend inspiration? My Pinterest account is growing alarmingly with the number of {prettyinspiration} boards, so be sure to check those out too over here.

Have a happy weekend!

It's Friday - Hey!

Pink! It just goes with the Fashion | Decor & Style

Pink, it’s my new obsession, yeah
Pink, it’s not even a question
Pink, on the lips of your lover
‘Cause pink is the love you discover

Pink, as the bing on your cherry
Pink, ’cause you are so very
Pink, it’s the color of passion
‘Cause today it just goes with the fashion!

Aerosmith

Pink Cafe

Pink Cafe | source ZsaZsa Bellagio

Rose in a Gilt Cage

Rose in a Gilt Cage | source valdirose.blogspot.com

Ballerina Girl

Ballerina Girl | source weheartit.com

Love on a Stand

Love on a Stand | source juliasroomfordessert.blogspot.com

Pink & Orange India

Pink & Orange India | source Erin ever After

Into Morocco

Into Morocco | prettypetals.typepad.com

French Afternoon

French Afternoon | source frenchbydesign.blogspot.com

Pink at the Beach House

Pink at the Beach House | source vintagerosebrocante.tumblr.com

Oh So Vintage

Oh So Vintage | source Sarah Kaye

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding | source The Pretty Blog

Lounge in the Pink

Lounge in the Pink | source Style at Home

It's PINK!

It’s PINK! | source pinterest

‘Whatever is True’ | Scripture Inspiration

Happy Monday! Today I’ve been listening to Mark Driscoll’s talk on Mary and Martha from Luke – and what an insight it is to the character and personalities of people in Christ; some are doers, some are be-ers…of you know what I mean! It’s all how we are wired – and it’s learning to have grace in that, being the person God created you to be.

It’s so important to gain insight from the word like this – and applying it to our own lives in a way that increases our faith and reliance on God. Also, it was a welcome change to listening to the radio in the traffic – really filling my mind with worthy things πŸ™‚ So, in the week leading up to Easter – I pray you would all fill your minds with the things and character of God, and remember that each of us are individuals and he has plans for each one of us πŸ™‚

Whatever is True

Whatever is True | source here.

Live in the Sunshine – Friday Inspiration

Today, be inspired. Be inspired to live more, dream more, play harder, laugh and giggle in delight, swim in the sea, play dress up, experiment with crazy makeup, follow a stranger on twitter, try something new, run wild in the mountains, take up a new sport, phone your gran to say hi, make cookies and eat them all, drink a glass of chocolate milk, play with a puppy, stay up late, sleep in, get up early and be the best you can be.

It’s Friday and a new month! Make the most of it! Have a happy weekend πŸ™‚

Live in the Sunshine

Swim in the Sunshine | source here.

Ways to Connect & Be Inspired More!

Hey Lovely Good Girls! Yes you! Did you know you can get even more of The Good Girls Guide on a daily basis? Our Twitter account is growing πŸ™‚ I love sharing creative links to inspirational content, whether it’s wedding ideas, awesome recipes, storage & organisation ideas or general prettiness (and I know we can’t get enough of that!)

Check out The Good Girls Guide on Twitter or follow on Blog-Lovin’ – another cool way of bookmarking the site and getting updates on posts. I also have my own Pinterest account – with boards for all sorts including home decor, hairstyles, cute & quirky, sexy & beautiful, clothes to get hold of and clever ideas for DIY…in all, a great sounding board for my blog posts!

Pink Cupcakes

Thanks for supporting the blog, I have big plans to keep it growing and delivering more original great content & inspiration! Have a blessed day πŸ™‚

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Images from Baking Fool, We Can be Honest & Vi.Sualize.Us

Valentines Day – A Bit of a DIY Style Guide!

Yes I know, us girls go a little gaga for the 14th of February, even if you’re like me who really isn’t into teddy bears, silkΒ  hearts, massive boxes of chocolates and schmaltz. I do however, like a nice card and some flowers – I mean, who doesn’t?

Anyway this is Valentine’s Month, so I thought we’d kick it off on The Good Girls Guide with a bit of a DIY style guide for any cool love-themed knick-knacks you’re keen to make. And these can be used on your husband/boyfriend/crush OR as a love-themed tea/celebration with your girlfriends…who said Valentines Day has to be just for couples?!

As for me? I’ll be doing something rather unusual on Valentines Day: a 10km trail run just above Kirstenbosch Botantical Gardens with my hubby – and hopefully sharing a picnic afterwards. But first! Here comes the DIY inspiration:

Please Knock! *wink*

Please Knock! *wink* | source here

Juice For My Love

Juice For My Love | source here.

Heart Wreath

Heart Wreath | source here.

Nom Nom Cupcakes!

Nom Nom Cupcakes! | source here.

Put Your Heart on a PinBoard

Put Your Heart on a PinBoard | source here.

Cute Valentines Day Cards!

Cute Valentines Day Cards! | source here.

Homemade Heart Cookies

Homemade Heart Cookies | source here.

Friday *Cupcakes & Kisses*

My lovely friend Taryn Farr has started her own confectionary company called Cupcakes and Kisses, and I just had to share some of the delicious treats with you! Perfect for some yummy Friday inspiration – indeed!

She does pretty cupcakes, crazy kids confectionary, beautiful wedding cakes and a whole bunch more…makes me wish I had the patience, the time and the energy – because WOW it all looks so amazing and super delicious! Also, while we are at it, please let me know if you have a great baking recipe to share – that sort of thing always goes down super well at my Book Club πŸ™‚

Anyway if you want Taryn to cater a kitchen tea, wedding, party or anniversary of any kind, you can contact her on her Facebook page or by email on cupcakeandkisses@gmail.com.

Yummy Pink Cupcakes!

Red Flower Cupcakes

Christmas Time Cupcakes

Kids Soccer Ball Cupcakes
Flower Birthday Cake

My Pretty Vintage – Gorgeous Vintage Styled Events

Happy Friday Good Girls! Found this gorgeous website company called My Pretty Vintage; they specialise in decor for vintage styled events like weddings, kitchen teas and birthdays – and all their decor is their OWN! fabulous stuff.

My very own wedding was vintage inspired with old suitcases, books tied with ribbons, glass jars and candles and fynbos, proteas and wildflowers all over the place. But imagine creating an event with silver cakestands overflowing with goodies, beautiful china teasets adorning the tables, lace tableclothes and an old fashioned post box? That’s My Pretty Vintage, conveniently South African, affordable and beautiful πŸ™‚

So this post is dedicated to all things Vintage πŸ™‚ Enjoy the lovely photos below, taken by the talented Monica Dart of Monica Dart Photography.

Pretty Vintage - Tea Cup

Bird Cage

Suitcase & Vintage Books

It's Vintage Baby

Tea Light Tea Cup

Beautiful China

Romance Captured

All photos from My Pretty Vintage by Monica Dart


Think Happy Thoughts on This #BlackTuesday

While we wait for the vote to come in on whether or not the Secrecy Bill has been passed (and thus interferring in the purest form of Democracy), I encourage us to think of the good in this day, even in the small things.

Go get a really good cup of coffee and let the aroma take you in…marvel at the view outside your window…call your mom and say thank you…email your hubby and say I love you...tip your car-guard…plan a holiday…go for a run on the mountain…take your mom-in-law for lunch…get that perfect Christmas gift…and always be glad that God gave us another day.

Even if today doesn’t end well – and the fight may continue in strengthening our democracy – look to the good and celebrate that.

Good Day

Good Day | source here.

Summer Makeup Inspiration | Colour Spectrum

As I type this, it’s raining outside. Granted, it’s not cold, but it’s still not quite summer! Hence today’s post on The Good Girls Guide! Dedicated to the ggeous colours, trends and inspiration of summer, I bring you some lovely Summer makeup inspiration – keeping it light, glowing, colourful and bold πŸ™‚

Personally I think with a bit of a tan, pale pink & peach looks great on lips, while eyes can be bright and well defined – leave the heavy black liner at the bottom of your makeup bag. Mix it all with a bronzer, or glittery blush and you’ll look gorge πŸ™‚ Happy Summer lovely ladies! xxx

Pretty Eyes

Pretty Eyes | source here.

Summer Glow

Summer Glow | source here.

Baby Bright Eyes

Baby Bright Eyes | source here.

Colours of Summer

Colours of Summer | source here.

Gorgeous Summer Kisses

Gorgeous Summer Kisses | source here.

Summer Inspiration

Summer Inspiration | source here.

Surfer Girl Glow

Surfer Girl Glow | source here.

Into the Blue

Into the Blue | source here.

Accessorize With A Flower

Accessorize With A Flower | source here.

Gorgeous Turquoise

Gorgeous Turquoise | source here.