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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.

Today’s Little Nugget of Inspiration: Make it Possible

Love this! So true and great words to live by. Be inspired to day Good Girls πŸ™‚

Nothing is Impossible

Nothing is Impossible | source here.