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Rainy Day Moodboard | Winter Inspiration

There’s something about a rainy day that can either tickle your fancy or put you in the foulest mood imaginable. In order to keep the peace and to promote harmony, I highly recommend taking the former option, and not getting caught up in the ‘weather=my mood’ conundrum…

I found some gorgeous rainy-day inspired images that I smashed together into a moodboard for you all – and it’s all about embracing the rain in one’s life (good or bad), with song, bright colours, clear umbrellas for the full effect, getting wet (joyfully), and of course…letting the sun come out.

So if you’re having a bad wintery weather day, take heart! Let this little moodboard make your day a little brighter, only on The Good Girls Guide

Inspiration On a Rainy Day

Inspiration On a Rainy Day | all images from Pinterest.

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Gorgeous Green Gardens | For the Greenfingers in You

When I think of gorgeous rooftop gardens, i think immediately of that scene at the end of Just Like Heaven, when Reese Witherspoon walks out onto the most incredible rooftop garden I have ever seen. That changed my perception of how a garden should be, and really opened my eyes to the creativity and possibilities of creating that perfect garden space (even if it’s only 10m by 10m!)

Gardens for me have always been about grass, flowerbeds and a few trees (preferably Oak) dotting the lawn. But having seen such inspiration in Garden and Home and House & Living and those sorts of magazines, as well as various shows on the Home Channel – it’s clear that paving, stonework, indigenous and making the most of spaces can create the MOST amazing gardens ever!

So this Sunday post on The Good Girls Guide (while it’s all cold and windy and horrible outside in Cape Town today) is dedicated to beautiful green, summery gardens. Enjoy 🙂

Beatrix Potter's Garden

Beatrix Potter’s Garden | source here.

A Garden Behind the Shed

A Garden Behind the Shed | source here.

Rooftop City Garden

Rooftop City Garden | source here.

Whimsical Garden Dreaming

Whimsical Garden Dreaming | source here.

A Garden Bridge into Secrets

A Garden Bridge into Secrets | source here.

A Garden Tapestry

A Garden Tapestry | source here.

Afternoon Garden Hideaway

Afternoon Garden Hideaway | source here.

Seaside & Marine Moodboard | Friday Inspiration

Happy Friday gorgeous readers! I am very happy that we’ve reached the end of a very long week – looking forward to sleeping in, doing some excercise, hanging with friends, going for coffee and waiting patiently for my husband to come back from school sports tour (he’s a teacher)…

It’s all good 🙂

So the other day I left the house for work and walked straight into a thick sea fog, the smell of the ocean keenly in the air. Made me think about being at the beach and how Summer is really ‘just around the corner’. SO, I’ve put together some marine/beach/sea/ocean inspiration for your wardrobe, your home, your decor or even your next holiday.

Enjoy this Seaside Marine Moodboard to get you thinking about the next best thing. Have a super weekend!

Seaside InspirationBeach Themed Inspiration

Dream Nooks & Outdoor Retreats

I know there’s nothing quite like finding a seriously secluded outdoor spot, spreading out a blanket (or climbing into a hammock) and getting out a good book (Of the chick-lit variety)…I love outdoor nooks! I remember as a kid my best friend and I discovered some great ‘secret places’ in our nearby greenbelt (it was safer then), and on weekends we would disappear for hours just to hang out and be all secret like…

As an adult, not much has changed! If I’m away for the weekend and happen to find a great little spot in the garden or on the beach or somewhere close – it’ll be taken for the day! Today’s post on The Good Girls Guide is all about those Dream Nooks and Outdoor Retreats that you can read, sleep or dream in. Makes being in the office all that much harder. Enjoy!

Spring Romance Blossoming

Spring Romance Blossoming | source here.

Forest of Green

Forest of Green | source here.

Into the Blue

Into the Blue | source here.

Table for Two

Table for Two | source here.

Breezy Summer Reading Spot

Breezy Summer Reading Spot | source here.