*|...an elephant update...|*


Hello all,


Check out these snaps of my little white elephant planter {see the DIY tutorial here} from when I first planted him up & now - just 4 weeks!
I'm especially proud of my little bears paw over there on the right {he's my fave} but I am mildly concerned that the chappy in the middle is going to completely dwarf everything else - so might need to cut him back a bit...I get the fear when I have to chop bits off, like I'm going to kill the little things, but so far so good. 

I also recently beheaded {eep} one of my massive echeverias and then decided to pull all of the leaves off to try and grow new little plantlings - the bare stem even has what appears to be four little baby plants beginning to grow off of it - so I'll have to get a picture of that when they get a little bigger!

Don't forget - if you like the look of these little planters I'm posting, you can now pre-order your own little succulent kit which includes everything you'll need to get going, at a special introductory price from my Etsy shop here!

xo.

{allotment} update tiiiiime...

Hello all,

A little eeny weeny allotment update for you all today - and a bit of allotment based sad news.

Bad news:

 {always good to get the bad out the way first eh?} Our beautiful carrots {see below, basking in their own carroty glory} were snaffled

completely,

so much so that they disappeared without a trace , by naughty rabbits. Sad times indeed - I feel like I can, for the first time in my life empathise with mean old Mr McGregor from Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit. Those little carrots were our pride and joy. boo. Anyway, life goes on - you win some you lose some!

Good news:

There is a whoooole host of other exciting plant based goodness just getting started. I've planted up seeds left right and centre...as you can see below, so I thought I's hare a little growing/propagating progress...we have: garlic; onions; butternut squash; artichokes; cucumber & the baby basil I've been continuing to nurture!

Are you getting into the gardening swing of things yet?

Also - do you have any top tips to share, I'd love to hear them...we've still got a

lot

 to learn!

Tomorrow I shall hopefully have a little {DIY} to share with you - a nice easy {but super awesome} one to get you in the summer holiday spirit -

hoorah!

xo.

seeing green..

..in a good way!

Our whole flat is like a little oasis at the moment and soon it'll be like a jungle, I can't wait. Last year we moved into our gorgeous apartment - our lounge and kitchen are joined and follow a huge semi-circular curve with 8 floor-to-ceiling lovely south facing windows, it's pretty lovely! 

So last summer one of my friends recommended a company called Rocket Gardens, who grow organic fruit, veg and herbs from seed and when they are big enough they sent them to you all beautifully packed. We grew lettuces, tomatoes, beans, beetroot, spinach, spring onions, chillies, all sorts...it was great but there were things we loved and wished we'd had more of and things that we didn't really like - so this year I decided to get stuck right in and grow lots of lovely plants from seed! I'm on my way to having pointed sweet peppers, bell peppers, red chillies, caribbean chillies, strawberries and 9 different types of tomatoes...it is literally super exciting times here!

Anyway, I thought I'd share some little pictures I took yesterday of all of the green I have around me right now!













Definitely recommend getting growing to everyone, who says you did a big garden to grow vegetables eh?

xo.

love this...




How amazing is this glittery nail varnish? PERFECT for summer! These photos totally don't do it justice, I couldn't get a great picture but I think these capture the essence all the same! It's from Topshop..you can get it here, but it's amazing! (I think I already said that but it is!). It comes out as thick glitter, not the usual clear polish with one or two glittery specks. I did use four coats but it dries super quick.

{update} Just opened the door to a delivery man and he said "love the nails!!". ha.

I also thought I'd share some pictures I've taken today in the lovely summer sun in my garden.







Hope everyone is also getting a chance to enjoy the sun - even if it is just an hour to enjoy lunch outside!

xo.