10 {simple} things

Hello all!

Happy Monday to you! Today is my first day back at work after the poorly back saga - so wish me luck!!

I hope you all enjoyed that stonker of a weekend we just had AND what about Andy Murray winning the tennis eh? That was an awesome match, what a good lad!

Anyway, last week was pretty awesome, the osteopath gave me a good cracking which seemed to really help and I managed to get out the house a little more :)

Here's the TEN top things that made last week particularly ace!
1//. this awesome lunch of salad {homegrown lettuce} & healthy turkey burgers for hitting the spot on a hot day!
2//. these amazing goodies I ordered that arrived from the WONDEROUS Isobel Kho! I have not put my ET bag down since I received it!
3//. these summery nails, because I just couldn't decide on one colour!
4//. this passionfruit Rekorderlig which I added frozen berries to for being the best summer refresher.
5//. these absolutely breathtakingly beautiful {the photo doesn't do them justice at all} embroidered table cloths, made by my lovely Grandma before she was married, so pre 1950!! The stitching is so intricate and the colours are SO beautiful, her giving these to me made my YEAR!
6//. this breakfast that Jack made me, because I can always go for pancakes.
7//. this beautiful tree outside my house for inspiring some new patterns!
8//. this little flaming katy that Harriet sent me - another little plant baby for me to smother!
9//. this little outfit that got several nice comments - made by my awesome necklace by Charlotte Mei & pug brooch from the Craft Party goodie bag by the awesomesauce Zoe of Ladybird Likes!
10//. these awesssssome icecreams we got from 'Sprinkles' gelato in Portswood for being a cooling treat after walking around Southampton University with my sister & her pal {felt so strange to be back there after so many years!}.
Hopefully you had a similarly good week? If not, hey ho - here's to the week ahead!

xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all and Happy Monday,


Last week was mostly spent indoors with my poorly back but I still managed to find a few little things that brightened up my otherwise dull week!
1//. this little pot of pencils that i jazzed up with my new best friend - the posca pen!
2//. these rogue piriton tablets that materialised in the bottom of my bag when I needed them most & thought I had none!
3//. this gorgeous breakfast, it needs no explanation.
4//. these beautiful white flowers that appeared from nowhere on my greek basil! :)
5//. THESE SUCCULENT BABIES for growing like you wouldn't believe & being ready to be plucked from their now shrively parent leaves! {yippee}.
I hope you all had a lovely week last week and managed to enjoy some sunshine at the weekend?
Lots to share this week!

xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all, 

Happy Monday to you all - did you enjoy your weekend? I had an awesome week last week, despite being off for a couple of days with a poorly back {sorry for the lack of posts!} I managed to take enough Ibuprofen and ice pack goodness to see through the awesome CRAFT PARTY that Harriet and I tirelessly organised. It was the most lovely day and I met some really amazing new pals - lots more to come on that this week as well as a raaaaather exciting giveaway for those of you who sadly couldn't make it!!

So - to kick things off - here are my 5 favourite things:
1//. THIS awesome tassel garland for our prize table by the wonderful Melissa of 'The Sweet Hostess'.

2//. THIS lunch for being ridiculously delicious and healthy, win.
3//. This icecream for ruining that lunch but helping reso
4//. This gorgeous little book for being 20p and filled with wonderful illustrations.
5//. my little 'treetrunks' merit badge, for just making me laugh every time I look at it!
I hope you all had an awesome week - I found it super difficult to chop these down to just 5 little moments, but that can only be a good thing right?

xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all,

Happy Monday again! I hope you all had a good week? Here's the things that made last week ace. 

Apologies for the fairly poor photography this week - there were a distinct lack of white backgrounds out & about!
1//. this awesome cone of raspberry pavlova & coconut gelato with sprinkles {excuse the post allotment nail polish!} for starting the week off right!
2//. these & several other parcels of goodies for arriving throughout the week & filling me with child-like glee!
3//. this little beauty for doing so well after its 'beheading' - no less than 7 new baby plants have grown from the stump!
4//. these lovely new allotment additions for being grown by people with mental health problems & learning disabilities which in turn raises much needed money & awareness for the charity 'mind'.
5//. THIS awesome homemade Sunday breakfast for reminding me just how good having a rare weekend off work can be!
All in all a great week - other than suffering from hideous back pain {helped by copious amounts of Ibuprofen!}.

As always, here's to another good week & lots of opportunities to enjoy the small stuff!

xo.

p.s. here's a bonus simple thing that made me chuckle:
benji enjoying his car ride home last week!

5 {simple} things

Hello all,

HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY!! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and that today proves similarly lovely! I'm lucky enough to have today off despite being at work all weekend - so I shall be off to the allotment and hopefully also another little trip to ikea for a new set of shelves to replace our decrepit 'Billy.

We'll also hopefully going for a nice long walk with our two foster canine pals that we've got for the next two weeks {they've really settled in actually, which is lovely!}.

Anyway - I must say, last week was really rather good - in all aspects, despite working, so here are my five favourite little things that contributed to my wonderful week!
1//. these absolutely gorgeous magnets by the super talented you know who...
2//. these many many new succulent babies for giving me the succulent fix I feel myself craving more & more {that's it now Rachel, no more!!}
3//. and a little charity shop find pot that I covered in copper dots {DIY to come}

4//. this epic halloumi burger that Jack & I had on Sunday for being the perfect summer evening noms.
5//. these little washi tapes in combination for making my orders seem nice and summery!
Did you have a good week team? Anything particularly awesome happen that made you chuckle?

Here's to another cracking week next week!
xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all,

Happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a really lovely weekend - I sadly worked all weekend, but I have Tuesday off, and it's set to be an exciting day indeed {so I'm sure it'll make up for a weekend of work!}. From Tuesday we will be doggy sitting two little canine pals - Titch & Benji - so expect some dogs based simple things next week {hopefully the dogs will stay still long enough for a good picture!!}.

Last week, as always I tried to look for those little things that made my week, so without further ado - here are last weeks five simple things:
1//. this amazing ice-cream constructed by the very lovely Katrina because it was naughty - but had fresh raspberries & blueberries inside!
2//. these scrambled eggs for starting Sunday off the right way!
3//. this little chap for continuing to blossom.
4//. this zine & accompanying envelope from Paul aka Alpha Wham which I won {yippee}. thanks Paul :)
5//.  & this little greedy bottom for knocking his food tin over whilst I wasn't looking & climbing in...he makes me laugh!
I hope you all had at least 5 little things that made you smile last week. So much happens every day its so easy to let it all pass you by as the days merge and you finish each week in much the same place you started. It's good to capture those fleeting moments that allow you to appreciate the small things.

Until tomorrow,
xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all,

You might be wondering why I'm posting my 5 simple things on a Monday, and not the usual Friday...well! I figured that it's silly to publish my {DIY} posts on a Monday when people have to wait a whoooole week before they have enough time off work to get stuck into a craft project. Plus - it's nice to look back at what made last week awesome at the beginning of a new week right? Well, I think so anyway...

So - as you seem to like my little 5 simple things AND my {DIY}s - thanks pals - they will very much be staying on around here at ONR, just on revised days...hoorah.

Here's to a good week - and here's what made last week ace!
1//. this little bowl that I added copper spots to - for being the perfect home to a selection of baby succulents.
2//. this wee stripy ceramic cat that we got in prague - for being a pretty memento & for perfectly housing our sugar!
3//. these amazingly tasty macaroons & my lovely parents for bringing them all the way back from Paris for me!
4//. my brother for being very naughty & spoiling me with my favourite perfume for my birthday {thank you}.
5//. this cheerful little selection of succulents AND those bunny nail transfers from Harriet for brightening my week no end {thank you}.
What five simple things made your last week awesome?

xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all,

I can't believe its Friday again already - AND - I have the day off to enjoy the sunshine and a cheeky little BBQ with the lads this afternoon! 

Anyway - today, as has become a tradition, and one that I'm really enjoying, I share with you - this weeks 5 simple things...
1//. This silly cactus hat for a} making me and Harriet lol & b} for protecting my little fingers whilst I planted up this little chap!
2//. This super awesome tea for having very lovely packaging...
...and for giving me ombre beverage based enjoyment!

3//. This little pretty pink present from Jack {it was a freebie}...
...for containing lots and lots of chilli seeds for me to plant...watch this space!
4//. This TINY leaf for being incredible and deciding to grow - hopefully into a butternut squash plant!
5//. This little pink succulent {thanks Harriet} for being so pretty & the tiny copper heart I added to give him some extra grow power love!
As always, I hoped you liked my little selection - now that the sun is out, do expect more plant based snaps, gotta love the greenery!

Have an amazing weekend guys - oh, and if you haven't seen it already, check out yesterdays post on my fave money saving tips...

xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all and SUPER happy Saturday to you!

Yesterday was a  pretty exciting one for me, not only was it the first of TWO days off together - woop woop, but the lovely Harriet sailed over from the Isle of Wight for a fun filled day of hang outs {and a little bit of succulent planting}.

Here's to yesterday providing me with some much needed fun and inspiration eh and to a rare Saturday post!

This week wasn't all doom and gloom - I still very much managed to find 5 simple things that made me smile! In fact, whilst hunting through my many snaps for five happy moments I found several, yay.
1//. This super bright Essie nail varnish in hip-enema for giving my pale fingers a hint of summery-ness.
2//. This super awesome cattoo from Harriet's awesome shop here for making me wish I could get it for realsies.
3//. This little glitter card pouch I knocked up before work one day this week for bringing out my magpie tendencies.
4//. These awesome little cigarette cards for showing themselves amongst my first aid tin and making me smile.
5//. This sweet little bundle of flowers for just being left on one of the tables at work...they brought the spring inside for a moment, and well I thought they were really rather pretty!
*BONUS* simple thing: This simple little creature for climbing into his food tin whilst I wasn't looking and then trying to act cool.
So there you have it, my week in pictures - and please forgive me for not posting about the succulent {DIY} I will be sharing that little chestnut on Monday!

Enjoy this lovely weekend of weather we seem to have bagged ourselves!

Until Monday,
xo.