Saturday, 17 December 2016

DIY christmas wreath with Tkmaxx and homesense

Every year I like to make my own wreath and this year with the help from Tkmaxx and homesense this is what I created! I popped into homesense to pick up some bits and pieces I could add to my plain wreath - There is so much to choose from and I love how the decorations are organised into each colour. Of course I headed to the blue and silver section!

I choose a mix of decorations that I thought worked well together. I also found the wreath holders which were only £5! 

To make your wreath you can put together the base yourself or just buy a plain one from a garden centre or even pick up a fake one (homesense/tkmaxx) do plenty. My auntie made up my base and then I just used wires to attach the decorations.

I really love my wreath this year!
What do you think? I would love to see any christmas DIYs you have done this christmas.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Gift guide! My picks of black Friday

Stocking fillers for her 

Stocking fillers are my all time favourite gifts to buy! they are so cute and fun. I've put together a little list of things I personally think would make the perfect stocking for a sister, friend or even a sneaky gift for yourself. 

Little bits and bobs is the perfect way to fill a stocking and make it super fun! I have put together this list of goodies that I personally love and thought you guys might love too! They are all super affordable mostly all under £5-£10! Lots are now even in the black Friday sale! WIN!

Home gifts

I am a huge home ware lover and I know lots of you that follow me are too. I think these would make perfect gifts and look a lot more expensive than they are! The pineapple mug is just £6.50!

Main gift ideas

Here is a list of gifts that are a little more expensive but would be lovely if you would prefer to buy one main present. I really love the idea of the Letter box flower subscription you can choose how often the flowers are sent and have a choice of lots of styles - this would be a gift that could continue all year! Jewellery/watches are always a good idea, I am loving everything bee at the moment. The mobile Polaroid printer is such a lovely idea! we all take so many photos on our phones but how often do we print them? this little printer allows you to print in Polaroid style straight from your phone.

Silver bee necklace
Gold bee necklace
Instax mini white bundle
Sky blue instax mini camera
Instax metallic camera bag
Polaroid mobile printer
Olivia Burton honey bee watch

I hope you all enjoyed this little round up!
 In addition here is a list of my top pick sites to shop this black Friday -

ASOS 20% off with code GOGOGO
Topshop - up to 50% off selected lines
Antropologie 20% off everything with code GIFT  - amazing home ware!
Nikki Strange 20% off everything  - THE prettiest stationary
Bloom and wild flowers 15% off with code BLACK - 50% off selected items  - Unique gifts from independent brands

I will be putting together gift guides running up to christmas including my own brand which you can check out here Emma warren

Happy shopping xx

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

DIY badge/pin Bag for a fraction of the price!

I think the badge, pin detailed bags are going to be a huge trend! They seem to be popping up everywhere. I recently bought the Bug cross body bag from Zara which you would of seen a little snap over on my Instagram. The good thing about this trend is that you can personalise with your own customisation, even if you buy a bag with badges already on like the ones below you can always add pins and badges to make the bag truly unique!

Bag pin bag - Zara interchangeable flap bag , Mustard Charm cross body bag - Zara, Badge detail black clutch - Topshop , Red insect detail bag- Zara , White badge detail coin bag - Topshop

To create my own I took a trip to primark to buy a plain black bag, you can buy new or use an old bag you want to revamp! I found this one which will be perfect as the material is soft and will be easy to pin, it is also a lovely size and has added chain detail on the strap! It was also super cheap at £7, they also had a selection of pin sets, I picked up one with a little pineapple and cacti but there was plenty to choose from. You can find such a wide selection of pins and badges , I especially like to shop on depop or etsy, just search for enamel pins or embroidered patches/badges.

I have a huge collection of vintage brooches which would add a personal touch to the bag and also make it appear a lot more expensive and unique. You can even stitch on charms and add chain detail.

Its simple! Its all about arranging your brooches, badges, patches how ever you like and over time you can change them up and add more. I Thought it might be cool to hunt down some letter charms in my initials or name to add too!

Let me know what you think of the badge/pin trend and if you are going to try this DIY

Monday, 15 August 2016

Cute Cabin Pod stay in Devon

 My parents treated us to a stay in this super cute pod in Sidmouth Devon and I just had to share it with you guys as it was the perfect weekend getaway. In this day and age it is so easy to get consumed with technology, constantly checking social media seeing the world through a lens rather than in real time. So this weekend I totally switched off (bar these images to show you!) with no internet, TV or gadgets. We all ate together , played games , went on walks and just totally relaxed.

These little pods were the perfect way to relax!

Staying in the pod was like camping but without all the effort, everything is all set up - you just need to take your own bedding. Each pod has a double bed, seating area with table which doubles up as a single bed, there is even a kettle, then outside you have your own set of wooden chairs and outdoor heater which makes it super cosy when BBQ-ing in the evenings.

It would be a lovely idea to hire out all four pods for a birthday weekend or for camping with friends as you would pretty much have the whole field to yourselves!

Kings down tail camp site  itself is such a lovely place to unwind surrounded by sheep and fields. The grounds are beautiful and really well kept. The toilets and shower/washing areas are super clean, the reception/shop is especially instagramable! It is situated in Sidmouth which make it so easy to visit Lyme Regis one of my favourite places! but also beer beach which you must visit if you stay here.

I really enjoyed my stay in the pod! Felt like a super cute little den! Let me know if you have stayed anywhere similar? I really want to go stay in a tree-house next!