Proud mama…

Proud mama…

christmas-decorations

So very proud of my styling project that my boy helped me with…

I was organising my Christmas Decorations shoot and this is what he helped with!

Not bad for a 10-year-old!

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Happy Love Day…

Happy Love Day…

Depending on where you’re at in your life, Valentine’s Day holds a lot of power. Expectation, the bringer of unhappiness, is what does it.

Think about it… Expectations of how your day should be and how you should be treated/surprised/spoiled… If you put them out there most of the time expectations will reward you with feelings of worry, negativity, and negative comparison.

Expect nothing. Yep, seriously, don’t expect anything and everything will be a bonus. Yes, it may sound trite, but if you think about it, it’s true. So this Valentine’s Day turn your expectations around 180 degrees and give some love to those around you instead. Make somebody else’s day this year.

Use this day not to buy into the schtick the marketers of chocolate, flowers, tacky underwear and wrapping paper want from you, but to open your eyes and take a look around at those in your life that you love.

Appreciate the people in your life, even those that are difficult. The more difficult the person, generally the more they need love from you.
Good, bad or complicated; each relationship will grow you better, if you let it.
Life is about relationship – family, friends, partners, workmates, bus drivers – we are all in this together so you might as well make it as pleasant as possible.
Love for those around you makes your life richer… Truly, it does.

Go on, give ’em a little extra love today. All of those people in your life.

A smile, a hug or a kind word never go astray. You never know who might desperately need it and frankly doing good stuff for other people has the bonus of making them and you feel good… And you don’t have to buy into the mass commercialism of VDay to do it.

So whether your love is here or there, or perhaps your love is more about a place, people on a bigger scale or something much bigger than the commercials would have you believe, I heartily wish you love and hope you share it around today!

Enjoy, Mrs Jones x

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Some Lovely Words for Your Beloved…

Some Lovely Words for Your Beloved…

Stuck thinking of something special to get your mate? Perhaps you’ve left your run too late and now you’re starting to get a little hot under the collar thinking perhaps you should have purchased earlier?

Never fear dear reader, a solution is close at hand…

Pop into your closest art supply shop and purchase some heavy, good quality, archival paper plus a few ink pens or something else you’ll be handy at writing with and get writing…

Here are a few others prepared earlier than you for inspiration! Oh, and next year perhaps you can order one of these earlier and save yourself the stress!

Love, Mrs Jones x

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Pride & Prejudice Quote by heytheredesign on Etsy.com
I Love You Much, E.E.Cummings Quote by PrintRevolution on Etsy.com
Personalized Share Love Print from Shoppe by Scoutmob
Everywhere and Back Archival Print by lovelysweetwilliam on Etsy.com

Gift ball…

Gift ball…

I’ve seen these gorgeous gift balls to make for kids and thought I’d give a more grown up one a go for a friends birthday today! Here is the end result… Tutorial to come!

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awesome gift ideas for the vintage inclined…

awesome gift ideas for the vintage inclined…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas for the Vintage Inclined on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those people in your life who are obsessed – be it mildly or consumingly – with vintage!

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Gift Ideas for the Vintage Inclined

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for the Crafty People in your life! Take a look back at previous posts for suggestions for the boys, girls, men and women you need to spoil this Christmas!

awesome gift ideas for the girls & women in your life…

awesome gift ideas for the girls & women in your life…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas: Girls Large & Small board on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those fantastic women in your life!

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Gift Ideas: Girls large & small

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for Vintage Lovers and the Crafty People in your life or take a look at the previous post for some ideas for the men and boys in your life!

awesome gift ideas for the men & boys in your life…

awesome gift ideas for the men & boys in your life…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas Boys Large & Small board on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those guys that you love!

Gift ideas: boys large & small...
Gift ideas: boys large & small…

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for Girls, Vintage Lovers and the Crafty People in your life!

Vintage-style Christmas goodies for creating…

2974784_600x6002974782_600x6002974777_600x600Crate Paper’s ‘Fa La La’ and ‘Bundled Up’ series are just perfect for making your own vintage-styled tags, cards and other gorgeous Christmassy stuff this year. Check out the whole range at Two Peas in a Bucket and get crafty now! Otherwise it will be Christmas before you know it and you won’t have any time up your sleeves! With Love, Mrs Jones x

 

Have Yourself A Kitschy Little Christmas

Have Yourself A Kitschy Little Christmas

By Nord Pine Cone Decoration
$15 – occa-home.co.uk

Linea White xmas tree candle
$6.45 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Pickle Ornament
crateandbarrel.com

large pink honeycomb paper ball decoration
$4.84 – paperchase.co.uk