Thursday, 21 July 2016

Rosie's Dream Pastel Kitchen Mood Board

Disclaimer: I haven't received any products or payment. My dream pastel kitchen is, alas, just that.

Hi Honeys
We've had such a great day today, our furbaby Jade & I :)  Temperatures dropped to around 20/21C and it was a beautiful day outside so of course that means... laundry!

I adore laundry and any day I have enough sunshine to allow me to peg lots of lovely lines of laundry outside to float around on a soft breeze is a perfect day :)

Having pegged as many loads of laundry as I could find (I wash every day, so I never have nearly enough laundry to take advantage of a sun drenched day) Jade and I came back inside and Jade went for a nap, bless her. She was tired from the heat.  

Rosies Pastel Mood Board
While Jade was enjoying her nap, I had the most fun sitting at my laptop planning how (if I could) I'd change our kitchen by adding a hint of my beloved pastels with a little retro twist. Our little kitchen is my favourite room in our house, as you might know, so why shouldn't I day dream a little?

So, here it is then honeys, my mood board for my dream kitchen, every piece a beautiful, pastel dream...

Rosies Dream Pastel Kitchen Mood Board

My Mood Board Is Made Up Of The Following Pretty Pieces...


  1. Kitchen Originals Pastel Script Toaster
  2. RÅSKOG Trolley, turquoise
  3. Kitchen Originals Pastel Script Kettle
  4. Big Chill Original Size Fridge in beach blue
  5. Big Chill 36" Retro Stove in beach blue
  6. FÄRGRIK Mug, turquoise 
  7. Kitchenaid Artisan 4.8L Stand Mixer 
  8. Five piece ribbed pan set in duck egg
Over to you then honeys, the sky is the limit.  Which room in your home would you love to make over?  If money and resources were no option, what would you change?  Are you a pastel lover like me or do you prefer bolder primary colours?  Do let me know in the comments section below and if you've made your own mood board, please leave a link? I'd love to see it.

Till next time dear ones, smile lots and hug even more. Huggles always xx
Huggles xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

12 Ways To Stay Cool In A Heatwave

Hi Honeys
Oh my is it hot!  "Rosie, it's July!" I hear you say and yes, it is July dear ones, but it's also hotter than the surface of the sun out there.... OK maybe it isn't but it certainly feels as if it is!

12 Ways To Stay Cool In A Heatwave
If, like me, you feel like you want to peel your skin off to stop the burning right now, how do we battle the sun honeys, enjoy it while it lasts (because lets face it, it usually doesn't last long enough) and also stay cool?  Well, funny you should ask....

Monday, 18 July 2016

The Secret, Hidden Rose...

Hi Honeys
Today I thought I'd share an unexpected, but very welcome, smile :)
Our perfect secret rose
Yesterday afternoon, after an exhausting weekend at work, I decided I'd spend a little quiet time in our tiny front garden. It wasn't the sunniest day but after all of the rain on Friday, it was warm and a perfect day to tidy our precious roses.  You'll never guess what I found!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Happy Weekend & Free Rose Printable

Hi Honeys
Just wanted to wish you a wonderful weekend and hopefully make you smile with a downloadable and printable version of a photo from yesterday's Picture Perfect Project post :)

Free rose printable to make you smile
This image, of raindrops on a rose, is my favourite from this week's photos and I so hope that you like it too.  I've removed the "watermark" and if printing, just use your printers "print to fit" setting and it should print fine in either A4 or 8 x 10 inches size.
Raindrops on a rose

It's my little gift to you for visiting and keeping me company.  Feel free to download it, print it, use as wall art, use to illustrate a blog post of your own if you'd like to, if you do though, do come back and leave me a link so I can read your post too, I'd love to visit your blog and I promise to say hello if I do :)

You can download the printable here honeys: Raindrops on a rose.  Till next time dear ones, smile lots, hug even more and have a happy, wonderful weekend.  Huggles always xx

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Picture Perfect Project - July

Hi Honeys
It's July already!  Over half way through the year and of course onto the seventh post in the fabulous Picture Perfect Project too!

In case you don't know, the picture perfect project is a fun link up which encourages bloggers to take more photos, improve our photography skills and of course this enables us to improve the look of our blogs.  Did I mention how much fun it is?

I've been loving this link up!  When I decided to join in with this project, I thought I would try to chart a year in the life of our garden and hopefully be able to share some beautiful images with you along the way.  Not that I'm claiming any credit for anything beautiful honeys, I'm still learning how to use my camera so any beauty it captures is purely down to mother nature :) It has to be said though that even a less than perfect photo of a rose is still beautiful :)
The Picture Perfect Project - July - Tales From The Garden
This month there's been such excitement, and just two days ago, crushing disaster too in our little gardens.  Let's have a look shall we?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

When Did You Last Check Your Direct Debits?

Hi Honeys
After my last post, warning of the horrors of identity theft, today I thought I'd highlight another "sting" (of sorts) albeit a perfectly legal one!
Direct debits & the dangers of auto renew...
We all have direct debits set up, yes?  Direct debits are those wonderful, silent, transactions made through your bank/checking account that pay bills automatically and always on a set day of the month, freeing us to enjoy life instead of waiting in line in the bank.  Wonderful idea! Couldn't live without it!

You're waiting for the "but...." aren't you honeys?  Well, here it is....

Friday, 8 July 2016

20 Ways To Prevent Identity Theft

Hi Honeys
How careful are you with your personal information?  Worryingly, I've seen identity theft mentioned three times this past week alone in the news and press.  The BBC recently said that cases of identity theft have risen by more than a third this year alone.

Identity theft is where someone will obtain and use your personal data for personal gain. This could, for example, include using someone else's name, date of birth or other information in order to obtain credit or services, such as store or credit cards.      
20 Ways To Prevent Identity Theft
Criminals buy, and sell, individuals personal details online and you can then find yourself receiving bills for services or products you did not buy or use! With a little care though, there are simple ways to avoid becoming a victim of this distressing and damaging form of fraud...