Saturday, 30 April 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!

Hi all, today is a super special day for us, our little guy turns 3 years old! 

I can't believe how quickly the time has gone, it seems just minutes ago he was tiny baby snuggling up in my arms for hours on end, now he never sits still and makes lots of noise, but still manages to squeeze "mummy, I love you" at least 20 times a day, which makes me happy beyond words!

I can't believe how lucky I am to have such a sweet little boy!

So, to my darling gorgeous boy Haydn, Happy 3rd Birthday, thank you for making mine and your daddy's lives so perfect!

Love Mummy

Friday, 29 April 2011

This shoe is heaven!

I have to share this's amazing! It's an irregular choice shoe and I want it sooooooo bad!

get it here

Isn't it just gorgeous!
That's all for now...
Love Danielle

The Royal Wedding

Hello all on this beautiful day! It's hard not to be completely swept up in the hype that surrounded the Royal Wedding isn't it? Up until today I had tried too avoid it...all the tacky plastic bunting and memorobelia being shoved in your face all the time was a bit much, but today I have to admit I watched it on the T.V and thought it was pretty damn beautiful! Kate looked gorgeous in her dress and so did everyone else really. I really hope they can give the Royals a new identity rather then the stuck up boringness they portray at the moment. Plus how amazing that she is now a princess....what a dream!
I can't find a good (availbale) picture of the wedding yet so this cute portrait of them will have to do! 

Love Danielle

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

My secret project!

This post has been such a long time coming! I started this secret project waaaaay back in August when I found out that my best friend was getting married. In honour of her wedding I decided to make her and her husband (but mostly her lol) a patchwork quilt in the colours of her wedding. It took a fairly long time and I had to keep it secret until after the wedding. But now I can finally share it!

These pictures aren't very good to be honest...its very pretty in reality! 

and these were taken before the final ironing! 

I love how it turned out and am so proud as it was by far my biggest project to date. Happy Wedding Mr & Mrs Mellor!!

Love Danielle

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie....OMG

Hi all, I was out and about this morning and decided that Haydn and I would take a little trip to Starbucks as a treat. When we got there I spied their new yummy looking range of petit four type treats. Haydn went for the pink glitter lolly and I had the red velvet whoopie pie.


wow wow wow...if you havent been and tried these yet I urge you to...or not if you are easily addicted to things! I can see how people are saying that these are the new die for...although maybe a little bit small (i wanted about 4!) I restrained myself and just had one...I totally recommend these if you fancy a super yummy treat with a difference!

Love Danielle

p.s I FINALLY got around to taking some photgraphs yesterday of some crafty projects of late...I will edit and share as soon as I can. Also, I can share the secret project this weekend too!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Hello sunshine!

hello there! what a gorgeous day? I'm so completely happy today...just being able to go outside and feel happy in the sunshine makes it a better day, don't you think? I'm going to share a few of my favourite Etsy finds of the moment, they all have a real summery sunshine feel to them and I just know you are gonna love them as much as I do!!

I want these all over the house! All with gorgeous smelling fresh flowers! 

Lemon yellow on white is just so fresh, the blue mixed in these cushions are perfection...possibly not with a 3 year old around?

I still have a major mustard crush and this headband is super cute!

 Not only do I love this hat, I also like the photograph itself, very pretty!

Now, I'm not sure words can even express how much I LOVE this shelf, It's completely adorable and perfect in every way. I so want one...or two!

I hope the sun is shining where you are today too. Happy Sunday!

Love Danielle

Monday, 11 April 2011

finding the right balance

Hi everyone! How are you all doing, is it just me or does everyone seem to be super busy these days? I dunno if it's the nicer weather encouraging people to get out and about or what, but everyone simply seems kinda rushed and stressed at the moment, I know I'm feeling a bit over whelmed to say the least. 


As some of you know I recently started a new job with more hours, and got accepted to be a slimming world consultant, I can't even begin to explain how excited I am, but it does come with a whole lot of work! Along with those commitments, having a life, spending time with and caring for my family, trying to work out, craft, blog and do housework it's getting harder and harder to find any spare time! So, I have decided that I'm going to blog a little less often for a while, I absolutely adore my blog and all my amazing readers and that's why I'm doing it. I only want to blog when I really have something good to blog about, something I love or have enjoyed etc. I don't want to fill this space and your precious blog reading time with 'fluff' posts about nothing in particular just because I think I should be posting every day... I will keep posting as and when I discover new things, take fun photos and make pretty things so hopefully my posts will be meatier and more meaningful, I hope everyone understands! Does anyone else ever get like this?

I hope you understand!

Love Danielle

Friday, 8 April 2011


Today I got gifted this amazing Rob Ryan notebook by one of my sweetest friends, Genna.

I seriously love this lady! Thanks Gen, you are a star, you know I am going to have so much fun with this!

Love Danielle

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Pure unadulterated happiness

You know those days where everything just works? Well, today for me was one of those. It started off pretty sucky, I was kinda stressed out and worried this morning but slowly the day just got better and better with lots of little events going my way. It started with my car passing it's mot...big huge! Then I managed to sort out some problems with the tax office (always stressful) then my gorgeous Easter egg from Kaitecakes arrived! Then to top it all off I lost 2 more pounds at slimming world this week...the Easter egg may cause a problem to that bit next week...oops.

So now, I feel like I am on top of the world. Days like this should be shared and appreciated. Thanks for letting me gush!

Love Danielle

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Good evening, just wanted to wish all the mums out there a happy mothers day! I have had a fantastic day with my boys and I'm going to bed a happy girl!

The picture is just for cuteness, we visited lambs today!

Love Danielle

Friday, 1 April 2011

A real sense of adventure

Hi there, how are you? Happy April fools day by the way! Did you get pranked? If I'm absolutely honest I forgot! Eek. I love April, it's really one of my favourite months. It's the month That Haydn was born, it's spring and the sun is out way more. I feel like I have a constant smile in this month and I aim to make full use of the cheeriness. Also, it's Easter and aside from the chocolate I'm crazy excited for the Easter egg hunt we're going to do for Haydn. Growing up, my mum and dad always did an egg hunt for the three of us and it was so exciting! They always hid a trail of little eggs and bunnies leading to some lovely big eggs. We did Haydn an egg hunt last year and although he didn't quite get it. Just seeing him so excited was such a magical feeling, I can't wait to do it again.

Thinking about that reminded me of a little obsession I had as a child that I might like to re-visit sometime soon....treasure maps.

I used to draw them all the time and I would spend hours putting in fantastic details and making em look as exciting as possible. I love the intrigue and excitement. Over the years I've noticed my love for maps in other areas of my life. I love mind maps and artists like Jim Hauser and Elsie Flannigan, who both use an element of mapping in their work.

Mind mapping, seriously amazing, no?

I love every element of Jim Houser's work. The colour, the shape and the complexity of the layout is just gorgeous!

And Elsie's work is simply uber-cute. Oooh I'm feeling crazy inspired now, I want to go create.
Do you know any other artists that use this technique? I'd love to know about them!

Love Danielle