Weekend Jollies

Friday, September 30, 2016

Cheers to the weekend, what are you up to? I'm gobsmacked that tomorrow is already October, but also kind of excited. Tonight we are planning to have a quick dinner somewhere cozy and then catch a movie. How about you? Wishing everyone a jolly good weekend and I'll see you back here on Tuesday morning, but in the meantime, here are a few awesome links for you to enjoy.

'20 things I've learnt in 20 years without hair'.

The joy of quiet.

This story melted my heart...

3 short London cemetery walks.

On balance and burnout...

All things low-key plants.


5 things to leave until Monday so you can enjoy your weekend.

The ultimate fall cleaning checklist.


Cats, cats, cats...


Are you struggling with a funky kitchen sink smell? Here are a few nifty solutions that might help.

5 ways to wear a silk scarf.

Did you know that you can (quick) pickle anything?

The sweetest short-ish hair hairdo.

Fancy jazzing up your workout routine? Oh, try this!

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Five years ago today.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on InstagramFacebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo via Farmhouse Touches)

This Week's Gems

Autumn skirt perfection...

Wow! How beautifully understated are those earrings?...

Low boots made especially for this crisp magical season ahead of us...


Fancy a dash of London in your home?...

This set of extra skinny stacking rings is a must-have this season...

Midnight snack anyone?...

Fancy swapping your deodorant for a natural option? Those two seem awesome!...

Oh  yes!...

Fancy layering your jewelry? Try mixing this constellation trio necklace with that Linnea bar necklace - autumn uniform!...

I still have a thing for cacti-goodness...

The sweetest ribbon bracelet I have ever seen...

'All the emotions club' :)...

Know one?...

Speaking of, do you have a bearded man at home? Get him this oil, he'll love you for it:)...


Linen apron perfection, don't you think?...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more gems?

Nifty (All Natural) Laundry Tip

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Speaking of laundry, after discovering the goodness of this all natural laundry detergent, I've been on the lookout for fabric softner alternatives. Recently I took Lesley's advice and got myself some wool dryer balls that actually soften the laundry naturally without chemicals or synthetics. But the best part is if you put a few drops of your favourite essential oil (like lavender or eucalyptus) on the balls and then throw them in the dryer, they will not only make the whole load incredibly soft, but also beautifully fragrant too. Try it!

P.S: Remember this vanilla trick?
P.P.S: Plus, this nifty all natural citrus home cleaner.

(Photo and tip by/via Lesley Graham)

Magical Fall Foliage.

If  you're not huge on autumn, this 1,401-year-old ginkgo tree might just entice you to embrace this rather magical season to the fullest.

This awesome gem is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains in China, where every single autumn, it turns bright yellow and afterwards, all its leaves fall all over the temple grounds - making the whole area look magical.

It would be so awesome to see this in person, don't you think?

P.S: Also, the broccoli tree and a chestnut tree that you can grow yourself.
P.P.S: Plus, this Easter egg beauty in Germany.

(via This Is Colossal via DailyMail)

A Nifty Trick for Fresher Tomatoes (In a Jiffy)

Where do you store your tomatoes? Me? Usually in the fridge, but according to Derek, that’s not the best idea since the cold temperatures cause them to loose flavour.

So what’s the solution? Simply dip your newly purchased tomatoes in warm water (about 125°F) before chilling them in the fridge. According to Leslie - who tried this out - this little trick will help retain flavour for much longer.

Hmm, can’t wait to try it. You?

P.S: My favourite take on Sicilian stuffed tomatoes and this:)
P.P.S:Plus, Italian simplicity.

(Tip via Food52. Photos by Adventures in Cooking and via Fit Baker)

Autumn Trend: Basket Bags

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Have you heard? Baskets - no matter the size or finish - are the ‘it’ accessory this autumn. Yay, I couldn’t be happier to enjoy my summer-favourite for longer! Plus, just imagine wearing it with Jane Birkin’s signature style - jeans and a comfy top. Ah, autumn perfection! What do you think?

P.S: Also, snug belted layers to get inspired by...
P.P.S: And my ode to market baskets...

(Photos by/via Collage VintageGillian StevensFashion Me NowRefinery29Little Blonde BookHonestly, wtf)

Autumn Home Tweak: Wellies on Display

Recently my mom sent me a photo of her newly tiled entryway. As much as I liked the new tiles, I got totally distracted by how cozy the whole space looked. After asking what her secret was, she said it's all in the detail.

For example, she never hides away her wellies (regardless of the season), just displays them as they were something more special that they are. It actually works, because looking at all those entryways above, the one thing that makes them seasonally cozy are the rain-boots.

So dig those old rubber boots out of the closet, dust them off and place them proudly somewhere near the door...and who knows, they might even come in handy next time it rains:)

P.S: And here is one more awesome home tweak that you might like.
P.P.S: Family coziness...

(Photos by/via Lunch and LatteThe KitchnIngrid WeirThe Messes of MenStyle Me PrettyPappleThe Tao of Dana and Luisa Brimble)
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