Sunday, 20 March 2011

Where for art thou March?

Hello my lovelies,

I can't believe how fast March has gone, for me it has literally flown by i've been so busy. I haven't had time to think about it, let alone blog about it, so here is my attempt to make up for the lack of posts from me. I have lots to write about, so get yourself a cuppa because it's probably going to be a long one. I normally dedicate my weekend to blogging, trying to schedule a few posts for during the week when I really don't have time to sit at my computer for hours after work. But i've been doing something every day of the weekend the last few weeks and i've missed sitting down to update my blog, who knew I could be so sappy! Lol! 

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A couple weeks ago my friends and I decided to do a car boot sale to get rid of some of our unwanted stuff. I roped my mom in to help me and she donated a lot of stuff for me to sell too. We turned up at 7.30am on a freezing cold Sunday morning and were jumped on my hoards of 'car booters' trying to snap up a bargain before we had even unloaded the car. The first half hour was a mad selling frenzy and we barely had a chance to catch our breath. In the end I forgot to take a photo because we were so rushed with everything, so I don't have a picture of us to show you. But it was a resounding success and we ended up selling £266. Not bad for 5 hours work, eh?! 

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Last Sunday my friend Michelle organised for us to go to a 'paint your own pottery' shop in Birmingham. I'm not particularly arty but I thought i'd give it a go anyway. Honestly, I have to say I loved it. It was a place called All Fired Arts in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Price wise it was really reasonable, I chose to paint a cup and saucer which was £12 and then you have to pay £3.50 studio fee for use of the paints, etc and the firing of your pottery. I chose to paint a strawberry pattern inspired by the Cath Kidson book she had for us to get ideas from. I drew the strawberries myself and everything. I picked up my finished masterpiece yesterday and I couldn't be happier with the end result!


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Every so often my friends and I have a 'Bake-Off' where we each bake something delicious and we meet up for a good gossip, cup of tea and an assortment of baked goodies to try. Today was one of those days and I spent my entire Saturday putting it all together. I've had a picture of a cake like this I found on We Heart It ages ago and decided this weekend my finally the time to attempt it. I had to bake each of the 6 layers separately but it was well worth the effort and my friends loved it. What do you think??


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Technically not March but at the very end of February I went to Wembley with my Mom, Dad and Brother to watch my football team Birmingham City in the Carling Cup Final. Thankfully we ended up winning and the day turned out to be one of the best ever! I don't think i've ever been so happy and even though I lost my voice for a few days and got the worst cold ever from the freezing wet weather, I wouldn't change a single second of that day!




(My Mom & Dad celebrating our win!)

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I've been getting a little crafty this month, as well as the pottery I did, I have taken up cross-stitch. I bought a starter kit for adults and I love it. I find it really stress relieving and methodical. I sit down for 10 minutes doing it and before I know it 2 hours have gone by. This is how far i've gotten with it, I just have the lighter coloured flowers & white background to do! I have my eye on this one next, a big leap from the beginners one I'm doing. 


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The rest of the month in summary goes a little something like this:

♥ I went on a date with Online Boy (you'll know who i'm talking about if you follow me on twitter) I had high hopes for him but there were no fireworks on the date for me, I found him to be quite dull and in the end we didn't really have that much in common. So onwards and upwards, plenty of more fish in the sea and all that!

♥ I am absolutely in LOVE with my Origins skincare, my skin has never been so good. I will get a review up soon!

♥ I have become obsessed with Groupon, so far I have got a 3 course meal for 2 in an awesome restaurant by me for £22 (super massive bargain), a shampoo, cut and blowdry for £7 and todays deal I took advantage of was a full car valet for £11 (normally £28). Can't go wrong with prices like that!

♥ I haven't managed to read any of the bookclub book yet (I know, I know! It's my book and everything), I started it last night and have read the first chapter. Hopefully, I will be able to finish it in time to discuss it with all you other bookclubbers.

♥ I have finally caught up with American Idol and Masterchef. Love both of these programs, thank god for sky+. I would like Scotty, Pia or James to win Idol and Alice or Tom to win Masterchef. 

♥ I just wanted to mention this at the end, the other day I was reading about the tragedy in Japan at work and couldn't stop the tears streaming down my face. It was an article about a British man who was a teacher in Japan, he'd got his whole class to safety after only an 8 minute warning of what was coming. Everyone else in the school is still missing. I don't know what it was about this story (out of all the other articles in the papers) that affected me so much but there and then I donated to the Red Cross. I just wanted to say that these people really need help and if you can donate, please do, anything at all will help.

7 comments:

  1. Look at you all crafty!!! You have to read the book, naughty...she says as she hasn't got past chapter two!! Haha. Loving the cup!!! xxxx

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  2. You have been a busy bee, sounds like you have had lots of fun though :)
    xx

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  3. @Gem - I know, just haven't had time to read it. Lol! I'll have to find new crafts now for April :) xx

    @SweetLikeJelly - Thanks, it was hard work but worth the effort. My friends loved it xx

    @Ess-Jay24 - You're right on both counts, I have been busy but had a lot of fun doing it all. Lol! xx

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  4. The design on your cup and saucer is SO good! I'm seriously impressed!

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  5. I love painting crockery, so relaaxing, yours is really good! <3

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  6. I saw that same cake on we heart it and im planning on baking it for my sisters birthday this weekend, i hope it turns out as good as yours!
    xx

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