How To Plan A Last Minute Party With Ease

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Last minute parties are a wonderful way of having spontaneous fun with your friends and family. Parties do require a lot of planning and preparation but last minute hosts don’t have that luxury. But some of the best parties are the ones without too much planning involved. If you’ve always liked the idea of a party that just comes together last minute, but not sure how to organise it, never fear. This how-to guide will provide you with some key pointers into making your last minute party a success. Read on and throw your own party in no time. Continue reading

Baking is a Fun Hobby, Check Out What You’ll Need to Take it Up

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Hobbies and interests are an important part of how we live our lives. They help keep us sociable and develop skills that we need, and they’re a big part of our pursuit of happiness. One of the best hobbies you could take up is baking. This is multi-faceted and will enrich your lifestyle. Here are some of the most essential things you’re going to need if you want to take up baking as a hobby. Continue reading

Beautiful Scottish-made items for your home and wardrobe

Scotland is full of history and culture so it’s no wonder that the country produces such amazing products. Here are some gorgeous items that have all been made in Scotland.

For the home

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As far as I’m concerned, everyone needs a tweed stag head on their wall. This would look fantastic when paired with tartan throws, a roaring fire and a glass of single malt Scotch.

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This jack rabbit print is so charming. It’s a great way to bring a little element of nature into your home while maintaining a very modern look.

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These thistle napkins are simple and beautiful. They’d look great in a really bright dining room with fresh flowers on the table.

For your wardrobe

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This oxidized silver ring is just striking. The unusual design is bound to turn heads. Wear with a simple LBD and some sparkly high heels.

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This printed scarf could be worn in so many ways. It looks great here with this simple outfit but it would also look lovely with a nice dress ready for an evening out. As the scarf is so big, it can be used as a cover up when evenings get chilly.

Fabulous Black products

This scarf would make a beautiful cravat. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman, it would look great tucked into a black shirt.

For the cupboard

As we’re here, we should look at food. Why not, who doesn’t love food?

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Want to start your own veg patch? Why not treat yourself to this starter kit. It contains everything you need to grow radishes, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and more.

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Dark chocolate and raspberries, a great combination but have you ever seen chocolate as pretty as this?

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Glittery, tartan chocolate, what more could you want? These would make great gifts for anyone at any time of the year.

If you want to see all this and more, take a look at www.madefromscotland.com. The site is full of unique items for your home made in this beautiful country by independent sellers.

Pretty, sustainable candles

Sustainable soy candles

 

These sustainable candles are a great alternative to paraffin or beeswax candles. Not only do they burn for 40 hours each but they’re non-toxic too.

I had to post these because they’re just so pretty. I’ve found that a lot of scented candles can make my cat sick (crazy-cat-lady alert). I wonder if these would be a bit more gentle on his sensitive soul.

These candles are £9.95 each and come in scents such as amber & nutmeg, rose, and bergamot.

Visit Dotcomgiftshop.com for these pretty candles and much more.

The Monochrome Home

Because Rose has just got a new house, it’s made me think about mine. I have quite odd tastes when it comes to interior decoration. I like vintage and I like quirky but there’s a special place in my heart for the super-modern too. Here are some items I’ve been lusting after recently.

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Carved Skull – Rockett St George | Black Splatter Bowl – Emma Bridgewater | Flos Tab Black Desk Lamp – Heal’s | Zigzag cushion – Missoni Home | Horse Tea Pot – NotontheHighStreet | Qlocktwo Touch – Heal’s Continue reading