Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Belated wishes

Hope you all  had a lovely holiday season.....I have unfortunatly a poorly computer and have not figured out how to mobile blog from my blackberry yet???? All advice greatly appreciated!!!
Annie xxxx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Needless to say......

......I'm LOVING this Advent swap.....NOM NOM!!! xxxx
Thanks Tracy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 6 December 2010

My advent swap!!!

AS you all are I can imagine, life is pretty hectic and something has to give and I'm afraid its always my blogging time that ends up taking the brunt....sorry....
But...I did have time to sign up for La laas Advent swap!! I was partnered with Tracy from Mad about Bags and When this Massive parcel arrived on my doorstep my parcel started to feel very inadequate!!!!!
 Tracy did such an amazing job of transforming this shelf into an advent dream!!!
Not only was each little parcel decorated so beautifully but inside every little section was too!!!!


 These are the first 5 days worth of parcels......so pretty!!!
 WOWWEEE!!! First day was a gorgeous pink & sparkly Lip balm...perfect for winter chapped lips! Then these gorgeous pretties, a birdcage Dec and a pink & sparkly nail polish Which I cannot get enough of!!!!
Tracy definitely did her research on me!!!!!

Well as Tracy's Mad about bags I did a bag 'flavoured' advent calendar as such where she could do a lucky dip .......
......or read the clues on the the labels as to what took her fancy according to her mood each day x x
 She has done such a great job of blogging about each of her pressies as she opens them, which makes it all the more special to me....so a BIG HUGE THANK YOU TRACY!! I love this swap and really enjoying it lots....You can read them all HERE.....please go there for a visit..it really is a lovely blog x x

Thank you also for your lovely comments and support to my brave friend Talyena who donated her hair to be made into wigs for children who have lost their hair due to Cancer or terminal illnesses.
Will be back to post some pics of her big day x x

Until next time, off to open number 6.....
Annie x 

Monday, 22 November 2010

Could you do it......????

Well please excuse my rather longer than anticipated absence, its that time of year again where personal orders take over and along with a few personal issues...getting to the computer for some blog therapy hasn't been easy!
Thanks to you all for your comments and well wished for the safety of my Mother in Law, she has been evacuated from the Church they were originally sent to as there was more rainfall and storms, some of the pics we got sent were unbelievable. Just want to get her back here but in all honesty she doesn't want to leave her home behind x x

Well while I'm awaiting some news that may affect my new year I want to tell you all about my Friend...Talyena.

She has decided to donate her virtually waist long hair to a charity called The Little Princess Trust which is a charity that  provides real hair wigs to children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment.

Here is a Beautiful picture of her with her hair Straightened....when I combed it it fell all the way to her waist......

she is doing such a selfless thing and I couldn't do it personally, its such a huge sacrifice and yes Hair does grow but it took the best part of 15 years to get this long!
The official head shaving will be taking place in front of a crowd in the Mall in Luton Next Saturday 27th November at 1.00 pm, so if you are close then please feel free to come down to give her some moral support x x
This is her Page if you would like to donate a couple of pounds...every penny counts x
Thanks for your support and for reading, will be back soon x x
Annie x

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Have a Blessed Weekend

Please keep in mind all those people who have been affected by the hurricane in the Carribean Islands including My Mother In Law and Family in St Lucia.....Some of who will have had their home taken away by the devastation. Some of who are Missing and those who have lost their lives. No running water and no Electricity, means life is pretty devastating right now.
The Landslide from the mountains behind them has meant Mud has swallowed entire storeys of houses...The Family home in Fond St Jacques has mud all the way to the balcony of the 1st floor.

Sending strength and Love to all over there who will be having tough times ahead of them x
I'm taking the time to look around me this weekend to be thankful for all my blessings......

Will leave you with a video that I hope will bring a smile to your face....my lil man performing his bestest Michael Jackson moves!!!

JUST FOR THE RECORD...he does not get his moves from me!!!!!!!x x x x

Monday, 1 November 2010

Celebrations and New product!

Well a little catch up here!
My Lil mans surprise birthday celebrations went rather swimmingly for a very last minute affair!! It was lovely to see his little face when he saw his friends waiting there when he got back from watching his first football match with his Daddy!

 Then we have Sundays Halloween happenings.....setting the scene.....

 This was our Dinner today...West Indian style Pumpkin soup, Sticky Maple Sausages, crispy bacon, Brie and Crusty Tiger bread!!

 After a spot of trick or treating at the neighbours we came back and watched Roald Dahls 'The witches!! Loved the movie...needless to say Aidy woke a few times with bad dreams....maybe a bit much for him!!!

Then another celebration not for me this time but a friend whose Mother was celebrating her 50th and wanted something special......
These will be appearing in the blogshop soon...Personalised blocks...makes a great gift x 

Until next time x x
Annie x

Sunday, 31 October 2010


Well your lovely comments on my 'SCARY' Picture not only made me blush lots ut also inspire me to go a little further...so without further ado....
Annie x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Scary Faces & Last chances!!

Just a quickie to show you my scary face!!!!!
At the mo on Picnik.com you can edit your photo with a whole host of scary halloween themed effects!!! This is the result....think I would make a GREAT Mrs Cullen!!!!

Also I will be closing the Giveaway a little earlier than planned and will draw a name tomorrow x x
Thanks to all who have entered and followed!! CLICK HERE TO VISIT!!
Happy Halloween!!
Annie x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

One Perfect Autumn Sunday....

Well its half term already...how did that come around so quick???? With my lil 6 yr old hanging with me in the day I'll not get much computer time...so....
...As I said Recently I owe you some back posts!!! Heres one of a most perfect sunday with some of my besties after a sunday roast. It was Cool and crisp with the sun blaring down on us!!! Bliss!!
I'll let the pics do the talking...

 Hope you've enjoyed this Autumn....Halloween will be upon us before we know it!!
back soon x Annie xx
P.s dont forget to Enter our mini Giveaway on the blogshop!!! Closing soon! x

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Birdcage Veil fascinator Giveaway!!!

Just a quick one before I pop into Town to let you know if you havnt seen it already that we are giving away in the BLOGSHOP the Handmade Vintage style Birdcage Fascinator used in the Vintage, Thrifted & Refashioned shoot with this Fab Dress!!

Still swooning over this dress...keeping my business head on though and not being tempted!!!

So this can be worn with the veil to the back or front and instantly vamps up any little black dress!!
So CLICK HERE to visit the Giveaway!!
Good Luck and Thanks for your support x x x
Annie x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Well the Gorgeous Amy from Blighty Boutique has Kindly given me this great Versatile blogger Award which of course I'm chuffed to bits about!
The rules are to link to the blogger who sent you the award and to share 7 interesting facts about myself.  EEEK!! Well, here Goes....erm....please forgive me if I have recycled these from my last blog award but Its been at least a year so I'll refresh your memory!!!

1. I am a Twilight Fan
I have in the last month just finished the Twilight saga ( pretty later than the rest of the world ) however I fell in love with the story and Characters and would just think it would be AMAZING if Stephanie Meyer wrote the saga from Edwards point of view...whether or not that happens remains to be seen!!! By the way I'm Team Edward...until  Jacob takes his top off!!!

2. I used to dress Stores and Windows for Debenhams
 I studied Fashion & Textiles in College and progressed from junior Visual Merchandiser to Top Level before jetting off to live in Australia for a year!! Loved my job EXCEPT for hanging those dreadful sales signs!!! DEF don't miss that!!

3 Pancake Wednesday
 Every Wednesday I make these mini pancakes for My friends. We all chip in and play our parts ( everyone has a job) and we drink coffee, gossip and eat lots of pancakes with crispy bacon and Maple syrup!! Us women have to stick together and our little support network we have built up with each other is great as most of us don't have any grandparents that are close enough to watch kids when needed!
4 I am a Norah Jones fan
 I Love her voice and could listen to her albums on repeat quite happily! I used to sing to her album all every day of my pregnancy and It was the only music that would soothe Aidy to sleep when he was a bubba...I used to sing 'Dont know why' all the time to him and when I went to see her in Concert a couple of years ago I was felt my eyes weel up and a big lump formed in my throat...I turned to my husband in awe and was faced with a mouth open, almost snoring Jonas fast asleep!!! Clearly not a fan!!!!
5 I Honeymooned in Montmarte...
This was the hotel we stayed in, it was next to the home of Van Gogh where he studied with other french artists and was a short walk to the Moulin Rouge and the Sacre- couer...Montmarte is beautiful and if you are not Familiar with it than the Film 'Amelie' has lots of beautiful scenery of it
6 My Wedding dress was pink!
..OK maybe not as pink as Cinderellas but this book was def an inspiration!!
Mine was more of a shell pink and was bespoke, made in Italy but was bought whilst in Australia!!!

7 With my Husband for 17 years
Yes this November it will be 17 years as a couple....I'm only 32!! This makes him my childhood sweetheart, we started dating at the age of 15......truth be known he used to really pick on me before we became friends, funnily enough this truce coincided at about the same time the booby fairy came to visit!!! hahhaha!!! This pic was taken of us on our 2 year anniversary when we were 17....ahh young love!!

I'm passing this on to 2 ladies who I have had the pleasure of getting to know better lately due to me using their stock on our latest Photo shoot. I hope you visit and enjoy their blogs x 
Karen from Tilly Rose

Lastly just wanna say Thanks again to Amy and wish her all the best for the Vintage and Homemade fair in Northampton on Saturday...Wish I was going for this one to meet you all x x 
Annie x

Saturday, 16 October 2010

I.O.U......& Happy Birthday my lil Boy X X


Well As the title suggests I Owe you a load of posts that I have stored and waiting to go out but have been put back due to finishing the back log of orders, the photo shoots and Editing for Vintage Thrifted & Refashioned and a couple of Weddings too!!

But For now I am gonna go and start baking lots of goodies for My Sons Aidans 6th Birthday today x
Hes having a day out with his daddy and a surprise disco this evening!!!

I will post some party pics next time, in the mean time dont forget to grab a bargain in the new Autumn winter range HERE! Up to size 22 and sizes 8-10 will be posted in the week x x

Heres a few of me and my handsome fellow  x x x
Cant remember life without him......Have a great weekend friends x x
Annie x

Monday, 4 October 2010


For one week only!!!!!

Just finishing up with the photo shoots for the next season of Vintage, Thrifted & Refashioned......I have had the privelige of Working with 2 fantastic designers products, Karen of Tilly Rose and Rose of Victorias Rose Crafts
Heres a sneaky peak of one of our jumpers adorned with a scalloped hat & scarf set from Victoria Rose crafts and a fab felt ring from Tilly Rose

They will be launched in the net couple of days but until then...Pop over to the SHOP to check out the bargains, with Prices starting from £2.99!!!!!!!
Until then...
Big love to all

Annie x

Friday, 24 September 2010

Lovely Surprise!!

Well I was lucky enough to be drawn runner up in this Gorgeous lil giveaway!! 
Just look at these lovely pressies above waiting to be ripped open!!!

 cute heart clip holders....
 Gorgeous lace Rose brooch....
 this yummy mummy.....
 and this lil lady!!! HOW CUTE IS SHE!!!!
 What a lovely parcel of goodies, sending a big thankyou to Lovely Kandi x x x
If you havn't visited then please do, her blog is a lovely read