Butterscotch and the letter L

9 Apr

Good morning! How are you this fine Saturday morning? I was supposed to get up early and go with the Mr to a garage sale….but i slept in. And then the Mr & I were supposed to go to the gym bright and early…but i slept in.

I suppose karma bit me in the backside as i had dreams of a purple bird stabbing me, and then Kris Jenner (The Kardashian Mum) yelling at me for making them late for an event….hrmmm….

I have some pretty vintage things to show off! Check out this old tin, isn’t it cute? Perfect for filling up with secrets ♥

I’m not sure that i’ve mentioned this before, but my name isn’t…flea. It’s Lauren. Which is why i had to have this cute vintage letter L!

It doesn’t really show, but L is actually made of tiny shards of black glass. So pretty!

And speaking of the letter L, have you met The Pink Leopard?

The Pink Leopard is an heroic, moral cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. She only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt her existence, or at troublesome gadgets, rodents, or insects. In most of her life, she stumbles into a difficult situation and stoically endeavours to make the best of it. All the while cooking.

Miss T is wonderful, be sure to pop over and say hello!


When I was a teenager…

8 Apr

…I was in awe of my parents cocktail cabinet. For the “exotic” liquers, for the alluring colours of Midori and the like, but mostly because it always seemed so full. Didn’t they ever drink it? Did they just restock it all the time when i wasn’t looking?

My teenage self couldn’t get over the fact that there were half-full bottles in there. Why didn’t they drink it in one go like my friends and I did with our vodka cruisers? How could they stand it!?

Which brings me to my current day self. There are half-full bottles of things in my cupboard. And on top of my fridge. And in my fridge. How can i stand it?

*Yes Mum, i remember the time i got into the Midori when you were on holidays. You made me pay for a new bottle. 😛

**First two pictures courtesy of Weheartit

***Last photo is me boozing it up 😉

****It’s Thirsty Thursday on FTLOB 😀

For Katie ♥

6 Apr

So the Mr used all the eggs. We had like, two cartons last time i checked, and today when i was about to get stuck into a day of baking………………no eggs to be found. Argh!

So instead, i’m going to do a post for Katie at Chicken Noodle Gravy (if you haven’t visited her page, do yourself a favour 😉 ) because i found out she collects copies of Black Beauty!

I found this one in a second hand bookstore for 50 cents. Isn’t it gorgeous?

This is the best bit, i think. How lovely is the handwriting! Lucky Tony 🙂

 Katie, I hope you had a most excellent birthday and that all your wishes come true xoxo

I am Prejudiced.

5 Apr

I have a love affair with Pride & Prejudice. I collect different editions and re-read it a lot. I thought it was really cool when i saw that the character April in the movie Definitely, Maybe collects editions of Jane Eyre in the hope of finding one she was given as a child by her father. But Pride & Prejudice is better 😛

I recently happened upon this copy, which contains digitally-cleaned original drawings! Love!

And whilst this next passage wasn’t particularly successful for *sigh* Mr Darcy, i just love it anyway. And hey, he got the girl in the end anyway which is all that matters 😉

Isn’t it beautiful? I’m going to frame it and put it with some wedding photos ♥  I got this from the gorgeous Etsy shop, Brookish. If you love Jane Austen, this is the store for you my friend!

A not-much weekend

4 Apr

Hello! I hope you had/are having a marvellous weekend  ♥

The Mr & I had a rather uneventful and totally domestic one. Let me show you!

First of all, we went garage-saling and then to the local fruit wholesaler who is only open a few hours on Saturdays. We got lots of supplies!

The cat promptly claimed the box, as she’s prone to doing.

Then our microwave went to microwave heaven, so we got a newbie. Very boring.

Then on Sunday i spent half the day perusing a few of my current favourite cookbooks…

…and then started on a few library books. Libraries are under-rated!

And that’s about it! I’d love to hear what you got up to  ♥ xx

Puppy Love

1 Apr

This is how the dogs next door spend their days. Yesterday they were spooning!

Yes, i took a photo through the fence. Yes, that makes me feel a little creepy. But they’re so cute!

What are you doing today? The Mr is making me clean my room…my floordrobe has exploded and not much of the floor is visible….soooo that’ll probably take me all afternoon 😛

A day with Fifi

31 Mar

When i was home a few weeks ago, i spent a lovely day with a dear friend of mine, Fifi.

We started the day with breakfast at the best cafe in the world, Cafe Envy.

They have bowls of coffee. And juices named after the 7 Deadly Sins.

Then we moseyed through the cutest little shop, ever!

And then we circumnavigated one of the coolest bookstores i’ve ever encountered…and i’ve encountered a few…AND i found two copies of Pride & Prejudice to add to the collection!

It was a lovely day ♥ ♥ ♥

PS – Thank you so much to everyone who has been leaving such beautiful comments on my posts! I love you! xx