Lifestyle

Diy windowsill herb garden

While the prime summer growing season has slowly come to an end, it’s not too late to start an indoor herb garden on your windowsill.

What you’ll need:

– Indoor varieties of herbs (I chose Basil and Parsley)

– Plastic container

– Potting soil

– Drip tray

Method: For the plastic containers I used an empty bottle and, using a push pin, created several small holes in the bottom for drainage. Next I filled the container with some potting soil (I got the expanding style from Poundland which was £1 for 14 Litres) and inserted the plants. My Mum kindly donated the herbs to me but you can find pre planted varieties at supermarkets or garden centers. Finally I placed the containers in some glass-cut pudding bowls which I found at a chairty shop (these were repurposed from our wedding) and filled with water. The drip trays allow the plants to access water when they want, which prevents over watering and produces better herbs.

Let me know how you get on in the comments below!

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Nails

Harry Potter nail stamping manicure

I thought I’d make a quick post to show off my new Harry Potter nail stamping plates from hehe.

I bought these from Amazon a couple of weeks ago and have been playing around with them and I am very impressed! they came in a mixed bundle and were delivered in just a couple of days.

I used a plain brown nail varnish from Poundland and a black Konad stamping polish for the stamping. My clear nail stamper was used to place the images.

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Harry Potter inspired nail stamping

For the images I used hehe plates 0331, 032 and 035. Luke had to explain a couple of the images to me that I didn’t recognise!

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Hehe plates 031, 032 and 035

Let me know what you think in the comments, and show me your Harry Potter inspired nails!

Wedding

Our diy picnic themed wedding breakfast

I absolutely loved the relaxed feel of my wedding day. There was no pressure and everything just seemed to flow easily and I’m pretty sure that is due to our choice of having a picnic themed wedding breakfast.

While not everyone was thrilled with our choice and tried to make us pick something more “conventional”, we stuck to our guns and I’m so glad we did. Picnics were something that we both enjoyed doing and it was personal, relaxed and best of all it was original, unique and was really inexpensive.

After we had decided on the picnic theme, I scoured pinterest for some ideas. Immediately sitting on the floor was vetoed (although not by me) and we merged our favourite ideas and ended up with this…

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I am so proud of how it turned out. I spent hours scouring ebay and free sites to find enough picnic baskets and I spent even more hours wandering around shops searching for gingham table runners  but all of it was worth it in the end.  Continue reading “Our diy picnic themed wedding breakfast”

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We’ve moved to Germany!

So, while I had grand plans of writing on this blog every day when I first created this blog, but practically with just 2 months to the wedding it just didn’t happen. However now, we’ve been in Germany 2 weeks today(!) and things are settling down so I have more time to dedicate to this blog. Expect some travel posts, wedding recaps, crafty diy and some general observations of German life in future posts!

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Hello, there!

Hello,

I’m Jade and in 2 short months I will be marrying my boyfriend of 7 years, Luke. Our married life won’t be starting out like most newly weds as due to Luke’s job (army) we will be moving abroad to Germany for the next few years! We move just 3 days after the wedding! I’ll be using this blog to note our journey as well as our wedding, our future trips, diy and general life. So make sure you come back regularly!

Love, Jade