i’m wearing the smile you gave me.

Oh, you LOT! You goooorgeous lot with your goooorgeous messages after reading my latest blog post.

This has been an enormous and difficult decision for me and your compliments, words of encouragement, thanks and general fabulousness (it IS a word) make everything just a whole lot easier.

Thanks to everyone who has ordered today.  I am sorry if you tried to order and couldn’t! My poor ole website almost buckled under the pressure this morning but it’s all good again now.


Thanks for the love.  I’m lovin’ right back.

we are going fishing. kinda.

My little business is approaching it’s 8th birthday which is a fabulous achievement and one I am terribly proud of. Sadly though, I have decided it’s time to close the shop doors.gone fishing sign blogconciergepreferredcom(2)That said, I’m not shutting down the business altogether.  Rather, I am popping up the “gone fishing” sign on the front door and taking a hiatus to clear some space, both literally and metaphorically, for new ideas and inspiration.  I am excited about this new phase and can’t wait to see what bubbles to the surface.

On top of that, my firstborn is somehow about to hit double digits in age, my “middle sized” is also approaching his very own 8th birthday and my baby starts school next year.  It’s cliché but their childhoods are over in the blink of an eye and I want to savour every spare second with my boys that I can.


Once the shop closes at the end of this month, you can still find me here at my blog.  I am hoping I will now have some time to indulge in writing and I will never, ever stop photographing and instagramming (not sure if that’s an actual word) my way through life.

The super exciting news for you is that I’m clearing ALL the stock with 25-50% off everything right now.  So help a sister out and start shopping peeps!

In closing I really wanted to say a huge and very sincere thank you for your support and for being a loyal customer or follower.

Thanks a million.  And watch this space.
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back to school organisation

OK, we have all made it half way through the school year but, if you are anything like me, the wheels are starting to fall off our ‘systems’ that help ensure our three little ones get to school and daycare each day.

So I thought it timely to share (again) this fab post from The Organised Housewife.  What’s your best tip to keep your kids organised during the school term?

back to school


creative kids – eggy inspiration

The GORGEOUS Ella’s Inspiration blog is in Swedish*, but that’s hardly important when we can look at all the pretty pictures!  Check out these fab eggy ideas – party eggs, royal eggs and egg place cards.  All fabulous inspiration no matter what your plans for the Easter break.

king eggs party eggs egg place card

Happy egg painting peeps. x

* There is a ‘translate’ option on the blog