It’s been busy over here at Little Bird HQ – so busy, in fact, that I’ve missed Sunday Smiles for a few weeks. Bad Jen! But before you shake your fists in anger at my ineptitude, take a look at what’s making me smile today…
After Ayden’s post about strawberries a few weeks ago, I’ve been desperate to get to a Pick Your Own farm. We spotted one last week on our way to Saltaire so that’s on my ‘things to do in summer’ list. I couldn’t wait for strawberries though, so these are supermarket-bought.
I picked up these amazing rose print curtains from yesterday’s car boot for £2. They’re gorgeously light and airy but unfortunately, all our windows have blinds! I couldn’t resist them though, so I’m storing them away for our move to a bigger house.
I was devastated when a Boots employee told me they’d discontinued their Original Beauty Formula range (shallow? Moi?!) as the Damask Rose Skin Tonic worked wonders. Luckily I have a guy on the inside (my best friend, who works at Boots head office) who picked up the last two bottles in the staff shop for me. The Neal’s Yard moisturiser was free with Red magazine and has quickly become part of my daily skincare routine.
When I read this post on Pink Bow, one of my favourite blogs, I bookmarked it immediately. I’m building up a rather nice collection of vintage silk scarves, and they look simply fabulous popping out of this Chanel bag. The hook is also inspired by Pink Bow (well, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!) and was from BHS.
The Pimm’s and lemonade need no introduction – my ultimate summer drink, poured from a jug with all the trimmings. I bought the orchid from Sainsbury’s last summer for just £5. It started flowering again a few weeks ago and is now the most beautiful thing in the house (apart from the Mr, I should point out).
Speaking of the Mr, this is what’s making him smile. Yesterday we popped to our local music shop to buy guitar strings and picks and came home with an electric drumkit. The Mr has been positively depressed since he left his music room (complete with proper drum kit) at his parents’ house. Our spare room already houses his electric piano, numerous guitars, amps and a fine collection of harmonicas, but there was just enough room to squeeze the drums in. I haven’t seen him since we arrived home yesterday (only a slight exaggeration)!
So there we go, friends – lots of things to smile about this week, and I’m hoping even more to smile about next week. Will keep you in the loop. Anything making you smile today? Do tell.