Coveting: Autumn Delights

I’m coveting Autumn big style this year and I can’t wait to treat myself to a few bits and pieces to celebrate. Here’s a mighty fine selection of toasty clothing and wares that make up my ideal Autumnal shopping spree if money were no option!

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Fair Isle Hat (£29.99) from Boden | Marbles Stitch Mug (£3.50) from John Lewis | Tinted Lip Balm (£12) from The Future Kept | Lotta Dress (£112.50) from Toast | Golden Thyme Candle (£35) from Present-London | Heartleap by Vashti Bunyan (£9.64) from Amazon | Festive Socks (£25) from Boden | Honeycomb Throw (£59.99) from The Future Kept |Notebook Set (£11.75) from SMUG | Card Holder (£15) from Boden |Brrr Tote Bag (£13) from Alphabet Bags | Loafers (£59.99) from Lotus

What are you coveting this Autumn?

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5 Positive Things To Do This Week #105

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  • High five someone every day this week.
  • Make a big batch of soup.
  • Give someone a piggyback ride (and ask for one too).
  • Go for an early morning walk by yourself.
  • Find a photo booth and get your picture taken with someone special
  • Brew up and see my previous 5 Positive Things To Do posts here.

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    At Home: Sleep and Alaskan Log Cabins

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    When I’m struggling to sleep at night I imagine myself falling asleep somewhere peaceful, to bring me comfort. For the past 3-4  months I’ve imagined snoozing in a grand lighthouse, curled up in a cosy Alaskan log cabin, and on a boat in the middle of a calm ocean. No white sandy beaches here.

    I’ve been keeping note of my sleeping behaviour lately, thanks to M&S, who challenged me to try their Sleep Well bedding range made from a new fibre called TENCEL® designed to aid better sleep. Quality of snooze is what I’ve been lacking, and besides my Alaskan log cabin, I was willing to try anything. The result?

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    november3 november4 november2 november6 november5Duvet, pillows, white bedding, candle, diffuser and journal c/o M&S

    Prior to using the bedding, I had on average 3 nights of disturbed sleep (sometimes more) a week. After using the bedding since September, I’ve only had trouble sleeping once or twice, mainly due to being ill.

    There could be other reasons why I’m sleeping better besides the silky smooth temperature regulated bedding; we’ve now settled into our new house (house buying stress over) and I’m working a lot, therefore feeling shattered pretty much always. Whatever the reason, I’m grateful.

    If you’re interested, TENCEL® is also static free, it naturally absorbs moisture and quickly releases it again, it has a reduced bacterial growth, including no habitat for mites, it prevents mould and is environmentally friendly (low environmental impact during production). It’s magic, my friends. Magic.

    Disclosure: Collaboration with M&S

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    Tote of the Week: Trick or Treat Halloween Bag by Hannah Stevens

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    I have super fond memories of Halloween. That’s right, not just fond, SUPER fond. We didn’t wear fancy costumes due to lack of funds, only black bin bags fashioned into witches outfits, but our Halloween spirit was with us in force.

    We went trick or treating only on the roads and streets we knew well, and told each other ghost stories whilst making witch-like cackling noises (I’m a pro to this day). It was fun, harmless and celebratory of all things dark and mysterious and I loved it.

    So naturally I chose this tote bag by Hannah Stevens as my tote of the week; what a perfect bag it would make for the kiddos on Halloween night.

    P.S Can you believe it’s almost November?!

    P.S On the hunt for a new tote bag? Take a look through my previous tote bags featured.

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    Lately: Weekend Walks and Home

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    On Sunday afternoon we chose to grab some fresh air and explore the public footpaths near our new home. We both seem to be working our asses off lately so having the chance to have a few hours off, with no plan, felt great – and on our doorstep too. When we returned from our little ramble we managed to have some quiet moments at home, and a hot chocolate too (with marshmallows). Now I can’t complain can I?

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    Reading, painting nails and watching TV is a luxury at the moment (moaning again), nevertheless I managed to read a couple of articles in Kinfolk magazine. Lena Dunham’s new book is next…

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    Walks in the woods just 5 mins from our house – yay!

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    Derelict mills and tree-filled chimney pots!

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    One craft at a time! I’ve decided if I’m going to get crafty again (which I am) then I need to start one project at a time. First up, very simple friendship bracelets for November. Hello Liberty fabric!

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    Dr Who is on our doorstep!

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    I picked up a selection of The New Yorker postcards at our local antiques centre. I can’t wait to frame the taxi one for my sister who was married there.

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    Oo-er missus!

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    Possibly the cutest barge and mooring building I’ve ever seen.

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    The new colour in our bedroom! We still need to correct a few mistakes with white paint (the masking tape didn’t work well) but I’m so happy with this hue!

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    If you’re looking for interior inspiration don’t forget to check out the Most Wanted blog. Here’s a few posts I’ve written for them lately: Throws and Blankets, Stylish Serveware, John Lewis House Range, Fireside Accessories, Mary Berry Kitchen Range, Marvellous Marble and Top 10 Wall Clocks. Enjoy!

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    So there you have it, what have you been up to lately?

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    5 Positive Things To Do This Week #104

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    • Plan a Halloween film night with your favourite people.
    • Check out any free activities that are happening in your local area.
    • Dedicate one night this week to reading a new book and eating your favourite evening snack.
    • Play Cards Against Humanity and laugh until your sides split!
    • Start rustling up photographs you have taken this year and think about getting them framed as thoughtful gifts for Christmas.

    Brew up and see my previous 5 Positive Things To Do posts here.

     

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