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‘I like’ Friday

Here are some things I am liking this fine Friday – I have been using smoked paprika a lot in recipes lately and I love to put it on fries, especially with an egg. Yums! Zines and handmade books  are the subject of a new Creative Bug class which has totally made me want to make a zine or two.  I have been making sketchbooks lately and the zine format is very appealing. The book I am now reading is Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and I am enjoying it so far.  I started a couple of books which I gave up on, but I think this one is a winner. Neocolor II crayons are my art supply of the moment.  I used water soluble crayons in art collage about a hundred years ago but I have not revisited them until very recently.  I have a handful of colours and I love to use them with a little water or gesso to spread them around. Handmade jewels used to be something I made all …

Weekly photos 2017 17/52

One photo this week! I can’t believe I have not taken any pictures apart from photos of stuff for the 100 day project to post on Instagram.  I clearly need to get out more! I took this very bad shot because I am having my hair cut this week and I have decided to get lots chopped off.  Not super short but most likely jaw length, maybe a little longer.  So I thought I would have a look at how it looks now before the cut! I never ever ever wear it down because it gets in the way and I will tie it up within minutes and I am not sure about the long grey hair look for me.  The grey hair in a ponytail or wrapped into a mini bun I like, but I want something different, so that means a few inches off. I can’t believe I have kept it long for such a long time, I usually grow it down to about shoulder length then get it cut short then grow …

‘I Like’ Friday. The natural grey edition.

I decided to grow out my grey a couple of years ago, inspired by a good friend of mine who has the most gorgeous grey hair.  I was pushed to bite the bullet when some online friends decided they were going to embark on the same ship.  We pushed off and ditched the dye. I wrote a post when I started my journey here and I updated as I sailed along and I landed on grey hair island happy as a clam. Even though growing out hideous roots is an aesthetically painful process, best bet is to avoid mirrors and heaven forbid, no photos!  There is one photo of me at a friend’s party and my hair looks just awful, but I was almost half way by that time, so I  looked away and carried on. As my hair grew, the red dye (what was I thinking) faded too, so the contrast became less.  I still wasn’t prepared for the final colour though.  What I wasn’t prepared for was how much I loved it.  My fabulous …

Taking Stock. March 2015.

It is time to take stock and answer a few fun one word questions as posed by Pip at Meet me at Mikes. Making : A crochet blanket, my first foray into crochet after my lesson with my friend’s Mum! Cooking : Blueberry muffins for breakfast. Drinking : Coffee with frothy milk. Reading: The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion Wanting: A thunderstorm – I like storms! Looking: Outside to see if the sun is coming out today (before the possible storm!). Playing: With letters and lettering. Deciding: What to do today in the middle of Spring Break. Wishing: There were a couple more hours in today. Enjoying: My new crochet skills and hoping they get better. Waiting: For my camera bag to arrive, so I can walk and snap. Liking: The new scents I am using to make solid perfume, all beachy and summer. Wondering: If anyone else will like the perfumes. Loving: Having the kids at home this week and the lovely late mornings. Pondering: What to have for dinner? Considering: A trip to …

Let the Sparkle out – Grey hair update

  I have done it, after a year of two, three and more tone hair, I have settled on a natural brown with some sparkly chunks. To be honest I didn’t see the very solid grey streak coming at all, even though the grey has always been more prominent at the front, usually from before a week after dyeing it, the glow would begin shining through.  I saw this as a bad thing and ended up dyeing my hair almost monthly,  sorry hair. I think the year it has taken has been a good thing in hindsight, getting used to the colour coming (or lack of it), then being more and more keen to see the natural end result.  If the decision was taken to stop dyeing and within a week or a month, everything was in it’s grey glory, I think the shock of the intense colour change might not be for the faint-hearted.  Even the peek within a couple of months can be quite alarming, but I think that is mainly because of …

What I am wearing today.

  The snow is almost all gone and the sun is out today, chilly but blue skies.  I’ll take it! We are almost at the end of National Blog Post Month and I have not missed a day, so proud! Today I had a little swing on the tyre at the end of the garden and thought I would share a little wintery outfit with you. Boots-DSW, Jeans-Goodwill, Jacket-Eye Candy Boutique

What I am wearing in the cold today.

  It has got cold this past couple of days, November has shown us a glimpse of winter and there is a rumour that it might snow on Saturday, how exciting!  I love snow, as long as I don’t have to go far. So, I have pulled out my trusty coat with the furry collar and cuffs, again.  Now, this smashing coat is a winter staple in my wardrobe and has been for fourteen, yes fourteen years!  Which tells you that it is a classic or that I have not moved on in the clothing department and I am still stuck in nineteen ninety somewhere. When I bought it, I was pregnant with my now thirteen year old and I had some jewels on sale at the local University student union.  I was no longer a student, but they had stalls every Friday, so one week I booked one and here I was.  I felt sick and pregnant and didn’t want to be there one tiny bit, but I had seen this coat in a …