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DIY Time: Homey Home Earring Holder

Here is a random fact: I absolutely adore house shaped things, as you can see from this adorable set of little wooden houses I have by Suzy Ultman - so cute! After falling in love with this tiny city, I thought to myself wouldn't it be great to do a DIY that incorporated the shape that I have come to love, but was also functional too. As I was brainstorming ideas I first thought about creating a tiny pinboard, however soon realised that pinboards are big for a reason, and a pinboard that only held two things wasn't exactly useful. So, that idea was scrapped. I wanted my tiny house to be able to display things & get a job done, and then suddenly it dawned on me. No more lost earrings, no more rogue studs, an earring holder was exactly what I should make. And so here you have how to make your very own DIY Earring Holder. It's super easy, so let's get started with what you are going to need... 

Quotes Inspiring Me Right Now

I am always looking for new ways to get inspired and my latest discovery is the power of a good quote. Since this discovery, I have begun starting my days by reading quotes to get me motivated and in the right mindset for the day ahead. You might be thinking that sounds so cheesy & cliche because, quite frankly, it is, but if it works then who cares? As cheesy as it sounds, it is surprisingly effective. It is similar to the concept of reading positive affirmations, which is something that you might have come across - explaining and repeating positive statements about yourself & your life.  As people say if you tell someone something enough times they will begin to believe it, so why can't we use that in a positive way too. There is nothing wrong with a morning pep talk to get you going for a great day where you can face all the challenges thrown at you. Reading quotes refocuses me and today I thought I would share a few of my favourites and where I discover the quotes I love...

Style File: Spring Sisterhood

It feels like SO long since I shared any outfits with you guys, maybe just because it really has been quite a while. I feel like I have been in a bit of a fashion slump recently and have struggled with where to turn next. You know, just really lacking inspiration. Normally when this happens I go shopping to pick up some new pieces that I can pair with some old bits & bobs, and 'voila' I escape the rut - but not this time. Instead of shopping for new inspiration I have actually done the opposite & boy did it feel good. I had a big wardrobe clear out, found a few items that I had forgotten and scoured Pinterest for outfits that I could put together with what I already had. The result? No more fashion slump and this killer outfit. Yay for new approaches! 

Winter Boots Lovin'

It is now March and in the UK that means that last week the official first day of spring happened. Well, apparently. It actually couldn't have felt less like Spring had arrived, as we were deep in snow and battling minus temperatures... definitely not spring weather. Luckily, I hadn't yet broken out the denim jackets & pastel colours. Phew! In fact, instead I had made a new winter purchase that has proven to be perfect for our ongoing cold weather. Meet my new furry friends, the winter boots to trump all winter boots. You guessed it, it's Dr Martens time! 

March Goals

I know I'm going to sound like a broken record, but how where did February go? I feel like it sprinted past me calling goodbye as pranced into the sunset, and now here we are in March. Can you believe it! For me March is actually looking like it is going to be a really busy month with visiting friends, family birthday celebrations and getting stuff done. I'm really looking forward to it, but there are a few things that I want to do that I know will make it even better. Something that I really like to do is to set myself a few personal goals each month. It is a really great way to learn to 'seize the day' (as they say) & get stuff done. This month I seem to have a few more goals than usual and so I thought I'd share my ambitions with you in the hope that 1. you can hold me to them and 2. they inspire you to set yourself a few things to aim for this March. Let's reach for the stars people! Or at least to a notepad to begin planning what we want to achieve...