Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Currently loving...October edition

Happy Halloween!  I'm not going to a party, but I can't wait to get home and cuddle up with a scary film.  Possibly one like I have seen it so many times and love it!  I'm not a massive fan of all the new horror ones...I much prefer the older ones from the 90's and 80's.

This month has flown by, and here is a recap of what I'm currently loving:

Reading... Between the Lines: My Autobiography by Victoria Pendleton.  To be honest I'm trying to relive the magic of the Olympics, and she is such an inspirational woman that I couldn't resist buying this book. 

Watching... so much (probably too much TV some would say...)  Loving the return of Gossip Girl, although it's just not as good as it once it's probably a good thing that this is the last series.  Fringe is also one of my favourites, I love having Pacey back on my TV! amazing is Homeland??

Buying... On the lookout for gifts for my bridesmaids, best man and ushers.  Any ideas will be gratefully received!

Loving... Homeland. Have I not mentioned this enough yet?

Wanting... a red coat for winter!


Monday, 29 October 2012

Pinterest loves #3

What better way to kick start a Monday morning than looking through all the fantastic and inspirational pictures on Pinterest?

So here are my latest Pinterest loves....

~  I've always dreamed of having a kitchen island...and this one is so cute...

~  A red coat is ideal for snowy winter days...I've yet to find my perfect one...

~  YES

~  I can't wait to try this recipe!

~  Adore this vintage style ponytail...

Did everyone have a nice weekend?  With around 3 and a half weeks to go before I get married, I'm looking forward to having my weekend time back and not having to constantly be doing wedding related stuff!


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

If I were...

I saw this cute little tag post on Lauren's lovely blog and really wanted to join in! 

By the way, if you haven't seen Lauren's Belle Du Brighton blog yet head over and check it out.  She's gorgeous, and also getting married in November like me...a week before I do!

If I were a gemstone, I'd be a Sapphire
If I were a scent, I'd be freshly baked bread
If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be leopard print pumps
If I were the weather, I'd be a snowy day

If I were a facial expression, I'd be smiling
If I were a car, I'd be a mini cooper
If I were a time of day, I'd be 8 o'clock in the night
If I were a month, I'd be December

If I were a place, I'd be the city of Bath
If I were a liquid, I'd be a cup of chai tea
If I were a taste, I'd be cinnamon
If I were a sea animal, I'd be a dolphin

If I were a food, I'd be Thai green curry, yum!
If I were a colour, I'd be navy blue
If I were a musical instrument, I'd be a piano
If I were a flower, I'd be a daffodil

                                                                   (all pics via pinterest)

If I were a song, I'd be Sweet Disposition
If I were a planet, I'd be Mars.
If I were an object, I'd be a soft comfy blanket
If I were a fruit, I'd be strawberries
If I were a sound, I'd be the kettle brewing
If I were a day of the week, I'd be Friday

Feel free to join in the tag, and if you do let me know...I'd love to read them!


Monday, 22 October 2012

my instagram life

How was everybody's weekend?  I made the most of my time off by shopping for bits and bobs for my wedding, so a very productive weekend.  With just under 5 weeks to go I feel a bit more on track now....just!

My amazing work friends also threw me a bit of a surprise 'hen' party on the Friday night.  I was so touched that they went to so much effort! 

Here are a few little pics of my weekend via instagram

(instagram name: angie_peanuts_pearls)

                                       ~  amazing cupcakes for my surprise hen party

                                     ~ mini vodka watermelon jelly - perfect for a party

~ shopping, shopping, shopping all weekend...and getting distracted by the gorgeous christmas decorations in John Lewis...

~ time for lunch!  unfortunately it was not as tasty as it looked.  I had a hot chocolate and chocolate ice cream to make up for the disappointment!


Friday, 19 October 2012

Friday Fancies: Halloween!

Halloween is fast approaching, and I've started to think about what outfit I would love to wear for fancy dress.  Thanks to Long Distance Loving's blog, I've been able to create my fun, party inspired outfit!

I've gone for a feline inspired look, with lots of sequins to get me in the party mood...

Halloween inspired outfit

What will you be wearing this Halloween?  I'm getting very excited now, I can't wait to curl up with a blanket and watch some scary movies!


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Pinterest loves #2

It's a perfectly crisp and cold day today, so in celebration of that I've been admiring a variety of winter fashion, warm recipes and many other cosy things via pinterest

Here are just a few of my favourites:

~  all you need for a cosy night in...a warm jumper and a cuppa tea

~  this amazing hot chocolate with heart shaped cream on top

~  cashew, coconut and pumpkin curry - yum!

~  a cute beanie hat, essential for colder days

~ last but not least, Carey Mulligan in a still from The Great Gatsby.  I am so excited for this film!

What are you loving this week?

Monday, 15 October 2012

my instagram life

I've just realised that I haven't done an instagram post in a couple of weeks now, so it's time to catch up on what I've been up to over the last couple of weeks!

                                       (instagram name: angie_peanuts_pearls)

~ enjoying a chai tea latte in Marks & Spencers - delicious!

~ a healthy breakfast of porridge, strawberries and green tea.  Perfect for a cold, autumn day.

~ the comfiest fluffiest socks in the world!

~  enjoying the latest Marie Claire with some cheeky Reese's Pieces

~  T made us fish pie last night....with love....

~ devouring the pie on a Sunday night with Strictly Come Dancing on the TV - bliss!


Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday Fancies: leaf love!

I personally love this time of year when all the leaves are turning from gorgeous green to a more rustic orange and brown, so this week's Friday Fancies plays perfectly with autumnal colours.  If you are ever in doubt when looking for an autumn outfit, you can't go wrong when sticking to these shades!

Leaf love outfit for an autumn day

I've chosen all my items from Dorothy Perkins, it's such a fantastic high street shop and very affordable as well.  Actually, looking at this outfit makes me want to go and buy these items immediately!

What is everyone up to this weekend?  I'm especially excited because my bridesmaids are having their first dress fitting tomorrow, I can't wait to see them in their lovely dresses!


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Wise words....

On this rainy cold Thursday afternoon, I came across a cute little picture which sums up my mood perfectly today. 

More of this please!


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Wedding Wednesday: cakes

In honour of blog post number 100, I thought I would share my favourite topics when discussing weddings....the dessert of course!

I'm not really a fan of the more traditional ones such as a fruit cake, so we were looking for something a little bit different.  Thanks to Pinterest, there are many options to admire and choose from.  I'm definitely drawn a cake with a rustic or vintage feel, so here are my favourites:

~ I adore the flowers on this cake, and of course the cute cake topping!

~  Another beautiful cake with flowers, this time on a rustic wooden bark as a cake stand - great idea!

~  This vintage lace one is just beautiful...almost too good to eat!

~ As I am having a winter wedding, this one would be perfect...

~  Or we could go for something different these cute cupcakes

~  ...or even a plateful of macaroons!

If you're married, what did you have at your wedding?  And if you're getting married and don't fancy a fruit cake, what other options are you looking at?

I'm hungry now just looking at this post!  Here's to 100 more blog posts, enjoy!


Friday, 5 October 2012

Friday Fancies: fashion shades of grey

We're going monotone crazy over at Long Distance Loving's blog today! 

I have gone with gorgeous grey tones for my Friday fancies this week, as you can quite literally combine so many different shades of grey! Now this colour might not be the obvious choice for many people, but I for one, love it.

From the classic converse cosy knitwear....through to nail can mix and match so many different items together.

Fashion shades of grey

What is everyone up to this weekend?  I'm having my hair trial for the wedding, and we might be potentially booking our honeymoon trip....fingers crossed!


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Pinterest loves #1

What better way to start a Wednesday than looking through some inspirational images via Pinterest.  From recipes, to hairstyles, to fashion and style...there are so many amazing pictures to look through!

Here are just a few of my current favourites:

~ Avocado and goat's cheese and lime on toast...YUM!

~ Peach and peppermint tea

~ Blake Lively's engagement!

~ a perfect outfit for a cold day

~ indeed