Posted in Arts, kids

Creating London Colourful Terrace houses out of recycled milk cartons.

First things first, spend time collecting used milk and juice boxes, rinse out thoroughly leave to dry out for a day.

Select your choice of paint. I choses these Baker Ross Pastel Ready Mixed Paint for Kids. they are pastel colours good as a replica of the NW3 London postcode town houses.

Cover your work surface with bine liners or old newspapers, set aside some to place painted cartons to dry overnight. the boxed will require several coats of paint, I did 4 coats of paint.

Set painted cartons aside to dry. Once dry, use your white chalk pens to draw in the details. This next step dries up very quickly.

There you go, your houses are all set, Enjoy!

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Posted in Fashion & Styling

Hanging Picture frames

Trying to figure out what to do with framed pictures on your walls? How about these for a start. I found these images on Pinterest to give you some inspiration. I think they are great for sprucing up your homes and it shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve, so let’s give this one a go.

Image source Pinterest

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Posted in interior, living

Red Interior Mood Board

The meaning of red colour in interior design is huge, red being an ideal accent colour, bringing it brings vibrancy and attention to the eye. Red mixed in with vivid colours and prints translate effortlessly onto everything from frocks to furniture.

Visit my mood boards here Furnishful.co.uk for decorations add ons to your homes.

Posted in beauty

Ready for summer? My top 5 Exfoliating body scrubs

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub

St. Ives  From the UK’s #1 Scrub brand*, St Ives captures the secrets of naturally beautiful and healthy looking skin in this deep cleansing formula that gently exfoliates, removing dull, dead skin cells. £4.19

KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub 

Dermadoctor A body scrub with chemical and physical exfoliators that sweep away dry, rough bumps to reveal healthier looking skin that feels exceptionally smooth. £22.00

Redemption Body Scrub

Aesop A bracing blend of finely milled Pumice, Bamboo Stem and aromatic Pine Needle oil that sloughs away tired cells to leave skin polished and refreshed, perfectly prepared for hydration. £27.00

Scrub Scrub Scrub

Lush Polish up with this sweet blend of scrubby salts and cleansing charcoal. This body buffer carries a juicy, gummy candy scent, but with an exfoliating finish that helps smooth away flaky skin and restore softness to dry limbs. Grab a handful and gently scour your roughest bits, then wash away and let the light and bright berry-sweet scent lift your spirits throughout the day. £13.00

Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub

The Body Shop This exfoliating body scrub contains organic virgin coconut oil. It leaves skin soft and smooth.

  • Creamy body exfoliator
  • Smooths and refines
  • Rich, creamy, particle texture
  • Sweet, light coconut scent
  • Community Trade cold-pressed virgin coconut oil from Samoa, Polynesia £16.00
Posted in interior, living, reading

Extraordinary Interiors

Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors: Show-stopping looks for unique interiors.

Jane and Lucy start at the very beginning, taking the reader by the hand and offering sound advice on making the right style choices. They go on to discuss finding inspiration, analysing a space, choosing paint colours and wallpapers, arranging and styling furniture, finding the right lighting, showing off treasures and making style statements that will stop others in their tracks. Illustrated with real-life homes, Extraordinary Interiors helps the reader to navigate the sea of choices out there when it comes to decorating, all with a dash of humour and a light-hearted approach that makes interior decorating fun.

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Posted in Arts, crafts, school

Fondant Arts and Craft Turtle

What you need

  • White fondant
  • Food colouring, blue, red, yellow, green, black etc
  • Rolling pin
  • Cut your fondant into smaller balls.
  • kneed your food colouring into each ball, do as many colours as you would like.
  • Roll your blue into a log shape. (this is for the body and the legs). Then divide the feet and the body. create shapes.
  • Next mould the yellow for the body. (choose a colour you would prefer, it is up to you)
  • Roll out your black fondant and cut out some eye. Stick them on the head.
  • Then choose colours you would like to put on the back of the turtle and roll out a small piece, then cut out small circles.
  • Now stick the pieces on the back of the turtle.

Put aside to dry for an hour or more before picking up.

Posted in Fashion & Styling

Visit Highgate, London

Waterlow Park is a beautiful Tranquil, 12-hectare garden for walks & picnics, featuring city views, ponds & mature trees. Highgate Cemetery. The park was given to Highgate by politician Sir Sydney Waterlow in 1889 as ‘a garden for the gardenless’ and is set on a hillside with panoramic views out over London. Highgate Hill, Highgate, London N6 5HD

Highgate Cemetery, isn’t all about the graves and mausoleums, it has winding maze of trees, stunning architecture in the West Cemetery, Victorian fascination with the Egyptians resulted in the stunning Egyptian Avenue, as well as numerous impressive tombs and an impressive Lebanon Circle. Highgate Cemetery also has some celebrity residents, probably the most famous of which is Karl Marx.  Highgate Cemetery Swain’s Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ

Jacksons Lane Arts Centre Contemporary arts venue encompassing dance, circus and experimental theatre, with cafe and classes. this venue is really good for kids also. www.jacksonslane.org.uk 269A Archway Rd, Highgate, London N6 5AA

Where to eat

The Bull and Last 168 Highgate Rd, Highgate, London NW5 1QS www.thebullandlast.co.uk

Queens Wood Cafe 42 Muswell Hill Rd, Highgate, London N10 3JP www.queenswoodcafe.co.uk

Posted in school

Excellent activity for fine motor 3-4 year olds

This activity to work on pairing colours, numbers and mainly fine motor coordination. it seem easy and straight forward right?

1st get your child to practice gripping the Jumbo Easy Grip Plastic Tweezers. Then get them to Take the ball and put it in the corresponding colour pot, it is a very fun activity, it stimulates fine motor coordination, concentration, learning colours and it’s simple to do!

Have Fun learning.