Friday 26 October 2012

TV - The Carrie Diaries Trailer

Sorry I've been away, busy bumblebee and not been feeling great. 

Just wanted to share this little TV series trailer with you all

The Carrie Diaries Trailer! The prequel to Sex in the City - should be fabulous fashion fun!

What are your thoughts? I am a massive Sex and the City fan and think only SJP can play Carrie but I'm kinda looking forward to the film, to see how it all started. This is based on the Carrie Diaries Book, has anyone read it?

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Wednesday Wishlist - 17th October

Realised I hadn't done a Wednesday wish list for quite a while, so thought I would just put one out there today. A Wednesday wishlist of fall items. It's getting cold and wet here in so it's got me thinking about nice big boots, warm woollen coats and cozy comfy sweaters. I decided to go for a mooch about online an do some window shopping of fun fall items I would love to have in my wardrobe at the moment!

So what do you think ladies, anything really grabbing your attention this fall season? Loving any of my picks? Any trend you cant wait to get your hands on?

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Cross-Jones Photography - Rob and James

Cross-Jones Photography got to go out again last week and do a little promo shoot with 2 local singers. Rob and James are a local musical due who wanted some images done for promotional purposes. So we wandered on down to the Bay and Jon got some awesome shots. Here are just 2, to see a few more check out the blog post please, and let us know what you think.

Monday 15 October 2012

Monday Mail - 15th October

Good Morning Ladies!! Can you believe its Monday again (or that its the middle of October for that matter!) So as my brain is probably sleepy, just like the rest of yours, I thought a quick and simple mail post may be in order. I am really enjoying being a member of swap-bot and have received another great selection of postcards and mail this past few weeks. Here are a few of them!
My fav ones have to be the vintage camera and typewriter cards, their just so cool!

Anyone else a big snail mail fan. I think its really nice to receive some proper letters in the post. To get to know other people all over the world. If you a fan too why not sign up to Swap-bot as well.

Don't forget to enter my Blog Birthday Giveaway or you'll miss out on the chance to win some designer sunglasses.

Sunday 14 October 2012

Sunday Catchup - 14th October

First up don't forget to enter my Blog Birthday Giveaway or you'll miss out on the chance to win some designer sunglasses.

Well I haven't actually taken many images on Instagram recently but here is some mandatory food images from the past week or so
left-right top to bottom
1. Breakfast at Cafe 31
2. Falafel salad with butternut squash couscous and yogurt dressing
3. Chocolate Brownie Tarts
4. Sunday Dinner at The Crofts Pub
5. Mega veggie pasta (eat that a lot last few weeks)
6. Burger and sides at Ed's Diner

So some non-instagram photos of the rest of my week then
I won a Cuisinart Soup Maker on Twitter!! Mental I know, but super exciting. Wanna check out my first recipe from it - Chicken and Red Pepper Soup it was yummy and so blinking easy to make!
 It was our little Fi's 40th Birthday so we held a 'Tash Tastic 70's party for her!
 I had a girly night out with my ladies Jac (above) and Rachel (below). Cocktails all round!

Links and Love:
Lots of writing and articles for you this week
1. A little article and review I did of Coco Before Chanel starring Audrey Tautou, and Surrogates with Bruce Willis. Please check them out and tell me what you think.
2. I wrote a few gift lists (as Christmas is coming) that I know a few of you will be interested in: 50 Shade of Grey Gifts, Other Books for a Hunger Games Fan, Gifts for Book Worms and Brilliant Gifts for Bakers - I promise you they will give you lots of good ideas.
3. A wrote a slightly more serious piece on Household Budgeting and How to Save Money - helpful if you need to cut back ready for christmas.
4. My article for The Bay Magazine this month turned out awesome! Want some winter coat and boot ideas look no further, I found the cutest and hottest on the market!
5. And something fun for Halloween - Simple Halloween Crafting Ideas - and a great use for pumpkin flesh - DIY Natural Pumpkin Face Mask

Saturday 13 October 2012

A Crafty Interlude - ATC's

 I've been getting nice and crafty recently, thanks to my Swap-bot membership. I signed up to a few ATC (Artist Trading Cards) swaps after discovering them a few months back. You more or less do a themed piece of art or craft on a small piece of card, usually the size of a playing card and then you trade it with someone else. So my little collection of other peoples ATC's is slowly growing, and I love every little piece of art I receive from other people.

So I thought I would show you a few of the cards I made last week to send to other ATC makers all over the world. I'm a collager, as in I like to collage. Lots of papers, stickers, ribbons and little bits and bobs, so that is usually what my cards are made with. I always use real playing cards as my base and tear off a corner so the card suit shows, I just like them that way!

I set up a ribbon ATC swap, so all the cards made had to have a ribbon it. The 3 below were all made for that swap
 Vintage waterski image, with ribbon layered to look like waves
 This swap partner was a massive winnie the pooh fan - so I kinda went a little Winnie mad!
This one uses a great piece of vintage ribbon I was sent and a sticker from BB's Cupcakes
The theme of this was to use a stamp with a building on it! Turned out I had quite a few
The theme for this was to use my favourite stamp - I loved this frog stamp so much!
A Paris themed card - thought my fav French actress Audrey Tautou would be a good idea
 And lastly a London themed card, hehe, like the rain and the teacup?

Is anyone else into ATC's or getting crafty in general?

Don't forget to enter my Blog Birthday Giveaway or you'll miss out on the chance to win some designer sunglasses.

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Music - Adele, 'Skyfall'

Thought you may all fancy a change from the usual fashion posts so here is a bit of music for you - an awesome bit of music that I was super excited to hear.

Adele's new Bond track for the film Skyfall. Please have a listen to it all, it is really beautiful and a prefect Bond theme tune. 

So what do you think of it? Like it? I love it!
What is your favourite Bond theme tune of all time?
Are you a Bond fan in general?

I really like them even though they are completely cheesy at times. I love Octapussy, although Pierce is my fav bond!
Here is the trailer for the new Skyfall film as a little teaser for you!

 Hope you like it and look forward to seeing it!

Saturday 6 October 2012

Blog Birthday Giveaway

My little old blog is 3 today! Yep 3 years ago today I posted my very first blog post, you can see it here, it was all about Etsy Finds - still a popular topic with me! I honestly can't believe that I have stuck it out so long, but I have made some great online friends, meet lots of lovely people and just loved every minute of it. Plus I'm pretty sure that I will make it another 3 years, as I have no intention of leaving any time soon.

Winning the Wales Lifestyle Blog of the Year 2012 has also shown me that I am obviously doing something right. And that you guys, my readers actually enjoy my little corner of the internet. So as a big thank you to all you guys, whether you have been with me from the start (I know a few of you have) or are one of my newer readers, I am hosting a little giveaway with one of my long term sponsors

Up for grabs is a pair of sunglasses. Yes ok I know its winter coming, and shades probably aren't the first thing on your mind, but the winter can still be bright sometimes, especially glare when your driving. So I have teamed up with Sunglasses Shop to bring you some of the hottest styles for this winter. There are 4 pairs to choose from. 

So ladies (and gents!) all you have to do is be a follower of my blog (via GFC) and leave me a comment saying which of the pairs of glasses above you would like to win? Tell me why you like them, or how you would style them, anything about them. 
Plus follow me on Facebook or Twitter for an extra entry. 
You can put it all in one comment and leave me your email so I can get hold of you. 
Open internationally!

The giveaway will close on the 20th October and the winner will win which ever pair they chose!
Good luck!

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Cross-Jones Photography - Amy Packwood

Well me and Jon braved the weather last week to do another shoot with a great model - Amy Packwood or Miss Amie Belle, as she is also known. We got some beautiful shots out in the forest and in the gardens of a local manor house.

Here is just one shot from the set, you can see the rest on our photography blog - [Cross-Jones-Photography] Please check them out and tell us what you think!

If your interested in booking us for a shoot please feel free to get in touch via one of our blogs, email or Twitter @crossjonesphoto to discuss ideas.

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