Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Vintage Finds

I haven't shared some vintage finds for a while now. Lately I have been going op-shopping every Tuesday as I have a long list of things that I need to find for our wedding and engagement party, and I recently discovered that the city missions in Launceston have half price Tuesday for students. The last few times I've gone I haven't really found much, but today I came home with quite a few lovely things! 
The first items I found were some cute cake plates. I'm collecting these for the wedding and so pick up a few every time I need to make up $10 to use my card. I thought that this trio was very cute together.  

From the same op-shop I also picked up these lovely vintage badminton racquets. These were something on my list today and so I was very happy to find these five for just $1 each! 

Probably my favourite find of the day was this amazing picnic basket! It is such a good size and such good quality, and when I opened it up I was amazed to find all the plates and cutlery packaged nicely inside completely unused! This one was also a bargain at just $7. 

Also picked up this cute summer sundress for $2.50 (I really love student half price Tuesday!). What I love about this dress is that the skirt actually goes to my knees! I'm so over how short most dresses are at the moment are, so was very happy to find this gem.  

And lastly, I thought I would share some cute peachy fabric finds. I'm going to make the peach and white floral fabric into a dress, but am thinking of using the other fabric to make a vintage inspired skirt to wear now that the weather is getting a little hotter. 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Love Eat Make

LOVE | Last week I purchased myself some new Saltwater Sandals (something that has been on my wish list for ages!) I love them so much and already know I will be wearing them all summer long. I think they will make the perfect pair with some of the pretty summer dresses I plan on wearing this season!

EAT | Over the last couple of weeks I have been complaining about being hungry all of the time (I think it might be a side effect of some new medication I've started to take) and I found myself snacking multiple times during the day. I therefore decided to make some healthy coconut and date protein balls as they are full of lots of good things that really help to fill me up! They are actually delicious and taste like they are a bit of a treat even though they are really healthy. I used this thermomix recipe, but I'm sure they would still be easy enough to make without one.

MAKE | Now that uni is finished for the year I'm able to start planing our wedding. At the moment I'm working on an exciting wedding project that involves mint green paint. It has been a dream of mine for a while now to go to a paint shop and buy a pot of mint green paint and this coming Saturday that dream will come true! I don't know yet if I will share many of the wedding projects yet, as I want them to be a bit of a surprise for our wedding guests on the day. But I still like to keep you updated on some of the things that we will be working on and I will be sure to share most things after the wedding next year!