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A Unicorn party to make the world go around

Have you noticed that Unicorn’s are everywhere? Not only are they so cute you want to meet one in the forest, you cannot step into a shop without seeing Unicorns wherever you look.

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I recently went on a Mummy and daughter Unicorn and Fairy spa day at The Beauty Temple in Nottingham, we both had such a good time. Unicorns and glitter as far as they eye could see. I am still finding glitter in my car weeks later.

Our Unicorn spa day has inspired my little girl to want a Unicorn inspired 5th birthday party, how could I refuse I think I love Unicorns as much as she does.

I have decided to host a Unicorn tea party at our house for her and a few little friends. Think little sandwiches, the cutest unicorn cake pops, unicorn birthday cake, balloons, bunting and then crafting bits for the girls.

Unicorn party goodies

I was kindly sent some Unicorn cake pops from Yumbles an amazing online market place, that is home to small batch food and drinks producers. These cake pops were filled with delicious chocolate cake, they looked fabulous and tasted amazing. It was just a shame I had to share them with the kids, I could happily have eaten them all. I was slightly worried about how they would arrive, however I didn’t need to be as they were will packaged and all perfect.

I found some plastic unicorn shaped head bands that you use ribbon and crystals to decorate, each one of the kids will have one to decorate and then take home with them. The letter room has a gorgeous unicorn washi tape holder, which also holds the ribbon for the head bands. It’s great the girls were able to pull off an amount of ribbon or washi tape to use. It will also look great in her bedroom after, with either ribbon or as a jewellery holder.

My daughter loves to paint things, and I found little unicorn kits in the craft section at the range that can be painted. I thought these would double up as party bags as well as the head bands.

One thing my daughter spotted was the Aquabeads magical unicorn set,  she has been wanting these for so long and perfect for her birthday theme. I know she will have hours of fun with these. I’m looking froward to creating some cute unicorns with her. We haven’t used Aquabeads before so it will be something new we can try out together.

I actually bought the invites on ebay, I do love a personalised invite. Finding the perfect unicorn ones at such a reasonable price I couldn’t not order them for her. I then got the table cloth, cups, paper plates and party bags in my local home bargains. Nice and easy.

My little girl and her friends had a wonderful time. It was fun to see them enjoying it all of the unicorn things.

 

*I was kindly sent some items for my little girls birthday party. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Brick fire places using brick slips

I love a going to a traditional pub, open fire places, exposed brick work and a warm cosy feel. Over the years having exposed brick work within your own home has changed, it become popular to plaster over everything to make it look pristine.

Now, however it is becoming popular to add brick work into your home. Not only in older properties or for warehouse styled interiors but also in a more modern family home. I now know a few people that have had large extensions completed and had one wall what looks like an internal l brick wall. When in fact it is a brick tile or brick slip that are tiled onto the wall and looks just like an external brick look. It honestly looks fabulous.

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Feature Wall – brick slips

Feature Wall UK are a company that specialise in brick tiles, brick slips and stone veneers. I love the idea of having a log burner sat within a traditional looking chimney fire place, with exposed brick work. Using Feature Wall UK’s brick slips or tiles I can have that traditional look within a more modern house as their tiles are heat resistant, just perfect for a log burner.

It means you are able to build a chimney breast within your home using plaster boards and then use the brick or even stone slips to create something that looks fabulous but is also affordable.

The brick slips are not only suitable for in doors, but they are weather proof so they are perfect for outdoors. Many people are using them to add to the render on their homes, to add a little bit of extra design.

The brick slips are not only a cost effective way to add character to your home they are so lightweight and suitable for those who DIY lovers as they are easily fitted.

I love the idea of adding a more traditional brick slip to the back of a fire place for a log burner to sit in. It is definitely going onto my list of must haves for our forever home. What do you think to adding some brick slips to your home?

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Stylish skirting boards

I have recently been thinking more and more about what I want from our forever home. I know that when we find our forever home it will be something that will need renovating. With renovating a property comes time, money and a lot of patience. It doesn’t stop me dreaming about how I would like things to be. The kitchen, bathroom, garden, living room, children’s bedrooms, paint colours.

The more I see beautiful interior styles on various website, good home magazine (yes I subscribe) and in the large department stores, the more I start to think about the details. I know we don’t have our forever home yet, I don’t even know what the layout will be like. All I do know is that it will be in village location, miles away from the nearest town, just perfect.

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Stylish skirting boards

During one of my many forever home planning’s, I started to look at skirting boards. I think I had been to a friend’s old Edwardian house, which has skirting boards that must be almost a foot high. I then started to see different styles of skirting board everywhere.

Honestly, I had no idea that there are so many styles available. Skirting World specialise in skirting boards, architrave, window board they have a few different styles to choose from, plus they deliver all over the UK.

I really like the modern styles, they are like nothing I have seen before. Although very modern isn’t quite what I will be going for, they would look fabulous in the right places.

I think my favourite would be the heritage skirting board it really has that traditional feel that I love. My home will be quite traditional in style, I like older more vintage items of furniture. My dark wood dress and bureaux are among my favourite items. So opting for something that has that more traditional feel would suit what I have pictured for our home more.

The only thing for me about pretty skirting boards is that they take that bit more cleaning. I’m not the best cleaner in the world, but I think that using the right vacuum cleaning tools, I will be able to keep my skirting boards looking pristine all of the time.

What do you look for when choosing items for your home? Do you like something modern or do you prefer something more modern?

 

*this is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*