Flickering!

I know this is the same item from my last post but I just had to share the video with you.

You can really see them flickering – I love them.

I’d love to know what you think.

Hayley x

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Who needs real candles!!

So my new favourite thing at the moment is LED flickering Tea Lights.

There’s no flame and no smoke which makes them a perfect and safe alternative to candles and tea lights.

The led tea lights shown below can be found at Hearts and Home and are only £3.95 for a pack of 4.

Set of 4 Flickering LED tea lights
Set of 4 Flickering LED tea lights

Here is an example of the LED lights being used in a cute tea light holder also available at Hearts and Home for only £7.99

Metal Heart Tea Light Candle Holder with Glass
Metal Heart Tea Light Candle Holder with Glass

Let me know what you think and I’d love to see some other designs of LED candles.

Thank you

Hayley x

Time To Get In The Garden!

As we all know the sun doesn’t usually hang around for long in this country, So we have to make the most of it.

Here are some garden planters, vintage and rustic wooden pots and quirky little ceramic pots.

My favourite is this one, it comes complete with a black chalk board on the side. Its just perfect for remembering what you have planted. If your anything like me you don’t have a clue about plants and you just pick the ones that look pretty, but if someone asks you what you’ve planted well … who knows right?

Problems solved with this pot 🙂

Rustic Plant Pot With Chalk Board
Rustic Plant Pot With Chalk Board

This pot is a little bit different, a ceramic pot in the style of a 2 drawer chest. Printed with a bohemian style pattern.

Ceramic Drawers Chest Pot
Ceramic Drawers Chest Pot

This one has a French feel, rustic double wooden planters with  French writing on the side.

Rustic Wooden Double Planter
Rustic Wooden Double Planter

I’m stocking up on pots and plants ready to have a beautiful floral garden this summer. You can also reuse old tubs, crates and pallets to plant different herbs, vegetables and pretty flowers.

Thank you for reading, now enjoy the sun before it disappears again.

Hayley x

Fabulous Florals!

Spring is in the air – Sun, Lambs, Easter and most importantly the flowers are out.

Here are some of my favorite florals for the home;

Pink Floral Gingham Metal Jug
   Pink Floral Gingham Metal Jug  http://www.heartsandhome.co.uk/pink-floral-gingham-metal-jug-443-p.asp
Blue Floral Gingham Metal Jug
Blue Floral Gingham Metal Jug http://www.heartsandhome.co.uk/blue-floral-gingham-metal-jug-448-p.asp
Handmade Cushion - Blue Floral http://www.heartsandhome.co.uk/handmade-cushion---blue-floral---shabby-chic-1101-p.asp
Handmade Cushion – Blue Floral
http://www.heartsandhome.co.uk/handmade-cushion—blue-floral—shabby-chic-1101-p.asp

All three of the above items can found at Hearts and Home.


I love the smell of spring and flowers (not so great if you get hay fever). But here are a couple of spring floral scented candles to give your home a fresh smell.

White Gardenia - Yankee Candle
White Gardenia – Yankee Candle
yankee-medium-jar-candle-lovely-kiku
Lovely Kiku Yankee candle

Yankee Candles are my favorite and my collection is forever growing.

I’ve found the best place for discounted and “Fragrance of the Month” candles to be Tempation Gifts.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my favorite florals, enjoy your Spring : )

Hayley x

Hand made decorations!

Decorate your home with a variety of different items that you probably already have lying around your house. Give them a new look and create something lovely and unique.

Teacup Candles

Candles are really easy to make (tutorials coming soon). This one is made from wax with a light honey colour and scented with vanilla. This particular one is a miniature bone china tea cup candle but you can use pretty much anything from mugs to jars and tins.

Handmade Miniature Teacup Candle - Vanilla Scented
Handmade Miniature Teacup Candle – Vanilla Scented – available to buy at Hearts and Home

Decorated Storage Jars

Use buttons, shells, material and lace to give old jam jars and storage jars a totally different look.

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Decorated Storage Jars DIY jar via photopin (license)

Painted Furniture

Give wooden items a lick of paint to change their look completely.

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Hand Painted Dressing Table Mirror

Hope this gives a little bit of inspiration, I will definitely be doing some candle making tutorials and when they weather is a little nicer, some painted furniture tips.

Hayley x

Sleepy Time!

I don’t know about you but I’m struggling today and all I want to do is curl up and go to bed.

How good do some of these look?

Neutral Bed Bedroom via photopin (license)
Neutral Bed
Bedroom via photopin (license)
Modern Bedroom Guest room at The Royal Palms, Fort Lauderdale via photopin (license)
Modern Bedroom
Guest room at The Royal Palms, Fort Lauderdale via photopin (license)
Target Duvet in Bedroom via photopin (license)
Target Duvet in Bedroom via photopin (license)
Vintage Duvet  via photopin (license)
Vintage Duvet
via photopin (license) 

Hayley x

Gorgeous Roses!

Ok, so slightly still in keeping with the Valentines Day theme but I received some really pretty flowers and it seems a shame to let them go to waste.

Here are some of my favorite rose photos. There’s nothing better than having fresh flowers in your home, they smell great and look wonderful.

These were my valentines flowers;

My Valentines Day Flower Bouquet
My Valentines Day Flower Bouquet

It doesn’t need to be valentines Day for you to have roses in your house, here are some bouquet inspirations.

Pink Roses Roses via photopin (license)
Pink Roses
Roses via photopin (license)
Vintage Pastel Roses La Petite Folie via photopin (license)
Vintage Pastel Roses
La Petite Folie via photopin (license)
Pinks Roses Sentimental Surprise Mother's Day Flowers via photopin (license)
Pinks Roses
Sentimental Surprise Mother’s Day Flowers via photopin (license)
Deep Red Bouquet  via photopin (license)
Deep Red Bouquet
via photopin (license)

Id love to see any of your flowers you have in your house at the moment? Please feel free to post and comment.

Hayley x

Last Minute Valentines Ideas!

Need some last minute Valentines Inspiration?

All of these ideas can be made and used in the home.

Love Heart Ice Cube All you need is... via photopin (license)
Love Heart Ice Cube
All you need is… via photopin (license)
Painted and Craved Heart Shaped Stones Hearts via photopin (license)
Painted and Carved Heart Shaped Stones
Hearts via photopin (license)

Metal molds for making heart shaped fried eggs.

Why not try not making heart shaped pancakes too : )

Fried Egg Moulds Heart-shaped eggs via photopin (license)
Fried Egg Moulds
Heart-shaped eggs via photopin (license) 

Ok so you probably couldn’t whip one of these up quickly but how pretty are these wicker hanging hearts?

Wicker Hearts and Roses Romantic white wicker heart and pink rose by @RGrayscreations liked by wickerparadise, visit our wicker furniture selection. via photopin (license)
Wicker Hearts and Roses
Romantic white wicker heart and pink rose by @RGrayscreations liked by wickerparadise, visit our wicker furniture selection. via photopin (license)

Cosy Fireplaces!

I don’t know about you but I’m getting fed up of this cold winter weather.

Here are some cosy fireplaces to help warm you up : )

Elegant Fireplace Embassy of Colombia Fireplace via photopin (license)
Elegant Fireplace
Embassy of Colombia Fireplace via photopin (license)
Farmhouse Fireplace with Original Seats Ireland-1 via photopin (license)
Farmhouse Fireplace with Original Seats
Ireland-1 via photopin (license)
Cute Shabby Chic Wood Burner lighting the woodburner via photopin (license)
Cute Shabby Chic Wood Burner
lighting the woodburner via photopin (license)

White Kitchen Inspiration

I love the island in the center of this kitchen. Great for extra storage and an alternative to a kitchen table.

White Style Kitchen (license)
White Style Kitchen
white kitchen via photopin (license) 

This is an idea for a much larger kitchen, with the breakfast bar and hanging storage.

Large White Kitchen  white black kitchen via photopin (license)
Large White Kitchen
white black kitchen via photopin (license)