Nursery Chest of Drawers Makeover - A Spray Paint Tutorial.

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Hey lovelies, let me share my first ever furniture makeover project, a nursery chest of drawers!

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After making the 'Quick and Easy Baby Quilt' I was reminded just how much storage a baby needs.
...such a little person, so much kit and caboodle! 

I had just the perfect cupboard in mind for this project, but no idea how to go about 'upcycling' it (is that actually a word?!). And so I poured over every blog, pinterest post and youtube tutorial on painting furniture and then got stuck in...


Read on for my hints and tips, and before and after pics...

Quick and Easy Baby Quilt With Piping

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I've finally done it, I've made a quilt! Surely a milestone in every sewing journey.

I wanted to make something practical yet totally gorgeous for a very special couple who are expecting their first child, something precious which can become a family heirloom. And isn't this the cutest design? The piped edging creates such a neat and unusual finish yet it's the easiest quilt ever, perfect to make in an afternoon.
 
cheater quilt

How so quick you ask? Shhh...I'll let you into a secret, it's a 'cheater quilt'!

Read on for more confessions....

Super Easy Banana Drizzle Cake

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Brown bananas... you either love them or hate them. Me? No thanks! Well, not unless they're in a banana cake, and this is a super quick and easy one for using up over ripe bananas.

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Read on for recipe...

Depths of Perception: Ocean Waves 'Don't Run From It!'

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As I'm sat one cold and rainy afternoon, looking back at photographs from far flung and breathtakingly beautiful places, I say to myself "Why are you running from that sea?...embrace it!"

To be fair, part of the joy of the sea is movement. The constant ebb and flow of the waves makes us want to jump over the surf, dive in or just sit, watch and think.

This beautiful beach is on the southern coast of Barbados, where the ocean outshines the sky in the eye-wateringly blue stakes.

Submitted to the Depths of Perception: Ocean Waves Photoblog Contest run by Cruise.co.uk. Click through, join in, and show just how beautiful and diverse the ocean can be.

The Most Luscious Lip Balm...Ever!

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If you're from the US, then you're probably thinking I'm a little late to the eos lip balm party....but can I gatecrash please?!





These little spheres of moisture are super cute and the unique packaging design is certainly quirky. Twist open the little ball to reveal a dome of lip balm, and just slick over lips to hydrate and moisturise.

EOS lip balms aren't readily available in the UK yet, so I was lucky to get mine as a present... thank you Mr Wag Doll'ette! But they are available online priced £3.99, a total bargain!

Available in a number of flavours, this one is strawberry sorbet and has a mild scent and taste of summer strawberries. Best of all eos lip balms are 100% natural, petroleum and paraben free, made from organic soothing shea butter and jojoba oil with added vitamin E. The balm has a lightweight non-greasy formula which leaves lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

I've been trying to think what they remind me of, and then I remembered ...Weebles! A blast from my childhood past "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down". Which made me smile...and not a cracked lip in sight!