Archive for January, 2011

Addicted to Scarves

Monday, January 31st, 2011

In every season, on any given day I can be found wearing a scarf.

They keep me snug in the winter, and comfortable in the air-conditioned months…they match any outfit, and fit in any purse…they make the best travel companion, and the perfect souvenir…but best of all they fit any size, and any age. In short they’re perfection.

There are lots of different scarfs out there, and plenty of different ways to fold them, here are 3 of my trustworthy faves:

No. 1 We’ll call this fold the ‘loop-da-loop’ (because I don’t know the official name). This fold was all the range at the beginning off the 2000’s, and popular on both men and women. This fold works best on a thicker, chunkier scarfs, and ranks highest on the warmth scale!

No.2 This next one I’m naming the ‘cross-over knot’. This is a great fold for any scarf , but especially a thin pashmina type. Looks great with a little jacket, or even just a tee. Great for summer months.

No.3 This fold I named the ‘double decker’ because it’s basically just layering the ‘cross-over knot’ fold. This fold is fun to mix and match a couple of different coloured scarfs for different looks. It’s great for traveling… just keep adding more scarfs to depending how cold you are!

Here’s a quick how-to video:

click scarf folding ‘how-to’ to download

ps. song by the lovely mindy gledhill

Feminine Finds

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I love seeing a piece of jewelry that instantly reminds me of someone.  Without a doubt it is one of my favorite gift giving ideas.  These pretty finds from Charlotte Russe would make a perfect little gift, packaged in a brown box and adorned with a feminine bow.  For all under $10, I think we can pick up a few for ourselves too!

Time for Tea

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

In England the kettle is always on.  Traditionally named ‘tea time’, the pastime is now rather a Starbucks run while out along with endless drinks of coffee and tea at any given time, in every home across the country.  This ritual didn’t leave the blood when we came across the pond.  Whenever our family gets together the kettle is always put on at some point, no matter the season or event.

My drink of choice lately has been Twinnings of London herbal teas.  They are delicious, virtually calorie free and warm my bones!  Maybe someday I’ll go for afternoon tea at the Ritz in London, but for now I’m very happy with a cup of Twinning’s Lemon and Ginger with my friends and family.  I think I need one of these fun tea towels from HERE, which one should I get?  I can’t decide.

by Mr PS

by Little Mashers

by pintuck

Winter Wonderland Decorations

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

This year I dragged my feet at taking down my Christmas decorations; I was just too sad that my favorite season had come and gone, and here I was stuck in January, the cold, and long dark nights. While I was packing up my stock I decided that just because Christmas was over, winter was not, and I should bring what I adore about this season, the twinkly snow, inside to enjoy.

So here it is, my inside winter wonderland

Birthday Card Organizer

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Another one of my goals this year is to get family birthday cards to recipients on time!  Being one of 8 and the hubby being one of 9, I have been notoriously bad at this, especially to those across the pond. 

This pocket file found at the dollar aisle at Target is perfect to help me get organized.   With a tab for each month, my goal is to have cards written, addressed and stamped ready to go at least a month ahead.  Yea, I am loving this!