Thursday, 27 August 2015

A Very Parisian #PaperHaul!

Disclaimer: I purchased this box using the #paperhaul blogger discount - all opinions are my own.

I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting this month's #paperhaul theme to be, but I am sure that I was pleasantly surprised to open the box and discover a selection of French-themed treats!

The first thing I saw when I opened this month's box was the set of three cute illustrated gift tags, closely followed by sheets of 'Bonjour!' note paper. Alongside these is a selection of cards, postcards, stickers, craft papers and of course a roll of washi tape, this time around featuring a heart print. This month there's even a pretty craft paper patterned with pastel macarons - a definite blogger favourite!

August's matching stickers and notecards feature an incredibly simple design which I really love. The matte pastel backgrounds are adorned with bonjour, merci and oui written in a typewriter-style font - all perfect for a little bit of snail mail!

My other favourite item from this month's box would have to be the beautiful illustrated card (pictured below), a grey-toned image with an added pop of colour thanks to the red chimneys. Although this would make a lovely card for a friend or family member, I also think it would look lovely framed and hung on the wall.

If you're interested in treating yourself to the next #paperhaul box you can sign up over at Crafty Creatives for just £10 per month.

Don't forget to catch up on my review of last month's box which was under-the-sea themed!

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Friday, 14 August 2015

Pretty Little Liars Recap: S6E10 'Game Over, Charles' *Contains Spoilers*

Welcome to my final PLL recap for season 6A which concluded with the answer-filled episode titled 'Game Over, Charles'. As always spoilers are after the jump... please don't read on if you haven't heard who A is yet!


Monday, 10 August 2015

Essex Walks (Revisited) - Steeples In The Summer

essex walks steeples in summer

Although I have been out on a few walking adventures I haven't shared any Essex Walks posts for a little while... not since I last visited Steeples back in January! At the time I wrote about how much I enjoyed this particular route and how I would love to revisit once the weather had improved. Last weekend I did just that!

The atmosphere was very different on a bright summer day, although excluding the area right by the holiday park, there still wasn't many people to be seen. Whilst I loved how my previous photographs turned out due to the colours cast by the foggy sky, on this visit I was able to clearly see Osea Island across the water as more than just a blur in the distance. This time round the flowers were also in full bloom, lining the path along the sea wall with colour.

On my second visit to Steeples I got a chance to stop and sit by the water for a while, watching the boats and wildlife - definitely an improvement on walking through the mud, bundled up and shivering. It's easy to forget just how cold it was back at the beginning of the year!

You can find out more about this walk including a map and directions on the Essex Walks website.

Click here to catch up on my last Essex Walks post!

essex walks steeples in summer
essex walks steeples in summer

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Pretty Little Liars Recap: S6E9 'Last Dance' *Contains Spoilers*

It's PLL time once again, and this week I'm taking a closer look at the penultimate episode of the summer season 'Last Dance'. You know the drill... spoilers are after the jump!

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