Wednesday, 25 January 2012

moon river and me;

I am in love with this cover of one of my favourite songs, Moon River, by The Honey Trees.
 I learnt about this band via Elsie at A Beautiful Mess and ever since I first heard them I've decided that pretty much every song of theirs is super beautiful. If you haven't listened to them yet you definitely should! 

Sincerely, Alexa  ♥  

Monday, 23 January 2012

ten things i am loving;

I have a whole folder of goodies on my computer that I've saved 
because I have fallen in love with them, so I think it's really only fair that I share some 
of them with you in my very first "ten things I am loving" post:

 I am absolutely loving the fact that even here in Yorkshire we can see the Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis. They're pretty much the most amazing thing I've ever seen, but I still don't think it's quite the same as seeing them in Norway, so I'm definitely doing that before the end of the year too.
 c/o The Daily Mail

I have tattoo fever, they're just so addictive, and whilst I have decided to think long and hard before making a decision about another tattoo, these two peaches screaming inspiration. There are so many sweet bird tattoos about, and these two are just the tip of the iceberg.
The second is c/o flickr and the first I'm not sure where I found it so apologies for not crediting you if it's yours.

Isn't this bunting duvet cover gorgeous? I love all things bunting, and the colours on this are absolutely to die for. I'll definitely have to hunt this down come pay day - come on Friday!
c/o pinterest

I am in love with all things Pug related. I've finally persuaded my mother to let me have one, though I am pretty sure she knew about the hefty price tag that comes with these little darlings before she agreed, I best get saving! How handsome is the Pug puppy in the bow tie?! I need one of these little dears in my life.
Both photos c/o

Future home inspiration. I love everything about this desk, I have plans to frame so many beautiful things above my bed, I just need to get round to doing so.  I cannot wait to move into my own place - hopefully pretty soon, and to make it my own. 
I absolutely cannot get enough of this girl. Zooey Deschanel is  by far my favourite girl on television. If you've not managed to catch her show "New Girl" you can find every episode available on US television (even though they've not all been shown over here in the UK just yet) by clicking this link.  I am totally in love with this photograph too, isn't she a peach?
photo c/o

I love absolutely everything about this desk, I plan to frame so many beautiful pictures and put them above my bed!
C/O Pinterest

Lavender bags are back with a vengeance, and this is the perfect example. This lovely design from Julia Pott's etsy shop really makes a simple and outdated home accessory just that little bit extra special. My favourite part is the triangular mountain in the back ground. Simply gorgeous.

I have recently stumbled upon an absolutely fantastic stationary store online called Present & Correct. It stocks some super sweet stationary and typewriters. My two favourite items of the moment are these "know-it-all" pencils and the "starter typewriter". If you have a spare ten minutes you should be sure to check out the store by clicking here.

FINALLY, I have been lusting after this dress for some time for my birthday, unfortunately it was just too many penny's. Annoyingly two days before my birthday it went on sale! GRRRR. Luckily I have a pretty beautiful birthday dress!

Sincerely, Alexa  ♥  

Friday, 6 January 2012

twenty three before twenty four;

Hello there my little sparrows,

I have been persuaded that after such a long time of being completely useless with writing new posts, that I should start my blog back up, and what a perfect way to do so than this, my twenty three before twenty four list.

Twenty Three before Twenty Four:                                                                                         

1. save £100 per month  X
2. go swimming and lose one stone
3. travel
4. learn to drive X 
5. learn to knit 
6. blog more X
7. get  a new tattoo! X
8. be more outgoing - say yes more! X
9. send more letters and surprise packages X
10. lots more adventures, five a.m picnics, and midnight carousel rides
11. screen printing classes
12. be a better person - volunteer X
13. wear and buy more peter pan collars and sequins
14. go back to london or amsterdam or barcelona X 
15. be more tolerant
16. give up diet coke (again) X 
17. read more books
18. learn to embroider X
19. bike ride every other day
20. do a good deed a day - or at least try to X
21. use my degree - get out of retail and find something i love
22. make more clothes and bake more cakes
23. LOVE  ♥ X

I am super excited to be back blogging again and equally excited to complete this list, I have actually amazed myself and already ticked number seven off my list already (today!) and I am well on my way to doing numbers eight and twenty two as well. 

I promise to be much better at posting from now on - it's on the list!

                                                                                                         Sincerely, Alexa  ♥ 

P.S. Here's just a tiny peek at what I have been upto of late (since my last post in April) -

Said Goodbye to some of the best people I have EVER worked with.
GRADUATED with a 2:1!!!
Celebrated mine and Nicola's 23rd's in the Lake District with some beautiful people. 

Perfected rainbow cake and sold one for £50!

Received a FREE pair of gorgeous Vivienne Westwood Melissa's.
Skeleton Onesie

Am now the proud owner of this peach of a bike from Made.Com

Got some beautiful Birthday presents from my wonderful friends, including this watercolour
from Brionny via  Poppopportraits.
(I'm going to dedicate a full post to my gorgeous birthday presents shortly! I was truly spoiled!)
Got some lovely Christmas presents from my super generous friends! 
How amazing is this Port-a-Pug  again from Brionny.

Spent NYE 2012 at a super party with some gorgeous people! Check out this up and
coming photographer, Tom Bond's facebook, he's amazing and his little family are beautiful!

Created my own glitter brogue boots after being inspired by Elsie over at A Beautiful Mess.

On a spur of the moment got a tattoo today.
It's something I have wanted for a while now and I love it!
Shhh! Don't tell my Mother!!

Sincerely, Alexa