cliche but fun things to do to beat your boredom & blog awards!

Monday, January 16, 2012
Beautiful watercolour paintings by Valerie Chua

♥ Make an artificial flower head wreath. Lauren did a beautiful tutorial here.
♥ Make a little garden. Head out to your nearest nursery and purchase some buds or seeds and get your green thumb on!
♥ Stay inside on a rainy day and watch Father of the Bride {just like I'm about to do}
♥ Try your hand at water colour painting. Look for inspiration from Peter Rabbit, Robert Best and Quiet Girl.
♥ Learn to read tea leaves and predict the future!
♥ Host a high tea. Make macaroons, use your best rose china, make pretty handmade invitations and wear your girliest frock and gloves.
♥ Get lost in an exciting book. I recommend Nicolas Sparks, C.S Lewis, Robert Louis Stevenson or Agatha Christie.
♥ Find a pen pal! Perhaps someone you have become good friends with over blogging. Make them feel special but making or purchasing pretty stationery and including little bits and bobs in the envelope. Perhaps a few scrap-booking stickers, some lace, glitter or pressed flowers. You can buy the sweetest stationery here.
♥ Make a floral suitcase or some handmade tea bags. You could travel and drink your tea in style.
♥ Buy a cork board and a few magazines and collage your dreams and inspirations. Hang it over your desk so you can look up at it every so often.

Lovely DIYs by Elsie.
Hello, dear bloggers! I've been a trifle busy lately which sort of explains the lack of exciting posts. I hope this one will make up for it though and give you something fun and inspiring to do. I promise I'll have another outfit post up by the end of the week. Onto other news, I've won two blog awards! The wonderful girls, Carina and  Emily passed the Versatile Blogger Award to me, thank you! So, the rules are as follows:

1.) Thank the person that nominated you, and give a shout out on your blog to them with a link to theirs. 
2.) Share 7 random facts about yourself. 
3.) Send the blog award to 15 other bloggers who's blog you love and appreciate, and let them know they won the award. 

Random Facts about moi:
I am a stickler for a clean room. I absolutely cannot function if my room is a mess. 
I have a severe phobia of cockroaches. Particularly flying ones. Ew!
I'm such a Grandma when it comes to interior decorating. I love antiques, doilys and floral quilts.
I love smells. Fresh baked cookies, clean sheets, new clothes...*sigh*
My favourite materialistic item is my bottle of Miss Dior Cherie
Handwritten snail mail is so much more special and exciting than emails
One day I want to own a little book-store like 'The Shop Around the Corner' in 'You've Got Mail' the movie.



beautiful watercolor ;)

Unknown said...

This is such a lovely post full of great ideas! Right now am simply itching to make a floral crown and head down to spotlight to get the materials! Also, I love the watercolours by Valerie Chua and of course Beatrix Potter gah!

I wish you could come round and have high tea with me hehe

xx Carina

Sophia Chidson said...

lovely post and such beautiful art!

Sophia X

Anonymous said...

Wonderful list and very cute pictures as always! This is such a beautiful blog.

Marta said...

Beautiful post. Love everything about your blog! :) xxx

Anonymous said...

Maria- i think I must tell you that Beatrix potter is my favourite author ( well her and Jane Austen sit equally in my heart) so I was exstatic to see Peter on your blog

Fabrizia Spinelli said...

Such a great post, I like it!!! The illustrations are simply great!

Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

Kyla said...

What a great post! I've actually been meaning to get some cork board above my desk for inspirations...And I love Valerie's illustration :)

Isabella said...

Aw, pez, ya just spoil me! This is so sweet! I also love the boredom busters. If I wasn't packing, I would so be doing something on this list! Can't wait to see you. xoxo

PuppyLovePrincess said...

what lovely ideas!

Charlotte said...

that watercolour is beautiful! i love it.
these ideas are so lovely... if only i had time to do such a nice things.

thank you for the award lovely! so nice of you.
now i have to go and think of some random facts.

my thrifty closet said...

what a sweet sweet post, your list of lovely things are what I would love to do too. The water color paintings are so beautiful.


Agnes Deer said...

Thanks so much for the nomination! Will do on my blog soon!

SomeoneLikeYou said...

You always conjure up the sweetest lists! Everything you've listed is something I'm pining over doing...after my midterms that is! Oh, I just wish I could get these dreadful things out of the way and carry on with all of the whimsical dreamings of life!

And thank you ever so much for the mention and tagging me! I'll be sure to fill out this lovely award soon sweet lady ❤

Shutterbug said...

there's lots of fun things to do on your list!

Chyrel Gomez said...

I'd love to own a book shop too. It's been a long time dream.

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

You've tagged me! You lovely lady :) I love your little facts, it's nice to find out some bits and pieces about you! When I first watched You've Got Mail I also decided I wanted my very own Shop Around the Corner! Thanks for those inspiring ideas too! xx

Ana Carneiro said...

I love that first watercolor painting! If there is one thing I'm not very good at, it is illustration, and so I admire it even more!

Great blog!
Follow each other?

kaila mo said...

aw i love your blog its so sweet, im really enjoying it! :):)
great post, i love this!! and i totally agree with the authors you choose, nicolas sparks is just wonderful, c.s. lewis=incredible and i really enjoy agatha christie, although i've never read anything by stevenson, i'll have to read one of his as it seems we have similar tastes :) whats your favorite by him?
and your flower head wreath is just beautiful! im hawaiian, and we call those "hakus"!! im going to have to make one now :)
really, wonderful blog!!

Unknown said...

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