Wednesday, 28 December 2011

7 :2 A Slight Obsession With Peach Maxi Skirts - I'm Taking my Mind From the Fact I am Going to be Frightened to Death This Eve.


- There is just something about the billowing of fabric around your legs as you walk, the elegance of the flowing material.

- I love wearing maxi skirts - even in the winter - I love it so much because when it is so cold I can put leggings on underneath, and no one knows!

- My boyfriend (who refers to my taste in fashion as 'hobo') HATES with a passion my collection of  long skirts.


- I can't help it though, I love how demure, and how unrevealing they are.

- Perhaps I was born in the wrong time era. . . or maybe I should be Amish. . but I'm going to continue to wear my skirts!


- I think long gone are the days where long skirts were simply for the frumpy, high fashion breathes longer hemlines and everyday outfits should be able to carry off such a simple statement.

- This current obsession began with the first image, which I found on tumblr - I just loved the swathes of peachy fabric against the sharp black blazer. . . So now I am in search of a peachy skirt - but it must be just right, tight maxi skirts are perhaps (along with being a MAJOR throwback of the 90's) the
most unflattering things known to man.

- I think it is a common view that only tall people can wear maxi skirts, is it not? For fear of the shorter among us becoming swallowed in the long hemlines - I don't have this problem, being the giant I am! - but I don't believe it is exactly true (google the Olsen twins, they are teeny-tiny and wear long hems all the time. . they look stunning doing so).

- On most occasions I listen to the man, but this time I think I will ignore him ( I think he just wants me to get my legs out!!) He takes me shopping in beautiful vintage stores ( I will have to show you some of my recent purchases) and happily pulls pieces from the shelves for me. . . but I'm  not having this one. I AM RIGHT - did he not know that? I'm always correct!!

- What do you think? Yay or Nay? Should we tuck the long skirts away and stick to the shorter versions, or are you in on the long skirt?

- Happy Wednesday! - I hope everyone is well - I'm going on a ghost walk (terrified) so it could be an interesting one! Much love.

**All images link to original sources**


Monday, 26 December 2011

7 :1 Hey You! Whaddya Goin'a Do With All That Turkey!?! : Turkey Pizza!

- I don't know about you, buuuuuuut we ALWAYS have waaaayyyy too much turkey left over at the end of Christmas!

- And the reason this is a day early - is that traditionally my family has dinner on Christmas Eve, so Christmas day is set free for making new things with Turkey!


- Once we have expired Turkey Soup, Turkey Cobbler, Turkey Curry, Turkey Salad. . . . . What do you do with the leftovers? Well I present you with. . . Turkey Pizza.

- One of my favourite Pizza Places in the whole world, Pizza House (ever in the area - trot on, it's a beaut!) Has the best Pizza that is created called BBQ Chicken, and this is the Christmas homage to that!

turkey pizza

- Most ridiculously easy thing in the world! We create the base any way we please, (Here's a good one!) (but you can also use the dough from the flat breads I made here!) we chuck some tomato puree and sage on, some Turkey, some cheese and some BBQ sauce! We bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 190 °!

- Devour with family!


- Happy days guys!


Songs on Sunday #12 & a Merry Christmas Love Hanna!


- Merry Christmas everyone.

- This is all I have to say to you today!

- I hope you all have had a wonderful day, shared with the ones you love.

- I really enjoyed today, apart from there was one soul missing from my party. One man who makes my life whole. One massive pain in the arse. Who was sharing his Christmas with his family. (and is currently telling me how his grandad completely 'destroyed us all at monopoly'- and how he has had two Christmas dinners today. . . he's a little exciteable!)

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Songs on Sunday #11

- So it's come to that time again, the end of the week, or the beginning of a new one?

christmas lights on fence

- When I was little I was always told to keep Sunday in mind as the beginning of a new week, not the end, it took a good few years to realise no one else thinks like this. To everyone else the end of the week is a sunday.

- I never really liked Sundays, and I can't think why, I have no reason not to like them. I think it is because I am busy all week and then it all comes crashing to an end on a sunday. The nothing-ness of a Sunday leads me to be at a loss for something to do (so I get myself into trouble or stay in bed!)

- Christmas is drawing ever closer and I find myself suddenly sedate, like I am trying to cling on to the end of the year as much as I can. This time last year I promised myself the following year would be better than the one previously, and this is a promise I am making myself again this year. I didn't think I would have to, I didn't think there was a way in which my year could get much worse than it was, it did, but things always have to get worse to get better right? Because although I've had some pretty big battles this year, I can honestly say I am happy. I hope everyone else is happy too.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

6 :1 Life Through the Eyes of My Blackberry.

- Hia guys!

- Here's a little something for you to listen to, Crazy because I have a little hatred for Demi Lovato but this song Skyscraper is beautiful.

- So it's been a while, almost a month infact . . . it feels a little odd!

- Of late I've been having some severe personal problems including being in and out of hospital and some issues with some friends (don't want to bore you with the details but my ex is getting a little too involved with my life when I want to never even acknowledge his existence)

- I have an operation booked . . . . for the 21'st of December (4 days before Christmas . . . . nooooo!) and although I am:

a. frightened to death
b. dreading it and
c. annoyed that it has to be right before Christmas

I am kind of relieved. . . hopefully I will then be able to cut back on the morphine (which I am STILL taking every two hours.)

- I often think it would be really cool to be able to print of everything you see, because some things are just too good to miss - but by the time you get your camera out, the moment has passed. . . which got me thinking, if my phone could think,  what would it make of my life?!

- So here I present to you - Life through the eyes of my Blackberry. . .

Picnik collage1

Picnik collage2

Picnik collage3

- There's a couple of good fires in there (the last photo is of a sausage setting alight on a BBQ at around midnight - yeea this is what happens when you leave amateurs to attend to the cooking!)

- The SIZE of my brothers feet! (his basketball boots were ordered to my parents' house when I was there)

-My order from Long Winter Farm

-Halloween with my friend who went as a butcher? I don't know it was composed the last minute with an hour to go and limited resources! - hence cleaver made from card and tinfoil

- And a  couple of early morning shots - I'm always up at around 5 or 6 (medication wakes me up every  two hours, when I'm ready from my next dosage) so I often see the sun come up, and sometimes it's just beautiful. When you wake up, walk downstairs to be greeted by this


the cold air on the door, but the beaming sunshine - I know the letterbox is a mess, I'm working on it.

- And my friend with a box on her head. No I don't know what this is. How it came about. Why it came about. Whose idea it was. All I know is that I opened the front door and this was stood there to greet me. I am well aware I should probably go and find new friends.!

- I hope everyone is well!

- Muchos Besos


Friday, 28 October 2011

101 Ways for Hanna to lose money. #1 (Tribal Impressions, Navajo Jewels.)

- You might need to play this - it's going to be a long one!

-You know when you just get so busy - and your to do list just keeps getting longer and longer and longer. . . yet you somehow have time to peruse online shops?! ha. . yes, I'm having one of those!

- I'm so snowed under with things to do . . that when I finally get a moment to myself I'm either chatting to the police (about a guy who tried to break into our house!!!) or just monging watching television!

- As much as I love Mary Portas. . . . I'm finally trying to pull myself away from doing nothing!

- I went to a Vintage Fair the other day - and oh my goodness! there was so many things I wanted to buy (I bought three things - to be revealed later!) and then so many things I wish I'd bought!

- Luckily there is another one coming up and the end of next month, and the Mr has promised to take me to it. . . someone with a better income than me! pahaha. . I joke, sort of.

- Gorgeous vintage sequin jackets will be mine!

- anyway, enough of that. . . I'm not ashamed to admit that I have an unabashed love for native american/ navajo / whatever style, especially jewellery and I do own a few vintage pieces . . . (so glad that it's back in fashion flavour of the month . . .I shall be buying quite a lot this season!) . . but imagine my excitement when I was again on etsy (longwinterfarm, this is all your fault! **shop here**) . . when I stumbled across Tribal Impressions!


- I posted a while ago, about wanting a beaded belt (still a work in progress. . i.e. it's bracelet length! haha) but this trumps that. a guitar strap. awesome!

navajo jewellery

- I love all of these! I literally would rock all of these - the only problem is, that one of my ears is stretched. . so I'm only able to wear one earring at a time at the moment. . . considering getting them pierced again so I can wear a beautiful pair!


- I do prefer the traditional colours. . . but who can resist hot pink!?

- Anyway, here's to spending all of my wages!

- Hope everyone is ok! sending love your way!


Saturday, 22 October 2011

A Love Affair With #12 : Muhr Photography (Don't You Just Hate all The Dead Flies Hanging Around?!)

- The other night I was sat in the pub after a little bit of an argument with the Mr (resolved now. kissed. made up!) with some of my best friends, because of the significant morphine consumption at the moment (still, I know, it's been a long time now!) I can't actually drink, I was having a strop as it was and one of my friends threw a magazine at me, which I then decided to read. . (antisoc, you don't need to tell me!)

- I'll get on to what I found in that magazine, which grossed me out, a little later, but first, just look at these beautiful portraits.





- After I had finished being considerably grossed out by said other art project, I stumbled across these portraits, and I love them so much. . . the simplicity of them, yet the complexity of the subject choices.

- Now, here, is what I found originally. . .


- why yes! yes these are dead flies arranged onto drawings!

dead flies

- My initial reaction is 'eugh!' - but then I started to think that actually, is rather clever, then my thoughts went to 'how many flies does this guy have in his house?!' I mean, there are plenty there, but those are just the dead ones. . . does he collect dead flies? does he re-use his dead flies? Why dead flies?!

- So many questions I want to ask the guy. . . but he redeemed himself with the portraiture!


(I'm also not going to lie, the image of the fly shaving it's legs on the toilet seat made me giggle!)

- All Images can be found here.


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

5 :4 Uniform Dating - Creepy or Not?

- OK so I have no problem with people who use these sites, and I (not me who set it up - two of my male friends decided it would be funny when I ended a rubbish relationship - backfired on them!) am actually a member to a dating site, I've met some pretty interesting people! (not for dates, or a relationship - but for friends!)


- But this website - keeps getting advertised, and it's quite frankly a little creepy

Whether you work in uniform, or just fancy those who do

- It just makes me think of fetish related things, and makes me a little uncomfy! It's one thing saying you have a thing for firemen, but actively searching someone who works in uniform . . .

- I don't know. not meant to offend, just wondering if anyone else thinks it's a little odd?

 . . . and here is the advert I keep seeing


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Store Lovin' #3 : Longwinterfarm (Some Gorgeous Cosmetics!)

-So, a couple of months ago, I don't know how or I'm not sure why, I think it was on my quest for a new perfume (damn you lacoste, bring back inspiration! it's my scent, without you I am scentless!)

-I really struggle to find perfumes that I like the smell of, perfumes that are not too sweet, not too flowery, not too musky, not too. . yada yada yada!

store love

-Anyway, somehow I stumbled across Longwinterfarm on Etsy, and decided it was worth a bash, I bought a perfume oil and two lipbalms (me and lipbalm, you know! I can't get enough, I hate lipgloss - too sticky - feels like goosefat, but you can't beat a good lipbalm!)

allready bought like!

-I bought the ginger peach lipbalm, the beachday perfume oil and the licorice lipbalm (which I don't appear to be able to find anymore - boo, it's awesome!)

- I LOVE these so much, I can't even explain it!

- The lipbalms are ace, and just superior quality, I get annoyed if I can't find one of them!, until now I have been an avid user of burts bees, but I tell you they have competition now!

- I've never really used perfume oil before so was uber curious. . and I'm so glad I chose to purchase, I LOVE this aswell - it smells so summery! I'm actually - as we speak (i.e. I'm multi-tasking which in my world is code for getting very distracted!) ordering some more goodies because I am so impressed

- I'm even throwing in one for my best friend Suki but shh don't tell her!!

will be mine pronto 

- Chai! I have high expectations, especially due to the copious amounts of chai latte I drink on a regular basis!

will be mine pronto dos

- The only problem with these is the packaging (i.e. I chuck them around a lot in the bottom of my bag and they tend to get a little tatty) but, I can deal, means nothing to me!

- I also have REALLY dry skin on my hands, smoking, whatever, and I usually carry around  moisturiser with me, but I didn't have anything on me apart from my perfume oil, which I used, and oh my goodness how moisturising?!  Win!

- Go check out the shop, then buy some stuff, then realise why Im so in love!!!!!

- Oh and how ridiculously cute is their profile please?! This description made me smile silly amounts!

About me:: I'm a 30 year old mom of two living in western Maine, where I share my life with kitties, puppies, and my favorite boy, Joe. I'm a major craft addict, playing with sewing, knitting, spinning, felt crafts, candle making, embroidery, and of course, soaping! Yup, I'm one busy chick. Nope, I don't take naps.[. . .] About Joe: Joe's my very best friend, boyfriend, and business partner, and there's a good 50-70% chance he'll be the one packing your order. What's he like? Well, he's good at washing his hands, being pretty tall, having an Indiana twang, and randomly breaking into Rick Roll songs

RIGHTO off to spend more money! Toodles!


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

5 :3 Interior Decorating With Hanna! (Sensible, Obviously) #2

Tie Dye Curtains?! - Yea go on then - (Have since been asked if I'm a hippy more than once, but I have no problems with this!)


- I just have this thing with colours . . . "If you have a positive environment. .  " and all that jazz! - you should see my kitchen knives. . .neon!

- This is how I created a spiral design on each curtain.  . the spirals are actually about two thirds up, which I was quite surprised at, I didn't know I was that good at measuring!



- I let them set overnight, allthough you can leave them for much longer, which if I did it again I probably would leave them a couple of days. It's a little worrying because the colours begin to bleed and you think it will end up one big mess. . . you'll surprise yourself!


- The quality of this picture is appalling, the yellow shows up as beige (and please excuse my dress hanging in the background! I'm apparenately too daft to crop pictures, which is ok, because if you look carefully at the picture of the washing machine you can see my face! haha. concentration 101!!)

-But the point of the picture is to give you a rough idea of the type of pattern it creates!


- I do have alternative curtains for this room, when I get bored. . . but I think it makes a change, being that all of our walls are painted magnolia!

- Anyway - toodles for now!