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Better late than never, but I have to admit I’m in the middle of a blogging hiatus.

I miss my little creative space more that you may realise, but even though I’m working my butt off (and will continue to do so for the next six months) after that I promise to be back.

In the meantime I’m still occasionally posting the odd funny tweet, posting photos on Instagram and of course I’m still pinning away.

Until then, keep being lovely supportive blog readers and check out my blogroll.

Miss You!

x

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Happy Monday

Everyday Emily Happy Monday

Portland treated us to a sneak peak of Spring this weekend and boy did it feel good to get some sunshine for 5 minutes. Someone said it was going to hit 70 degrees on Friday, I’m reserving judgement on that one until Friday morning when I’m slipping into a sundress and cursing my English complexion.

A long time coming, I know, but here’s some happy photos for pinning, re-blogging or just enjoying on your Monday.

Also, you might want to listen to this bad boy and if you don’t like it, we can’t be friends, ‘kay?

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Have a wonderful day.

Emily x

Top photo from Best Made all others via Pinterest.

Friday I’m In Love With

Not taking anything too seriously.

This “ad” starring Lizzie Caplan just totally made my day.

We all know the ones that love their floral head band a little too much.

Emily x

Friday I’m (Also) In Love With…

Lovely-Things

1. This little illustration by Miss Capricho is absolutely adorable, so is everything else she does.

2. Nice to see Kate back in the hands of Terry, lovely to see a smile too.

3. The girl! The sleeve! The hair! The flicks! Perfection.

4. These Acne boots are needed to tide me over until July, desperately needed.

Boom!

Happy Friday Y’all x

Friday I’m In Love With…

Vancouver Harbour Bikes

To say I’m a little bit in love with Vancouver is a mistake. To say that I’m head over heels cuckoo crazy in love you’d be getting warmer. I could continue but you get the gist, I want to take it home to my parents, marry it and live happily ever after.

The city comforted me in my hour of need, the sun shone throughout and it provided me with a few (incredibly stunning) bike rides around Stanley Park to keep me going. Not to mention the food, the shopping and the incredibly happy locals always willing to give direction towards a good brunch spot.

It also allowed me to take some pretty pictures of it whilst prancing about in hot pants and reserving judgement of my celulite.

Thank you Vancouver, you’re swell and only 6 hours away which means we’ll be back very soon.

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Vancouver Winter Olympics Torch

Emily x

(All pictures taken by me, August 2012)

Friday I’m In Love With…

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Dungarees, overalls whatever you want to call them for me they’ve never looked cooler. Except for the school trip to France in the late 90′s when I sported a cropped pastel pair and the same grown out bob I’m rocking presently.

Now a days I’d mix them with a bright pair of heels and laid back hair doo.

So awesome, nice one ladies.

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Would you?

Emily x

Pictures via They All Hate Us, ASOS London Street Style, Street Peeper.

House Interior- Our Farmhouse Modern Desk

If you follow me on Pinterest then you may have noticed my current obsession with home offices and desk spaces. There are so many creative options to lust over that when it came to creating my own little home office space, I had plenty of inspirational pictures to pick and choose ideas from.

We’d already invested in a desk as we bought this huge 9ft farmhouse-style antique table from our land lord. The sheer size alone meant that it was going to be a pain in the arse  for her to move, so we made her an offer and promised to fix it up lovingly into the desk of our dreams.

The Doug Fir top need a coat of varnish and the rusty coloured legs were in need of love, but Nilesh saw the potential for a epic sized office space and combined with my love of accessories and prints here’s our home office space.

Farmhouse table as desk

Desk accessories.

Desk Accessories

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Do you like it?

My favourite finds were the cheeky British Bulldog figure who looks after our mail. Not to mention the divine smelling Diptyque candle a Valentines gift from Nilesh to me and the brilliant A Helpful Reminder print by Annie Clark, my Valentines gift for Nilesh.

I’m sure we’ll chop and change with the desk accessories as life continues on, but for now I’m very happy with our Farmhouse style mega desk.

Emily x

Chairs: Vintage// Desk Boxes: The Container Store // A Helpful Reminder Print: Minted // Ceramic Bulldog: Wayfair.com // Silver Desk Lamps: Z Gallerie // Plants and Pots: Ikea //Glass Knot Paperweight: West Elm // Monogram Mugs: Anthropologie // Candle: Diptyque (Baies) // White Jug/Vase: Ikea // Mercury Owl: West Elm // Postcard: Local Portland store.

A Quick Saturday Catch Up

Bloggers block is a bitch. I sit at my computer for hours, getting ideas, starting to write, then deleting it all.

Still, let’s catch up shall we?

Here’s a quick narcissistic Instagram post on what I’ve been doing since I last saw you.

1. Here I am riding a sweet bike around Stanley Park  Vancouver BC in the glorious sunshine, post visa interview. Nilesh drove up from Portland (11 HOURS) to spend a few days with me whilst I waited for my passport to be returned. The Loden (where we stayed) has 2 bikes available for its guests (in 2 hour slots) so we jumped at the chance to cruise around town, happy as larry.

2. September and we’re back in PDX. Here’s our beloved Daisy Doodle sitting on our new porch in North East Portland. We’ve moved a little further out of town but it’s worth it, we have a 2 bedroomed house, a gated front porch for Daisy.  It’s just like this scene from Portlandia, we’re so lucky to live here and the Summer was  as beautiful as everyone promised it would be.

3/4. A few weeks into starting my new job and my brother calls (he never calls, so this is wierd.) He’s getting married in seven weeks and wants me to be a bridesmaid, of course I’m thrilled and we head back to surprise Nilesh’s family and see every member of mine. I slip into a pink dress and don’t feel silly at all.

Instagram Catch Up 20125/6/7. October rolled around pretty fast and we had a visit from Nilesh’s twin sister and then their folks. Together we took an epic road trip from San Fran, through LA via the pretty coastal road. We stopped to do a little Gangnam Style before a horse trek to the beach then onwards to Vegas where I fell in love with the roulette wheel and a little circus act called Cirque Du Soleil, it totally blew my mind.

Before October was done we found time to significantly embarrass Daisy and paraded her around work in that little dinosaur outfit. Despite her sad expression she told me she loved all the attention and plans to wear it again next year, what an angel.

8. December arrived and before we left for England I decorated our fireplace in the most festive and twinkly manner.

9/10.  We flew in to London, I spent a week seeing friends/family and trying my best to avoid contracting the Norovirus that was sweeping the nation. London put on a grand Christmassy display and didn’t rain (much.)

11/12/13. I rounded off Christmas with a loooooong journey back to Devon/Cornwall to see my folks and family. Of course I made sure that we popped into Charlestown and St Ives which despite all my little travels, I still love more than anywhere in the world.

14. Back to London and we saw the New Year in with Nilesh’s sister and our friends Rob and Hayley at a cozy French restaurant in South London. Ate ourselves stupid, wore silly hats and danced to Luther Vandross. After thinking I was going to go somewhere exotic, this ended up being just what we needed. Good friends and family.

Phew!

Feel caught up?

Great! More tomorrow.

Emily x

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

Emily Hiya

Oh hai.

Remember that thing I said about my blog being maliciously attacked by evil spammers? Well yeah, that happened again.

Then again the next day, and again and again until I couldn’t take any more offers for counterfeit bags and I temporarily gave up EE to avoid the temptation of buying a cheap Louie V.

I handed everything over to Nilesh for “Tech Support” and hoped for the best.

Then, just as EE was fixed, my dear old computer gracefully passed away of old age. That spinny beach ball of death was just too strong.

The end of blogging seemed nigh.

After a few hours of mourning and 2 pieces of delicious French toast, I wiped away my tears, pouted a little and was handed a brand new computer of the Apple variety*. BINGO, I’m back!

So forgive my absence for a few days longer, my new computer is fast and fancy but in dire need of Photoshop to get me back on the blogging straight and narrow.

In the mean time, you can find me hanging with the cool kids on Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter.

Emily x

Selfie of me taken in my Vancouver hotel room after getting my Visa. Look closer, see the massive smug grin?
*Not a guaranteed method of getting a new computer.

Happy Monday

Have an awesome Monday people, heads up high.

Click this link for your Monday motivational song, it’s a good one, promise.

x

Pictures via, Funny Wildlife and Life is a Playground.

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