Saturday, 19 May 2012


How freaking gorge are these?????

They are EXACTLY what I want for the wedding!
Unfortunately without getting a mahoosive payrise these are a little over budget, I just couldn't resist sharing them though :)

Love Kimberley xx


Friday, 18 May 2012

Real life

So last night it was time to sit Mr W down and talk about 'the grand life plan!'

We generally just roll through life taking what comes and wondering why we never get anywhere.

Truth be told, my dream life is glamorous, my real life...not so much!! Last night it was time to get real, I may never own some louboutins or carry a balenciaga but we will damn well own a property by the time I'm 30, I will not sacrifice that dream!

So our plan?

Next July we get married :D

Mr W wants a baby almost straight away, at the moment I'm thinking I would like to wait another year.

But once the wedding is done, we carry on putting the money that we were saving away, to save for a deposit.



So yeah, a simple plan, but it's nice to check in with each other on where we wanna go!

Is it bad that I now can't stop looking at cute houses lol

Love Kimberley xx





Thursday, 17 May 2012

Happy days...

I have to say, I am the happiest I have been in a long time, nothing major has changed, except my mindset.

I got a job at a lovely spa, which is nice but it's not what's changed me, I think that now I'm finally seeing the light at the end of this very long tunnel and realising that through it all and through all the crap I've done (and there has been ALOT) my wonderful man has stood right next me the entire time.
He never threatened to leave when I quit jobs or couldn't pay bills, he was there, and supportive, and listened, knowing and having the faith that I would get there eventually.
My good friend (who is in a relationship I used to envy when single) confessed he couldn't have done it, he would have left if his girlfriend had gone through what I had. I didn't know whether to get down on my knees and thank the lord for my man or judge my friend, I mean the ring on our finger means 'for better or worse' right?
I guess people just have different levels of support, I'm lucky to hand found a man with oodles of it!

I'm not writing this to shove my happiness down peoples throats, or brag or whatever. I'm doing it because once I press publish, it's out there forever. I know that this will not be the last obstacle we face in our lives together and maybe next time it'll be me that has to bend over backwards to support and love him, and this will always be here to remind me, that it gets better, maybe it won't get worse but in days that he bugs me, I can come back and read what a wonderful brilliant man I have, hopefully next time I'm down, I won't forget to smell the roses.....

Love Kimberley xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Desperate to read!

I need help lovelies, I finished the hunger games, which I looooooooved!

However there's now a big gap in my life, I have nothing to read, I have resorted to re-reading Harry potter!


Any suggestions on what to start next??


Love Kimberley xx


Wednesday, 9 May 2012


So after using the blogger app last night and not being able to format pictures I went on the hunt for a different app.

Normally I wouldn't spend 2.99 on an app but I really want to be able to blog away from my computer and this seems the best way.

Forgive me if over the next few days my posts look a little different, I'm just trying to figure out the features lol


Later on I will post that muffin recipe I promised :)


Love Kimberley xx


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

App happy

I am, a very happy girl!
How come no one talks about the blogger app??

Now I can keep up with my blog all the time!
If I haven't mentioned it before..I am a complete apple lover, iPod, iPad and iPhone are all in my collection, hopefully one day the MacBook will be too :)

Love Kimberley xx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The return!!

Hey guys! Ok so I have been MIA for like a month, whoopsie, I know you're never meant to apologise for not blogging as it's a 'hobby' but I do feel a bit bad! How was your weekend? I at present am sat on the sofa watching 'britains got talent' is it me or have we run out?! I have had such a fun day today, baked some lovely muffins (will post link to recipe tomorrow), lounged around and stuffed myself with a lovely roast!! I did promise myself I would organise the study but I still have tomorrow to do that :) Just wanted to drop in to say that I'm back and thank all my lovely followers for your support, mwah :) Love Kimberley xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


I am always the last one to jump on trends, or popular stuff lol
I didn't start reading or watching Harry Potter until the 6th movie was in the cinemas!
Twilight was the same, I read the first 2 books in 3 days so my friend had someone to go see the second film with.
I always used become a fan of a band after they'd split up, it's just how I am I guess!

The hunger games is no exception, everyone's been banging on for months about them and waiting anxiously for the movie release, I on the other hand only received the!

I'm actually afraid to start them as I think I'll get sucked in! I have so much to do and these will easily distract me!

Do you think I could finish all three in 10 days to keep up with my book a month plan lol

Kim xx

Monday, 19 March 2012

Step forward...

So these past few weeks I've had to take a step back and re-evaluate things.
That included blogging, truth be told I was trying to make myself fit into a certain 'blog mould' and that's just not me, I love beauty and make up, but it's not something I feel the need to constantly talk about.
I put so much pressure on myself to 'fit' in that I burnt out, just as my other blog got take over by pressures to craft this one got taken over by pressure to include stuff I generally don't care about.

This is going to change, I'm taking all pressure off of myself, I no longer care why I'm not being invited to certain events and I am certainly never going to ignore my wonderful fiancé so that I can blog!

I have quit my job, I hated it, and it was making my unhappy, i mean badly unhappy and i was earning pennies so it wasn't even rewarding me in that aspect.

This a complete turn of leaf for me, I am going to find my passions and be me, no more peer pressure allowed here!!

I'd love to know if others have felt this way, as I don't believe I am alone!

Much love
Kim xx

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Where are you??

I'm lost of all inspiration....
Literally, I can't inspire myself to do anything lately, our house is so overdue of loving that its depressing me, I can't figure out what look to do for my next make up tutorial, blogging is very difficult as I'm stuck in this baron place!

Ever feel like you want to do something but you just can't, our living room still looks so bare after xmas decs were taking down, and I can't actually manage to get myself to make it look cute again, I just sit in our office or bedroom and avoid that room, Fiancé doesn't see it, guess that's a man thing. He just see's it's tidy so it's all good!

My plan for Friday afternoon is to make our living room somewhere that I want to spend time, Maybe print some new pics off to refresh? or just move some things around, it also doesn't help that it's such a dark room in the winter, maybe I need to work with that rather than trying to change it?
Like, make it all cosy instead of airy, because airy does not come across in a dark room!

Seeing my list the other day, reminded me that if I want to do anything I need to kick myself up the bum once in a while to get it done!

I'm just soooo good at procrastinating though!

Kim xx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

How am I doing?

Ok so on my old blog I did a 26 before 26 post, I am now nearly 25 years and 4 months old and want to see how well I am doing with the list....

1. Photos shoot with fiancé Not yet, maybe a good birthday gift?
2. Learn to crochet Soo close!
3. Complete a patchwork quilt Got sidetracked by jewellery! 
4. Have a mediterranean garden Definitely getting there
5. Read a book a month Not even close!!
6. Knit an item of clothing Think I may have overstretched myself here!
7. Grow my hair Well it's definitely longer than it was
8. Become a make up artist Ooh yeah!
9. Get drunk on NYE! Mission accomplished!
10. Fill the massive photo frame that has been empty for a year! No, but it has been put up as inspiration!
11. Make decent cookies Still get in a doughy mess
12. Stay brunette the whole year Have gone red, oopsie!
13. Book wedding venue Hopefully soon
14. Talk to bestie every day Haven't managed this since we both got new jobs, but I don't feel we say any less!
15. Learn spanish :(
16. Take more photos Definitely :)
17. Wear every pair of shoes I own getting there
18. Do at least 100 blog posts this is the 28th
19. Be out of overdraft have a plan in place with help of the bank (actually very friendly people!)
20. Go ice skating Ooh forgot about that one!
21. Eat outside whenever possible Farrrr to cold recently!
22. Learn how to use my dslr Well, i now know what a macro setting is!
23. Own a piece of MAC make up! Still no :(
24. Get back under 8 stone Gone up actually, balls!
25. Get eyes tested! Definitely needs doing!
26. Cook at least 3 times a week Must try harder!!

All in all a bit poor considering I'm 1/3 of the way through!

Do you all keep track of your goals or just forget them until the year is up like I normally do!?

Kim xx

Friday, 27 January 2012

In sickness and in bed

Hey guys,

Sorry I've been MIA recently..those who follow me on Twitter will know that I've been ill :(

Severe throat infection, yuck. Luckily I have a lovely fiancé so I have been bought soup and wheetabix whenever I desire!

I'm planning to do a few make up tutorials next week for my Youtube channel, when I stop sounding like I've been smoking 60 a day that is!
Any requests for any looks or trends please submit them as I love inspiration!

Def going to do a mineral make up tute, loads of people seem confused on that one :) but any others, whether it be colours, techniques, celeb looks etc I will do my best to achieve!

Kim xx

Ooh and a BIG HELLO to my new followers :) xx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Handmade monday

Hey all, been soooo busy this week, designing web shop, making more products and work work work!!!

Today I made a Chinese New Year card, my mum wanted one for her neighbour's so I tried my best!

I hope they like it!!!

I'll be spending my evening checking out Wendy's handmade monday and seeing what everyone else has been up to.

Ooh and of course good old Dancing on Ice, I think Jorgie is one to watch :)

Kim xx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Handmade monday

Gosh didn't last week go quick!!

Had to move my on line shop as I hated the customisation options, or lack of, shall I say, of my last host.

Thanks to the replies on craft forum I decided to move to Create, and I love it!!!
However now that I can customise absolutely everything I think it make take longer to get up and running!!

This week I've been thinking a lot about the direction to go in regarding my crafts, I would like a bit of advice if I may ask that of you?!
A lot of this would be specific to jewellery/clothes makers/designers but I'd like everyone's opinion if possible?

  • Do you design according to seasons I.e spring/summer, Autumn/winter like the fashion world does?
  • What about holidays, do you create a special collection for them, valentines, Christmas etc
  • Have you thought about collections, like to you have a premium range and a standard range, could entice more customers?
Thank you to everyone who replies :)

And for Wendy's Handmade Monday I have these to share...

I love these beads, have a few more of them so trying to come up with something else to use them on!!

Kim xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Crystal fields

Had to do a quick post to share a song that I just ADORE!!


It reminds me of one of those nights when you think 'God I'm so happy, I hope it never ends!' Or am I just a sad sap...prob!!

Let me know what you think!?

Kim xx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Calling all on line shop owners!!!

Sooo close to be ready to launch shop!!!!

I am currently building it with Miiduu but am finding the templates very limiting and customising it is frustrating at best, I was wondering if anyone with an on line shop could give recommendations??
Have heard good things about BigCartel but would like to hear experiences before I pay to sign up!

Please other crafty/handmade sellers, help me?!

Thank you, I will be eternally grateful for all advice :)

Kim xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


So anyone who stalks twitter as much as I do will have heard of #ZOMGbloggersbash and quite possibly like myself you would have had no clue what it actually is!!
Well, seek and you shall find!

Turns out that ZOMG! Is an amazing new collaboration with ReeRee Rockette (Rockalily lipstick) and Zozo (The London Lipgloss) and have created a new Rockalily lipstick titled ZOMG!

Zozo and ReeRee


The lipstick is described by Zozo as "Red toned enough to suit darker skinned girls but also blue toned enough to suit pale girls - like me and ReeRee! It'll make your teeth look whiter, will last all night long and is so pigmented you'll hardly believe your eyes. Trust me, I've tried a lot of lipsticks and Rockalily's are by far the best!"

ReeRee Rockette

Sounds soooo good doesn't it?
Can't wait to get my hands on one :)

The official launch is on 30th January, and I have been lucky enough to receive an invite for the event, eek!!!

Is anyone else going? Can't wait to meet fellow bloggers!

Kim xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Italy update...

So, I think we may have found our wedding co-ordinator, or shall I be all cheesy and say wedding planner? Ok then, I think we may have found our wedding planner!!!!!

She's done lots and lots of weddings in Italy and has soooo many contacts, she makes me even more excited every time I speak to her!!

We're going to meet her next month to discuss in fine detail so between now and then I have to draw up a list of EVERYTHING I want!!


I'm still in awe of those dresses I posted yesterday :)

I'm taking my mum to the wedding show on the 5th Feb at the Excel in London. She's the only one I know who won't be bored when I'm trying on my 50th dress!!

Kim xx

Monday, 9 January 2012

Wedding Dresses???

So now that we've decided to get married in Italy, I am free to follow my dream of having 2 wedding dresses :)

One for our civil ceremony and one for our blessing.

I also want them to be completely different so I was thinking along the lines of these for the civil ceremony...

Can go a bit more funky and fashionable for that and then something more fairytale for the blessing....

All pics from
I absolutely adore Holly Branson's dress, especially the neck like, so chic!!

Would love to hear opinions on all the dresses!!

Kim xx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Handmade monday :)

Handmade monday is something I used to take part in when I had my old blog, thought I'd join in again now this one is up and running!

I have been creating more designs for my upcoming shop so I'm excited to share them with you guys

Heart on my sleeve

Heart drops

Here is my first 'set', I j'adore hearts so wanted them to be incorporated into my designs, hope you like!!

Over at Wendy's there are many more taking part in Handmade Monday, so pop over and have a look, I'll catch up with the bloggers tomorrow, dancing on ice is calling!!!

Kim xx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Taking over the web!

Does anyone find themselves constantly checking different we accounts online??
I have TwitterFacebookPinterest and this blog, and I use them all, a lot!! It's like an addiction, especially now I have my Iphone with its super dooper 3G that put my poor old Blackberry to shame!!

Tomorrow is the beginning of project 'Kim's Studio' :) I have roped my lovely fiancé in to do all the heavy lifting!
I'm going to start with just a move around and see if it feels right, then I'll plan what little fixtures and fittings need to be added!!!

I'd love my studio to have such a calm feeling. And I love the organisation on the wall!

Soooo adorable, but too big for my space :(

How fab is this? So colourful and funky, yet functional, love it!!

All pics from Pinterest

Also tomorrow I'll be joining Wendy's Handmade Monday so pop back to see what I've created this week ;)

Kim xx

Friday, 6 January 2012

2012 targets

Ok so everywhere at the moment is full of peoples new year resolutions, I don't make resolutions, I make targets.
Some might say they're the same, but the way I see it is, if you stumble on a target, you can pick yourself up and start again. Resolutions are always these big pressure promises to one self that 9 times out of 10 we can't keep, and yet, we make them again the next year!

Targets change throughout the year, last year I barely did any of what I set myself, but I'm proud of what I did achieve.

This year most of my targets are based on career aspirations, before I always thought a job was just a job, now that I'm self employed I want more than that, I want a career.

1. Opening my shop, my online shop will be open soon, it still needs a bit more stock and I need to faff with the look a bit more, but it is slowly coming together.

2. Have a successful blog, there is so much I want to do with this, adding reviews, competitions, so so many ideas :)

3. Grow in my role as a beauty therapist, the thing I love about my 'day job' is that its always changing, new treatments are always happening, new clients to meet, I love it.

pic via google
4. Add to my skills, I am soooo not done with training, I'm currently on a make up course, have plans to be assessed as a soap and spa product maker, accessories designer, and I am trying to find a course to help me design clothes.

With my personal life I have no targets, well except wedding planning, but that is a whole other list entirely!!

I'd love to know what everyone else's goal are this year, pop a link to your blog in the comments section if you've done a post on it.

Kim xx

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Dreams change

So, I don't know if you guys know, but I'm engaged, have been for over 6 months, but have no wedding plans, well, we have plans, plans that are waaaaaaay out of our budget and totally ridic for one day but they were our plans.
My Fiancé said he'd do anything to make my wedding dream come true, only problem is, we haven't managed to pluck money out of thin air!!
So our wedding got put back another 6 months to try and save more.
Friends were saying to do it in the Seychelles (that's where they did it) its cheaper apparently, but, and don't judge me on this, I HATE sand!! Just hate it, the though of a wedding on the beach with my feet sinking as I said my vows ugh, it makes my tummy turn!
Our wedding had become so big (you MUST have a toastmaster-Mum) (The platinum package is the way to go-MIL) that we avoided it at all costs, actually avoided our own wedding planning because we got so overwhelmed any time we tried to plan anything.

Last night we were watching "Mamma Mia", (Pierce B singing totally makes me cringe btw!) and I saw it, my perfect wedding, the one I always wanted when I was little, outside with fairy lights and candles all cosy and cute. Obviously that dream got pushed aside when I grew up to realise we don't have sun in England!

But there it was, why didn't we think of it before, we LOVE the Mediterranean, absolutely adore it, even thought of moving there a few times, we could get married abroad SAND FREE!!!!!

So now I'm on a mission, need all the help I can get, track this place down.....
No, seriously, all this morning i have been emailing co-ordinators in Italy and Greece, trying to get the wedding rolling.

I am, finally, a happy bride 2 be :)

Kim xx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


My space has always been important to me, I am an only child so I like my alone time, since my Fiancé has moved in its been very difficult to get some 'me space' considering its 'our' home none of it really belongs to each other.
Well have gone and claimed our office! It was my bedroom when I was a teenager so its always have that inviting and comfortable feel to me.
Gradually more of my stuff has been entering the room, and somehow THIS has happened:

Look at it!!

Its just awful :)

However, now that this is officially KIM space it will start looking prettier soon!!
I'm planning a complete revamp (yes I am crazy, attempting interior design whilst doing everything else!)
But lets face it, it needs doing!!
Aaaaaand its hardly an inspiring space so how am I meant to create beautiful things in such an ugly environment??!

Yep you mark my words this will be a beautiful and functioning space in no time......Will keep you all updated on progress!

kim xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New, New, New!!

Some new stuff has been added to the site, one thing you may notice is the colour, black to white, light to dark. I feel very free looking at my blog when its white, crazy how the smallest things can change your moods!

I've been putting a lot of thought into this blog lately as I want it to become amazing!
There will be new features added in the coming weeks which I am working hard on back stage :)
This morning the About page was added, which introduces me and this space, that will also be updated as the blog evolves.

I am so excited in the direction I am going, the shop, this blog, its all new and inspiring for me :)

I hope you will all enjoy the journey too!

Big news

Hello peeps,

Hope your all enjoying the new year, I've taken a big step with my home made goodies.... I'm opening an on line shop!!!

Sooo excited about this progression and it has made me a lot more passionate about my crafts :)

It will be up and running soon, just putting the final touches to it as you read this, mainly photographing the stock (wow that's harder than I thought!) Any tips would be absolutely fantastic!!!!

Love Kim xx

Monday, 2 January 2012

Crafting away

So I have finally found my crafting mojo again (thank goodness!)

I made these 2 pieces recently :
Candy Swirl bracelet

Love drops earrings

As you can see my photography leaves a lot to be desired!
Anyone now any tricks to photographing products???

kim xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Christmas 2011

Hey lovelies, so its the first day of 2012 today, i have spent it hobbling as I cut both my feet open last night (not even drunk at that point) lol

But anyway I wanted to share what I had been up to since Christmas:

For the life of me I cannot get this pic to turn!!!!!

But, yes this is how I've spent the past few day, and i have the aches and pains to prove it lol, my fiancé has had a more creative few days:
Bless him!!

I have my mum to thank for that, she bought it for him for Christmas so he didn't get bored whilst i was at work, who said men are like children?? lol

Kim xx 

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