Weekend Reading


I'm always bookmarking cool DIY things to try, but I rarely act upon them due to laziness, busyness or clumsiness. (Seriously, I should start a blog called "DIY Disasters.") But, after lusting after a spread of DIY advent calendars in last weekend's post, I did a little more research and stumbled upon a foolproof one that I'm now making myself! The Geometric Tree Advent Calendar was created by London-based design shop Pygmy Cloud and featured on the Etsy blog. I've always loved paper crafts like origami, so this is perfect. All you need are the things above, plus treats to put inside the trees (and, for added cuteness, a few toy woodland creatures). I'll show you how it turns out!

An interview with Tata Harper, who runs a highly regarded all-natural skincare line.
The NY Times' deluxe gift guide.
Tenneil's post on how to save money.
This week's "3 Ways to Wear" by Treasures and Travels, a blog I'm obsessed with at the moment!
Imagine if you were switched at birth... and discovered it when you were 60?
And for a bit of comic relief... why you shouldn't be rude to strangers.


  1. This is such a fun idea! I love DIY projects but sadly I don't have much time for them anymore. :(


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  2. i can't wait to see how your advent calendar turns out - making it yourself is like doubling the fun and excitement! and thank you for linking that gift guide... exactly what i need right now - inspiration for my christmas shopping... :) xx

    rachel x

  3. I know how you feel, I haven't had the time for any sort of projects in the past few months! At least the holiday break is just around the corner!

  4. I'm pretty excited about the advent calendar too... definitely reminds me of being a kid! The gift guide has some good beauty product suggestions too... I totally want the limited edition bottle of Flowerbomb!

  5. Great roundup! Always enjoy these posts :)

  6. Aww I can't wait to see how your advent calendar turns out, I bet it will be super cute! xo

  7. This looks like such a lovely DIY! I hope we get to see an update when you finish making it!

  8. that's exactly what i was drooling over too!! :D such a pretty bottle

  9. I can't wait to see your advent calendar when it is finished! So excited! Christmas crafts are by far my favourite, I am making my own wrapping paper this year :) xx


  10. Can't wait to see how it turns out! The photo is already lovely though. Such great list of readiing. Hope you're having a nice holiday, Ellie :) xo akiko

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  11. Ooh how exciting! DIY projects are always fun! I'm catching up on blog posts so I'm not sure if you posted the finished project yet, but I can't wait to see! :D


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