spread love balloons and craft

Well at the end of May in my May Favourites blog post, I vowed to do my best to post a ‘Favourites’ round up at the end of each month, one month in and I failed – June Favourites never happened… whoops. I’m still going to try my best to do them going forward but I’ve decided that it will be more of a round up of things that have happened that month as well as favourite things! Things that I can’t really write a whole blog post on but that definitely deserve a mention, maybe I’ve already talked about them on social media but there may be some of you that read my blog but don’t follow my social pages and I don’t want you to miss out… so here goes!

So firstly a little catch up, what have I been up to this month? Well not a great deal if I’m perfectly honest, well other than our beautiful trip to Italy – the blog post coming is coming real soon for that, but I was pretty much saving up for that beforehand – and by saving up I mean buying an entire summer wardrobe instead of splurging on my home for once! Since we got I’ve been drowning in emails and admin just trying to catch up after a week off and now I think I’m just about getting on top of everything.

Last week I hit a huge milestone over on Instagram… 25,000 of you lovely people are following me, I honestly don’t know why… but it’s just so much more than I ever imagined when I started this little blog a year and a half ago. If you’re sat there thinking, “it’s not all about the numbers”, I know, of course I know that and I couldn’t agree more, but I also know that some of the amazing collaborations that I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in would never have happened if only 5 people liked what I did, so it’s more of a mind-blowing appreciation. So honestly, from the bottom of my heart thank you so so much if you follow me over there. I said it over on Instagram but I’ll repeat it here – Instagram always has been and always will be my absolute favourite platform. Not just because I love photos but because I’ve met (virtually) so many like minded people, bloggers and none bloggers, dog crazies, interior lovers, the most supportive people, and just all round absolute babes. So if we aren’t already friends over there please do head over here, and if you ever have any questions, sending me a DM is normally the quickest way for me to get back to you! P.S. huge thanks to the wonderful Spread Love Balloons and Craft for the gorgeous celebratory confetti balloon!

spread love balloons and craft

A quick bathroom update: I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel – there’s still lots to do but we are aiming to have it done by the end of August (finger crossed) because I cannot live in a dusty mess for much longer, it’s driving me slightly insane having to clean the bedroom every two days! When it’s complete, I’m going to be filming my first YouTube video for the big reveal which I am so excited/nervous/terrified about – wish me luck! You can subscribe to my channel here should you want to see it first.

 

Some of my favourite things this month.

 

First up is my new French Market Basket from Ville De Fleurs. I’ve been lusting after a French basket all summer (but who hasn’t right?) I just couldn’t decide if I wanted a short handled one or a long handled one, until I find this basket that has both! They’re brilliant for summer, trips to the shops, for on holiday, beach bags, but even once summer is gone I’m going to find so much use for it using it for storage. It’s definitely too beautiful to put away over winter that’s for sure.

French Market Basket

French Market Basket

French Market Basket

French Market Basket

French Market Basket

Candelle & Co. Well you all know my love affair with Candelle & Co and in particular, their Prosecco fragrance which is my all time favourite. Or so I thought. The new fragrance is Noir Blanc and it is just something else. It’s sort of sweet, but not too sweet – even my other half likes it – yep, a male liking a candle scent – it’s that good.

Candelle & Co Noir Blanc

I got a new pair of wireless headphones from my faves over at Sudio Sweden in my favourite colour of the moment, pale pink and I just love them. There’s something about rose gold and baby pink, the perfect combo am I right?!

You can get 15% OFF Sudio Sweden with code LUSTLIVING15

Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla

Since I’m a self confessed stationery hoarder, one more B-E-A-utiful personalised notebook from Love Give Ink. But this one is my new blog notebook – not only is it gorgeous – that copper foil, yummy! But it’s actually the only spiral notebook I have and I much prefer writing in that style notebook, I just hate bending pages over – does anyone else hate writing on the left hand page or is that just me?!

Love Give Ink COPPER NAME NOTEBOOK

Love Give Ink COPPER NAME NOTEBOOK

Love Give Ink COPPER NAME NOTEBOOK

I’ve got a new summer fragrance yay! I was talking about sweet fragrances above and it doesn’t stop at candles, I love a sweet scented perfume, especially during summer and DKNY have just brought out Nectar Love – the perfect sweet scent. Plus the bottle is gold so naturally I loved it – but that cute little gold bee?! Love. Too beautiful not to share!

And that’s pretty much it for this month! So see you back here this time next month for the August round up!

DKNY Nectar Love

DKNY Nectar Love

DKNY Nectar Love