Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

Seeing Stars

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You know how sometimes you see things that would be perfect for the people you love? My bridesmaid-to-be Amy (of Wolf Whistle fame) has a completely different sense of style to me and our tastes are often polar opposites but we both agree that most things with a celestial theme are pretty awesome. I put together this little list of things that I found whilst browsing Etsy, just for her.

necklace
Ursa Major / Big dipper necklace 18k goldplated and sterling silver [£62] from Twinklebird

First up, how beautiful is this big dipper necklace? I wish I could afford it but £62 is a little out of my price range right now. Still, a girl can always dream.

bracelet
Tiny Star Bracelet – Matt 14k Gold Plated Star Charm on Gold Delicate Chain [£.750] from minifabo

Tiny stars are my favourite.


Original Illustration – Fine Art Prints – E. E. Cummings [£15.72] from ObviousState

E E Cummings and a star map? Yes please.


Uncharted No.1 8×10 Reproduction Print – Universe Stars Starmap Constellations [£13.10] from LisaBarbero

When we move to a bigger house I’m going to buy all the prints that I keep pinning but have no space for right now.


Moon n Stars Peter Pan Collar . Fabric Necklace [£10.48] from VeryVague

I know Amy loves a collar – this one seemed perfect for her.


Bow hair tie, Celestial, Outer Space, Planets, Science Fiction [£7.86] from OhHoneyHush

& I also know she loves a giant bow! (& red hair – double win)

tea towel
Grey Constellation Tea Towel [sold] from erindollar

This tea towel is sold out but I’m hoping it’ll come back into stock. I like the idea of drying my dishes with something prettier than what we have at the moment.

This is the reason I love Etsy so much. I’ve been using it a lot as the wedding gets ever closer (less than 10 weeks to go!), for inspiration and for buying custom or handmade pieces that I know will be unique for us. Of course now my favourites are full of things I want to buy but at least that should make Christmas and birthdays fairly straightforward for the next few years, right?

 

 

Grace in Small Things

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  • Working with friends
  • Buying new prints for the walls
  • Soft, salty, perfectly ripe blue cheese
  • Making a cake and licking the spoon
  • Cinema buddies

Birthday Wishes

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It’s my 29th birthday on Wednesday (and also my two year anniversary with Q, horrah!). We’re having our engagement photo session with our wedding photographer (Maria Farrelly if you’re interested) in the afternoon and then heading out for a seafood feast at the Loch Fyne restaurants in the evening. (Can we say yum?)

I’ve never been mega crazy for presents, but I do have a Pinterest board called “Gifts for me, please” because it’s easier to point people to that when they ask me what I want.

Some of my choices are more frivolous than others, but if I receive any of these it’ll be a pretty great day:

Roller skates. I don’t know why I want them so much but this pair has yellow wheels and that is obviously AWESOME.

Source: amazon.co.uk

Snow globe rings (!). I just love these full stop. How amazing would it be to wear a different one every day?

Source: refinery29.com

Origami heart necklace. We’ve been making a lot of origami hearts for the wedding recently, so it’d be nice to have this reminder of them :)

Source: etsy.com

EE Cummings Journal. The only poem in the world that I actually like.

Source: etsy.com

Snow globe stamp. (I am a bit obsessed with snow globes right now)

Source: presentandcorrect.com

Yellow Swiss Army Knife?! Even if I never used this it would still be amazing.

Source: swissarmy.com

S is for Sushi (& Sarah) plate. Because I love sushi and I’m sort of starting to love decorative plates.

Source: etsy.com

Fortune Cookie necklace. Just because it’s super cute.

Source: etsy.com

Of course, if I don’t get any of these things it’s just a nice excuse to purchase them for myself, right?

Grace in Small Things

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  • Yellow towels
  • Duvet days
  • The sound of rain on the balcony
  • Ladybirds
  • Stepping into the shade on a hot day

Friday Thanks

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Dear Contact Lenses,

Thanks for being a free trial. I’m hoping that we’ll get along this time around but if we don’t at least I didn’t have to pay for you to find that out.

Love Sarah

PS. Welcome to my eyes! Make yourself at home.

See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

Grace in Small Things

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  • Counting the coins in the piggy bank
  • Finding coins minted in the current year
  • Homemade banana ice cream
  • Singing
  • Making people laugh with silly jokes

Friday Thanks

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Dear Soy Sauce,

Thanks for being an easy way to add flavour to food. We’re cooking more and more chinese meals these days and you’re the perfect accompaniment to all of them. Don’t ever change.

Love Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

Grace in Small Things

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  • Balmy summer evenings
  • Origami hearts
  • The reassuring sound of the Minolta shutter
  • Snowglobes
  • Commissioned artwork that turns out better than you could have imagined

Friday Thanks

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Dear Rain,

Thank you for cooling me off after the hot summer nights we’ve had lately. I know people complain about you, but I don’t mind when you visit every now and again.

Love Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

New Things You Might Not Know About, In List Form

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  • Q bought me a ukulele. It’s yellow (natch) and I’m not very good but it’s fun to try all the same.

Ukulele

  • We bought bikes and have been cycling our way around Cardiff for the last few weeks. It’s been great to get a bit more exercise, altho having to write a note to the person continually parking his bike over the top of mine was not awesome.

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

  • I cut my fringe in again.

Fringes

  • We made macarons for the first time as one of our Sunday dates. It was easier than I thought! Altho we didn’t have the right piping bag nozzle so they were a bit lumpy, but thankfully they were at least tasty.

Macaron Baking

What have you guys been up to? Fill me in.