Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Easter hay day!

Yayyyy.... Easter... Egg hunts, rabbits and chickens..... you know the deal.

But what you may not know is that I spent the run up to easter battling with hay! 

What do with think of the theme? Fun? Bright? 

I had fun putting it together... dread to think about tidying it up though!!! :(

Still smile a day! 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Some of the Things that I Know ...

There are some things I do know,
There are some things I don't know, 
Some things I think will tear me apart if I know them, and some things I think will tear me apart unless I know them ... 

It's taken me a while, but I have learnt, it's not what I don't know that matters. 

It's what I do know...

I do know:

*** That my real friends are always there... no matter what. No matter how far they have to travel to be by my side when I need them, those true friends are the ones who count. They are the family who you get to choose. The ones who laugh with you, cry with you, pick you up, brush you down, and tell you not to go out in that ridiculous top! These are the friends who shape your life and love having you around, all the rest are just imprints in the sand that get washed away with the tide. 

***How I deserve, and want to be treated. Every one has heartache at some point in their life, (and if you don't you are one of the lucky few) but it's what helps us learn about not only ourselves, but what we want from the lives we have to live. If everything was easy it would never need to be fixed, it would never be broken or falling apart, and we would never know the real strength that every single one of us has! 

***What I like. I know that it doesn't matter whether you like the same as me or the complete opposite, that's okay. Because everyone is not meant to like exactly the same colour, or flower, or food or music. I do not need to be told what I should or should not like, as I have grown to know for myself... Thank you very much. And like my Mum and Dad, and Auntie Mini have always said, when you have found that one person, that best friend who loves you for exactly who you are, your little faults become obsolete, and the love that you have for one another keeps you together. He or she will become the half that keeps you afloat when your drowning and everybody struggles to swim through life at some point. 

***The most important thing to me is family, and one day I will have my own, who depend on me. But for the unforeseeable future, I rely on mine. Each and every one of them! The parents who guide me through life, help me make the right choices and despite the wrong choices love me whole-heartedly. The Brother, who despite the terror years, has grown up to be one of the only men I truly trust and respect. The Grandparents who get left to pick up the pieces, give out hugs, offer tea and a safe haven away from the frantic real world. Who have a lot to say and a whole lot of experience to back it up. The Aunt and Uncle who are mediators, the shoulder to cry on, the ones to enjoy time with away from the stress, that sometimes gets overwhelming at home... The cousin who chooses to listen and be your friend, who will always be your wingman and you will always be hers. The one that doesn't judge, just stands by you and makes you smile.... No one can replace these people, and if I could choose my own I would choose the exact same ones, as the ones I already have! 

Even when we feel down we need to consider what we have... we could be much worse off, no matter how awful everything feels at the time. We need to remember that family will always be there, and are the ones we turn to in times of real need, but we also need to stand on our own two feet to learn for ourselves.

***What I want out of life... and no matter how long it takes I will get it... and I will be smiling 99.99% of the time.

I also know that my opinion will not matter to everyone, but that this is out of my control. And that some peoples opinions will not matter to me but they will voice them anyway!! This is the way of the world. If we can hold on to what we know and not panic about what we don't know and can't control, happiness is easier to find in life! 

If it wasn't for the tears we wouldn't know how to smile... If it wasn't for the pain we wouldn't know happiness... and if it wasn't for the heart ache we wouldn't know love.


Monday, 12 March 2012

Someone that I used to know...

As you all know I love a little blog post here and there about music, food, fashion, or whatever takes my fancy at any given time.

Well today my fancy is taken by not only a great song, but great lyrics and great voices too!!! let me know what you think... 

Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know 
Gotye - Hearts a Mess
Gotye - Eyes Wide Open 

Smile through it! :) xxx

Saturday, 10 March 2012

A little Re-Jig....

So... Spring is here, and it's time for a little move around. We have a few new products, and are focusing on the brightly coloured chicken print for brightening up your spring. 

As well as this we have the new London's Calling products to tie in the Red, White and Blue products, with the royal Jubilee. 

The all new summer outdoor products are in too...
These include super cute picnic hampers, Plastic wine glasses and melamine plates and bowls in the pretty petal print. 

Hope you like my display tables :) 

This can only mean one thing... Summer is on it's way. YAY! 


Thursday, 8 March 2012

London's Calling...

Today I got to spend the day in London, visiting other CK stores, as a way to develop my VM skills for the store. 

The first store I visited was the little ST Pancreas store, where I just so happened to see the Queen and Kate!!! 

Not the best pictures I know! But what a great way to start the day. 

I then went on to see a few other stores such as the Selfridges one and Marylebone. I took lots of pictures, and had a lovely day learning about other ways the products can be displayed. As well getting inspiration from the other in-store VM's.

I was able to get a few ideas for Bulkheads, Display tables, and Gondolas. 

And the best part of my day... Being able to do a Jubilee Table for ANOTHER store. This sounds like not a lot, but to me this was a big deal. A store in London, has a table, designed and displayed by me! And I did it all by myself! :) 

Big MASSIVE smiles all round xxx

Don't forget girls, all our hard work pays off in the end! Even if it is a struggle to see that right now! Go Get Go Getters! 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Don't forget Mum...

Mothers day is nearly here... so let's remember all the good things our dear old mums do for us and treat them to something special this year...

A few ideas for ya from the latest windows...

We used the doilies to create a white background, and included the pastel colours as our main trend. Mums love a lovely gift so don't forget yours!!!!! 

Then there will be smiles all round :)