Category Archives: Accessories

Heart Shaped Photo Frame: hanging on the wall!

Unbelievably our Photo Box pictures arrived yesterday morning. We couldn’t wait to get home and put them in our love heart shaped picture frame. At first we were under the impression that some of the images would need to be cropped down carefully, for them to fit in to the photo area – as Photo Box don’t have an option for creating images to the size of 2.5 x 3.5, for example. So anyways, before we got under way with the task at hand. We arranged the photographs on the outer surface, so that we could visualise where they were going to go.

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Once we were happy with the arrangement, it was time to remove the back off our wall hanging heart shaped picture frame. Once removed, we noticed that the underneath was completely flat to the glass – so we were fortunate that the images didn’t need chopping down. We ensured that the photo’s would not slip down, once in the frame, by using sticky tape to secure them in place.

Once we were happy with the images, and had them straight, we re-attached the back of the picture frame and hung it back on our spare bedroom wall.

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So what do you think? A cute way of storing memories huh?! And we just couldn’t resist leaving ‘Rolo’ out, god bless our little Roborovski hamster.

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Love is in the air!

Hey guys, so we were out last week looking for cushions for our living room. It’s always the same, you go out with a pocket full of cash and you find ‘nothing!’ We didn’t let this stop us from spending though, and we certainly found some bargains as we shopped in our local B & M store. Check out this fantastic heart shaped white picture frame – ÂŁ2.99 in the sale, what a steal!

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We decided to buy the above white picture frame to hang in our guest room. Our guest room features white and teal decor, so this was sure to add a focal point on that plain wall which the bed sits along. Isn’t it gorgeous? (Angel certainly seems to like it!)

Rather than us raid through our Kodak photo prints, we decided to use Photo Box. Photo Box is a new website which we have come across recently where you can upload your desired image and follow some self explanatory instructions to get the print of your dreams. Once you are happy with your prints, Photo Box prints them in photograph form and posts them out to your chosen address. Photo Box is cheap and very time efficient – why chew on with camera reels etc, paying for a bunch of photos to be developed when you can just select off your computer which images you want and have them printed for next to nowt, right?! Besides, if you sign up to Photo Box you get free prints – meaning you only pay for your postage, bonus!

We created our images yesterday, and already they are in the Royal Mail postage system. We can’t wait to receive them and showcase them in our brand new heart picture frame. To be continued…

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Personalised gifts: cream tea light holders

So guys, I mentioned about that porcelain candle holder. Well, I just couldn’t wait to share pics with you all.

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I love the design on the front, with the personal (to me) letter ‘E’ which is so stunningly visible. The detail to the porcelain candle holder is apparent all the way around. We love the circular design, with the desirable cut out detailing which glows stunningly.

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What do you think? Doesn’t it look beautiful? Wouldn’t you agree that this was a very thoughtful Christmas gift?

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Boxing Day Madness: Continued!

When we arrived at Asda on Boxing Day, it was rather empty – although the staff car park was almost full. Kelly was so tired that she ended up going in to Finlay’s and purchasing some Monster energy drink – that certainly did the trick, poor girl!

Finally it was 9am and the shutters were slowly, but surely, lifting up. Kelly and I made tracks to the George department, where yet again we grabbed more bargain clothes! It’s funny actually, because I used to be a size 10-12, but then kinda realised that I ‘love’ food – so it’s pretty difficult finding those designer threads I once owned in ‘plus sizes’. Anyways, George have some fantastic ranges of clothes. The jeans are cheap and always fit my curves nicely. Also, we bought more pyjamas, which funnily enough were only left in mine n Kelly’s sizes. We decided to get two new dressing gowns, as we had disposed of ours last month. And again, more socks! We had such a laugh waltzing the aisles. Again, nothing in the home ware department caught our eye unfortunately. We did however, decide to stock up on the women’s Lynx gift set – OMG, it smells gorgeous!

When we finally returned home, the cats were at the door to greet us. We unloaded our purchases and chilled out for the remainder of the day. Out of everything we purchased, the only thing needing to be returned is a casual sweater which is too big for Kelly, so she pinched mine instead! All in all, we had a fantastic time shopping in the sales. It was such a shame that the Asda home-ware department was just not striking enough for us, but never mind.

What did you guys do on Boxing Day? We’re you daft enough to be up the same time as us?! Such fun 🙂

 

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Boxing Day Madness!

Sale shopping is tiring, and you can guarantee your never first in the queue. Which is why Kelly and I had a very early night on Xmas Day! We had already booked our taxi, in advance, for 5am on Boxing Day. We were heading off to the Next sale.

We arrived at the Next 6am Boxing Day sale at 5.05am, the queue was already three shops long. Hordes of people were gathering and before long the queue was passed Queen Street Arcade! Kelly and I were unlucky to be stood in front of some chain smoking individual – beurgh, the smell chokes me every time! And you do know that ‘Smoking Kills’ right? Anyways, before long we had been handed our sale bags from the stewards. Kelly and I were within the first set of people allowed in to rampage the store of its bargains. We did well, and only spent a total of ÂŁ160.00. Unfortunately there was no Next tea towels or anything for our home, which was a real shame.

On a plus side though, Kelly and I kitted ourselves out with jeans, cardigans, perfumes, socks, underwear and tops, oh and some more pyjamas. We did very well indeed. Next stop was McDonalds for a breakfast meal, followed by home for a bath and try on of our clothes, before heading to the Asda sale for 9am.

 

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Winter Fuel!

Remember that faulty heater we returned to Argos for a refund? Well, it’s quite funny actually. A few days later we were sat watching Master Chef, when the iPhone rang – it was Kelly’s lovely mum. Kelly’s mum explained that she had seen a Warmlite heater in the Asda store at Teesside Park, so she purchased it for us. She then explained that she was en-route back to Darlington and would drop it off for us before she heads home.

Meanwhile, Kelly and I had already purchased another heater from Poundstretcher (which was in the sale!), as a ‘spur of the moment’ thing! So, seen as we had our new heater on heating up our cold living room, we jumped up and removed it out of sight!

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Kelly’s mum arrived with the new Warmlite heater, which funnily enough was the exact same as our old heater from Argos – only it was cheaper!

So anyways, with Master Chef on pause and Kelly’s mum now out of the vicinity, it was time to unbox our new Warmlite heater and test it out. I set up the heater within minutes and plugged it into the mains. So far so good! We kept the box though, just in case we experienced the same problem as last time with this Warmlite electric heater.

Deciding that the Warmlite oil filled electric heater was far better than the Hyundai oil filled 1500W electric heater, it was time to climb back in to the industrial bin and retrieve the Hyundai heater packaging – luckily, it hadn’t been in there too long!

We dismantled the Hyundai heater, which is a lot smaller than the Warmlite heater, and I returned it back to the store the following day for a refund.

Then… You will never believe this!  The main storage heater in our ground floor flat completely broke. We couldn’t believe it – but are so thankful that Kelly’s mam bought us a brand new electric heater.

 

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Ice-Clock Alarm Clocks: Review!

How super cool are these little beauties? We will definitely be getting one of these for our guest bedroom. The white Ice Clock with alarm is awesome and super trendy – wouldn’t you agree?

Featuring a 14.5cm diameter with 4.5cm depth, these designer alarm clocks are rather cute.  The IAF.WE white Ice alarm clock is manufactured in keeping with the classic Ice-Watch design.  This alarm clock features a stainless steel pull out stand to the reverse, analogue display and a snooze button.  The clock also features a backlight which is activated by pressing and holding the snooze button, as well as that all important alarm feature which is activated/ deactivated by twisting the crown to the on/ off position.  The white Ice-Watch alarm clock is like no other alarm clock we have seen before.  The Ice alarm clocks benefit from three-hand Quartz movement, with the second hand sweeping continuously around the face and offering silent movement.  Ice Clock alarm clocks are the latest bedside accessory, which can be wall mounted if preferred.  The Ice-Clock Alarm Clock Collection is available in a variety of ten colours, and comes in official Ice-Clock packaging, with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.

What are your thoughts on these fantastic designer clocks? – feel free to like, comment and share!

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Ice-Phone: for retro style!

Remember that Ice-Watch Phone I was telling you guys about? Well I finally got my hands on the Ice-Phone IPF.SR silver Ice Phone! Kelly and I are planning on decorating our living room in the New Year, so I haven’t quite got around to taking it out of its box. The décor we have decided on so far is going to be charcoal grey with mustard – I can’t wait to see how it will look in our newly decorated lounge.

I have had a play around with one of these Ice Phones (the IPF.YW to be precise), which are flying out the office at my day job due to popular demand. I love the choice of colours, as well as the fact that they are bold and create a statement retro look. The Ice Phone is available in red, black, white, yellow, silver (grey), pink, green, pink, orange and purple. The Ice-Watch phone is compatible with most devices. Such devices include Apple iPad, Tablets, iPhones, Smartphones, laptops and Blackberry phones, and so on.  Ice-Phone even turns your PC in to a Skype phone, how cool is that? For devices which don’t have a 3.5mm jack, you can purchase the appropriate adaptor separately, ensuring you get the most out of your must have mobile phone accessory.

So let’s have an in depth look at the Ice Phone. First off the Ice Phone looks visually pleasing with its bold matt colour. The Ice Phone is durable and light, and comes complete with matching coloured stand.

The stand accommodates most mobile phones and features a cut out slot at the back of the stand, which can accommodate phone charging whilst the phone is docked on the stand – obviously using your existing phone charger.

The Ice Phone is constructed out of some form of coated plastic, which gives the feel of soft touch silicone. I have to admit, the finish of the Ice Phone is awesome. The handset features a cord which is plugged in to your mobile phone via the headphone jack. The handset itself is of a retro design and features a push button which allows you to answer/ hang up/ mute the phone, without needing to touch the mobile phone – pretty awesome huh?

Although the Ice Phone can be used in the style of a retro traditional phone, it is also portable.  The Ice-Phone handset can be carried around anywhere. Using the Ice Phone handset on the go helps eliminate almost 100% of radiation to your brain.  Check out some celebrities below who are already using their Ice Phone style mobile phone accessories.

The Ice-Phone is manufactured to an extremely high standard, with attention to detail. Designed and manufactured by Ice-Watch, the Ice Phone is becoming a very popular choice amongst Ice-Watch fans, especially those individuals who love to accessorise their trendy style that one step further.  Ice-Phone is available from many stores but I purchased my grey Ice Phone IPF.SR from Tic Watches, official UK stockists of Ice-Phone. The Ice Phone comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty and has a price tag of around £30.

Happy shopping my lovely blogging friends, feel free to share, like and comment!

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Ice-Watch brings out Ice-Phone!

Following on from Ice-Clock, have you guys seen the brand new Ice-Phone which is due to hit the UK in November? Tic Watches are going to have the Ice Phone available in the Ice-Watch department. How do I know this? Because I just do! As soon as I get my hands on these amazing iPhone accessories, I will be doing an in depth review.

Until then… you guys will just have to admire these awesome mobile phone accessories from the picture above.

 

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What to do with your retro Apple iMac!

Hey my lovely bloggers! How are you all? Today’s post is all about Angel and Diesel (our two cats). Basically when Kelly, from Its a Pussy Cats Life, advised me she had found some old pictures of a cool pet bed idea I sent her donkeys years ago I thought I’d share it with you guys! Unfortunately we had already sold our retro Apple iMac Snow Edition prior to me finding this idea, so I was unable to strip my iMac of it’s insides to carry out this fantastic DIY project! OK, so here it is – an Apple iMac pet bed!

I love this idea, it’s so simple and a cool way to be unique! These designer cat beds from Atomic Attic are awesome. Not only do they use iMac’s for their cat bed designs, they even use old retro TV’s and old suitcases. Check out these cats below sporting their trendy cat beds – how cool are these guys?!

Oh, and just so you know – that green vintage Samsonite vanity case on the bottom left (pictured above) excited us so much, as we have the exact same one gathering dust on a shelf behind the fabric screens in our home office. Hmmmm, time to take a Phillips screwdriver to it and dismantle it for Angel and Diesel – if Kelly allows me to that is! I mean, I’ll have to come out with a good defence when she asks me where we’re going to put such a cat bed.  I guess I’ll have to keep you guys posted on this future DIY project.

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