Well it's been a right old week hasn't it? Earlier this week we were hit by Storm Abigail and right on it's tail the UK then had Storm Barney. Thankfully we've been protected from the worst of it, there were awful gusts of wind all through the night and it's been raining incessantly now for well over a week.
During both storms the rain was so heavy it hammered against the windows and scared our furbaby Jade, who absolutely refused to go for her walks bless her. The farthest she would wander from the house was onto the grass in the back garden. As if her fear of the dark wasn't enough to cope with, wee lamb :/ I know I'm being very boring here honeys but I repeat, I absolutely want to be a grizzly bear and hibernate till Spring! I'm so not a Winter person.
I'm in need of cheering up today so I thought I'd share what I've done with those adorable little owls I mentioned recently :)
I wanted to be able to see them every day, that was after all why they were bought, because they made me smile :) I was fairly certain I wanted them to stay together too, since I just love how they look together, like a little owl family :)
Then the penny dropped! We have a little one drawer unit which sits between the fireplace and the television in our living room. Until now the top of this unit was home to a couple of candles (I adore gorgeously scented candles) but since I can see this little unit when I walk into the living room it seemed like the perfect place for adorable owls......
They seem to like their new home :) This little unit used to be a telephone table once and has moved around our home since then. The pretty basket sitting under the drawer is home to various household magazines and catalogues, including my collection of Ikea catalogues which I love to refer back on. I love to relax with a lovely cup of tea (or hot choc with mini marshmallows on cold days) and lose myself in beautiful design and fabulous rooms. Looking at my little basket I think it's time I had a clear out, it's looking very busy! These days I tend to find my gorgeous design joy via the fabulous Decoist and Homedit websites. If you haven't been to either site make a coffee and do visit. You'll love them!
As you can see honeys the little "hear no evil..." owls look just adorable keeping their cookie jar friend company. I added a couple of pretty tea light holders in the shape of hearts in front of them saying hope and dream, just because :)
I saw them again online last week on impulse I ordered one to sit by my desk.
I'm going to have to be firm with myself now though, or the cute owl thing could so easily become an obsession :) No more owls Rosie! :)
What's making you smile honeys? Have you accidentally started a collection of anything? If so, do share I'd love to hear about it. It's gotten dark again outside, I have to go close the curtains in an effort to keep the cold and dark outside. What about you? Are you a Summer baby like me who dreads the cold and darkness of Winter? Or do you look forward to mittens, scarves and crispy snow underfoot?
Till next time dear ones, stay warm, smile lots and hug even more, huggles always xx