The things I loved in the Holidays.

sunday swooning1Hello, lovelies!

Happy Friday (for some of you)! Week one of Term two over and to be honest I have found it very tricky to get back into the swing of things.  For some unknown reason I haven’t been sleeping very well, I have only been getting about 5 hours each night. So school has well and truly taken a hold of me but I thought I would share and reminisce on the things I loved during the holidays!

01. SHOPPING

As it was my birthday in April (there’s a post on that) I had some birthday spending money! I loved walking around the shops with my mum, brother, and friends without a time frame. I got some gorgeous clothes and knickknacks that I will share with yall soonish!

02. CITY EXPLORING

Auckland is a pretty big place and I think there is nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. I walked down Queens street,  Walked around Wynyard Quarter and checked out the World Masters games entertainment hub on Queen’s wharf, I went to Devonport, shopped at Britomart.  I had a fabulous time!

03. EATING

As I had more time in my day I put a little bit more time in the food I made and ate and also cooked some pretty good dinners. Eating out was pretty damn good too! 😉

04. ROOM RE-ARRANGING

As you may know, I change my room around and update my mood boards almost every week! I had a blast with all my free time having a major sort out of everything and making my room look beautiful and cosy for Autumn! Tell me if you want to see!

05. CRAFT

I spent day’s chopping things out of magazines, I made my very first wall hanging, I did some sewing. It was really nice to have the time to do some crafty things. It sounds awful but I hadn’t for a long time.

06. READING

ahh, I read books, magazines, design books, blog posts, articles, newspapers. My heads a hive of information.

xxx F

F R A N K I E B R A D F O R D

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stocking stuffers!

hello lovelies!

Christmas is fast approaching! which is amazing, but if you don’t have all ya shopping organized, pretty stressful!

i always find that small pressie, stocking stuffers, and secret Santa pressies are the hardest to buy! I’m not quite sure why but i always feel that they still have to be special!

i thought i would help you lovely folk out and share some of my ideas with you!

much love, frankie.b!

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01. a candle, i NEVER buy candles and pretty smelling goodies fo myself but i am always very happy to receive them! i think a lovely candle is a super idea for a little addition to your buddies Chrissy haul! i LOVE this George and Edi one  in the scent vanilla and anise! *swoon* p.s make sure you know what kinda smells they are into!

02. fruity tea! oh me goodness T2 have some super cute gift boxes filled with yummy fruit tea! i spoilt myself and got the peachy one! i think these make excellent little gifts! also, there are so many cute tea brands around now! red seal is another fav and it’s also pretty cheap!

03.  coin purse, i got given this cute one from rubi shoes and i love it! (thx bella) it’s tropical and lovely and perfect for change for summer ice creams! i love receiving wallets and bags and i am sure someone special in your life does too!

04. ama balm is perfect for your adventurous friend! my favs are the salty balm and the biting bug balm! both prefect for protecting your skin in the summer!

05. ORE design soy wax melts, like i said with the candles, ya cannot pass on pretty smelling things for Christmas! these smell like literal heaven if heaven was made out of blackberries and vanilla!

06. nail polish! love this mecca cosmetica one from their holiday range! would make a super sweet little gift and i think its deep blue is a color is lovely!

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thanks for reading! xx

my christmas wish list!

hello lovelies!

welcome to blogmas day 2! yay!

i am so excited for christmas! we put up our christmas tree last night so now or house feels all christmasy! i have been constantly listening to christmas songs! my favorite is feliz navidad at the moment!

hope you are enjoying advent and happy friday!

F x

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gorman socks // i love printed socks and i want to add a gorman pair to my collection!

bloom by estee lalonde // absolutely adore estee so her book is a must have for me!

palm peach clutch // eeekkk! peachy palmyness gorgeousness!

tigerlily bikini // i really need a new kini top and i have major heart eyes on this one!

black washi tape //  i think black washi tape looks better when your hanging prints!

2017 seed heritage dairy // this is super lovely and it’s also blush pink and gold so i love it!

 

ive been shopping!

hello lovelies!

long time no see!

ahh, exams are over and i am totally ready for the summer holiday! yay! i feel that when it is exam time that’s all i talk and hear about! i am awfully sorry if you still have some to go! best of luck!

i spent some money and i thought i would show you what i got because i think it’s all pretty damn cute and lovely!

enjoy!

xxx frankie.b !

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01. mecca cosmetica nail polish – oh me oh my it’s navy and shiny and the packaging is beautiful! totally recommend as its lasts for ages on without a base or top coat!

02. rifle paper co pencil – oh yes i brought another one! this one is from iko-iko and it’s my fav! i have a trio of them!

03. patch – i went to the indie market at ASB showgrounds and i got it from a super cute store and i absolutely love it as it looks like the com des garcons heart!

04. cooper bulldog clip – from iko-iko again and i do have a little obsession with bulldog clips if that’s even possible?

05. ORE soy melts – oh lordy loo these smell like heaven! i popped them in my Scentsy warmer and my whole room smelled of blackberry and vanilla in 5 minutes!

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Christmas gift guide!

eeekk! Christmas is getting closer!

I AM SO EXCITED! I’m actually wrapping myself in tinsel right now! (no joke)

here are my guides on what to get the ladies (mum,aunties,nana) , lads (dad, uncle, grandad) ya girl and guy friends and of course the little kiddo’s in ya life! I love buying and wrapping pressie so here are a few idea’s for you! stay tuned for some wrapping ideas soon! 🙂

please do tell me if you buy any of these pretty things! i would LOVE to know!

kisses and Christmas wishes!

xxx frankie!

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loving lately!

hello my lovelies!

nice to see you! happy saturday, i absolutely LOVE the weekends! i have almost reached 300 followers on Instagram,  when i do i will host a little giveaway with some red-seal tea! stay tuned for that!

here a few things i have been loving!

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flowers! especially this little bunch of wild flowers and herbs from my little garden!

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my new copper wire storage box which was only $8 from the warehouse! bargain!

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breakfast! i have been loving yummy muesli with yogurt and of course strawberries are back in season and i cannot get enough of them!

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my new self arrangement! loving my new pale pink plate from the brand spanking new adairs at sylvia park!

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collaging! i have been chopping things out of magazines  putting together little pages in my notebook! it is actually very therapeutic and it gets all the creative juices flowing!

what have you been loving?

xx frankie.b

 

shopping in wellington!

hello, lovelies!

I have found some more wellington photos to share! let’s go!

// M A T C H B O X

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pins, patches, zines, art, and supah cute stationary, this was frankie heaven!

 

// L E T . L I V

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loved everything in this shop! it was so dreamy!

// L O R E T T A

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Oh, how I miss Loretta! the food was amazing, the decor was amazing, and the people were amazing!

// SMALL ACORNS

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oh how i loved small acorns! i actually miss it sooo much!

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i hope you enjoyed! if you plan on going to wellington e-mail me at: frankiebradfordblog@gmail.com and i can give you the locations of these places and many more places to go!

xxx f