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Friday Finds | #2 Autumn Inspirations

I need to try and get a bit more regular with these Friday Finds posts. This week it's been all autumnal for me as we get closer and closer to the end of summer. I actually adore the change and the hustle and bustle that it brings - over the next few weeks I'll be unpacking my warmer clothes, deciding on what pieces I want to add to my autumn winter wardrobe and preparing for the dreaded frizz that comes with the autumn drizzle and wind *sigh* If you're feeling a bit sad about the sun going away I hope these 'finds' pep you back up. 

Pressed Flower Candles // The Free People blog is one of my favourite places to visit online and because it filled with the best features, photos and DIYs. This pressed flower candle is just one of those crafty makes that stood out this week and can be altered to suit any season.  

Saigon Cinnamon Chocolate Pops // Oh yum! summer may be nearing an end but these beautiful lollies break the normal seasonal rule. I also learnt that Saigon is Vietnamese cinnamon, who knew there were different types? As a cinnamon lover, this leaves me both intrigued and excited and I'll have to get my hands on some for this tasty recipe. 

Apple & Peanut Butter Granola // I used to eat a lot of granola until I realised how bad it was for your health, these days I worry less purely because I make my own and know exactly what's in it - granola's a great food for snacking on, using in cakes, as toppings and as cereals. My sons love homemade granola in their packed lunch and this recipe which was found on The Kitchn blog is so tasty looking that I had to include it, I also love the photography on this blog you should really check it out. 

Autumn Bunting DIY // It's my favourite season so expect lots of autumn-inspired posts. Typically the first things I change when we're heading into a new season is my home decor (cushions, ornaments, candles, bedding etc) and my wardrobe. I like to swap out shades and tones to make me feel happier and I really love how simple this DIY is but how effective it can look if done right. I've already bookmarked it as my sons want to get in on this action, your kids might love to get involved with your own DIY too. 

Gennine's Art Prints // I've followed Gennine for many years over on Etsy and Facebook and I'm always just so awe-inspired by her creativity and artwork. Of course, this means that I love absolutely everything she creates but I really love her Three Little Birds print - I can totally imagine it on my wall for autumn (and beyond) and it just installs a sense of raw, bohemian calm when I look at it. Her prints are really affordable and are the type that just sit well in all decor styles. 

Re-purposing Sweaters DIY // Old sweaters turned into a cosy house or welly socks? Yes please! I don't know where this image originally came from or if there's a tutorial so please let me know if you're aware of it but looking at the image, I do think it's pretty clear how it would work. Cut, sew the bottom together and then either just sew along the top to stop it fraying or add some elastic - fold over the top of the sleeve and hem (if you want a tighter top). I'll see if I can create my own version tutorial if anyone would like that. 


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  1. The apple and peanut butter granola sounds yummy! totally agree its definatley best making it yourself so you know what is in it :D
    Sounds like a brilliant idea making old jumpers into winter socks! I wish I could do that.
    Melissa x

    1. Thanks Melissa, I have my eye on hubsters old jumpers :) I'm pretty sure strong wonderbed or iron on webbing would suffice in place of a sewing machine (I think) x

  2. Oh I've been looking for a good granola recipe for a while! Great


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