This weekend. Heaven. There was sunshine. There was good coffee. There was a kid-free mini road-trip with the Mister. There was splashing in the sea with the little Miss. There was carrot cake. There was time spent with a bestie who lives far, far away. There was my sister. There were lots of toddler sized giggles. The cutest giggles in the world.
There were plans made...the type of plans that give you butterflies.
I try very hard to be on the anti-valentine's bandwagon. I really do. I know it's consumerist. I know it's commercialised. I know it's vomit-worthy.
The problem is...I love an excuse to celebrate. An excuse to be all geeky romantic and spend time with the mister. So this V-Day I will be packing a picnic complete with love notes and letting myself be totally uncool and enjoy a little commercial romance.
Here are some things that would make your fave man happy on Valentine's Day.
Hi. I’m Jennie Smith.
I like recycling. I like trying to preserve our amazing planet too.
I also like designing and wearing pretty things.
Unfortunately these interests are often contradictory.
So...I created ‘Rejenerate’. Just so I could, you know, get all my interests on the same page.
Now I spend most of my time hunting down vintage fabrics, pre-loved clothes, unloved curtains and recycled bits and pieces and upcycling them into lovely new handbags and fashion accessories.
That way I can still sleep at night if I have the urge to accessorise each outfit with a different handbag.
And so can you.