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Hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday. After last night’s raging storm, we had rain and hail this morning which finally cleared away to leave us with a glorious sunny afternoon. Right now, a roast chicken is cooking in the oven, the children are playing quietly (probably up to no good but I’m prepared to ignore that for the moment) having been outside to burn off some of their energy, and I’m feeling virtuous after my workout at the gym this morning.

Here is a quick roundup of some of my favourite links from around the web this week:

1. Twelve things every home should have

2. Fourteen foreign films that will make you believe in crazy true love

3. An essential tool for all bloggers/Instagrammers: Take your selfies to another level with this Muku Shuttr iPhone camera remote control

4. The best street style accessories spotted at New York Fashion Week

5. Maybe it’s because I’m on a health kick at the moment but the mere sight of these banana cupcakes with cinnamon frosting on Pinterest made my mouth water

6. See all the latest home trends for spring 2014

7. Get the low-down on how to dress like one of my all-time favourite style icons, Sienna Miller

8. Stickygram comes up trumps again with this neat idea to transform your photos into magnetic jigsaws

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More Instagram tips

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{Some of my favourite Instagram pictures}

I don’t know about you but I love Instagram – it’s such a fantastic way of capturing the moment and, let’s face it, even the most mundane picture will look pretty with an added filter. If we’re talking Social Media, I much prefer it to Facebook and Twitter (which I really don’t get on with but that’s a different story..)

Having already ordered two sheets of fridge magnets from Stickygram (they should arrive any day now), I’ve found some other great ways of preserving your best Instagram snaps:

1. Design your own mobile phone (or iPad) case using your Instagram photos at Casetagram.

2. Log onto Postagram and make postcards out of your Instagram pictures to send to friends and family.

3. Turn your images into cool stickers to put on letters, cards, notebooks etc at Instagoodies.

4. Printstagram lets you develop and print your Instagram photos. Create a poster sized collage of your favourite images or turn them into greeting cards, a mini book or a calendar.

What do you think of Instagram – love it, loathe it? I would also love to hear if you have any other tips on what to do with your Instagram pics.

 

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I wanted to share with you some of my favourite links that I’ve come across on the Internet in the last week:

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1. What makes a home happy? Hint: It’s not designer furniture or immaculate carpets… (Thehappiesthome.com)

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2. I’ve discovered a great website for furniture and home inspiration: Nest.co.uk I want this chair for the desk in my bedroom.

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3. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Read this article to find out. I think I’m a sociable introvert (if there is such a thing?) who prefers one-to-ones and smaller groups. I get quite shy at larger gatherings and absolutely loathe networking.

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4. Emails and texts are great but sometimes only proper stationery will do and you can’t go wrong with classic Smythson of Bond Street.

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5. Check out the best new nail polishes for Fall. Which one is your favourite?

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6.Halloween is fast approaching and I can’t wait to get our box of decorations and costumes down from the loft. Here are some great tips for decorating your house.

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7. Turn your Instagram photos into fridge magnets at Stickygram. They cost $14.99 per sheet of 9 and shipping is free worldwide. I just ordered two sheets today so will let you know what I think when they arrive.

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8. If, like me, you struggle to keep on top of all the clutter that mysteriously accumulates in the house, Oprah’s ‘organizational guru’ Peter Walsh has some very useful strategies to get you on the right track.