Friday, 28 August 2015

diy milly box {{new}}

This month the new { diy milly box } was launched!


The box contains a set of:
6 small white flat bags
6 medium white flat bags
6 raw wooden pegs
6 blank gift tags
6 blank heart gift tags
6 blank round gift tags
50 cm lace
50 cm string
50 cm ric rac

All these are blank for you to decorate to your heart's desire.


These are packaged together and is the perfect gift for a friend or yourself. You will always have a card or gift tag available for those unexpected gifts that have to be wrapped at the last minute. You can then decorate according to your own colour scheme or theme. You can give your creativity wings with Miss Milly!

If you would like to place an order, send an email to Miss Milly at missmillysa(@)gmail(dot)com xoxox

Monday, 17 August 2015

{ the serious deal box of love } from Elephantshoe Stationery Studio

The serious I love you box. The box of love. And so much more. It has become a reminder to me that life is short. And it is pretty.

Order that box now. Because tomorrow it might not be available anymore. Use that stamp now. Because tomorrow your inkpad might be dry. Use that baker's twine now. Because tomorrow your scissors might be blunt.

I wish I had ordered mine earlier. I wish I subscribed to the monthly I love you boxes. I wish I ordered the Save the date stamp for our wedding.

But I didn't. Because tomorrow was another day. And the day thereafter. And now it's too late :(

I gave a good few ballerina jumps when I received my box from Elephantshoe Stationery Studio. I have known about this box for.like.ever. but procrastinated day after day to order it. Then the news came on their blog that they are packing up to leave for the UK and that orders were closing for The Serious deal box of love. I was onto that order page quicker than you can say C for "Serious deal box of love" to order mine!

When it arrived and opened it, I sat in the car and took a deep breath because I realised that I will have this moment once and never again. I will never open another box like this. And in that moment a whole lot of things ran through my mind. 

A day will come to an end. And you will never get to have it again. A moment will pass. And you will never get to have it again. A chance will come. And you will never get to have it again. Life will end as you know it. And you will never get to live it again.


My Serious deal box of love was filled to the brim with pretties. The attention to detail is unbelievable. You feel so loved when you take the ribbon off. You feel like someone out there, thought of you and took the time to put pretty things together. Just for you.

My Serious deal box of love contains:
> Pink and grey bitty bags { Yay for pretty wrapping! }
> Pink fridge magnets { Every fridge deserves to be pretty }
> The tiniest gift tag with pegs and string
> Pink striped paper cups
> Baker's twine
> Just love Tattly temporary tattoo in gold { yay for pretty! }
> A Falala lalala lalala stamp { I am so gonna stamp my heart out! }
> Chalkboard stickers { Yayness! }


> My weekly planner { So needed for this bride-to-be because juggling between a grown up work, the #mcgillbruilof and Miss Milly takes serious planning! }
> A variety of gift tags and cards with envelopes


I have said it before and I will say it again:
"Thank you Sam for creating a box, filled with pretties and so much more. Thank you for reminding me with this box that: "Laundry is for later, love is for now." Wishing you and James and Mushroom all the happiness in the world in the UK! May there be loads of new rainbows to chase and dreams to dream!"

I will miss every. single. Elephantshoe photo on Instagram and Facebook. You have been an inspiration for me with my Miss Milly in many ways and I will keep following the Elephant to see where Life takes her...

Monday, 3 August 2015

dear { july }

Dear July,

Thank you for:

* pretty orders
* pretty flowers
* pretty lovilee
* pretty planning
* pretty parcels
* pretty eleshoe
* pretty boxes
* pretty craft room
* pretty tissue paper
* pretty life

Well, let's just say - thank you for all the prettiness :)

{ pretty orders }
I have always loved opening a pretty present. That moment when you receive it and you can't stop looking at it. Not ready to open it because you don't want to ruin the pretty packaging and savor it for a little while longer... 

Well that's what I want for every one receiving a Miss Milly pretty. A moment where you sit and think, I want to savor this moment for a little while longer. I hope all the pretty orders that went out to Miss Milly's friends, made them feel like just that!


{ pretty flowers }
There's a saying that goes: "When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other." Well I would leave the bread and buy a roll of washi tape instead...
Flowers make me happy. And you will always find them in our house. There is something about walking past them that brings comfort to my heart.


{ pretty lovilee }
It was so lovely to be part of the 2015 Lovilee Networking event that was hosted by KaRi from Lovilee, together with the creative ladies from M.Studio and Match Set Love. Miss Milly sent them some pretty washi pegs to take home with them!


{ pretty planning }
I am a serious list maker. Planner. I write down EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. And I plan. And make lists and lists within lists. And Miss Milly have some very exciting things planned for the second half of this year. { Where oh where, has the time gone? }


{ pretty parcels }
Wrapping pretty parcels are so easy and doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. And it is as simple as taking a bitty bag, close it up with some washi tape, add a card and envelope { from Miss Milly }, add an ombre heart-shaped sticker { from Oulik } and some ric rac from your local haberdashery shop and round it off with a washi tape cake flag { from Miss Milly }. And voila! You are good to deliver!


{ pretty eleshoe }
I gave a good few ballerina jumps when I received my box from Elephantshoe Stationery Studio. It is filled with the pretties of pretty stationery goodies and I cannot wait to start using it!


{ pretty boxes }
The new craft room needs some new pretty boxes for storage. I found these pastel colored ones from Mr Price Home and they come in various sizes. Perfect for all my craft niks naks!


{ pretty craft room }
Finally the craft room is super sorted and ready for some serious crafting! Can't wait to create Miss Milly pretties in here!


{ pretty tissue paper }
I am such a Mr Price Home fan! I found these pretty tissue papers at my local store and they are just what you need to wrap gifts!


{ pretty life }
I bought this incredibly beautiful real leather handbag from Poetry in March 2013 but kept it safely wrapped in its tissue paper... for one day. Feeling too sorry for it to use it. I took it out to start using it... because tomorrow might never come and I would never have had the opportunity to know what it feels like hanging over my shoulder.

Life is too short not to use your pretties... too short to keep it wrapped up for one day.