Love the little things #2

Love the little things Week #13 over with Morgana, week #2 at Cool Bananas HQ


Hey, Hey! It’s Friday y’all, can I get a ‘whoop, whoop’? This week has been a mixed bag: the 3 of us are still fighting a viral infection, which has lingered for weeks now. Come awwn! Hop along & Shoo…. Be Gone dreaded germs! Aside the grotty nasties, I’ve been a busy bunny (d’you like that? I managed to get a reference to Easter in there-I’m on a roll!).

Back in October my Dear friend H got engaged to G in a rather extravagant & opulent way- lets just say a plane, a helicopter, Monaco & a hillside were all involved (I said opulent, right?). Shortly upon her return she asked me to be her bridesmaid (this is how she asked me & 2 more of her girlies) I could have burst with excitement!!

Bridesmaid, wedding, dress,

& this is how she asked Me!

So keeping this in mind, this week I’ve:

  • Watched:


If, like me when you hear ‚Äòbridesmaid‚Äô you think of the film ‚Äòbridesmaids‚Äô & wonder, ‚Äòwhich character am i?‚Äô I‚Äôm ‘Annie’ Kirsten Wig: long time, childhood best friend of H. Slightly financially poor (being a mama doesn‚Äôt pay that well!) & slightly daft as a doorknob. Believe it or not H had never watched the film, so I sent her away, popcorn in arms, for her viewing pleasure‚Ķshe informed me that I also have the traits of ‘Megan’¬†Melissa McCartney ‚Ķ in that ‚ÄòYou say really funny things sometimes!‚Äô. Um, a compliment I think?! I couldn‚Äôt write this without a mention for ‘Rita’-the foul-mouthed cousin‚Ķ Mummy‚Äôs united?! We can all relate to her now & then!!

  • Read

Blogs, blogs & more blogs! I keep meaning to treat myself to Red & Harpers Bazar Magazines; I need a glossy pick me up. Oh & these turned up on my doormat this morning:

ASOS, Baukjen, fashion, clothes

As if I needed anymore encouragement for a ‘spring’ shopping spree, even if it is just a virtual one. Until the day arrives when the shops start accepting my monopoly money, I fear my Pinterest board will get a good spankin’!

  • Heard

It’s been around for a while, but I just adore Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynee: Rather be.

I discovered this laydee the other day: Maya Wolff & I her new single, not quite sure on it yet, although it is growing on me. It’s more of an ‘Ibiza’ hit I think. What do you reckon?

  • Made

Now, have you been paying attention? Do you think I’ve mentioned bridesmaid enough yet? Ahh heck, here it is again! So H is getting married & as we know the obligatory Hen party must be organised. I can’t make the ‘main event’ so I’ve been arranging a more intimate hen day (a classy ‘ladies’ day), which I refer to as ‘March Madness’, as it’s taking place tomorrow, in March-funnily enough! I won’t give anymore away as I’ve got a whole post planned on it. I’m pretty arty & creative so decided to try some slightly different hen party accessories. I purchased a printable file on Esty for these ‘pin up’ inspired lanyards & then the other accessories & made them into these:

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Alternative to Hen party badges..more elegant i think?

I used stickers & made our own personalized Chocolate bars for the favor bags.

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Personalised ‘hen party’ chocolate bars

I didn’t ‘technically’ make these- Prinster did, but I did get them made.

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Cardboard head cut outs. Thats H!

  • Wore

Well darn you weather! Just as I thought the winter coat & boots could be carefully returned to the wardrobe & stored for a few months, you’re icy cold self reared its ugly chilly head. I am most unimpressed! So, back on the winter boots went.

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Winter boots, hello again!

& In the coming weeks, I’m going to start a ‘work out’ series, including ‘gym style’ so you can expect some more of this:

gym, gym bunny, workout, clothes, workout clothes, sports, sports clothes, new balance, nike

Rockin’ the gym workout look. I hope! I lurve my newish ‘ new balance ‘ trainers.

I’ve decided to make more of an effort to document bears fashion, because even if I do say so myself ‘baby got style’! However, he’s decided to act camera shy ‘no cheese mummy. No cheese’: that’s ‘cheese’ of the cheesy grin variety. Instead I’ve been snapping away at his outfits sans le model!

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Baby brights…Sans le Model..

I’ve such a busy weekend to look forward to & I’m really excited! It’ll be the first day in a long time I’ll be without bear but doing something fun rather than attending appointments. I’m also thrilled to be catching up with our friends (who we visited out in Cayman) on Sunday as they’re here visiting London (I honestly feel like a child at Christmas!). How’s your week been & what’s on the agenda for you over the weekend?








  1. MrsCoolBananas
    30/03/2014 / 10:03 AM

    It was so original, & i loved how much thought she put into it, makes me chuckle even now. & Bridesmaids always make me smile! xx

  2. MrsCoolBananas
    30/03/2014 / 10:01 AM

    It’s such a feel good song isn’t it? I know its been around a while, but i still adore it when i hear it play! I hope the pin up girl will be well received! xx

  3. MrsCoolBananas
    30/03/2014 / 9:53 AM

    I’ve been enjoying it, but it’s been so time consuming-so i’ll be pleased when it’s all done: i’ll have more time for blog again! Thanks Lovely! xxxx

  4. MrsCoolBananas
    30/03/2014 / 9:52 AM

    Oh yes…the fox top! If you ask him ‘What does mr. fox say?’ he dances around & hums ‘that’ song (you know the one i mean!) Thanks for popping by! xx

  5. MrsCoolBananas
    30/03/2014 / 9:50 AM

    Thanks E! Excited & nervous…. but if it all goes well it should be a good one. Watch this space! xx

  6. MrsCoolBananas
    30/03/2014 / 9:50 AM

    It’s been around the block a bit, but i just love it whenever it plays- only just watched the video, it’s a little bit odd!! & thanks for the bridesmaid comment…Fingers crossed it all works out. I’ll keep you updated! xx

  7. Anna-Marie
    29/03/2014 / 5:08 PM

    Oh I love bridesmaid! I love the way your friend asked you too! hahaha

  8. 29/03/2014 / 8:34 AM

    I love that song too, I think it was one of my heards a few weeks ago.

    What a fab bridesmaid you are, love the pin up design x

  9. 28/03/2014 / 8:45 PM

    I love how much effort you have put into the hen do!! You’re so lovely. Bridesmaids is amazing, cracks me up everytime.

    Have fun at the hen do xxx

  10. 28/03/2014 / 5:18 PM

    What a fab way of asking you to be bridesmaid! That made me laugh.
    I love all the bridesmaid-y things you’ve done too. What a great job!
    I love the fox top! x

  11. 28/03/2014 / 4:06 PM

    Oh, I love it all Katrina! What a brilliant Bridesmaid you are – your favours and accessories look amazing! And I love that film – totally hilarious! Enjoy your weekend, and your ‘ladies day’. Sounds like a very classy affair! :). E x

  12. 28/03/2014 / 10:43 AM

    I love that Clean bandits song too! They were on the Radio 1 live lounge the other week and were fantastic , I was blown away.
    Love all your hen do bits, I wish you’d been my bridesmaid!! My hen do was just a meal and a night out, nowhere near as exciting as H’s! Have a fantastic time xxx

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