Monday, 2 May 2016


Genesis 2:22-24
22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Congratulations to my beautiful friend Afua and her beloved husband. Do have a wonderful marriage.

Thanks for stopping by.
Smooches, Mariànne 

Dress: Splurge or Save,  Coat: Buy it Here  Heels: Get it Here

Monday, 14 March 2016


Hello people, It's part two of my previous post.  CLICK HERE  to catchup if you missed it. ( where I reviewed flowers I got for free from TESCO.COM)

So as promised in that post, I am going to share with you some ways to style your  home with flowers. In one of my previous post about home decor, someone requested that I show ways to style the home. So hope this is helpful.
I took these photos day three of bringing the flowers home and they are still going strong so thumbs up to Tesco for that. I may not find links to the items in this post but I will put thumbnails of similar items at the bottom of the photos if you are interested. Just click on the small photos to get to the item.:)


You can always add a touch of your personality to anywhere around your home .
At the moment I am loving the gold trend. I got this gorgeous  knotted effect photo frame from TKMAXX.Instead of a photo, I have written down on it our WIFI Password for when we get guests.I got the elephant   candle holder from a thrift store.The rose gold  tealight holder is from Home Bargain store.


I get a lot of questions about this chanel parfum vase. I got a clear vase and printed out a logo I designed and basically  glued it onto a clear vase.
I got the candle holder from B&M. It's mercury glass with a nice textured look to it.


I painted this canvas by myself so i can give a direct link. But you can totally make one for your self by grabbing some acrylic  paint and going crazy on a canvas.
And of course I am a proud Ghanaian so i had to rep that at my home. I  got the Ghana Coat of Arms plate from the Elmina castle when I went to Ghana. I got the gold Blackpool tower from a thrift shop. That gold storage box is a repurposed 1million perfume box. I got the red candle from Primark. Who said that you can only decorate with ball baubles at Christmas eh? 


Wednesday, 9 March 2016


Let me begin this post by saying fare thee well to the fifth beatle , Sir George Martin. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Apparently spring has sprung somewhere in the world but definitely not in England. That I'm sure of. I looked out of my window last Sunday and it was snowing, so very apt!
Anyway lets talk about happier things. When I think of spring I think of flowers. In today's post I am bringing you part one of a two part post.

This post is a review of real flowers from (I know, I'm the fake flowers kind of girl but hey, it's not like I've got to grow them and make sure the don't die right?)
Disclosure, I am a member of the Orchard at Tesco and that basically mean that I get the opportunity to try out products for tesco.
I picked these goooRgeous tulips (in an Italian accent just for effect) from my local tesco shop and truly I've got one word J'adore!

The second post coming up soon will be how I style my home with these flowers. KEEP THEM PEELED.

This bunch retails for £5 and there is quite a bit in there. About 15 individual ones.  That's awesome considering how fresh and beautiful they are . Seriously, you would be paying quite a bit for these if you went to a florist.
Next time you wnt to buy flowers just go to tesco.The flowers at the grocers is equally as good dont get it twisted. It's convenient to purchase  these. You could even buy them online at Tesco Direct and have them delivered to you. They stock a variety of flowers, so you have quite a choice.
 The only thing was that there was no flower food in the package. Not sure if it was an omission. But in all I will totally recommend buying fresh flowers from Tesco.