Another confession

So today I did something horrible. Something that hurt me deep down where my soul resides. What did I do you ask? What could be so horrible? Well I'll tell I had to rip apart some of my favourite magazines!!! All in the name of research of course, so I guess you could say I had something forcing my hand. I had the shadowy spectre of my dissertation forcing me to take scissors and my best ripping skills to my magazines (my poor, poor babies).
This one survived of course ;-)

I know you're now thinking "get a grip Amanda they are magazines!" but seriously they are like family! Magazines to me are like little bitesized books, AND WE ALL KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT BOOKS!

I have confessed to being a hoarder in the past and if there is anything that makes up my hoard, more than books, it's magazines.
I get Grazia delivered every week, Tatler every month, and I've been known to pick up Glamour every month, Heat now and again, AND FHM when I like the girl on the cover! Do I read them all when I get them? Nope can't say that I do but that's the point of magazines they are for dipping in and out of when the mood takes you. This is why I have issues of Grazia from 2012,13 & 14 that are still in the wrapping they come in. It's why I have 2011 issues of Vogue on a shelf so I can read them when the mood takes me.

But today I dug out my beloved magazines and started tearing them apart, and it hurt :-(.
I tore and I ripped, and I cut and a little bit of me cried with every tear. BUT it's all for a good cause APPARENTLY.

I'm telling you my dissertation better be worth it!!

To cheer myself up I cracked open a bottle of wine and went on a bit of brand spree...which means you can now find LOVEANDOAS on Pinterest, as well as Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Bloglovin and the rest. Aren't I nice to you ;-).

Much Love

Date Night 2

So between my dissertation, other coursework, art, and generally being so ill I'm almost certainly in bed by 7pm-I felt like me and Damian were becoming *whisper it* boring. So on Wednesday I dragged my sorry ass away from everything and attempted a date was awesome! Yes I had my moments of headspinning, need to sit down before I throw up dizziness, and yes I was so tired by the end of it but hey I had fun while it lasted. 
We decided to try something different so we went to bars that we NEVER go to, drank drinks we'd never tried and just enjoyed each other's company. Pictures after the jump...
Cropped Sweater? Check! 
Cropped top peeking out? Check!
Denim look skater dress? Check! 
Fierce cut out boots? Check! 
Casual/Chic Outfit? Check! (IMHO).

Cocktails and Beer (okay D failed in trying new things here) at Paramount! 
Speaking of Paramount...their decor is awesome, I definitely wanted to "liberate" at least 3 of the pictures! 
Obligatory couples selfie- Celfie?
After a quick dinner at the Ferryhill House Hotel we hopped in a cab and landed at Dusk! Peach Bellinis and Old Fashioneds are beautiful-I recommend slowly sipping the all alcohol blend that is a bourbon old fashioned! The staff are welcoming, attentive and helpful...I'll be back! 
My fianc√© is a poser, it's just a fact BUT I'm a bit of a show-off so it works. It also explains why the night ended in the old faithful that is Cafe Bardots! Let me tell you that going from £7.50 cocktails to £1 drinks is dangerous...accidentally stayed out until after midnight BUT had an amazing time. 

So successful date night! I can't wait for the next one!

Much love 

My New Venture


Another super short post today...It's Grand National day so engrossed in watching my horses run really fast. 

Just thought i'd share this piece of work I made yesterday...

I'.m currently loving button art...which all started when I got a HUGE tub of buttons in a charity shop for £5. I originally bought them to make a present for my sister's birthday (she loves buttons) but because there are so many I've made a couple of other things to.

This one was made especially for an auction being run by Angel Wings, which is a charity very close to my heart. Click on their name their ^^^ to see what they do. 

If there is anything you would like me to turn into a work of button art please feel free to get in touch, and we may be able to work something out. 

Here's another one I made earlier...

Much Love

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