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2016 Christmas Gift Guide from Oh So Cherished

Healthy Hedonist Cocktail Recipes

Looking for Gift-spiration – We Have it All Wrapped Up! Christmas gift buying can be a time-consuming business.  You want to get something a little bit different, but after several fruitless google searches you end up buying vouchers.  So, to save you from hours spent surfing the net, we’ve come up with some Giftspiration, just for you. Fun and Quirky Gifts for under £10 Have you ever wanted to buy something inexpensive online and then come unstuck with high delivery charges?  Us too!  Which is why we offer free standard delivery, so you only pay for the item itself.  So if you’re looking for stocking fillers or a secret santa...

6 Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

We love getting creative here at Oh So Cherished.  if you want to create some spooktacular home decorations, or you just need to keep the small people entertained, we have selected some great halloween craft ideas for you.  Don’t worry if you’re short on time, we’ve included some really simple ideas that will only take you 10 minutes or less. For the more ambitious among you, we’ve also found some rather fabulous pinterest-worthy treats too! (Short on time) 10 Minute Makes Halloween Bat This cute little halloween bat literally takes five minutes and the best news is that you probably have most bits and pieces at home already.  It’s easy...

Hen Party Planning Dos & Don’ts

Hen Party Night Book from Oh So Cherished

The Dos and Don’ts of Planning the Perfect Hen Party Being designated Chief Bridesmaid or Maid of Honour can be a tricky business with a whole host of responsibility!  Here are Oh So Cherished’s list of Do’s and Don’ts of planning the perfect hen party. Do 1. First of all, speak to the bride.  Ask if she has specific ideas about what she wants, and maybe even more importantly, what she doesn’t.  If she’s not sure and needs a bit of inspiration, ask about hen dos she’s been on and what she liked best from those. 2. Set up a Whatsapp or Facebook group to keep people up-to-date. 3. Hold...

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Gold Jewellery

Our last blog post looked at the best way to clean silver jewellery.  We thought we’d follow this up with a similar post about cleaning gold jewellery.  So if your solid gold jewellery is looking sad rather than shimmering, read on! All about Gold Gold jewellery is never usually made from 100% (24ct) gold, pure gold being too soft for everyday use.  Instead it’s alloyed with other metals to create gold which is between 9 and 18 carat.  There are three types of gold commonly found in jewellery: yellow, white and rose gold. Yellow gold is usually a mixture of pure gold, copper and silver.  White gold is a mixture...

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Silver Jewellery

'Moon and Back' Silver Ring Necklace

Is your silver jewellery looking more dull than dazzling? If your once-shiny jewellery is now looking a little lacklustre – Fear not!  We have the lowdown on cleaning silver jewellery. All about Silver Silver jewellery is not actually 100% silver.  Most is 92.5% silver mixed with other metals, usually copper.  Silver is stable in oxygen and water. the surface tarnishes because of a reaction with sulphur compounds present in the air.  This reaction causes the formation of a black layer on the surface. Occasionally a person with particularly moist skin may find that the sterling silver stains their skin green.  Plus, did you know that sometimes even the medicine that...

Need a New Baby Gift? What Parents Really Want

If you’re looking for new baby gift ideas – we have you covered! There’s nothing more magical than the arrival of a new little bundle of joy.  Choosing a new baby gift can be a tricky business.  Especially if you don’t know the mum-to-be very well and have no idea what they already have.  Each and every gift I received was much appreciated, but looking back there were some that were particularly useful, often unexpectedly. So we’ve put our thinking caps on and come up with a foolproof(ish) list of presents that will be gratefully received, however well-prepared the expectant parents are. Our essential new baby gift list 1. Good...

Top Tools for Organising a Wedding

Leather Wedding Organiser

This week we wanted to compile a short post (because we know you’re busy organising a wedding) packed with useful resources to help you start planning, so you can relax.  Ok, maybe not relax, but at least feel a bit more in control! Wedding Organisers No, not an actual person to organise everything for you (sorry), although that would be lovely!  We’re talking about a little handy book you can carry everywhere with you to write down all those essential details, and make sure nothing gets forgotten. Our previous blog post was all about the joys of writing things down with a trusty pen and paper.  Organising a wedding is...

Why It’s Time To Grab Your Notebook

As a child I remember returning to school in September only to find I had virtually forgotten how to write with my pen (was that just me?).  Fast forward to now and I fear I am again losing the ability to use my fingers for anything other than typing and messaging on an array of electronic devices. Turns out I’m not the only one.  A 2013 British survey (commissioned by Docmail) encompassing 2,000 people showed that one in three had not hand-written anything in six months! Luckily for me, I work for a business that sells beautiful notebooks; Oh So Cherished is helping me fall back in love with writing...