Beauty Obsessed Gift List – Christmas 2017

We have a bit of a secret beauty obsession so it felt only right to put together our top picks for Christmas 2017. We’ve split it into three categories: Save (£15 or less) Spend (£30 or less) and Splurge (£30+). This list has been curated for the beauty lovers or novices all of the products…

Gift List For Your Dog – Christmas 2017

We’re kicking off our Christmas gift list series with a doggy special as luckily Monty wrote his letter to Santa early this year. Oversized Elephant – this will be a perfect sleeping companion for a growing pup. Yes it won’t last forever but luckily we find his ‘sleeping’ toys don’t get eaten too quickly as…

The Truth About Owning A Puppy – Month 1, Monty

Outside of random forum threads we couldn’t find an honest account about the truth of owning a puppy. Despite being brothers Lars & Monty are such different dogs and we’ve had really different experiences. This post is for all the thinking about it dog parents, the ones in the thick of it and just the…

‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’ Boxes

Picking bridesmaids was super easy I’ve been best friends with Sophie & Claire since I was 12 and Holly & I have been inseparable since we met in our first year of university. I’m sure they pretty much knew this too but I did want to show my girls how important they were to me…

The Blacksmith Wedding – The Bell Inn, Hampshire

On the 12th August 2017 team Sage Joan headed to The Bell Inn in Hampshire for one of our best friends weddings. Stacey got engaged in front of the northern lights a little over 18 months before – and we were beyond excited to be heading to her big day. The Bell Inn is nestled…

Hosting a grey & white baby shower

I’ve been involved in a few baby showers over the last few years but have never had the chance to plan one solely from start to finish. As soon as my best friend announced her pregnancy to us earlier this year I’ve been pinteresting all of the cute baby shower idea’s I could think of….

Introducing Lars & Monty – Cockapoo Puppies

Since the beginning of the year we’ve both been swooning over puppies – literally ALL the puppies. As keen dog sitters (literally we’ll look after your mum’s friend’s neighbour’s dog) it really hit home this year that one of our own was the next step in adulthood. With homes of our own & jobs where…

Choosing A Wedding Venue

As I mentioned in my post ‘how to start wedding planning’ finding a venue was the key part of the early stages of wedding planning that started a domino effect of so many decisions. I’ve followed quite a few local wedding photographers on Instagram for the last year or so – this gave me quite a…

Sausage Dog Holiday

It’s no secret that here at Sage Joan we LOVE dogs. Big dogs, small dogs, fluffy dogs, slinky dogs – we love them all. So when Mr P said we were looking after a sausage dog for two weeks for someone he works with, I couldn’t have been happier. Belle the slinky sausage dog is…

Preparing for a Puppy: Shopping List

In the run up to Lars & Monty coming home we’ve been scouring the internet & reading all of the books to work out the best things to get and do ready for their arrival. Finding everything we need hasn’t actually been the easiest so we thought a compilation of our puppy starter packs would…

The Perfect Summertime Frozen Margarita

My favourite Friday night is  good movie and all the margaritas. I’ve been known to spice up a margarita with a little passion fruit or raspberry syrup – but in all honesty I like them pure and simple the most so after drinking many variations here’s my recipe for the perfect summertime frozen margarita: Ingredients: …

Cider & Bacon Chicken with Olive Oil mash

I love having dinner with my parents. Weird? Maybe, but family, wine and delicious food are some of my favourite things in the world so a combination of them is a winner in my book. They are coming after work and because I won’t get home until after 5, what I cook needs to be…