The new blog design is now completely finished. To celebrate, I wanted to hold a competition to say thank you to all of you who stop by for some wholehearted and slow living inspiration. I love to share little snippets of our days with you, things that I am thinking, and how we are managing to live more simply and slowly. I am very thankful that you make the time to read, it really means a lot to me, and I hope this blog always inspires you to find a moment of calm and creativity in your day.
This is doubly exciting because I also get to share with you one of my favourite products. These Bee Eco wraps are handmade on the sunshine coast in Australia, and are a fantastic sustainable food storage. I have had mine for almost a year now, and I absolutely love them. The smaller wraps are great to cover pots to store food in the fridge, and the larger wraps are perfect for sandwiches when we go on picnics. Anything you would use tinfoil, clingfilm or a plastic pot for, you can use these wraps instead, but brilliantly there is no waste.
We have all heard the phrase “feel the fear and do it anyway”, but what happens when your fear pretends to be something else? Unhelpfully fear can take many different guises, so how do we recognise that stealth fear that lurks within and pretends not to be fear at all? Then once we have established it is fear, how do we begin to move past it?
Here is the Monthly Voice for May, mostly it was full of lovely things.
The recently re-launched 91 magazine came out mid May and it was lovely to see my work in print. I had the pleasure of writing, styling and photographing the ‘Cook and Craft feature’. It’s a piece about three different makes using beetroot; a recipe for chocolate and beetroot cake, instructions on how to dye some cotton napkins, and a ‘how to’ craft your own gift tags using the beetroot leaves. It’s still available to buy in print here, and you can also buy a digital copy here. Here’s a sneaky peek below…
I loved the theme for May’s slow living collaboration – to ‘nurture’. As a mother it is second nature to nurture Bailey’s needs, and her little spirit, I have to admit though that I often forget to nurture myself. For the whole of May (well since Easter really) I have been trying to prioritise some time to ‘nurture’ me and my spirit too. Even though I am an advocate for slow living it doesn’t mean I manage to avoid life’s stresses, and it’s so easy to get caught up in all the things that need doing. I think when we are busy, our self-care can be the first thing to fall by the wayside – so for the last six weeks it has been all about filling my cup up.
Last months hashtag was a great way to delve even deeper into this important topic. I have so loved seeing the way you nurture yourselves, and those around you. Here are my favourites from May’s #slowliving_nurture gallery…
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