BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY AND HOMEMADE PARTY HATS

A birthday tea party and how to make these liberty print homemade party hats.I thought I would share a few photos from Bailey’s Birthday party and how to make the homemade party hats. She turned 6 back at the beginning of February and we had a small tea party for her at home.

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A SLOW AND NATURAL CHRISTMAS WITH DENBY

Christmas can be such a busy time of year. With all the festivities and all the extra things to do, it’s easy for it to pass by in a festive blur. Here's some of things we do in order to have a slow and natural Christmas...I find it’s really important to stop, take a breath and remind myself to be really mindful about what we commit to as a family, and make sure I am able to enjoy all the special times that December has to offer.

Christmas can be such a busy time of year. With all the festivities and all the extra things to do, it’s easy for it to pass by in a festive blur. I find it’s really important to stop, take a breath and remind myself to be really mindful about what we commit to as a family, and make sure I am able to enjoy all the special times that December has to offer.

Here are some of the things we do in order to have a slow and natural Christmas…

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INSPIRED BY NATURE: BOTANICAL TALES

Continuing the Inspired By Nature Series I am thrilled to be talking To Bex Partridge from Botanical Tales. Bex is a floral artist and makes the most beautiful wreaths and dried floral arrangements and also runs creative botanical workshops. Find out what inspires her most about nature and how she balances motherhood, work and her creativity…

Continuing the Inspired By Nature Series, I am thrilled to be talking to Bex Partridge from Botanical Tales. Bex is a floral artist and makes the most beautiful wreaths and dried floral arrangements and also runs creative botanical workshops. Mother of two beautiful boys, she is currently working as a brand marketer whilst she establishes her creative lifestyle business.

Find out what inspires her most about nature and how she balances motherhood, work and her creativity. Please welcome Bex…

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CREATING WITH NATURE WITH FARROW & BALL

Inspired by nature and creating with nature in collaboration with Farrow & Ball. Hop over to Geoffrey and Grace to see more photos...Well, you all know that nature is a big inspiration to me. Spending time outdoors and playing amongst nature is one of the main things that helps me slow down and of course it improves my well-being too.

Farrow & Ball have just launched a new range of floral themed wallpapers, and I was really delighted to be set the challenge (a long with a handful of other bloggers) of bringing their new wallpaper designs to life using flowers and nature.

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CREATIVITY, WELL-BEING AND EARNING MONEY

Creativity and having a creative practice is so important for our general well-being. For me, creativity has always been an opportunity to play, a safe place to explore, experiment and express what ever is going on in my life. It’s easy to see why those characteristics are so beneficial in helping us to feel good. When your creativity starts to become your source of income, how do you combine a creative self-practice that makes you feel good and fuels your well-being whilst also earning you money?

Creativity and having a creative practice is so important for our general well-being. For me, creativity has always been an opportunity to play, a safe place to explore, experiment and express whatever is going on in my life. It’s easy to see why those characteristics are so beneficial in helping us to feel good.

A while ago I mentioned that finding those creative moments seems harder than before. More accurately, the main shift over the last year and half is that I have started to earn money from my creativity – my writing, my photography, and this blog space.

Previously, my creativity was just for me, it didn’t really matter what anyone else thought or whether it fulfilled someone else’s ideas. However, now I am submitting features to editors and working with brands, and that context changes how it feels to create the work.

I realise it’s a dream for many to transition into earning money from their creativity and I feel very thankful to have been paid for my creative endeavours over the last year and a bit. However, when your creativity starts to become your source of income, how do you combine a creative self-practice that makes you feel good and fuels your well-being whilst also earning you money?

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