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Styling the Seasons: December

: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” I’ve loved taking part in Katy and Charlotte’s ‘Styling the Seasons’ challenge since they launched it in September, and the afternoon I spent at Liberty with a roomful of talented bloggers last month was a perfect way to celebrate its success. We knew before we went along that we’d be Christmas crafting…

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5 Simple paper wreaths

I love the simplicity of all five of these DIY paper wreaths, that are each equally striking. And the best bit is that they’re kid-friendly crafts too – I reckon the twins’ top choice would be drawing round their hands and cutting them out. I love making something with the kids that becomes part of our Christmas traditions – evoking memories when it’s unpacked each year. Click the link below each image for the full tutorial. Paint card wreath Source: Style At Home Brown paper holly leaf wreath Source: The Pink Couch Handprint wreath Source: My Name Is Snickerdoodle Simple…

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Quick kitchen update with colourful string lights

Recently I’ve been working on a little mini makeover in the kitchen. I still love the main elements in the space – the turquoise brick tiles, the simple white gloss units, and the light worksurfaces – but I didn’t feel like the other components in the room gelled together well. It’s easy to do when you’re busy – you just add things for their individual design or practicality without taking a step back to look at how they impact the space as a whole. And so I’ve been on a mission to unite the separate elements with a tighter theme.…

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Weekly Instagram series round up

This has been a quiet week for me on Instagram. My favourite of the social media platforms, I can usually gauge my creative mood by how many pictures I’ve posted that day or week – a quiet week means I’m feeling a bit low, or I’m drowning in work. Recently it has seemed that every time I notice a great weekly Instagram hashtag it’s too late for me to give it my best effort, so I’ve decided to get myself organised and create a mini diary of my favourites. These weekly Instagram hashtags or series are prompts set by a…

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