I've been listening to a lot of episodes of lessons from a hopeful creative by Sara Tasker and Jen Carrington lately. I have a 2 hour commute to my day job so I'm always looking for inspiring new audiobooks and podcasts and I'm obsessed with this one at the moment! I find it helps me to stay motivated listening to advice from other entrepreneurs anyway, but doing it on my commute (which can often be the lowest point of my day) actually has me looking forward to the journey rather than feeling negative and sorry for myself. Do you guys have any rituals that keep you motivated? P.s if you have any audiobook or podcast recommendations please leave them in the comments below 💖😊💖
10 months of Arlo 💖 Double digits! Two months away from 1, which almost means I’m two months away from my 27th, getting closer& closer to 30!! 💖 just a little side note to say WOW and thank you& WOW again that ‘little’ giveaway of mine that I am currently hosting as exceeded beyond my expectations, you all love a good rainbow 🌈💓 taking inspiration from @la.pom.pom I’ve popped a quick intro/reintro in my stories showing my face so come say Hi! it’s not much but Arlos face is much better suited to my feed, it’s waaaaayy cuter than mine 🌟
Small space kids room alert! I’ve not posted many pics of our personal space. And this room isn’t typical of our London cottage. This room belongs to our 9 year old daughter Ottilie. We redid it for her this year as she approaches tweendom and was feeling her old room babyish. The moodboard was totally her own. It’s her space. We want her to love it and grow with it and in my experience kids love being given the autonomy to create something personal. The space is really tiny and difficult - long and narrow - as you will see from the final before image. The challenge was to fit a bed, desk, storage and large bookshelves (as she is a total bookworm). To square the room off and make it less corridor like we bought a short small double cheaply on amazon and set it across the window space. A curtain works as a room divider separating the wall hung slim desk and dressing table also bought cheaply from Ikea in pale colours on the other side. It’s a really interesting example I think of how a room actually feels bigger when furnished. No one believed we’d get a double in there and it’s so fantastic seeing 8-10 kids now crowded on the big cosy bed space together hanging out and feeling mega grown up 😍. Toys and games slide out from under the bed and her choice of blush pinks with the grey walls ( and a LOT of sloths) looks super current and soft and warm. I struggle often to allow clients to let their kids have a say with their spaces. But it’s such a revelation when we do let go! And our spaces and how we live in them are such an important way to express our own individual personalities both as adults and children. -It’s only paint after all... choose furniture carefully and all that needs to change is soft furnishings and wall colour. I’d love to know who with kids has let them loose with the paint chart!? Sure there are some funny stories out there. Give it a go. I reckon you’ll be really surprised! X
R E W I N D P L E A S E. I've had one of those afternoons! A wedding table plan arrived with the customer smashed to pieces (thanks TNT), Wednesday the Dog decided she'd empty the contents of the bin across the kitchen floor (think teabags, soil, soggy porridge oats..) & it looks like Ivy might have picked up chicken pox 🙈 I'm super lucky for a lot of things but can I hit rewind just to be a bit more prepared?? On a good note we did manage to quickly call in at @the.flower.shop3 to pick up two lovely potted plants!! 😍 Thank you Faye, I love them!! (I don't want to give the gift one away!)
JUNGLE MASSIVE looking fabulous in this reading nook 🐆🌿🦍 especially with the brilliant @mad_about_the_house interiors bible. Swipe 👉🏽 to see some close ups of this beautiful hand-painted fabric. All of our prints are available as wallpaper or fabric samples through the website. Are you brave enough to tackle an upholstery project, or would you love to have a piece of furniture upholstered professionally? I know we would 🙌🏽⚡️ Thanks @yvonne_loves_paris_and_kit for the fab pic. #upholstery#fabric#junglefabric#interiordesign
after the gym it’s smoothie time - new @ soho house 🧡 #after#gym#workout#fitgirl#instafit#noexcuses#cardio#fitnessgoals#motivation#smoothie#mango#turmeric#kurkuma#yellow#colourmehappy#healthylife#healthy#drink#delicious#sogood#totallyinlove#love#nomnom#healthylifestyle#sometimes#fitness#fitnessfood#mood#instadaily#photography#
Our favourite colour changing bath books have been flying off the shelves in the last few days! A fail-safe pressie for little ones....the black and white illustrations magically change colour in the bath or older kids can use a paintbrush and water for some faux painting art with no mess! Winner!