• L O C A T I O N • If you have someone tricky to buy a gift for I would absolutely recommend checking out the brilliant @lucylovesthis 💕 Lucy, the talented artist and mother behind the brand, creates beautiful monochrome illustrations of over 120 locations across Britain, Europe and the World. They all feature special local landmarks arranged to create the first letter of that location. Her prints come framed and unframed. We have a selection of London locations in the shop but you can also find her listed amongst our brands if you are looking something further afield.☝️ Use code MAMAHOOD on her site for 15% off ✨
What an amazing time with my besties in Nashville this weekend! Really needed to recharge my soul and there was no better medicine. ✨ So help me toast to the women in our lives that surround us with love, make us laugh so hard our cheeks hurt, can have a deep serious conversation but suddenly stop for a good song, and are always there at the perfect time you need them. 🍾 Styled by: @celebrationstylist Flowers: @bohogardenflowers Party blueprint: @ What an amazing time with my besties in Nashville this weekend! Really needed to recharge my soul and there was no better medicine. ✨ So help me toast to the women in our lives that surround us with love, make us laugh so hard our cheeks hurt, can have a deep serious conversation but suddenly stop for a good song, and are always there at the perfect time you need them. 🍾 Styled by: @celebrationstylist Flowers: @bohogardencrowns Party blueprint: @blacktwine Party supplies: @kateaspen
The jigsaw art project that didn't quite go to plan! 🤦🏽♀️ . My ideas don't always work out but I love experimenting with different arts and crafts! 🎨 . I picked up a blank jigsaw from @flyingtiger for £1 on Friday and I thought it would be nice for Oliver to create his own puzzle! . So I thought of using a stencil and paint sponges to create the picture however the paint smudged a bit too much so it looks rather abstract! However Oliver was happy with the end product which is the main thing! Plus he explored mixing the primary colours together which he found interesting! . After, I did find a way of creating a picture using stencils by creating a 'reverse' picture by adding paint to the stencil first and then printing it on top of the jigsaw after. (See last few photos). . If you wanted to, you could create a simple shape puzzle by using sponges or for older ones, they could create their own picture! (Would love to see other people's creations too!) . Who else ended up in Flying Tiger for the 'everything £2 or under sale?!' Would love to hear about what you got and what projects you have done or are up your sleeve?! . . . #toddlerart#toddlerartist#letthembecreative#artist#littleartist#mykidsmaketoo#kidscrafts101#kidsart#creativemamas#creativekids#craftymama#creativetable#craftsforkids#eyfsideas#eyfs#earlyyears#earlyyearsart
Working on another of these snowy sets today. I haven’t made one in cream for ages so it makes a nice change. We’ve just had a walk to @yorkshirewildlifepark and it’s a bit chilly and dank, so I’m looking forward to getting home and having a nice hot cuppa, and maybe a cheese toastie 😍
✨RIP✨ Mary Oliver. Thank you so much for your teachings. Many times have I dived down into the depths and truths and beauties of your words and emerged, changed. ✨this is probably my favourite MARY Oliver poem although it’s hard to decide, there are so many incredible ones! ✨ This is the line that pulls me back each and every time, the one that jumped out st me and has as much impact today as it did upon my first reading. (It is also in my bio like a little mantra and has been a concept I’ve been trying to live by for the past few years... ✨”let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished”. ✨🙌🏼✨ ✨What’s your favourite Mary Oliver poem? ✨✨✨
A little bit about myself. My name is Pamela. I am a soon to be first time mama. I have been carrying a precious being in my belly for a little over six months now. My fears of not being enough, of not being prepared are overwhelming at times. I have been especially overwhelmed in the last few months. The pregnancy, though a beautiful blessing, was a surprise. Balancing energy between remaining emotionally, physically and spiritually healthy for the benefit of this baby while simultaneously growing my small business bas been challenging. Some days I just don’t have the same energy as I did when I started this creative venture. It’s difficult to stay positive some days. And it’s difficult to maintain that energy of manifestation. I am eternally grateful for the support of my partner and my family. So much love and gratitude. I’d also like to give a shout out to all the creative mamas out there. I admire you and your beautiful tenacity. #aboutthecreator#creativemamas#creativemama#ecofashion#slowclothes#slowfashion
Hey friends! If we were all here in Fort Worth, I'd ask you if you wanted to meet me at the coffee shop for an afternoon cappuccino and chat about life and business. ☕ I'd ask you about your life, your journey to entrepreneurship, and the heart behind your business, your "why". ☕ I'd do my best to know your story so that I could know best how to serve you, as a friend and as a fellow business owner. ☕ I'm here for this community. Im inspired by your stories and your dreams. ☕ So, since I can't meet up with you, would you care to have a little coffee date right here? Share a little of your journey or your why with me here in the comments or even send me a message? Let's be friends! I'd love to know more how I can encourage you daily while we all hang out here every day!
Guess who’s back....back again. Wear/Want/Read/Need Tag sets! Get in quick though because we only have a few sets of these ready to ship! • Made from 6mm melamine, lettering is hand calligraphed by moi and then laser etched by the lovely @thehuianest. You get the best of both these mama businesses in one little package.✨ #thepapergazelle#gifttagswithstyle
I visited James Storehouse Louisiana’s new community center this week...My XOXO painting is hanging in the teen room. Makes me so HAPPY to know that this space will brighten the day for a foster care teen that may not have hope or joy for the future. Please consider donating your time or resources to this great cause!! #jamesstorehouselouisiana#fostercare#artforacause#xoxo#wordart#holytrinity
Yey it’s the wkend! Hoping to finish this off soon. Painting lots of new bits and pieces it’s been a good start to January just working though lots of ideas and trying to get organised. Hope you have a great wkend!
We are having a lot of fun studying cave art in The Studio this month! • I am so excited to invite YOU to join us inside the membership! • Enrollment is now open, and for a limited time, you can get in at last year's rates. Just enter these codes when you join: Monthly membership code: 2018PRICE Yearly membership code: YEARLY2018 • We have lots of fun topics coming up this year– in the next few months alone we'll be looking at Prehistoric Cave Art, Ancient Greek Art, Italian Renaissance art, and modern masters like Frida Kahlo, Chagall, and Renoir! • Inspire your kids with art explorations that invite them to use their creativity. The membership gives you everything you need each week. You just open and go... and enjoy the fun part– connecting with your kids. • If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I can't wait to see you inside The Studio! • (Click the profile link to learn more!) • arthistorykids.com/join/membership . . . . . #creativekids#kidsactivities#playandlearn#montessorikids#365homeschool#classicaleducation#classicalconversations#learningathome#unschool#magicofchildhood#creativemamas#motherhoodunplugged#childledlearning#secularhomeschool#hiphomeschoolmoms#invitationtocreate#arthistorykids#artedg#wildandfreechildren#thatsdarling#pursuepretty#parentinglikewoah#momsofinstagram#kidsofinstagram#kidsart#kidsartclassn#charlottemason#homeeducation#homeschoolcollective#motherhoodrising
Toddler Activity: Pour & Play Station! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a great activity to keep your little one busy! You just need a few random items from your kitchen and some water! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💦I set up Avery’s learning tower against the counter, but you could also sit them in the sink, plop them in the tub, or use a large storage tub for this activity! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💦Some of the items I gave her to play with include: Funnel Strainer Plastic measuring cup Ladles Small travel soap bottles with the lids off (practice scooping up the lids and pouring from the small bottles!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨For the month of February I am committing to 30 days of hands-on activities for Avery! If you’d like to receive my weekly email, which will include these activities - sign up through the link in my bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I also include my latest blog posts featuring easy family recipes, meal plans, parenting resources, printables and more!
My baby brought me a clove of garlic and some water yesterday because mama caught a cold 😁😍. I had to snap a photo! It warmed my heart the way both my girls stepped up, and today I'm at 90% 🙏🏽. You can check out my live to hear me talk about that. My 4 year old made me tea, brought me garlic and water and I didn't have to ask. My 12 year old cooked and let me rest, and she brought my tinctures with water, and I didn't have to ask. The level of compassion and maturity they displayed in understanding, internalizing and reciprocating the love their dad and I give them made me SO proud. They enabled me to "uncontagiously 😂" get up and move in my purpose today, and I was able to touch the lives of this group and another in a few minutes. I work for myself while enriching others, and I get no sick days. Your network of support as a creative is crucial and when you consistently move in compassion, and in your purpose, the support can sometimes come from the most unexpected places. If you don't have support right now, motivate yourself and move in compassion-- it 👏🏽will 👏🏽come👏🏽! - - - - - -#modelbehavior #eachoneteachone#creativeentrepreneur#creativemamas#creativeminds#support#compassion#purpose #passionandpurpose#medicinalherbs #myblackisbeautiful#tinctures#naturalcures#healthiswealth#my daughters #blackgirlmagic
Two things about this quote pop out at me: 💗 Totally go for it 💗 Take some risks Sounds easy right, but it’s hard to take that step. Why? At some level we’re scared (even if we don’t believe it we are). We are deeply programmed for security and going against the grain can be incredibly uncomfortable. George Adair said, “everything you want is on the other side of fear”. Another Jen Sincero quote I love is, “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not you’ll find an excuse.” 🎤 I want to hear from YOU - what’s the #1 thing you would do if nothing held you back? 🌎 Travel the world? 💻Start a business? 👶 Stay home with kids? 🎯 Go crazy at Target (no judgement)! @tylerjmccall that one is for you. 😉
• T I M E L E S S • One of the most beautiful brands we have in our pop up and also listed on our site is the wonderful @luna.and.river 💕 If you haven’t heard of them - check them out! The brainchild of lovely mama Winnie, she has created a simple timeless collection of mini playsuits, dresses and unisex rompers. All made of cotton or linen they are designed for maximum use - layered with tights and cardigans or at the height of summer to keep cool. Such brilliant minimalist investment pieces. Take a look and bookmark! And if you can’t make it to the shop in person, use discount code MAMAHOOD15 on her site for 15% off ✨
This is the post I’ve been putting off because I fear being misunderstood or judged. But I have to share it in order to speak to you: The grieving, suffering, longing hearts. Above all, know this: Your pain is valid. Perhaps you’re having a hard time believing that or you’re hearing a different message. I want to affirm you where you are. I want to come alongside you and simply be present in the suffering. I won’t push it away, I won’t diminish it’s meaning to you, I will just be here. In this, with you. Please keep this in mind as you read about my own journey through a recent disappointment and the pain and grief that has followed since then. Continue reading on my blog, link in profile ✨
Had my first 〰️FRIDAY FAVES〰️ today!! What is that you ask?? It’s where I go LIVE and share my absolute favorite products + brands, and interview my favorite #girlbosses behind them! 🌿 This week’s LIVE interview was with Michelle @rorygoeswest of @romycollective + @ritualcosmic (the best - and prettiest- matcha on the planet!) We talked all things: 〰️Matcha🍵 〰️Work life 〰️Mom life And how to balance it all. It will be up for the next 24 hours so go check it out!! And in the mean time, please go follow this incredible women doing incredible things! 🌿 She is truly a fave of mine and has so much down to earth wisdom to share on creativity, vegan meals, out of the box crafts with your kids, and she’s just a really sweet human. Truly a fave of mine!
• N E W L E A F • A New Year means new stationery! I love the gorgeous affordable notebook selection from @hellogeronimo 💕 They remind me of vintage school books but with gorgeous pops of colour. Victoria is the mother of two behind this lovely brand. She designs a wonderful range of whimsical and typographic prints too. Find her listed on our site and use code HELLOMAMA for 15% off ✨
I read this quote the other day by Tenneva Jordan, “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people promptly announces she never did care for pie.” If that doesn’t describe our role as mama..I don’t know what does. 🖤
Happy Friday! If you’re on my email list, you already got a notice that these ornaments are back in stock for a limited time! (if you’re not, you can sign up through the link in my bio) I know, Christmas is over BUT these are great for literally every other gift giving occasion, so I got you. I ALSO have heart and star shapes. I have about 50 right now and I will keep them until they sell out, after that I won’t offer them again until September. These ornaments are paper mache with black ink, no color.
This notebook is my constant companion. It’s filled with scribbled ideas about my book. Questions to myself, things I have to research, suggested outlines, quotes, fragments of dialogue and absurd plot suggestions. Now that I’ve given myself full permission to be a writer, (in fact, I’m already calling myself one...still a bit sheepishly..) it is now an absolute pleasure and no longer an agony for me. Even when what I’m writing isn’t working! Which is most of the time, I’m new at this! And hyper self critical and fumbling to find my voice and my style.. but even then, just because I’ve given myself permission to figure it out, it is bliss. And when I’m grappling with the puzzle pieces, I’m in my happy place, just so excited to see where this leads. I’m just taking my time. 5-6:30am is mine. And I’m in no hurry. I hope you’re giving yourself permission today for something that makes your heart sing. For no other reason than your own happiness. 🍵 By the way, that delicious looking GREEN beverage..??? 😅 It’s my coffee substitute (because coffee makes me more crazy anxious and that, NOBODY needs!) If you’re looking for a healthy hot drink to replace your cup of joe (even though this does still have caffeine!), I’d recommend giving this a go! I LOVE it! INGREDIENTS: 1tsp green matcha powder 1/2tsp coconut oil 1tsp maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon 1tsp protein powder 1/2 tsp vanilla essence Then I make it with half almond milk, half water and whisk it on the stove with a matcha whisk! 😋😋😋 #beherenow#lifeistooshort#followyourheart#coffeemakesmecraycray
🎧 I’M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW, I JUST RELEASED MY PODCAST! 🎧 Pinch me! iTunes just listed my podcast, The Happy Creative and now I’m freaking out. It’s like diving into the unknown. I love podcasts and I just knew I had to honour the 16 year old me who dreamed of being a radio presenter….It’s taken me right out of my comfort zone. But I love a challenge, I’m telling myself it’s progress over perfection and I’ve got a lot to say on all things creative business so 🤷🏼♀️. I also know that every time I feel vulnerable and make a leap my heart opens just a little bit more. So, today I’ve released my first three episodes talking about joy, storytelling for creative business owners on a budget and how to create better, faster and more purposeful content. The podcast is called The Happy Creative and you can click the link in my bio or go to iTunes to find it. I’m putting the audio clips up over on my stories too! If you enjoy them, I’d be so grateful if you could rate, review or subscribe on your podcast app/i tunes cos it really helps unknown shows get ranked higher by iTunes. Did you take yourself away from your safety net recently? #thehappycreative
Little girl in her sleeping bag 🌴🌺 Inspired by my little bean Malindi (swipe left) It’s taken me a lot longer to put pen to paper since having a baby... but at the same time my head is just fuelled with new idea’s.. funny how your life changes when you have little rugrats that take up so much of your time.. ✨