The holidays can be a very joyous time, but they can also be pretty dang hard. if you’re not feeling merry + bright right now, that’s ok. you’re not alone. whether you’re mourning loss, struggling with change or just stuck in a slump - i encourage you to do things that allow you to focus on all that’s going right rather than what’s causing you pain. hang in there. in all honesty, i thought my worst times were way behind me [silly me], but this year has challenged me beyond belief with some of the very best blessings of my life thus far and some really rough situations that have drained the heck outta me. life is tough sometimes and chasing happiness isn’t always easy, but we’re strong as heck and we are all in this together 💪🏻 art: @positivelypresent
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Hey you! ya you! we want to hang out with you on december 9th at our first ever charity event! come have dinner and drinks with us! don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes!
the other day i invited all the blush b***s over to decorate the studio tree. we laughed uncontrollably. we shared what’s been going on in our lives. one of us took a nap. we hugged. i am so thankful to be surrounded with such a strong and beautiful group of women. not only in this circle but in my vendor circle. my internet besties are some of my biggest cheerleaders. just want to say thank you again!
you are the reason i show up everyday. you, the one liking my posts, the one leaving a comment, the one sending me dms, and the ones trusting me to be your photographer. you b***s are the reason i get to live my dream. you are the reason i share my story. you are the reason i feel okay being vulnerable. i love connecting with you guys so much. come meet me in person if we haven’t met yet! come hang out with these inspiring women. come enjoy a night out for a good cause. i literally want to hug you!
to get tickets for the event click the link in my bio! or send me a dm and i can send you the direct link. there are less than two weeks left to get your tickets. raise your hand if you’ve already got your ticket! or you plan on getting your ticket!
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Can we all agree that this little munchkin is too cute for words!?❤
and trust me she has a personality to match! #thedallasdanceproject .
Who misses warmer weather 🦋 and who is ready for the cold?! ❄️
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When i started this insta gig, i truly had no idea what i was getting myself into. just post photos of my kid? ok cool, easy enough. wrong. wayyyy wrong. it can be thrilling and twisted all at the same time. i’ve learned a lot about people. i’ve learned you can’t make everyone happy. i’ve learned that i care too much. i’ve lost “friends” because not everyone “clicks” (which is totally ok!) but with all the bad comes even more good. i’ve become apart of a community. a community of women that, for the most part, lift one another up. we see all the good, the perfect on social media. but we also should know that each person behind these perfect photos is too struggling with something. and in a time when you need others to get your struggles, they do because we are doing it together. that’s the beauty of a community. uplift, be kind and just love. it really goes a long way. oh, and we got our christmas photos done by the lovely @littlewhale3. tate fell in a giant hole. tenley drug tate across the gravel but it’s fiiiine because we’ll have christmas cards this year! #maybe#poortate#justramblingoverhere#dontmindme#communityovercompetition#bekind
Love this snap from @jonnicholas_ of our shelby dusk next to some other great brands 👌🏽
Saying official goodbye to autumn with the last autumn portrait of the season, finally using my huge pinecones as a crown! surprisingly i just tied them together with a piece of yarn and it hold up just enough to take this photo. are we ready for all the winter goodness? i askes you if you are up to a winter creative challenge ti keep creative and the answer was yes so we will do it! starting next weekend, keep your eyes peeeld for details or get a hint of my idea on my stories😁#communityovercompetition
Day 3’s prompt is community!!!!! oh wow what a prompt, get ready for some waxing lyrical!
the friendships and belonging that i have received from individuals and groups since starting my little business and work as a textile artist, right here in the world of social media and especially instaland mean the utter and absolute world to me! i can’t express how important i think kindness and community is. it’s tough i think to pick out a few people because so many people have touched my life even people i just had one chat with!
see that mirror there? well pick it up and take a look as you belong here on this grid, every new follow and blossoming friendship means everything to me, the more people in my community the better a person i become.
here’s a montage with as many people as possible i could squish onto it that i chat with most regularly and inspire me hugely. i wanted this to be pictures of the actual people rather than products because it’s you that i love and the fact that you are kickass awesome makers is just a mega bonus! a huge majority of these people are #teamtextiles , so other makers that work in exactly the same technique as me. the most supportive group of people with no competition, just generous sharing, supporting, love and help to raise one another.
also pictured is some of the fantastic communities i belong to which has enabled me to meet so many amazing new people that enrich my life and what i make.
in short community is everything and i thank you from the bottom of my heart @justacard for bringing us all together this week. #justacard#justacardfun#friendship#communityovercompetition
I‘ve begun to realise that one of the most crucial parts of working from home is successfully determining whether it‘s a desk day or a bed day. in scandalous contrast to this photo i have actually been sitting at my desk today, having a riot of a time working on a client’s website and listening to the entire little mix discography.
do you find there are certain tasks you do better in a certain space? i think i like the idea of writing from my bed or the couch more, but in practice i need the structure of a desk space to actually get my a*s in gear. scheming, however, is best done in comfort and with plenty of room for lists and charts and beverages. 👌🏽
Serotonin - foods that make your happier!
did you know that certain foods can help stabilise your mood and make you feel calm and happier?
some of these ‘magical’ foods include bananas, sweet potato and pumpkin seeds. 📷 @counter.space
This saturday from 11am till 4pm is the fabulous lubenham christmas fair. we attended last year, it was a great event for the whole family, and definitely got us into the christmas spirit. so if your free this weekend pop down and see us, you'll be able to order your christmas eve boxes, and personalised tees, sweats and hoodies. and we will also have a table full of glitter 🎀
Did you know that #essentialoils exist in plants to help them be more resistant to disease and insect invasion? ⠀
it wasn’t long until a bunch of very brainy plant-loving-people discovered this, and began to study the translation of benefits from plant to person, sharing their knowledge across the globe and over the ages.... thus, #therapeuticessentialoils were born (yay!) ⠀
just another reminder of what we can achieve with #communityovercompetition and, of course, a little help from #mothernature. ❤️🌿⠀
Omg just seen this post on @doesmybumlook40 feed, literally as the words tumbled out my mouth and had to repost 😂😂 as son walks out the door asking for larger thermal tops to go under shirt ( he is 18 and 6’3” and still wearing a “large boys” thermal 🤣 i shouted that he needed to add to his christmas list!! ditto for new pants (also large boys! and some might be age 14 🙈) i blame my mum. our christmas stocking always comprised of shower gel, toothpaste, pants, those random bath pearls which used to just lurk as a gooey mess at the bottom of the bath plus a few tangerines thrown in for good measure 🤶( in the stocking not the bath obvs!! 😂) she surpassed herself one year when my step dads pressies consisted of;
1. pillows (he’d moaned his were lumpy)
2. shoe laces 🙄😂 (he’s a builder so these were for work boots)
3. cheese (not even going to guess where that randomly came from 🤣) and the star pressie was ....... a fleece with “head gardener” on it you know probably because he mowed the lawn twice and mum was trying to get ahead with christmas pressies and ordered it in july, when it seemed like a good idea 😂🤣🤣 oh how we laughed @jarv22
what are you making your kids add to their christmas list? ✨
You know how when you go to the supermarket, and go to buy your favourite brands. you identify them by their packaging. you may have caught yourself asking someone to pick up your favourite snack and saying ‘can you get me the one in the red square box’. and if they decide to re-design their packaging, we find ourselves lost, and questioning where that brand we like has gone.
we tend to recall visuals far more easily than names and words. images and colours stick in our minds and are highly memorable. so being consistent in your visual branding and having a strong consistent identity, makes you memorable and easily recognisable.
so if things have been a little inconsistent, it may be time to re-assess and review your current visual branding and graphics
consistency is key when it comes to branding. this is why you need clear direction, or consistency will become a struggle.
Do you like that feeling of loosing yourself in laughter to the degree where your eyes 👀 start rolling ?🤓🤪🤭😃
this is precisely what’s happening to me here 😃🙃oh & the funny sounds that accompany this uninhibited laughter with the belly convulsions are simply priceless..😆
i’m having a laughter party on the 1st of december if you are in need of a good dose of cheer+good play, then check the link in bio 😉#laughteryoga#laughing#laughteryogini#joy#laughinggirl#londoners#londonerslondon#lifeinlondon#spreadhappy#yogaeverywhere#positivenergy#funvibes#lostinlaughter#makersgonnamake#creativepreneur#communityovercompetition#londoncommunity#funlondon#londonfun#lightworker#livemoremagic#thelittlethings#yogainlondon#scarfstyle#theartofslowliving