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I’m proud of what my body did but I don’t like how it looks

I’m proud of what my body did but I don’t like how it looks

You know those photographs people post of you online that make you squirm? Well, after a weekend spent with Bloggers, quite a few of them have popped up over the last couple of weeks. A little over four months ago, I bought our beautiful baby girl into […]

Out with the old, in with the new with eBay | AD

Out with the old, in with the new with eBay | AD

I have two problems. I have a very small house and too much stuff! Not to mention my slight shopping addiction & significant lack of spare pennies to fund it. That in mind, I’ve been having a big clear out of both mine & Florence’s […]

Pick Your Own Wildflowers at Blooming Green

Pick Your Own Wildflowers at Blooming Green

We are very lucky to live in the very Heart of Kent. Our county really does live up to it’s status of the Garden of England, filled with glorious countryside, working farms and fields and fields of beautiful blooms. A couple of weeks ago, my Mum, Florence and I headed out to Blooming Green in search of some wildflowers to decorate Florence’s Christening venue with. I’ve always called her my little wildflower. Bright and beautiful and bold and so they seemed perfect for her special day

We were greeted by Beck, one half of the dynamic duo who founded and tirelessly maintain their wildflower meadow, who explained how everything works and handed us a little silver bucket to fill with as many flowers as we could and a pair of Secateurs.

Now before I go any further, I will admit my knowledge of flower names is rather rubbish so please excuse my sole use of colours!

Off we headed into the sea of colour; opting for the brightest flowers we could find.

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Pick your own wildflowers at Blooming Green

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Not forgetting sunflowers, my favourite wildflower of all. pick your own wildflowers

 

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When we were finished & had filled not one, but two containers we headed back to the workshop where they were wrapped ready for us to take home. 21362080_10212945906419037_1836782923_o

I just wish I had remembered to pick up my camera battery!

Once home, we were advised to keep them in a cool & dark environment to ensure they would still be at their best for Sunday’s christening. We separated them out & split them between 20 jars & tins to use as table decorations and I was s happy with them! They really brightened up the room. IMG_3218

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Blooming Green also offer larger containers for wedding flowers along with courses & workshops. I am hoping to attend their Christmas Wreath workshop in December.

I received one container of wild flowers worth £15 for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

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Northampton Balloon Festival: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Northampton Balloon Festival: A Trip Down Memory Lane

This weekend Florence & I headed up to Northampton with my Mum & sister for a trip down memory lane. My Nan – Nanny Ann as I called her – lived in Northampton for as long as I knew her and I have so many […]

5 Things to do in Kent this Summer – Part #1

5 Things to do in Kent this Summer – Part #1

We live in the heart of Kent and are so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful family friendly attractions. This year I’ve made a summer bucket list of things we’d like to do & places we’d like to go to make the most […]

One Seven Studio Personalised Print Review & Giveaway

One Seven Studio Personalised Print Review & Giveaway

As you know, I try to support local independent brands as often as I can. You’ll often find me at farmers markets picking up local produce, pottering around in little boutique shops searching for the perfect gifts and I’d much prefer to grab lunch at a little family run cafe then a big well known chain. I love all things handmade / home grown and I’m a sucker for family run businesses.

I’ve been following One Seven Studio on Instagram for a while now, and when they got in touch to ask me if I would review one of their personalised alphabet prints I couldn’t say no.  Having read all about the behind the products, I could tell this was a brand with heart and a real family focus.

Available in two sizes (8×10″ or standard A5″), this gorgeous print features all of the letters of the alphabet with ‘F’ – Florence’s first initial –  highlighted and followed by ‘is for Florence’. I really love the personal touch and with every item being made to order , it really is one of a kind. One Seven Studio. 3

While it will mainly be displayed in Florence’s nursery, I am going to use it as a decoration on the cake table at her Christening as it will match our chosen theme perfectly – especially when accompanied by Sunflowers!

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All of their products are printed onto high quality authentic burlap creating beautifully on trend prints for the home. Almost all of their designs can be personalised which makes them the perfect gift and they really do offer something for every occasion.

This design retails at £11.50 + P&P which I think is very reasonable for a personalised, handmade print of such good quality and I urge you to head over & check out the rest of their range – before you do though, we’ve teamed up to offer you the chance to win your very own customised Alphabet Nursery print. All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter for below!
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Our day out at the Volks Weald Festival & Penshurst Place

Our day out at the Volks Weald Festival & Penshurst Place

We had the loveliest family day out yesterday at the Volks Weald festival and getting lost in the Maize maze at the hosting venue, Penshurst Place. I had never been to a car show before, nor to Penshurst Place so it was all a bit new […]

Making our house a home this Summer – Planning the Living Room

Making our house a home this Summer – Planning the Living Room

It has been almost 10 months since we moved into our little house on the High Street and I can’t quite believe how quickly the time has flown. As you know if you’re a frequent visitor here, I found out I was pregnant just five […]