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For the longest time, I thought I needed to be more organised. Now I know I just need less stuff.
In January 2018 my word for the year was “Simplify” to buy less stuff and experience more. Tomorrow morning I plan to head to the hills and watch the sunrise, something that’s been on my list all year. If I write it in here, it may mean I actually do it!! Hope you are having a good weekend. .
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@creativelysquared @loopliving 
#cs_thathomefeeling
For the longest time, I thought I needed to be more organised. Now I know I just need less stuff. In January 2018 my word for the year was “Simplify” to buy less stuff and experience more. Tomorrow morning I plan to head to the hills and watch the sunrise, something that’s been on my list all year. If I write it in here, it may mean I actually do it!! Hope you are having a good weekend. . . @creativelysquared @loopliving #cs_thathomefeeling 
A week ago a shared a heartfelt post about Mental Health and I was overwhelmed by the messages and responses I received. It really is good to talk - everyday. 
Over on my blog, I am talking about something very personal and why these days I always write a plan of action to enable me to cope with Winter and what has worked in previous years. I have included some tips that could also help all year round. (Link is in profile if you would like to read it) 
On a lighter note we could just talk about to dunk or not to dunk? These aren’t just any Bourbon biscuits these are homemade ones from @thecaketastingclub 
#gifted
A week ago a shared a heartfelt post about Mental Health and I was overwhelmed by the messages and responses I received. It really is good to talk - everyday. Over on my blog, I am talking about something very personal and why these days I always write a plan of action to enable me to cope with Winter and what has worked in previous years. I have included some tips that could also help all year round. (Link is in profile if you would like to read it) On a lighter note we could just talk about to dunk or not to dunk? These aren’t just any Bourbon biscuits these are homemade ones from @thecaketastingclub #gifted 
My favourite camping lanterns, lined up and waiting for next years adventures. 
You may have noticed a new addition in my feed recently - my ladder. I had been looking for one to use as shelving in my kitchen for so long. 
A couple of weeks ago I spotted this outside a vintage shop in my town. Luckily the long suffering Mr P was with me and he carried it home. We did think about offering our services as window cleaners as we walked home! It fits beautifully in the space and cost £22.00. 
All of my furniture in my house is secondhand, from eBay, charity shops or Freecycle. I much prefer it to modern furniture, as it is built to last,my house is old so it suits its style. I have up cycled most of it myself. 
The only exception is my office as when I converted the space I did it in just under 48 hours from clearing it out painting it and an IKEA trip. Although I do longingly look at old desks when I see them as they have so much more character. 
How about you do you like modern new furniture or something with a history?
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#cs_thathomefeeling @creativelysquared @loopliving
My favourite camping lanterns, lined up and waiting for next years adventures. You may have noticed a new addition in my feed recently - my ladder. I had been looking for one to use as shelving in my kitchen for so long. A couple of weeks ago I spotted this outside a vintage shop in my town. Luckily the long suffering Mr P was with me and he carried it home. We did think about offering our services as window cleaners as we walked home! It fits beautifully in the space and cost £22.00. All of my furniture in my house is secondhand, from eBay, charity shops or Freecycle. I much prefer it to modern furniture, as it is built to last,my house is old so it suits its style. I have up cycled most of it myself. The only exception is my office as when I converted the space I did it in just under 48 hours from clearing it out painting it and an IKEA trip. Although I do longingly look at old desks when I see them as they have so much more character. How about you do you like modern new furniture or something with a history? . #cs_thathomefeeling  @creativelysquared @loopliving
I overslept this morning, I spent the whole day feeling confused!! Hope you week is going well. Here’s my delicious chocolate brownie I had in last months @thecaketastingclub box, all gone now. I can confirm it was delicious... can’t wait for the arrival of my October’s box next week. #gifted
I overslept this morning, I spent the whole day feeling confused!! Hope you week is going well. Here’s my delicious chocolate brownie I had in last months @thecaketastingclub box, all gone now. I can confirm it was delicious... can’t wait for the arrival of my October’s box next week. #gifted 
Good Morning, after a wild weekend and I am talking about the weather. The wind has blown away the unseasonal warm air and replaced it with a cool nip, definitely a warm sweater day. 
Hope you Monday isn’t blue. •
I have published my newest blog post “Curated wardrobe - one size does not fit all” It’s about the pitfalls I have encountered over the past year and some tips about curating your own. Link in my profile if you would like to read it. Thank you.
Good Morning, after a wild weekend and I am talking about the weather. The wind has blown away the unseasonal warm air and replaced it with a cool nip, definitely a warm sweater day. Hope you Monday isn’t blue. • I have published my newest blog post “Curated wardrobe - one size does not fit all” It’s about the pitfalls I have encountered over the past year and some tips about curating your own. Link in my profile if you would like to read it. Thank you.
“You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn everything that interests you and keep away from people that bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift - you.”
— Steve Maraboli *
#whpkindness @instagram
“You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn everything that interests you and keep away from people that bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift - you.” — Steve Maraboli * #whpkindness  @instagram
What a grey stormy day it has been out there today. Here’s a pop of pink simplicity to brighten things up. Today marks the day when 17 years ago Mr P walked into my life and never left. He turned up on my doorstep with a bottle of sparkling, red, rose and white wine.(I knew at that moment he was a keeper) Tonight we will be celebrating with a simple home cooked meal and a glass or two of wine. Have a lovely evening what ever you are doing. .
#cs_lessismore 
@creativelysquared 
@third_boi
What a grey stormy day it has been out there today. Here’s a pop of pink simplicity to brighten things up. Today marks the day when 17 years ago Mr P walked into my life and never left. He turned up on my doorstep with a bottle of sparkling, red, rose and white wine.(I knew at that moment he was a keeper) Tonight we will be celebrating with a simple home cooked meal and a glass or two of wine. Have a lovely evening what ever you are doing. . #cs_lessismore  @creativelysquared @third_boi
Happy weekend, these days my shopping haul at the weekend looks like this. Natural produce from my local award winning market. I make a list of the ingredients we need for the week and try to stick to it. If there is anything left over at the end of the week I make a vegetable curry.  I try not to get tempted by all the other wonderful things on offer - for example vintage cameras, second hand books and local crafts to name a few. I am incredibly lucky to have such and amazing market 10 minutes from my house. What are your plans for the weekend??? Mr P is on shift all weekend so I have written out a schedule of work I need to complete today,  so tomorrow I can relax. •
#cs_lessismore 
@creativelysquared 
@third_boi
Happy weekend, these days my shopping haul at the weekend looks like this. Natural produce from my local award winning market. I make a list of the ingredients we need for the week and try to stick to it. If there is anything left over at the end of the week I make a vegetable curry. I try not to get tempted by all the other wonderful things on offer - for example vintage cameras, second hand books and local crafts to name a few. I am incredibly lucky to have such and amazing market 10 minutes from my house. What are your plans for the weekend??? Mr P is on shift all weekend so I have written out a schedule of work I need to complete today, so tomorrow I can relax. • #cs_lessismore  @creativelysquared @third_boi
Good Morning, thank you so much for your comments on yesterday’s post. I am not feeling so blue today, but it is my favourite colour and  blue and white together are a perfect combination. It’s been a year since I decluttered my wardrobe and slowly created a curated one. I can’t express to you how liberating it is to own less and yet always have something to wear. The base colour in my wardrobe is navy.... what is your favourite colour to wear?? •
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If you missed my Decluttering - a step to a curated wardrobe blog I have popped the link back in my bio. This weekend I will be posting about how I created my curated wardrobe. .
#cs_lessismore 
@creativelysquared 
@third_boi
Good Morning, thank you so much for your comments on yesterday’s post. I am not feeling so blue today, but it is my favourite colour and blue and white together are a perfect combination. It’s been a year since I decluttered my wardrobe and slowly created a curated one. I can’t express to you how liberating it is to own less and yet always have something to wear. The base colour in my wardrobe is navy.... what is your favourite colour to wear?? • • If you missed my Decluttering - a step to a curated wardrobe blog I have popped the link back in my bio. This weekend I will be posting about how I created my curated wardrobe. . #cs_lessismore  @creativelysquared @third_boi
It was World Mental Health Day yesterday, I posted about small things that made me smile and asked to share yours. On the outside I was smiling. •
However a black shadow had clouded my day. I checked my FB memories and a good friend of mine a few years ago had shared a photo to my page which said “I wasn’t made for Winter, I want my flip flops” she had messaged me and said “I saw this and thought of you”. What she was doing at the time was checking I was ok.
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For a split second yesterday morning I went to repost it and reply  to her and say... “it’s October and I could actually wear my flip flops today.” Then I shed a tear, because my friend isn’t here any more - she lost her battle with her own  demons earlier on this year. • 
Just remember that it’s ok not to be ok any day of the year and to talk about it. •
Inhale compassion, exhale judgement •
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@creativelysquared 
@third_boi 
#cs_lessismore
It was World Mental Health Day yesterday, I posted about small things that made me smile and asked to share yours. On the outside I was smiling. • However a black shadow had clouded my day. I checked my FB memories and a good friend of mine a few years ago had shared a photo to my page which said “I wasn’t made for Winter, I want my flip flops” she had messaged me and said “I saw this and thought of you”. What she was doing at the time was checking I was ok. • For a split second yesterday morning I went to repost it and reply to her and say... “it’s October and I could actually wear my flip flops today.” Then I shed a tear, because my friend isn’t here any more - she lost her battle with her own demons earlier on this year. • Just remember that it’s ok not to be ok any day of the year and to talk about it. • Inhale compassion, exhale judgement • • @creativelysquared @third_boi #cs_lessismore 
Good Morning, it feels a little bit fraudulent posting photos of candles and pumpkins. Yesterday Summer returned and with it I had one of those perfect days. Sitting outside at lunch time (I do this all year round unless it’s torrential rain) the air was still, perfect blue skies with just a tiny wisp of a white cloud. I closed my eyes and felt the sun warm my face. It felt like a midsummers day. Calm and refreshed I returned to teach my afternoon session. I got all my students outside - we cleaned out the chickens and had an autumnal treasure hunt. I finished work and went for an impromptu drink of cider with two work colleagues. Then I went on a lovely long walk with Mr P and Mr 11. Just a wonderful day made up of small simple moments that put a smile on my face. It’s those simple moments that can make a difference to your whole day, what made you smile yesterday??? .
#cs_lessismore 
@creativelysquared 
@third_boi
Good Morning, it feels a little bit fraudulent posting photos of candles and pumpkins. Yesterday Summer returned and with it I had one of those perfect days. Sitting outside at lunch time (I do this all year round unless it’s torrential rain) the air was still, perfect blue skies with just a tiny wisp of a white cloud. I closed my eyes and felt the sun warm my face. It felt like a midsummers day. Calm and refreshed I returned to teach my afternoon session. I got all my students outside - we cleaned out the chickens and had an autumnal treasure hunt. I finished work and went for an impromptu drink of cider with two work colleagues. Then I went on a lovely long walk with Mr P and Mr 11. Just a wonderful day made up of small simple moments that put a smile on my face. It’s those simple moments that can make a difference to your whole day, what made you smile yesterday??? . #cs_lessismore  @creativelysquared @third_boi
Good Morning, it’s a little grey outside but we are expecting some warm sunny weather again. The days are still shorter though. Dark nights call for candles and wonderful fragrances. Last nights choice was a blueberry muffin, melt. 
@themeltingstudio celebrates it’s 1st Birthday today. I have been lucky enough to photograph Rory’s handmade melts for over six months and we have built up a genuine IG friendship. On my minimalist journey I am much more conscious about what I buy and I support small businesses where possible. Quality over quantity has become my motto. •
#gifted
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#cs_lessismore 
@creativelysquared 
@third_boi
Good Morning, it’s a little grey outside but we are expecting some warm sunny weather again. The days are still shorter though. Dark nights call for candles and wonderful fragrances. Last nights choice was a blueberry muffin, melt. @themeltingstudio celebrates it’s 1st Birthday today. I have been lucky enough to photograph Rory’s handmade melts for over six months and we have built up a genuine IG friendship. On my minimalist journey I am much more conscious about what I buy and I support small businesses where possible. Quality over quantity has become my motto. • #gifted  ————————————————— #cs_lessismore  @creativelysquared @third_boi
Good Morning, all of a sudden it’s Monday again how did that happen? How beautiful is this vase my mum gave to me handmade by Mull Pottery where she works part time. It really does remind me of the sea. Anyone else start to get itchy feet if they haven’t been anywhere for a few weeks? I could do with some vitamin sea right now. I have posted a new blog - Fab Five in Liverpool where we went at the end of the school holidays. It really is a wonderful city full of surprises, link in bio if you fancy a read there is even a photo of me in it!! Anyway hope Monday is not too blue for you. 💙
Good Morning, all of a sudden it’s Monday again how did that happen? How beautiful is this vase my mum gave to me handmade by Mull Pottery where she works part time. It really does remind me of the sea. Anyone else start to get itchy feet if they haven’t been anywhere for a few weeks? I could do with some vitamin sea right now. I have posted a new blog - Fab Five in Liverpool where we went at the end of the school holidays. It really is a wonderful city full of surprises, link in bio if you fancy a read there is even a photo of me in it!! Anyway hope Monday is not too blue for you. 💙
Orange you glad it’s Sunday... Hope you are having a good weekend so far. I won’t bore you with my two hour hair story from yesterday but I will tell you I literally had to pull part of my hair out. So a random question for a Sunday morning has anyone used shampoo bars, if so which one and how good are they ??? .
#objectproject_fruit @whalar
Orange you glad it’s Sunday... Hope you are having a good weekend so far. I won’t bore you with my two hour hair story from yesterday but I will tell you I literally had to pull part of my hair out. So a random question for a Sunday morning has anyone used shampoo bars, if so which one and how good are they ??? . #objectproject_fruit  @whalar
Good Morning, Happy Friday. So looking forward to a slow weekend. Although I definitely need to get some fresh air and exercise, hoping for some blue skies too. What are your plans anything exciting on the horizon???
Good Morning, Happy Friday. So looking forward to a slow weekend. Although I definitely need to get some fresh air and exercise, hoping for some blue skies too. What are your plans anything exciting on the horizon???
This week has been fuelled by coffee, after trying to catch up with things whilst recovering from a virus. Life can be messy and imperfect. I always enjoy scrolling on here and connecting with wonderful people around the world. It’s my escapism. Just enjoying some of my sons birthday cake then I will be publishing a blog about Instagram, how you can maintain your enjoyment and why you don’t see selfies of me on here. Link will be bio if you fancy a read. .
#cs_coffee 
@creativelysquared 
@expresspods
This week has been fuelled by coffee, after trying to catch up with things whilst recovering from a virus. Life can be messy and imperfect. I always enjoy scrolling on here and connecting with wonderful people around the world. It’s my escapism. Just enjoying some of my sons birthday cake then I will be publishing a blog about Instagram, how you can maintain your enjoyment and why you don’t see selfies of me on here. Link will be bio if you fancy a read. . #cs_coffee  @creativelysquared @expresspods
My favourite season will always be Spring. After dark days of Winter, Spring arrives like a breath of fresh air. The earth awakens with new life. This year I have opened my eyes to the beauty of Autumn. As green turns to gold it’s a sight to behold. 
What’s your favourite part of the season you are experiencing now??
My favourite season will always be Spring. After dark days of Winter, Spring arrives like a breath of fresh air. The earth awakens with new life. This year I have opened my eyes to the beauty of Autumn. As green turns to gold it’s a sight to behold. What’s your favourite part of the season you are experiencing now??
It’s a miserable dark and rainy evening. Enjoyed healthy chilli stuffed peppers for dinner. Followed by an indulgent mocha coffee and delicious peanut butter and jelly cake from @thecaketastingclub... definitely not sharing!!! What’s you favourite kind of cake??? .
#gifted
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#cs_coffee 
@creativelysquared 
@expresspods
It’s a miserable dark and rainy evening. Enjoyed healthy chilli stuffed peppers for dinner. Followed by an indulgent mocha coffee and delicious peanut butter and jelly cake from @thecaketastingclub... definitely not sharing!!! What’s you favourite kind of cake??? . #gifted  _______________________________________ #cs_coffee  @creativelysquared @expresspods