#FamilyFun Linky

  I am thrilled to be guest co-hosting the brilliant new #FamilyFun linky this week. #FamilyFun is hosted by Catie over at Diary of an Imperfect Mum every Thursday. This week is extra special as she is launching her new linky badge design!     What do you think? I hope you all like it… it’s one of my doodles and I couldn’t quite believe that Catie wanted to make it…

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Be a brave blogger

  Sometimes the most interesting, heartfelt and conversation-starting posts are the ones where we have written in a style outside our comfort zone or about a topic we wouldn’t normally venture down. When I flick back through my notebook, it’s full of ideas for posts that I wouldn’t dare push any further than the original few passionate lines that had to be written at the time.   Do you have…

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Be an amazing blogger – sharing is caring

  I am reading a fantastic book called ‘The Art of Shouting Quietly’ by Pete Mosley. It’s a guide about self-promotion for us quieter creatives, and all about understanding ourselves and how to use our fabulous qualities in a positive way. I will be writing a review for the book soon, but wanted to share this thought with you today as I think it goes hand-in-hand with what makes an…

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DIY festive blog header

Wow, have you seen some of the amazing Ellie Illustrates parenting blog headers that have been given a magical Christmasy make-over? They all look rather gorgeous and I have to admit that I really wish I had one too. *Sings at husband whilst batting eyelids and throwing in the occasional wink for extra measure* Santa Baaaabbbyyyy… slip a designer blog headerrrr under our treeeee…. for meeee! Honestly, I think the blog…

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Lovely quotes – DIY efforts

  When I first set up my blog I was desperate to have an ultra cool blog header designed and illustrated for me. To tell the truth I still am… but now when I look at my own DIY blog header efforts, I think…. I did that and I am proud of what I achieved. When you are so close to a project it’s easy to think that someone could…

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DIY blog header

  I love pretty things! From Busy B‘s cute-as-pie stationary to notonthehightstreet.com‘s collection of creative delights. They all fascinate me. Unsurprisingly, packaging is my absolute weakness! So…when I spotted Ellie illustrates beautiful parenting blog designs – I knew I had to have one! Just think, the ultimate pretty packaging for my (getting there) blog. POP! Shhhhhuuuuuhhhhw…poop… poop… That’s the sound of my husband popping my daydream bubble. Ever-so-practical husband is…

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