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Six on Saturday – The One With Tulips

This year has been my first year planting tulip bulbs at the cottage. This post highlights the 6 that stole my heart. I did use the Huawei P20 for this post, as the camera, and I'm not really loving the images that it is taking. I think I'll stick to my old camera in...

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Lifestyle

Indoor Planter DIY

With all of the rain last weekend it's no surprise that we ended up working on the plants for inside the cottage. Have you ever looked at indoor large terrariums/glass planting and fell in love but hated the price tags? Well one trip to Johnstown Garden Center and a...

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Craft

My Top Ten Instagram Journal Accounts

I couldn't finish journal week on the blog without sharing some of the Instagram accounts that inspire me. I have quite a few journal crushes so it was really hard to whittle this down to just ten. All images are owned by the respective artists and are embedded...

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In the Garden

Six on Saturday – The One With Tulips

This year has been my first year planting tulip bulbs at the cottage. This post highlights the 6 that stole my heart. I did use the Huawei P20 for this post, as the camera, and I'm not really loving the images that it is taking. I think I'll stick to my old camera in...

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Six on Saturday – Behold the Blossoms

I can't believe it's that time again, no not Saturday but the time in which Instagram gets overrun with the blossoms of the season. The real fun in this game for a gardener is to not only name the blossom but to try and take a stab at the variety too. It's time for...

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Six on Saturday – The March Cottage Garden

The weather, as we move from March to April has been challenging to say the least and the only plants that seem truly happy at the moment are pansies, roses and tulips. I thought this week I would celebrate new growth in the cottage garden, the promise of what is to...

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In Lifestyle

Indoor Planter DIY

With all of the rain last weekend it's no surprise that we ended up working on the plants for inside the cottage. Have you ever looked at indoor large terrariums/glass planting and fell in love but hated the price tags? Well one trip to Johnstown Garden Center and a...

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DIY IKEA Stool

We have been doing a lot of DIY in the cottage renovation and a lot of you asked about this in my DM's on Instagram so here is a quick reference post with all the details. Ikea BEKVÄM  The stool is the €10 euro Ikea BEKVÄM  stool. I would suggest giving this a quick...

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Love | Buying a Home in Ireland.

When I sat down to write this post it occurred to me that this blog, my podcast, the cottage garden and all of my photography collaborations would not have happened if it wasn't for this 100-year-old cottage which we live in. The journey we had while buying our first...

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In Craft 

My Top Ten Instagram Journal Accounts

I couldn't finish journal week on the blog without sharing some of the Instagram accounts that inspire me. I have quite a few journal crushes so it was really hard to whittle this down to just ten. All images are owned by the respective artists and are embedded...

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My Favourite Notebooks for Bullet & Creative Journals.

If you are looking for this post to answer the question "What is the ultimate Bullet Journal" you will be disappointed. I don't think that there is one as we each use our journals in unique ways. Though I stand open to correct this statement as I think the Archer and...

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How To Start A Creative Journal That You Will Love

Welcome back to Journal Week on the blog and today I'm looking creative journals. These can either be art journals/creative journals. With today's method there ar no rules just creative freedom to do what you love when you love it. Creative Journals Creative journals...

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