July Bullet Journal Set Up

July Bullet Journal Set Up

Well hello there! I'm just starting to emerge after Woollinn so I am dusting off the blog and setting my journal up for July and I thought you might like to come and join me. In my journal the theme for July is 'Reset'. This seems like the perfect time to sit down and...

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Six on Saturday – The One With Tulips

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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Indoor Planter DIY

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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Six on Saturday – Behold the Blossoms

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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DIY IKEA Stool

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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Six on Saturday – The March Cottage Garden

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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My Top Ten Instagram Journal Accounts

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.

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

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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How to Start a Bullet Journal in 10 Minutes.

How to Start a Bullet Journal in 10 Minutes.

This week I am giving my blog over to the Bullet and Creative Journals. I'll be taking a look at the systems, notebooks, planners, pens and everything you need to start a journal of your very own that you will love. One of the biggest myths out there is that you need...

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Six on Saturday – Bulbs of Colour

Six on Saturday – Bulbs of Colour

I love this time of year when the garden starts to come back to life with exotic colours. Last October I started planting bulbs for Spring as the cottage garden didn't have a lot of bulbs. For the last month I have had fresh daffodils all over the house and garden. I...

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March Journal Set Up

March Journal Set Up

It's the first weekend in March so I thought I would share my planner with you all. How are you all getting on? Have you been using a planner/journal yet this year? Have you been using it for craft/knitting? Please let me know if you have and how I seem to have...

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On Difficult Conversations and Emotional Responses

On Difficult Conversations and Emotional Responses

In the yarn industry and yarn community, there are some very difficult but important conversations happening right now. They are the types of conversations that can change a system at its core hopefully for the better but sometimes it gets worse before it can get...

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My Planner Tine with Planning Jani & Sarah’s Journal Life

My Planner Tine with Planning Jani & Sarah’s Journal Life

It's funny for me as a writer to have problems expressing feelings. I always expect that my loved ones know how I feel. That's why when Planning Jani and Sarah's Journal Life ran their Instagram competition I knew I wanted to take part. Though I could never make a...

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Craft | February Planner Set Up

Craft | February Planner Set Up

I can't believe we are almost into the second month of the year. I spent a little time this weekend setting up my planner for February and I thought I'd share it. Materials (This section contains affiliate links. ) This month I stuck with my YHH planner and I'm still...

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Love | Buying a Home in Ireland.

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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Six on Saturday – January Veg Patch

Six on Saturday – January Veg Patch

This week we are taking a look at the vegetables that are currently growing here at the cottage. It's been an odd winter and milder than most so everything is currently looking a bit leafy here. I confess that in December my lack of constant care in the greenhouse had...

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Bullet or Creative Journal

Bullet or Creative Journal

I've been missing from the knitting community of late. I'll be honest in that I'm not knitting and I haven't since September last year. This you can imagine is a little problematic for a few reasons. I'm not blogging because I'm not knitting and I'm focused in other...

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Six on Saturday – January Colour

Six on Saturday – January Colour

First of All a Happy New Year to you all. I took quite a break there and my blog is going to look a little different to all of you as I slow down and pull back but the one thing I'm continuing is sharing the cottage garden. I keep a log of how the garden is doing so I...

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2018 – The Highs, The Lows & My Obsession with Cake

2018 – The Highs, The Lows & My Obsession with Cake

I can't believe we are in December already and that it has been so long since I wrote a post that I forgot my login details! As you may have guessed this is a personal post.  I always think that these are a good idea especially if you are feeling lost or want to forge...

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