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Free Lunchbox Planner Printable

Free Lunchbox Planner Printable

It's Saturday morning and instead of writing about my wonderful garden, I find myself planning out a months worth of meals. Lockdown has really had an effect on our eating habits as a family and I wanted to get back to my clean eating plan that I had in place before...

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Why I Blog & The Things They Don’t Tell You

Why I Blog & The Things They Don’t Tell You

This is a question that is popping up a lot recently. Some asking me directly and some asking the question in relation to blogging versus a social media presence. To the latter, all I can say is that having your own website, a base, that is yours and run by you is...

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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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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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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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Love | UK Blog Awards

Love | UK Blog Awards

This is a rather strange post for me to write, essentially this is a vote for me/my blog type of post. Over the last 2 years of running the Notebook,  I've made friends through the wonderful craft, gardening and parenting communities. I've tried to highlight indie...

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Love | Blog Awards 2018

Love | Blog Awards 2018

This is a surreal post for me to write. I'm usually the person watching and cheering on her friends and co-workers from the side as they collect awards, give presentations and speeches or get invited to PR events. Generally, be the person of support as they live their...

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Love | Children on Instagram?

Love | Children on Instagram?

As a parents one of the questions we have struggled with is whether to share images of our children on social media. If we choose to do it, how do we do it safely? How do we as parents control it?  *warning this post is full of cute toddler images & different...

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