Hello hello hello,
If you are new around here a big hello, if you’ve been around here a little while a huge hello too. I hope you are all ok?
I’ve been absent / writing this post for about a year for many reasons. The beady eyed amongst you may have spotted a few changes some months ago, the main being our new name.
F L O S S I E . L A N E
I will explain the name change at some point, but it has personal meaning and is more relevant to where the blog will now be focused. Talking of that, long gone are the days of just beauty reviews and such….don’t get me wrong I still love reading these myself but I didn’t believe it was where my passion for writing and sharing with you laid anymore.
I want to give something more meaningful back to you and make this a positive little space on the internet for us all…think
- Motivational posts
- Downloadable quotes
- DIY makes to create in your ‘you time’
- Guest posts with some other beautiful creators.
- Travel inspiration and
- Sharing some amazingly talented independant creators and small businesses who deserve all the exposure and more.
I am so excited to get on and start building this little blog up again, thankyou for your patience and sticking around; and again a huge hello to anybody new.
Wahhh I forgot just how much I love to write, here’s to new beginnings!
See you all around here soon.
ps. if you have some favourite small brands please share them below and we’ll be sure to give them a visit.
Happy Monday all,
Calligraphy Lessons | Icecream & Puppy Walks | Lunches Out
Summer Walks | More Icecream | Flower Power at Work
Where have I been?
Things have been so quiet around here lately, the last few months have been crazy busy and the blog has definitely taken a back seat. If you follow on social media hopefully you will know that we are still around ( a bit ) and haven’t fallen off the planet haha!
To cut a long story very short, uni finals crept up on me so quickly and unfortunately so did a spell of bad health…on a more positive note towards the beginning of July I finished off everything for uni and graduated at the end of the month. There is no better feeling than finalising all the little bits and waving bye bye to your last assignment and the classroom! This is my second time round at uni so it felt extra special to be graduating again in something I was really passionate about, more on that soon!
With a little more freedom, free evenings everyday aswell as weekends, I was able to enjoy the month aside from work and get back to myself a little. Everyday i’m getting a little better and so thankful for that! As you can see from above, lots of ice-cream was enjoyed haha aswell as trips out for lunch and pretty walks, some of my favourite things!
I also had the time to enjoy a few hobbies old and new, I particularly enjoyed getting back to writing. Crazy I know right after all those assignments, but lettering of the creative type is so much more enjoyable. It was so fun trying out modern calligraphy but this time with a dip pen it brought back lots of childhood memories….definitely something I want to carry on.
Finally my whole month was filled with flowers, so many flowers! If your reading this and don’t already know I retrained in Floral Design, so now all the theory is out of the way I can concentrate fully on the flowers and that I did. We have so many exciting workshops coming up soon with my company Millefiori and Modello so it has been lots of prep and flower power for the last few weeks, just how we like it!
Our grandma’s ginormous blooms she grew from a cutting just made my month though, I hope to be as good in the garden as she is one day!
So August is just around the corner, absolutely crazy….can’t wait to see what adventures will unfold for the rest of summer! If you’re reading this, have a lovely summer.
Beautiful Messes | Making A Dress | Thought of the Day
So it looks like February was the month on flatlays. Sorry there wasn’t much more going on around here or the blog i’m in full planning mode now for uni finals, we have two month of intensity to go and then I will be done and graduating by summer…..(until I’m silly enough to sign up for something else haha).
I don’t like to let things slide around here, but sometimes something has to give. As you can see from the pics, when I do set aside an hour or so to de-stress from course work I have been turning back to more creative activities. I am not really one for just being able to sit and watch telly doing nothing else or lounging around in a long bath without twitching too much. As much as I get told to ‘stop’ for five minutes. I would rather be spending my time doing something, anything; and crafts isn’t stressful, right? I have made a real effort to get back on my sewing machine and keep creating little bits. Sewing totally sucks me in, you have to fully focus and I think that is why I feel it is an escape for me, before you know it an hour or more has passed, you’ve cleared your head and you have something cutesy at the end. In the last few weeks, i’ve made a bag, some earphone purses and a newborn dress for a little princess who is on the way any day now.
At the start of the year I also treated myself to a subscription of Mollie makes, i’ve had the first three now and they are great, if you are a crafter or just a lover of colour, design. They are filled with inspiration from all kinds of designers. It is great to also have a physical magazine and not just a peruse of an Ipad. When I’ve been sat watching telly, i’ve actually been reading one of these. Haha!
So February is done, here’s to an equally stressful but hopefully better planned out March.
What did you get up to this month?
Current Beauty Faves | Barcelona Adventures | Birthday Month
Press Tent Essentials | Welcoming Autumn | Learning To Sew
Oh October, my love forever! It’s birthday month for me so feels exciting all the way through right to the big day at the end of the month. However inching past mid twenties, yeah I’m not to sure about that part. It seems to have whizzed by, heading back to uni, getting back into work, taking up a new hobby and having a sneaky trip to Barcelona all before my birthday.
This is just a snippet of my month, what did you get up to?
October brings round the time of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Something that I have always been aware of due to close family friends sadly being affected but it has recently become much more poignant in our own family and something which I personally now think about regularly. This is both a good and a bad thing, it is good that we are consciously more aware of breast cancer and looking for the signs as early as possible, but it is awful that it sometimes takes someone who is suffering to remind us of being more proactive in self checking and talking about it.
It appears that more and more people are being affected by cancer who we know, some are able to fight it and some are sadly taken away from us.
When we donate to charity it sometimes feels like we will never what our money go towards, will it benefit anyone? It is hard to know when we are not giving it directly to somebody in need. A couple of pounds is nothing for the majority of us, but those pounds go towards key research which is absolutely crucial. We wouldn’t have advanced to the point we are at today without your kind and generous donations to cancer research.
You may not feel like you can donate money on a monthly basis for many reasons and this is absolutely fine. However lost of brands now work together with Breast Cancer Research and bring out a selection of gifts or everyday products to which they generously give a portion of the money to charity. This is great as you can stock up on many basics which you normally would buy knowing that you are making a contribution to a good cause too.
There are so many out there from deli wraps and shampoo to more luxury items, which could be great gifts. I have put together a little guide below, to show you some of the beautiful things available this year.
Hero Collection, Elemis| Smint| Oral B toothbrush available at Asda
Shopping Tote Bag, Dorothy Perkins | Crumpets | Pin Bag from Diamonique at QVC
Every penny and every conversation counts to building awareness and raising money to find a cure and treat people in the best way possible.
If there is one important thing you take from this post, please get to know your body and check yourself regularly. You too boys, breast cancer doesn’t just affect ladies!