This month has been a hard ol’ slog, what with the whole 5 Mondays thing, attempts at resolutions and the pressure of doing good, doing better in line with societal expectations. It’s completely okay if you’ve just had a chilled one or simply sat, bewildered at how slowly cold months seem to go. My week has been a pretty mundane one, spent tinkering away at new projects and client work, preparing for some exciting things and, of course, enjoying having Elodie back in town!
Let’s get to it…
After finally accepting that my beloved Vogue Festival KeepCup has disappeared for good, I ordered myself a new one in a bid to aid my carbon footprint this year. I drink a LOT of coffee. Like, a lot. KeepCup are a brand that aim to encourage the use of reusable cups, making sustainable products that help consumers think about their position in a world of convenience culture.
After that episode of Blue Planet II, I quickly realised that one of the easiest ways that I could reduce my own carbon footprint on the globe was to shake up the way I consume coffee: namely, switching those 4+ disposable coffee cups for a reusable one. I picked up their Brew Cork Edition cup in Fika, made from recycled waste wine corks and fully tempered soda lime glass. Isn’t it beautiful? I’d totally recommend picking one of these up, they’re such an easy way to get on-board with sustainable living and will even nab you a little discount at certain coffee shops.
New bullet journal spreads
Having had a super work-heavy week, it comes as no surprise that I’ve spent a lot of time poring over my bullet journal. I must admit I was sceptical, even after setting mine up, of its uses and practicality but I’m a convert!
This week I introduced a few new spreads, including a manual invoice tracker by client, a phone data and usage tracker, spreads of my dream clients and dream blog partnerships, and they’ve been total game-changers. I genuinely find myself more productive and I’m hoping to share quarterly updates on my bujo. Keep an eye out for more bullet journalling content!
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On Friday, our mini girl gang descended upon Homeslice, Fitzrovia for a pizza party! The occasion? Sophie’s birthday and getting to see Elodie for the first time since October. We ordered two of their infamous 20” pizzas and went for their butternut squash topping and aubergine topping on one (essentially mine, heh) and lamb topping and chorizo topping on the other. So bloody tasty.
I hadn’t been in YEARS, but it was once a firm favourite amongst us old school bloggers in the 2013/14 blog event days and if anything, it’s got even better! We had the best time exchanging stories, gossiping and chatting away, before wandering down to Selfridges for some gelato at Snowflake. A perfect Friday evening out.
Links I’ve Loved:
- Alexa over at We Are The Browns had a beautiful baby boy! And her birth announcement post might be the loveliest thing I’ve ever read.
- Erin shared a mini review of the new vegan Wicked range at Tesco!
- This post from Hannah is all about her role models and it made for an inspiring mid-week read.
- I’ve been really struggling to properly motivate myself lately, as a result of working in-house and at home for clients, so this post on From Roses was a lovely little slice of inspiration.
- Riffing on my obsession with bullet journals, this post is full of spread inspo.
- Jaime’s post about luxe at-home wardrobes is everything and more.
Posts This Week:
- My Go-To Spinach and Paneer Curry Recipe
- The Daisybutter City Guide to Amsterdam
- Glossier Cloud Paint Haze + Beam: A Love Story
- Petite joys