Halloween is upon us once again, I hope you’ve got your pumpkins, brooms and witches hat at the ready! Here’s a few Halloween themed films and shows to get us in the mood for a spooky weekend…
Happy Halloween x
This is the first time I’ve written such a personal post and I was in two minds whether to do it, but then I thought, why not. You see I’m having trouble blogging, I’ve got blogging block if that’s what you want to call it and it’s been with me for quite some time. It hasn’t helped that my mac broke and I’ve been trying to set up a new one with no Photoshop/InDesign or iPhoto. I’ve also been writing posts over the last few weeks that I’m not 100% happy with, which I know is the cardinal sin as a blogger and for which I can only apologise for. Enough of the excuses Danni!
So I decided to take last week off from blogging, I was going to London for a few days and instead of pre-planning posts I decide to have a clean break, get refreshed and then get back to blogging. But as I sit here ready to write my posts I am yet again, staring at a blank page with no inspiration and nothing to write about.
My blog has been in existence for two years, which in blogging terms is still relatively new. My blog has a steady stream of viewers, with numbers slowly increasing, but for me it’s not enough. What I hear you cry, are you mad woman?! Yes I’m mad. The thing is I put myself under a lot of pressure to create something good, to make each post better than the last and to not let you guys down and I think it’s finally caught up with me.
Blogging isn’t my full-time job, being a graphic designer is my day job (which I love) and blogging is my hobby, and a hobby that I’d absolutely love to turn into a full time job and I think this is what’s frustrating me the most. At the moment I don’t have a lot of time to devote solely to my blog, and it makes me sad that I can’t offer you guys the posts that I REALLY want to do. Like writing posts with more original content, attend events/launches to share with you, travel more etc, etc! I think I’m concentrating on this too much and it’s having a negative effect – blogging block! I’ve attended a few blogging events and meet ups to try and figure this all out, to hear why other people blog and what they want to achieve with their blog. From this I’ve realised that they blog for them and they don’t put themselves under any pressure to blog all the time.
Ok, how to turn all this into a massive positive so I can get back on track and start to enjoy blogging again… Let’s go back to the basics and why I started to blog in the first place – to show you guys the quirkier things in life that you may not realise are there. For my love of interiors. For my daily photos. It’s ok if I want to post three times a week and it doesn’t matter if I miss a post one week. It’s ok if I’d like to make this a full-time thing, even if others don’t. It’s ok, it’s ok, it’s ok!
I’m feeling extra happy that it’s Friday today because next week I’m going on holiday! I’m taking a little break from blogging and heading to London for a few days, so there’ll be no posts from me next week, but don’t worry, you can keep up to date with my travels of on my Facebook and Twitter pages.
Happy weekend x
Image courtesy of Swiss Miss
You can never be too early to prepare for Halloween especially if you want to get the best decorations and accessories before they sell out. I know I do! Over here in the UK Halloween is getting bigger and bigger each year, which means there’s some great (and unusual) decorations available. Of course skulls are my favourite (I’ve written many blogs about them) so I had to choose a few for this post of course, but I’m also loving the garlands, spooky eye chocolates and how about that adorable cat hat? I just love it. So let’s get decorating…
1. Halloween Trick or Treat Letter Bunting from Paperchase 2. Mini Cat Hat from Accessorize 3. Halloween Eyeballs from Harrods 4. Big Kid Machete Sticker from Johnny Cupcakes 5. Skull Cocktail Sticks from Paperchase 6. Black Skull Candle Holder from Urban Outfitters 7. Skeleton Photo Booth from Urban Outfitters 8. Gold Foiled Trick or Treat? Napkins from Ginger Ray 9. Cat Bookend from H&M
If there’s one thing I love about autumn it’s the colours, and whilst researching the rusty, rich hues we usually associate with autumn, I came across these wonderful pink and orange brights that add a great twist to the season. There’s still lots of late summer flowers blooming and they add a perfect contrast against the burgundy’s, browns and mustards of autumn. It’s great to find another colour we wouldn’t normally associate with the season, it makes it more interesting.
Happy Friday all! I just had to share this funny illustration by Jim Field with you today, the expression on the Hen’s face makes me smile. I wonder what she’s thinking?
Happy weekend x
We’re fully into Autumn now and I’m feeling all autumnal, especially with the leaves turning golden brown, conkers falling onto dewy grass and foggy mornings making that drive to work eerie and mysterious. It’s the perfect time to share some lovely autumn finds from some wonderful and talented British designers over at Folksy. I think they would all look great in your home, or on your person this season…
1. Squirrel Animal Poster Print from Maseface 2. Fable Square Cushion from Fable & Base 3. Red Rose Tweed Purse from The Linen Cat 4. Goldfinch Fabric Bird Sculpture from The Cotton Potter 5. Winter Foxes Card from CecilyMae Handmade 6. Cedric Red Squirrel Decoration from Big Bird, Little Bird 7. Bird & Feather Screen printed Notebook from The Imagination of Ladysnail 8. Autumn Breeze Screen print from Lil Sonny Sky