Simple Living | Streamlining the kitchen…

littlegreenshed kitchenI’ve been so bloomin head down in work at the moment that my home has fast become a dumping ground of ‘stuff’.  Especially our kitchen.  Just dumped – never actually put away or given a home.

Our teeny tiny kitchen has very little cupboards or work space.  A narrow ‘galley’ style kitchen which is open plan to the dining room, and can be seen as soon as you walk in through the front door.  Yes even the postman can see the clutter!  Crikey – something needs to be done.

With this in mind I thought about how I use my kitchen, and what I would like to store and importantly how it should be stored.  I use my kitchen everyday, cooking all our meals from scratch, so the most important storage to me is the pantry.  A place where all the ‘staples’ of cooking are stored. Spices, tins of chickpeas and coconut milk, jars of dried lentils and quinoa.  I tend to hoard ingredients, all kinds of lentils, wild rice, brown rice, bread flour, three types of quinoa… and more.

I know it’s not the sexiest job in the world, but think of it as a investment to a more streamlined kitchen and a way of cooking better.  Here are some tips:

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Simple Style | Spring footwear…

Spring is almost here!  I can hear a chorus of daffodils chiming in the sunlight!  Or maybe it’s just my joy, at finally being able to kick off my winter boots and slip my feet into something lighter. Spring footwear is here to give me a spring in my step! I’ve been searching the internet for suitable shoes – no heels for me.  I am a flat wearing, lass and I like it.  I would much rather stomp about in a pair

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Travel | Soho Farmhouse…

Have you ever been away somewhere and have fallen head over heels in love, that you never want to leave.  Yup?  I had that experience at Soho Farmhouse.  Two nights in a luxury log cabin… with the largest bed I’ve ever slept in and a toasty log burner.  It was a blissful kid free couple of days.

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Beauty | My skin care routine – updated…

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my daily skin care routine, so I thought I’d give a little update.  Considering it’s the depths of winter and lack of sunshine and central heating usually ravages my skin, leaving it dry and grey looking.  Surprisingly, this January my skin has been looking fantastic. So what have I been doing?  Well I regularly use vitamin c to brighten my skin and nourish it with oil.  So if you are interested in knowing

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Beauty | Nail colours for Winter…

High Five Alert! You may remember my post earlier in the month, on my goals for 2018?  One of those goals was to stop biting my nails.  Well ta dah! I’ve only done it.  It’s been just three weeks and I’m super proud of myself. To mark two weeks of nail growth I had a manicure, to encourage me to continue my ‘non-biting’ journey.  Dark green OPI gel called ‘stay off the lawn‘.  I absolutely love the colour.  So cool.  What

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Travel | Visiting the AAA coffee farm in Costa Rica with Nespresso…

Sitting down to a coffee in the morning is one of my most favourite simple pleasures and we all can relate to.  The whole ritual around it is so satisfying; from choosing your favourite mug, the coffee style (black, with milk or plant based milk),  in whatever method you choose to make it, it is something we all look forward to every single day. But, how many of us actually think about what goes into making our morning cup of

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Self love | 5 crystals for beginners…

January is my month of self care.  A down time to relax, eat healthily and nourish body, mind and spirit.  I’ve always been drawn to the spiritual side of self care, I suppose growing up close to Glastonbury rubs off on an impressionable young girl.  The power of crystals though is relatively new to me, although I have collected them throughout my life, I’ve not really considered how that can help with our moods and clarity.

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Sisterhood | Winter floral & food event with Houzz…

Sisterhood is back for 2018, kicking off with a winter floral & food event in London.  We are delighted to be teaming up with the fantastic Houzz as they open their week long pop up house. Beat those January blues by spending a day in central London, learning about flower arranging and eating delicious food in a beautiful building. Tickets went on sale last night, and already we are delighted by the response.

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