Style | 5 white blouses for Spring…

Ah sunshine!  It makes me want to buy pretty white blouses and skip through french markets.  I’m a sucker for a white peasant blouse, I love the modesty of it.  Simple white cotton with a lace detail and I’m all over it. Preferring a long or a three quarter length sleeve to keep myself covered up in the sun. Each year I buy a new one.  I don’t know if you are like me, but during the summer my shirt

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Interiors & Decor | Nude inspiration for a bedroom…

If you follow my Instagram stories, I recently shared my search for a suitable paint colour for our bedroom.  The mid-tone grey it was previous painted in was all very nice, very dramatic but very cold. Our bedroom is north facing and gets very little sunshine until the evening when the sun comes around and sets.  Upon waking it’s a cold dark room, and after this long cold winter I decided to Spring clean and redecorate. I wanted a warm

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Seasonal Rituals | foraging for wild garlic…

Well it’s April, and that must mean it’s wild garlic season.  Time to get out there and gather the ingredients for your supper.  We always head to our favourite place, a small wooded valley just outside of Bristol. The wooded valley has a bubbling stream running through it, with one side a pine forest plantation and the other native trees with a carpet of wild garlic, bluebells and wood anenomies. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of

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Seasonal Rituals | Spring Equinox…

Today heralds the Spring Equinox, surely the start of actual Spring and a point where day will slip slowly by the hour toward Summer.  Days are lengthening and light is returning once more. It’s all happening this week, the Equinox, and the Clocks going back…. lighter evenings at last!  What will be do with that extra hour?  Well here are some suggestions to ease you into Spring… Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK

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Books | Garden Style by Selina Lake…

I can’t wait for Spring.  I’m dying to get out there and potter in my small courtyard.  At the moment I have pots with green tulip shoots popping up through the soil and unrecognisable shoots of plants that I’ve forgotten I’ve owned. What are they?  Time will tell once they fully emerge. Spring is the perfect time to get outside and start planning and playing with your outside space.  And if you are in need of some inspiration, then look

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Sisterhood | Building a community…

I often get asked why I started Sisterhood Camp.  Where did my inspiration come from?  Well to be honest it was started with an innocent need to connect with like minded women.  To bring together all those creative women I had ‘met’ over the internet.  A camp in North Devon – a chance for us to switch off from work. The majority of women I knew were in the blogging / artistic community who I had met through blogging and

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Inspiration | Mood board for March…

This month I am drawn to soft muted tones of beige, browns and tan.  With stems of pampas grass, gold statement earrings, brown legs and earthy ceramics. Looking at these images I think I am desperate for warmer weather, to walk barefoot on cool concrete floors.  Hear bird song, and smell fresh grass. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys

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Simple Living | Spring cleaning – what to use…

Today was glorious, sunshine streaming in through the windows I bathed myself as I sat at the table working.  But sunshine also highlights my lack of cleaning, I am not a good house keeper, in fact I am rather shoddy at it. I much prefer to be working or playing than cleaning.  I know I am not alone! I have white walls throughout the house. White walls with dirty hand prints all over. Door trims with sticky marks.  The stair

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