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Having spent the past few months indoors (still so surreal eh), for me it’s never been more important to feel at home in my home. As a renter, it’s not always easy to put your own stamp on a space but it can be done! And here’s my flat tour to prove it… 🙂 Welcome to our colourful flat in Colchester, Essex – just over an hour commute from London via train. We moved to...

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The Fourth Trimester I know, I know. Usually a trimester consists of 3 parts, but every new parent will confirm that the fourth trimester is 100% a real thing. The first 3 months of your baby’s life are as weird, wonderful and traumatic on your body and mind as the full 9 months of pregnancy. The days are long but the weeks disappear in a blink. It’s very intense and never ending whilst being a...

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It’s scary how time flies when you’re having fun – or that’s the saying isn’t it? So you might have noticed that I’ve been MIA since my last post, Growing a Human: Part Two back in May. Who’d have guessed that the end of the 3rd trimester might be a bit manic, what with giving birth and having a baby and all!? Ha Luckily I was kinda organised and made notes throughout my 3rd trimester, before...

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I honestly never saw myself sharing things about pregnancy on my blog, but then again… I didn’t expect to be growing a human in 2019. Life is full of surprises! Since I shared my first motherhood blog post, the response has been amazing with plenty of food for thought. I had so many messages of support and empathy from internet pals who felt the same way – all amazing women who are of a similar...

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I know bloggers are supposed to be good with words, but I still haven’t really worked out how to eloquently say this so…erm, SURPRISE – I’m growing a human! I hope you can excuse the 5 month blog silence because things have been quite busy around here, but I’m finally back in a good place and ready to tell you about my newest project: a mini-me. So here’s a little life update: In October I...

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After sharing my Style Journey (how I introduced more colour into my wardrobe), I felt it was only fair to help get you guys started with some tips on how to style colour. I’ve scoured the internet for some of the best ways to get on board with colour, even during the misery of winter! Full disclosure: some of the links are affiliate links which means if you do decide to make a purchase I’ll receive...

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I’ve always loved colours, patterns and prints – in art, design and advertising. I guess that’s one of the main reasons I was drawn to becoming a Graphic Designer – so much creativity, expression and fun! Which is so ironic, as the typical Graphic Design ‘uniform’ is to keep it very simple and wear all black. In recent years I’ve found myself rebelling against this stereotype and becoming #confidentlycolourful instead – celebrating my creative taste through style....

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Everything has changed, but nothing has changed. Above is the last photo taken of Jack & I before he got down on one knee and popped the question – WE’RE ENGAGED! It’s been over 3 years since our last Holiday (to Dubrovnik) so a break from reality was wayyyy overdue. We booked a mid-week mini break in Margate with our friends Emma & Josh for some sea air. I thought I could read Jack like a...

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Sleep – you can’t live with it (ok, during) and you can’t live without it! It’s an everyday essential that we all have to embrace and structure our day around. Everyone’s sleep experience is different, but the average adult needs 7-9 hours a night so best to make it a good one. I think I have quite an unusual relationship with sleep; I don’t really rate it much. I know I need to sleep, but...

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It’s common knowledge that I love a good wall. When I say ‘a good wall’, I mean a wall decorated with a mural/street art painted by a talented artist. (If you share this love, come say hi to me on Instagram btw.) Last month I shared a snap of an amazing mural by Hixxy alongside my frustrations on crediting (or lack of) Artists and it started a bit of a conversation… 🌿The shade of it all…...

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As I transition from an all black clothing wearer into a walking talking rainbow, I’m constantly on the look out for the most exciting, quirky and colourful pieces. The aim? An outfit that’s just screaming to be photographed in front of a cool wall on an Instagram adventure. A Pantone perfect outfit… Sugar rush OH HI THERE Oasis x Pantone Colour Institute range. Can I hear you say Parma Violet vibes? But seriously, how sugary...

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As a Freelancer working from home the majority of the week, things can sometimes be a bit lonely. I’m an extrovert needing human contact and I’m lucky enough to have a co-working space to visit, but every now and again I treat myself to a morning or afternoon working from a coffee shop. Sometimes I’ll meet with a friend (usually lovely Ella – she took these photos of me btw) but other than chatting to the...

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November: Black So Halloween is just about over, but black is here to stay! The clocks have gone back but the nights are still drawing in and it seems to get dark at 4pm now!? I don’t really mind though as even though I love the colours of the rainbow, I love black too. I was thinking about my relationship with black the other day as even though I’m a colour lover, I often find...

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You wouldn’t expect to find a staircase in a shipping container, but in East London anything can happen. When Print Club London invited me to a preview of the Blisters 2017 prints I knew it was going to be good, but stepping down into this amazing warehouse style room (yes it was underground) I was in awe – of both the room AND the prints, of course. If you’re not familiar with Blisters then listen...

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It’s common knowledge that I’m quite partial to a wall or two, or three – give me some street art to Instagram et voila, I’m happy. So when Travelodge offered me a couple of nights stay to go colour hunting in Bristol, the home of Banksy, how could I say no? With bright sunshine and a crisp breeze, October is the perfect time of year to explore a new city in the UK, and so...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020