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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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One of the nicest things about having a baby is nesting; setting up a space to welcome them into the world. It’s a chance to have fun, get those creative juices flowing and most importantly ready for the big changes that come with a new arrival. We moved to Colchester (from East London) in May 2019 when I was 30 weeks pregnant and then the nesting began. As renters it can be hard to make...

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I never expected to write about breastfeeding and I know this post won’t be interesting for everyone, but it feels right to share this experience. If you read my Fourth Trimester post then you’ll already know a little bit about my journey into motherhood and how I struggled. It’s hard to admit, but I think it’s important to talk about these things including my breastfeeding journey. My breastfeeding journey began in the neonatal unit – that’s...

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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 no secret that during pregnancy a woman goes through a lot of changes mentally and physically – it’s both a scary and exciting time. Whilst I was looking ahead to the challenge of motherhood I was really worried about somehow losing myself and my identity – I didn’t want to become ‘just a mum’. So I decided that I wasn’t going to let that happen and I made it my mission to continue to...

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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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Thanks so much for all of the support on Growing a human: Part One – it really means a lot, to me and also that I can help other women. Us girls gotta stick together! The second Trimester Ok, so I wasn’t off to the best start with my first trimester, but as with most situations: it can only get better! I have really enjoyed weeks 13 to 26, feeling more like ‘me’ and just...

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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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The world of Freelancing is a bit of a mystery to most – it’s very different to the 9-5 norm and the older generations don’t really understand why anyone would want to leave a secure job. I’ve been doing my best to navigate life as a Freelancer since I was made redundant back in July 2016 – 2 years ago now, eek! Some people might think that I should be an expert on everything freelance...

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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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At the start of the year I painted my first mural – a bright burst of colour inside my co-working space in Camden. I instantly caught the painting bug and wanted to work on more painting projects (and luckily had the opportunity with Hattie Stewart and recently as an artist in residence with West Elm), so when Jacqueline Colley posted a call out for some painting help on her Instagram I volunteered straight away. Strike...

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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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I’ve been visiting London Design Festival for a few years now and admiring all of the exhibitions, installations and events with a hint of jealousy; I wanted to be involved, but I didn’t know how. Little did I know it, but 2018 was going to be different from my usual LDF experience! When the team at homeware brand West Elm said that they liked my mural and asked if I’d like to be an artist in...

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Woohoo, it’s my favourite week of the year – London Design Festival! London really pulls out all of the stops to celebrate design; I’m talking installations, experiences and events. For 2018 there are now more Design Districts than ever before, which is great news because it means every part of London can join in the design fun! On Friday I was so happy to attend the LDF press tour for a first look at what...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020