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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Wordpress Site!

http://honestlyitseasy.wordpress.com/

Woo hoo! Check it out!

We are being very technical!!!!

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RockNRoll Bride - School of Rock - Workshop - Blogging!

We were fortunate enough to be able to attend a ‘School of Rock’ Blogging Workshop run by the rather fabulous Kat Williams just before Christmas. She blogs about alternative weddings and so much more, she really is an inspiration and so lovely with it as well.

Please if you have some time visit her pages, actually no scrub that, you must go and check out her pages, I don’t know what I did before I discovered her site!

http://www.rocknrollbride.com/

http://www.facebook.com/rocknrollbride

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rocknrollbride/

http://pinterest.com/rocknrollbride/

http://twitter.com/RocknRollBride

The workshop was organised in partnership with Cherry Sorbet Creative, for more information on them please check out their website http://www.cherrysorbet.co.uk and twitter http://twitter.com/#!/cherry_sorbet and held at Drink, Shop, Do http://drinkshopdo.com/Drink,_Shop_%26_Do/Drink,_Shop_%26_Do_%E2%80%94_Home.html in Kings Cross, London. This is a gorgeous little shop and cafe which I will deffinately be returning to. It's a must stop shop if you are ever in the area!

Obviously I don’t want to go into everything she spoke about as I believe the School of Rock is planning on going on tour this year. When this happens if she is anywhere near you I encourage you to sign up and go along it truly is an invaluable workshop in my opinion.

Considering the workshop lasted for 2 hours the amount of information and inspiration you come out with is incredible! It covered everything I could have hoped for and much more. There was a great mixture of people there, of all levels, from the relative newbies like myself to people who had been blogging for a few years. I could have sat there for a whole afternoon soaking up information like a sponge but unfortunately I had a train to catch so missed out on more chatting and a drink in the pub afterwards. It did mean however that I could read over the fabulous notes that went with the workshop (alongside my scribbled notes) on the way home. Next time I will book a much later train back for sure! Thank you to everyone who made me feel so welcome!

Apologies for the delayed posting of this blog but ideas have been whizzing around our heads regarding our blog since going on this workshop and its going to take a little while for us to get our heads around things and crack on creating our ‘Honestly Its Easy’ Brand, but you will over the next few months hopefully notice a huge improvement and those improvements will start with us moving away from Blogger and onto Wordpress. Apologies for any disruption this may cause whilst we are learning how to use it etc but the end result will be better, clearer and more user friendly and we are going to post on a more regular basis we hope!

Anyhow, we are off to put some ideas into Practice!

Lets see what 2012 brings for ‘Honestly it’s Easy!’

All the best!

Claire
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2012 Shows!!!

Just a short note to let you know about some of our favourite shows that are on this year together with links to the individual websites for more information etc, if you would like to add any please feel free to do so in the comments section at the bottom of this blog post! More the merrier!

16-18 March Stoneleigh
http://www.theediblegardenshow.co.uk/

6-7 May Losely Park Guildford
http://thegrowyourownshow.co.uk/

10-13 May Malvern Worcester
http://www.threecounties.co.uk/springgardening/

13-17 June 2012 Birmingham
http://www.bbcgoodfoodshowsummer.com/
together with BBC Gardners World Live

15-17 June Malvern Worcester
http://www.threecounties.co.uk/threecounties/

3rd - 8th July 2012
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
http://www.rhs.org.uk/

29-30 Sep Malvern Worcester
http://www.threecounties.co.uk/malvernautumn/

All the best!

Claire
xxx

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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Our Home Made Christmas Presents Received

Woo hoo! first blog post of 2012!! How very efficient of me!

Here is Our Home Made Christmas Presents Received blog to follow on from our 'Given' blog a few days ago.

Considering the time restraints with this little project I think we all did a jolly good job!

From mum and dad we got a chicken clock, here's a picture of it sat next to my brothers VW home made version he got from them.


My mum went on a felting course last year and she put the things she learnt to good use on this bag, absolutely love it!


The best gifts I have to admit came from my brother and his girlfriend Katie.

The first of which was this creation;


I've wanted a bird table in my front garden for a while so this was just perfect, and Mr Robin our main front garden resident has already staked his claim on it. It will be interesting to see what other birds attend the garden over the next few months.

We also got this stunning chopping board - perfect for our kitchen and its chicken parafanalia!


Katie also made me some of her lovely soap. Katie makes all of her soaps at home and sells them (Helping Hands Company), she is a truly talented lady. For presents I got Cucumber and Mint soap, and Apple and cinnamon. She does many different types if you would like more information on her or any if her soaps please contact her at the following email address, katie.soaps@gmail.com


They make great favours at weddings etc for all of you that are getting married at some point soon! ;)

Son qall in all I love all of my presents that were made! Roll on this year, apparently the mission is home decorated festive jumpers!! Should be highly entertaining!!!! Maybe Mel and I should make each other one for gifts!?

All the best!

Claire
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