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Stuff I’ve been reading!

Stuff I’ve been reading!

How progress against a New Year’s Resolution has me living, learning and lighting up! Those of you who read my New Year’s blog will recall that I was looking for a magazine that I might subscribe to and had picked up the January/February edition of Landscape magazine to give it a try. Filled with stunning photography and articles about gardening, cooking and crafting, as well as features about pottery, collecting, architecture and old industry, it seemed right up my street!

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Life’s a beach – do what you love!

Life’s a beach – do what you love!

Are you living the life you love? A number of events have converged over the first three weeks of this new year to bring about an opportunity for taking stock and stopping doing something that I don’t enjoy and which has been causing me stress for some time now. The first was the death of David Bowie, followed in quick succession by those of Alan Rickman and Glenn Frey.

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Countdown to the Festive Top Ten!

Countdown to the Festive Top Ten!

Of an evening you will often find my whole family sitting in the kitchen with the TV turned on to sport with the sound off whilst we play our favourite music. I’ll be listing or updating things in the shops, my sons will be on their laptops and smart phones, and hubby will be cooking the dinner (tip: for a happy home life, marry a chef!).

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From bang out of order to bang on trend in a few easy steps!

From bang out of order to bang on trend in a few easy steps!

I had been on the lookout for an upcycling project for some time when I came across this mini wardrobe jewellery box at a Boot Fair last summer. As you can see it was rather an unattractive shade of orange with a faux wood-grain effect and, to top it all, it originally had a green and pink embossed floral design on the glass panels which really clashed with the wood!

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Autumn Beginnings!

Autumn Beginnings!

I love this time of year with its feeling of beginning again! There’s a definite back-to-the-new-term feeling at Believe To Be Beautiful today. So far this morning I’ve prepped the weekend’s sales to post off, read an article in a magazine which set me off on research about a recent acquisition which may be quite valuable, and posted on Instagram!

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A lying down cow…

A lying down cow…

I came across this vintage ceramic farm animal in a local shop the other day and couldn’t resist bringing her home with me. When I was little my parents both worked full time Monday to Friday so our Saturdays had a pretty routine format…

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