design

16 | Design | #ShakeCreative

This arrived in the post for me yesterday, a birthday present from Kate. I think the best part is how she'd had to get really creative in photos she was taking so I didn't see her phone cover. As someone with a name that uses alternative spelling, I'm endlessly impressed by things with my name on … Read More >>

presents

15 | Decorate | #ShakeCreative…

When I met my husband he didn't really understand the point of wrapping presents. NOT JOKING. If there was one thing that is prized in my family it's present wrapping or more so than that the … Read More >>

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Things you can learn about soap…

As you might have noticed on my Instagram feed. I have been all about soap the last few days. In particular soap that Veronica sent me. I've never been the soap buyer in this household. My husband has … Read More >>

Lemon Meringue Pie hand made soap by Veronica Foale Essentials

14 | Home | #ShakeCreative…

This morning I woke up at 5am not to the impatient sounds of (not so slowly) waking children but to quiet. My girls are at their Grandmother's this morning. And even now that it is 6am I estimate I … Read More >>

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13 | Passion | #ShakeCreative…

There aren't many things I'm passionate about. Pie is one of them. I believe in pie for comfort, I believe in pie for recovery, I believe in pie for carb loading. Basically pie is a superfood. And I'm … Read More >>

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12 | Imagination | #ShakeCreative…

Yesterday I wrote this on my Facebook page about running: "Running is my art, my therapy and my science. On a bad day it will remind you who you are. On a good day it will tell you who you could be. … Read More >>

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When every idea has been done, what do you do…

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious … Read More >>

apple pie happy birthday

11 | Art | #ShakeCreative…

My eldest daughter is devastated that there is no cake on my birthday. I explained that it was my birthday and I wanted pie. She was unimpressed with this state of affairs. My mother made this … Read More >>

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10 | Time | #ShakeCreative…

Today we are talking about creative spaces and this is in mine. Hanging off a hook in the garage. I'm slightly concerned about why that hook is there in the first place, but regardless of creep … Read More >>

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Do you need a creative space?…

I like to refer to my creative space as woman-land. I am the only woman in this house. I have two girls who are basically like Homer Simpson in child form. I have a husband. And I have a cat. A male … Read More >>

Emily

9 | Vision | #ShakeCreative…

Check out Mrs Sabbatical. She's pretty fantastic. She's one of the great mentors over at Operation Move. She manages chronic disease but you'll never hear her complain about it. She's thoughtful, and … Read More >>

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8 | Bought | #ShakeCreative…

Giant coffee cup. It's like a bowl, but for coffee. Fathers Day present for my husband. We understand the language of coffee. More is more. I felt like this was a borderline present. He has told me … Read More >>

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7 | Listened | #ShakeCreative…

When you get to know yourself a bit you get a solid insight into red flags. Things that seem innocuous enough but are actually sign posts for depression. I have two main ones. The first one is … Read More >>