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1. Our little Greycat very nearly died this week when he suddenly came down with what we now think was a serious brain injury. Fortunately, he made it back from the brink of euthenasia – albeit expensively, as we didn’t have any insurance!

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2. A whole month of lazy summer days with R & Orla. This was taken in nearby village Heptonstall where Sylvia Plath is buried, in a somber and ordinary grave. People often leave pens instead of flowers in tribute, which I sort of love.

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3. Unlikely as it sounds interiors journalist Hannah Bullivant came by with photographer Kristy Noble to photograph our home for an interiors magazine. I highly recommend checking out Hannah’s beautiful blog, Seeds and Stitches, co-written with the equally wonderful Davina.

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4. Emma from A Quiet Style has been kind enough to feature me as part of her ‘a shared style‘ interiors column. You can see the full set of images, and Emma’s article, here.

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5.  As you may have already noticed, I’ve opened up my sidebar for sponsorships with some brilliant small brands & makers.

As a bit of a celebration/thank you, I’d like to give away a 3-month ‘popcorn stand’ slot, worth $48 for free! You can advertise anything you like – your blog, Instagram account, shop, or business – as long as it’s clean, appropriate & right for the Me & Orla readership (i.e. I’m reserving the right to say no to porn or anyone selling pet spiders).

To enter, just visit one of the sponsors on the right, then leave a comment below telling me what your favourite product is.

You can enter once for each brand, if you like, and I’ll pick a winner in 1 week.  Any questions, let me know, & best of luck.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely August. Here’s hoping for a sunny September! xx

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Giveaway now closed : I was so completely blown away by all you amazing, creative, talented people who entered – so much so that I’m planning on running this giveaway every 3 months in the hope I’ll be able to feature more of you in time. Having enjoyed a lovely hour exploring everyone’s sites it was impossible to choose, so I made R pick at random and the winner is Holly from www.freckleandwulff.com. Congrats Holly! Drop me an email and I’ll hook you up with your new ad!
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103 Comments

  • Holly

  • September 22, 2015

Thank you so much Jeska & Dean – I love your store and everything that you’re doing πŸ™‚ Holly xx

  • thefuturekept

  • September 10, 2015

Sounds good to me!!! Yes that spoon on her Instagram is a perfect size and shape that is for sure! I will pass the info on and hopefully we can come up with something! πŸ™‚

  • Laura Elizabeth Morris

  • September 10, 2015

Yess amazing! My porridge/smoothie bowls would be all the more enjoyable πŸ™‚ I don’t know if it’s something you’d be interested in sourcing but I always see people asking @anniskk (Instagram) where she gets her spoon from (features alongside her regular smoothie bowl posts). Maybe you’ve seen it? Anyway, I reckon there’s definitely a demand for something similar! Xx

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words Kelly! πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Hey Garry, thank you so much for the kind words about our store!!! Have a great week. Jeska & Dean x πŸ™‚

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Hey Clemsy, thank you so much for the kind words about our store, it means so much to us both! πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Hey Diana! thank you so much for the kind words about our store, it means so much to us both! πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for showing love to our store Liz! Jeska & Dean πŸ™‚ x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the love Freya πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the support and the love Katie! it means the world to us x Jeska & Dean πŸ™‚

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words and the love for our store! glad you love eco-friendly products as much as we do πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the love Samuel!!! πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Hey JuliΓ«tte, thank you so much for the kind words and the support to our store! Jeska & Dean πŸ™‚ x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much Ingrid for showing the love and support to our store, it means so much to us both! Jeska & Dean πŸ™‚

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words and the love for our store! Jeska & Dean x πŸ™‚

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words about our store Lucy x πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words Laura! It means so much to us. I will pass on the request for a porridge spoon in the coffee scoop style! that is a great idea πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words Emma ! It really means so much when people are this supportive. Have a great week! Jeska & Dean x πŸ™‚

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the love Lisa, love the idea of a well trained slug business hahaah πŸ™‚ x Jeska & Dean

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  • September 09, 2015

Ahh thank you so much for the love Kierstan !! Jeska & Dean x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words Katie, it means a lot to us when people show love to our store! πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for showing love to our store Emma! πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean x Hope you are having a good week.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words about our store! πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the love Karen! Having an eco-friendly section was so important to us, everything we carry is chosen with eco qualities at the forefront, so it is great to hear that other people are thinking in the same way πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Hey Jesse, thank you so much for showing the love to our little store! Jeska & Dean x πŸ™‚

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  • September 09, 2015

Hey Olga, thank you for the kind words and the love for the quilt! Jeska & Dean x πŸ™‚

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  • September 09, 2015

Thank you for the kind words and the love for our store Rebecca! x πŸ™‚

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  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words Zoe πŸ™‚ Jeska & Dean x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you Natasha!! πŸ™‚ x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Those Limpet Saucers are a charm eh!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much Dunja for your kind words and support for our store πŸ™‚ x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Hey Holly, Thank you so much for your kind words and the love for the store! it means so much to us both, and a huge congratulations on winning the giveaway! x Jeska & Dean x

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much Anne! πŸ™‚

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  • September 09, 2015

Hey Laurier, thank you so so much for your kind words and the support for our little store! πŸ™‚

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

Thank you so much Jude, your kind words mean a lot to us! πŸ™‚ x Jeska & Dean.

  • thefuturekept

  • September 09, 2015

I know we are a little late to reply to this, but reading all of your kind comments and support for our little corner of the great big internet is so motivating. It genuinely means so much to us both and keeps us going on those tougher days when nothing seems to go right! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you all x Jeska & Dean.

  • Jude

  • September 01, 2015

Hi Sara,
I’m ‘first days’ into this lovely new world (albeit mystifying and a little bit scary) of instagram, blogs, my online things for sale and twitter; and I’m a bit ‘last minute’ with sending you this.
The Future Kept was one of my first destinations in instagram, and even without your challenge, I had liked pretty much everything they have for sale; anything in silver or gold invariably wins my vote, and I particularly loved their Uashmama lunchbag in the rose gold.
It’s on my Santa wish list.
My best wishes sent,
Jude.

  • laurier

  • September 01, 2015

Love this idea – I’ve followed your social media for a few years now and have officially fallen in love with your blog!
My favourite piece from all sites has to be the Honeycomb Blankets on The Future Kept – in any colour! I also love the Silver Moon from Mini Grandi Artist, as it appeases my love of the moon, love of metal and love of mathematical drawings! Triple whammy.
A little side note, I used to have a cat called Greycat! I’m glad that Greycat is well again, he’s very beautiful.
(You can see my brand here: http://www.ellieair.co.uk, twitter and instagram @ellieair)

  • Anne Masters

  • August 31, 2015

What a fabulous idea. I hope I’m not too late…The future kept – the name alone says it all. I love the cushions and blankets and perfect to purchase as it’s been freezing this winter in Canberra, Australia.

  • Gaps

  • August 31, 2015

Hi again,
One more for the giveaway? Sorry!
I was checking Little Goldie and I love all the products, but my favourite one is the Fanny & Alexander Heirloom Wooden Toy Camera – Green. I love photography and have a 9 months old nephew, maybe I could influence him to like photography as much as me if I gave him one of those (in a couple of years… he’s too young).
Thanks for this opportunity,Gonçalo (instagram.com/gaps81)

  • Gaps

  • August 31, 2015

Hey,
One more entry for the giveaway =S
I really like the Cross my heart print from mini Grandi Artist =)
Thanks again for this opportunity,
Gonçalo (instagram.com/gaps81)

  • Gaps

  • August 31, 2015

Hi =)
Hope I sill have time to make some more entries for the giveaway.
This time I’m going to chose the the trio of grey felt storage baskets from Object Style.
Thanks for this opportunity,
Gonçalo (instagram.com/gaps81)

  • Holly

  • August 31, 2015

This is such a lovely idea, to help and promote those working so hard in our funny little creative corner of the world. Whoever wins will truly deserve this, such a great idea Sara! I always feel a little silly entering, as who would want to see my photos up there, but this is too good a chance to miss out on πŸ™‚ I’ve had my eye on the Mountain Ceramic Coffee Dripper for a while now, from The Future Kept. I think it’s about time that I finally bought it. And I’m so happy to hear that Greycat is on the mend. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend. Holly xx Instagram: @hollywulff Blog: http://www.freckleandwulff.com

  • Dunja Opalko

  • August 30, 2015

Hi Sara, it’s so amazing and generous of you to have this giveaway and support different artists and makers!

These are my favorites:
I’m obsessed with calendars and therefore absolutely love the Botanical Field Notes Calendar from Alfie’s Studio πŸ™‚
Great patterns and just my colors on the the Amelie Mancini Carry All Tote Bag from the future kept <3 Also really appreciate Rebecca's journal. It looks beautiful and I like the little personal stories.

I'd love to promote my photography, probably through Instagram (@dunjaopalko), in order to get in touch with many more inspiring people. Hopefully some lovely collaborations would arise πŸ™‚

Lots of love and have a beautiful sunday x
Dunja

  • Candy Pop

  • August 29, 2015

So pleased to hear about your cat. I love the photo of Orla, and leaving pens for Sylvia.. I have the vintage fabric banner on my Future Kept wish list. Gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend.

  • Illyria Pottery

  • August 29, 2015

Little Goldie: Natural Blocks. I think I made need these for Nephew/Niece Christmas gifting.

  • Illyria Pottery

  • August 29, 2015

Nadinoo: The good life pinafore-linen.

  • Illyria Pottery

  • August 29, 2015

Object: Such a toss up between the copper cutlery set and the concrete storage jar. Do I have to pick just one? Oh, dear!

  • Illyria Pottery

  • August 29, 2015

Alfie’s Studio: Letter writing set.

  • Illyria Pottery

  • August 29, 2015

Ooh, sounds fab! I’ll start with The Future Kept. Am a bit partial to the porcelain Limpet Saucers, πŸ˜‰ but must say that I would go for the green fern tea towel.

  • ZoΓ« Power

  • August 28, 2015

So very pleased to hear that grey cat is on the mend. And what a great idea for a giveaway and to encourage engagement, you clever thing. I adore the future kept – their mountain coffee dripper has been on my wish list for a while. Working on some small biz ideas of my own, so this would be a wonderful opportunity xxx

  • Rebecca

  • August 28, 2015

Hi Sara, what a fab opportunity! I would be over the moon and right back round again to see Betty Etiquette on your beautiful site.

I know some of your sponsors already and love the products curated by The Future Kept and Object. But having discovered Little Goldie, I’m afraid I have fallen in love with a flamingo! I love their beautiful range of wooden animals and this flamingo has got a great pair of pins and looks like they would be fun to hang out with! I’m really struggling to find unique, beautifully designed presents for my friends children at the moment and Little Goldie’s wooden toys are perfect for this.

Very glad to hear Greycat is on the mend, he looks like a marvellous chap.
Big thanks, Rebecca x

  • Kelly Love

  • August 28, 2015

Hi Orla, Ooooh I’d love to win this! Of course you and I both know, my first pick is Object Style as I have an aim to buy one of each piece from Rachael’s lovely store πŸ˜‰ Have just dicovered Alfies Studios as well and love her stationary – so organically pretty! Future Kept is also a long time fave with such beautiful products – too many to choose!!!! It’s always good to surround yourself with such beauty – says something about you too that these beautiful businesses also want to be surrounded by you! x

  • Nicole

  • August 27, 2015

I’m not entering because I’m already there, but I wanted to say that it is a privilege to watch you grow from the site and logo that you used to have, busying away in every spare moment to now. All shiny haired and sh*t together and making a positive difference, not only to your own life and business but to those you are involved with. It’s good to meet someone genuinely interested in doing their best for others and you seem to have become a hub for a bunch of like minded businesses and solo-preneurs too which is nice. Well done.

Also, thanks to everyone commenting below liking Alfie’s Studio. It’s good to hear and feel the love in a form other than sales figures, I went to bed last night with a nice warm and fuzzy feeling having read some of the comments.

On a side note – nice to know that environmental stuff is becoming a big factor in peoples minds. Being married to an environmentalist it’s at the front of a lot of my design and production decisions, nice to see its at the front of purchasing decisions on the other side of it all.

  • olga

  • August 27, 2015

Hi Sara. There’s so many amazing products on all of these websites. Can’t stop scrolling through and admiring the craftsmanship. If I had to choose only one it would be the blue Hand Dyed Quilt from The Future Kept’s homeware range. I’m a bit of a maker myself (http://www.prinku.com) so just love all things handmade. It would be awesome to have the opportunity to be displayed along side those lovely people on your sidebar. Thank you kindly for your consideration.

  • Jesse Lili

  • August 27, 2015

Oh, I want to enter but this is a tough one because I love The Future Kept but I also love Object… I’m in the market for a new handbag so I’m strongly enticed by this gorgeous pink leather bag by M. Hulot (http://www.objectstyle.co.uk/style/clqmg00af7lmdu6eafztecs624r9ob) and this lunch bag with gold accents (http://thefuturekept.com/collections/uashmama/products/uashmama-lunch-bag-rose-gold). If I won the advert on your sidebar, I would promote my Instagram, which I’m trying hard to grow πŸ™‚ Jesse x

  • Karen

  • August 27, 2015

oh and since I saw we could enter several comments on different of your sponsors, I would like to make a special line on Rebecca Iris. I really like her world, atmosphere, writing… Her journal is so dreamy and interesting. (links to be promoted if needs be @karenbhphotos for instagram or blog http://www.lifeinkodacolor.com as preferred)

  • Oona Julia

  • August 27, 2015

Alfires studio. Oh I love their field notes collection. So many beautiful and lovely illustrations! Lots of love from Finland

  • Karen

  • August 27, 2015

I love the products from Future kept, they are all very nice but I particularly like that they have an “eco-friendly” section, as a green minded person, I find it very important to be able to choose consciously and I also like the “for a cause” in the same line as I’m quite politically minded. You can look at my instagram account @karenbhphotos but I also just started a little blog mostly for photography but also for travel, cafΓ©s, green and culture tips (and probably quite a few of my children photos;)) http://www.lifeinkodacolor.com . Thanks for your lovely blog.

  • Karen

  • August 27, 2015

I love the products from Future kept, they are all very nice but I particularly like that they have an “eco-friendly” section, as a green minded person, I find it very important to be able to choose consciously and I also like the “for a cause” in the same line as I’m quite politically minded. You can look at my instagram account @karenbhphotos but I also just started a little blog mostly for photography but also for travel, cafΓ©s, green and culture tips (and probably quite a few of my children photos;)) http://www.lifeinkodacolor.com . Thanks for your lovely blog.

  • HannahB

  • August 27, 2015

Hi sweet Sara, firstly, it was SO lovely to come and shoot your home, thank you for having us, and for the little blog shout out too. secondly, so pleased grey cat is on the mend. thirdly, re the sponsors, the Future Kept is one of my all time favourite shops- i am lusting after their mountain coffee dripper to match my mountain cup an unhealthy ammount : | and fourthly, pens instead of flowers?! Best thing i’ve heard in ages.

  • Gaps

  • August 27, 2015

Hello Sara,
Nice blog. I have been admiring your beautiful photographs on Instagram for a while now and I would love to enter your giveaway. I really liked The Future Kept products, they are all great. But if I had to chose just one, maybe the Hand Quilted Indigo Cushion. It would look good on my sofa πŸ˜‰
Thanks for this opportunity,
Gonçalo (instagram.com/gaps81)

  • Emma Harris

  • August 27, 2015

Hello! Firstly, I’m so pleased to hear that Greycat seems to be on the mend, it must have been so worrying for you all. Secondly, thank you again for being on the blog sharing Orla’s beautiful bedroom, and for the lovely mention here, and finally, I would love to enter your little giveaway. What a lovely selection of sponsors you have, a tough choice, but I am such a big fan of The Future Kept, it just has to be one of their products, and I’ve got my eye on the little Porcelain Limpet Dishes so I am going to choose them as my favourite overall! x

  • Emma Majury

  • August 27, 2015

This couldn’t be more timely! I’ve been humming and hahing about trying out some advertising for my online shop, so I’ve my fingers and toes crossed for this! I’d have anything from the lovely Little Goldie but if I had to pick just one thing I’d go for the Pop Out and Play Dinosaurs, the T Rex in particular looks very jolly!

  • Katie Sutton

  • August 27, 2015

so so so many beautiful items in all of the shops, you are very lucky to have such lovely sponsors. I have just recently opened up my blog to google ads and I’m not impressed with their ability to match me with the right company! I mean I like bikes but Wiggle??!!
Anyway if I had to pick – even though I am immediately drawn to the vintage section on The Future Kept ….. I would pick any of the House Of Rym textiles, especially the Heavenly Honeycomb blanket in pink. Good luck with your blog its lovely to see your story through Instagram and you have got the styling and vision just right xx

  • CaliMel

  • August 27, 2015

Glad your kitty cat is doing better! He looks exactly like my Tiger cat that I had when I was a little girl. I found him under my neighbors armchair and he was a tiny tiny kitten. I was 4 and took him home and begged my mom to let me keep him. He was my baby cat and let me hold him upside down and carry him all around.
I wish I could see that magazine article, the photos look like they are going to be beautiful! Congratulations on your feature. – Missy

  • Torrie Meidell

  • August 27, 2015

I checked out Rebecca Iris’s beautiful online journal, and I’m totally inspired by her images! I’m currently a bit obsessed with darker, more “moody” photography, and I really love her style. Thanks for referring me over!

  • Shayna Marie

  • August 26, 2015

I’m sorry to hear about your little kitty but I’m glad he’s healing! This giveaway is great. You’ve got a lovely set of sponsors.

Within Object, many works stand out to me. The palette and geometrics are stunning while the product itself is otherworldly. I’m drawn to the Grey Longhi Tote, the Silver Ivor Necklace, and the “Wise Owl” Bone China Mug the most.

Thanks for this opportunity,
Shayna | http://www.motheriseternal.com

  • Lourdes

  • August 26, 2015

Hi Sara!

So glad to hear your kitty is on the mend. And what a good giveaway! Would love to throw my hat in the ring.

How good is everything at Object? I love the White and Gold geometric vase, and the Copper Cutlery Set. Can’t pick between the two!

xo, Lourdes. http://www.lightintheheart.com

  • Kierstan (IG: @kierstan_leigh)

  • August 26, 2015

Oh my, I can only pick one of my favorite things on thefuturekept.com!?! It has to be the uashmama lunch bag in rose gold because I’m a brown bag lunch kinda girl and that’s a beauty!

  • Victoria turner

  • August 26, 2015

Hello Sara,
I have been admiring your beautiful photographs on Instagram for a while now and your recent giveaway stopped me in my tracks! Such a great giveaway. I would love to have the chance to share my porcelain ceramics to your followers. You can see my work at http://www.fromvictoria.co.uk
I recently opened my own shop/studio ‘From Victoria’ in Lewes. @fromvictoriashop
All your current sponsors are great and I found it hard to pick just one product! I am already following Alfie’s studio and have my eye on her beautiful botanical cards to sell in my shop. I sell work by other artists and makers who are starting on the path to self employment, as I know myself how hard it is to grow your business. Thanks for your time and your kind giveaway. Victoria x

  • Vinicius Breves

  • August 26, 2015

Hey Sara, I would love to share with you and your audience, my new photo series, called Oceanic.

Now, I’m working to finish, my first online store to can sell my work, but my intent is beyond it, that was a beautiful process for me and I really hope to inspire people with these pictures. How I said in the catalog: β€œI hope that even from afar you can feel this breeze.”

You can see more about the idea of the photo series on this catalog, feel free to download it here: http://bit.ly/oceanicphotos

I would like to send some pictures of the photographs on the wall as well: http://bit.ly/meandorlaphotos

Thank you for the opportunity, I love your work and it would be an honor for me.

  • Nanett

  • August 26, 2015

Find my work here: http://www.ohsoblue.dk
IG: ohsoblue_official

  • Nanett

  • August 26, 2015

I love the mindset and the mood of minigrandiartist.bigcartel.com – her story is so close to mine, just working in different materials. She works with paper and water colors, I work with wool and loom. We seek inspiration same places. Thanks me_and_orla for giving me the chance to get more instagram followers!!!!

  • Leonie

  • August 26, 2015

Love the ‘Nude Leather Strap Wooden Wall Shelves’ on Object Style!…. Now I need to find some wall space….

  • Lisa

  • August 26, 2015

Oh darn, just when I wanted to start big in the pet spider business.. Maybe I’ll change it over to well trained slugs.
No, but seriously.. What a lovely opportunity! Especially now that I’m so close in launching my business. How amazing would it be to be able to advertise it on your side from the very beginning.. Love all the existing sponsors anyway, you cant possibly ask for one favorite product.. Well, I do love the good life pinafore in denim or the rooted shift dress from nadinoo and everything from the future kept is on my wishlist for a while now!
Wish me luck…

  • Carla

  • August 26, 2015

Little Goldie wood toys are just adorable, love the puzzles. In this over technify world we should encourage kids to play with these, more simple toys that let them be creative and use their imagination to create their own stories.

  • Sue Scott

  • August 26, 2015

I was drawn to your instagram long before I knew you had a blog. I love the simplicity and effortless beauty of your pics. Now I see that your instagram, blog and your sponsors all share the same feeling. As an American, they all feel very European and almost ethereal. I loved the idea of giving people little test tubes of flowers, herbs etc. That gave me a great idea for Christmas. Those are in Alfie’s Studio. I don’t have children at home anymore, but I love banners of any kind and was drawn to those on Little Goldie. Your sponsors reflect your uniqueness and peace.

  • Laura Elizabeth Morris

  • August 26, 2015

Finally, Little Goldie – the Mister Peebles prints are spot on! ‘It never rains but it paws’, very fitting for today’s downpour! Hats off for such a lovely bunch of sponsors, all worth a browse.

Insta @lauraelane

  • Petra

  • August 26, 2015

Hi! I just love the Botanical cards from Alfies studio! Perfect to remember the summer once the autumn kicks in… Such great give away and I would love to win the opportunity to market my little Instagram business on your beautiful blog. Thanks, Petra

  • Sew Recycled

  • August 26, 2015

Definitely has to be Jeska & Dean shop A Future Kept. They seem to always find such gorgeous (and practical ) items that areally great value.
At the moment I’m swooning over the cosy blankets, but undecided as to which one as they are ALL yummy!

Super happy Greycat has not used up all 9 lives!
Emma / Sew Recycled

  • Laura Elizabeth Morris

  • August 26, 2015

The Future Kept – more adventure seekers, love it! I have a thing for cutlery and the coffee scoop is beautiful. Perhaps they’ll make a porridge spoon in this style..?

Insta @lauraelane

  • Laura Elizabeth Morris

  • August 26, 2015

A rather enjoyable evening of perusing! Alfies Studio – I love how Nicole speaks of adventure… and the Tropical stickers reminded me that our holiday to Sardinia is coming up, it’s my latest dream to see the flamingos!

Insta @lauraelane

  • Twins that travel

  • August 26, 2015

Rockpool Necklace from The Future Kept – Laura’s on a yoga retreat in Spain and won’t see this – I’m going to order it for (our) birthday in two weeks, Quartz is our favourite crystal – keeps our manic little minds calm πŸ™‚

  • Lucy Jones

  • August 26, 2015

Your photo of Orla in Heptonstall is beautiful, I just love that people leave pens at Sylvia Plaths grave, what a fitting memorial!

You have some lovely sponsors – I love the Marble watercolour from Mini Grandi Artist, it’s so beautiful and minimal, and from The Future Kept I love the mountain coffee dripper!

I have a blog over at lucyannabeljones.blogspot.co.uk and an online shop at lucyannabeljones.bigcartel.com where I sell my landscape paintings and prints, I hope you like them!

Thanks,
Lucy

  • Stacey Dunger

  • August 26, 2015

Glad your cat is doing okay πŸ™‚
I’m interested in your amazing give-a-way after just setting up a little fb business!
I love Alfie’s Studio, even better when i clicked on the link the first picture i saw was stickers! Jamie loves stickers and more often or not i leave the house wearing them and only find out when strangers approach me, little rascal!
My Fb page is http://www.facebook.com/handmakesandhomebakes
Thank You πŸ™‚ xx

  • Amy Seeburger

  • August 26, 2015

So happy to hear your kitty has recovered. I agree with Juliette – such lovely sponsors. Really anything from the Style section of Object. Those rings! So beautiful.

My Instagram is @aureliantownsend.

Thank you for reading!
Amy

  • Hailey Andresen

  • August 26, 2015

Just took a look at Little Goldie & I love the “Good Things for Busy People” set. I’m due with my first baby in less than 3 weeks and this seems like something we could get some good use out of once the baby is here. πŸ™‚ You can find me on instagram: @householdmagny or you can visit my site at householdmag.com! Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely give-a-way!

  • Ingrid - For the love of Pie

  • August 26, 2015

Hi Sara,

What a wonderful opportunity you provide here. Thank you so much. It was hard to pick only one product haha! I was especially enamored with the Liha Beauty Idan Coconut Oil from The Future Kept shop. I adore webshops that sell artisan and kind of unique products. Iβ€˜d love to be featured on your blog in the form of a banner. I have a food and green living blog called For the Love of Pie (www.fortheloveofpie.org). It will be renamed in a few weeks. I am getting a logo designed as we speak. The new blog won’t be solely about recipes anymore, but will also feature short interviews with makers/creatives and invitations for seasonal pop up diners which I will hope to host from this fall on. If you want to know more, please let me know.

Warmly,
Ingrid

  • Juliette @ the evening glow

  • August 26, 2015

I am so glad Greycat is feeling a little better, hoping for a steady recovery.

You have some lovely sponsors, I really liked the mountain ceramic mug in The Future Kept shop. You’ll find my Instagram at @theeveningglow and my boyfriend’s and my blog over at http://www.theeveningglow.com

Have a wonderful evening.
JuliΓ«tte

  • Marta EstΓ©vez

  • August 26, 2015

Ooops, I forgot to write the link of my Instagram account: https://instagram.com/sweetandhome/
(Sorry for repeating a comment).
Thanks again.

  • Marta EstΓ©vez

  • August 26, 2015

Hi, Sara! IΒ΄ve been having a look at all your sponsors and I like Fanny & Alexander Heir loom wooden tool set from Little Goldie.
Your giveaway is a great opportunity for everyone. As my blog is (for now) written in Spanish, IΒ΄d choose my Instagram account to be announced here (in case I won!).
Thank you so much.

  • Kate Marsden

  • August 26, 2015

I love Nadinoo – such beautiful dresses – I’d like them all!

  • Samuel Sparrow

  • August 26, 2015

I’m a huge fan of The Future Kept a would have to pick their pocket knife in English Oak.

  • Katie 'Jornalista' Robbins

  • August 26, 2015

Thanks for the tip on seeds and stiches. πŸ™‚
Also joining in with the giveaway for The Future Kept shop; though it is extremely difficult to name one favourite there! I have already bought a Stay Gold Mary Rose ceramic pendant (indigo and tassels). I also love their shiny bags.

  • littleRamstudio

  • August 26, 2015

(Apologies if this is a repeat – had trouble signing in).

So glad to hear the good news regarding little Grey and what fab Vets you have there.

Regarding your clever Giveaway idea I have just visited Nadinoo and have fallen head over heels with the Pinafore dress, the fact it’s called ‘the Good Life’ Pinafore made it even more desirable and tipped it further into my shopping basket of desire. (Plus it is just the sort of suitable clothing to wear when busy in the Studio making prints).

You can find more about our prints here : http://etsy.me/1MMZG1z

  • Rachael Smith

  • August 26, 2015

I visited little goldie and am now in love with the wooden toy camera!! My son would enjoy that for his birthday right?!? That’s not a selfish purchase?!? ?

  • Atβ„–67 Concept Store

  • August 26, 2015

Morning Sara! Lovely blog post – happy to hear Greycat is on the mend. Very interested in your giveaway idea as well. I find myself agreeing with everyone – the Future Kept shop caught my attention right away. I’m a big fan of their entire ‘Eco-friendly’ range, and my favourite must be the wooden coffee scoop. Oh, and the fern tea towels. It’s all about tea and coffee with me!
Wishing Greycat a speedy recovery and have a lovely day! x

You can find out all about us here –> http://www.atnumber67.co.uk/

  • Freya

  • August 26, 2015

I really love the waxed canvas bag in bourbon from The Future Kept πŸ™‚
I’m so relieved to hear your cat is ok! We got insurance for our dog, Molly the moment we got her because I’ve been in a similar situation to you before – and we’ve already had to claim loads for her, who ever heard of a dog getting IBS?!?

  • Liz Mosley

  • August 26, 2015

Wow Sara what a great giveaway! I am pretty in love with the future kept (and really fancy the Uashmana Metallics cross body bag – hurrah for gold) but am looking forward to exploring all the guys in your side bar. So happy I discovered your blog! Happy Wednesday! XX

  • Diana Lovring

  • August 26, 2015

Hi Sara. What a fantastic giveaway AND blog post. Glad that your sweet little cat is ok again. All of your sponsors make beautiful and lovely things, but my favorite is Futura Kept. LOVE the Uashmama Waxed Paper tote bag and the Mountain ceramic mug … uh and the Amelie Mancini Carry All tote bag too… Have a great day! Xx

  • Clemsy May

  • August 26, 2015

Hi Sara, I am so pleased to hear that your little cat is safe at home and on the mend. Wishing him all the best.
Your competiton is such a great idea! I am a massive fan of future kept and love Jeska and Dean’s philopshy and their sense of style! I think my favourite item on their website would have to be the Amelie Mancini Carry All Tote Bag with it’s beautiful cactus pattern, it’s gorgeous! x

  • Garry - OM&M

  • August 26, 2015

Wow – this is such a great giveaway & would be priceless to someone.

It’s gotta be the Future Kept advert/ shop. I think Jeska & Dean are such creative folk and their blog is great, too.

I’ve never used a product that they sell in the shop but I bought the Ambre Rosemary, Mint & Thyme Bath Oil for MrsTT as a thank you gift and she spent most of the day soaking in the bath – which meant I was free to head out for a well earned pint (after scrubbing her back).

You can take a look at my shop by searching oldmanandmagpie via Instagram & Facebook or at oldmanandmapie.com

Thank you

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