Snapshots

Five Things of the Week | Slippers, Flowers and Styling

The Perfect Deskspace, Bumpkin Betty

Well where exactly has this week gone I’d like to ask?? There I was being all organised by scheduling posts while I was away in Venice so that there wouldn’t be a long gap between updates, only to come home and go four days without a peep! What can I say? Venice was incredible, I have a mountain of photos and recommendations and stories to share with you but somehow I haven’t yet found the time to make my way through the endless pictures and begin the edit. So instead I’ll begin with a five things of the week and hopefully…

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Recipes

A Simple (and delicious) Way to Make Gluten Free Pizza

How to make gluten free pizza

For the last eight weeks I’ve been following a FODMAP diet, which basically stands for some dietary gobble-de-gook that I won’t bother explaining but the idea is that you cut out various different food groups for eight weeks, before re-introducing them one at a time to try and figure out what allergies you have. It’s come after about a year of stomach problems and me finally seeing a dietitian to get to the bottom of the problem.

After a long slog, I’m now at the stage of…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #031

Weekend Reading, Bumpkin Betty

Good Morning! I hope you’ve all got a fun weekend planned and are getting some time to enjoy the sunshine? I’m currently in Venice (follow along on Instagram if you fancy) so this post comes in a scheduled fashion, but seeing as it has been FAR too long since I shared some of my weekend reading with you all, I couldn’t think of a better Saturday update than this.

So if you find yourself enjoying a lazy AM, take your cup of coffee (and iPad) into the sunshine and have a gander through these six links, all of which…

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Snapshots

Five Things of the Week | Press Days and Pedicures

Five Things of The Week

HELLO Friday! As you read this I’m speeding off on a jet plane (disclaimer – it’s Ryanair, let’s not get carried away) and on my way to Venice ready to start a beautiful long weekend in the place I’ve always dreamed of visiting – so exciting! I’ve got a few posts scheduled over the weekend and of course, follow me on Instagram for instant updates!

Tidy Desk, Tidy Mind

This week has been infinitely better than the last – could it be…

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Top Tips

A Lazy Girls Guide | How to Pack (when you own too many clothes)

A lazy girls guide to packing

If you’re anything like me (with a bulging wardrobe and a serious shoe addiction) you’ll probably find the act of packing a bit of a tricky one. And packing for short weekend breaks, where the size of your suitcase is under scrutinisation, the trickiest of all.

I feel your pain, really I do. For years, packing for holidays would send me doolally and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to pile on clothes in airport security just to be allowed through on…

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Outfits

Turning Thirty in Tulle…

How to wear a tulle skirt, Bumpkin Betty

Happy Monday all! Isn’t it lovely starting the week off with a bit of sunshine? It’s 6pm as I write this and still light out – bliss. Sorry I’m a day late with this post, I always like the idea of a Sunday evening post yet when the weekend actually draws to a close there always seems to be a magnitude of tasks which need to be completed ahead of the new week, so alas a Monday outfit post it is.

I spent yesterday being ridiculously productive…

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Snapshots

Five Things of the Week | Easter, Sunshine and Time

Five Things of the Week, Bumpkin Betty

Get up, Dress up, Show Up…

It feels like forever since I did a Five Things of the Week post, sometimes Fridays just run away from me and before I know it I’ve hit 7pm and am more than ready to down tools and enjoy the weekend without having to write any more words on the internet, but there’s also part of me that never quite feels the week is complete without this little round up so I’m happy to be back today.

I have a feeling that…

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Inspiration

4 Fashion Trends I Never Tire Of…

4 Fashion Trends that I never tire of, Bumpkin Betty

After a rather motivational blogger event with Shopstyle last week (more on that to come) where the lovely Monica gave her top tips on how to grow your blog and engage with your audience, and the ever talented Toni, gave a masterclass on attacking your Instagram like a pro, I left with a renewed desire to really up with game and make Bumpkin Betty’s social channels the best they can be. Even though I work in all things social and am constantly coming up with creative campaigns for my clients, it’s…

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Musings

Wedding Wednesdays | A TO-DO List Update

Wedding Wednesdays - Save the Date Templates, Bumpkin Betty

With us now only being 7 months away from our big day (how exactly did that happen?? Cue panic stations!!) we are well on our way with all things – organising a wedding – and have been attacking our to-do list with vigour this last couple of months. In fact I’m finding the few niggly things that we haven’t yet ticked off yet incredibly frustrating (wedding suppliers not getting back to me in a timely manner must be my ultimate bugbear) and I’d be quite happy if I had everything sorted at…

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Recipes

Post Easter Treat | Scottish Macaroon Bars

Scottish Macaroon Bars recipe, Bumpkin Betty

I know what you are thinking. A post Easter treat? Surely after a weekend of stuffing our faces silly full of mini eggs and enough chocolate to sink a ship the last thing we need is a treat, right? If you’re anything like me, this lovely lovely long weekend will have been one of indulgence, one where you let loose a little with family/ friends and allowed yourself to relax, eat the cake, put away the laptop and not worry about the consequences of any of it. Wasn’t…

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Outfits · Top Tips

Would You Let a Style Advisor App Choose Your Clothes?

Wallis Style Advisor App, Bumpkin Betty

Let me preface this post by saying that generally I don’t let anyone choose my clothes. Not GB, not my friends, not even my Mum. No-one. I’ve always been this way from a young age – I knew what I wanted to wear and I’d find a way to get it – and I still operate like that. I’ll search for months if I have to to realise the picture that’s in my head and to get my hands on just the right pair of metallic heels…

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Reviews

Currently Reading | Two Turtle Doves, a Memoir by Alex Monroe (+ a Giveaway)

Alex Monroe Two Turtle Doves Book Review

Two Turtle Doves, a Memoir of Making Things by Alex Monroe – available at Bloomsbury

Ever since my foray into the world of jewellery when designing my engagement ring, I’ve found myself fascinated by the making of all things small and precious. To be able to put such care and creativity into something so tiny really is an immense talent and we forget what a work of art jewellery can be. Alex Monroe for me, like many of you I’m sure, is one such jewellery talent whose…

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