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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!
This week I have chosen the word Autumn
So my choice of word for this week may seem a little obvious, but there is a lot to it I promise you. Of course firstly we have to acknowledge this shift in weather we’ve had. I’m a jumper and blanket enthusiast (yes that’s a real thing…it is!) and so I dream of the days when it’s chilly enough to be able to curl up on the sofa in front of the fire. I’ve been so grateful for the beautiful weather we had in summer, don’t get me wrong, but I am over the moon that autumn is finally here!
In…preparation let’s say for the new season, I’ve done some autumnal shopping. Some of you will find this weird, some of you will be fully behind me. I’ve purchased a wreath for the front door of a house that isn’t mine and may not even exist yet. I may sound loopy but hear me out!
For the longest time I have dreamed of building my own house and one day I am determined to make it happen. Whilst browsing autumnal decor on Instagram I came across a photo of a humongous decorative wreath filled with reds and golds and yellows and browns and thought “I’ve got to get me one of those!”.
Within minutes I had found one I loved and ordered it. It is now sitting on my living room floor taking up…a bit too much space as I gaze at it longingly. I don’t think I’m going to hang it at my current house, I sort of want to save it. So there you go, weird autumn lady alert!
My Small Business
Finally, and most excitingly for me, I’ve also added some autumnal items to my online shop! I’ve never really spoken at length about Pippin Prints before on this blog. I hand paint all of the designs I use to create my stationery, but have always focused on things like party decor. Over the last month or so I’ve been working on my autumnal and Halloween themed items and I love the way they’ve come together!
(I know that many of you love stationery and decor as much as I do and also blog about them. If you’d be interested in a gifting opportunity please do drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
My business is something that has always come second to other work so I’ve always felt a little bit hopeless about it becoming something big one day. Looking back now I’ve actually come quite far with all I’ve created and I really have a new found passion for it. Autumn is always a quiet time for me freelance wise so it will give me the space I need to focus on my business which makes me so happy.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds!
You can read my last word of the week post here.
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