Check out this little piece my 10 year old made for my YouTube channel. It's the intro that will go at the front of all my new vlogs and videos. I know I'm biased but isn't she talented?
So the plan is to do a new vlog each week. Last week was an attic conversion Q&A. This week.... well stay tuned, I'll be letting you know in the next day or so ;)
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Good morning on this sunny Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Today I've just published a post on incorporating a jazzy Moroccan vibe into your more neutral contemporary interior, and how you can do this without compromising your look, but still adding personality. I'd love to know your thoughts.
I've started making some YouTube videos again. It's been a while since I've done some but it's the creative outlet I'm looking for at the moment. There will be a new one every week from now on so check it out. this week, I've done a little Q&A about Attic Conversions. If you've ever wondered how much they cost, then have a listen. If you like what you see, please please hit the subscribe button!
For my Pinterest loving fans - here's why you should NEVER steal images from Pinterest for your blog posts or pins. And what to do about finding the right ones to use. Plus there's a free cheatsheet included in the post so get reading!
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my post yesterday. It meant a lot.
Today, normal service is resumed and I'm sharing a post from a series I have absolutely loved writing (more to come too). If you're looking for the perfect holiday home, and wondering how you go about finding one in the UK, you must check out this series.
I've just put together my top find for Norfolk - a cute cottage with pool and hot tub. And the decor is just .... spot on. Take a tour.
Happy Wednesday! I've been on a little social media break, recharging in the sunshine and generally taking stock. I've been finding my work very difficult recently, falling out of love with blogging and frustrated by my coaching business, so as we hit the half year point it was definitely time to rethink things. I've been doing this for 5 1/2 years and being online all the time is incredibly draining for me, but I have always loved it and felt so lucky to get to do some of the opportunities I've been given. But that joy was lost. I was feeling downtrodden, jaded and quite honestly a little bored. The joy had gone. So I'm going back to basics, writing more about what I love, changing the coaching slightly and throwing in something new and creative. It's absolutely the change I need. And that's where this photo comes in. It's part of a set I'm using for a new little project, taken by my 10 year old (I know, right!), which will all be revealed very soon. If you are feeling the same, it's well worth stepping back and taking some time out. It's sometimes all that you need.
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Dark walls are everywhere aren't they? But they take some getting right. Check out my 7 easy ways to rock this trend, with imagery help from some fab interior bloggers, madaboutthehouse.com Swoon Worthy Blog Tidylife Making Spaces
Happy #nationalkissingday everyone. Make sure you kiss your favourite people today. Thanks to @myvquk for sharing this shot I took last year in celebration.
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For all my Pinterest mad followers. How to find the BEST Tailwind Tribes - my tips and advice in a new blog post. Go take a read!
A great list on ALL the interior design crimes and how to avoid them from the fabulous Sophie Robinson.
Looking for some bargains? Check out my little guide for what to buy for your home in the summer sales at the moment. I found a few fabulous bargains.
Rose and Grey John Lewis Habitat MADE.COM Rockett St George
Which is your favourite?
Shop of the Week: This week it's Rockett St George who I love for their edgy, industrial home interiors and wicked style.
Do go and check them out!
For all my local friends and followers, Lane is having sample sale this weekend if you want to get yourselves over there and grab some bargains.
Fancy a peak at what I got up to on my day at the races? I went along to Royal Ascot courtesy of home brand Christy (one of my favourites) and we had a blast.
You can read all about it in today's post. And no I didn't manage to wear those shoes all day!
Do you start a decorating project with colour charts?
Get your hands on a cool set of charts courtesy of Kent Blaxill Colchester without leaving the comfort of your armchair.
** LAST CHANCE **
If you want to take your pinning to the next level and make Pinterest work for your blog or business, my PINSIGHT course is the perfect way.
BUT the doors close on this course TODAY. And I have no plans to reopen them this year.
Grab it while you can, along with all the great FREE Bonuses.
How do you find home decor inspiration? I've listed out some of my not-so-conventional methods that might help you.
Shop of the week is H&M Home. Sometimes under rated, but they have some killer pieces and always good value.
Check them out next time you're in store or online shopping for home accessories.
Yay! I've opened up enrolment to my biggest course, PINSIGHT and you can get your hands on some fab goodies in the package this time too.
PINSIGHT is for small businesses, brands, bloggers, social media managers and more who want to up their game on Pinterest.
Wondering how to get more repins on your pins?
What to see more traffic to your blog or website?
Still haven't cracked rich pins?!
If you're answering yes then I can definitely help.
PINSIGHT is a comprehensive 4 lesson course designed to give you a massive boost in Pinterest traffic.
Ideal for both beginners and more advanced users, it shows you exactly how to master the key elements of an effective Pinterest strategy.
I've been doing this for a few years now, and with over 1.5 million clicks in the last two years, I know that it works.
Enrolment won't stay open for long so get your skates on if you want to take advantage of the deal!
Last week I visited the Taste of London festival with AEG to give me a chance to experience the show, and cook in a masterclass with top chefs. It was a fabulous experience, and if you've never been definitely look it up and give it a go. What a night!
We are really coming up to the peak of the holiday season now, and in the last few months I've been writing a series of posts showcasing some of my favourite holiday properties around the UK. I've been finding cottage holidays for over a decade now so like to think I know what makes a certain property great for a holiday.
The latest find is up on the blog, and it's a real stunner. Who wouldn't want a butler, access to the wine cellar, and your own private chef!
My 5 Day Power Pinning Challenge starts TODAY, so if you had been thinking about joining us, this is the last chance.
Sign up and you'll get:
- A tutorial email containing tips and hints on using Pinterest effectively for your brand or blog.
- An accompanying tutorial video walking you through the day's task.
- A worksheet to guide your task or help you record results.
- Dedicated Facebook group with all the others on the challenge, and me in their too supporting you through it.
- A LIVE training session so you can ask me ALL the questions.
You can work at your own pace, completing the tasks when you have the time. It will take 30 minutes of your day.
If growing your Pinterest traffic has been on your to-do list, now's the time to get it sorted. Join us!
More info and a quick sign up here -->> http://jenstanbrook.com/5-day-challenge
I'm giving away ONE print like these from Lane by Post worth £110 over on my Instagram. They come in all kinds of colour combinations and the winner gets to choose their own. Don't they look amazing against my new dark chimney breast wall?
You can enter here https://instagram.com/p/BVSH70snYv1/
If you haven't yet learned how to use Pinterest for your business or your blog you could be missing out on so many new customers or readers. Honestly, it's a game-changer!
I've been doing this for over 4 years now and it's totally changed my business. Plus it's great fun.
If you want to learn how Pinterest can make a massive different to you, come and join my free 5 Day Power Pinning Challenge.
Here's what I'll show you over the 5 days:
-- How you can make Pinterest your main referrer of traffic with only 1-2 hours per week.
-- Why your pins aren't getting the saves you'd love them to get. And what to do about it.
-- How to write the best descriptions and crack Pinterest SEO once and for all.
-- The perfect way to pin your content to ensure your pins get seen, saved and clicked EVERY time.
-- How to create the best strategy to help your pinning grow, keep your traffic flowing and get more eyes on your products and blog posts.
You'll receive an email every working day at 11am BST, including a video tutorial and worksheet.Plus I'll be live in the dedicated Facebook group each day helping and supporting you.
The whole event finishes with a live training session covering the final task where you can ask me questions in real time.
The fun begins on Thursday 15th June (that's this week) so grab your spot and don't miss out!
Click here to join -->> http://bit.ly/2s7XXR2
Can you put up a shelf - on your own? #notme *hangs head*
It's back! The free 5 Day Power Pinning Challenge is launching again, so here's your chance to master Pinterest for your business or your blog.
If tackling Pinterest has been on your to-do list, this is your chance to get it sorted.
Starting on Thursday 15th June 11am BST, you'll receive 5 days of tutorials and worksheets helping you understand the most important aspects of Pinterest. There's a dedicated Facebook group, where I'll be every day, even running some Facebook Live session. Then we'll finish the course with a Live Training session where you can ask me any questions you like about Pinterest.
Want to find out more?
All of the useful information and sign up is here --- >> http://bit.ly/2s7XXR2
Pink has hit the homes and interiors market big style now. Some are saying they're actually quite over it, but to others it still feels fresh and new. This shot is from Maisons du Monde UK, my featured brand of the week, showcasing a pink sofa and some great storage.
Do you think it's too feminine?
How would you use it in your home?
The final post in my Guest Blogger Series over on the blog last week, features Catherine from Hey, Mama Blog who wrote a wonderful piece on updating your home with summer trends. Perfectly topical and wonderfully on-trend. Oh and if you love plants, you have to check this out!
We're taking part in our local Safari Sale at the weekend - a community/school event where people set up stalls outside their homes and sell their goods. Over 150 stalls are taking place (if you're near Lady Bay on Sun 12pm-4pm come and visit us!) and we're selling kids' books and toys as well as some contemporary homewares.
Do you buy or sell second hand home stuff?
A little while ago I told you about a project I was working on with million eyez where I'd created a place for us to share pictures of our colourful homes. There are some lovely images in there but there's still space for more, so why not upload some of your favourite home pics and let others see them too. Plus I'd love a sneak peek around your home ;)