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Colour Inspiration June - Looking on the Bright Side

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Colour Inspiration June - Looking on the Bright Side

Look at this scene from my own back yard! Photo credit goes to @pussindocs for this stunner of a pic of The Mountain. Looking on the bright side is this month's theme - yes it's cold out (minus temperatures this past week here) but on the other hand just take a look at the stunning scenery winter brings!Snow-capped peaks, dusky rose coloured skies, moody blue-greys of far off mountains. There is beauty all around us, and not just in the grandeur of scenic vistas.I challenge you to see some beauty in your every day life - observe and take note...

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Reducing our Environmental Footprint at Nellie Joans

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Reducing our Environmental Footprint at Nellie Joans

At Nellie Joan's, I always endeavour to make an effort to use sustainable practices wherever I can.   So I've teamed up with CarbonClick, a New Zealand company making it easy for people and businesses to help fight climate change. How I've gone about this, is by adding something very exciting to my website! And that thing is a climate friendly shopping cart! We’re enabling you to compensate for your carbon emissions, so you can shop climate friendly.  How does it work? CarbonClick looks like a green button at checkout. Every time you make an order, you can choose whether you want...

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Colour Inspiration May - It's All About the Greens!

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Colour Inspiration May - It's All About the Greens!

This month's colour inspiration came from a photo of Kaiteriteri where I was whisked away to in celebration of my 40th birthday! Those blue/green/aqua colours just make my heart sing and since green is my all time favourite colour, and it's my birthday month, I thought a spot of self-indulgence in the colour theme was warranted!     The Limited Edition Kit is a reflection of these gorgeous hues. It features a stretch lingerie satin with this neat, messy chevron of waves in watercolour greens and blues. I've kept the fabric the main attraction by pairing it with white lace and elastics. There's...

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Colour Inspiration April - Nostalgia

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This month we're looking to the past for our colour inspiration. We've got a little taste of "nostalgia" for you - well, that is of course, totally depending on your age group! Cast your mind back to the early 2000's - can you visualise lavenders, purples, mints and beige? Did you walk into Glassons and notice the huge amount of shiny stretch poly shirts and pants in those colours? A bra I recently sewed up happened to be in this purple and beige colour combo and reminded me of when this was all the rage. It's definitely nostalgic when you get...

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Monthly Musing ~ Colour Me Happy

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Monthly Musing ~ Colour Me Happy

This month definitely has been ALL about colour!  And I've learned a lot!

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