Here at Ettie and Me we’ve a special place in our hearts for Mama’s who’ve said ‘No’ to the daily 9-5 and taken the massive leap into setting up their own business. I’m in such awe of these woman, first off for coming up with an idea they are passionate about but also for having courage in their own convictions and the drive and determination to follow it through. Twice month I talk to these amazing women to find out the motivation behind their idea and whether or not they think the move was worth it (here’s a little spoiler, they generally do) and this month is no exception. This month we’re talking to Kellie Bath, creator and founder of Jim Jams chocolate spread. Kellie Bath is a mother of…

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If like me you’re one of those people who gets carried away with the thought of Christmas, but forgets to do any Christmas shopping until the last minute! Well fear not for I’m about to bring you a series of Christmas Gift Ideas which are going to save your bacon (there’s still 12 days to go, we can do this!!) Kicking off the series is my Christmas Gift Guide for those Interiors Lovers in your lives. You know the ones that are ridiculously hard to buy for but always have an immaculate home! Well this list is for them and as a bit of a heads up, (Stu if you’re reading) I’d be happy with every one of these gifts, thank-you very much. £25 and Under 1. Cox and Cox…

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Returning to work after having Ettie was a huge hurdle I wasn’t expecting to climb. The impact of trying to juggle running a home, maintaining focus at work and having enough time to spend quality time with Ettie really knocked me off my feet and it was something I wasn’t expecting. Pre-Ettie I loved my job, worked hard, stayed late when I needed to and was 100% involved in projects.  Because of that I fully expected to be the same when I returned, however a few months in I discovered I’d actually returned to work a different person and my main focus is now the 3ft tall little bundle of cheekiness I leave at home every morning. I decided to set up this series as I’m interested to hear from…

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When I first started this blog, the idea was that I’d use it to share with you some of the beautiful handcrafted items I’d been lucky enough to find since having Ettie. I wanted to bring them to your attention so you would be able to have the pleasure of their beautifulness too! Unfortunately life got in the way and I’ve been a bit slack in getting the message out… but with Christmas hurtling its way towards us, I promise to do better and I’m going to kick things off with a quick little post about a lovely company called This Paper Book. I discovered This Paper Book about a year ago when I was looking for little trinkets to add to the shelves in Ettie’s room. A few of…

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For the past few months I’ve been posting a roundup of my top five Instagram photos and its proven to be so popular that I’ve decided to make it into a monthly IG hashtag. If you’d like to take part then please tag your top five Instagram photos from the previous month with the hashtag #magicmonthlysquares and tag me @Emmskifaith on Instagram. At the end of each month I’ll pick a few favourites and share them here on my blog, then hopefully we can build up a little community and share the monthly love. But why…? Well taking the time do to a monthly roundup can be really rewarding. A lot can happen over the course of a month and I’ve found that when I look back over the images…

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If you like me suffer from the invasion of dry skin in the winter months, then this post is for you. I’ve spent years searching for a moisturiser that would be effective in sorting out my combination skin, applying thick dollops of lotions and potions, trying to achieve a natural dewy glow that even Gwyneth Paltrow would be proud of. Unfortunately nothing seemed to work until around 18 months ago, when I discovered the facial oil. This little wonder product has revolutionised my skin care regime so I’ve popped a little summary of my four favourite products below. * I realise that the Advanced Night Repair is actually a serum rather than an oil, but I thought it would be useful to include it here for comparison reasons. Emma Hardie…

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