24

Nov

Recipe Love: Date and Walnut Cookies


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I love writing posts for Boho Life on a Monday. I love food and good recipes and I love sharing them all with you. Today I am pleased to have Myriam Perez from Bizcocho Pastries. Last time Myriam was on A boho Life she kindly shared with us her Apple and Cinnamon Muffins. Today she is sharing with us Date and Walnut Cookies and my gosh these look absolutely amazing.

Date and Walnut Cookies

Biscuit Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 250g Pitted dates
  • 100g Walnuts
  • 2 ¼ cups self raising flour
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
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Instructions:

Step 1) Cover the dates in boiling water and let them rest for 20 minutes.

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21

Nov

Boho’s Top 10 Pins of The Month – November


Last month I introduced you to a new feature; ‘Boho’s Top 10 Pins of the Month’. I LOVE Pinterest! I mean really love it! With over 90,000 followers and counting  it is the social media platform that drives more traffic to my blog than any other by a long way! I currently have 198 different boards ranging from weddings to food, to interiors to animals and everything in-between.

Each month both myself and my gorgeous side kick Kelly C will be sharing with you our top 10 Pins from the month! So you can get to know us a little better and hopefully send a little lifestyle inspiration your way!

I hope you like the feature an if you want to follow me on pinterest you can find me HERE 

 

Pinterest Kelly H

 

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  • Savannah Lowery by MK Ssadler. I have always loved the ballet, when I was a little girl I wanted to be a ballet dancer, this imagine is just divine. (Pin HERE – original source HERE)
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  • Where Is My Mind] Untitled 001, photography by Andrea Costantini. I just love this image, I am loving  a bit of double exposure at the moment and this takes it to the next level. (Pin HERE – Original Source HERE)

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20

Nov

Real Travel: Europe (Part 2) Springtime in Paris


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Hello everyone Kelly C Here, it’s Thursday already how can that be? How are you all today? I hope you are all getting excited about Christmas. I have seen so many Christmas decorations around and I am getting excited about buying the last of Fearne’s presents to send to Santa Claus. Such a great time of the year.

Today on the blog we have brought Rebecca back to continue her Europe posts. Last week she shared part 1 Brugge and this week she shares with us her images of Paris for part 2. This is the time of year where Paul and I start to think about holidays and visiting cities for a break in the New Year. We have been thinking of going to Paris a lot recently. We did visit about 10 years ago but didn’t really take in the sights as we were only there for a day. Looking through these images have definitely made me want to visit this stunning city so much more.

Europe Part 2 – Paris

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I’ll pass you over to Rebecca…….

The second leg of our rather epic week away after Brugge was Paris. We got up early to get the first Eurostar from Ashford and arrived in Paris just over 2 hours later at 9.30. We were both still blown away by how quickly you can get places on these trains! Anyways, we hopped on the Metro straight down to the Norte Dame, we’d both wanted to climb it and so thought we’d hit the queue early(-ish). I was quickly distracted by architecture and the quirky streets. When we got to the top of the tower the view was superb, panoramic views from the Sacre Couer across to the Eiffel Tower and beyond. There was a rather wonderful haze across the city which added some lovely texture to the images! I was as fascinated by the architecture up the tower as I was waiting to get up there. I love the roof tops, wondering what lives lie beneath them, what secrets and stories they could tell, if only the could utter them! (more…)

19

Nov

10 of my Favourite Snow and Pram Suits


Snow and Pram Suits

As you may have noticed it’s cold outside, November has seen an end to the wonderful summer we had and now we have dark nights and cold days ahead of us! However just because it’s cold it doesnt mean that we can’t be stylish. I have been looking for a new super stylish coat for a while (still looking) but then that made me think of Dexter, what do babies wear in the cold weather, after all they still need long walks and plenty of fresh air! The answer it seems is a snow suit, but after extensive research I came to realise that choosing a snow suit wasn’t as easy as I first thought!

Firstly Nik and I have quite exacting tastes. Neither of us have really gone for the traditional ‘boy’ colours so far. We dressed Dexter in brightly coloured baby grows from day one, I don’t think he ever saw a spot of baby blue. Now he is in big boy cloths he hardly ever wearsblue or navy, instead we have opted for green, brown, white and mustard as hs main key colours. So when we started to look for a snow suit we realised that trying to find a boys snow suit that wasn’t blue, navy,  or covered in cute patterns or characters wasn’t going to be easy.

So today I am sharing with you my top 10 favourites from my search.

 

This is the one we chose for Dexter. He already has a fluffy brown duffle coat from Boden, so it kind of matches that.

 

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Mothercare – £32

Gap 1

GAP – £34.95

John lewis 1

John Lewis – £28.00 (more…)

18

Nov

Before The Baby: Jenn Edwards’s Boudoir Maternity Shoot by Jess Petrie Photography


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Hi Kelly C here, I was so excited when Kelly H told me who would be featuring on the blog today, Jenn and Jess are amazing. Jess is a first class photographer who has featured on Boho Weddings a number of times, while Jenn is A Boho Life’s resident hair and beauty expert. I love Jess‘ work it’s totally beautiful and always looks like a work of art, I have followed her for such a long time. Jenn looks so amazing as a pregnant lady absolutely glowing and I’m sure you will agree looks absolutely beautiful in these images. Kelly H and I would also like to say a massive congratulations to Jenn for becoming regional finalist in the recent wedding industry awards.

A huge thanks goes out to Jess and Jenn for sharing these Boudoir maternity images with us today.

I will hand over the blog to Jenn to tell you more about her pregnancy and her shoot…..

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I’m so excited about sharing my baby bump pics, before I saw them the thought of anyone seeing me in my underwear baring stretch marks, wobbly thighs and cellulite filled me with dread, but I really am delighted with them and can’t believe it’s me I’m looking at.
I’m very lucky to have a close friend, who just happens to be an amazing photographer and this shoot was her gift to me for which I’m truly very grateful. (more…)

14

Nov

20 Day Meditation Experiment


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Hello Kelly H here! Today my good friend Becky is back on the blog and she is talking Meditation. Now I have to admit I don’t know that much about meditation, I did a lot of deep breathing exercises for my Hypnobirthing before Dexter was born and it did help me keep my mind calm and relaxed. However full on Mediation I have never really practiced, so when Becky told me about her new meditation experiment I was intrigued. I have known Becky since I was 8 years old, so I know how much this mediation has helped her stay calm and unstressed. I hope you find her story as interesting as I do.

I’ll pass you over to Becky……….

I have practised what I thought was meditation for a few years now – not consistently – but mainly when I needed a mental, emotional or physical lift.  However recently I was given a lesson by a master: Jon Pearson, the founder of Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Jon has studied various forms of mediation and yoga over the last 25 years and has really delved deep inside in his own mind and body.  As part of my yoga training course I was blessed to spend an afternoon with him.  He covered the background of mediation and walked through a guided meditation.

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I’m very good at relaxing – it’s one of my favourite things – but during this afternoon I was taken to another level.  I learnt how to totally relax whilst being in an unsupported seated position.  I do know that meditation should be seated instead of horizontal, but I have generally chosen to ignore this piece of advice and opted for lying down as my preference. Occasionally I have sat for meditation practice, but this always felt forced, and was never relaxing.  Jon explained that when seated our energies are able to flow better.  Again I knew this, but in my experience it was simply hard work and not as rewarding as a horizontal practice.

This all changed after my afternoon learning from the master! I was taught how to sit properly; how to align my spine correctly, including my head. With the spine in correct alignment the muscles don’t need to support the body and the body can let go of tension.

Then we walked through an example of ‘how to meditate’.  I know how to let go of thoughts and focus on my breath, but this advice, taught me to move even deeper until I was focusing on something specific within my body, e.g. a mantra echoing from the third eye (it is the space in your head where your thoughts occur – a place you will find when you meditate!). (more…)