24

Oct

Boho’s Top 10 Pins of The Month


Today I would like to share with you a new feature; ‘Boho’s Top 10 Pins of the Month’. As many of you will know I LOVE Pinterest! I mean really love it! With over 71,000 followers 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 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 

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  • As you probably know I LOVE cats, just love them, so this little cartoon really made me smile (Pin HERE – Original Source HERE )

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  • I also LOVE cake, and I have pinned a lot of cake this month ut this one really stood out, it just looks so simple yet totally delicious! (Pin HERE – Original Source HERE)

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23

Oct

Real Travel: Berlin


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For this weeks travel post Sarah and Darren have sent us these fantastic images from when they spent time in Berlin. I have never been to Berlin but after seeing these images I would love to visit. It looks so gritty and interesting and not a too long flight from the UK. I will hand over the blog to Sarah and Darren to tell you a little more.

Berlin 

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I (Sarah) used to live in Berlin for a bit back in 2007. I basically quit my job and moved over there with my best buddy. We didn’t have any advance plans, we just loved the city and it’s culture so much, we decided to live there permanently and enjoy Berlin’s little quirks and cool lifestyle everyday. We moved back home eventually, after running out of money and being too cool (hungover!) to find jobs and ‘grew up’ a tad, settled into full time jobs and became responsible adults (no falling into our flat at 8am!). Ever since, i’ve just had to go back (with Darren in tow – but it’s fine cause he loves it too!) if not once, then twice a year, as it’s essentially my second home and I miss it oh so much when I leave. (more…)

22

Oct

Real Homes: Before and After – Nickys Bathroom


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Halfway throughout the week already!  Can you believe it?  Today we have this lovely bathroom transformation from one of our regular blog readers, Nicky. Nicky totally renovated her bathroom recently and today is going to share how and what she did to make it look so fantastic.  I am totally in love with the tiles.  The bathroom looks so much bigger!

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I’ll pass you over to Nicky……..

We live in a 1930s semi and when we moved in 4 years ago, the bathroom was totally impractical for a family of 3 boys! The shower was tiny to the point that hubby couldn’t use it (and he is not a big man) and the floor which was just painted had not had the gaps between the floorboards filled in so the water would just seep between the them and down onto the ceiling of the kitchen below! Not to mention the hygiene issues.

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The first thing we did was to have a new shower unit fitted. I had originally wanted to go bigger but that would have meant moving the radiator and re-hanging the door to open out into the corridor so our builder suggested simply going for a square shower as this would give us more space straight away – which we did. We also took the opportunity to add a removable attachment to the shower so that it would be easier to clean the tiles down.

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21

Oct

Before The Baby: Binky Nixon’s Maternity Shoot


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On this cold and wet Tuesday we have the most gorgeous images to share with you courtesy of Sally Forder for Binky Nixon Photography. We are a big fans of Binky here at Boho, Kelly as worked with her personally on some fab weddings and we just adore her beautiful photography! Binky has been on the blog before talking about her family photography and now she is here today to introduce us to her own future family! When she sent us these images through we were so excited and with only a couple of weeks to go before her due date, we thought now was the perfect time to share them with you.  The gorgeous colours, the gender reveal cake, the huge smiles from Binky and Daz and the love and emotion is just beautiful!

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

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At just over 8months pregnant I can still remember so vividly the day I told Daz we were expecting a baby. The feeling of excitement, apprehension and happiness all rolled into one. I knew a new chapter of our lives had already begun and we were setting off on a journey of the unknown. Only going on what friends have told you about their own experiences, you start off not really knowing much at all. One thing I did know is that although its all fresh and raw in my mind now, time flies by so incredibly fast, and before you know it memories fade and you forget those little details that you otherwise want to remember.

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20

Oct

Recipe Love: 6 Ideas for Tasty Healthy Easy Dinners (Part 6 Salmon, Salad and Spicy Potato Wedges)


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Monday again already?  How did that happen? Both Kelly and I have had a lovely weekend and we hope you have too!  Today I am delighted to welcome back Becky to the Blog with the final instalment on the 6 part series of healthy dinners. Becky has already been on the blog talking about healthy breakfasts and healthy lunches. So far in this dinner series she has looked at Green SmoothiesFrittata, Roast Chicken and Roasted Vegetables,Fish, Rice and Greens and last week Slow Cooked Casserole.  This weeks healthy dinner is Salmon/Chicken, salad and spicy sweet potato wedges.  

Both Kelly and I would like to thank Becky for all her delicious recipes she has been sharing over the past 6 weeks.  I am going to try this recipe myself  this week!

 

I’ll pass you over to Becky……….

 

Salmon or chicken with salad and spicy sweet potato wedges

 

This is another favourite and it only takes about 10 minute maximum preparation time and 30 minutes cooking time. I prefer to use salmon as I think it goes really well with the spiced wedges, and it is full of good fats. However for those who prefer chicken, I’d suggest chicken fillets, or for vegans and vegetarians, this would go really well with a bean burger, either in or out of a bun.

Salmon/Chicken, Salad and Spicy Potato Wedges

 

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potatoes – 1 per person
  • Salmon fillet/chicken fillet/bean burger – 1 per person.
  • Bag of seasonal green leaves – e.g. rocket, spinach, lambs, mixed, or gem/romaine lettuce
  • ¼ of a cucumber per person
  • Optional: Tomatoes, spring onions, avocado
  • Olive Oil
  • Cajun Spice / salt / pepper / Fresh Herbs such as parsley/basil/chives
  • Mayonnaise to serve
  • Lemon to Serve

 

Instructions:

STEP1) The first job is to quickly peel and chop the sweet potatoes into wedges. Sweet Potatoes are full of goodness and only take 2-3 minutes to prepare. Pop wedges in a bowl, add a dash of olive oil and Cajun spice mix, season with salt and pepper, stir, add to a baking tray (with a lip) and cook in oven (on about 200-220) for 25-30 minutes.

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16

Oct

Real Travel: Australia – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne


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On this rather dull, rainy day we thought here at Boho Life we would share some very sunny pictures with you from Australia. Australia looks totally beautiful and Paloma from Photography by Paloma has captured the true essence of this beautiful place. Paloma has also kindly shared some links for places to eat, drink and visit in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Please do check them out if you are thinking of visiting Australia in the future. I will hand over the blog to Paloma to tell you all about her travels.

Australia – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne 

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We visited Australia at the end of April and beginning of May to attend the wedding of one of my dear friends. It was their autumn, so I believe it was a great time to go as it wasn’t too hot, but still warm enough.

Neither of us had ever been so we tried to squeeze as much as we possibly could; we decided to visit Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne; as we were traveling with a 4 month old, we rented a car to go from one place to another as this seemed much easier than getting into more flights or endless train/bus journeys. We rented ours via Budget and it was all very straight forward, they provided with a car seat for the little one, and we could pick up on arrival to Sydney airport.

We had 1 night in Sydney to recover from the trip before we set off to Canberra; we stayed at the Vibe Hotel in China Town.

 

Canberra

We arrived in Canberra on AZNAC day (April 25th) which is like Remembrance Day in the UK, after a long drive, we stayed at the Best Western Garden City, which was about 15 minutes’ drive out of the town centre, but it was lovely and clean and had a very much needed launderette (3 days’ worth of bibs and baby clothes!).

The first day we took a drive to Lake Burley Griffin, which is in a beautiful setting, even more so with all the lovely trees changing colours (more…)