Real Families: The Simmons Family Photography from Helen Lisk

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Over on Boho Weddings I love to feature great wedding photography, one of my regular favourites is the lovely Helen Lisk, who always captures such beautiful weddings. When this lovely family shoot landed in my in box from Helen I was absolutely delighted that I would get to share her work with you here on A Boho Life. Her work is so natural and real, and that is what I love about this family shoot. It’s so important to capture your family on film or digital, those memories of your little ones are so important.
Big thanks to Helen for this lovely day in the life of shoot, I hope you like it as much as I do.

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A few words from the Helen

My family lifestyle photography sessions are not about posing for the camera and forcing a smile.They are about capturing a family in a very relaxed way, doing what that family does, being exactly the way that family is. I don’t want the children to sit nicely and say cheese for the camera, I want to see them playing together, laughing naturally, thinking, getting cross, running around, doing the things that they normally do. I like to spend time with a family and create a set of images for them that really captures their family as they know it. I want them to be able to look back in many years time and remember just how family life was at this point. (more…)



Recipe Love: Spinach and Feta Pie

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I honestly thought it was Monday today.  Anyone else get confused on the days when we have a bank holiday?  The best thing about the Bank Holiday’s is that it’s a 4 day week and it will soon be Friday *cheers*.

Today on the blog we have another tasty recipe from Myriam of Bizcocho Pastries. Myriam is a regular contributor to the blog and her posts are always popular.  Today’s savoury recipe is Spinach and Feta Pie and I am sure you will agree it looks amazing and perfect for the sumer months ahead of us.

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Spinach and Feta Pie

This pie is great accompanied with a salad and it is equally delicious eaten at room temperature, which makes it perfect for picnics. It keeps up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge, or it can be frozen up to 2 months.


  • 300g Baby spinach (washed and dried)
  • 150g Mushrooms
  • 400g Feta cheese
  • 225g Cottage cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Garlic salt
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Small onion or half a large one
  • 500g Filo pastry

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Beauty Review: Bee Good – Skincare with a Conscience Made by British Bees


Today I am delighted to be able to share with you a new beauty range that I had the pleasure of trying out a few weeks ago. It comes from Bee Good, who are makers of skin care that comes from our very own British Bees.
I was sent the 2 – in 1 Cream Cleanser, and I have to say I loved it. The cleanser is soft to the touch, smells amazing and the results were brilliant. It left my skin feeling soft and hydrated, so definitely something I would use again. The packaging is lovely and as you can see from the photo below came in a lovely little package. Perfect for a gift or for your everyday beauty routine.

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More about the ‘Bee Good Collection’

‘Inspired by an expert beekeeper and based in rural Hampshire, Bee Good harnesses the powers of precious products from British beehives to create an award-winning range of hard- working yet luxurious skincare must-haves. This edited range delivers effective, easy to use products for all ages and skin types, giving you time back for other things! With every purchase you support young British beekeepers as they protect our precious bees. Since launching in summer 2014, the range has created a real buzz in the beauty industry; winning several beauty industry awards and launching in over 100 Waitrose stores nationwide. “Bee Good – award-winning British skincare with a conscience.”
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Sportswear – The Best Plaes to Buy Sports and Fitness Clothing

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Today on the blog I am super pleased to bring back Alice.  Alice has previously shared her basic steps to cycling which was a great article and today she is back to talk about Fitness Sportwear. Alice will tell you all her secrets of where she likes to buy her fitness assessories from and also shares with us some great websites. Thank you Alice for sharing with us this great post.

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More from Alice…

Today I’m going to be writing about some of my favourite places to buy sports and fitness clothing.

A recent study by Fitness First found that 53% of people interviewed avoided working out because they hate the way they look in gym clothes…..This is not ok!

I get it, it might seem that a lot of fitness clothing is all dull colours and clingy fabric, but I would like to share with Boho readers some places I’ve discovered that aren’t your usual Nike or Adidas, to buy fitness clothes that won’t make you want to avoid all mirrors. In fact I hope that you’ll feel so inspired you’ll be reaching for your trainers and hitting up your favourite exercise pronto…

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I know this is branding itself as yoga clothing, but I’ve always assumed sports wear is multi purpose and never just for one kind of activity. Plus I have to include them because they have the single greatest collection of sports leggings I have ever seen. The website is worth a visit for them alone. If it were socially acceptable to wear gym kit to work and within every day life I would have a different pair of their leggings for every day of the week. Also, if like me you believe Sunday’s were made for lounge wear you should check out their selection of sweat pants. I’m really in to the Spiritual Gangster Playsuit, which is in the photo below; its comfy and cute and has Sunday style written all over it




‘Bee Happy’ Children’s Stationery Collection By Lucy Ledger Designs

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Today I am delighted to be showcasing one of my good friends work here on A Boho Life, the very Lovely Lucy Ledger from Lucy Ledger Designs. Lucy is an award winning stationery designer, she is well-known for her wedding stationery as well as her greetings cards. Her new Childrens collection ‘Bee Happy’ is super cute and just perfect for the little ones in your life. With a selection of birthday cards, christening cards, naming ceremony cards, party invitations as well as framed prints and gifts this collection really does have something for everyone. I just love the 3D imaging of the crochet numbers and letters, so much so that I have had Dexter’s 1st birthday party invitations made by Lucy as well as ordering a number of birthday cards for his friends.
I just know you will love this collection as much as I do!

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More about the ‘Bee Happy Collection’

‘Lucy Ledger studio is currently developing a wide range of cards, invitations, birth announcements and gifts for babies and Children. The main collection is called ‘Bee Happy’ – a beautiful bright colourful and cheerful design taking inspiration from crochet textures and sweet little animal characters. They have most recently been developing a wide range of whimsical prints for nurseries in varying designs. The studio is looking to continue expanding the collection and adding further prints and gift items in 2015.




Real Food: Boho’s Bites – April

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Welcome to another edition of Boho’sBites. A simple little feature where I share with you where I have eaten out each month. If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I love going out for dinner and I love taking photos of my food , so I thought why not share my food adventures with you.

This month has been a pretty good month for eating out and about round Sheffield. Lots of cake, a visit from my mum and a few pub meals with friends.

Here is where I have eaten out and about during April…….

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  • Caribbean food stall at the lambing event at Whirlow farm

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