The Season of New Beginnings
September often feels like the time of new beginnings. Never more so than this year, our littlest (now 3!) has started preschool, which, for the first time in 6 years, has given me 3 full days to dedicate myself to the business that I have held tightly and treasured for 11 years. I have so many plans, including a refresh of my story inspired jewellery, a beautiful new wedding and engagement collection complete with special diamonds set in 18ct gold, the launch of wax carving workshops and a bespoke service.
But it also signals a change in pace, as much as my mind is a hive of activity bursting with ideas after our Summer filled with fun, I’m so tired. I’m exhausted after years of juggling work and life, the pandemic, renovations, moves, sleepless nights and early mornings. I know my walk has been no different to many others but my holidays were a much needed reminder that I need to slow down, it’s important and it’s ok. I don’t have to carry everything. Being kind means being kind to myself too. It’s ok to take a slow, quiet stroll through the change of seasons under a canopy of leaves, it’s ok to switch off my phone when the noise gets too loud and its ok to close the door on the tidying/cleaning/etc etc etc, instead choosing to curl up under a blanket with a good book.
So I hope you'll stay with me and keep following me into this new and rather exciting chapter of By Emily jewellery.
Four Simple Ideas for a Slow September
- Plant Spring bulbs,
Get your Garden Spring ready and plant daffodils and crocus, hyacinth and alliums to bring colour after those dark winter months. Visit the RHS website for handy planting tips.
- Go Blackberry picking
My boys love the process of it and not only that it means we can make our favourite desert; blackberry and apple crumble. As an extra treat we dollop blobs of salted caramel on top of the fruit below the crumble (we always double the crumble ingredients!) and of course top with custard or ice cream
- Take a slow walk under the trees and notice the changes in the leaves and take hot chocolate, from late September we never go on a long walk without taking a flask full of it!
- Collect fallen, leafy branches or treasures to bring Autumn inside and made a seasonal display for your dining room table.
My Book of the Month
“I shouldn't think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
Be kind to your skin
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Kehinde the founder of Earth; a beautiful kinder and completely natural skin care, hair care and well-being range, made to nourish, uplift, calm and balance mind, body & soul; moisturise and heal.
I have struggled with extremely sensitive, combination skin for years but since having children (Winter being particularly difficult with the cold wind) I have found it really difficult to find skin care that cares for my itchy skin without making it oily. She suggested that I try the skin balm, signature blend. It has truly transformed my skin, it has soothed it and left it glowing. Not only this but it is a delight to put on and smells divine! If you have similar issues I’d absolutely recommend you take a look at her range of products, they contain only natural and organic ingredients. Visit the Earth website here
Adorn yourself with Autumn treasures
Find a selection of our Autumn inspired jewellery here