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Field of Dreams inspired Bouquet

Field of Dreams inspired Bouquet

  Blooming beautiful! Our favourite local florist Alice, founder of She's a Wildflower, shares her tips on creating a Kip&Co floral favourite, Field of Dreams inspired bouquet🌸 TOOLS Snips/secateurs MATERIALS Vessel – I chose a squat vase with a wide opening Floral tape, also called pot tape BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS 3-5 bunches of flowers, you may not need to use all the stems from each bunch, but having a variety makes for an interesting arrangement. CONDITIONING YOUR FLOWERS Remove any foliage from the stems that will be below the water line to prevent bacterial growth; Recut the stems (approximately 1cm) on...

Vodka Infusions

Vodka Infusions

  Here’s our guide to homemade vodka infusions! We’re giving two a go today, citrus and cinnamon / pepper / chilli 🌶   Loosely grind 1 cinnamon stick, 10 peppercorns and 1 dried chilli in a mortar and pestle.   Add the ground spices to a large jar (if you like things sweet, add a dash of honey 🍯)   If citrus is more your vibe, add the peels of a few of your most loved citrus fruits and 1 cup of sugar to your jar instead of the spices. Or go wild and make your on concoction!   Fill...

Photographing little people with Lissie Sue

Photographing little people with Lissie Sue

  About the photographer Lissie Sue My passion and love for working behind the camera began when my daughter was 2yo (she’s 21 now). It’s always been children who continue to inspire me and spark my imagination. Childhood is really very precious and I love it when I get opportunities to capture apart of their story. I’m a very spiritual person, connected to nature on a soul level and it also inspires me photographically. Combining the 2 feels like magic in the making for me and when I’m able to add my natural flare of story telling and styling with...

Tasty bliss ball recipes

Tasty bliss ball recipes

  Our friends at Lunch Lady have shared some delicious and nutritious bliss ball recipes. These tasty little treats are the perfect pocket sized snack for the whole fam!   APRICOT & COCONUT BLISS BALLS Apricot + Coconut Use the plump, whole dried apricots (sometimes sold as Turkish apricots) for this recipe—their juiciness helps hold the balls together. Makes 12 250g / 8.8oz plump, dried apricots 200g / 7.1oz almond meal 2 tbsp (45g / 1.6oz) coconut oil, melted 45g / 1.6oz chia seeds 40g / 1.4oz desiccated coconut extra 40–50g / 1.4oz–1.8oz desiccated coconut, for rolling Place all of...

DIY face masks

DIY face masks

  Looking for a way to reuse your Kip&Co cotton bags? Why not turn them into a face mask! Here's a simple design we have tried and tested for you.   1. Cut Your Fabric This mask can be made in a few different sizes. Here are the fabric pieces you'll need to cut depending on what size you'll be making: Adult Size (Fits Most): 9" x 6" (cut 3) Child Size: 7" x 5" (cut 3) Extra-Large Size: 9" x 7" (cut 3)   2. Cut Your Elastic Cut two lengths of elastic that are 7" long no matter...

Home life with Erin Malloy

Home life with Erin Malloy

  This year has taught us all A LOT. Some might say too much. One thing we’re incredibly grateful for is the generosity of spirit amongst the community - people have lifted each other up, celebrated small wins, and genuinely listened.   Today we’re celebrating the beautiful Erin Malloy, maker of hand-crafted woodwork pieces, ceramics and ethical jewellery. She tells us what’s on her mind and takes us inside her beautiful space.   Let’s start at the beginning. Who is Erin? Object maker, Graphic Designer and co-owner of ethical Jewellery label Wild to Ware. I like to tell stories with...

Winter reading list from Both Sides Book Club

Winter reading list from Both Sides Book Club

  Looking for a winter reading list? We chatted to the ladies behind Both Sides Book Club for some recommendations.   Hello, we are Debbie and Catie, Co-hosts of Both Sides Book Club, a social media-based interactive Bookclub. Debbie is a former independent book shop owner and Catie is a jack of all trades, but primarily a photographer and director. Our aim in starting Both Sides Book Club was simple: to share our (huge) love of books and storytelling and to create an online community that can connect through reading and talking about books. We read and then discuss a...

Skincare rituals with Mukti Organics

Skincare rituals with Mukti Organics

  We chat beauty secrets and skincare rituals with our friends at Mukti Organics. Get ready to shine bright like a diamond! What inspired you to create Mukti Organics? I have always loved the beauty industry. Years ago, I was working as a beauty therapist and found that the products my clients needed did not exist. Feeling compelled to offer people what they did need I went on to complete a Diploma in cosmetic chemistry, which was quickly followed by a Diploma in Natural Therapies and set about making my own. When I started there were very few ingredients to...

Beauty secrets with Mayde Tea's Kate Dalton

Beauty secrets with Mayde Tea's Kate Dalton

  Hi Kate, thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us! What’s your beauty philosophy? I'm not too big on make up anymore, which might be due to how long I spend either working from home or at the beach :) I think natural beauty is the most beautiful by far. 2. What are your beauty rituals?  I keep it very natural and simple. A natural cleanser and face oil, with a tinted SPF during the day.   3. What do you think the benefits are of silk pillow cases / how do you incorporate silk into...