Marbled Cement Candle Holders // DIY

You know those DIYs that you start, but then you leave them sitting half finished for AGES? These gorgeous cement candle holders are one of those! I’m so glad I’ve finally finished them and now they can be put to good use.

DIY Marbled Cement Candle Holders with Copper Pipe // Simple Tutorial from Pure Sweet Joy

When I was dreaming up these candle holders I couldn’t find any tips for making the marble effect from cement, so I had to experiment a little to get it to a point where I was happy. If you don’t want the marble effect you can easily make them just using normal cement.

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When things aren’t always pretty // Life lately

I’ve had this idea sort of brewing in my mind for a while, but putting it into words is extremely difficult. I recently met up with a blogger friend of mine and while discussing blog niches she said how your blog is your own space so you can write whatever you want. So here goes.

Sea View

Life isn’t always pretty, it isn’t always “instagram-worthy” and  it isn’t always easy. In fact, most of the time it isn’t easy. Some of you may know that I work as a dietitian in an underprivileged, under-resourced, poverty, crime and gang riddled community four days a week. In the rest of my “spare” time I am supposed to focus on all my blog related work. But you know what, these past few weeks I’ve been struggling. Struggling with the contrast. Struggling with the living situations I leave behind when I drive home in my own car to my comfortable, dry house with plenty of food, warm water and a flushing toilet. Struggling with the boundaries of compassion and reality.

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Income Report – May & June 2016

The past two months have been an interesting mix of exciting opportunities, but have also had some disappointments. I did a fun paid competition and upcycle and have a few possible opportunities lined up. A few of my favourite posts were sharing my 5 simple tips to improve your blog photography with things you probably already have, my new cork mousepad and of course the delicious oat waffles.

DIY Blog Income Report - May & June 2016
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Improve your Blog Photography with these 5 Simple Tips

Photographs are such an important part of blogging these days. Are you happy with how your photos look or are you wanting to improve your blog photography skills?

Improve blog photography tips

Today I’ve partnered with Daniel Wellington to bring you five simple tips that anyone can put into practice to improve their blog photography. (If you read to the bottom, there will be a special treat for all Daniel Wellington watch lovers too) Continue reading