We're back with another shed load of inspo. This installment should leave you feeling super cosy and ready for the cooler months. I stumbled across Bex on insta only a few months back but I've been loving her account ever since because I'm all about that hygge life. So grab a cuppa and settle down to a good read...
Hi, I’m Bex, founder of Bramble & Fox, a UK hygge lifestyle shop selling handmade homewares, sustainable gifts and vintage pieces to help you put the ‘ohhh’ into cosy home. Hygge is a Danish word that roughly translates as ‘cosiness of the soul’.
I live in Leek, an arty market town that straddles Staffordshire and the Peak District.
I love helping women to build hygge homes through the handmade and vintage homewares that I curate, as well as finding comfort and joy in everyday moments - I call them #pocketsofcosy.
On Instagram, you can find me at @brambleandfoxshopuk
This week I'm reading... Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert - so many words of wisdom on living a creative life without letting fear and perfectionism take the wheel.
Watching… the leaves turn from green to gold
Listening to… Podcasts on the school run. My favourites are: Everyday Positivity Podcast by Kate Cocker, Grow with Soul by Kayte Ferris and Quiet Matters by Jo Dymock.
Going… to choose our Christmas trees! Christmas is a big event in our house. We pick in October and get them cut later in December.
Wearing… the ultimate cosy cream hand-knitted Aran socks from my new A/W collection.
Baking… Anything with an Autumn feel! Spiced pumpkin bundt cake, plum crumble, cinnamon and blackberry cake. I’ve got an easy tutorial for how to make pumpkin spice here.
Drinking… Pumpkin spice lattes and wondering when it’s acceptable to start on the mulled wine!
Looking after myself by… making time to read, do creative things and only putting things on my to-do list that I can realistically achieve in a day.
Spending my money on… new shop stock! I’m excited to be expanding my stock range to include a carefully curated collection of books. Think cosy crime, cookery, craft, self-development and seasonal books about country living.
Wishing I had money for… a horsebox or trailer to convert into a pop-up shop space
Grateful for… clean sheets, cold nights and cuddles in bed.
Working on… writing an ebook
Looking after Mother Nature by… stocking ethical, sustainable homewares, choosing to re-love and repurpose items and using sustainable shop packaging. I talk more about this in my shop values here.
Trying to be a better person by… remembering that there are lots of different ways of approaching things, not just the way I choose - especially when it comes to housework!