Look how beautiful these leather and wood tassel keyrings are!😍 Here at CreateGiftLove we love natural materials, with almost all of our products being largely made from wood, leather, or a combination of the two. We love how individual this makes each item and how nature dictates their exact textures, colours and patterns. It means that no two CGL items are the same.
Good news all: There’s evidence to suggest that natural materials can have a positive impact on your well being 🙌 and we’ve written a blog post all about it. (Link as always in bio)
Have a good eve all xxx
Happy Monday all!! Here’s a bit of minty loveliness to pep up your day! 😍 hope you all had lovely wkends! I had a mad search for a passport! (Note to self: If you use passports as props in pictures don’t then leave it in the prop cupboard at work causing said mad panic 🤣🙈!! xxx
Needing all the coffee today! But It’s all good as the wkend is so close, one more day guys 😍🙌 xxx
That’s you!! 😘 Thanks to everyone who has entered our competition, over a 1000 entries!! 😍😍😍 Its always a little scary putting out new designs but you guys love the new coin purses and it means so much that you love what we do 😘😘😘 Happy Tuesday xxx
Here at CreateGiftLove we design and make all our products in our workshop. Lots has changed since we started in 2012, but something that remains integral to what we do is that all our materials are responsibly sourced. We use beautiful sustainably sourced leather, all our lovely wood is FSC certified and we are members of the woodland trust, planting trees to nullify our carbon footprint. Happy Friday all xxx
Look what we made 👀
A leopard print coin purse with secret message 🙌
Available in 4 designs, swipe to see them all 👉
Our coin purses are perfect for nights out, festivals, holidays... I usually carry two cards and cash and it’s perfect 👌
What’s your fave? Link as always in bio 😘 xxx
A big hello to everyone who’s new around here 👋
Just thought I’d put a face to the account 👍
I’m Emily and it all started in the shed, now there are 9 in team CGL and I’m no longer in the shed 😁
Here are a few facts about @creategiftlove...
1. We are based in the beautiful New Forest
2. We make everything in our workshop
3. All items are made to order, so tell us what you want 😁
4. This is super important - we only use sustainably sourced materials - the best British leather and FSC wood.
5. Just as important - We love cake (lucky as Georgia makes the best cakes!!😍) Happy Tuesday all xx
So, that's it... ☀️ All the schools are almost broken up for the holidays and so in celebration, we thought it was time for a #GIVEAWAY
. You get to pick a pair of our cotton pyjamas or night dress of your choice.
TO WIN all you have to do is 1) Follow us 2) Like this post 3) Tag at least 2 friends who might like to win too.
Competition ends 21st August, T&C's apply. Open to U.K. entrants only.
🍓🌱THE ECOSYSTEM🌱🍓 Wow, what a week so far... I couldn’t really work out why I’ve been feeling so unproductive of late and then I sat down and reflected for a few minutes.
Not only have I had my busiest month ever by a scale of about 5 x my normal number of coaching sessions. I’m over booked again in August, it’s been totally, completely and utterly too hot to work and I’ve a toddler to negotiate with daily... phew! Oh, and did I mention I’m also 5 months pregnant?
It’s not just me either. Recently two of my biggest client success stories in terms of business growth have also all but burnt themselves out too which has taught me, and them, a few important lessons. Yes, they’ve both more than doubled their turnover, but they’re also both exhausted. Because whenever you make a big change, there is an impact on the whole ecosystem that makes up your life. You can’t scale one thing up without dialling down on something else. And because they’re both such high achievers they’ve carried on trying to do EVERYTHING as well as chase those goals.
Trying to do, or have it all without reviewing how it all fits together will often come at a cost, and when we ignore the signals, that cost is usually our health.
So this afternoon, I’ll be taking some time out to rest and recalibrate. Yes the blog won’t get written and no, the office won’t be tidy but it means I’ll be fit to fight another day tomorrow and I KNOW my favourite productive self is waiting on the other side . #linkinbio #successmindset #getshitdone #leadsucceedgrow #resiliencemindset #femalefounders #resilience #fearlessfemales #womeninbusiness #businessgrowth #biggoalsbigdreams #foundationsforsuccess #womeninbusiness #mindsetcoach #inspireothers #impostersyndrome #positivevibes #persueyourpassion #chaseyourdreams #hersuccess #savvybusinessowner #growthmindset #livelovegrow #bigsmallbusiness #buildyourbrand
So much more than a logo. There’s nothing we love more than a project we can really sink our teeth into. For @healthiswealthgroup
we created new branding with logo and full art direction as well as develop their tone of voice with new copy over all comms and built the website. Now it’s time to work on their events, press and partners. A full body of communication work finished with vision, cohesion and beautiful clarity. 🔗 in bio to view the new site and discover their corporate wellness programmes and seminars📈
#GrowWithBelle #BusinessOfWellness #WorkplaceWellness #TogetherFurther
Happy Friday!! I’ve become very used to the wonderful summer weather and I have decided this is how I live now (I have no idea what I’ll do when it rains!!😂) In celebration of all things sunshine, our beautiful glasses case is live on the site.
Perfect for holidays (or the sunny UK☺️)
Made to order in our workshop by us 👋
Using responsibly sourced British leather 👍
Have a great sun filled weekend all xx
Making lots of luggage tags today, who's off on holiday soon? ☀️ 🍹 🌊 🏖 ☀️
If you HAD to choose, which colour would be yours? xx
🌿It has officially been a year since I started my dōTERRA business. I get butterflies looking back at how far I’ve come. In this time I’ve helped hundreds of people choose natural solutions to support their health and this makes me super happy. I initially fell in love with the oils, however, as I learned more about the company I knew I had to share. -
🍃Before I started with this biz it had been on my heart to find something to pursue that aligned with my beliefs and ethos. When I bought my first starter kit with dōTERRA I had no idea that I’d be making a decision that would lead me to a massive change in the course of my life. -
🌱Since choosing this business model I have met the most amazing, like-minded people, I have learned how to support my health and well-being like never before and I have also learned so much about myself and who I am by opening myself up to incredible personal development. -
🍂I’m totally in this biz for the long haul, dōTERRA is an honest, ethical and generous company that is totally aligned with who I am and what I stand for. I’m beyond proud to put my name to it and cannot wait to see what the future holds in this space.
I’m always looking for people to walk this journey with but it truly isn’t for everyone. It involves grit, consistency and a passion for health and wellness. So if you’re looking for a change then please do shoot me a message as this business is changing lives every single day. It’s just so much more fun when we’re in it together supporting and lifting each other up which is exactly the beautiful culture of dōTERRA. -
⭐️JULY IS GOING TO BE BIG!⭐️
#doterra #doterraessentialoils #essentialoils #girlboss #biz #personaldevelopment #smallbiz #bigsmallbusiness #rankadvancement
It's time to go make stories for Monday! Have a fab Saturday all xxx
Hello friends! I’ve taken a couple of days off from posting because frankly, my head has been spinning since the launch of ✨Halcyon✨Tinker Tailor’s first scented candle, the first in a range of home scents and bath products. .
Its surreal to see my brand come to life in this way and for the first time since I opened @tinkertailoronlineshop
I’ve allowed myself a pat on the back.
But very few things can be achieved completely alone so I want to give a very special thanks to Jen @joinstorelondon
for bringing my vision of a scent inspired by my Mediterranean roots to life using the finest quality ingredients 🌿🍊🏝Jen made every single votive of Halcyon by hand in her London studio. How wonderful is that?
The beautiful packaging came via @seventytwostudio.
Katherina was so in tune with my ideas and my vision that at times I wondered whether she could actually see inside my head! .
Not forgetting @thisdadtravels
who is my biggest cheerleader. He sees me though the good days and the bad days and never doubts my ability to make Tinker Tailor a success - and believe me there are days when I question why on earth I set myself on this path?
Then there’s you, my friends, followers, customers, all the wonderful people who support and encourage me along the way. None of this would be possible without you.
If you made it this far, thank you and I’m sorry this post sounds like an acceptance speech 🙈 I just can’t pretend that this is all me. The truth is that Halcyon is the fruit of collaborative working and community support and it’s right to give credit where it’s due so THANK YOU to each and every one of you. You can buy Halcyon in store or via our online shop. Happy Sunday! 💗
Morning 👋🏼 I’ve been rather quiet on here lately. I don’t think Instagram likes me very much anymore, my likes are way down. I think a lot of people are finding the same thing, but it does hurt when you put out a picture (especially something you’ve made or designed) and it gets half as many likes as a picture of a sofa! Maybe I need to up my designs, who knows! .
Anyway, just giving you all a little Friday ‘hello’ letting you know I’m still here, forever faffing about whether to post a picture, and is it good enough!! So here’s one of me, taken by the super talented @tiatalula
one of the loveliest ladies I’ve had the pleasure to meet! 💕This was at the @marthabrookldn
Wedding brunch last month, and what a splendid morning that was! Coffee, croissants and creative women! .
Happy weekends folks, I’m taking Cam to @duckandwaffle
tomorrow as a belated birthday treat. 🎉 Although when I told him the table was booked for 9am he wasn’t best pleased 🙈 have a good one, let’s hope the sun shines. ☀️☀️☀️
#girlboss #womeninbusiness #workingwomen #businessgoals #smallbusinesslove #dailydecordose #interiorlovers #curatedlife #kinfolklife #littlethingsinlife #seekinspirecreate #upliftheeveryday #lightinspired #darlingmovement #thesimpleeveryday #morningslikethese #daysofsmallthings #searchwandercollect #softminimalstyle #nestandflourish #nothingisordinary #momentsofmine #elevatetheeveryday #myfashiondiary #pursuepretty #bloomin2018 #bigsmallbusiness #stylegram #whatiwore #outfitideas
....and it's Monday!:) we have been busy making lots of your Father's Day orders 😍 & lots of blue coin purses 💙 Thanks for all the love, it means so much to us. Hoping to get some BTS of the workshop up on stories later 🙌 hope you have a great Monday xx
This is so true for work and life, otherwise what's the point?!😁🙌 oh and it's Friday!! 💁
We are working on Christmas designs today, which we love but so weird as it's only June 🌴 ⛄️
Thanks to everyone who has entered our Father's Day competition 👍 it is on until tonight, so if you haven't entered.....go go go.....see my last post for details! Have a good day all xxxxx
Heart Work & Hard Work »
You know that feeling when you’re back on track 🙏🏼? When you’re pursuing work you’re excited about? And heading to your inbox is *actually* fun?!
this year was like pressing ‘reset’ on my ambitions.
Through the other attendees and speakers, I got to open up about my biggest fears in business (and life!), and from day one it was clear this was about ‘heart work’ as much as ‘hard work’ ✨
When you run your own business it’s COMPLETELY normal to feel derailed from your purpose from time to time.
‘Growing pains’ can be SO uncomfortable, but they are just that. They are a sign that you’re growing, and pursuing your path.
If you’re right in the middle of a ‘growth spurt’ please know that 1) you’re not alone. You have a whole TRIBE of other business-owners, creatives and big-dreamers sharing your discomfort. 2) you are laying the foundations for your future. EVERY time I’ve gone through a ‘growing pain’ I’ve come out the other side clearer, more confident and with a greater sense of purpose.
It’s cheesy but, when I feel ‘swamped’ or ‘buried’ by my own thoughts and derailment, I like to think of seeds being planted. You can’t see their fruits or flowers, but they’re there. And soon enough they’ll be nudging their way to the surface and sharing their blooms with everyone 🌿
Today, and this week, my hope for you is that you continue pursuing your path, knowing that ALL the seeds you’re planting WILL come to fruition. That you lean into your intuition. And that you prioritise the things which REALLY fuel you, in your home life and in your hustle 👌🏼
Can you relate to these ‘growing pains’? What’s your experience? #TheElginAvenue #MonicaBeatrice #BigSmallBusiness
Blazer & T-Shirt @CrewClothing
, Ph. @CharlotteBryerAshPhoto
I hope you had the best bank holiday wkend, the weather was just 👌. We were in the workshop for a lot of the wkend 🙈 making all your Father's Day orders 👍 I'll add our most popular products so far this fathers day to stories. Happy Tuesday xxxx
Happy Friday!! I've popped a short video on our stories, it give a little insight into how our leather and photo keyrings are made, from hide to finished article. Let me know if behind the scene videos are something you'd like to see and I'll get filming!:) Hope you all have the best weekend xx
😘 Thanks to everyone who entered our competition and congrats to our winner @helenshomecomforts
also a huge Thank you for all the follows, it means so much that you love what we do 😘😘😘 xxx
Our photo blocks are such a cute gift, they're super popular for weddings and make great Dad gifts (Father's Day is coming up 👍) As the weather is so lovely I thought I'd share this gorge pic of Kerala in India (courtesy of our Katie!:) It looks so idyllic, I want to jump in 😍🙌 xxx
We love working with leather, it's versatile durable and looks amazing!
Introducing our coloured leather range has been so exciting, I love the colours so much!!:) If you're interested in learning more about our leather, choosing colours and our responsible sourcing there's a blog post all about it, link in bio! Happy Monday guys xxxx
I had such a great time as a guest on the #BigSmallBiz
Podcast with @sophconsultingllc
! And now it’s available for everyone to join in on the fun :) We’re talking all things business, trademarks, & brand protection! Check the link in their bio! @sophconsultingllc
Today on the #BigSmallBusiness
Podcast we spoke with Attorney Yasmine Hamdan about trademarking and protecting your brand, business, and intellectual property!
Download the #podcast
on Apple Podcasts, Sprinkler, or any other podcast platform.
We really enjoyed the great information @startuplawyerlady
provided to us.
Apple Podcast Link:
It is so easy to have a mind full of thoughts. This exercise by @eckharttolle
offers such a valuable experience. Try it and let me know what was your first thought that arose ?
Oh hello weekend 🙋 I'm hopeful it'll consist mostly of the above 👆There is a food festival in Christchurch ✔️ I'll be spending time with my lovely friends and family ✔️ fingers crossed for ☀️ though it's looking pretty goooood! 🙌🙌🙌 Happy Friday all and have a wonderful weekend whatever you're up to xxx
Hi all, How lovely was the wkend? ☀️ 🍦 So nice for the sun to make an appearance, fingers crossed it sticks around until October 🤞😁 I'm still in love with our coin purses, such beautiful ice-cream pastel shades, perfect for Summer, they look so good together 😍 Happy Wednesday guys xxx
Let there be LIGHT ⚡️ Windows done, 1 actual billion projects left to go 💅🏽 #anewsentimentalshop
is only a few blocks away from our current spot, for anyone worried we were leaving our beloved neighborhood 💖 My mother’s family dairy farm actually spanned this area almost a century ago and my Pa opened his machine shop just down the road in 1952. Mom & I both grew up playing in his office & factory off Defoor, across the street from the church at which my parents would meet & marry. And a mile or so into Buckhead, our homestead, where my parents now live, was grandmomma’s world, a magical forest home in the city. This place, this city, it’s one of the dearest parts of my heart. It’s our legacy and our lasting love. We’re not obsessed with spreading out, but with moving Atlanta UP ✨ #weloveatl #familybusiness #smallbusiness #bigsmallbusiness
Champagne please!:) Happy Friday all xxx
The sun is peaking through the clouds and we are gearing up for a glorious and sunny bank holiday here in the Cotswolds ☀️ How are you planning on enjoying the weather this weekend?
I have been thinking through ideas and I can't narrow down on the content enough. What would be most useful for you working through at your own pace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Type a, b or c in the comments below: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
a) guidance on how to breath more mindfully
b) easy tips on how to meditate
c) how to find the time for a self care practice
Happy Friday all! Im off to west Wales to celebrate my mums 60th! 🥂 🙌 Whatever you're up to, have an amazing wkend xxx
It's Wednesday, aka hump day 🤷♀️ Friday may seem like ageeeees away, but you deserve a break before the wkend, so be part of our self love club and take time to chill out, take some time for yourself, even just 10mins!You're no good to anyone all frazzled and stressed, fill your cup up first 🙌 who wants to join our club? 💁🍹💕😍 xxx