Interview by Julie Johnson: What is branding and why does branding matter?

I work on all the visual bits for your website from the logo right up to a complete brand system. Visuals are definitely a part of branding, but branding is SO much more than that! It’s HUGE! It’s everything, that people think, say or feel about you. That first impression. How you act. Anything that…

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Your brand is you – why you need to inject more YOU into your business.

You are your brand. Your brand is you. People buy from people. People connect with other people. People care about other people. People CRAVE connection. Why do you buy from where you buy from? Or why do you aspire to buy from where you want to buy from? Me? I love buying from smaller businesses…

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7 reasons why branding is important for your business.

Before we dive into why branding matters, we should probably talk about what branding IS. Branding is… ALL the things. It’s huge. It’s what people think, say and feel about you. It’s your first impression and your 900th. It’s how you speak to people and how you act with people – and yes, it’s your…

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Graphic Design Wizardry for Harry Potter

I first read Harry Potter when I was in high school not long after it was first published and I was hooked. I read them all as they came out, but until recently I hadn’t actually seen all of the films! My daughter is really into Harry Potter – we have owls and wands all…

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Tent peg/ style guide

The other day I decided to test our new windbreak. I’d bought it for when we have a big camping trip in the summer but wanted to put it up in the garden first to make sure I knew what I was doing. It’s the kind with fibreglass poles that folds down really tiny. Space…

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Save your brand! Revisit, rescue and realise.

The other day I got my sewing machine out. The first time in YEARS (due to the foot going missing and it taking me that long to buy a new one..) I had decided to make some reusable hankies – a nice easy task. Turns out you can get 6 good size hankies out of…

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Four ways to brand your business like a dinosaur

Brand your business like a dinosaur

Over the weekend we went to the Dippy Diplodocus exhibition at the Great North Museum. Dippy is on tour from the National History Museum – a rather famous dinosaur who has been living there for 100 years. He’s cast from a skeleton and is 21 metres long and 4 metres high. Very impressive when you…

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Five minutes with… Rachel Smith: How to achieve consistent months of income, gracefully!

I am a member of Rachel’s 5k Club and so I can tell you that she really does know what she’s talking about. The tips she shared in this five minutes with.. were fantastic and full of action points. Become very intentional. This is the tip you’ll see in this video. It’s easy to be…

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Does your scooter have rocket boosters? Put YOU in your business and go further.

Recently we met some friends and went scootering. Well the kids did, us grown ups walked. Scootering is not something that we usually do. So much so that I decided I needed to get helmets for my kids on the way there as the scooters rarely leave the garden. My sons is red and my…

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Repurpose your rhubarb: 20 ways to repurpose your content

We have recently become allotment owners (kinda. We are using an unused part of a friends allotment) and it’s been SO exciting. I am not the gardener of the family. My efforts so far have involved turning a fork of soil over a few times and buying lots of bulbs and seeds. My husband is…

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