Introducing Chalk Kids!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Finlay Welcome

Hi everyone, so I'm finally able to reveal the project I've been working on! I'm so excited to introduce you all to Chalk Kids, a lifestyle website dedicated to young and style conscious families. Updated regularly here you'll find the latest in little fashion, crafty DIY's, interiors, honest product reviews, on-the-go beauty and fashion tips and the lowdown from other mothers. I wanted to create a fun and positive website where mums can come and indulge for a few minutes, to find inspiration and stumble on new things that are outside the ordinary. 

This has been in the making for a few months now and it feels crazy that today is actually our launch day! We've all put so much into this website so I hope you'll check it out, we've got so much in store. We're also running a great giveaway with Scout & Co Kids to celebrate our launch. Please don't be afraid to give me your feedback either as I'd love to hear your thoughts. A giant thank you to Tabitha for the amazing job she's done on the design, she's such a joy to work with. 

On a side note - thank you so much for all of your lovely comments and mails. I'll be replying to them all this weekend! I'm so grateful to leave Influence on a high and I hope a few of you will join me over at Chalk Kids for the next chapter. 

Ok guys, I'm off to hide under a pillow. 

A little update & goodbye to Influence

Monday, 28 July 2014

Hi everyone,

So you might or might not have noticed the crickets over here on my blog. I've received some lovely mails and I thought it best to finally write this post. After a lot of deliberating, I've decided that it's time to stop writing Influence. I'll truly miss this little space of mine, it's been such an amazing adventure and has brought me the most incredible opportunities. It's quite emotional and sad to think that I'll no longer be writing here, but in my heart I know I'm not giving it my all and for that reason I feel it's the right decision to move on.

I think there comes a point for most people when you realise you've outgrown a certain space. My life has changed so much in the last two years since graduating from Uni and lately I don't feel as connected to my blog as I once did. Since becoming a mother my priorities have changed and I feel ready now to try my hand at something new! 

So on that note, I'm not disappearing from the internet entirely - I'll soon be launching my new project, which I've been mentioning for a while now. It's a brand new website, that I've been working really hard on for the last three months. Keep your eye on this space as my next (and final) post will be sharing all the details. Hopefully a few of you will check it out before you delete this blog from your browsers.  

But for now, this post is dedicated to Influence and all of the amazing bloggers and readers who have supported me and my blog. I've had the best time blogging, made so many great internet friends and I'll always be truly grateful for the wonderful opportunities that have come from it. Thank you so much for reading everyone, it's been an amazing journey. 

Steph xo

A trip to North Berwick

Monday, 7 July 2014

North Berwick Beach daisies flowerpots North Berwick Church North Berwick Houses North Berwick Brick House North Berwick North Berwick harbour lobster shack North Berwick playground ice cream

Here are the photos from North Berwick, which we visited last week after our trip to the Archerfield Estate. We didn't catch it on it's sunniest day, but the town was still full of colour and beautiful old buildings. I kept taking photos of the houses as so many of them were painted in the prettiest colours. Sadly we didn't manage to try anything from The Lobster Shack on our trip, but hopefully we can go back again soon - Though I didn't spy lobster rolls on their menu, which is a shame as they're my absolute favourite! However, we did manage to get some ice creams, which we had as we wandered back through town to our car. Yum!