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To explain a mala in the simplest way they are a set of beads that are traditionally used during meditation and prayers. They also go by other names such as prayer beads or japa beads. 

In Sanskrit which its a classical Indian language the word mala means meditation garland, your beads are a guide to help you keep track of you mantras, prayers and meditations.

I have been making mala beads for a few years and find the process incredibly meditative, i recently reopened my Etsy shop called Sweet Bodhi HC, in it you can find vintage bohemian jewellery and my handmade mala beads. 

As a way to celebrate my etsy reopening i'm running a giveaway over at my shop instagram @sweet.bodhi 

Hopefully you could be the lucky winner :)




Morning Glory.



Tea is totally my thing! don't get me wrong I also love coffee, but my heart belongs to tea.  I have tried and owned many brands and styles but hadn't yet tried the teapigs everyday brew morning glory (how it had got past me I will never know) 

I had the change to give it a try for two weeks to see what I thought, so honestly what did I think?!

Unlike a lot of teas teapigs use whole tea leaves in their temples (also known as the super cool looking roomy teabag) this makes a huge difference, the whole tea making ritual changes.

When brewing a cup of any teapigs tea you need to give it a little time to brew and release all the good stuff, and lets be honest if you can't take a few minuets to brew a proper tasty cup of tea then what's the point?

My first brew resulted in me actually saying wow out loud, the flavour was amazing. It was strong, refreshing and so flavoursome. Everything you want in a cuppa' when you wake up in the morning.

This tea would make the most delicious iced tea, I'm daydreaming of warmer days and batches of sweet peach iced tea, yum.

I love what teapegs are doing and how they are just ace-in the tea game, two big thumbs up from me.

What's your favourite kind of tea? 


P.S.
     You can also check out the teapigs macha tea challenge that I did in January here.








SPELL












I always think to myself Spell surly cant top the last collection, with out fail they prove me wrong each and every time! Festival 15 you are just perfect, anyone else ready for festival season?




Instalife


1, Mama time.
2, Totoro is always a winner in our home
3, Prepping ice tea for yoga class
4, Avocado for the win
5, Happy new sofa day to us! cant wait to style the room up.
6, Pancake day, lemon and golden syrup is my poison.


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WILD FLOWERS COMPANY



No true bohemian soul is ever too far away from flowers, whether it be in your hair or your home. I'm a huge lover of flowers and love nothing more than fresh blooms dotted around my home.

When it comes to flowers I love the rustic "just picked from the garden" look, it suits my personality and style. When I had the opportunity to collaborate with Wild Flowers Company I jumped at the chance.  They are a UK based company that pride themselves on getting beautiful British grown and seasonal blooms into your home.

The whole package is beautiful, you receive a lovely box filled with raffia tied flowers ready to arrange in one large bouquet or split up and use in different rooms around your home, our bundle was huge and lasted 10 days. They would look so pretty split up into mason jars or milk bottles along a windowsill or table centre. Take a peek here at some of the stunning styles, Serious heart eyes!

What truly appealed to me about Wild Flowers Company was how they are breaking the mould with how flower arrangements are delivered and styled.  I love the idea of having a seasonal flower subscription delivered to you or a loved one, it's a great way to experiment with flowers and find new favourites.

They even have a pregnancy package which I think is such a lovely idea, it would make the sweetest Mum-to-be Mothers day gift and can be sent during or after pregnancy.

Flowers are a gorgeous gesture whether it be as a thank you, birthday, thinking of you or event like mothers day and lets be honest who doesn't love receiving a flower bouquet especially when they are so effortless and unique

I'm incredibly excited to offer bohomixology readers a discount to use at Wild Flowers Company you can receive 20% off any order until 31st March 2015 with the code BOHO20, why not treat  yourself, Mum, friend or someone special and see what all the fuss is about?!


Which Wild Flower Company bundle is your favourite?




Master Mixer


I love a good mix of patterns in my rooms, I think it adds interest, texture, colour and personality, plus it's a really easy way to change up a space for a cheap quick fix from season to season. Here are a few simple ideas that will make you a master of pattern mixing!

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TESTING THE WATER

One of the best places to start when mixing prints is by adding a spot, strip or monochromatic print in a colour that matches your d├ęcor. This way you know it will flow well and it's a perfect first step to mastering mixing.


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ODD IS GOOD

When it comes to pattern mixing cushions, try having one or an odd amount. With large spaces I find it's best to start with three and then add to the collection if needed.  You will find mixing patterns and odd numbers flow really well together and often instantly work on things like sofas, beds or other large pieces.

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PLAYING WITH SCALE

Another fun way to mix things up is with scale, chose patterns with contrasting design sizes this will add texture, interest and leave your space feeling like its not competing to be seen. Try oversized prints with ditsy prints or pin stripes.

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COMBINATION IDEAS

-Natural and painterly mixed with methodical structured designs.
-Classic or traditional prints mixed with contemporary designs
-Mixed textures in similar colours
-Adding a polka dot or strip to existing patterns

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RULE BREAKER

Let's be honest, sometimes you got to break the rules to get to the good stuff.  You home should be a reflection of you and your style, so if you see something and it works for you then go for it!

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My Matcha Challenge



At the start of New Year I wrote a little post about taking the teapigs matcha challenge (you can read it here) So two weeks later what did I think?

OK, so firstly making matcha is the best fun ever! it's a ritual I loved doing each day, I would look forward to how I would prepare it.  Things got pretty adventurous!  Matcha lattes, matcha shots, matcha coconut water, added to various herbal teas (the teapigs lemon and ginger worked well) and smoothies to name a few.

When reading about matcha it really sounded too good to be true, the information stated all the benefits like being energizing yet calming, increasing your metabolism, clearing your skin, increasing your focus and being jam packed with goodies like antioxidants and nutrients, the list goes on and on!

Personally I have to agree!  I honestly found this stuff amazing, not only did I feel a big difference other people noticed things like my skin looking clearer, which is always a good thing.  I have even convinced some family and friends to give it a try after sharing my experience.

I decided to try the matcha out when my husband was working away for two weeks and I was home alone our 5 year old and 6 month old kiddos, I truly put it to the test!

When it comes to the taste I enjoyed it, but could see how some people may not.  Think earthy, very strong green tea.  By experimenting with it you could still add it into your daily routine if it was a flavour you didn't really have a taste for, smoothies, adding to food and lattes really diluted the flavour of the matcha.

I loved taking this challenge,  matcha will certainly be added to my tea collection and something I continue to drink it daily.

 Have you tried matcha, is it something you would try? and if you have how are your favourite ways to add it to your diet daily?

Fancy trying out teapigs goodies? use the code BOHO to get 10% off your order of some yummy teas.+



PS.
      I just want to add this is my own personal experience and opinion,  I wouldn't  share something with you I wasn't truly on board with!



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