March 2016

Marimekko and Me…

I honestly can’t remember how or when I came across Finnish Company, Marimekko, but I came across them somehow and it’s been a good few years since I have loved their unique style of print.
When I saw on Twitter that Target USA had decided that their latest collaboration would be with this stunning brand, well, I just wanted to hop on a plane to be honest! How lucky are you if you are reading this in the USA?! The collection launches on the 17th of April and I’m pretty sure there are ways and means to make some of the collection part of your home here in Ireland, should you so wish, but my time and resources are being poured into study and a Kitchen re-purpose at the moment, so, if you so wish to do so, can purchase in the States or just want a wee introduction to a wonderful brand, have a sneek peek at just a few of the images I recieved through their look book this afternoon…
*This is quite clearly not a sponsored post, I don’t tend to do them guys – this is just one Marimekko Fan who is extremely envious of Target fans right now!











I loved the outdoor/indoor cushion above SO much that I had to share the print in a dress also!

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Where I’m at..

Hi all! Hope I find you super well? I thought I’d just ‘check in’ as I can’t believe that it’s nearly St. Patrick’s day here in Ireland and it seems like my feet aren’t touching the ground at the moment…my hands aren’t touching my drawing board either…

It’s grown increasingly hard for me to study lately, due to a variety of reasons. So much so that I decided 2 weeks ago to postpone my studies. I started to think I was quite crazy to take on studies as well as running a household & looking after my family. It all just got so hard. So, I told my Hubbie. He was supportive of whatever decision I made.

I woke up the next day feeling really down…even my morning cup o’ joe couldn’t cheer me up. I brought the kids to school, came back home & had breakfast. By mid morning I had texted my husband that I knew what was wrong:  I couldn’t give up

He didn’t want me to…He supportively made some suggestions to help me find space to study, and encouraged that we would figure it out.

I haven’t yet formally returned to study as I’m still ‘figuring it out’ but at least now, I know I will. I think I just needed a break? I’m already feeling a fresher approach but i’m not quite there yet. I’m also drinking the cool aid as far as Elizabeth Gilbert is concerned as her last book is quite literally lighting my little creative world right now…


Maybe sometimes we all need to lean back a little instead of leaning in? Would love to know your thoughts on this!

Love & Light,
Hilda x

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