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Finding and Making a Home

If you follow me on Pinterest, which you should as I’ve some awesome Pinterest boards, you may have noticed that I’ve been going a little interiors-crazy pinning lately. And that’s mostly because we’ve been house-hunting since August of last…

Feminism Lifestyle

My Feminism Journey

Is it just me or has feminism felt really zeitgeisty this year? From the massive (and well-deserved) reception that The Handmaid’s Tale received to TopShop selling female revolution shirts, feminism has been reclaimed by cool girls. And I’m in…

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Happy Birthday Rhyme & Ribbons

5 years ago, in the midst of a long and boring winter, I started writing Rhyme & Ribbons to document my post-drama school time in England. And here we are now!  I may not be making a full-time income…


What I’ve been reading recently

I usually do my “What I’ve been reading recently”  every 3-4 months, or once a season but somehow I realise that I haven’t done a reading recap since the end of July. I’m not sure how that happened in the…

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Seasonal Eating in February

Happy February everyone! Now that we’ve entered a new month, it’s time for a new seasonal eating list.  Seasonal Eating in February     Food that is in season in the UK in the Winter (December, January & February):  Fruit: oranges,…


A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Sam and I don’t traditionally do much for Valentine’s Day. We don’t usually go out for a big meal (because restaurants hike up their rates with set menus) or buy elaborate gifts. But we do like to give it…

Women Who Inspire Me

Women Who Inspire Me #4: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

So here’s a brief story that a lot of Rhyme & Ribbons readers won’t know: I double majored in International Studies (with a focus on conflict and security in Latin America) and Theatre. But theatre was always the “fun”…

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Life Lately || 10 Things That Made Me Happy

Happy Friday! We all survived another week. And maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I really do think I have noticed a difference in the amount of daylight that we’re getting. It used to be dark around 3:45pm ish…

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100 Simple Pleasures in Life

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d get the week started off on a positive foot by embracing all the simple, wonderful things that can make life really, really good.  In my ever on-going battle to live life more slowly…