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The Guide to Designing A Slow-Living Inspired Home

How to Design A Slow-Living Inspired Home from Ingredients LDN, guest poster on Local Milk Blog by Beth Kirby

Hello! I’m Nina, and I am the founder of online homewares store INGREDIENTS LDN. We offer a selection of soulful objects made of natural materials for people with a thoughtful approach to homemaking. 

I am grateful to be able to share a few thoughts that present our philosophy on homemaking and offer some my guide and inspiration for designing a slow-living inspired home. 


How To Make An Everlasting Floral Arrangement for Your Thanksgiving Table

How to Make an Everlasting Holiday Floral Arrangement with Siri Thorson on Beth Kirby's Local Milk Blog

My name is Siri Thorson, and I’m a florist, teacher, writer, and lover of all things wild and weedy. When I’m not traveling for my work, I spend as much time as I can on my family’s small farm in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, where I grow fresh-cut flowers and everlastings and putter around blissfully in the flower beds. You can follow my work and play on my Instagram and see more photos of my floral design on my website

Today I’m sharing my approach to making a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or holiday table that will not only survive the season but continue offering its beauty into the new year. This everlasting bouquet would look equally sweet on a mantle or side table to lend year-round color and texture to your space. 


The Importance of Cultivating a Creative Practice + A Beginner’s Guide to Watercolors

Cultivating a Creative Practice + A Beginner's Guide to Watercolors with Melissa Parman, guest poster on Local Milk Blog with Beth Kirby

Hello, Local Milk readers! My name is Melissa, and I am a homemaker and artist living in Texas. I am currently practicing watercolors, quilting, and photography. I believe in pursuing a mindful, slower-paced life, and I am always seeking out simple, sustainable practices for our home.

Today I want to talk about the value of cultivating a creative practice in your life. What comes to mind when you think of having a creative practice? A fine artist gracefully putting oils to canvas? A writer sitting at their typewriter working on their next bestseller? Do you wonder if you can have a creative practice if you don’t identify as an artist? If any of these questions sound familiar, I invite you to share a piping hot cup of tea with me and chat about why cultivating a creative ritual or practice is so essential for our daily lives. 


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