Bumble and Boo Update

Bumble and Boo Update

Hey! Long time, no see! I just wanted to say, I’m still here! As I said in my last post, I have paused Bumble and Boo for now so that I can get my design business off the ground. However, products are still available to buy on my website, it’s just the...

Pausing Bumble and Boo

When I became self-employed a few months ago I thought I’d have endless amounts of time to do both my freelance design and Bumble and Boo. Turns out I was wrong! I never thought running a business would be easy, but I thought I’d be able to manage my time...
7 tips to give your business a Spring Clean

7 tips to give your business a Spring Clean

I hope you’re enjoying the lovely Spring weather (Is it lovely? I can’t keep up…). I don’t know about you, but my mood is definitely affected by the weather. I always feel so much happier and much more productive when it’s sunny! Maybe...

Trying something new

I’m not usually a massive fan of trying new things, although I definitely think I’ve improved in the last few years. For example, when I was a kid I refused to eat cheese or any new food. Plain and simple for me! Now I’m trying sushi (to be fair it...
Cinderella Collection

Cinderella Collection

I’m a bit of a Disney freak…I might have mentioned that already… I went to see the new Cinderella film as soon as it came out and it was brilliant! All beautiful and inspiring, and wow just look at that dress! Did you know, you can get a real adults...
What are Wedsites?

What are Wedsites?

It’s all been quite exciting lately at Bumble and Boo and Amber Phillips Design (the two businesses that I run. The first is gifts, the second is freelance design). Both businesses have launched new products. You’ll see Bumble and Boo’s new additions...

Business stress and 2 ways to deal with it

Lately I have been so stressed and worried about my work that I’ve been paralysed into doing nothing. It made me feel even worse when I kept thinking “but this is what you want to do, so why aren’t you doing it?!”. Turns out a lot of people...
A simple strategy to increase productivity

A simple strategy to increase productivity

Struggle with organisation and productivity? I’ve always thought of myself as a REALLY organised person but when I left my job to go freelance I found my to do list getting longer and longer and the amount of tasks I was doing getting less and less. It’s a...
March Favourites

March Favourites

Another month been and gone. Feels like it’s only just been Christmas, time goes way too quick! March has had it’s ups and downs but hopefully I’m now on a steady upward path (more on that in a future blog post…business and stress and how to...
Great gift idea – birthday box

Great gift idea – birthday box

It was my 21st birthday on the 15th March and unlike most 21 year old girls, I chose to go to the zoo and have a nice quiet meal at my favourite restaurant with my family! I received so many amazing presents and I’m grateful for every single one. Zak even booked...
Fimo fingerprint jewellery

Fimo fingerprint jewellery

I’ve seen salt dough creations several times across the internet and I thought I’d give it a go! I originally thought they were just for decorations that kids make at Christmas but I actually really enjoyed it and I think you could probably create some...