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🌟 THE BIG NEWS! 🌟⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Sorry for being so secretive but we wanted to wait until contracts were signed before sharing 😬🎉⠀ .⠀ .⠀ With the help of the awesome team at Sales Plus, Itty Bitty Book Co has secured an Ireland wide distribution deal with GILLS PUBLISHERS. Gills imo are pretty much the leaders in book distribution in Ireland! They have accounts with hundreds of big high street shops and small independent stores!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ In the coming months our books could be popping up in Easons, WHSmith, Avoca 😱 So keep an eye out 😁⠀ .⠀ .⠀ This means that our Itty Bitty Books can get in front of thousands more people! Way more than we could by ourselves. We’re 5 years old now as a business and are getting to the point that our teeny home studio and our #IttyBittyFamily need help so we don’t burn out! 😅⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Being able to partner with such a well established and respected local company is just a dream come true for us. It’s also something we’ve been working towards for the last year. We’ll be handing over the logistics of acquiring new Irish retail customers and fulfilling those bulk orders. 💪🏼⠀ .⠀ .⠀ I hope this change will free us up to spend a little more time on product development, new designs and who knows maybe we’ll even get a day off each week?! 😂 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ I’m not sure if the magnitude of this will come across to people outside of the business but for us it feels like the absolute best thing ever! 💗 For so long we’ve tried to do everything ourselves and worked harder harder harder. Thankfully we realised, before it was too late, that if we kept doing that we’d loose the passion, energy and drive that started Itty Bitty in the first place! At the same time we were determined not to budge on our ethics (like outsourcing to Asia or selling out for a deal that would undercut our existing retailers), that’s why we are so fricken delighted with this opportunity! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ As always thanks for your incredible support and encouragement! We really feel like we’ve found the most awesome tribe of likeminded people since starting this business ☺️ You guys are the best! ⠀ .⠀ . Love & positive vibes! Astra & Al ✌🏼✌🏼
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It’s Fathers Day on Sunday! Order today for UK delivery on Saturday 📮 We’ve got lots of great designs that we know dads love! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Check out our website for full range or pop down to #StGeorges on Saturday and get something in person 👍🏼⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Dads absolutely deserve to be doted on for all they do, and all they bring to our lives 💕
How cute are these itty bitty books I got for my birthday 😍😍 from the lovely @laurajaynerosbotham and Wednesday is the day to pick out a good quote 😉 Do more of what makes you happy 😃 happy hump day peeps 😁 @ittybittybookco . . . . . . . . #aliceandivy #quoteday #positivity #encouragement #strength #quotestoliveby #inspire #ittybittybookco #makesomeonesmile #happiness #goodthoughts #motivate #thoughtsoftheday
How come as adults we don’t do the things we thought we’d do as kids? 🤔⠀ .⠀ .⠀ I mean, as kids there were simple fun stuff that we wished we could do, or do more. Things that we thought ‘when I’m an adult I’m definitely gonna do that’... But so much of the time we don’t do those things, even though we’d still enjoy them!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ What’s the point in being an adult if you choose not to use your freedom?! 😕⠀ .⠀ .⠀ An example in my life was getting another kitten. Our cat Cara died about 3 years ago and for the last 2 years I’ve wanted another cat. I love having a cat in the house, they make me smile and laugh multiple times a day! I love having something cute and playful and cuddly around, it’s just such a simple joy 🙂⠀ .⠀ .⠀ But for 2 years I didn’t go and find another cat?! I hummed and haaa’d, thought up reasons why it was impractical or why we should wait (I know, it’s a cat not a child ffs 🙄). We’ve had Marley a week now and I just wish we’d got him sooner! I’m determined to stop putting things off that I know will make me happy! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ What did you look forward to being able to do when you were a kid? Do you do it now? I’d love to know 😊
A light brekkie with a heck of a lot of Monday Motivation • • • • #makinlemonade 🍋
I had a beautiful experience last week where I was reminded that staying true to your heart, your femininity and your authenticity is always the right decision ✨⠀ .⠀ .⠀ I had a meeting last week, the biggest most important one of my life so far! 😬 Going into the meeting I knew there was going to be me, and 3 professional, successful business men all over 50. I could have prepared by buying a ‘suitable’ outfit and practicing how to negotiate and seem like I was more mature and experienced than I am... But I didn’t and I’m so glad! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ I borrowed a smart but flowery and comfortable outfit from my bestie, rehearsed calming and positive affirmations and ate and slept well in the days leading up to it👌🏼 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ In the meeting I didn’t try to join in conversations that were over my head, I let my personality and excitement show, I let my consultant negotiate on my behalf, I asked questions even if they showed my lack of knowledge... I was able to be authentic. Because I’d given myself permission to be a newbie, to be inexperienced, to be imperfect! I knew I was going to do my best and that would be enough ✨⠀ .⠀ .⠀ I took all the pressure off myself and it went so perfectly ☺️ I felt real friendliness, patience and respect in that meeting. I couldn’t be happier to be going into business with these people and I really think that starting with showing kindness to myself was a big part of the success! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ So excited to share the next stage of @ittybittybookco with you all!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Photo credit @iamhertribe 🙌🏼💗✨
Everyone, Meet Marley 😸💕 The newest member of the #IttyBittyFamily ☺️ He’s the sweetest most playful (hard to photograph 😅) kitten in the world and we LOVE him! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Productivity in the studio has definitely been down this week but we don’t mind one bit 😆 As well as this little honey arriving, I also was down in Dublin at a meeting that we’ve been working towards for over 6 months! I can’t share details until it’s all signed & sealed but AAAAAAAAAAGH!!! 😁😁😁 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Big big things are happening and I’m just bursting with gratitude 💗 5 years it’s taken to get to this point and I hope this doesn’t sound cheesy but it’s so true... Things of value generally don’t come easy, they take way more time, effort, money and sacrifice that you expect 😅 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ But we’re not interested in an ‘easy’ life, we want a life filled with passion, risk, ambition, challenges, highs, lows and to make a positive impact 😁✌🏼 .⠀ .⠀ #IttyBittyGoesGlobal #DreamBig #DontQuitYourDaydream
How are you today???? You hear so often ‘at least you look good or #butyoudontlooksick and I swear somedays I feel I will slap someone for saying that. Most people aren’t being judgemental and saying how can you be so ill if you look good, most are saying it as a consolation. Most of the time I’d rather look how I feel because then I think they would get it more. Today is one of those days. The rest of this week I’ve have my makeup on. I’ve been chirpy and look relatively healthy. Today I look like I feel. I woke up to puffy dark eyes. My skin feels sensitive. And even though I managed to wash my hair. It is scraped back and still wet. I feel exhausted and irritable today. I love my job but today I am counting the minutes until I can get my pyjamas on again. I felt this coming on yesterday evening and was in bed before 9. I used to fight this and keep pushing. But I’ve learned my body won’t thank me for that. So I rest and take it easy when my body needs it. There’s no point making myself feel worse. Especially when I’ve two more days of work after today. Anyway. Remember we can’t look amazing everyday lol. 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍#chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicpainwarrior #fibromyalgia #lupus #lymedisease #arthritis #tachycardia #chronichypertension #highbloodpressure #belfastblogger #irishblogger #bblogger #bbloggers #positivevibes #ittybittybookco #gratitude #positivity #positivequotes #discoverunder100k #discoverunder5k #lbloggersuk #myeverydaymagic #everythinghurts #painsucks #spoonie #chronicfatigue #bepositive #mentalhealthawareness
I always find that when you live the life of someone who is chronically sick it affects you mentally. It’s not something you can just snap out of no matter how many times someone tells you that you need to. I have suffered with depression for almost 6 years, it didn’t cause my health decline it was because of it that I went to a dark place. I am in a much better place than I was but everyday brings new challenges, it’s not easy However I have to say one of the biggest things that have helped me is @ittybittybookco and their awesome positive quotes. Today I have started the 21 Day Gratitude Challenge again. I’d like to share this experience with all of you 😀. Maybe you can join this journey with me. 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicpainwarrior #fibromyalgia #lupus #lymedisease #arthritis #tachycardia #chronichypertension #highbloodpressure #belfastblogger #irishblogger #beautyblogger #bblogger #bbloggers #positivevibes #ittybittybookco #gratitude #positivity #positivequotes #discoverunder100k #lbloggersuk #myeverydaymagic #everythinghurts #painsucks #spoonie #chronicfatigue #bepositive #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth
It’s the weekend!🍦☀️ We’re at the market as usual but I’ll also be journaling, strategising & mentally getting ready for the big things that are coming our way 😁⠀ .⠀ .⠀ We have been talking about #IttyBittyGoesGlobal in a jokey way, but also at the same time working our butts off to make it a reality. We’ve had a very clear vision this last 12 months, and now, next week we have a meeting that could be the start of the next level ✨🌍 I’m so excited that I’m not even nervous. I believe it’s the right time 🤗⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Have an incredible weekend friends!
A friendly reminder that looking after you, is the most important thing in the world 🌍💗✨⠀ .⠀ .⠀ You deserve love, kindness, happiness and fulfilment. Whatever is higher on your priority list than you, I can guarentee will be positively impacted by you taking better care of yourself.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ We’ve all heard the saying ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’ and ‘fill your cup first’, it’s a good point but a positive psychologist I follow has a different focus. He reminds us that if you know how to fill your cup or ‘how to turn the tap on’ it doesn’t really matter how empty your cup is.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ This is a refreshing perspective if you feel like you’re a cup with a giant hole in it! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Self care is what tops up our cups so we can keep giving, loving, providing and sharing without overwhelm and burnout ✨⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Don’t forget self care can be anything that you do for YOU, anything that makes you happy, relaxed and revived ☺️
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear” ~ Martin Luther King JR 💚🍀 ✒️ @ittybittybookco providing me with endless happiness. Go check them out, and be a Happy Person 😌 #peacewall #belfast #ireland #history #thetroubles #peace #martinlutherkingjr #quote #quoteoftheday #stayhappy #ittybittybookco
✨ Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway ✨⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Round 2 💗 Our first round of this went so well that we’re doing it monthly! (Quick reminder that our Happy Mail Subscription is currently available to try for free 🙌🏼 See two posts back for details)⠀ .⠀ .⠀ This is how to play 😁 1️⃣ you tag friends who you think deserve a little surprise gift & some kindness, for extra feel good vibes say why you think they deserve it! 2️⃣ We’ll choose someone at random & send them 2 Itty Bitty Books, one from YOU the person who tagged them, & one from us 3️⃣ The one from us will have a ‘Dear Stranger’ tag & they must leave it for a stranger to find as a random act of kindness 🌈🙌🏼⠀ .⠀ .⠀ RAOK are proven to make both parties feel happier! ✨ With our giveaway YOU also get to share in it by giving someone you love a shout out, & we get share in it by facilitating the whole thing! WIN🙂WIN🙃WIN🙂WIN🙃 happiness shared 4 ways!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ One comment per entry. You can also enter on Facebook. Winner will be announced on Instagram & Facebook on Friday 25th May ✌🏼
Sunshine in the sky AND sunshine through my letterbox today ☀️ Thanks @ittybittybookco 💕 . . #positivevibes #ittybittybookco #sunshinethroughmyletterbox #behappy #passiton
Thank you @ittybittybookco for your generous and surprising gift. You’ve made my day! #grateful #gratitude #happy #positivevibes #positivity #inspirationalquotes #gooddeeds #ittybittybookco
Look at this little sweetheart! 😍 Seeing kids playing in the #HappyPerson tees is one of my absolute favourite things these days! . . Thank you @rachelfraedrich for sharing this I can’t believe how grown up she looks, such awesome children you have 😉💗 . . (#HappyPerson tees are currently SOLD OUT sorry🙈! Will let you all know as soon as they’re back)
“How do you stay so positive?” . . This question or a version of it, is probably the thing I’m asked the most. I’m going deeper in a blog post I’m writing atm but I’ll share my number 5 tip ☺️👍🏼 . . 5️⃣ To lift my mood sometimes I physically make something beautiful and look at it 😆 (Why I chose this postcard picture!) It could be rearranging a shelf, getting flowers for a vase, tidying a room or a desk. I know Else de Wolfe probably wasn’t being this literal but it works for me! . . What helps you stay in a positive mindset?
Birthday gifts 😁 so chuffed with my garden botanical sign, my new @ittybittybookco banner & journal, a gorgeous ring by Angela Davison (see her stall at St. George's Market) and my beautiful May birthday stack from @karma.jewellery #birthday #birthdaygirl #karmajewellery #ittybittybookco #positivity #shoplocal #stgeorgesmarket #belfast #family
This tree stopped me in my tracks 😍 Who else is loving all the blossom and flowers this month? 👌🏼🌸 It’s so easy to not notice the beauty in everyday, especially when we’re stressed, busy or sad. . . This week we’ve been working through the process of making a reeeeally big business decision. I’ve realised my coping mechanism for this type of stress is to focus on the little things. Sunrises, flowers, happy music, blue skies, Ché Phoenix playing, chocolate, sound of the rain etc. It doesn’t help to make any decisions 😂 but those little moments of zoning out have helped to stop me from overthinking too much or feeling completely overwhelmed! 😅 . . It’s funny since I posted about ‘what would you do if you weren’t afraid?’ I feel like the universe is testing me! Are you brave enough? Are you? Are you? Are you?! 😬🙈
The thing I’m not doing because of fear further down... @janmary was talking on her stories about stepping out of her comfort zone and, at 50, pushing herself to try new things 🙌🏼 She used one of our postcards as inspiration and went for it! ☺️ (This is her lovely picture) . . We have all our postcards, including 8 new designs up on our website now. Just £1 each or 6 for £5 👌🏼 Direct link in bio ↖️ . . What would I do if I wasn’t afraid? I’d make the ‘Happy in Belfast’ event happen 🙈 It’s something I’ve been talking about for years... an event focused on all the ways to bring more happiness into our lives. It’ll have everything from how fermented foods can improve your gut health and how that impacts your mental health, to happiness activating candle scents. Dressing for happiness, random acts of kindness, movement practices like yoga, mindfulness, gratitude & simple things like bubbles and cute kitten videos!!! A kind of taster session for what might help you be happier in your everyday life 😁 . . Thinking about it makes me so happy... but it’s a BIG idea and I couldn’t not go all in with it... I actually first pictured it at City Hall 😅 Okay so that’s what I’m not doing because of fear, if you’re feeling brave please share something you’d love to do, it feels good I promise! Like the first baby step to overcoming it 💗
You just never know who you’re going to meet at St.Georges Market 😄 This weekend @thewillisclan were playing, in celebration of Nashville and Belfast being Sister Cities. The Willis Clan (incase you missed their X-Factor appearance and reality TV show 😜) are a family band who play a fab mix of Traditional Irish, Bluegrass & pop. I had the pleasure of meeting Jenny and doing a CD-Itty Bitty Book trade! Then she came back for a Happy Person Tshirt 🙌🏼 I heard they also headed home with a couple of candles to remind them of Ireland from @thebeardedcandlemarkers 👌🏼 . . I had the best market weekend I’ve had in months and we are loving phase 2 of our stall revamp 😁 What do you guys think? Colourful enough?
Mango, Almond and Vanilla Protein Smoothie 😎 Sunny Sundays are made for Smoothies recipes and reflection... 📚 1/4 fresh mango ( pre chopped and frozen) 1 scoop vanilla protein 1 tsp almond butter 1 tbsp flaxseed Water Cacao nibs and chopped almonds to decorate #recipe #smoothie #protein #eatwell #iifym #fitfood #healthyfood #nutrition #instafood #instafit #gymlife #strong #physicalhealth #mentalhealth #wellness #positivevibes #qotd #quotes #goals #ittybittybookco
We have 4 medium tees back in stock 🙌🏼 All our #HappyPerson tshirts are screen printed in small batches by us, in our home studio 🤗 Our beautiful model is @ceebee_x 😍 . . I’ve seen a lot of #WhoMadeMyClothes posts lately. People are definitely being more aware of the negative impact #FastFashion has. Our shirts are purchased from a reputable company who can guarantee fair working conditions and wages. And of course Itty Bitty looks after its people too (read ‘one staff member’) 😜 . . I was raised in a family where experiences were valued over things. What wasn’t handed down, we got from charity shops 90% of the time. As a child and teenager I wasn’t a fan of this set up (at all) but it really did help me learn to appreciate the special things I got new, the things I really wanted. Since growing up I’ve tried to shop with small companies who create long lasting, unique products. Items that are ‘me’ instead of ‘on trend’. I’ve also come back to charity shopping, more for the ethics (supporting non profits and environmental benefits of buying not new) and I do love a bargain 😆 . . But in saying that, you’re not likely to find a Happy Person tee in an oxfam shop, so if you’re looking for something summery and bursting with positivity to add to your summer wardrobe (and you wear a size medium 🙈) pop over to our website or come find me at the market today! ✌🏼
Sometimes this is easier said than done but please keep working on it ✨ Something that’s come up in our home recently has been self forgiveness, anyone else working on this? We all mess up and it can be hard to say to yourself ‘it’s okay you tried your best’ or ‘I’ll know better next time’ but why don’t we talk to ourselves like we talk to a friend? If you can’t talk lovingly to yourself yet at the very least be nice 😆 We all deserve nice 👍🏼 . . “We do the best we can with what we know. When we know better, we do better” - #MayaAngelou
What would you do if you weren't afraid....you do that - I am chatting on my Instastory all about this quote and a fear I am facing. Let me know what you think x
Research shows that around 15% of the joy we experience from our holidays is actually in the planning of them! 💭 So just choosing destinations, talking about the holiday, who you’ll be spending time with and looking forward to it can make us happier 😊✨ . . I always knew this was true for me, in fact for me it’s maybe 25% but I love that people have actually studied it! 🤓🛩🌍 What about you, does that sounds right? Do you love the build up? If you’d like to share (and get a little happy hit 😆) tell us in the comments what you’re looking forward to ✨
Still moments in nature revive my soul 💫🌿 I’m making a list of things that are important to our family this summer 😊 Ché Phoenix added some including ‘more family days’ & ‘water fights’ 😅 One of mine was more time in nature. We’re going to now schedule days/times over the next few months so that we all get what is most important to us fulfilled 👍🏼 I think it’s a lovely idea to start including Ché Phoenixs priorities into our plans, I’d never thought to ask him in this way before 🤔 . . Do any of you guys family plan or do ‘family meetings’? I’d love to know!
This was basically me all day yesterday 😂 Phase one of our stall revamp was this GIANT happy sign 👌🏼 I love it so much 💛 We wanted something fun that would make people smile and draw them over to the stall for a chat and a browse. We could all do with more little happy moments and going by the amount of people who smiled at it yesterday (including me!) I think it’s helping create those 😊 . . Al is under the Happy sign at St.Georges Market today 10-4 ✌🏼
Reaching for the Itty Bitty Book of Strength 👍🏼 Sometimes you just need a few encouraging words and some pretty pictures of Ireland, sometimes that’s enough to get through 💗 . I want to send you some love today! If you’re having a tough time and need a little pick me up, send me a DM with a 👋🏼 and I’ll send you a quote and a snippet of positive news that’ll make you smile 😊 . You’re never completely alone. Our little #InstaTribe is always here, sharing, connecting & focusing on the good 👍🏼 . . . . #itsokaytonotbeokay #strengthquotes #inspirationalquotes #believe #nevergiveup #keepmovingforward #staystrong #selfcare #sympathy #recovery #mindfulness #gratitude #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #staypositive #abundance #selflove #depression #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #dreambig #ittybittybookco #irishdesign #graphicdesign #lifequotes #inspirational #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #wordsofwisdom
How are you doing today? Do you know someone who needs a bit of encouragement or a little pick me up? Why not buy them a little something or you a little something just to say ‘Hey, I know life is tough right now but I’m here if you need me, everything will be okay’ The gift of encouragement says just this! Order a mini gift box now for only £13.50 plus p&p (was £15). Order by email: purplebuttongifs2017@gmail.com Tel: 07812734253 Or message me directly through either Facebook or Instagram #fielddayire #ittybittybookco #selfcarematters #smallbizowners #supportlocalbrand #encouragementtoday #wellbeingwednesday
Fact. We can do anything we set our minds to 💪🏼 Little motivational mini print from our Encouragement box 👌🏼 Perfect to send to someone who’s working hard 💕 Gift box includes 2 postcards, 3 mini prints, a card and Itty Bitty Book of Encouragement 😊 Available from our website, PayPal accepted, worldwide shipping 🌎📮💫 . . . . #Encouragement #Goals #IttyBittyBookCo #Positivity #DoIt #ICan #PersonalGrowth #EncourageYourself #PositiveMindset #MotivationalQuotes #EncouragingQuotes #YouGotThis #BelieveInYourself #ThinkPositive #AttitudeOfGratitude #MadeInIreland #Belfast #NorthernIreland #keepmovingforward #anythingispossible #nevergiveup #goforit #lifequotes #successquotes #bestquotes #entrepreneurquotes #businessquotes #quotestags
Anyone else trying to astonish themselves? 😆 I really am. There’s lots of different things happening at the moment and I’m trying to give everything my best... I’ve learned from experience that doesn’t mean burning myself out (no ones astonished with burnout 🙈👎🏼) but it does mean a lot of focus, planning and structure! . My tips for nailing weeks like this 1️⃣ Eisenhower’s productivity square 2️⃣ Eat the frog 3️⃣ The 5 second rule 😁 Anyone else use these tricks? Or know what I’m on about? 😂 . . . . #Encouragement #Goals #IttyBittyBookCo #Positivity #DoIt #ICan #PersonalGrowth #EncourageYourself #PositiveMindset #MotivationalQuotes #EncouragingQuotes #YouGotThis #BelieveInYourself #ThomasEdison #AttitudeOfGratitude #EdisonQuote #EatTheFrog #keepmovingforward #anythingispossible #nevergiveup #goforit #lifequotes #successquotes #bestquotes #entrepreneurquotes #businessquotes #quotestags
Hard to take a proper picture with these jokers about 😂 Never a lack of #craic down at #StGeorgesMarket 💗👌🏼 Al is at the stall till 4 today. This weekend has been awesome at the market, thanks to all our awesome customers and friends who stopped by, it’s been a bit quiet for a while so it’s lovely to see it getting busier again and people getting out to support our local market & traders 🙌🏼
Life is filled with challenges that come in all manners. You can either let the lows of life defeat you or you can pick yourself up, dust down the dirt and keep trudging onwards! That’s my current moto.. pick myself up and keep thinking positively and this little book and badge from @ittybittybookco are a great reminder to do just that! #posiitivethinking #keepongoing #ittybittybookco #thinkhappythoughts #positivitybook #selfmotivation #youcandoit #dontgiveup #lifeschallenges #pickyourselfup
✨Giveaway Closed✨ When I feel a little off, (Tired? Distracted? Not sad but not really happy?) One of my secret weapons that I KNOW will make me feel more alive and connected and good, is a little bit of the #PositivityTakeover game 🌸 I enjoy each part, choosing what to use, wether it’s our usual little cards you see on the hashtag, some chocolate, flowers or handwritten letters. If it’s a little gift (not just the cards) I always write a wee note so whoever finds it knows it’s for them 💗 The next bit is my favourite, makes me feel mischievous which is always fun! Leaving them places for people to find, sometimes I leave them on doorsteps, cars or mailboxes but mostly in public areas 😊 And the last bit, imagining the people who find them, what their story might be... I like to think they mostly end up with someone who really needs a smile or a little lift that day, and if they don’t they share it with a loved one who does ✨ I know so many people do #RandomActsOfKindness all the time and in much more impactful ways than mine but I also know that mine count. Yours count. Every single little positive thing we put out into the world makes a difference 💗 I’d love you to try it and see if it works for you 😊 . . Tag a friend (or lots of friends, one per comment) who deserves a little surprise and I’ll randomly pick one on Friday. I’ll post them 2 little bundles like this, one for them from you, and one to leave for a stranger 👌🏼 Entries welcome worldwide 🌎✨ . . . . #RAOK #LittleThings #DearStranger #mygivingkeystory #randomactsofkindnessmonth #bekind #staystrong #kindclub #compassion #sharejoy #gratitude #mentalhealthmatters #giveaway #selflove #depression #competition #friendship #ittybittybookco #inspirational
I smell wiffy, i am bright red, the drugs are working, only got 6090 steps to do...😆My itty bitty book helped me today x love this tiny book! Fits in mi purse! Easy read! But the words stay ❤fankyou laura! #accepttheprocess #ittybittybookco #beautiful #givemestrength #livelife #breastcancer #incurable #palliativecare
I had to explain our books, and business, in under a minute to a room of strangers last week 😬 (Cheers @UlsterBank ) I went with something along the lines of; Itty Bitty Books help to create intentional pauses in our busy days, bringing us back to the mindset we want to be in... 😊 We all go through difficult times in our lives wether it’s mental health problems, loss of a loved one or just a rough day! We could all use a few more happy moments 👍🏼 Then I threw in a Brené Brown quote, which always goes down a treat 😆 The challenge of reducing my life’s purpose and business mission into less than 60 seconds was really interesting, and clarifying! Sometimes there is so much in our heads it’s overwhelming but if you can explain your career/purpose in a few lines it really clears the head 👌🏼 I’d love you to share your passion/mission below! . . . #clarity #hustle #entrepreneurship #positivevibes #northernireland #Belfast #ittybittyfamily #ittybittybookco #creativelifehappylife #womeninbusiness #womenentrepreneurs #goaldigger #risktaker #whatwouldyoudoifyouwerentafraid #inspireothers #mindsetiseverything #selfgrowth #mentalhealth #mindfulness #lawofattraction #abundance #entrepreneurlifestyle #mindset #purpose #dreambig #ambition #vision
#HappySunday friends 💕 What are you up to?! I’m having a well deserved chill day at home with Ché Phoenix ☺️ (Al is at #StGeorgesMarket its open till 4) We’ve done some yoga, watched cartoons and built a Lego empire 👌🏼 Craving some nature time now, unfortunately we’re not in Donegal but we’ll still get outside 😊 So we are heading out to feed the hens, collect the eggs and then head off for a bike ride to the farm shop 🍎🥦🥔🥕 After such a busy week this is exactly what I needed, so I’m going to put my phone down and enjoy it!! One more thing! I’m going to be sending out a newsletter next week sharing all our exciting news about what’s been keeping me busy and also a link to my City Hall talk for anyone still wanting to see it 👍🏼 You can sign up at the very bottom of our website- link in bio 💗 . . . . #StGeorgesMarket #VisitBelfast #DiscoverNI #MakersGonnaMake #StGeorgesBelfast #SmallBusiness #IrishCraft #Positivity #IttyBittyBookCo #Belfast #BelfastCity #Markets #WhatsOnBelfast #NorthernIreland #TourismIreland #SupportSmallBusiness #MarketLife #BuyLocal #smallbiz #entrepreneurship #creativelifehappylife #discoverireland #wanderireland l #stgeorgesmarketbelfast #mycreativebiz #creativityfound #makersmovement #tourism
Happy Easter Friends 🐰💗 I’ve chosen this quote because we’re not slowing down this holiday! Part of me wants to, but actually, there’s a lot that needs doing at home and with business so we took a half day today, headed out to the RSPB reserve but mostly we are keeping going 💪🏼 If you’re not getting a break either, here’s a virtual hug 🤗 and I hope you feel super productive and make the work worth it 👍🏼 . . . . #smallbusiness #hustle #entrepreneurship #positivevibes #northernireland #Belfast #ittybittyfamily #ittybittybookco #creativelifehappylife #womeninbusiness #keepgoing #goaldigger #risktaker #whatwouldyoudoifyouwerentafraid #inspireothers #mindsetiseverything #selfgrowth #mentalhealth #mindfulness #lawofattraction #abundance #entrepreneurlifestyle #mindset #purpose #dreambig #ambition #vision
Sometimes we need to remember that we are bigger than our struggles physical or mental. Sometimes we need to push them aside and remember how awesome we are. 6 years ago my world fell apart. I was lost, alone and terrified that my life was over... today I’m running my own business and fighting against the things that kept me down. I don’t know what tomorrow brings but today I’m fighting. I believe in me!!! You need to believe in you!!! Thank you once again to the fab @ittybittybookco for these words of wisdom. 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 #ittybittybookco #lyndseymbeauty #inspirationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #inspirationalwomen #quoteoftheday #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #fibromyalgia #fibrowarrior #lupus #multiplesclerosis #myalgicencephalomyelitis #arthritis #painsucks #followforfollow #follow4follow #followme #beautyblogger #niblogger #lifestyleblogger #blogger #blog #beautyfollowers
We have teamed up with our buddies at itty bitty book co to bring to you these gift sets. 1 of 3! We have here our revive lava rock necklace which can be infused with your essential oil of choice. It's handmade, stainless steel so won't tarnish and can be polished up to remove excess oil. Along with the necklace comes a printed 7 day gratitude chart from itty bitty book co & you will also receive a PDF copy so you can print off time and time again. 🙏🏻 a perfect gift or self gift for anyone but especially those who maybe need a gentle reminder that we have always got something or someone to be grateful for. 25% from all sales of these gift sets will be donated to Mind Your Head NI.
New bookcase decorated with @ittybittybookco positivity cards. Also if you are wondering why I've a rock.. I asked my friend Monica to bring me back a rock from her hols and she literally did. It's some sentimental value now. #ittybittybookco
We stopped by @ittybittybookco at the weekend and got gifted a little #positivitytakeover pack - who fancies a little PPP tour to see where these guys end up? Also it’s Monday - we could use the positivity 🙋🏽‍♀️😃 #positivitytakeover #positivevibes #ittybittybookco
Guys, I've got news... 😁 I'm speaking at Belfast City Hall on Tuesday!!! 😱🎉 Belfast City Council ( @belfastcitycouncil )is putting on a FREE ‘Kickstart Your Business’ exhibition in the Great Hall on Tuesday 27th March 10am-3pm! I've been asked to come along and share my entreprenurial story. I'll be doing a 20min talk on how Itty Bitty Book Co got started, where we got help and advice, the highs and lows of our start up years and what I believe is the single MOST important trait for a business owner to have and to keep developing... As well as my talk at 12pm, There are 3 other business owners sharing their stories at 11am, 1pm and 2pm (which I'm super excited for and honoured to be included alongside). There is also a variety of experts on hand to provide helpful advice and insights on a ton of relevant topics such as funding, grant support, business development, innovation, strategy, cross-border trade and more! It's going to be a really useful and interesting event so I hope you'll come along, share this event and tag your entreprenuerial minded/local friends! 👍🏼 ... Plus I'm a little nevous and could do with some of your friendly faces there 🙈😆 #KickstartBelfast #smallbusiness #hustle #entrepreneurship #positivevibes #northernireland #Belfast #ittybittyfamily #ittybittybookco #creativelifehappylife #womeninbusiness #womenentrepreneurs #goaldigger #risktaker #whatwouldyoudoifyouwerentafraid #inspireothers #mindsetiseverything #selfgrowth #mentalhealth #mindfulness #lawofattraction #abundance #entrepreneurlifestyle #mindset #purpose #dreambig #ambition #vision
Happy Saturday lovelies, Living with chronic health conditions that are debilitating and life limiting is not easy. I do my best every day to fight through it. I try to make the most of the things I can do and not stress over the things I cannot. Life will never be what we thought it was going to be. But I am determined to enjoy the good and endure the bad. I want to let others know that there is light in the darkness and that you don’t have to do it alone. Be strong, be you and be beautiful. Xxx check out @ittybittybookco for more inspirational products. 💗 💗 💗 💗 💗 💗 #fibromyalgia #fibroawareness #chronicillness #chronicpain #painwarrior #livingwithchronicillness #livingwithfibromyalgia #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #ittybittybookco #fibrofollowers
It looks like spring is finally here in Gweedore 🌸😁 going to any spring/summer weddings... we have a lovely selection of cards and gifts
I’ve been reminding myself of the #MayaAngelou quote above a lot this weekend, I really think regret is a silly thing, we all do the best we can with what we know at the time so I’m shaking off those feelings... I also love the fact it’s beside ‘be nice to people’ because it reminds me to be nice to me! There’s no need to be so hard on ourselves, we’re all a work in progress ☺️ If you’re also looking back at things you did harshly then this is for you 💗 . . . . #Encouragement #MondayMotivation #IttyBittyBookCo #Positivity #Bekind #benice #PersonalGrowth #EncourageYourself #PositiveMindset #MotivationalQuotes #EncouragingQuotes #YouGotThis #BelieveInYourself #ThinkPositive #AttitudeOfGratitude #MadeInIreland #Belfast #NorthernIreland #keepmovingforward #anythingispossible #nevergiveup #selflove #quotestagram #lifequotes #successquotes #bestquotes #entrepreneurquotes #businessquotes #quotestags
#SundayFunday 😁 I’m at the market today till 4, if you’re about come say hello 👋🏼 My market breakfast of choice is a nutty-boy from Dabo Smoothies 💗 but if you’re a little sensitive from yesterday’s celebrations, stop by Sizzle and roll, they’ll sort you right out 😉 . . . . #StGeorgesMarket #VisitBelfast #DiscoverNI #MakersGonnaMake #StGeorgesBelfast #SmallBusiness #IrishCraft #Positivity #IttyBittyBookCo #Belfast #BelfastCity #Markets #WhatsOnBelfast #NorthernIreland #TourismIreland #SupportSmallBusiness #MarketLife #BuyLocal #smallbiz #entrepreneurship #creativelifehappylife #discoverireland #wanderireland #IrishPassion #stgeorgesmarketbelfast #mycreativebiz #creativityfound #makersmovement #tourism
Happy Friday!! I'm sending you lots of self-compassion, no matter what you're going through today!! I hope you are well. 💗 -dh . . . Regrann from @ittybittybookco - #itsokaytonotbeokay #selfcare #recovery #mindfulness #gratitude #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #selflove #depression #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #ittybittybookco
My guess is that you don’t really prioritise you 😬 We’ve all heard how ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’ but how often do we find ourselves with an empty cup?! 🤔 Even just deciding to embrace the idea of self care, and acknowledge its importance can make a difference. Then you’ll be more likely to make choices that lead to self care when the opportunity comes up 👍🏼 And Self care does not need to be a long bath with candles and pan flutes playing! Self care is anything that you do for YOU, for your sole (and soul) benefit 💗 Sometimes for me that’s going out with my bestie to the cinema, sometimes it’s eating comfort food (and enjoying it! No guilt!) sometimes it’s doing some colouring in or hitting the gym... But mostly it just means a little more sleep and a little more relaxing time hanging out with Al in the evenings. Whatever helps you feel a bit more in balance and happy, that’s self care 😊 . . . . #itsokaytonotbeokay #strengthquotes #inspirationalquotes #believe #nevergiveup #keepmovingforward #staystrong #selfcare #sympathy #recovery #mindfulness #gratitude #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #staypositive #abundance #selflove #depression #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #dreambig #ittybittybookco #irishdesign #graphicdesign #lifequotes #inspirational #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #wordsofwisdom
I hardly ever post twice in one day but I’ve been trying to choose a #StephenHawking quote since I heard he passed away this morning and I think this is the one 👌🏼 Take it from probably the smartest man in the world, and a man who turned ‘2 years to live’ into 44 years of love, learning, friendship, family, achievement and LIFE; it matters that you don’t just give up 💗 If you’re going through a dark time my heart goes out to you, please know that you are important and more loved than you know. Whatever success means to you, you can get there, don’t give up! . . . #RestInPeace #RIPStevenHawking #itsokaytonotbeokay #strengthquotes #inspirationalquotes #believe #nevergiveup #keepmovingforward #dontgiveup #selfcare #sympathy #recovery #mindfulness #gratitude #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #staypositive #selflove #depression #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #dreambig #ittybittybookco #piday #Einstein #quoteoftheday #wordsofwisdom
#Throwback to possibly my favourite picture of all time 😍 We started our Business and our family at the exact same time (I made the first Positivity book while I was pregnant), Al went back to work after 3 weeks paternity and lasted 1.5 hours 😂 Yup, hours. By 1030 he’d text me ‘can you draft me a resignation letter?’ I cried #obvs and then we set about making this idea into a real business. The first few years really were a beautiful blur of exhaustion, passion, excitement, mistakes and happiness 💗 That’s why this picture is so special - taken just as we were leaving the house for the market, my unwashed hair hidden by flowers, the scar on his head (standard for him), the arm out ready to wriggle free, the bit of food on my neck (wtf?) but we were all together and so so happy 😍 It would’ve definitely been easier to wait a few years then start but I wouldn’t change a thing and I honestly think our happiness played a big part in the early success we experienced! Are any of you guys in the first few years of family & business? How are you doing? . . . #smallbusiness #etsyseller #happyperson #hustle #entrepreneurship #positivevibes #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #homebasedbusiness #northernireland #Belfast #believeinyourself #anythingispossible #ittybittyfamily #ittybittybookco #creativelifehappylife #makersgonnamake #handsandhustle #makersmovement #womeninbusiness #girlboss #femaleentrepreneur #businesswoman #womeninbiz #womenentrepreneurs #goaldigger #risktaker #whatwouldyoudoifyouwerentafraid
✌🏼 Hello to all our new followers, special shout out to all the friends of @mre.soeur 😘 I saw over 100 of you guys found us after she shared my pic 😅 Well I’m Astra, and I believe little things can make a big impact! This is our little Itty Bitty Book of Strength, it’s filled with gentle encouragement and thoughtful words for anyone going through a hard time. Over the last 5 years we’ve produced and sold over 10,000 teeny books, we hope they’ve all made people feel loved, inspired and comforted 💗 You are so Strong 💪🏼 . . . #itsokaytonotbeokay #strengthquotes #inspirationalquotes #believe #nevergiveup #keepmovingforward #staystrong #selfcare #sympathy #recovery #mindfulness #gratitude #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #staypositive #abundance #selflove #depression #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #dreambig #ittybittybookco #irishdesign #graphicdesign #lifequotes #inspirational #quotestoliveby
#SpringVibes for your Tuesday morning ✌🏼🌸💫 I used to love making tiny posies, either from bunches of bought flowers or from wild/garden ones 😊 Having lots of little jars filled with flowers around the house makes me so happy, an extra reason to smile in each room 👌🏼 I haven’t done it in ages, not sure why 🤔 but I love remembering little simple things that I can do to add to my own happiness... Is there any little things you used to do that you haven’t in ages? Why not do something this week that’ll add a bit of joy into your day? 💫 . . . #positivity #happiness #goodvibesonly #thelittlethings #dontworrybehappy #vibes #dontworry #behappy #bepositive #beyou #loveyourself #positive #energy #goodvibes #peace #positivevibes #inspirationalquotes #positivequotes #joy #positivethinking #irishdesign #northernireland #promotingpositivity #ittybittybookco #powerofpositivity
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