Thank You | Nurses

Today I went back to hospital to visit my surgeon, doctors and nurses. I wanted to say THANK YOU. I don’t think they’ll ever know how grateful I am for the care they gave me at Sligo General Hospital. You always hear the negatives about hospitals and I agree that the lack of resources needs […]

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My First Pendant Design | Tiffany Budd

It’s no secret that I dream of having my own accessory line one day. I’ve written a couple of blogs on this in the past that you may have read here and here. I am genuinely in awe of local creators and openly so, as I couldn’t think of greater job satisfaction than seeing someone […]

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Christmas Craft | DIY

Are you getting into the Christmas spirit? We don’t have our tree just yet… but we’re making and doing and gathering trinkets along the way. This week at work we’re getting crafty and competitive! I taught my students all the Spanish words associated with Christmas (la Navidad) and now each group has a task: to […]

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Sligo Design Week | Refashion

Sligo Design Week is in full swing and what an amazing line up! Tuesday night was really wonderful. After my workshop we got to unwind over at The Swagman where there was live art with Friz and sweet beats by Nooneboy. It was something special. Despite the thoughts of early morning starts looming in our heads, nobody wanted to […]

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Refashion Workshop | Sligo Design Week

As you know 2015 marks the Year of Irish Design, an all-island initiative aimed at showcasing design and designers both at home and internationally. ID2015 is a job creation journey exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design and designers through events and activities on the island of Ireland and internationally. Sligo is set to host its very […]

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Emma Higgins Millinery | Irish Design

Catch up on my contribution to the September issue of Mayo Now magazine. As always I love to promote Irish design. Here’s how the publication looked:Introducing one of Mayo’s finest: up and coming milliner Emma Higgins. Using a technique that is rarely practised in the millinery industry, Emma Higgins Designs are laser-cut, fresh and unique. It was […]

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Xposé Party | Zahra Media Group

This was an invite I couldn’t turn down. Editor of Xposé magazine Deanna O’Connor very kindly invited me along to celebrate Zahra Media Group’s 12th birthday. Zahra is a leading cross-platform media company that publishes newstand titles Xposé, Easy cooking and Easy Parenting. I had contributed to Xposé magazine a couple of times and was […]

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My jewellery range | modaFix

While out for a run after work this week my friend and I were discussing what the future holds for modaFix blog. As you know, I am forever grateful for each of the exciting opportunities my blog has brought: employment opportunities, styling events, collaborations with big names in the beauty and fashion industries, refashion workshops, hen party make […]

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Walk-in Wardrobe | DIY

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If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now you’ll know that I’m fond of dabbling in some DIY. In this blog I’ll show you how we transformed this cluttered bedroom into a walk-in wardrobe – for just €50! Inside our house: At the moment we are renovating an old listed building in Sligo. I […]

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Back to school | Tiger

This week I popped into Tiger to stock up on some colourful supplies to decorate my new classroom. I’m eager to start off on the right foot and make my room inviting. I’m a firm believer in the seanfhocal ‘tús maith leath na hoibre’ (a good start is half the battle). I try to organise myself […]

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