January is almost over (we can't quite believe it) and we have a raincoat filled Ellie Ellie Wears, including this Seafolly jacket from Seasalt Cornwall, which also comes in another 5 colours as well as this spot on Ellie Ellie blue! Team the jacket with the Monkee jeans, which are all made from organic cotton and these lovely mittens from People Tree, which are very wintery and warm! Finish off the look with our Artist Pencil Stud Earrings for some more colour!
Our New Year Resolution Notebooks are a great way to record your New Years Resolutions in 2015 and over the years, it may be nearing the end of January, but it isn't too late to record what resolutions you want to complete this year! Open our notebook and you will find 9 questions to answer for the coming year!
Our notebooks are a great way to record your old resolutions, so you can look back in years to come and see what you set yourself!
We can't quite believe there is only just over a week left of January 2015! 2015.. How did that happen? We hope you have all had a brilliant month and year so far. We thought we'd take some time to reflect upon our rather busy Christmas, and all the great things that happened in December 2014!
Our very festive and alternative Christmas tree went up at the beginning of December, starting the month off with a festive feel!
We visited Downing Street to support and encourage Small Business Saturday! We had great fun meeting fellow small business owners and George Osbourne and Karen Brady! Go Small Businesses in 2015!
We had a slightly madder than usual Friday on the 28th of November, Black Friday! Where we broke records with the amount of orders and postal bags, here's some of the team with a few of them!
With one week to go until the big day, December the 18th was a slightly sleepy one!
Our Ellie Ellie staff drinks and secret Santa was the perfect way to end the Christmas season with all the team! With plenty of nibbles and bucks fizz of course!
We hope you had a brilliant Christmas! Here's to a great 2015!
January is the month that everybody takes the time to recover from the madness of Christmas and have a bit of a sort out! We've found some great furniture and home ideas that could transform your living room, hallway or kitchen this January, giving your house a bit of a mini makeover!
These old door handles could add some rustic charm to your home, and make great coat hooks for a hallway!
Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean you can't still have the fairy lights out, this wooden start with fairy lights would look great for the rest of winter for some warm lighting.
We are obsessed with pallet furniture at Ellie Ellie, this shelf made from an old pallet has been given a little tlc to make room for some house plants and pictures.
This clock is made from old planks of wood and given a bit of a transformation with colour and roman numerals for the clock. Simple and easy to make yourself.
This is infact an old door, which now looks great as a picture frame and hooks, the black and white images also look great against the white frame. You could experiment with more colour!
Last Friday the Ellie Ellie team enjoyed the most spectacular Christmas party ever!
Having been told about our when our Christmas party was going to happen in November, we had no other information apart from when to arrive at our office and what to wear.
When we arrived at our office (at 9pm!!), it was filled with people from the brilliant Oakdene Designs, and we found out we were going to an all night party at Playzone in Portsmouth, which is an indoor softplay which opens its doors at night to adults, where you can drink, have fun and also play lazer tag!
Vegucated is a film Danielle watched late last year and really loved! The idea of vegucated was partly a sociological experiment, with three people adopting a vegan diet for 6 weeks, this film tracks their journey.
Based in New York, the film follows these three meat and cheese loving people, who begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that makes them wonder whether other food films offer enough information about where we get our meat from.
For those who are after a new challenge this year, January is the perfect time to adopt a new diet. Whether you think you eat too much cheese or meat or both, now is a great time to adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet, even just for a few weeks. Danielle is going to try not eating meat for January and we will keep you updated on her progress!
If you want to find out more about the film Vegucated, see their website and watch the trailer!
Have you ever thought of changing your diet or becoming a vegan?
The festivities are over, Christmas and New Year have been and gone, and there is nothing like a good old tidy up as we relax into the new year!
We have the perfect solution to storing all your Christmas decs with our Christmas Jumbo Storage Bag. It can fit just about anything in, and is perfect for your fairy lights, tinsel and hanging decs so they are stored safely for next year! They look good too!
The start of January always brings about healthy eating and drinking and smoothies are the perfect thing to make in the morning, or for an afternoon snack.
The good thing about smoothies is that you can use any fruit to make them, so if you have some left over fruit in the fridge they can be added to a blender with some ice and either milk or fruit juice!
Here are some revitalizing new year smoothie ideas!
It was in about October last year that we were browsing through Pinterest (like you do) and came across a simple message 'No text Tuesday'. We started talking about this and realised how much people, and ourselves rely on their phones nowadays, and we are always talking about how we want to stop being so dependent on our phones all the time.
We decided to take part in our very own No Text Tuesday, whereby we simply do not text anybody, or reply to anybody for the whole day. If we need to talk to someone about something or reply to a text we simply ring our friends and family instead, and start a conversation.
This message is also used in the YouTube video 'Look Up', which asks you to look up from your phone and look at people and connect with people, and to stop missing out due to your phone!
We will be taking part in No Text Tuesday through January, what will you be doing differently?