Little Luna Lovegood

This little one was 6 months old on Saturday and she's now lived with us for half of her little life.  Whilst being the most adorable thing when she sleeps, she's also incredibly playful and definitely knows how to keep me on my toes.  She's the kookiest cat I know and I can't imagine not sharing my days with her.  You can see more of her on Instagram - I'm always snapping her best moments!

Here are my six favourite things about my little Lunaface.
  • 'Jump on the duvet mountains' is her favourite game (...and mine too).  If I move whilst under the covers, she'll pounce immediately.  Lots of cat acrobatics and giggles ensue. 
  • She carries her favourite toys in her mouth while trotting from room to room.  Dressing gown belts are always found in the strangest of places after she's dragged them elsewhere.
  • Her Puss-in-Boots eyes when she plays peek-a-boo are astounding. 
  • She follows me everywhere and doesn't like to be in a room on her own.  She even has a nap on the bathmat while I have a soak!
  • She's always loved chasing her tail.  I'll never get bored of watching her run in circles.
  • By the afternoon she's usually worn herself out and it's time for a nap.  The days when she decides to jump on my knee and curl up while I'm internetting are the best.


I am a worrier.  I can worry about anything and everything.  Over the past couple of months, I've been doing a lot of worrying and it's led to a blogging break.  I couldn't cope with wondering if my photos were good enough or if I'd written this or that paragraph well enough. 

Instead of blogging, I've been concentrating more on Isobelle's Pantry, my online shop.  I've swapped planning blog posts for planning new product lines.  In listing a new item, I don't feel as personally exposed as I do when I hit that ominous orange publish button.  As I listed more items, I had more sales.  And with these came really lovely feedback from happy customers - reading them is the best feeling ever.  Slowly, but surely, my confidence has grown again. I feel like I can tackle both the shop and blog once again.

I haven't avoided blogs altogether.  While I've stayed from the keyboard, I've still been reading.  I've been so inspired by other creative ladies who are dedicated to making their businesses the most successful that they can be.  Reading about their processes and experiences is incredibly empowering.  I've learnt that believing in yourself and focusing on your strengths is key.   I need to remember that although striving to be the best is important, but it's not everything.  It's also OK to stay in your pyjamas and watch too many YouTube videos of cats once in a while too.  I'm not a corporate machine.  Isobelle's Pantry is run by me and me alone.  It's this personal quality that is special. 

Want to feel inspired too?  Take a peek at my reading list -

From Roses
Jenny Purr
Oh No Rachio
Hello Harriet
Lady Liquor Vintage & La Femme et Vie 
Private Life of a Girl