Ali Clifford {Incredibusy™️}@incredibusy

Styling 🍃 Eco 🍃 Sustainability 🍃
🇬🇧 LDN
founder of @sogoodineveryway #sgiew
This month #sgiew_FLOURISH 🏃‍♀️ 🌱 🏃‍♂️ 🎥 YouTube-ing:
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A weekend “off-grid” - And a candid shot for #WHPjourney and #sgiew_flourish - a long walk through the Sussex fields with a broken brolly and this lovely girl for company, we talked about the thrill of handmedowns, holiday friendships, and beloved cousins. Big special 💕 to this one though, love how she is flourishing into a delightful young woman, almost fourteen years since we met - what a journey.
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Incidentally, If I'd known someone was taking this photo I'd have tried to tidy up 'the hang' of my bag, twist my broken brolly around, and get mine and @minniepodd’s legs in sync - never mind, it was a lovely weekend, aren't we lucky.
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#livefullyalive #blueskies #campinginthewoods #sgiew #sussex #thehonestlens #childhoodunplugged #thehappynow #littlepiecesofchildhood
#littlestoriesofmylife #intentionalliving #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodsimplified #magicofchildhood #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #childhoodeveryday #kindredmoments #beesneeds #honestmotherhood #plasticfreejuly #connectingmoms #simplychildren


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Hello team 👋🏻
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So - This is a metaphor for my life - (no no no. No references to faux 50s throwback Shakin’ Stevens) I mean, scruffy front doors 🚪 , house chocka full of 'stuff'.
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I can't resist 'stuff' - a neighbour offered up four wooden garden chairs destined for landfill in our 'street party' group last week, and I nonchalantly put my hand up for them - so now I've got even MORE stuff - but we've had supper in the garden twice now, and it makes me happy (sitting beside the recycling bins, and the piles of 'extra' bathroom tiles left over from LAST SUMMER) so that's a bonus right?
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Look - I'm never going to be Marie Kondo - but if anyone fancies coming over and helping me declutter, you are very welcome, in lieu of that - can you comment below to give me YOUR THREE TOP TIPS for decluttering????????? Lots of love Ali x
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#littlestoriesofmylife #ihavethisthingwithdoors
#porto #visitportugal #behindthegreendoor #konmarie #declutter #sgiew


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What's this? In the NEWS?
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Lots of things have been happening behind the scenes at @incredibusy .com
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Quite a few new clients and some really interesting projects for me; and two new TV video editing clients for Mr. Incredibusy - so we've all been a bit, you know - incred-i-busy.
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It's been a bit of a juggle, to stay on top of things, whilst still finding time for 'myself' (and waffle-making with RB) - needless to say, I'm managing a weekly Pilates class, I've started to lift weights (not heavy, but I'm conscious that I'm a right weedy weakling, not mentioning bingo-wings as nobody will know what I'm talking about) and what-ho, even tried my first Zumba class last week! (ummm, apparently, I'm going to go again this week... will keep you posted on this!)
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I've been reading a few blogs on #slowliving to try to get myself back on track, and working my way through Mel's lovely playlist here over on @geoffreyandgrace .com.
Again, any blogs/music suggestions welcome...
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I've also been checking out some magazines too, so was TOTALLY delighted to find out that I've been featured in the wonderful @FLOW_magazine - and many of you who tagged me in their stories, and on my facebook page so thanks in particular to @thepennyslane for sending us the photographs of the English magazine spreads, and to Wendy @wendydecauwer for sending over the Dutch version too - what an amazing community #sgiew really is, totally! (posted about this on the incredibusy.com blog read more)
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Flow Magazine is all about positive psychology, mindfulness, creativity and the beauty of imperfection. Full of beautiful illustrations, and featuring @sogoodineveryway our regular instagram photography challenge too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So - if you wanna join in this week, the theme is #sgiew_flourish (seems appropriate to be pictured in Kew Gardens by @smudgetikka) add that and the #sgiew tag and away you go! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Remember to take time out to like and comment on other posts under the tag feeds too - community rocks!
Ali xx
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#london_by_incredibusy
#visitlondon
#londoninbloom
#kewgardens
Lots of #littlestoriesofmylife
#lovepeopletree #mypozushoes


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Hello lovelies!
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So you know our #sgiew photo theme at the mo?
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I said to @amandabanhamceramics last night that my #flourish reference is currently the joy of Kipper the Kitten learning how to use the cat flap, clever boy (see how he's 'flourishing'? are you bored of my instagram stories yet?!)
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Anyhoo - this is our latest toy (the cat tree thing, yeah yeah, we've only got one kitten, this is me fannying about in Photoshop when I should be working)
It's called #ACatThing and there's an aff link to my blog post in my bio Click: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
bit.ly/ACATTHING_INCREDIBUSY ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ooh and if you fancy one, I have an OFFER CODE 'incredibusy' to give you my pals an EXTRA 20% OFF - bonus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And, do keep adding #sgiew_FLOURISH to your posts, we are loving them! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Big love, Ali x
and Gina @willowdaygram and @MelWiggins our guest judge - happy weekend!!!
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#dspetstyle #catoftheworld #ethical #sustainable #Meow #instacat_models #Kittycat #Cutecat #Instapet #Catoftheday #Kittylove #Instakitty #Catlover #Catlovers #Cutecats #Catlove #Catloaf @myakka_furniture @ecoffeecup #ecoffeecup @dr_shawa_vet #Mypet #kittenoftheday #birdcatcher #london_by_incredibusy #sgiew_kipperthecat #myhousethismonth #whpplay @yourcatphoto @meowdelfeature @featurecatmeows #meowfornow


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so ~ good ~ in ~ every ~ way ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#sgiew_FLOURISH
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Afternoon all - how are things?
We've all had wisteria hysteria right? I've just not had time to share mine! (late to the party as ever)
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This is an amazing house which we stumbled across on an epic London bike ride, when the skies were blue and we thought it was nearly summer - what happened to the sunshine TODAY?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Meanwhile, did you catch our winners of #sgiew_SPRING over on @sogoodineveryway last week?
All so beautiful, and so many entries to thumb through - If you click the link in my bio, you can find out who won the overall prize and why x
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So now on to the next theme! Thanks for all of the messages gently asking me when I'm going to get my act together to start a new #SGIEW project - let's launch it with a FLOURISH, oh go on, that's a massive clue - it's #sgiew_flourish yes it is 🌱
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Our guest judge is the marvellous @MelWiggins who you have to go follow - it's the law.
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She talks about FLOURISH over on my blog, here's an extract:
"Such a beautiful abundant word. “...to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way” isn’t that beautiful?
With winter behind and spring coming to an end, we are in the throes of this time of flourishing all around us. In nature especially: peony heads bursting with heavy petals, fields full of crops, big full leaves dancing as the warm breezes wade through the trees. Abundance all around" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Get tagging your photos (and your stories too!) with #sgiew_flourish, and don't forget to click the hashtag to check out some of the lovely accounts that join in with #sgiew. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As ever our team mate @willowdaygram will also be cheering you on from Sweden too!
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#beautifulnature #instagood #simplisticbeauty #london_by_incredibusy #housesofldn #yellowdoor #Ihavethisthingwithdoors #underthefloralspell #flourishingstyle #flourishing
#instahome 🌿 #simplenaturefinds #wisteriahysteria #prettycitylondon #abmlifeiscolorful #colorcolourlovers #prettycitylondon


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This is what happens when you do your hair in a bow without a mirror - head scarf giants!
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London, and thousands of women bathed in glorious sunshine today as we joined the crowds of sisters to create a fabulous work of art - #Processions2018 - we were handed free scarves in the suffragette colours - Green, White and Violet (GWV - Give Women Votes) : 400,000 of these scarves were handmade from specially dyed cloth in India for the event – and we were “choreographed” so that from above the colours formed one giant suffragette banner.
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The Processions event was devised by the public arts events creators @artichoketrust, marking 100 years of women’s suffrage by recreating one of the suffragette’s giant demonstrations. It formed part of the official 14-18 NOW arts festival marking the centenary of the first world war.
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Swipe to see how it looked from above!
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#London_by_incredibusy
#sgiew #processions2018 #procession2018
Lovely to see @sachaholub, Sabah and Gail and thanks for our boys for being there too x #WEcan . #SFS #CollAction .
.Photo thanks to @tulywuly 📷


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Morning all - six hours sleep and I’m feeling fresh (😂) - tell me, is that long enough? 🛏️ what’s your optimum sleep duration??
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Having kids (+ hayfever), messes with your sleep patterns - from a newborn and no (night time) sleep, to a toddler trying to get into your bed at three in the morning - through to fretting about teenagers who stay awake longer than you do.
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Adult Life is a lot more stressy than advertised right??
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Having my own business, I find it really hard to 'switch off' and de-stress, my mind struggles to relax and unwind - I'm constantly 'on call' from clients, and all of the connections and social media app messages that seem to bombard me daily (and nightly!).
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And as a family, we've become a bit slack with allowing electronics into bedrooms - we once had a rule that no mobile phones could be taken to bed, and had to be left on the sitting room mantlepiece - and that worked so well, what went wrong??!
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So we are starting afresh, no more 'just checking Instagram messages' - no more 'oh I need my mobile phone for the alarm in the morning' - we are making some changes!
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So now, come bed time, we leave our phones downstairs, we've reinstated the old clock radio alarms in all of the bedrooms, we've banished the nocturnal menace / kitten to his own bed.
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And so to SLEEP.....
Sleep allows your mind to unwind and de-stress. This allows your mental and emotional well-being to be restored. Sleep helps your brain to recover and revive itself, helping it to make sense of the day, storing your memories and creating new ideas. Sleep gives you energy and boosts your immune system, helping your body recover from illnesses. While you sleep your body builds and repairs itself by making new tissue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Aromatherapy oils can really help too, thanks to all of you on Instagram stories who recommended natural remedies for better sleep - the calming, relaxing aromas of essential oils Lavender, Vanilla, or Jasmine 💐 🌷 🌹 any more tips welcome for a better night’s sleep tonight please?
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#slowlivinglife#Ad#Stressandsuccess @tempur_uk #bookworm📚 #myhousethismonth #bedside


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Alright you lot? Good weekend? Cake anyone?
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No filter required - just as well, I’m not going on camera today - 4:30am to bed - can’t do that very often - but then it’s not very often these days that you get together with a load of special old friends for a special birthday 🎂 24 floors above Old Street.
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Happy birthday the main man @colin_campbell_photo and 😘 lovely party @sara_m_photo xx
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The sun was coming up as we fell into bed, 🛏️ eyes shining, with smiles and cake on our faces, - {🎂 @violetcakeslondon tasted AMAZING, please could I have the recipe 😂 best I can rustle is a black banana loaf and some @abookishbaker inspired scones}
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Have a good evening all, off to veg in front of Jools Holland.
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Lots of love Ali x
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#littlestoriesofmylife #flatlayforever
#minimoderns #bananaloaf #sconesofinstagram #sundaylove
#whpshine #sgiew
#aseasonalshift #sgiew_spring #ihavethisthingfordarkness #onmywoodenfloor #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #batchcookingsunday
#momentsofmine #foreverfaffing #alittlebeautyeveryday #liveauthentic #seekinspirecreate #still_life_gallery #stylingtheseasons #seasonspoetry #foundandforaged #myseasonalstory


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Morning - last day here in Porto, so much to see, so much to do, thanks for all of your lovely comments on “stories” - breaking my insta feed fast to say hello over here too... and ask if you’ve any top #visitporto tips for the last few hours here? 🌱 🇵🇹 ☕️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#porto #braga #ethicalfashion
#fairfashion @po_zu @peopletreeuk @homeofmillican #portugal_lovers #portugal_by_incredibusy #littlestoriesofmylife #wonderlustportugal @wonderlust.portugal


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Happy Sunday lovely people - the morning after the street party and all is quiet - even the kids are still asleep!
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Awww thanks for all of the lovely comments on my London STORIES yesterday - it appears you want to see MORE of the #StreetParty #RoyalWeddingCake - so here’s the story - a big thanks to our whole street and other local neighbours - to Phoebe, Colin Michael and Ian who don’t do “social media” but have rallied the troops and fed the hordes, to @redtedart for these amazing cork cake toppers (and made a fabulous carriage for Photo ops - see stories) for @smudgetikka for taking better photos of our neighbour-made-cake than me (cake deets from the bottom, Phoebe, Me, Sevi and Jen&Lee) to @edible_flowers for expediting the organic cake flowers.
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Jam jars from Carolina, with white roses that overhang our garden at the back - so thanks to Jenny and Anna for letting me climb up the stepladder to snip their sweet fragrant loveliness for our tables! (Anna’s cake and scones were amazing too @_anna.barker3! As were Marina’s 🇬🇧cookies and Cheryl’s cupcakes!)
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I hope you all enjoyed your Saturday and whether Royalists or Republicans - we all loved the camaraderie on our little South West London street x ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Big love, I’m off to the @BAFTSpage annual conference in London to catch up with @safia_minney, @justtradeuk and more - x
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#streetparty #sgiew #sgiew_spring
#littlestoriesofmine #onmytable #cakeforbreakfast @soilassociation #worldbeeday #organic #fairtrade #flowersoninstagram #flowersonmytable #freeupmyinsta ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#allyouneedislove ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#London_by_incredibusy #royalwedding #standbyme #inspirewithblooms #sgiew_FLOURISH as we watch them grow together as a couple xx


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Couple of things... you all ok?
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Evening - blimey, what a full on week, again, but hey the sun is shining, and we are at the WEEKEND! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I've been self-indulgent and written a blog post, and made a little YouTube video... about bunting. Yeah, busy!! :)
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Oh, do you lot know @JennieMaizels? (see stories and link in bio to this fab denim bunting DIY 'how to' in case of last minute street party requirements, and links to Jennie's blog)
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Will you allow me to suggest a #FollowFriday too?
Go and look at @JennieMaizel's insta post about Paddington - the movie, and naughty Studio Canal, you will be shocked and disappointed in the whole Paddington franchise - they approached Jennie pre-film-production with love for her London Pop-Up Book, and THEN #NaughtyPaddington - went ahead without her!
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Anyway, go read, and see for yourself. and I'm off to chivy eldest to ACTUALLY pack for his DoE camp tomorrow, and make ANOTHER cake for the #StreetParty too... big love to you all, Ali x
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#JennieMaizels #littlestoriesofmylife #BuntingDIY #KidsCrafts #colorcolourlovers #abmlifeiscolorful #myunicornlife #makeyousmilestyle
#sgiew #sgiew_spring
#hurrayforplay #colorcolourlovers
#underthefloralspell #springisintheair
#makeyousmilestyle #bloomandgrowtogether #underthefloralspell #inspiremyinstagram #springblooms #thehappynow #flowersofinstagram #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #smallthings #simplepleasures #livefullyalive #creativepreneur


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The weather today - 🌧️ has me all, hiding in 📦 boxes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What did you do today to acknowledge #FairTradeDay and #LiveFair?
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Well, due to 🌧️ it’s been ok though as it meant I stayed in and baked, scones (thanks for the #WaltAndDanut recipe @abookishbaker, see stories) AND #Fairtrade banana 🍌 loaf 🍞 - if there’s any left tomorrow - who wants some??
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Ooooh and hey I actually wrote a quick “how to” make this #catcave as Kipper the Kitten loves a good hiding place, particularly if there’s a box involved (this one was the perfect size, saved from Christmas deliveries from @alfiesstudio - and a nice #upcycled moth eaten jumper - worthy of another #kippergram I reckon?
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Have a lovely evening you darlings, who’s winning #eurovision?????
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#sgiew #sgiew_spring #notreally #morelikewinter #catsofig #littlestoriesofmylife #ihavethisthingwithcolor #catinabox
#sgiew_kipperthecat


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