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My 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

30th December 2015

Popular Blog Posts Of 2015


As we approach the end of 2015 at high speed I thought it was time I posted my year round up. Highlights have included collaborating with the hugely talented Jeska of Lobster & Swan, reaching the final of the Amara Interior Blog Awards, becoming a Panasonic Lumix Ambassador and stepping off the treadmill after 20 years of full-time employment to work freelance. There’s been just enough to keep me on my toes and I’m really excited about the coming year and all the challenges I’m sure it will hold.

Thank you so much for following along during 2015, you make the internet a fun and cheerful place to be. I hope you have a truly magical New Year’s Eve and I look forward to seeing you on the other side… So, in no particular order, here are my 12 most popular blog posts of 2015.


10 Things I Gained When I Decluttered My Home

There have been many exciting changes to my life since purging my belongings and so I thought I would share them. Removing my life laundry gave me a whole new outlook and for the first time in years everything became clear. I apologise if that sounds a little cheesy but it really has been a moment of clarity. (more..)

Popular Blog Posts Of 2015

How To Take Flat Lay Photographs + Styling The Seasons

I have a passion for creating flat lay photographs (composed stills taken from above) and I enjoy capturing groups of objects out of context. It’s fun to mix things up and experiment and I always hope my images will make you smile. Here are a few of my tips for taking flat lay photographs. (more..)

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10 Things I Like To Do In West Cornwall

We were in Cornwall to celebrate my father’s 70th, and my family (eight of us!) stayed in a splendid Victorian house on the Lizard Peninsula. The views over Kynance Cove were breathtaking and we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset each evening. (more..)

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7 Of The Most Colourful London Streets

One of the many questions I’m asked online is where I take my London street shots and so I thought it was about time I shared a few of my favourite locations. I really enjoy seeing the way people express themselves through their homes and painted houses and doors make for a cheerful neighbourhood. Now come with me and I’ll show you some of London’s prettiest streets. (more..)

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How To Create A Calm Morning + Styling The Seasons

I’m not a morning person and so I do everything I can to ensure my day gets off to a great start. I’ve found that by doing a few simple things before I go to bed, I can create a calm morning. And by organising the things I can control I have more energy to deal with those I can’t. Cancelled train, I’m looking at you! (more..)

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My Changing Interior Style + 7 Years of Candy Pop

Throughout my teenage years, I often redecorated my bedroom. One scheme involved pulling up the carpet and painting the floorboards black, it was the 1980s and everything was black ash and black and white Athena prints. I was so proud of my contemporary room that I took some photographs, and there began a lifetime of documenting my changing interior style. (more..)

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Living Etc House Tours || Inspired To Restyle My Home

I’m feeling inspired after attending the Living etc House Tours. It was a snooper’s paradise, even if it felt a little odd wandering around the bedrooms and bathrooms of strangers! (more..)

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10 Ways I Simplified My Life

As 2014 began I embarked on a huge declutter of my belongings. When you cut back on the physical stuff it’s inevitable other areas will follow, and so here began my journey towards a calmer, simpler and easier life. One that felt lighter and gave me my time back. (more..)

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Plants & Art || How To Slow Down With Watercolours

Everyone can paint and while many of us are trying to slow down and live in the moment I can thoroughly recommend it. When I paint I completely lose myself in the process, I love the way the watercolours bleed and I’m never quite sure what I will end up with. (more..)

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6 Ways To Spend Less Time Online

Every now and then I like to take an internet break. I love to completely unplug from the virtual world and connect with family, friends and the environment. My best ideas and creativity come when I’m away from technology, and too much time online makes me feel busy and restless. (more..)

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At Home With Shevie of Fine & Dandy

I hope this post will make up for those missing a bit of vintage cheer here on Candy Pop. The photographs were taken when my family and I spent a precious day with Shevie of Fine and Dandy. (more..)

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5 Home Display Tips + Styling The Seasons

When it comes to home displays there are no rules. Your home is the place to express yourself and if something makes you happy then I say go for it! Here are my 5 home display tips for anyone who fancies a little insight. (more..)

Popular Blog Posts Of 2015

One final thing, there are just a few hours left to enter my luxury goodie bag giveaway. I hope you have a lovely day!

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  • Reply daisy jones 30th December 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I loved the post about your changing interior styles, I was just looking through old pics of mine too, found whilst refreshing (ie. trying to declutter) my sewing room. all inspired by you!
    Happy new year may it be a joyful one for you and yours
    …Ashley x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley for your kind comment! x

  • Reply Eva 30th December 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I enjoy and read each one from your posts! I love your writting style and your beautifuls pictures! I think 2016 is gonna be even better!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you Eva for your support and kind words during 2015. x

  • Reply Molly 30th December 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I loved the post about your changing interiors style. I wish I’d documented my own interiors projects more over the years. It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve taken photographs of my home, although home style has always been a passion – right from when I was a kid and regularly pestered my parents into redecorating my bedroom!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you Molly. It’s certainly fun to look back at my previous homes, sometimes I wonder what I was thinking! x

  • Reply Alice 30th December 2015 at 9:37 pm

    What a lovely review! I’m also a big declutterer so I’m heading back to re-read these, and remind myself of flatlay skills x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks Alice for stopping by! x

  • Reply laurasidestreet 1st January 2016 at 11:36 pm

    All of these posts are fantastic and so inspiring – I love the diversity of them all and my fave has to be about slowing down and doing water colours. Cannot wait to read more of your wonderful posts in 2016

    Laura x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, I’m certainly hoping for a more creative 2016! x

  • Reply Gill Crawshaw 2nd January 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Fascinated by all your de-cluttering! Bookmarking all these to read properly later x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks Gill, the declutter was a long journey but well worth the effort! x

  • Reply KatGotTheCream (@KatGotTheCream) 3rd January 2016 at 8:14 pm

    It’s been such a momentous year for you and I feel sure that the new year is only going to be bigger and better for you Natasha! xxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks so much for your friendship and support during 2015. Here’s to 2016 and many more happy times! x

  • Reply Alison, Not Another Mummy Blog 3rd January 2016 at 8:50 pm

    This shows what a diverse blog you have – all this versatile content! It’s fab. I only discovered you in the summer, so there are a few here I missed – going to go back now and read through them! Happy new year xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 3rd January 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks so much Alison and Happy New Year! x

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