There's Something Magical About NOTHS this Christmas

Last month, we moved into our forever home.  This is a big deal for us because about a year and a half ago we took a risk and took a big leap of faith to move into an old cottage.  The cottage was in desperate need of some serious TLC so Chris spent a year lovingly bringing it back to life.  I'm sure that further down the line we'll look back on that time with fondness, but for now the memories of living in a building site and putting up with a dirty, outdated kitchen that was falling apart does not bring warm nostalgic feelings.  I have so much admiration for Chris for having the drive and faith that it would all work out when I doubted, stressed and fretted over our situation.  He was right and by selling that house with a substantial profit when it was finished allowed us to buy our new and very permanent home.

One of the reasons why this home is so significant to us is that Jonah has just started Reception in the local village school.  His life is just beginning and we wanted to be settled for this part of his life.  To mark this special occasion in our lives, Not On The High Street sent us this beautiful photo collage frame from Sophia Victoria Joy. The secret little elves from the NOTHS team chose their favourite photos from our Instagram feed and sent them over to SVJ for them to create this priceless gift for us.  I love it!

This gift is a perfect example of what Not On The High Street is all about: connecting independent brands with customers who love to shop small and appreciate good quality products.  As Christmas approaches,  I have loved browsing the NOTHS Gift Guide and beings inspired by all the unique and special gifts that my friends and family would love.  Dad is getting some Whiskey Cola Bah Humbug Sweets from Holly's Lollies while Chris is getting a romantic print of the stars, mapped out over Rio to remind us of our first kiss from Bookishly.  There is something special for everyone, including me (hint hint) over at Not On The High Street this Christmas.  Pop over and be inspired today!

We were gifted our photo frame collage in exchange for a post about all things lovely from Not On The High Street.  All opinions are my own. #noths