Oh, hi!

I’m Aimee, I’m 30 31 and I live in South London with my lovely little family, in the shape of my husband, Ashley and our six-year-old son, B— he loves playing on his Nintendo Switch and running around pretending to be a Pokemon, is trying his very best to wear me down to get a pet Husky and has a bizarre obsession with watching other people play video games on YouTube.  What a guy. We’re thrilled to be expanding our family with another baby boy, due in September 2018! I can’t wait.

And then there’s me! I’m creative and very much a homebody, with a penchant for handbags, cosmetics and biscuits. Seriously, can we talk about biscuits for a second? A Bourbon or a Milk Chocolate Hobnob may very well be the way to my heart, especially if it’s accompanied by a sweet, milky brew to dunk it in.  Delicious.

I’d choose a night in with a great film and tub of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food over a night out out; sweet over savoury; high-street over high-end; and Summer over Winter. I’m partial to photography, graphic design, glitter (and just about anything that sparkles, to be honest), romcoms, sunny beach holidays and baking!

I create wall art and greetings cards at Designed by Aimee Marie, when I’m not asking B to put his shoes on ready for school 289 times before it’s done, or to eat his breakfast, for what feels like the millionth time.

AimeeMarie.com was founded way (way) back in 2005, as a place for me to house my photography portfolio. Over the years, it’s grown with me (and had a few times of starting afresh!) as I combined it with the blog I’d had on other platforms, to become the family & lifestyle blog you see in front of you today. It’s evolved into a concoction of all the things I love, see, do and think about; one day I’m chatting pregnancy, then the next I’m sharing photos from our adventures or writing about anything that sparks a thought!

I hope you’ll stick around and say hi!