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Dogwood Lifestyle Blog

  • Scandi Style Quick Hallway Revamp

      Moving into her first home our client wanted a quick yet stylish revamp of the hallway. Preferring Scandinavian minimalist styles we chose off t...
  • 4 Tips for Small Businesses Facing Lockdown

    When the first lockdown was announced in March I had just made the move from selling vintage and antiques to investing in a large stock shipment from Italy. I had in effect sent all my money off to another country and was now facing the unknown of if, or when I would receive my stock - plus I had no idea how, or if I could continue trading. I admit, I shit myself!

    business tips, covid, lockdown, coronavirus, small business

  • Identifying your Hidden Skills

    Today we are talking about self-confidence and acknowledging your own skills.

    What would you answer if I asked you what is listed on your CV? I imagine you’d list qualifications for school or uni, courses you’ve taken and employment history, right? That’s great and it all goes towards your professional background. 

  • 'Stop Screwing Yourself Over!' – explaining self-limiting beliefs

    Self-limiting beliefs are things we unconsciously do to limit ourselves. This can occur especially for people who want to change career or leave a...
  • Welcome New Leopards to our Family

    At your request we now have two full families of both Classic and Limited edition Pink leopards! We have created these size guides so you can easily see the differences in size. The hard part now will be choosing which to take home with you. 
  • How to be Confident in 5 Easy Steps

    Imagine just for a second, if every single decision you made was the right one? Just sit and play with that thought in your head. There are no more bad decisions, period.
  • Colour Hunting - How we Chose the Perfect Pink

    With each new design its a slow process of trail and error as we prototype to find the exact right shade of pink for our leopards.
  • Do I need a business plan?

    I get asked often how I had the confidence to start my own biz… Walking away When I left my old job as a senior university lecturer I actually was...
  • How We Renovated Our Patio Area

    Like many others lockdown provided us the time to get stuck into our garden. I shared my ideas for this space previously and now you can see it jump from paper into reality. As we were in the midst of lockdown we couldn't get many new supplies so we used what we already had. 
  • The Story of our Ceramic Leopards

    View this post on Instagram Talking about the first Dogwood leopard, some funny stories and why we had our own leop...
  • What I Wish I Knew When Starting My Business

    If I knew then, what I know now... what tips would I give to someone starting, or thinking about starting, their own business? 1. Start from where...
  • How I Quit My 9-5 Job, Survived A Breakdown and Started My Own Business

    In January 2019 I received my last guaranteed pay check. With that I walked away from a high salary job I had spent three university degrees and th...