We {Harte} Aly

I thought it was about time I got this blog back up and running, and what better way to do it than with a giveaway! If this is your first visit to my blog, hello! It’s very nice to have you here, and I hope you’ll pop back again. I promise to have posts more than once every 3 months!

Living in Northern Ireland has its fair share of downsides (rain, grey skies and a minimal difference in seasons to name but a few), but over the past couple of years I have been more and more aware of the positives of living in this wee country. Obviously, we entered the Euros with the highest unbeaten rate in qualifiers, our landscape and countryside is beyond stunning, and we have an incredible amount of talented artists and creatives for all the size of us. Instagram, in particular, has introduced me to so many amazing and talented people. Folk like linesandcurrent, gatheredthreads and padhraic_mulholland to name but a small few.

However, my own walls are pretty much sponsored by my amazing friend, Aly Harte, local artist, blogger and mumma to 3 beautiful boys. Aly’s work is full of energy and passion and often highlights aspects of the everyday in a way you’ve never seen it before. These images are genuinely photos I took around my home earlier today – we really do love Aly’s work!

A limited edition print created for the Giro d




The iconic Samson and Goliath cranes at Harland and Wolff in Belfast



One of my absolute favourites is this of Mussenden Temple which resides on our landing


The red wine print - no explanation required!

Now I’m sure, as much as you’re enjoying an art tour of my house, you might wonder what exactly the point of this post is. Well let me tell you that I have a giveaway for you! That’s correct – I have some A5 prints featuring Aly’s paintings of the Giant’s Causeway and the daffodils print from her very popular flowers range, and you could win one of your choice.


All you have to do to enter is comment below telling me which of the prints you would like and where you would display it. Easy! And to up your chances of winning, pop over to my Instagram account, @jblifedocumented, for information on how to enter there as well.

Good luck with your entries. I’ll pick a winner on Friday 17 June and announce it on my Instagram account at around 9pm, so be sure to follow so you don’t miss out!

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  • June 15, 2016 - 12:28 am

    Nannisand - I would like the daffodils as a reminder of happy and sunny days when things are gloomy and I’d hang it in my hall so I’d see it when going out and coming in.ReplyCancel

  • June 17, 2016 - 10:30 pm

    Nicky Alexander - I’d love to win the cranes, I’ve a bit of a crane thing going down here and would add ypurs to those my littles did for me when in p4 and they learned about Belfast history of the titanic. Three girls through p4 so far your Fab cranes would be next to theirs pride of place in my bright and breezy bedroom. They make me smile in the morning. As Belfast is my adoptive home. XReplyCancel

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