Afternoon Tea Week with Spode

When Spode got in touch recently to team up with them for Afternoon Tea Week, how could I refuse? Renown for great products I was thrilled to say yes. I love a good afternoon tea, endless Earl Grey with lots of finger food. There’s plenty of worse ways to spend a few hours. The thing is I’d actually been looking to update the crockery at home. I’ve been doing a lot of purging recently, it feels good to…

The Nora Mattress and a Kids Bedroom update

this post is in collaboration with Wayfair, all opinions my own obviously  Hello dear readers! How are you? I’ve had a little writing break and I’m back feeling revived. Today I’m sharing an interiors post. Something I feel like I haven’t done for ages.  (I got a tad distracted by my novel, more on that soon.) I’m collaborating with Wayfair on this post, a brand I’ve worked with in the past, and bought from independently. They are somewhere I often…

A Photoshoot at Home

Recently I had the pleasure of being the subject of a photoshoot at my home. Today I wanted to share a taster of the shots. I’d known of Alex‘s work through the Manchester blogging scene and could see he held himself to a high standard. I love the tones and the earthiness of his images. He seems to capture a faraway, dreamy vibe whilst still being very much in the moment, grounded in realism. If you…

A Happy Bed for my Happy Girl

This is a collaborative post When you have kids it can sometimes feel like they don’t stop growing. Well, not until they’re about eighteen anyway. My eldest is now eight and she’s had a full sized single bed for around four years now. She has a Leesa mattress, which she and I love, but there was one problem; the bed constantly moved around her floor. She has bare floorboards with a rug (from Next last summer), and…

Staircase Makeover

Oh my, this has been a long time coming. Previously, we had a thick carpet in a deep shade of salmon running up the staircase, and onto the landing. I hated it so much. At that time it was way down on our list of things that needed sorting in the house. So we lived with it until I just snapped one day and pulled up all the carpet on the stairs. We then lived with…

A Gentle New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you are having/have had a good break? I’m popping online to share with you a post I wrote for the Laura Ashley blog all about starting 2018 in a more gentle way. What I mean is, not to rush in with extreme New Years resolutions. Instead, be kind to yourself. Self-improvements usually are high up on the list for New Year thinking, and I’m fully behind the idea of self-improvement. But make…

The 7 Things You Need For A Bohemian Living Room

Today I wanted to share with you how to get the bohemian look in your living room. A bohemian living room is full of personality and character. I wholeheartedly encourage you to express yourself, this is your home remember? The aim is to create a relaxing space. Where you can lounge and spend time with people you love, truly be yourself or just curl up with a good boxed set. So here are my 7 essentials…

My Summer Days

I wanted to share with you some of my favourite times during the summer. You might have noticed that I’ve taken a back seat during August, I’ve slowed things right down here on the blog and on my social channels. I personally find August is a great time to take a break, reassess and rejuvenate. I don’t just mean going on a summer holiday. Taking the time to really be in your surroundings, away from routine…

Kerb Appeal Makeover

Before you ask, I assure you we are not putting our home on the market. I think kerb appeal isn’t just for potential buyers of your property but also for yourself, and the people actually living there. We all deserve a nice looking home, and it really does make the difference when you come back after a long day. Seeing your home from the street, in an ideal world, should give you a feeling of happiness…

Hallway Floor Reveal with Harvey Maria

A few weeks ago I shared some inspiration for our hallway makeover. Today I can finally bring you the reveal! We had this new floor fitted some time ago now, but I’ve been struggling to get good photographs due to the weird “summer” weather we’ve been having here. (Read that as rain and cold) To say we are pleased with the flooring would be an understatement. As you know we collaborated with Harvey Maria on this…

Hallway Floor Inspiration

Hallways, entryways; or what whatever you like to call the space on leaving or coming home, its a space that is high traffic but usually isn’t somewhere we spend a lot of time. It’s exactly because not a lot of time is spent here, that the hallway often is neglected. Becoming a dumping ground for shoes, coats, bags, deliveries, laundry waiting to be put away, the list goes on. The thing is, I think the hallway/entry…

Pretty Little Knots- Macrame!

Instagram can be a weird and wonderful place. It can make you realise how small the world actually is. Often, I feel the people I’ve met via the photography sharing app, are often more closely in alignment with me than those, “in real life” {IRL} whom I’ve known for years. Sam from Pretty Little Knots is one of these. After meeting up we discovered that we’d grown up within a couple of miles of each other,…