Using Pinterest for Writing Fiction

Pinterest is somewhere many of us collect idea for our lives. From home design to fancy dress party ideas, vegan cakes and small bathrooms. If you have an interest in something you can create collections and organise ideas. You can find my Pinterest profile here. I use the secret/hidden board function quite a bit for novel writing. I keep them secret as I don’t want people getting confused over what I’m pinning, but also because things change so much when…

What is Pinterest? Getting started

Last year I had the pleasure of attending a workshop put on by Pinterest UK. Yes it’s take me ages to get around to writing this- oopsy! Despite the UK being the second biggest Pinterest community we are relatively small compared to the USA. It struck me that as it’s still fairly small over here some of you guys might not be on Pinterest, due to not really knowing how it works, or what it’s used for. So…

Living room update plans

Although the living room is one of the most used rooms in our house, as I’m sure it is for you, it’s also the one that we’ve shy’d away from updating decoratively too much. I’m currently looking at ideas for renewing our living room. We have done a fair amount of renovation in the room, getting rid of horrid wallpapers and paint colours. And we’ve had the chimney breast replastered and got rid of some leaks…

Picture Frames Giveaway

Confession time, I’m a bit of a picture collector. I’ve got to admit that I have got a stack, and I mean a large (and growing) pile of pictures and photographs that I want to do something with. Some are family photos, some are vintage postcards, some are art prints- modern and vintage. And there’s the pictures that need new frames or the picture needs changing… Its like being a curator of you own gallery and…

Pinspiration- Mantelpiece style

Today I’m going to share some ideas for fireplaces and mantelpieces. This area of your home is ripe for creativity and personal expression. Traditionally a great place for a clock and a mirror, I have always had a clock on my mantelpiece. When there hasn’t been one due to decorating or moving I’ve found it really annoying! In our living room we’ve a wooden fire mantelpiece with a black tiled hearth and fire surround. I like…

Dining room mural- a review

Today I want to share a bit of a mini makeover I’ve done of my dining room recently using a mural. We call it Dining room as there’s a big dining table in there but to be honest, we tend to eat in the kitchen at the moment. The main reason for this is that my youngest, who is almost one now (how fast has that gone!) is still a messy eater and the kitchen is much easier…

Shopping Saturday- Planning a wild garden

I’ll be straight up with you here- I’m not green fingered. It’s a stand in joke in our family that I’m great at killing plants, not so much looking after them. So I suppose it’s just as well I like gardens that look a bit wild. I love trailing and climbing plants, with lots of different colours. Something like you’d find in a glade or a meadow. It just so happens that these wild flowers are…

Pinterest- Living Room

Well I’m back readers!! And I’ve finally moved house, I cant really believe it has actually happened, at one point we thought the whole thing was going to fall through with some problems at the bottom of the chain. If there’s one bit of advice I’d offer up to people moving house- avoid the chain if at all possible. You’ve probably heard it before or been through it yourself but the amount of stress being  in…

Pinspiration- Bathrooms

Here is another of my recently started Pinterest series- I’m moving home and cant wait to start nesting in the new place, what follows are some of my image inspirations for the bathroom. I think you can tell I’d love a double sink, or perhaps one large, long one so more than one person can stand there and do their thing.   All credits for these images are on my Bathrooms pin board, share your Pinterest profiles below…

Pinspiration- Hallways

I’m about to move into a new home and its fair to say I’ve gone bonkers for Pinterest. Here’s some of my hallway ideas…   I’m so excited about moving, its just the packing that’s so tedious. We are in the midst of packing now so I’ll probably schedule some posts about other rooms in the house and my Pinspiration for them. Hope you find it interesting! All credits for these images are on my Hallways…

Living Room Shopping Tips

When buying for the home I think its safe to say that we all could easily spend a fortune on anything from wardrobes to bed linen.  My Pinterest boards alone will tell you that! The trick is to know how and where to shop, and when you can get away with inexpensive items, and when you really should fork out a bit more cash if you can. I thought I’d share some of my buying tips…

Bedroom Dreaming

If you are a regular reader you’ll know our house is up for sale at the moment, in a slow property market I can but dream of my ideal bedroom. We’ve promised ourselves a King Sized bed for a start as neither of us is petite! Its would be a great excuse to partake in one of my favourite activities- nesting (ie shopping for homewares). And my Pinterest board named“Bedroom” has a total of forty three pins so far, here’s a flavour……