Mastering Floral Artistry with Frog Flowers (& Champagne)


This weekend, I was invited to join Frog Flowers in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I’ve made a really conscious effort in 2016 to get out there more. Talk to other like-minded bloggers, visit events and not be so afraid to shout about this hobby of mine that is slowly but surely becoming a part of my everyday life. So when the lovely Susie from Old Fashioned Susie

Photo Diary of an Interiors Mad Northerner Let Loose in London


Earlier this month, I found myself in London. It was a gorgeous day, I was completely alone so no parenting duties to worry about. It was just me, my headphones, and my camera for snapping. And as always when I’m alone, I get snapping all sorts of bits and bobs that inspire me. I had an hour to kill before an event, so I decided to

Self-assembly Lights – Are they for you?

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Flat-pack furniture; We all know the drill by now. If you buy a set of drawers from Ikea, it’s probably going to come in a long narrow box of MDF pieces, ready for you to scramble over when you get home. We’ve come to terms with it when it comes to our basics, and as an Ikea fangirl this is pretty much the norm for

A ‘Winter Favourites’ Interiors Haul

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It’s the first day of Spring! Daylight savings is upon us next week, and although I’m excited for the sunnier evenings, and the evenings have been so lovely and light lately, I’m always sad to “officially” see the back of Winter. I’m such a scarf and hat kinda gal! So before it’s officially declared bikini & BBQ weather, here are a few of my favourite

Home Printing Wall Art with Epson


The bedroom gallery wall: an elusive idea that has never really amounted to much. Sure, I’ve spent hours in my favourite home décor stores looking for cute frames. I am a bit of a photoframe collector it appears. But they’ve all sat in storage for what seems like forever, and as a bit of an indecisive buggar, the wall remains vacant. Exhibit A – a

Being an Interiors Geek When You’re a Mum

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I am an interiors geek, but if you’re here and reading this blog, then you probably already know that. But ever since Luna came along, when I flick through my magazines or Pinterest, all I think is: “My kid would destroy that beautiful room in less than 5 minutes”. The joys of having a toddling, climbing, waddling, giggling one year old! So, in celebration of

The Ram & The Reading Nook

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When we redesigned our lounge last year, we never anticipated that it would need to accommodate such a little bookworm! The toys, we planned for – we have a toy chest, a huge cabinet, and the classic Kallax unit from Ikea, all of which are used  in a small attempt to keep the room from turning into Toys R Us. But in reality, it’s not

Ikea 2016 patterns on FLEEK


Wait, that’s how the cool kids talk, right? However you want to say it. Ikea are absolutely killing it with their patterns at the minute. We took a trip to our favourite big blue warehouse in Manchester today. We’re lucky really that we have one so nearby which means we can pop it regularly for a grand day out. Living on a tight budget means

Mojos & Magazines; I’m back!

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Hi there. My name is Karen. And I’m a terrible blogger. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. And everything else I’ve missed since my last post. Yes, it’s been that long. So where have I been? Well, in a nutshell, I lost my blogging mojo. Life happened. I got pretty merry over Christmas. I spent some real quality time with my daughter thanks to time off work

A Lounge Makeover

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It’s finally happened. We’ve made enough progress on our lounge this year that I’m happy to share it with the outside world. In fact, we actually gave it a dramatic change over the Summer – all those months ago! – so you might say we’re fashionably late with this one. The update started a year ago when we were preparing for Luna to be born.