The Psychology of Colour: A Karen Haller Masterclass

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It’s another masterclass over here on the blog today! A few weeks ago, I wrote about a recent London trip, when I visited the beautiful interiors store, Olive Loves Alfie, as part of the #MakeYourselfAtHome campaign with Get Living London and East Village, turning the former Athletes’ Village (y’know, from the Olympics!) into trendy urban accommodation. Read PART 1 on how to add personality through

How To Add Personality To Your Home: An Ashlyn Gibson Masterclass

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How much would you say your home is a reflection of you? I think a lot of people would say that actually, they’ve just picked what they liked from a catalogue and not really thought about how those features represent who they are – if they do at all! Don’t feel bad, you guys – I’m certainly guilty of the same. But it turns out,

Mastering Floral Artistry with Frog Flowers (& Champagne)

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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

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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

Ikea 2016 patterns on FLEEK

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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

Crafting with Hillarys

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to an event hosted by Hillarys – a crafternoon. It was an opportunity to come into Manchester city centre, join the brand as well as some other ace bloggers, and learn some crafts. As a working mum, it’s not often I get to indulge in afternoons entirely alone so I decided to give it a go! I really enjoy

Holy British Blogging Bunting Bakeoff, Batman!

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For long and loyal readers of this blog (oh hey mum!), you’ll know that I went 2 long years without a kitchen whilst we saved up to build one. For newbie readers, yes you read that correctly. We had nothing but a sink. No worktops or cooking equipment. NOUT. (You can see the before & afters of our eventual kitchen HERE) So when it comes

Tatton Mansion – Period Property Envy

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I love our house. I feel that this is an obvious statement since I’ve spent almost 4 years blogging about what we’ve been doing to it. But there are also days where I’m envious of others. You see, I have a real love for period properties. And don’t we all deep down? They’re just bursting with personality, and quirky little features which ooze of history.

Getting my Christmas Hype On At The ‘Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2014’

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If this is too early for you then I’m sorry* but this post is Christmas related, so if you’re one of these people who denies that Christmas is happening until December, please do feel free to tootle on along and I’ll catch you on my next post! I promise I won’t be offended! For those who are still here, HOORAY! I’m not the only one

A Saturday Visit To Insitu Manchester

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Over the weekend I visited somewhere I’ve longed to go for ages. I drive past the antique-filled windows every morning on my way to work. It’s a place called Insitu Manchester and Joe took me on Saturday for a wander around. He needed a break from DIY and we’d already done our obligatory trip to B&Q searching for more paint – an endless task! Inside