Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Stationery Lovers Dream Book!

A new shop called 'Magazine Heaven' opened it's doors in Rushden Lakes recently. I was blown away by the choice in magazines - from food to sports to photography, any hobby or interest you have is pretty much guaranteed to be somewhere in this shop. After browsing for a very, very long time, this is one of the magazines I decided to bring home with me. It's huge! 

Flow magazine have smaller, more frequent issues, however this seemed to be a special edition containing '300 pages of paper goodies'. THE DREAM. I'm a total stationery addict, whether it's washi tape or a new note book, I love it all! So, obvs, this book had to join my collection. It's freaking amazing. This is literally a book full of paper, whether it's for folding your own envelopes, writing paper, wrapping paper or stickers. It has so much for every occasion! The designs inside the book are gorgeously illustrated, lots of watercolour imagery. The pages have tear lines, making it so easy to pull out the page you want to use.

I would totally subscribe to this magazine, however I've decided to keep buying it from Magazine Heaven in order to support this great business. Plus they have fab vegan options in the cafe! 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Decorating With Photowall

This time of year always inspires me to do two things: spring clean and decorate. We recently finished decorating our living room and the perfect final touch was this gorgeous canvas sent to me by the company 'Photo Wall'. They were extremely generous and I am so happy to have this photo from last years photography exhibition taken on a trip to Snowdonia, Wales with my dad.

The canvas is such great quality that I could spend ages (and have done) staring at the photo, noticing new hidden details in the landscape every time. I think that the black and white print works really well with our grey feature wall as well as the dark wooden floors and table.

This canvas has really finished the living room off and I can't wait to invite family and friends over to enjoy it with!

If you are interested in getting your own canvas printed, or just want some new art for your walls, I completely recommend using PhotoWall. The whole process from beginning to end was simple and foolproof. The canvas was delivered rolled up to avoid it getting damaged in transit, however attaching the wood couldn't be easier especially with their helpful video guide.

Their website is and I have a 20% off voucher code that can be used for 30 days, just enter at checkout: PaintingOctoberCampaign2018

Let me know if you do get one, I'd love to see!


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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Why I Love Goodreads

When in conversation with anybody about books, the question always pops up - do you use Goodreads?!

If you don't know what Goodreads is, it is a social media specifically for readers and it allows you to track books you have read, see what friends are currently reading and get recommendations for new books. I know some people frown upon it and I can see why. Reading shouldn't be about who reads the most books in a year and you shouldn't feel pressured to finish books just because they are on a virtual TBR shelf, however here are the reasons that I do still love Goodreads.

  1. Finding out about new books - I have come across so many of my favourite books by browsing other peoples ratings. I love going on a profile of a book, seeing who has given it the same rating as me and finding out what other books they love. 
  2. Reading reviews - Of course, there are plenty of other ways of reading reviews, however, having reviews for any book from people who love to read as much as you do is great! 
  3. Being nosy - If your friends keep their account up to date, it's interesting to see what they are currently reading. Especially if you end up reading the same book together.
  4. Keeping track / Motivation - Despite me mentioning how the reading goals can add pressure to reading, I find that I personally benefit from having this feature. I often get into a reading slump, look at how many books I have read so far and feel inspired to carry on.
  5. Giveaways - Who doesn't like a free book?! The social media offers a feature where you can apply to win review copies of books.
  6. Topics & discussions - Goodreads have 'topics' which are usually questions about authors you follow. These are quite fun to read through! 
  7. Quizzes - Something I only recently discovered was that Goodreads has quizzes! If you are like me and always find yourself getting distracted by Buzzfeed's many quizzes, you'll love these!

What is your opinion on Goodreads?