Friday, 15 September 2017

I Have A Problem and That Problem is Mugs

About a year ago, my best friend Emily told me about her Pinterest board dedicated to mugs. I'm not even going to pretend that I thought anything weird of it, because I straight away set up my own mug shrine. There is something soothing about a perfectly round, cutely designed mug. Maybe you disagree - but I think everybody has a favourite mug they search the cupboard for every morning when making that first coffee. You know the one!

* Bambi mug from Primark *

Mug storage, however, is a problem. There are only so many cupboards that can be dedicated to mugs. I have started using mine as pen pots and even plant pots. They pop up all over our home! I also think that if you are even in search of a gift for someone, mugs are ideal. Fill it with hot chocolate sachets or sweets and you're good to go!

Here are some (okay, a lot, a huge amount) of the mugs I have been coming across online. ENJOY!

Which mug is your favourite? Let me know! 

Kate x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A Little Look Inside My Bedroom

For the first time since I was about 12 years old, I decided that it was time to redecorate my room. I wanted to make it look minimalistic, half because I like the minimalistic look and half because that's quite an easy option when you hardly have any money to put towards it! I got to work on painting, which took two attempts after me somehow messing this up and having to get my dad to sand the walls down, covering everything in white dust. After finally having all white walls and getting rid of my horrific black wallpaper I'd hated for years - I was off to ikea! 

One of my favourite parts of my room is now this stool, I love sitting on it to do my make up. The stool was only about £3 from Ikea and I just attached a white fur look rug to the top - making it the perfect seat for a comforting bedroom. It matches the rug on my wooden floor, and I love how the light white rug and stool contrast with my wire basket filled with blankets and pillows ready for the colder seasons.

I went very Homesense happy for my bedside table, where I picked up a candle and the adorable leaf dish which I have been using so much. I picked up a frame from Tiger for about £2 and put a cute Paperchase postcard inside. This little illustration makes me so happy whenever I see it! (Also note my cute Sighh designs x booksandquills pin!)

Hope you enjoy looking at these pictures & let me know if you have any more ideas on what I can add / do to my new room!

Kate x

Friday, 8 September 2017

My New Daily Planner

If you are a stationery fanatic like me, I'm sure you will already be aware of how amazing the TK Maxx / Homesense stationery section is. I find it almost impossible to leave without picking up some kind of notebook. When Homesense opened just down the road from my college, I was over the moon! I ended up finding this gorgeous blue and gold planner and I just had to share it with you!

The brand of the planner is Orange Circle Studio and the original price was/ is $29.99 however in Homesense I picked this up for £9.99. Bargain! The cover has a gorgeous sea blue watercolour print on it with added strips of gold. The cover is so smooth and it feels really well made.

Inside, it is a spiral bound planner starting from August 2017 and ending in December 2018. I hadn't seen one like this before; I am used to seeing either Jan-Dec or Aug-Aug. For a planner that is almost two years long, it is a really good size and will be easy to take in my bag to college if I need to. The front page has a space for your details, it then has an overview of the months, a list of holidays, an area to fill in your own 'special days' and a section for all of your notes.

Each month starts with a box like calendar, followed by weekly spreads with plenty of room to write all of your plans. It then has a page for notes at the end of each month. 

But, my favourite part of all.. prepare yourself. IT. HAS. STICKERS! The back of the planner has two pages of event stickers for all kinds of events such as girls night, concert, coffee date, vacation etc. I have been sticking these on the monthly calendars and it is such a cute touch to make your planner feel more organised as well as more personal. As soon as I open it onto a month, I know which days are busy just by how many stickers it has on it! 

Just incase you want to buy this calendar and can't find it in your local Homesense - I have found it on Wordery with free delivery here.

Have you got a planner ready for the new education year? Let me know!