Little Black Lies – Book Review

The first book review of my Summer Reading Challenge is Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton. I read this book on a family holiday to Malta and I had high hopes for it. I really did. I had read some amazing reviews from readers I trust on the online book club I am a member […]

Summer Glamping Wish List

I’m the kind of person who needs a project. Whether it’s demolishing walls or learning a new craft, I like to feel I have something on the boil, challenging me, making me think. Otherwise I get a bit restless, bored, then melancholic and then just downright fed up. Throughout the Summer work goes a little […]

Playlist July 2015

Last month I wrote about how I get myself organised for busy times, with a blog post called ‘Maintaining the Calm‘. At the bottom of the post I added the playlist I was listening to. I make a new playlist on Spotify every month and a few of you got in touch to say you […]

Pink Peg Board

I thought it was about time I shared with you an insight into the world of One Tidy Studio and its epicentre my Gin Pink Peg Board! I had an idea for a peg board for a while, somewhere I could keep all of those little tools and tapes handy without having to rummage through […]

June in Pictures

Well it is official, I have no life. 11pm on a Saturday night and I am updating my blog. In fairness I’ve had a pretty rubbish couple of weeks which resulted in some (not so) minor surgery yesterday and Eva is poorly with tonsillitis again. So while everyone else trots off to a beer garden […]

The Great Orla Kiely Coffee Jar Hunt!

Two of my favourite worlds have collided! Orla Kiely has been working with Douwe Egbert to create an exclusive range of patterns for their coffee jars. If like me you are a bit of a sucker for anything that has a retro inspired theme then you’ll love these jars of joy. The real genius is […]

Win a personalised beard comb!!

I have been busy uploading a range of new products to our various sites and thought it might be fun to have a little giveaway! You might remember from my Weirdo Beardo post a few weeks back we’re very much going with the trend of beards and with this in mind have designed another beard […]

Blogtacular!!

  I am so excited! I have just booked my ticket to Blogtacular 2015! If you haven’t heard of it before now, it is an event for bloggers (as you may have guessed from the name).  “Blogtacular is a place for bloggers whose hearts beat with creativity to come together to meet, share and inspire.” […]

Weidro Beardo

I’m not a huge fan of facial hair. Until recent times I’d always associated displays of folicular fancy with old men, pirates and Forrest Gump. But not so anymore, the cool hipsters have cottoned on to the hobo look and like it or not hairy faces are everywhere! So beards are sexy again, historically they […]