the grown-ass women's club review
Books, Lifestyle, stationery

An alternative 30 before 30 list

A few years ago I wrote a 30 before 30 list - a list of 30 things I wanted to achieve before I turned the big 3-0. And guess what? I'm a few weeks off that significant milestone and I haven't ticked most of them off. But it's ok because The Grown-Ass Women's Club* is… Continue reading An alternative 30 before 30 list

lumberjanes #1 unicorn power review
Books, geekery

Lumberjanes: The perfect book for hardcore lady-types

I've read a lot of young adult books lately which I've wished were around ten or twenty years ago for me to appreciated at a younger age. Lumberjanes* is one such book and, come to think of it, it's a great book for females of any age. Released tomorrow, Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! is the ultimate… Continue reading Lumberjanes: The perfect book for hardcore lady-types

pep talk for writers by Grant Faulkner book review
blogging, Books

Pep Talks for Writers 

If you're looking for something to boost your writing mojo, grab a copy of Grant Faulkner's Pep Talks For Writers*. Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, so he knows his shit! More relevant to creative writers and, in particular, those embarking on November's #NaNoWriMo (write 50,000 words in 30 days), there's… Continue reading Pep Talks for Writers 

Jane Austen stationery from Abrams + Chronicle
Books, stationery

Jane Austen stationery from Abrams + Chronicle

If you liked yesterday's Jane Austen subscription box, you'll love today's stationery collection. Abrams + Chronicle have released a gorgeous range of stationery* for Jane Austen's 200th anniversary - they're almost too pretty to use! You might have spotted the notecards in my recent World Letter Writing Day post (they arrived just in time and… Continue reading Jane Austen stationery from Abrams + Chronicle

calligraphuck sweary stationery
stationery

Sweary stationery

The beady-eyed stationery addicts among you might remember a post earlier in the year where I showed off this super sexy and super sweary journal. Well, Calligraphuck and Abrams + Chronicle have only gone and made more bleddy awesome sweary stationery! As you know, you can never have too much stationery, but when you have… Continue reading Sweary stationery

water in may by Ismee Amiel Williams
Books

Book review: Water in May by Ismee Amiel Williams

I think it's safe to say that I've not been this moved by a young adult book since The Fault in Our Stars. Ismee Amiel Williams's Water in May* certainly tugs at the heart strings but not in a gratuitous way. This is a book that will at the very least have you biting on… Continue reading Book review: Water in May by Ismee Amiel Williams

act now postcards from Abrams + Chronicle
Lifestyle, stationery

Make a difference

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop (Greek storyteller) I used to think it was naive to believe that one person can make a difference in the world but sometimes that's really all it takes. Sure, we might still be under a Conservative government and Trump is President but… Continue reading Make a difference

world letter writing day with Abrams + Chronicle
stationery

World Letter Writing Day 2017 with Abrams + Chronicle

I love especially nerdy days of the year. First there was National Stationery Week, then the first World Calligraphy Day and now it's World Letter Writing Day! Today, founder Richard Simpkin wants you put aside texting and emailing and write a good old-fashioned letter. And I've got Abrams + Chronicle* on board to help make… Continue reading World Letter Writing Day 2017 with Abrams + Chronicle

creative pep talk by andy j. miller
blogging, Books

12 things I’ve learned in 12 years of blogging

Last week I blogged about the 12th anniversary of my very first blog post. I'm by no means a professional blogger but I've picked up a few tips over the last decade that I thought I'd share. 1. Be inspired. I'm inspired as a writer, and to produce content, by magazines, podcasts, other blogs, TV… Continue reading 12 things I’ve learned in 12 years of blogging

stationery swap
stationery

New stationery <3

I've received so much epic stationery in the last couple of weeks that I just had to share some pics on the blog. Expect to see these beauties popping up on Instagram a lot too! Twitter is a wonderful thing. A few weeks ago I spotted Jocelyn's call for participants in her stationery swap and… Continue reading New stationery <3