Hartfields Design stationery
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Friday Favourites #43

Another week over and I'm on the cusp of not only a week of annual leave, which just so happens to coincide with a bank holiday weekend and half term (Cornwall is about to get busy!), but the kiddo's third birthday too. I've got to admit, I'm super excited for him. He's going to love… Continue reading Friday Favourites #43

Lumberjanes #The Moon is Up - book review
Books, geekery

Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

Lumberjanes #1 Unicorn Power was one of my favourite books of last year (review here). It felt like the book I'd been waiting for my whole life. Sure, growing up I was all over The Famous Five, The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High but Lumberjanes is the ultimate series for young women when it… Continue reading Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong
Books

What I’ve been reading lately #7

This year I'm trying to step out of my reading comfort zone a bit more and read a wider range of genres. Over the last week or so I've read Korean thriller The Good Son* by You-jeong Jeong and graphic novel The Best We Could Do* by Thi Bui. The Best We Could Do has… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #7

Posters for Change book review
Books

A picture is worth a thousand words

If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words then it's no wonder that campaign posters have the power to incite change. Following the increased waves of activism around the time of the 2016 Presidential Election, Princeton Architectural Press put out a call for designers to contribute to a collection of tear-out posters. Nearly 300… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words

The Displaced book review
Books

10 reasons why you need to read The Displaced

Despite the troubling time in which we live, we're fortunate that publishers such as Abrams are providing a platform for minority voices. Last year saw the release of the likes of Why I March and 200 Women and this month sees the publication of The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, in time for the… Continue reading 10 reasons why you need to read The Displaced

Stamp Garden by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Books, stationery

Updating my bullet journal for spring

If you want to update your bullet journal for spring, look no further than Coralie Bickford-Smith's Stamp Garden. In case you hadn't noticed, I'm not gifted artistically - I'm all about the words. But I like things to look nice, so when Abrams + Chronicle offered me the chance to review Coralie Bickford-Smith's Stamp Garden,… Continue reading Updating my bullet journal for spring

Make Change! Art to inspire action
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Make Change

If there's one thing I've learned lately, it's that one person has the power to make change, be that positive or negative. It might sound cheesey to say out loud but it's true. Every significant change in history has started with one person and their belief that they have this power. Abrams + Chronicle have… Continue reading Make Change

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee and Petra Eriksson
Books, feminism

New feminist releases from Abrams + Chronicle

Abrams + Chronicle spoil us with top feminist titles. Over the last year, I've reviewed Why I March, Lumberjanes, The Grown-Ass Women's Club and A Glorious Freedom, plus a wide range of other books and stationery products. They're all for empowering women - and rightly so. Today they added two new books to the list,… Continue reading New feminist releases from Abrams + Chronicle

One Line a Day memory book
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Why I love my One Line a Day memory book

When I was pregnant with Jenson, I picked up a One Line a Day memory book. I intended to use it when he was born to record a memory a day, starting with noting down his firsts and then hilarious quotes as he grew older. I keep it by my bed and write in it… Continue reading Why I love my One Line a Day memory book

Watercolor Workshop stationery by Sasha Prood from Abrams + Chronicle
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Stunning watercolour stationery by Sasha Prood

I love that when Abrams + Chronicle release a new stationery range you get a beautiful journal, notebook and set of notecards. They cover all of your needs - and it's very much needed for Sasha Prood's stunning watercolours, as I just can't get enough of them. The journal, as always, is a proper stunner.… Continue reading Stunning watercolour stationery by Sasha Prood