Still feeling quite frustrated about my back, not being able to fully get back to normal. I seem to be able to potter a little around the house, but take me outdoors, and it’s a whole different ball game. The one thing that has been keeping me sane, is my ability to be able to sit down now which I couldn’t do for 3 weeks. So I can work and do my blog yay!

Photo via Rockett St George

I have been inspired by my son this week, because he has been doing his second university graphics degree project, and has been filling in a sketchbook like a crazy mad man. This got me thinking that I could just have a sketchbook to have on me and fill it up with my ideas and mood boards just for me to look back on. It was so visual and had lots of paper cuttings glued in, not just sketches, so I am going to trundle off to Paperchase asap, as soon as I can walk, or I may order online, and buy a few. I am noticing I am going through notebooks pretty quickly these days and I do love a good notebook don’t you?

Have I signed my life away? No simply joined to a year photography class, which is free and is called A Year with my Camera, and by doing this I hope to become a much better photographer.  It is a lady called Emma Davies, and she also has a workbook to go along with the course which you can buy from Amazon and is very reasonably priced.

Photo Via Pinterest

Visually I have been focusing on this year’s new trends. It’s exciting, and I can’t wait to share with you what is going to be in magazines, on Instagram, and featuring in homes, across the globe. Restaurants and Hotels often lead the way in trends and ideas to help influence us on how we can produce an amazing home. I have decided this year not to bombard my followers with everything, but share weekly a focus of one new trend I think you’re going to love. First being Hexagonal tiles! Oh yes, they are dramatic in an understated way and will leave a new way forward from metro tiles I believe.

I have come across some amazing new blogs, that have put a huge smile on my face and made me feel inspired to read more, and feel good about myself, as a fashion lover, and as a Mum. There were so many which I will keep telling you about, but this week has to go to Elle Yeah! a fabulous fashion blog, that is just my style. I loved it and can’t wait to read more. The other was which made me feel I will never ever again wonder what creative things I can do with my 6-year-old love it!

For Christmas, we bought my 6-year-old a book, It had the most exciting cover, and in Waterstones, it is easy to get drawn into the lovely books and new book smell. I am sure Waterstones deliberately have air conditioning wafting new book smell around the store, so you will spend a fortune! Anyway, it was called A Boy called Christmas by Matt Haig. I had never heard of him before, even though he comes from Sheffield! but this book is so good, I am desperate to read every chapter to my little boy, as I can’t wait to hear what happens next! I just found it on Amazon so cheap, so if you’re not wanting to read a Christmas story in January, you could buy it and put it away for next year.

Right off to buy some nice spanking new notebooks for my creative year ahead 🙂 x



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  1. ANNA

    January 10, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Good idea on keeping it just on weekly updates, i was considering to. Love the scrap book idea!

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      January 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks Anna x

  2. Rachel

    January 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I absolutely love buying new note books, I have, I think, finally managed to use up all the ones I own, so I do need a new one!

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      January 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      There are loads of gorgeous ones out there x

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  4. Fiona Maclean

    January 12, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I love the hexaganol tiles – they look VERY expensive.

    Paperchase is somewhere I have to avoid – if I go in, I always leave with half a shop in my bag!

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      January 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      I am doing a blog post on hexagonal tiles so I will look at all price ranges and let you know 🙂

  5. hannah

    January 12, 2017 at 11:24 am

    That book sounds really good. It would make a great gift or story for later on this year

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      January 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      It is honestly a wonderful book, for older children and even adults like me eek!

  6. Miracle Max

    January 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I love the sound of A Year with my Camera, I’ll be looking into this as I want to perfect my photography more this year. Jo x

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Its so good, as you get an email every week, and can work with the workbook, which is the only expense!

  7. Sam

    January 12, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I love notebooks, the ones from Paperchase are so pretty! Best of luck with your photography class 🙂

  8. Kacie

    January 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I’m hoping to improve my photography this year too; signing up to a class sounds like a great way to do this!

  9. Lisa

    January 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

    hahahahaaaa, that note book is my life!!

    great post..

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      January 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Thank you Lisa 🙂

  10. chichi

    January 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    i am so glad u r better now and blogging easily! notebooks are my fav like i always need 2-3 spare ones!

  11. Lubka Henry

    January 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Sketch books are essential for my work too – I always keep one by my side for scribbling all sorts of ideas.
    Good luck with the photography lessons to you 🙂

  12. Tamsin

    January 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    The ‘a year with my camera’ sounds great – I am actually going on a 1:1 photography course soon to improve my skills as there are some more technical functions on my Canon I’d like to learn.

  13. Louise

    January 14, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I would totally have hexagonal tiles on my bathroom wall! They look amazing 🙂

    Louise x

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      January 27, 2017 at 7:49 pm

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      Hi kate thanks for your comment. My inspiring things are usually a round up so a quick blog post where as at the end of the week I usually do a much longer post. Thanks for taking the time to read my post 🙂

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