Looking around the shops I have been thinking about Mother’s day and what to get my mum in law for the special day. My mum isn’t here anymore, and not one day goes by where I don’t think about her. She died when I was 17, and I always felt extraordinarily sad about losing her. The pain was just too much sometimes, but when I met my mum in law and I saw how wonderful she treated my children, how kind she is, well she made up a lot for not having my mum.

No one can replace your Mum, but especially when you have children, you realise just how important they are and my Mum in Law is just an absolute star. So loving, kind, thoughtful and easy to be around. It’s strange and some people might laugh but I do feel my mum around me all the time. I feel that she has never left my side and that gives me great comfort.

Back to Mother’s day presents and last year I took my mum in law to a wonderful evening, we drank tea cocktails and then made teacup terrariums. I will repost this blog post, as it was an amazing night booked with The Birdhouse Tea Company

Photo via The Northern Ballet

I was thinking what might be a nice idea to come up with when I suddenly thought about the theatre! My mum in law loves the theatre and so I quickly popped online in between my mad cleaning day and had a quick look around the website. There in front of me was The Northern Ballet with Cassanova, I just thought brilliant she will love it! Went straight to the afternoon showing and guess what only 2 tickets left for The Lyceum Sheffield, and they were pretty damn good seats, so I did what any decent daughter in law would do I bought them. So we are off on the 30th March to see what looks like lots of men wearing not much on top, but definitely wearing trousers, and I have to say rather giddy about it 🙂


Going off to the supermarket Aldi, I always like to buy their fruit when making smoothies as you can add so much fruit, and also they sell very good organic cold pressed coconut oil for a small price. I wandered around and saw some new cushions in stock, that were being sold as Bedroom cushions for the bargain price of £4.99. So I bought one for my back room sofa, as I knew I loved it and thought I am not even going to question buying this item. The wording made me think that any Adele or Lionel Ritchie fans would love this! Sorry poor joke I know but it made me giggle 🙂

I also went to Winchester in half term and found these vintage jars and I love them it says on the jar Cartwright and Butler of Yorkshire, which made me smile as I was 4.5 hrs away from Yorkshire I had to get them, and here they are proudly on my Kitchen shelf!

Later on this week I will be doing a post about venturing to Auction Houses and how you can pick up an absolute bargain, what to look out for, and how to get the bidding bug so come back this weekend for more 🙂 Have a great week 🙂

Photo Credits to Pinterest.

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  1. melanie

    March 15, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Love all these cute interiors, love the jars for storage always handy 🙂 x

  2. Sue

    March 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I love these posts! I’m forever looking for cute things to dot around my home and this is so hopeful

  3. Ladies Pass It On

    March 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

    The theatre is a brilliant gift idea! Fab, it’s given me inspiration. I keep promising myself I will get to Aldi for a rummage!

  4. Harriet from Toby & Roo

    March 15, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I’m so sorry about your mum, my dad isn’t here anymore and I hate father’s day!

  5. StressedMum

    March 15, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I am so glad you have such a wonderful Mother in law, mine is great too. It sounds like you have a great gift for you both to enjoy. I am loving your new cushion, I am a cushion lover, although any new ones I do buy my Daughter seems to move to her bedroom, as she has my love of them as well. Am looking forward to your post on auction houses x

  6. Shoshana Sue

    March 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I am sorry about your mum but I am glad you have a special mum in law. The theater sounds like a perfect gift, I hope you will both enjoy the show

  7. Stephanie Merry

    March 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Sorry to hear your mum isn’t here anymore but it’s lovely that you have a great relationship with your mother in law x

  8. Helen

    March 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear your mum isn’t here any more, this must be such a hard time of year for you! It’s lovely that you have such a good relationship with your mum-in-law though and the theatre sounds a great present for her.
    I’ve never been to an auction house before but have always fancied it so I’ll look out for your post about that.

  9. Ana De- Jesus

    March 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Aw :/ sorry to hear about your loss but so lovely that your mother in law is such an inspiration and you can still feel your mothers presence. She would be proud of you x

  10. Lisa prince

    March 15, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    i really cant wait to give my kitchen a makeover as im very inspired by the filling of jar look

  11. Joanna

    March 15, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mum its great u have a lovely relationship with your mother in law though.

  12. Rhian Westbury

    March 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Sorry to hear about your mum but I’m really glad you’re close to your mother in law. The ballet sounds like a great treat x

  13. Hayley Warren

    March 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

    My mom would love a trip to the theatre, that’s a great idea.

  14. Becca

    March 16, 2017 at 10:51 am

    The kitchen in your first pic is exactly how I want my new kitchen to look! Thanks for sharing!! x

  15. Yaya

    March 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, but am happy for you in having such a great mother in law. In terms of decor, I saw those same Aldi cushions and think they’d be perfect for the car!

  16. The London Mum

    March 17, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Some great purchases that I know I want to get too!!! Plus I love the sound of the theatre show!


    March 17, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Sorry to hear you lost your mum but glad your mother in law is nice. Sounds like it was meant to be with the ballet . What are the chances of two good seats being left. Have a wonderful time at the theatre.

  18. Meenal Ranka

    March 18, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Glad you have such a wonderful mum in law. The theater idea is fab and the interior items are cute.

  19. Kira

    March 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    It’s amazing what you can find in Aldi! I love those jars too!

  20. Leslie Hernandez

    March 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I love interior decorating its fun specially when I get to use girly things like me lol… but I also try to incorporate other things so hubby can feel comfortable too, I don’t want to make out home too girly lol…

    Great Post!!!
    Leslie xoxo

  21. Mr Luke Christian

    March 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I really like the jars! Minimalistic, yet very practical.

  22. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    March 22, 2017 at 1:31 am

    This is absolutely lovely! Im so sorry to hear that your Mom is not here anymore. There are still ways on how to honor her on Mother’s Day. Those items are super cute!

  23. Lubka Henry

    March 22, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Some very cute ideas. We have finally started decorating our kitceh n bedroom and I’m always open for cool new ideas.

    1. northerninteriorgirl

      March 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      sounds great dont forget to share with me your home pictures 🙂

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