Life lately – My (international!) interiors articles & DIY projects

It’s been a busy couple of months and I’ve been lucky enough to write a couple of interiors feature for issue 42 and issue 43 of Reclaim magazine. Plus, I’ve also written some blog post elsewhere around the internet so here are the links if you want to check them out..!

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Be kind and go caravaning at the beach: My news this summer

It’s been a really exciting couple of months at Cassiefairy HQ and I’ve been lucky enough to be featured in a few new publications woo! It’s been a while since I updated you with my latest news (in fact, I haven’t shared anything since May!) so I thought I’d gather together some of the projects I’ve been working on recently for you to check out today…

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My home office makeover – How to DIY a wall-to-wall desk

All good bank holiday weekends should be spent DIYing, right? The project I had earmarked for the May bank holiday has been long overdue and I can’t believe it’s finally happened! Here’s how I DIYed a wall-to-wall desk for my home office…

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5 Things you can do online today to improve your future career

With every type of information, product and service available on the internet, it’s never been easier to take control of your life and future. Online services can make your life admin easier and even help you change your career so here¬†are five important things you can do online to boost your future life and business…

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The history of Stag furniture + Badger Cottage interiors feature

If you love iconic mid-century design as much as I do, this month’s Reclaim magazine is for you! My Design Icon feature is all about Stag furniture and, in particular, John and Sylvia Reid’s designs. I also got the chance to visit the beautiful Badger Cottage to write an interiors feature so it’s well worth a read…

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Settle into the season with The Suffolk Resident

What do autumn interiors mean to you? It’s all about the texture people! I’ve shared my tips along with some amazing bloggers including Stacey from endoftherow.co.uk, Emily from asliceofsuffolk.com, Hannah from logburnersandlaughs.co.uk¬†and instagrammers Emma @fromacountrycottage and Sarah @slowlivinginsuffolk. Their tips and photos are really inspirational and it make me feel so cosy just reading the article!¬†

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My Picquot Ware article is in Reclaim magazine!

They always say ‘write what you know’ don’t they? So, I couldn’t ignore my instinct to talk about this British brand with as many people as possible. I sat at my laptop and blurted out all the knowledge I’d gained over the years and then carefully spent many hours refining my excited ramblings. The piece has been published in Issue 30 and it’s on sale now! I just hope Reclaim’s readers enjoy the piece as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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5 Reasons why I’ve decided to study online (and why you should too!)

I’ve always been a fan of lifelong learning. If I’m not taking a college course or reading a textbook, I’m watching instructional videos or doing research online. I love to learn new skills, expand my general knowledge and add things to my CV. This year I’ve decided to put my writing skills to the test […]

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My cat is more famous than me..!

My two little bundles of fluff, Cookie and Muffin, have got themselves quite a profile these days. Not only are they the real stars of my blog (let’s be honest) but they’re actually getting more features than I am these days – here are some of the publications that have made them famous…

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My features this month – Reloved, Safestore & HandyMano Blog

It’s been a busy month here at Cassiefairy HQ so I wanted to share my latest articles with you. Plus I’m sharing the details of a fab competition to celebrate World Stationary Day with the Old English Company so read on to find out how to enter…

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My interview in The Suffolk Resident magazine!

I’m so excited to share my latest feature with you today – I’ve been interviewed for The Suffolk Resident magazine’s ‘Final Word’ column and I’m really chuffed! Here’s the feature in full…

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My home office makeover – Alcove bookshelf

If you’ve got alcoves in your home, even the smallest space can be turned into a handy storage area. Here’s how I added shelves to a corner of my home office to create a cute bookshelf…

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My home office makeover – Desktop essentials

When you’re running a business from home, what’s the most important room to get right? Why, the office of course! Here are some of the desk essentials that I just can’t get by without…

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How to decorate cocktail glasses for a party

Great news – my project on prettifying glassware for New Year’s Eve was published in Reloved magazine this month! Check out Issue 50 for the step-by-step guide to creating these decorated cocktail glasses.

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A couple more festive features…

I know it was only a week ago that I shared some of my festive features from around the web, but I’ve already had the great news that a couple more of my articles have been published too! I thought you might be interested to read them so here’s where I’ve popped up over the […]

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Vote for my blog & you could win £100 gift voucher!

Fantastic news! I’ve been shortlisted in the DotComGiftShop Blog Awards 2017! Please could you spare a minute to vote for me in the “Best Interior Design Blog” category?? The voting page is here and when you submit your vote, you’ll automatically be entered to win a ¬£100 voucher to spend on anything you like at […]

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My latest interior design features PLUS I’m in an eBook!

I’m super excited to let you know that I’ve contributed to an ebook and, after a few months in the making, it has finally launched! This completely FREE ebook is called¬†Niix Tricks for Busy Women and it‚Äôs a comprehensive guide of fun, clever hacks to help busy women fit more time into their daily routine.

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Why I don’t have adverts on my blog

I’ve published a few posts about my blog recently because I thought it was about time I shared the reasons behind the things I do here at Cassiefairy HQ. Today I’m talking that most controversial subject of all: adverts. Sure we all start blogging because, well, we just want to. But after a while, the […]

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Why my blog isn’t perfect

After blogging for 10+ years, I’ve made some very definite decisions on how I want to run my ‘little corner of the world wide web’. When I look back over the years, I sometimes cringe at the posts I wrote, the photos I took and the design of my site, but it was all a […]

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Wooo I’ve been long-listed in the Interior Blog Awards!

Earlier this month I got the fantastic news that someone (I’ve no idea who – let me know if it was you so that I can thank you!) nominated my thrifty little blog for an Amara Interior Blog Award. Just knowing that someone out there was kind enough to put my name down for an […]

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Why I blog (and why you should too!)

Whether you’ve been reading my blog for a while or are you’re totally new to my website, you may be interested to know why I write a blog post almost every day. I’ve been blogging for over 10 years now, and am still loving every minute. It’s my diary, my social life, my photo album, […]

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A little bit of press coverage for Cassiefairy.com

Hurrah it’s been a busy month here at Cassiefairy HQ because my thrifty little blog has popped up in a few unexpected places. I thought I’d gather together some snapshots of my recent press coverage in case you missed it – as you can probably tell, I’m REALLY chuffed!So in June, I was Home Style […]

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My Lloyd Loom chair makeover is in Reloved magazine!

More fabulous news¬†from Cassiefairy HQ, my latest makeover project has just been featured in Reloved magazine. I hoped that the project would be used when I sent over the photographs of my Lloyd Loom chairs and was absolutely delighted when I spotted a little pic of them on the front page of the magazine! I […]

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My home office makeover + sit/stand desk solution

I’m getting a home office! And May will be the month that it happens. Finally, a space I can work in all year round with having to move myself and my laptop in and out of the house. Of course, I love working in my little vintage caravan for most of the year, but when […]

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Lint roller printing – and my April showers scarf is in Reloved Magazine!

So excited to share with you my latest project for Reloved because my¬†DIY infinity scarf was chosen to be photographed on a model for the magazine! Pick up a copy of the magazine this week to see my step-by-step guide to¬†fabric printing using a lint roller.It’s a doubly-thrifty project because I’m¬†upcycling an old tablecloth and […]

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My decoupage Easter egg project was featured in Reloved magazine!

Am I ready for Easter? You bet! I’ve been DIYing Easter projects for a couple of months now and the great news is that two of my projects¬†have been published in my favourite magazine Reloved.The¬†first project was turning¬†some very old books (you know the kind, where loose pages flutter out as soon as you open […]

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Book review: The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom + Win a copy!

I’ve been reading about gardening this month, and it’s all down to the newly released book¬†The Thoughtful Gardener.¬†If you too have an empty garden (or an overgrown one, for that matter) this book is the perfect¬†starting point to get you into the garden this¬†spring. It’s packed full of inspirational ideas and plenty of photos of […]

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The ergonomics of working from home

If you’re a full-time freelancer like me, or someone who works just one day a¬†week out of their home¬†office, this is the blog post for you. That’s because I’m¬†sharing some research I’ve done about the ergonomics of¬†setting up a home workspace and I’m sure that it’ll help you enjoy working from home even more than […]

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AMAZING news – my blog won the award for Best Homes & Interiors Blog 2017

I’m SO excited to tell you the wonderful news that my thrifty little lifestyle blog has just been announced as the winner of the Best Homes and Interiors Blogger Award 2017!! I still can’t really believe it and I’m grinning like the cheshire cat right now!The news has just been shared by the award sponsor […]

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I’m a finalist for the Best Homes & Interiors Blogger Award

It’s been a really exciting weekend here at Cassiefairy HQ because I’ve been shortlisted for an award! I’ve been chosen¬†along with 19 other fabulous interiors blogs (many¬†of which I read myself!) to be put forward for the Tile Trader Best Homes and Interiors Blogger Award and I’d love it if you could vote for me […]

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My upcycled picture frame breakfast tray project is in Reloved Magazine!

I’m delighted to share with you some pics of my latest project in Reloved magazine. This month I made a breakfast-in-bed tray as a romantic treat for¬†Valentine’s Day. What do you think??I upcycled an old picture frame and turned it into a breakfast tray by removing the glass, and decoupaging old book pages (a falling-apart […]

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My “Take 10” interview in Reloved magazine

Hi all, how has your week been? ¬†Today I thought I’d quickly shared my ‘Take 10’ interview about upcycling and thriftiness from Reloved magazine in case you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy of Issue 38 last month. My project on restoring leather was also in the January issue, with the aim […]

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I’ve been featured in Papercrafter magazine!

Today I’ve got some really¬†exciting news to share – I’ve been featured in Papercrafter magazine! A whole two-page spread has been dedicated to my tips, ideas and projects and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve taken some photos of the feature so that you can see what it looks like and maybe have a read of […]

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Students – Tips for improving your essay writing

We’re only one month into the new year and I bet that you college¬†students out there will already have a stack of assignments to catch up on. I remember that my university tutors all used to set their essays, reports and presentations within the first couple of weeks of term, so by now I would […]

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How to restore leather furniture + I’m in issue 38 of Reloved magazine!

I have some wonderful news to kick start the new year – I’m in Reloved magazine this month! My “How to restore a leather chair” project has been given a full four-page spread in the magazine AND¬†it even made the front cover; look carefully and you can see it in the thumbnail images at the […]

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Wahey! My recycled fabric wreath project is featured in Oxfam newspaper!

I had a lovely surprise this week when I¬†flicked through the winter issue of Oxfam newspaper: my festive wreath¬†project has been featured in the publication! Of course, Oxfam had been in touch earlier this year to ask permission to use my content and, seeing as I’d created it for the Oxfam Fashion blog in the […]

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My Little Vintage Caravan – My storage article in Caravan Magazine

Wooo my little vintage caravan has made it into the June issue of Caravan Magazine. My little blue Sprite is¬†becoming quite the celebrity in the¬†touring world! I’m excited to share the article with you today and show off¬†my little¬†renovation project¬†again.So here it is: a¬†double-page spread! In the article I discuss the progress of my caravan […]

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Book Review: Dream Decor by Will Taylor

It’s finally arrived! After months of waiting for the latest interior design book by Will Taylor to hit the shelves (and putting my name down for a copy really early) I was already too excited when the delivery finally dropped onto the doormat. Unwrapping the parcel felt like Christmas and, having avoided reading any other reviews or peeking at the pages, I had no […]

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I’ve been shortlisted for ‘Most Innovative’ blog in the UK Blog Awards!

I still can’t believe it. I have actually been shortlisted in the UK Blog Awards. And for the ‘Most Innovative’ blog category. There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now. Thrilled, delighted, amazed and shocked just doesn’t do it justice. Thank you, thank¬† you, THANK YOU for voting for me. You did […]

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An exciting start to 2016 – I’ve been nominated for a UK Blog Award!

I had some fantastic news over the Christmas break. My blog, my simple little thrifty lifestyle blog, had been nominated for the UK Blog Awards 2016. I don’t know who put my blog forward for an award or even whether more than just one person popped my name into the ‘hat’ but to whoever did […]

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Be inspired & make it happen – my update.

I don’t know if you remember, but back in June I wrote about a piece of research I’d read about the career and life goals of women. It seemed to be talking directly to me as it looked into the dreams of the participants and gave an insight into the timescale that women today aim […]

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Building your own personal brand – what does the world need to know?

Good news on a rather¬†cloudy Thursday – we have finally arrived at the third segment¬†on the subject of personal¬†branding and¬†I’m sharing the last set of questions in order to determine your personal brand purpose. I am so surprised by the great reaction I’ve had from bloggers, job-hunters, brands, tweeters and friends on the articles I’ve […]

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How to build your own personal brand

As a girl who has been a student for most of her adult life, you’ll remember how I struggled with not starting a course in September this year and how I wrote about the quick U-turn I made when I discovered that I could study a free module from the University of East Anglia. It […]

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