Bring Back Paper


Getting Started with Brush Lettering

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Husband has decided to take up a new papery hobby, brush lettering. He’s always enjoyed typography, fonts, designing colour combinations, hand lettering and so on, so this does seem like a natural choice for him. For me, I admire it but I’m not a neat writer at the best of times so am not drawn to this one, though I have to say watching him practice and create does tempt me to have a go myself. Maybe when he’s out I’ll sneak a try! Anyway, if you fancy giving this a Read more >

Getting Started with Brush Lettering

How to Use a Bullet Journal to Improve Your Health

Ah, the wonders of my bullet journal. Yes, I am now using it to help me get healthier as well as more productive and organised – if you don’t know what I am going on about, do check out my Getting Started with a Bullet Journal guide. I’ve been adding some new collections and spreads to it this month to support me in improving my health and fitness, so I thought it might be useful to share them here. At the moment, I already track my daily water intake and keep a food diary within my bullet journal, I do Read more >


5 Papery Hobbies to Enjoy

As regular readers will know, I run my #BringBackPaper series here hoping to inspire and get more paper enjoyed, more letter writing taking place, more happy post being sent, more books shared around, more news on beautiful products, and simply more indulgence in pretty papery goods. Books and stationery are my go-to pick me up treats. I’m always going to enjoy starting a shiny new notebook, settling down to write a few letters, covering envelopes in washi tape, or my first papery love and firm favourite, curling up with a good book. These things make me happy. They also help Read more >


Papery Peep December 2016

Welcome to the final Papery Peep of 2016 and the final time that I’ll be opening this up as a linky. Yes, I’ve decided that my Papery Peep posts will continue to feature next year, but not necessarily at the end of every month, more now and again when I have something I’m eager to share, and so the linky part will need to go. Thanks for those of you that have joined in, and do please continue to share any papery posts with me – just tweet them to me or use the #bringbackpaper hash tag on Instagram and Read more >


Christmas Bullet Journal Spreads

It is already December, it is all getting exciting now! I absolutely love Advent and Christmas and always have even before having the kids, though they definitely make it more magical for me. I like everything about it, even the planning and organising aspects which have been made even easier for me this year as I have my bullet journal. My beloved bullet journal. Now if you’ve not heard me going on about how useful I find my bullet journal before, or more to the point, what a bullet journal actually is, then do pop over to Getting Started with Read more >


Papery Peep November 2016

It’s that time in the month that I like to share a little papery round up and I invite you to share any papery photos or posts with me, too – just pop them in the linky below so we can take a peep! This month I have read several books and two really stand out for me. I thoroughly enjoyed My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry and The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, I’d definitely recommend both of these. As I shared last week, I have been delighted to receive beautiful stationery from Say Nice Things Stationery… ….and I have Read more >


Introducing Say Nice Things Stationery

Today I’m happy to be introducing a new stationery brand to you, Say Nice Things Stationery. Their online store opened this month and I was delighted to be amongst the first people to receive a bundle of papery gorgeousness from them. When you pop over to Say Nice Things it’s clear from every word that they have a great love for stationery, as well as being passionate about ensuring their products are all made here in the UK. The founder Jill shares with us her early love of stationery, which I have now doubt will resound with most stationery fans… ‘Brochures, Read more >


Pocket Letters – The Easy Way

Today I am talking snail mail, as regular readers will know that I am a big fan of putting pen to paper. This is a little follow up to a post I wrote last year sharing how to make a pocket letter. It was fun to do, quite relaxing and it went down well with the recipient. But, it took a fair bit more time than I usually have to spend on a letter, so to be honest I haven’t sent one for some time. Until now. Ah yes, I am now all about pocket letters again! I have discovered Read more >


Superb Books for 7 Year Olds

Early last year I wrote Brilliant Books for 5 Year Olds Girls, where I shared some of my daughter’s favourite books and recommended reads. Well, my girl has now turned 7, so today I thought I’d take you through some superb books for 7 year olds. Firstly, I would point you in the direction of that first post, as many of those books, particularly the non-fiction reads, are still being very much enjoyed here. In addition to those, my little bookworm has now moved on to enjoying these series…. Fiction Harry Potter by JK Rowling. It kind of goes without Read more >


Spotlight Stationery Box Revealed

I have received a new stationery subscription box, from the lovely folks over at Spotlight Stationery, so today I’ll be sharing all about it with you. “Every month we curate a selection of contemporary stationery for our subscribers. We choose only premium brands and artisan products, including items you won’t commonly find on the high street. We make a donation to the National Star College for every sale that we make.” You can opt for Monthly or bi-monthly subscriptions as well as one-off purchases of past boxes, all for £25 a box. The box arrives in a handy letterbox sized Read more >


Papery Peep October 2016

Ah, another month, another Papery Peep! It’s been quite a papery month for me this month – though on reflection, it often is! I have been studying, of course, and have now submitted my first assignment of this year’s module and am enjoying reading about 15th and 16th century empire building. Aside from studying, I have read 6 books, a good mix of romance, chick lit, murder and horror, all of which I enjoyed. We were also fortunate to receive a spooky book package from the team at Puffin Books, which I unboxed and shared here. And then there was my Read more >


#30DaysOfPaper on Instagram

I am thinking that it’s about time that we had another Instagram papery challenge! This one will run from the 1st November, so I’m giving you a little bit of time to get ready and spread the word if you think others might like to have a go at this one, too. If you’ve not seen this before, it’s a simple photo a day challenge designed to get you thinking paper, and admiring snaps of other people’s stationery stashes and shelfies. It’s a lovely way to connect with like-minded folk over on Instagram and I adore scrolling through the hash tag Read more >


Book Recommendations for Autumn

As the colder months draw in, it’s got to be the perfect time to snuggle down with a good book and a cuppa. With that in mind, I thought that today I’d have a nosy through my book journal and share with you some of my favourite reads from the past year or so. They’re an eclectic bunch of books, so I’m hoping there’s something for everybody here, though I have to say, I didn’t design it to be quite such a mix of genres, it just fell that way as I looked back on the books that I’ve loved Read more >


Bullet Journal Inspiration

I’ve been using a bullet journal since June and I am completely hooked. This isn’t just a pretty item of stationery that I like to use sometimes, this is an essential part of my every day life now. Yes, it’s that serious. Now, if you’re wondering what I am waffling on about it, I’ll point you in the direction of Getting Started with a Bullet Journal so that you can get a feel for it all, before sharing with you today some rather beautiful places to visit and get your fill of bullet journal inspiration. Pinterest is a fabulous place to Read more >


Papery Peep September 2016

For this month’s Papery Peep, I’ve decided to share a little washi tape love with you. Now if washi tape is an unknown to you, you are in for a treat because it is so pretty! Here’s a peep at my collection…. Washi tape is very versatile, so if you’re looking for inspiration on how to use yours, I’d recommend checking out my Pinterest Washi Tape board – so many gorgeous ideas! Personally, I use mine for two things, my bullet journal and my snail mail. If you take a look at my Envelope Art for the Unartistic post, you’ll see how Read more >


35 Things to Track in your Bullet Journal

Regular readers will know that a couple of months ago I decided to give using a bullet journal a go. And it worked for me. And I am now hooked! I cannot tell you how much I rate this system, though my 8 Reasons You Should be Using a Bullet Journal should give you a clue. Bullet journals are hugely versatile as you basically decide yourself what to include in them, how to use them and how to get the most out of yours. They should make you more productive, and can include journaling, art, collections, lists, schedules, trackers and Read more >

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