Paperchase Lovin' & A Belated New Years Resolution

I have a bit of an obsession with stationery. Always have, and most probably always will. I think it's a bit of a girl thing but I have so much stationery in the flat, not to mention the amount I've hoarded over my 19 years at home, that I don't really know what to do with a lot of it. 

Does that stop me buying more? No. Obviously not. 

I went into Paperchase to get a Mother's Day card, and came out with an additional 4, a recipe book and a budget planner. And very nearly bought myself a huge photo album and adhesive corners. But I stopped myself at that point, not out of self control but purely because it would be too heavy to carry home.. 

I loveeeee Paperchase cards so much! They're all just so lovely, and there were a lot that had me giggling to myself too! However, I bought myself these ones not to give anyone in particular, but I think I'm going to stick them up in my room as little decorations!

I've come to establish that thinking positive is key, and I think that all of these little quotes dotted around my room will help! If you start the day thinking that today is going to be your day, then it's got a much better chance of it turning out okay! 

And well, this little guy caught my eye first and I just love the message behind this!

If you believe in yourself, and you believe that you can achieve and do the things you want, you will.

Okay, so the next thing I picked up while admiring almost everything that was in the shop was this budget planner. This appealed to the accountant in me but I don't actually tend to keep track of my own finances. I'll always make sure that I have enough to pay rent, bills, buy food and save a little bit too, but in terms of everything else, I feel that if I actually kept track of what I spent money on, it might help me save even more for the all important, but unknown future! I'll let you guys know if it makes a difference!

Soooo along with the rest of the nation The Great British Bake Off is one of my absolute favourite TV programmes, and I probably don't have to explain why. However, as I mentioned in my last post I can't cook, and I definitely wouldn't know where to start with baking! 

But, this is something that I've decided I'd love to learn to do! How cute would it be to just be able to make cakes, cookies or whatever else takes your fancy! I'd also love to own my own little coffee shop, in a really cute little village, where I'd get to know all the locals, and the shop could become a little haven where they could come and cosy up and have a coffee and a cupcake! ...But I can't bake.

This is where this comes in! I saw this and thought it was so cute and I just had to pick it up! So, I've decided that I'm going to add a 6th New Years Resolution to my list:

To learn to bake.

By the end of the year I'd love to have started filling this book up with different recipes that I've mastered and love.

I'm not entirely sure where I'm going to get the time from, but yeah, I'm gonna try and give it a good go!

(This one just made me smile.)



  1. I love Paperchase. Along with John Lewis I would say it was my 'happy place'
    I went in on Saturday and wanted ALL the cards!

  2. I love all these cards! I wish there was a paper chase in Preston, I'd be in there all the time! I think I might need that planner, my budgeting is basically non existent!

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

  3. I love Paperchase as well! Me and my sister have been known to spend over forty five minutes in there at a time... everything is just so pretty! I love stationery as well and I was actually tempted to buy the recipe book you have recently, funnily enough. I hope you have great fun baking! :)

  4. I genuinely have to force myself not to go into paperchase because I buy EVERYTHING! I walked past it yesterday and saw some super cute notebooks in there, and I thank god I was on my way to work because I would have 100% bought them. They're still on my mind and I don't even need them! Definitely love these cards though. The dinosaur one is so super cute, I love it xxx

    Laura | elelibee

  5. Paperchase is a killer especially if you're a lover of stationary - which of course I am. The little dinosaur card is so cute. I would have definitely picked him up. xx


  6. Love Paperchase cards. They're always so cute x

  7. i always love browsing paper chase, they have the cutest cards! x

  8. I love Paperchase cards. I just can't get enough of them. I always 'stock up' when I go to a store. I'm going to a Paperchase outlet next Tuesday so I can't wait to see what bargains I'll find!

    Ami xxx

  9. I looove Paperchase! I bought Mum's Mother's day card there last week and she loved it. Such a great idea to pick some up and frame them though! I think they'd work great as part of the gallery wall I'm planning in my imaginary dream house :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  10. Oooh, I've never seen a budget planner like that before! I'm trying to keep track of my spending a bit more so something like that would be perfect (and it gives me an excuse to visit Paperchase…). The cards you picked are so lovely, I'm forever buying lots of cards and postcards to stick up around my room, it's such a simple and easy way to decorate :)
    Nicole xx / Life in Ginger

  11. I'm a big fan of Paperchase. My brother use to be a designer for them and designed a whole range of Christmas cards.

    I think I'd buy a bunch of these cards just to frame and put on my wall. The quotes are cute!

  12. So in love with Paperchase, if they did wallpaper I would definitely buy it haha! Love the dinosaur card the most, motivational and cute - what could be better? They would look so cute in a frame in your room :)

    Love the new resolutions of budgeting and baking! I'd love to open a cafe one day too...bloggers cafe anyone? ;)

    Hazel xx

  13. OH don't get me started on my love for Paperchase. I'm in the midst of gathering lots of little cards with lovely quotes and framing them! They're so good value for money!