Organise { + some free stuff}

Starting the day with delicious coffee and french strawberry jam on toast, today has been spent ticking off items from my ever growing to do list; from finally sending off long overdue thank you notes to planning my timetable for the new school year, many errands have been completed but there are so many things that are tedious and time consuming. Things I have yet to complete include sorting out photos from 2013 that are patiently waiting for my attention, and finish off decorating my studio. But in the mean time, allow me to share with you a few goodies that might help you (and maybe me even more) keep things organised and the clutter at bay:

one | a lovely printable calendar by fashion blogger / graphic designer and typographer, Jasmine Dowling:

two | a to-do list, because you can never make enough lists for things that just need to get done

three | and lastly, for my fellow bloggers, a fantastic planner for your blog content from The Native New Yawker

What helps you get organised? Do you write things down with pen and paper, or are you one to use your phone more?

Hope you are having a delightful day and are all set for the weeks to come.


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Other posts you may have missed:
+ four favourites: calendars
home screen round up
+ pantone colour of the year
yuniko studio


Free Printables: Gift Tags

It’s that time of year, when we are in a whirlwind of excitement as the holidays get closer and closer with each passing day. From sparkling fairy lights to Christmas carols echoing in the streets, festivity is all around. But allow me to offer you a small round up of fantastic printables. First up are an offering of festive gift tags to add a bit of colour to your presents:

02.EatDrinkChic.HolidayTagsone | Eat Drink Chic

two | How About Orange (free printable tags created for Avery gift tags)

three | My Girl Thursday

four | Design*Sponge

five | design editor
(a lovely set from last year)

Hope these tags help to offer some inspiration and help you out in your gift giving.

Happy Monday!


Home Screen Round Up



With the change that has been brought about as a result of iOs 7, there has been much debate to its good and bad points. Some love, some hate, and some feel rather indifferent all together. Regardless of the numerous points that can be stated, the change is here to stay. And what better time to change up your homescreen than with a few of these beauties. Well, you don’t have to if you really really love your original wallpaper, but they’re still there for the taking if you so desire. To get the wallpapers, click on the images, which will take you to the main site where you will find your small dose of design.




Hope you’re having a wonderful day!


{please note that all artwork are owned by the respective sites and are for personal use only. I’m just here to share the love}

Recent design and stationery posts:
+ sew
+ geometry
+ create your own wall gallery
+ in the office: pencils

Coffee Break


…and to think that it is Wednesday already and half the week has gone by. Perhaps that’s a good thing; it means that we are closer to the weekend and days filled with sleeping in our cocoons whilst the storm clouds loom dark overhead and the dew daintily sits upon the rugged grass.

You’ve made it through half the week already. Go treat yourself and take a little coffee break. You can download the quaint wallpaper above at right here.

-The Fine Duchess

Image (and link) by A Pair of Pears via How About Orange