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Practising My Video Skills

I'm trying to practise my video skills at the moment... currently, the thought of skyping someone sends me into a cold sweat and vlogging and creating interesting videos has been something I've wanted to do for ages but haven't really had the confidence. So, when...

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Viking Arty Party in Manchester

I'm a little late in posting this but it's been a busy month. So last month, I was very kindly invited to go along to the Viking Arty Party, held at the gorgeous, King Street Townhouse. Anyone who knows me is aware of what an obsessive stationery lover I am so this...

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Adventures in Grief

"The way we honour the dead is by living well. If we spend our lives never allowing ourselves to be happy, we are wasting what they would have loved to hold onto." I haven't written many personal posts here for a while. It's mainly because my brain has been pretty...

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The Lazy Girls Guide to a Healthy 2017

The new year is upon us. It's that time to start making plans for how we can be our best selves over the next twelve months. One thing I definitely want to start focusing on is my health. Both mentally and physically. I'm not a fan of faddy diets or short-term fixes...

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Logo design – Barberama Fitness

Recently, I did a quick logo design for personal trainer, Eryn, of Barberama Fitness, Manchester. She wanted something that was fun, and showed her personality. It was a pretty easy job because she had a good idea of what it was she wanted and she was great to work...

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Letting Go Of Baggage

Most nights I lay in bed and think about things I could write on my blog. While I may not post as often as I'd like, it's definitely something that's always on my mind. Today, I wanted to share something personal. I've been thinking a lot, lately, about how we...

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Case Study: Amber O’Brien Photography

Recently, I worked with friend and local photographer, Amber O'Brien, in helping her out with her rebrand and her new website. She recently graduated from university and wanted to give herself a more professional online presence so that she could focus on promoting...

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Summer Fun – Meeting Tanya Burr

My daughter is a huge fan of Youtube bloggers. She's hooked. Most days, after school, she'll come home, turn on her laptop and catch up on the latest videos from the likes of Zoella, The Saccone Jolly's, The Eh Bee Family and Tanya Burr. So when she found out that...

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Thanks For Your Patience

I've been a little quiet lately so I thought I'd write an update. I miss writing. It used to be something that I could do when I was feeling off and it would help me gather my thoughts and gain perspective. These days though, if you have a blog, there's so much...

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Looks Like Film Meet & Shoot at Blea Tarn, Lake District

So the other day, I headed off to the Lake District to meet a bunch of photographers, who are part of the LOOKSLIKEFILM community for a bit of a meetup and a chance to take some photos with some like minded people. I've followed Looks like film for about eighteen...

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Life Lately: Attack of the Lurgy

I'm sure that if you follow me on social media, you'll know that this week I've been struck down by the flu. Yes, I know my constant "woe is me" status updates might have been annoying but if you can't crave sympathy when you're ill when can you? I've got a little...

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All That Glitters is Gold – Gold Foil Art by Steffany

I've recently been trying out some new art techniques because I want to launch a shop here on Oh So Steffany to sell stationary, art prints, and greetings cards... Now, I'm no Van Gogh but I love putting my graphic design skills to good use. So, the first items to be...

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Limitless at The Milton Club, Manchester

Last weekend I was invited along to the Milton Club in Manchester to try a new night they've put on called "limitless". I went a few months ago for their Cocktail Masterclass and jumped at the opportunity to go again. It was also a great chance to catch up with some...

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Life Lately – Happy Easter

Hello, How is everyone? I hope you're all having a lovely Easter weekend. It's technically still the weekend as it's a bank holiday here in the UK.  So I'm spending the day recharging my batteries and making some plans for the coming weeks. I've been feeling a little...

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Sunday Smiles #1

I keep thinking about adding a regular feature to my blog. Something to stick to and keep things updated more frequently. One thing I see quite a lot around the blogosphere are curated lists of things from the previous week that people have loved, found useful or just...

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Tips For Going Freelance Without Losing Your Mind.

A few months ago, I decided to officially go freelance. It made sense. I was doing the odd graphic design jobs for other people, I could work around my family and university and have so much more freedom when it came to who I wanted to work with. While I've only been...

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Dinner At Dive NQ, Manchester

Are you looking for something to do this weekend with your friends? Well, look no further! Last night, I was invited to try out a new bar in Manchester with three of my best blogging buddies, Sophie, Lisa & Lorna. If you know me, I'm never one to turn down food.  I'd...

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I’m Going To Be Making Some Changes… Perhaps

  I'm in a bit of a quandary at the moment. You know when you have all these amazing ideas you just end up overwhelming yourself with awesome... It happens a lot around here. Anyway, if you know me, you'll know that I love making websites. It's actually my favourite...

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Cocktails at The Milton Club, Manchester

Last Friday, Sophie and I were invited along to the Milton Club in Manchester to try out one of their cocktail making masterclasses. What better way to spend your Friday night? We arrived early and were greeted by the friendly staff at the Milton who took our coats...

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Winter Styled Shoot

Last week I got together with four of my closest photography friends to plan a styled shoot so that we could update our portfolios for 2016. It took a few weeks of organising, we had models to arrange, a make up artist to find... I even bought a wedding dress for the...

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Five Tips For Making 2016 Your Best Year EVER

I am determined to make 2016 the best year ever. It's going to be the year that my life completely changes and starts going the way that I want it to. It's the time of year that most people are looking towards the next 12 months with enthusiasm and excitement. So, I'm...

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Happy New Year!

YAY!!! 2016 is here! 2015 was a bit of a rollercoaster, wasn't it? I'm excited to start the new year and get to work on making those dreams come true I've been hoping for. I don't really bother with setting resolutions, I prefer to set intentions for things that I...

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Wise Words #1

Some days I don't have much to say. Today is one of those days. I feel some of the greats say it much better so here is an inspirational...

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