Five Alive Friday


Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Checks and Spots. I feel like it’s time to change things up a bit. After almost six year of blogging, I want to create a new energy and fresh focus.

When I first started Checks and Spots I would spend half an hour every weekday morning bashing out a post and sharing with you something I had found – a product, a new brand or perhaps a beautiful piece of art.

In the last year or so, I’ve been sharing less of what others are doing and more of my own content. This is the stuff that creatively energises me and that I love producing for you. The only problem is, it takes me longer than half an hour to whip up…sometimes it takes days!

So, I’ve decided to reset Checks and Spots. Rather than posting every weekday, I’ll post three times a week – Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. I’ll be introducing some new regular features and different content that I hope you’ll really like. After five years, I’m also giving Five Alive Friday a little nip and tuck. Instead of appearing every week, I’ll post a bumper edition on the last Friday of every month.

I hope you enjoy the changes that you’ll start seeing around here. As always, I’d love to hear your feedback (whether it’s good or bad!), so please feel free to drop me an email and let me know what you think.

And now, without further ado, let’s get into the final weekly Five Alive Friday!


Five Alive Friday

  1. I love Tim Gunn’s Sunday ritual
  2. This is my kind of store.
  3. I can’t get enough of Teenage Bedrooms Onscreen.
  4. Here’s a little street style from SXSW.
  5. Things Organised Neatly speaks the OCD in all of us!

Have a happy weekend!



Image by Liza Nelson.
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