Laura Jayne… WRITES

You’ll mostly find me with my head in a design task, but sometimes I like to write about designing or what I’ve been up to and when that happens you’ll find those blogs here. 

Chunky Chocolate Cookies

Chunky Chocolate Cookies

Cookies have quickly became our favourite home baked treat.. for one reason - you can freeze the dough and bake fresh when you fancy a treat.  I was introduced to this recipe by Ashlie Sugar Rushed on Instagram, I've slightly tweaked her original which can be found...

Sunday Dinner at The Mill House, Birtley

Sunday Dinner at The Mill House, Birtley

I spent all of Saturday working on some new photos & video content for Christmas *eek* and well, I just knew before the day ended that I couldn't be bothered to cook a roast on Sunday. After seeing loads of good reviews on the trusty Instagram, I decided to book...

A change in direction for my career goals

A change in direction for my career goals

Following my heart not my head, I've found myself in a position that I thought would be years into my career. Going freelance was never the goal "before kids" it was the end goal.  The goal become freelance, when I felt I had sought out all of the opportunities I...

Finding some structure in self employment

Finding some structure in self employment

Structure, something I seemingly took for granted before, the structure your mind and body have when you have a weekday, at an office, job. I realised last week it’s one of my “needs” as a human. After months of furlough, trundling along, building my business with...

5 reasons you should hire a professional designer

5 reasons you should hire a professional designer

Your friend downloads an app and offers you some help with that tooth that's been giving you some bother... would you a) trust they're an expert because they have an app or b) go to a qualified dentist? In this blog I'm going to give you five reasons why you should...

The perfect Father’s Day gifts

The perfect Father’s Day gifts

I don't know about you but I always seem to struggle with gifts for men; the men in my life are pretty laid back - got everything they need kind of thing.  Dad's gifts always seem to revolve around music though and I remember when we were younger it was easier to ask...

Lockdown Laura

Lockdown Laura

I’ve lost count of the times I have tried to start this blog, nevertheless here I am again.  Only this time, I’m in lockdown, like many of you are too. I’m not a keyworker, and being furloughed I have ALOT of time on my hands.  This past week or two, I’ve managed to...

Top ten things you shouldn’t say to your designer

Top ten things you shouldn’t say to your designer

The passed few weeks, I've found people have lost some respect(?) or maybe just lack of understanding for my profession. I thought I'd wrap it up in an almost fun way... what not to say to your designer. Just before I start though, please realise I will always remain...

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