In my last post I vowed to fulfil my duty as a nominated “Inspiring Blogger” and nominate 15 other bloggers for the same award. I have said before that I am not much of a ‘net-surfer. I don’t sit for hours in front of the computer looking at blogs and Pinterest and all the other wonderful things on the internet. I don’t have time and I have issues with my neck and back so I’m more of a sit-down-and-do-what-I-have-to-and-get-out kind of person. I stare at a computer screen for most of my day at work so I don’t really want to do it when I get home, so I limit my time doing it at all after work. That’s not to say I haven’t discovered lots and lots of lovely blogs. I have. So here’s a few that I feel inspired by or cheered by or made jealous by. There’s a couple that just make me laugh. I’ve included video bloggers too – not sure if that’s allowed but I figure in this day and age, everybody is welcome.
The Feathered Nest Oh such pretty, pretty things! And you know I love anything with birds or speckled eggs…
Eat Drink Chic More pretty things and foody things and things I want to make. There’s some lovely wooden bunting on here I want to steal the idea from…
A Story Of I recently attended a mini-market with some friends and A Story Of had lots of lovely things on display. I was supposed to blog about it but my camera didn’t perform very well and the pictures were no good. And I’m lazy. So apologies to Candice whom I talked to on the night and promised to “spread the word” about her gorgeous goodies. I am a bad blogger *slaps wrist*. I can make up for it now. Go to the website and check out all the cool stuff Candice makes including hand-painted creatures (owls, deer, bunnies) on vintage china, embroidery and jewellery. I did get one photo that night that turned out ok. Look at these adorable mittens!
Someone else snapped these up before I could get my butt into gear and nab them for myself. Candice also promotes and supports Fair Trade organisations and other worthy causes so you should definitely stop by her blog and learn all about her and her work with women in places like Thailand and India, helping them to build lives for themselves. I’m not explaining it very well so you should just visit her website already! She’s doing good work 🙂
Something Special I have been buying perfumes from Something Special for years. They are just so yummy smelling and I always get compliments on what I am wearing. My favourite one is “Butt Naked” which is a dreadful name but smells deeeee-lightful. I wear it all the time. The products are not tested on animals which is a huge selling point for me – it is so hard to get cosmetics or perfumes that are cruelty free these days. But I don’t want to be stinky. So I buy these perfumes. They have literally a bazillion different scents and you can buy teeny little sample bottles to try them first. Two thumbs up.
Grav3yard Girl Bunny makes me laugh. A lot. Plus she goes thrift shopping all the time (my favourite thing to do when I’m not crafting) and she just has a unique outlook on life. She’s a bit crazy but heck, who isn’t? Check her out.
Kate’s Creative Space Lovely, lovely things and inspiring ideas!
Lia Griffith Printables and more
Tilda’s World If you don’t know about Tilda Finnanger, where have you been? Her fabrics and papers and STUFF are just gorgeous. My Mum is in love her with I think.
La Belle Brocante I think I may have mentioned this one before…so I’m cheating and adding it to this list because I can’t find where I linked to it before! Lovely stuff on here…
CreartfulDodger Every time I visit this blog I want to curl up inside it and stay forever. Just wonderfully inspiring collages and vintage-inspired artwork and mixed media pieces. Love, love, love!
There, how many is that? I think I failed the “Nominate Fifteen Bloggers” bit of the rules. Oh well. I hope you do have a look at some of these blogs, websites and vlogs and feel inspired. Or that they just make you smile or laugh or whatever. It’s all good.
Now it’s freezing cold and I need tea and I should get in my PJs (I’ve just come home from my evening walk and it’s nearly 7pm and I’m still dressed! What?!!). Hope you’ve all had a good day – mine was hectic and busy with lots of little jobs to get finished and horrible traffic to wade through. Time for dinner and some catchin’ up with the hubby. Have a great evening 🙂