Salut mes chers!
Are you all having a wonderful weekend? I hope so! Today Steven and I are tackling the spare room which has been drowned in boxes since we moved, we're making headway. We took a little break to drink tea and eat shortbread biscuits and I decided to compile a little list of lovely links (me, a fan of alliteration you suggest?). I love making these lists and I have decided, in my attempt to be a more disciplined poster, that Saturdays would be the perfect day for such lists. At the end of the week, looking back on the awesome discovered in the week before and ready to go racing into the next one, prepared to root out the truffles of beauty and inspiration. I'm making myself hungry so please pull up this lovely clam chair, recline on the shiny shell pillow and devour some cookies with me.
See? I wasn't kidding about the clam chair! What makes this even better is that I managed to track down where it's from (which is here) and it only costs £13.50! I think I might need to make this the centerpiece of my dressing room as a treat for managing to make it habitable again, what say you? I know it's for little girls, but we can keep secrets here right?
Other places of loveliness and thought provokingity (it's a word!) from this week include:
♥ My friend Alice is so incredibly talented, her paintings always blow me away! Take a look at her Chanel Girl. I've been very lucky to have my portrait painted by her a number of times over the years and she just keeps getting better and better.
♥ Are We Making Ourselves Targets For Predators? This App Can Track Your Every Move... is an article Gala Darling wrote this week that touches on the very important issue of privacy on the internet and how important it is to keep yourself safe.
♥ The Scribble Diary has been a favourite haunt of mine, in it's many incarnations, for a few years now. Lisa Currie makes super fun Scribble Prompts for you to print out and colour in, they're so great!
♥ I'm sure many of you have heard the phrase 'energy flows where thoughts go', the idea that the more we focus on something the more it happens! It might seem like this only applies to things we don't want, but actually you can put it into practice to bring positivity and greatness into your life. The Top 11 Tips for Manifesting gives some great pointers on how to do just that.
♥ This little piece of knitted art by Rachel at Cornflower Blue is so adorable, I love it!
♥ I've very recently signed up at Hello Cotton and so far I have to say, it's fantastic. It's a site for lady bloggers of many different catagories to come together, share their posts and create a community together. I love the positive, friendly atmosphere and the simplicity of navigating the site. My page is here if you'd like to join me there or drop me a line :)
♥ My absolute favourite post this week has to be A Few Thoughts on Midwifery by super sweet Sydney. My heart was fit to burst after reading her words on why she cares so much about becoming a Midwife because they resonated so much with my own feelings. One of my biggest goals for my career is to specialise in Obstetrics & Gynaecology which encompasses fertility issues/infertility, pregnancy, labor and many other things. I want to help women to feel confident and empowered, I want to offer support and safety in a time that can be so trying, difficult and frightening. Reading Sydney's piece just warmed my heart, knowing there are others out there who are so passionate about their cause is amazing.
♥ Why I Pursue Handmade is a great article about the passion, love and intensity that goes into handmade items and points out exactly why the handmade community is so worthy of support. I love that Erika doesn't villify those who buy more mass produced items, instead she just shares her views on why supporting handmade is a good thing. I couldn't agree more!
Have a wonderful weekend my sweets!