** Photograph by Olivia Rae James, via Tara Hurst.
Sitting down at the end of each month, and making a note of what makes each of the blogs linked in my sidebar special and unique is one of my favourite things to do. This month has been no exception. Each of the blogs linked below is a wonderful read in its own unique way, and I’m so excited for you to get to know them! So get ready to add some darling new blogs to your reading list, because these ones are gooduns…
Little Apple Tree
I never need a reason to read Angela’s blog. It’s sweet, and joyful, and focuses on all the beautiful things in life. I always love to read about her family adventures and see her gorgeous photos of her even more gorgeous son, but this month what’s blown me clean away are Angela’s cakes! She’s made blackcurrant cupcakes (with the most perfect piped icing you ever did see) AND a 3D cake in the shape of a cartoon character racoon that is so.darn.amazing! Angela, let it be said here and now that I’ll be asking questions if you don’t apply to be on the next series of the GBBO! ;)
Favourite post of the past month? The Rocket Racoon cake. (because Angela’s mad skills deserve recognition!)
Peanut Butter Cake
I’ve so enjoyed reading Becki’s blog this month. It centres around both the cooking and eating of delicious food (never a bad thing, if you ask me) and does so in a wonderfully unfussy way. Becki celebrated her birthday in style this month at Five Fields in Chelsea, and her post on the meal she ate? Well, it made me wish my own birthday wasn’t so many months away so I could justify a trip there sooner! Also, have you *seen* Becki’s recipe for pulled pork? Oh my!
Favourite post of the past month? Pulled Pork. (because that dark glaze and tender meat needs an audience)
Super Naturally Healthy
Kezia is a straight up good person to know, I think. Over the past month whenever she’s given a virtual thumbs up to any of the healthy dishes I’ve cooked and shared, it’s felt like a golden stamp of approval that I’m doing good things for my body! This month, Kezia’s been sharing delicious recipes (vegan + gluten free lentil dahl, yum!) written about her journey switching to all-natural shampoo, and begun a ’40 days of thankfulness’ project! That project especially I think is just wonderful. Who couldn’t use a little more thankfulness in their day to day life?
Favourite post of the past month? Delicious sunshine dahl. (because recipes with the word ‘sunshine’ in are my favourite!)
Life is Worth the Fight
I’m so glad to have the lovely Stacie back in my sidebar this month! Life is Worth the Fight is always such a fun and inspiring read- I love how honest and friendly’s Stacie’s writing style is. This month she’s shared posts about the sad loss of members of the transplant community, photos from the little birthday party she threw her oldest friend, treats from a mini shopping spree (which made me want to hit the shops!) and a beautiful post on International Women’s Day about the women she finds most inspiring.
Favourite post of the past month? International Women’s Day (because women celebrating women makes my heart glad)
She & Wild
I’ve absolutely fallen in love with Bex’ blog. She writes such a lovely, engaging mixture of posts, from collated home decor inspiration and inspiring quotes, to advice on being an intern and styled outfit posts. I love Bex’ eloquent writing style, and her sleek, minimalist taste in clothing and design always makes me want to sharpen up my own look! She & Wild is the sort of blog I can’t help but be drawn in by, I think because when reading it, you can just tell that it’s a labour of love. One that I absolutely recommend adding to your reading list.
Favourite post of the past month? Let’s Talk: Internships (because it’s well written, and smart, and Bex is pretty awesome if you ask me)
Sunny Sweet Pea
It’s always a pleasure having Jenny’s blog linked in my sidebar. It’s just gorgeous, and one that I make time to read as soon as each new post goes live. This past month, Jenny’s visited what is officially the loveliest village in Norfolk (where even the local bank is pink!), shared her thoughts on lifestyle blogging, and hosted another round of the Blogger Bookclub. Which, by the way, I think is just about the coolest thing ever! This is the sort of blog you’ll read top to bottom on first discovery, so you’d best go and make yourself a hot drink now and settle in for a good long read…
Favourite post of the past month? Burnham Market. The loveliest village in Norfolk. (because Jenny’s photos are gorgeous, and make me want to explore more of this beautiful country we live in)
Cocktails and Caroline
Caroline’s life is a fabulous one, or so says her beautiful blog anyway! It couldn’t be more different from my own, and I guess that’s exactly why I enjoy reading it so much! This past month, Caroline’s partied in Manchester, eaten a venison wellington that made me run to the kitchen in the hopes of finding a well cooked steak waiting there, and drunk Perrier Jouet in Kensington. Too much fabulousness for me to handle! If you like living vicariously through others and seeing photos of the most amazing looking food (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then you’re in for a treat with Caroline’s blog!
Favourite post of the past month? A sunny Sunday. (because sunny Sundays are a gift, and Caroline looks gorgeous as ever)
Dancing Through the Fire
It’s always a pleasure to read Danielle’s blog. It’s exactly the kind of charming, peep-into-a-life type of blog that I find so engaging and enjoyable to read. This month, she’s shared a review of her experience at a spa named The Potting Shed, tales from happy weekends, and (my favourite!) a run down of what looked like the most marvellous time ever at Street Feast! Those pizzas! That mashed potato! Trust me. Danielle’s blog is worth a read, and it’s about to make you reeeeaaaal hungry!
Favourite post of the past month? Street Feast part 3. (because you need to read about that mashed potato in more detail)
One Ten Zero Seven
It’s been so lovely to read along with Sophie’s lovely blog this month. She’s shared the sweetest tutorial (literally the sweetest!) for how to make a sprinkle-filled necklace, photographs of a beautiful twisted fringe hairstyle, and her thoughts on wanting success. It’s been such a pleasure to watch Sophie’s blog develop over the past few months, as the last time she was advertising with me she had just begun to work on her business full-time! I found her post on not apologising for wanting it all especially inspiring, and think it’s well worth a read.
Favourite post of the past month? Words, Quotes, Lyrics: #7 (because the idea of saying ‘want’ as opposed to ‘would like’ really struck a chord with me)
Bows Bangles & Bakes
I’ve so, so enjoyed having Jen’s blog linked here again this month! Reading Bows Bangles & Bakes is like catching up with a friend- Jen writes about her upcoming wedding (her post about wedding etiquette was so funny!) about makeup, clothes, and her recent goings on in the most charming, friendly way. It’s the sort of lifestyle blog that you can’t help but be drawn in by. I recommend reading right back through the archives, because isn’t that the best thing to do when discovering a lovely new blog?
Favourite post of the past month? My take on ‘wedding etiquette’.
Dear You Love Em
I am *loving* reading Em’s blog right now. Em’s photos of Sydney are just gorgeous (it’s official. I want to take a trip to Oz) and her photos of everything else are all pretty stunning too! This past month Em’s played tourist in her own city, shared some gorgeous outfit photos, taken a trip to the beach, and reviewed some lush makeup products too! I’ve been following along with Dear You Love Em right since it first began, and it’s developing so quickly into the most darling blog. It’s one I know you’re just going to love. (p.s. Em is the absolute sweetest. Seriously, go talk to her and you’ll see!)
Favourite post of the past month? Follow me: Sydney, Darling Harbour (because those photos of Sydney are to die for)
The Awkward Blog
Okay, so Angela’s kind of killing it with her blog lately. In fact, it’s shot right up to the top of my ‘favourite reads’ list! And if it hadn’t already become a favourite read, Angela’s recipe for a Yorkshire pudding sandwich would’ve done the trick. Yep, you just read that right. The woman’s a genius, I tell you! Alongside making The Sandwich Of My Dreams this month, Angela’s also attended cookery school, had an encounter with some paint and a whole load of other bloggers, and WENT TO SEE BEY. She’s the coolest, and you should go and start reading her blog right this second.
Favourite post of the past month? Yorkshire pudding sandwich (because even though it technically was published last month, I care too much about you guys to not make it easy for you to find this killer recipe, ‘kay?)
And a few more darling blogs to have a read of! ::
LouLou in Paris
Daydreams of Summertime
Kimi & Me
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