Who’s been in my sidebar this month? :: April advertisers!


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Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely one, and that not quite so rainy where you are as it sadly is here. April showers have arrived in Surrey, good and proper! If you too are stuck inside this weekend, you could always spend your time getting to know the darling blogs that’ve been linked in my sidebar this month? There are some truly wonderful ones, after all! Many have become new favourite reads of mine, and I’m sure you’re going to just love them too. So…read on! :)

Life Outside London
Can we just take a minute to talk about how fabulous Michelle’s blog is? It’s without a doubt one of my favourite reads of the moment. Her writing is SO funny, and as a fellow cocker spaniel owner, I feel she’s my kindred spirit ;) Life Outside London documents Michelle’s beautiful life in Devon with her lovely family, and I can’t recommend it as a read highly enough. And really, Pete and Betty (Michelle’s handsome pups) are reason enough alone to head over there for a read, if I’m honest! Just try and resist those darling faces, won’t you?!
Favourite post of the past month? The art of procrastination (because it rang so true with me I shared it on twitter the very second I’d finished reading it!)

Peanut Butter Cake
I’ve kind of been absurdly jealous of Becki whilst reading her blog this month. I mean, have you seen her holiday photos? Oh my. If you want to be hit with a serious case of wanderlust (and end up green with envy) then you should definitely head over there right now for a read! Also this month, Becki’s been sharing some delicious recipes (quinoa & prawn salad, yum!) and sharing her thoughts on fabulous restaurants! All round, quite the most delightful read!
Favourite post of the past month? Four Seasons Langkawi Paradise (because hello honeymoon destination, right?!)

Super Naturally Healthy
I’ve so enjoyed following along with Kezia’s site this month. It’s fast become my go-to site for finding healthy, nutritious recipes and advice on how to treat my body like a temple! I especially love Kezia’s creative recipes for delicious but healthy sweet treats, because I find sweet things are what I miss most when trying to keep to a healthy diet. How crazy delicious does that carrot and coconut cake look?
Favourite post of the past month? Carrot + coconut cake. (because it’s gluten + dairy free, and still looks so delicious!)

Life is Worth the Fight
Stacie’s blog has been as great a read as ever in April. She’s shared her thoughts on her two years spent on the transplant list, and photographs from a lovely family Easter, AND has been rereading Harry Potter! Always a good idea, if you ask me! Life is Worth the Fight is a blog I’ve followed along with for such a long time now (coming up for 2 years!) and so I feel as though I know Stacie personally. And let me tell you- she’s one inspiring lady!
Favourite post of the past month? Two years waiting…celebrated with lots of chocolate (because Stacie is amazing, and also she has excellent taste in sweet food!)

Setarra is the coolest. She lives in Washington (cool), she goes to ball games (*so* cool), and can use the word ‘girl’ as a term of endearment without feeling dorky like I do. I think she’s pretty much awesome! Quiantrelle is full of gorgeous photographs and stories from Setarra’s most recent happenings, and I just love to read it! It’s the sort of blog you’ll want to start reading right from the beginning, so make sure you’ve got a cup of tea at the ready, ‘kay?
Favourite post of the past month? Ball Game at The Nationals Park (because the photos make me want to hop on a plane to the US right this second!)

Cocktails and Caroline
I’ve had so much fun living vicariously through Caroline again this month! Seriously, her blog (and life!) are just so fabulous! In April Caroline’s been travelling to fun places (Disneyland!) eating in awesome restaurants (Scallop sliders in Cartizze!) and made the most *incredible* Cinderella cake you ever did see! Cocktails and Caroline is fast becoming my ‘where next to dine out’ guidebook, and I love it so!
Favourite post of the past month? Fasta- The Fresh and Fast Pasta Bar! (because it gave me pasta cravings like you would *not* believe.)

She & Wild
Bex’ blog is one I’ve really loved reading this month. Not just skimming through, or looking at the photographs, but actually reading her beautiful writing and appreciating how amazing blogs are in the way they allow us to connect with people we’ve never met before. I love her honest and candid Bex’ blog is especially. And her post on homemade maple syrup? Well, it just about had my licking the computer screen, let me tell you!
Favourite post of the past month? Maple syrup + more of home. (because is there anything in the world more awesome than tapping maple trees to make homemade maple syrup? No, there is not.)

Made Up of Little Things
Rachael was one of the very first bloggers I ever made friends with in this lovely little community, and so her beautiful blog is very dear to my heart. She’s not long had a baby (an unbelievably gorgeous one at that!) and shares stories of her life as a mother, home-builder, dog-walker-in-chief, and beauty-product-enthusiast on her lovely blog. One to read (and fall in love with) from the very first post!
Favourite post of the past month? A Day in Harrogate (because those photos of Forrest stole my heart. Rachael makes the cutest babies.)

Daydreams of Summertime
I’ve been so glad to have the chance to get to know Sarah and her lovely blog over the past month. It’s the nicest read- full of stories of Sarah’s recent goings on, beautiful photographs, and travel posts. I just love it! It’s the sort of blog I return to time and again- it’s honest, and beautiful, and draws you in from the very first post. One I’m certain you’ll really enjoy getting to know.
Favourite post of the past month? A road trip through the Scottish Highlands (because Sarah’s photographs and the scenery are both so beautiful)

All About The Girl
Caroline is a girl after my own heart. She’s a brogue lover. A Breton stripe obsessive. A Pinterestaholic. We’re basically the same person (except that she’s blonde and fabulous, of course.)! All About the Girl is fashion and beauty focused, with beautiful outfit ideas and a fabulous ‘Trend on trial’ that sees Caroline testing out high fashion beauty trends and making them work for her. It’s always such a lovely read, and Caroline herself is even lovelier!
Favourite post of the past month? Lemon and blueberry layer cake (because it looked SO delicious!)

This Particular
Ala’s blog is dreamy. Her photographs are gorgeous, writing is gorgeous, heck, even Ala herself is gorgeous! Can you tell I love it? ;) This Particular is just full of fun lifestyle posts- from posts about a traditional Polish Easter, to delicious sounding recipes and happy ‘life lately’ type updates. It’s exactly the sort of blog I end up reading on a daily basis! You are going to LOVE it! (Oh, and Ala is the sweetest. Just FYI!)
Favourite post of the past month? A Polish Easter (because that iced babka looks *too* good!)

Gin and Ginger
Gin and Ginger is a blog I’ve read for quite some time now! It’s a lifestyle blog, and a lovely one at that! Charlotte shares snippets of her life on her lovely blog, from stories of her recent adventures (she just took a tour round Coronation Street! My Grandma would’ve been so envious!) to where to get really great BBQ food in her home city, and writes some thought-provoking posts about equality and women’s rights. Such a great read!
Favourite post of the past month? We are the reckless, We are the wild youth (because there are some seriously great restaurant recommendations in that post that I think you should know about!)

More wonderful blogs to add to your reading list! ::
Lou Lou in Paris

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  • http://www.thisparticular.blogspot.co.uk Ala

    Rosie, you are just too lovely! Much love xxx

  • http://Www.allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com Caroline

    Ahh big thanks for your kind words, I WISH we were basically the same person…I dream of having a life like you’d, and Jason’s a hottie, haha!

    Much much love xx

  • http://daydreamsofsummertime.blogspot.co.uk/ Sarah

    Hi Rosie, thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you are having a lovely weekend! X

  • http://www.lifethroughathousandstories.blogspot.com Daphne @ Life Through A Thousand Stories

    Thanks for putting these blogs in the spotlight! It’s a great way to find some good reads. My bloglovin feed is getting longer and longer… ;-)

  • http://www.cocktailsandcaroline.com Caroline

    Thank you for the lovely comments :)


  • http://www.quaintrelleblog.com Setarra

    Holy mocha frappachino! Thank you so much for your wonderful words! My dear Rosie: If you ever do decide to hop on a plane to the US, I have a blow up bed with your name on it :)

  • http://stacie-lifeisworththefight.blogspot.co.uk Stacie

    <3 <3 <3 Thank-you Rosie, you're always so kind :) xoxo

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