This post is a little bit photo heavy so I won't write much. I've been meaning to post these for a while, they are from a camping trip me and a couple of friends took back in May. I don't want to toot my own horn but I'm quite pleased with how my skills with a DSLR are coming. The fact we were somewhere absolutely beautiful helps a lot though.
- Jen at A Little Bird Told Me spoke about a comment she received about being too old to wear disco pants and questioned if you can become too old to blog.
- RebelRousHer moved to her blog to wordpress with a lovely new layout and an amazing first outfit, I love that dress.
- SillyGrrl posted about what a general day is like when you work as a web designer from home.
- After seeing the amazing design at Steotch I was so excited to find a website that converts images to cross stitch patterns. I used to love doing cross stitch when I was younger and would love to start doing it again. (via Regretsy)
- Rachele at The Nearsighted Owl posted about the word fat and her attempts to embrace it and use it without negative connotations.
- I love the idea of using a natural deodorant but so many store bought ones are disappointing. I'd love to try this recipe, plus it sounds like it would smell lovely.
- Breanne at Flattery posted about her style evolution and got me thinking about doing one of my own (I suspect it would be far more embarrassing that hers was though).
Awww, you guys are the best. Thanks for all the sympathy. Still feeling a bit under the weather but it seems to be subsiding. Luckily I had most of this post all sorted out earlier this week, so all that remains for me to say is my usual disclaimer. If you don't want your photo included, or would rather I used a different one please let me know and I will take it down. I hope you find something you like in this mix and have a great weekend everyone.
I have a little bit of a love/hate relationship with Dundee, I honestly don't think I would ever go there if it wasn't for the fact a few of my dearest friends call it home. I got to see a whole different side to it this time though, I had never bothered to explore the city before and despite the grey weather (you wouldn't believe it is summer would you?) I found some bits and pieces that I thought were really beautiful. Here's just a couple of my photos from over the weekend.
- SillyGrrl posted her own guide to saving money. I'm generally not a big spender anyway (although everyone has their off days) but there is some great advice in there if you are saving up for something special.
- Melissa from Bubby and Bean posted about the loss of her dog, it's a really poignant post and a great reminder if you have pets, how incredibly important to them you are, and to be the person your pet thinks you are.
- I don't know how I missed this, particularly as I am a huge Harry Potter geek, but JK Rowling did an 800 word piece of fiction about James and Sirius which you can download free on GoodReads. I wouldn't exactly describe it as a prequel but it is an interesting read.
- I tried making cupcakes without butter this week and thought I might share the recipe with you. They were actually pretty great, not quite the same texture as cupcakes but some of the sugar caramelised on the top which was delicious. I would definitely do this again, even if I did have butter.
- I couldn't help but be dismayed when I read about Lennox, he's a dog who has never attacked anyone, never shown any signs of aggression, and lived as a family pet before being taken away because he looks like a dangerous dog, and is now set to be put down. I urge you to read more about his story or sign the petition here.
- Maria from Frills 'n' Spills blogged about her diabetes, sharing her experience of it and how she feels it has made her and stronger and more determined person.
- Little Chief Honeybee's latest Honest To Blog touched on taking time to stop and smell the roses, something I am actively trying to do. I've been feeling a little stifled recently and I think I really needed the reminder that some things come in time, and there is no point in rushing my life forward without a specific goal in mind.