Lifestyle

Highlights of the week

So many lovely things on the interweb this week, including DIY projects, recipes, book reviews, stationery, incredible homes plus blogging tips. Happy reading!

New blog discoveries
DESIGNLOVEFEST
Violet+Key

Lifestyle posts
New in: Cute stationery – Burkatron
Meat, music, mayhem: Grillstock 2014 – Lily Doughball

Homes I want!
Inside our home: Bedroom – Little Winter
Edwardian cottage chic decor – Heart Handmake UK

On blogging…
Stop press! – Gingerly Pale
How to be self-disciplined: A freelancer’s guide – Hello Giggles
Blogger event etiquette – Blogbranch
Ask an expert: What does it cost to start a blog? – Chapter Friday

Film & TV
Lost (Classic): Pilot – The AV Club
Is Katniss Everdeen actually a strong female character? – Huffington Post
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer – back to the graphic side of comics – The Guardian

Books
Tuesday Ten: Summer reading – colours and carousels
My favourite books by women writers – stasialikescakes
Summer reading: Book list – Gingerly Pale
In defense of reading YA at any age – Hello Giggles
Read Women Month tag – stasialikescakes

DIY projects
DIY pocket embroidery shirt – A Beautiful Mess

Recipes
Simple rosemary potato wedges – more about cat
Three perfect summer cocktails for the weekend – Chapter Friday

Other stories
15 things you didn’t realise are now 20 years old – Thought Catalog
Gandy’s Flip Flops: Footwear with soul – BBC News
Faux calligraphy – cupcakes and cashmere

Want, need, wear, read

want need wear read

Want: I spotted the awesome Disney Villains DVDs in HMV the other day and would have the whole range if it were up to me. Seems a bit daft to replace my DVDs just because of the cover though. The Little Mermaid‘s cover is my fave of the bunch
Need: We’ve taken to sitting on the decking with a disposable BBQ but the problem is it’s so low down! Perfect excuse to invest in a couple of colourful outdoor floor cushions from Dunelm Mill
Wear: Simple yet beautiful summer dress from Dorothy Perkins
Read: This book came was mentioned at the South West Blog Social and I reckon it’s worth a read

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