Lifestyle

Highlights of the week

New blog discoveries
The Peppermint Pencil
Jennypurr
a little opulent
One Sheepish Girl

Blogging
How to make your fortune writing about stuff you love – BBC News
Amy Writes: Why have we become so disillusioned with blogging? – Love AmyBecca
Giffysnap: Create animated GIF images for your blog – Wonder Forest
The best blogging advice from around the web – Jennypurr
On young industries (part 1): blogging – A Beautiful Mess

Feminism
How did Lego become a gender battleground? – BBC News

Film & TV
Bill Murray-isms: Life advice from the wisest man in movies – Hello Giggles
Marion Cotillard: five best moments – The Guardian

Cornwall
The Minack open-air theatre and its inspirational female builder, Rowena Cade – The Simple Things

Geekery
Dorkly Presents 20 More Times Joss Whedon Won Twitter – The Mary Sue
Death of the Family: The New 52 – more about cat

Crafting
Make your own fabric belts – A Beautiful Mess
Janome 3300 Review – a million dresses
Giant tiled photo art – A Beautiful Mess

Lifestyle
Best Summer Ever: Snapshots from Sifnos – Part I – A Diary of Lovely
Weight Watchers ‘feel good blogger challenge’ – Milk Bubble Tea
Let’s talk: Confidence – Wish Wish Wish
10 pieces of advice for living with acne – A Little Opulent
10 ways to make over your apartment without spending a cent – Hello Giggles

Books
Book Review: Fun with fabric by Jane Foster – Live It. Love It. Make It
Free print downloads with book order – A Beautiful Mess

Recipes
Mince stuffed peppers – more about cat
12 guilt-free desserts – A Beautiful Mess

My week in photos

my week in photos

1. Bit impressed by the coffee art at work
2. Lovely bunting in Falmouth
3. Best steak I’ve ever paid for from Trevaskis Farm. Bloody huge and cooked to perfection
4. Treated myself to some new quirky stationery

Want, need, wear, read

want need wear read

Want: As soon as I saw this print in Mollie Makes: Blogging I fell in love with it
Need: I’m fed up with getting my hair caught in my hairbands. These promise to solve all my problems
Wear: Pricey but oh so pretty
Read: Want to spruce up your iPhone photography? You need this download

Videos

Bread & Jam – this is us from Jamie douglas on Vimeo.

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