Thursday, 8 May 2014

Burgundy Blogroll: April

Another month has shot by in an instant. In truth, I feel like I barely had time to sit and read all of the wonderful blog posts which have been going up recently! With Easter and a number of busy weekends, I haven't had a chance to relax with a cup of tea and some chocolate and browse through my favourite posts. However, I have still tried to keep up with things and there have been some true gems which I think are really worth sharing and appreciating!

The beauty of blogging is that it's not just about writing, hauls and scheduling posts. For me, it's equally about reading other people's thoughts, getting inspired, starting a debate or finding peace or comfort in someone else's work. The blogging community is really welcoming and a great place for creativity.

So, here are just four of the posts which I loved last month. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

(As before, all posts are linked in the titles, so you can find them easily!)


















Cally at Clothes Circus is one of the very few bloggers who I actually know in person, and her post this month on Finding Inspiration was one which I really enjoyed reading. Cally has talked on her blog about how recently she had a period of time when life was hectic and turbulent, which lead to a lack of blogging activity. We've all  been there; and it's hard sometimes to remind yourself why you blogged in the first place. This post is a great way to go back to basics, think about the things which make you feel inspired and rediscover the passion behind your blog! A great little piece if you're feeling a bit lacklustre or are in need of some encouragement.



I am now, shockingly, at the age where some of my friends are starting to get engaged, and I;m even attending my first wedding as a friend of the bride this summer. It's begun; soon, I will (probably) be attending at least one or two weddings a year, watching people couple up and start planning the biggest day of their lives.Toni at Lemon Freckles recently got married and there have been some wonderful posts on her blog about her special day; but it was this particular post which stood out to me. Her downsized wedding sounds absolutely perfect and even started to make me think about how smaller, personalised weddings can actually be the best way to do things. I really recommend this post - even if you're not aiming to get married any time soon!



I've been reading a lot of posts recently based around the idea of self-acceptance. I think it's a really important subject and one which I am really interested in. I only re-discovered Lyzi's blog, Being Little, recently. I stumbled across it a couple of years ago, before I was an avid blog reader, so when I found it again I was very happy. Lyzi writes beautifully and this post stood out to me because her big voice and personality really shine through. She makes some very good points and I love her consideration of how self-acceptance can sometimes, unfortunately, be seen as arrogance. A great post to start on if you've not visited Being Little before. Plus, she lives in Bristol; and I love Bristol!



Another fantastic post from Darling about the act of blogging. I'm having a true love affair with this blog / online magazine and find many of the posts so inspirational. I keep this particular post up on my browser most of the time to remind me of one of the most important things about blogging: be yourself. It's hard, when bloggers are all raving about the same lip stain, or taking beautiful snaps of peonies and Laduree macarons, to stay true to yourself. This post really highlights how vital it is to step away from idealisms and just be you. I love this piece so much that I'm hoping to write on the subject soon; but in the meantime, I can't recommend reading this enough, especially if you're feeling a little lost.



Nicole from Upbeat Uplifts focuses her posts on staying positive and talking about issues including confidence, anxiety and feeling good. I love her little blog posts and this one really struck a chord with me. The subject is one which is slightly well worn but she starts a really great debate and makes it easy to read and get involved with. The main reason why I love this post so much is the really thought-provoking video included in the post about body image and the media. It's a subject which is really important so it's well worth taking a look. Just a warning though: this may be a trigger for EDs or other issues.  However, it is important to remember that comparing ourselves to images in the media is like wanting to have a pet unicorn, or sprout wings and fly; it's just not possible. 


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    1. Not at all! Love your post - and your blog! x

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  2. Blogroll's are my favourite type of posts! Sometimes it can be so hard to find a good blog to read!
    I agree with you about the beauty of blogging, it is about finding another blog and about finding inspiration in odd places whether it be from a blog posts itself or from a blogger's instagram and let's just praise the lord for pinterest :') xoxo

    Other Infinities

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    1. I love sharing my favourites as I just hope someone else enjoys them as much as I do! Inspiration is everywhere :) I hope you enjoyed some of the posts featured here! x

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  3. Thank you so so so much for including me in this blog roll!<3 can't wait to check out the others you mentioned too!

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    1. No problem! I hope you enjoyed reading them :) x

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  4. Off to have a read of these. Thanks Jo! xx

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

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    1. I hope you enjoyed them and found a few new favourites! x

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  5. Thank you so much lovely! Adore your monthly blogrolls, such a great way to find some new blogs to be inspired by. :) xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely posts! I hope you enjoyed these ones :) That means a lot xx

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